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The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

The Oracle

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Viewing life through social media detracts from real experience

Viewing life through social media detracts from real experience

Zach Cepeda, staff writer
May 26, 2017

Sitting on the very end of the long table, it was easy to observe the awkwardness of the occasion. I sat across from my close buddy, and every time we looked at each other we laughed at the quite observable...

Living in the moment promotes positive mindset, prevents regret

Zach Cepeda, columnist
April 20, 2017

“Man, I’ve always wanted to play a sport,” a South senior sighs as she walks away from the Winter Sports assembly. “I feel like that’d be a lot more fun than what I’m doing now.” A couple...

Photo illustration by Rachel Nwia

Seniors: reflect on last chances, better habits for second semester

Zach Cepeda, columnist
February 10, 2017

Wow. That was fast. Seven semesters ago, we were quiet, timid freshmen trying to navigate our way to math class. Now, we’re loud, outspoken seniors trying to navigate our way out of math class. Oh, how...

Pressure for extracurricular participation induces stress, takes away from personal passions

Zach Cepeda, columnist
January 23, 2017

After five painful hours spent filling out various college applications, a library-residing high school senior begins yet another “Extracurricular” section. His fingers tremble as he is once again...

Painting a needy family’s house, Zach Cepeda, Harrison Kane and Reggie Lara take part in Habitat for Humanity. The program helps adults and kids build and refurbish houses for people in poverty. 

Photo courtesy of Zach Cepeda

Meaning of service lies in impacting others’ lives

Zach Cepeda, columnist
September 30, 2016

Despite all the different applications and celebrations revolving around the so frequently spoken word, the idea of service basically boils down to this: one person helping another person. At our school,...

Participating in STANDs Thursday meeting, Adna Mujovic listens to club sponsor Matthew Whipple. Mujovic attributes souths wide array of clubs as a potential career exploration opportunity for students.
Photo by Sean Dolan

Student involvement in club creates new knowledge, understanding of career paths

Zach Cepeda, staff reporter
April 28, 2016

For many students, the process of choosing a career path can often become more like jumping into a sea of the unknown. Through South’s variety of clubs, students are able to discover and clarify what...

World crises highlight inequality in news coverage

Zach Cepeda, staff reporter
February 5, 2016

Americans across the country watched in awe last November 27 as news media reports covered the terrorist attacks that occurred in Paris, France. Generating an outpour of support, many Facebook users altered...

Foreign exchange program offers unique relationships, new cultural insights

Zach Cepeda, staff reporter
February 3, 2016

From the existence of drive thrus to saying “bless you” after someone sneezes, there are many aspects of everyday American culture that do not exist in other countries. Through South’s Foreign Exchange...

Tapping in time, Sholty drums with the rest of the jazz ensemble. Sholty performs in drumline, jazz band, and for IMEA.

Sholty serenades from drumstick to paintbrush

Zach Cepeda and Greyson Huck
December 2, 2015

Frantic. That’s the best word to describe senior Stephen Sholty, according Greg Wojcik, head band director. Whether it be detailing cartoons for his art profile or whaling on the drums, Sholty always...

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