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The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

The Oracle

The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

The Oracle

Nosebleed View: Enhypen performs at their concert on November 3, 2023, at the United Center. Taken from junior Esther Kims seat, she paid over $100 for her view of the stage.

Spotlight on spending

Kaitlyn Jiang, co-a&e editor
November 17, 2023

English Teacher Dayna Cottrell has been involved in performing arts since her childhood. Coming from a background of singing, dancing, and theater and wanting her daughter to experience the same, Cottrell...

To support corporations like Amazon, or individual businesses

Karina Benson, co a&e editor
November 11, 2018

This past May, my older brother, Kevin, graduated from college with a degree in computer science. In July, I flew out to Seattle with him to assist in his search for a new home away from home. If one is...

South students show love for animals through service

Yoon Kim, co a&e editor
May 26, 2017

From dogs and cats to turtles and rabbits, GBS graduate Jessica Balinsky’s family has adopted almost every animal in the pet spectrum. According to Balinsky, growing up with a house full of pets has...

Artist Alert

Artist Alert

Cassidy Jackson, co-a&e editor
September 30, 2016

Senior Chris Daus is an aspiring professional cinematographer and filmmaker. Daus is currently involved in Advanced TV and is the executive producer of the Titan Sports videos. Along with holding an...

Illustration by Jini John

Streaming services blamed for decline in music industry’s profits

Hannah Rauh, co-a&e editor
October 2, 2015

In this technological-savvy era, there are many different ways of obtaining music, including streaming services like Spotify, media libraries like iTunes and buying physical copies like CDs and vinyls....

Elective choices unjustly determined by college appeal

Lauren Frias, co-a&e editor
April 16, 2015

We are born and bred to believe that doing well in school and showing academic prowess will get us far in life. Students challenge themselves daily to take as many advanced classes as possible, under the...

Students uphold rare position as sophomores in Advanced Choir

Lauren Frias and Mollie Cramer, co-a&e editor and asst. a&e editor
October 3, 2014

A freshmen making a GBS small choir group is the equivalent of landing on a ladder in chutes and ladders. It’s difficult and no one expects it, but every once in a while a few spectacularly talented...

Lollapalooza: KALI’S TOP 5

Kali Croke, co-a&e editor
April 21, 2014

Arctic Monkeys Arctic Monkeys definitely take the crown for the headliner of the weekend. If you haven’t heard of these guys, you’re either a disgrace to the indie-rock community or actually living...

CHARMING CHAMBERS: Dressed in formal attire, South Chambers members sing with their music before them. Joined by members of the GBN choirs, the group performed at the heart of the chapel at Techny Towers.

Glenbrook choirs amplify vocals in Techny Towers

Lilly Ludwig, staff writer
March 14, 2014

Singing at a cathedral in Europe is no small experience. But according to Martin Sirvatka, instructional supervisor of the Music Department, students involved in choir at South don’t need to travel quite...


Daily use of makeup signifies creativity, not insecurity

Shea Anthony, co-a&e editor
March 14, 2014

Every weekday morning yields the same routine for me: I shower, put on music, apply makeup and get dressed. I rarely deviate from this cycle, even if it means being a couple minutes late to first period....

Knight discovers knack for art, finds freedom in expression

Knight discovers knack for art, finds freedom in expression

Shea Anthony, co-a&e editor
February 7, 2014

Painted on senior Riley Knight’s wall is a tree with the cartoon-strip characters Calvin and Hobbes perched in its branches taking a snooze. Calvin, a precocious six-year-old boy, has a lot more in common...

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