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The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

The Oracle

The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

The Oracle

Madeline Hussey

Madeline Hussey, co-sports editor

My name is Madeline Hussey and I am a co-sports editor on The Oracle. This is my fourth year on The Oracle and my second on the editorial board. I am also on the Administrative Committee for Key Club and the Creative Writing Club.

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Trusting the process

Trusting the process

Madeline Hussey, co-sports editor
May 19, 2023

Listen, I get it. College can be a terrifying process. First, you have to decide what you want to do and what you’re even looking for in a school. What do you want to major in, spend the rest of your...

Hitzeman climbs to new heights

Hitzeman climbs to new heights

Madeline Hussey, co-sports editor
November 22, 2022

Senior Joey Hitzeman willingly takes on challenges. Confined to a wheelchair because of his cerebral palsy, Hitzeman took on, and accomplished, a major goal - reaching the top of South P.E’s climbing...

Fall sports preview

Fall sports preview

Madeline Hussey, co-sports editor
September 30, 2022

Tennis Sophomore Sarina Harjani started her varsity tennis season strong, maintaining a winning streak for her first few doubles matches.  “In our [first two] dual matches, we won both [of] them,”...

Former journalism advisor Ted G. Heiser passes at 73

Madeline Hussey, asst. features editor
May 20, 2022

Ted G. Heiser, former Oracle and Etruscan advisor, passed away at 73 earlier this month. Heiser retired from South in 2005 after 29 years of dedicated work for the English Department. While at South,...

Titans making waves

Madeline Hussey, asst. features editor
March 18, 2022

Arriving at practice every morning by 5:15 a.m. is no easy feat, but watching the sun rise over the Bahá’í Temple in Wilmette, coupled with the sense of accomplishment from completing a tough workout...

Photo by Leah Desserich

Variety show returns to center stage: “You Learn”

Sloane Shabelman and Madeline Hussey
February 11, 2022

The lights dim, and an audible hush falls over the crowd. Eager faces lean forward in anticipation, all eyes on the curtained stage ahead. Slowly, the curtain parts, followed by a swell of applause. A...

Thanksgiving Reflections

Madeline Hussey, asst. features editor
November 12, 2021

A stuffed turkey fresh out of the oven. Steaming green beans garnished in garlic. Creamy mashed potatoes overflowing with gravy. Golden bread rolls rest besides heaping platters of stuffing. For most people,...

Illustration by Hyun Park

Rediscovering the gold in old fashion trends

Madeline Hussey, Assistant features editor
October 1, 2021

A glance inside the windows of a thrift store, a quick browse through the Macy’ssales rack, or a walk through the racks’ of reds, oranges, browns, and yellows, all prove that autumn is here. And with...

Grieving students cope with the loss of loved ones

Dani Carr and Madeline Hussey
May 21, 2021

Content warning: this story contains discussions of death. That feeling when you know you will never talk to someone again is one of the worst feelings in the world. Yet this past year, it’s become...

Illustration by Aubrey Palaganas

Players travel to fantasy lands with a simple roll of the dice

Maddie Cloutier and Madeline Hussey
April 23, 2021

A fight rages across the landscape, swords colliding and magic crackling. In the real world, players sit around a table nervously as their Dungeon Master describes the fight. The wizard attacks, his player...

Illustration by Sneha Augustine

TLC continues to offer assistance despite pandemic

Sarah Al-Jawhar and Madeline Hussey
February 12, 2021

In the weeks leading up to finals or some other big test, as we have experienced in the past, the Titan Learning Center (TLC) is packed with students as patient tutors sit beside them helping them. This...

Illustration by Aubrey Palaganas

Seal of Biliteracy opens up new cultures, communities for South students

Hailey Cho and Madeline Hussey
November 20, 2020

Language students spend hours in classrooms stumbling through vocabulary and trying to understand countless articles. Some students strive to achieve the Seal of Biliteracy which, Danita Fitch, World Languages...

Illustration by Aubrey Palaganas

Hands on classes use creativity to surpass virtual boundaries

Abby McKew and Madeline Hussey
October 2, 2020

Many people are feeling anxious and struggling in this new e-learning environment. But for some people in traditional, hands-on classes, the struggle is even greater.   Junior Coco del Muro, Introduction...

Illustration by Margo Kozak

Students form community connections during pandemic through service projects

Madeline Hussey and Caroline Lo
June 12, 2020

For many, quarantine has posed several challenges. People are cut off from their families, grocery store bills continue to become more expensive and toilet paper is a scarcity. Some people have also been...

Crusin Cavender: Riding his motorcycle, Officer Cavender’s duties as a motorcycle cop include patrolling public events, like Fourth of July parades. Photo courtesy of Josh Cavender

South Superheroes: from firefighters to cops

Tess Ledden, Hailey Cho, and Madeline Hussey
February 14, 2020

Students at South have parents in a variety of professions. Some have parents who are doctors; others are realtors. A few might be psychiatrists, receptionists, or even stay-at-home parents. But for several...

Graphic by Om Patel

Color blind students see past struggles

Madeline Hussey, staff writer
December 20, 2019

The holidays are here. Bright colors are everywhere. Blue and white for Hanukkah and green and red for Christmas. However, .5 percent of women and 8 percent of men can’t see those colors because of color...

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