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Abandoning beauty standards exposes real beauty

Abandoning beauty standards exposes real beauty

Anne Marie Yurik, senior editor
May 26, 2017

The people who really helped me grow deserve an ode to them after my four-year trek through high school. Here is to all the teachers who made me who I am today. Way back in freshman year when I hated...

Graphic by Rachel Nwia

District 225 analyzes outcomes of recent Powerschool study

District 225 is analyzing data and feedback following a study which restricted Powerschool access for students and parents during school hours. The experiment was conducted from April 3-28 and included...

The Search for Everything explores many genres

Anne Marie Yurik, co-editor-in-chief
April 21, 2017

Some of the best things come in groups: socks, cookies and John Mayer’s new album, The Search for Everything. In a world when media binging is the norm, the release of the album in three waves forced...

Middy Mags is worth a try

Anne Marie Yurik, co-editor-in-chief
February 10, 2017

Although some people find frisbees of cheese, sauce, crust and optional toppings (aka pizza) the epitome of party food, I cannot say that I love it–I find pizza mediocre at best. I am not a big pizza...

EXPANDING   UNDERSTANDING:  Standing at the front of his classroom, AP Government teacher David Kane lectures his class on the dayís lesson. The Social Studies Department decided not to extend the course to two full semesters for the next year.

Ap Government postpones full year course

Anne Marie Yurik and Sasha Vassilyeva
February 10, 2017

After much discussion, the Social Studies Department decided to table the decision to make Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. Government and Politics a full-year course. According to Jeannie Logan, Social...

Election emotions: Rallying amongst a crowd of his supporters (right), president-elect Trump speaks at a pro-Trump event in Phoenix, Arizona. Trump was elected President early in the morning of Nov. 9, 2016.

Student’s reflect on media’s impact on election

Anne Marie Yurik and Eliza Schloss
December 16, 2016

On the morning of Nov. 9, South students, some ecstatic from Donald Trump’s victory the previous night and others disheartened by the loss of their candidate of choice, stood for the routine morning...

Civil Communication: Standing to the side, Oracle editors, Anne Marie Yurik (front) and Alexandra Sharp (back) interview a Trump supporter who attended the Trump resistance rally held in Indianapolis. The rally was used as a way for individuals to voice their concern of a Trump presidency. Photo by Yoon Kim

Trump resistance rally garners further Republican respect

Anne Marie Yurik & Alexandra Sharp, co-editor in chief, co-features editor
November 13, 2016

At a Trump resistance rally at Indiana’s capitol building on Saturday, Nov. 12, Republicans furthered our respect. We’re not going to lie; everybody has political bias; however, we wanted to cover...

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...

Illustration by Grace OMalley

Explicit material distorts reality, influences minors

John Schurer and Anne Marie Yurik
December 18, 2015

Eyes fixed on the glowing LEDs of a computer screen, pictures, posts and comments blur away as the mouse scrolls farther into updated statuses. Just as one’s eyes glaze over from the familiarity of it...

Body image requires self-reflection, conscious recognition

Body image requires self-reflection, conscious recognition

Anne Marie Yurik, co-features editor
December 18, 2015

I’ve been told I’m a generally positive person. Yet recently my friend told me that I’m positive about virtually everything except myself. I decided to put her to the test by counting how many times...

Smiling as one happy family, history teacher Emily Ekstrand smiles with her husband and their son, Rio. Ekstrand believes that her sons mixed ethnicities will create an unique identity for him. 
Photo courtesy of Emily Ekstrand

South’s biracial relationships create unique identities

Anne Marie Yurik & Alex Ladan, co-features editor & staff reporter
December 1, 2015

In today’s society, colors can symbolize more than what's represented in a box of rainbow crayons. There is the rainbow LGBT+ flag, pink for breast cancer and the color of one’s skin. According to...

Illustration by Alex Solecki

Love Wins

Alexandra Sharp & Anne Marie Yurik, co-features editors
October 2, 2015

Discrimination: The term LGBT+ is an abbreviation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual and other sexual orientations. In an unscientific Oracle-conducted survey of 169 students, 14.79 percent consider...

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