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The Oracle

Powerful Plastics: Filling the pink shoes in Mean Girls, this year’s Glenbrook Musical,(left to right) senior Charlotte Wahlert, senior Kelly Hood, and sophomore Paige Johnson portray Karen, Regina, and Gretchen: 
the infamous “plastics”. 
Photos by Amie Elliott and Sofia Oyarzún; Photo illustration by Emily Pavlik and Anna Marquardt

Making fetch happen

Caroline Ohlandt and Anna Marquardt
April 21, 2023

If there is ever a Wednesday to wear pink, it is April 26, the opening night of Mean Girls, this year’s Glenbrook Musical, which begins a four-day run of performances in South’s Norman E. Watson Auditorium. In...

Two student publications awarded national and state titles

Caroline Ohlandt and Emily Pavlik
May 20, 2022

South student journalism publications, The Oracle and The Etruscan, were awarded state and national titles from journalism competitions, Oracle Advisor Bob Wysocki said. The Oracle was named the Best...

Photo courtesy of Mark Bauman

Spanish exchange program returns

Caroline Ohlandt, co-news editor
March 18, 2022

South’s Foreign Language Department intends to resume the Spanish foreign exchange trip next school year after two trip-less years due to Covid-19 overseas travel limitations, Mark Bauman, Spanish Teacher...

Puentes program aids Latino students

As a resource at South, the voluntary program Puentes individually mentors Latino students, Danita Fitch, World Language Department Instructional Supervisor, said. Created five years ago by Spanish Teachers...

District 225 gives snow days the cold shoulder

Jessie Norwood and Caroline Ohlandt
February 11, 2022

No longer will students enjoy snow days huddling indoors spending their day off watching movies as senior Madeline Gifargas once did. Now, when any Illinois public schools close due to inclement weather,...

Sports spotlight

Caroline Ohlandt, co-news editor
February 11, 2022

In every sport, at every game and every practice, there seems to be at least one athlete sitting on the sidelines, unable to play. These players are plagued with an athlete’s greatest fear and inevitable...

Labor shortage increases pressure on workers

Labor shortage increases pressure on workers

Caroline Ohlandt and Jessie Norwood
December 17, 2021

As junior Alyssa Yagelski arrived at her server job at Pizano’s Pizza and Pasta, she witnessed an all too familiar scene: waitresses and waiters dashed around the dining room, simultaneously trying to...

Fockey finishes their season at state

Fockey finishes their season at state

Caroline Ohlandt, Aahil Jiwani, and Ben Mann
November 12, 2021

As rain washed over the turf of New Trier West’s field, girls in field hockey uniforms collided in the cold air. Ponytails were drenched in not just sweat as the scoreboard slowly ticked down during...

One step closer to normalcy

One step closer to “normalcy”

Caroline Ohlandt, co-news editor
October 1, 2021

As the sun set, students in dresses and suits flooded the West Lot with unmatched adrenaline, feeling the excitement in the air. On Sept. 25, students gathered at South’s Homecoming dance for the first...

The Addams Family: Glenbrook Musical’s cast and crew prepare for a bone-chilling performance

Caroline Ohlandt and Anna Marquardt
April 22, 2021

Hours after school, South’s vacant hallways echo with witty lines, upbeat music,  exuberant laughter and rhythmic snaps emanating from the cast of this year’s Glenbrook Musical, The Addams Family....

Voice of V-Show: Singing out her soul, Grace Nourbash performs Somebody  to Love with her band.

Rise: Variety Show thrives despite pandemic

Caroline Ohlandt and Anna Marquardt
March 19, 2021

Masked-up and six feet away from her fellow performers, senior Grace Cullum executed the routines she had spent months rehearsing for this year’s Variety Show, “Rise”. As she struck that final fabulous...

Students’ rights debated at Supreme Court

February 12, 2021

Caroline Ohlandt and Anna Marquardt In the past, the South community has witnessed several instances of hate speech by students while off-campus, forcing the District 225 administration to decide whether...

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