The Oracle

Embracing boredom stimulates creativity

Rachel Chmielinski, co-editor-in-chief

March 13, 2015

Waiting in line? Answer your texts. Arrive at the restaurant before your friend? Scroll through some old emails. Many of us often reach for our phones at the first sight of boredom, and our smartphones have completely filled that...

Music appreciation enhances listening experience

Rachel Chmielinski, Co-editor-in-chief

March 12, 2015

When was the last time you saw a live music show? If I happened to ask this question at exactly the right time and you went to a show yesterday, how many times a year do you typically go see live music? Through various app...

Skokie Mourns after Niles North shooting

Madison O'Brein, co editor-in-chief

November 7, 2014

A fatal shooting in Skokie on Sept. 28 left one Niles North senior dead and one critically injured. The shooting took the life of Maxwell Gadau, a 17-year-old senior at Niles North. The other victim is also a 17-year-old senior,...

Yik Yak carries unseen negative consequences

Madison O'Brien, co-editor in chief

May 23, 2014

For something that was originally intended to help college students communicate, Yik Yak has definitely gotten out of hand. It makes complete sense for an application that allows anyone within a 1.5-mile radius of each other...

Remembering Yordy: South’s beloved green thumb as teacher, father, friend

Julia Jacobs, co-editor in chief

April 22, 2014

Jeff Yordy, horticulture teacher and coach, passed away on March 29 from complications following open heart surgery. The surgery, successfully executed 11 days prior to his death, implanted a ventricular assist device into...

Remembering Yordy: South’s beloved green thumb as teacher, father, friend

Julia Jacobs, co-editor in chief

April 22, 2014

Jeff Yordy, horticulture teacher and coach, passed away on March 29 from complications following open heart surgery. The surgery, successfully executed 11 days prior to his death, implanted a ventricular assist device into...

‘Student’ is not one’s sole identity; teenagers should explore personal interests

Camille (CJ) Park, co-editor in chief

April 21, 2014

After a student lab aid walked through my math class to hand the teacher a missing graduation gown form for Camille Park, I gave it a glance and tossed it in the trash. I’m not going to graduation. I’m graduating, but I’d...

The pill: the potential side effects, stigmas and other factors related to birth control pills

Camille (CJ) Park, co-editors in chief

February 7, 2014

The Oracle explores  birth control pill use at South. Oral contraception is the most commonly used method of contraception from women between ages 15 to 44. Background: how financial, racial, religious, and other background...

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