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Letter from the Editors-in-Chief

Dear Readers, This year, we served as the Editors-in-Chief of the Oracle. This came with many accomplishments and challenges, including typical leadership bumps in the road as well as extra pressure,...

Spoon falls flat with new album

Nick Moran, co-editor-in-chief
April 21, 2017

Underwhelming (adjective): failing to make an impact or impress someone; can be synonymous with Spoon’s latest album, Hot Thoughts. Maybe it’s the fact that I was such a big fan of Spoon’s older...

Methods   in   Motion:   Helping his students with a lab, Science Teacher Robert Cowhey explains the flow of electrical charge through a circuit. This year, Cowhey has not assigned any homework to his students, and he is one of several other teachers who have introduced unconventional teaching methods in their classes.

[Photo] Teachers implement unconventional classroom methods

Grace Shin and Brigid Murphy
March 21, 2017

Methods in Motion: Helping his students with a lab, Science Teacher Robert Cowhey explains the flow of electrical charge through a circuit. This year, Cowhey has not assigned any homework to his...

Over the Garden Wall invokes youthful fear, adventure

Nick Moran, co-editor-in-chief
November 4, 2016

When you’re a teenager, you look back toward a childhood of awe and bliss, hoping to relive an era of imagination and firsts. Growing up, for some of us, we shift into a world of worries and personal...

Third party voting expands diversity

Nick Moran, co-editor-in-chief
November 4, 2016

During a class discussion, a former teacher made the point that if there was a candidate that you entirely agreed with, you would be running yourself. The way to support a candidate is choosing your values,...

GRINS AND GIFTS: Appreciating her new present, science teacher Linda Kocian poses with a quilt given to her by fellow colleague Suzanne Webb as a “get well” gift. Kocian received lots of support from South’s staff when she was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Friedmann

South says ‘thanks’: Looking back on the life and memory of Linda Kocian

Anne Marie Yurik, Katie Cavender, and Nick Moran
September 30, 2016

It is rare for someone to willingly sacrifice a piece of his or her identity for their friend’s well-being. However, science teacher Linda Kocian, who passed away just over a month ago, was worth every...

Weezer’s self-titled album embodies love for West Coast, classic vibes

Weezer’s self-titled album embodies love for West Coast, classic vibes

Nick Moran, asst. a&e editor
April 22, 2016

I’ve been backstabbed before. Being a fan of the alternative artist Beck myself, as I looked through albums new and old, they would either treat me to perplexing, fresh songs I loved or, with the release...

Avoidance of Powerschool provides undiscovered benefits

Avoidance of Powerschool provides undiscovered benefits

Nick Moran, assistant a&e editor
April 22, 2016

“How did you do on the test?” The phrase creeps its way around the room once the grades are posted online. For those satisfied with their grades, it’s a proud moment—an opportunity to display...

Star Wars films inspire many, unite generations

Lauren Frias and Nick Moran
February 8, 2016

The room is dimly lit, and silence falls upon the audience in the theater. The quiet ambiance is quickly disrupted by a blaring trumpet fanfare, and an all too familiar yellow font fills the blank theater...

Directed by an ILMEA composer, South students and others from the district perform at the Illinois Music Education Associations (ILMEA) festival. According to Band Director Greg Wojcik, the festival features several types of music from jazz to classical choir.

Select South musicians chosen to perform in ILMEA festival

Nick Moran and Hwa Oh
December 7, 2015

Each year, South sends a group of musicians to represent the school in band, orchestra, choir and jazz in the Illinois Music Education Association (ILMEA) festival. Musicians gather in the thousands to...

Belmont expands fan base with Midwest Tour

Nick Moran, asst. a&e editor
October 2, 2015

Seven guys, one minivan and plenty of shows to rock the Midwest with their sound. Belmont, a band featuring South seniors Joey Legittino and Brian Lada, spent part of their summer touring states such as...

Belmont branches out of locality, strums to succeed

Belmont branches out of locality, strums to succeed

Nick Moran, staff reporter
February 6, 2015

Few bands with dreams of becoming famous are given the opportunity to grow to that point. Among those with that prospect is Belmont, a locally based garage band featuring members who, according to their...

IMEA Festival showcases South’s musically talented

IMEA Festival showcases South’s musically talented

Nick Moran, staff reporter
February 21, 2014

Every year, a select group of South students practice for a chance to take part in the Illinois Music Educators Association (IMEA) Festival on Nov. 8 and 22. A handful of South’s musicians, all dedicated...

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