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The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

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Sara Rahman

Sara Rahman, Web Editor

Hi! My name is Sara Rahman. It is my second year on the editorial board and I am so excited to be a Web editor! Besides Oracle, I am the president of MSA, on the board of SAFE Club and Medical Chapter Club! I also play lacrosse and enjoy traveling.

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Redefining Leadership

Sara Rahman, Web Editor
February 20, 2024

We live in an era of stark political division, but there's at least one aspect of politics many can agree on: a maximum age limit for the elected president. A strong majority of Americans - 73% - support...

Covid-19 isnt really gone

Covid-19 isn’t really gone

Sara Rahman, Web Editor
February 4, 2024

Remember how terrifying the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic were?  Back then, it felt like the world was ending. I remember spending my days in the early months of 2020 searching for any new information...

Titan Poms Advance to State Championship

Titan Poms Advance to State Championship

Sara Rahman, Web Editor
January 31, 2024

All 22 girls on South’s varsity dance team, the Titan Poms, huddled around nervously, waiting for the selection between 14 other high schools in the Central Suburban League to advance to the state competition...

How AI Affects Learning

How AI Affects Learning

Sara Rahman and Sania Francis
December 18, 2023

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being used more and more every day in academics, Ann Kotsadam, Math Teacher, said, and that increased use can have negative impacts on students - and their learning, Kotsadam...

Muslim Student Association fosters community with annual fundraising banquet

Muslim Student Association fosters community with annual fundraising banquet

Sara Rahman, Layla Mohamed
December 13, 2023

As the aroma of delicious biryani, falafel, and butter chicken intertwined with the ongoing chatter filled up the East cafeteria, new and old connections were fostered in just a single night. The Muslim...

Cooking up a storm

Cooking up a storm

Sara Rahman, Web Editor
December 12, 2023

All day, Foods Teacher Kelli McDonald is surrounded by the sounds of pans sizzling, knives chopping, water running, and students cooking up a storm. Foods, an elective offered year-round to all students,...

Government dysfunction: the new norm?

Government dysfunction: the new norm?

Sara Rahman, web editor
November 17, 2023

“Why does this keep happening?” This a question that many American citizens ask as they witness a recurring cycle of government shutdowns caused by seemingly ongoing government dysfunction. The simple...

Ramadan celebrations unify Muslim community

Sofia Cole, Layla Mohamed, and Sara Rahman
March 17, 2023

Late nights with family, enough food to feed hundreds, and a month spent with time to reflect and better yourself spiritually is what the holy month of Ramadan means to most Muslims, junior Ishmael Khandokar...

Battle of the Brews

Sara Rahman and Maya Scahill
February 17, 2023

Starbucks The presentation of Starbucks Caramel Macchiato was stunning, as it had caramel drizzled on the edges and an ombre of coffee to milk. The caramel balanced the strong taste of the coffee...

A history of violating rights

Sara Rahman, asst. a&e editor
February 17, 2023

With a single decision, the Taliban, an Islamic extremist group in Afghanistan, shattered the dreams of a generation of women. In addition to earlier orders which excluded girls from attending middle school...

Winter play steals the show

Sara Rahman, Asma Ghomrawi, and Jessica An
December 16, 2022

Reservoir Dogs, this year's winter play, was performed in the drama and dance room on Dec. 8 and Dec. 9, John Cowlin, Winter Play Director, and English Teacher, said. The play is based on the 1992 film...

Embracing culture through the arts

Sara Rahman, asst. a&e editor
December 16, 2022

Whether it is showing off intricate henna designs, dancing around a cultural centerpiece, or carving gods onto stamps, South finds ways to embrace culture through the arts, Science Teacher Jeffery Kurian...

Concert Culture at South

Sara Rahman, asst. A&E editor
November 16, 2022

The packed crowd screams in Northerly Island as the spotlight settles on singer Conan Gray, sophomore Maggie Dempsey’s favorite musician. Given how important music is to Dempsey, she values experiences...

Photo courtesy of Spotify.

Midnights Album Review

Sara Rahman, asst. a&e editor
October 25, 2022

When the clock struck 12 a.m. on Oct. 21, Taylor Swift, singer-songwriter, released her tenth studio album Midnights. This indie-pop album is about Swift’s 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout...

Fashion taken back in time

Sara Rahman, asst. a&e editor
September 30, 2022

Some fashion trends just never go out of style, and this is true about 70’s and 80’s trends, Fashion Teacher Melissa Pfister said. Vintage graphic tees, leather jackets, bright neon colors, and voluminous...

Illustration by Scott Gonzales

Ramadan strengthens Muslim community

Hafsa Rahman and Sara Rahman
April 22, 2022

“Not even water?”  This is a question Muslims are frequently asked during the Islamic month of Ramadan. Ramadan is a spiritual month that will affect the lives of many Muslims at South, because...

Halal Foods addition to Cafeteria in February

Jessie Norwood and Sara Rahman
February 11, 2022

In a step towards inclusion for Muslim students in the cafeteria, a new menu of Halal meat options will soon be available to students in late February, Tim Almy, Director of Quest Food Services, District...

Halal Options needed at South

Sara Rahman and Layla Mohammed
December 17, 2021

Halal lunches can look different. It can even have a chicken sandwich with halal meat. But at South, a halal lunch consists of a mundane uncrustable or boring boxed salad.  When Muslim students like...

Knitting Club creates space to calm students

Charlie Bickel and Sara Rahman
November 12, 2021

Artisans from 11th Century Egypt were the first people to ever harness the powers of knitting, according to Sheep & Stitch, a website for knitting enthusiasts. The ancient Egyptians knitting was painstakingly...

Illustration by Jiha Kim

Paranormal Club scares up a storm

Sara Rahman, Staff writer
October 1, 2021

Ghost hunting in the English hallway; watching scary movies together; going on ghost tours in Chicago, and sharing paranormal incidents. This is what members experience in Paranormal Club. The members...

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