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The importance of opinions

Carolina Rodriguez, co-opinions editor
April 22, 2022

Writing for Opinions with The Oracle, or even sharing your opinion in general, can be intimidating. When you are sharing your own ideas, rather than writing about a specific event or person, you take a...

Illustration by Patsy Carolan

Gender neutral bathrooms policy reversed

Mia Merchant, co-opinions editor
February 14, 2020

South’s administration decided to revise their policy regarding the gender neutral bathrooms, located by the freshman cafeteria. Previously, they were locked daily after 3:00 p.m. due to safety concerns....

Oracle After Hours: Henry Schleizer on the Bears and their rebuild

Henry Schleizer, co-opinions editor
December 21, 2018

‘Tis the season. The holidays are right around the corner, people are happy, Christmas has been ushered in with flurries of decorative lights, pine trees and (very) ugly sweaters. To go along with the...

Forever a Titan:   Pumping his fist in the air during the teacher act in the 2017 Variety Show, Synchronicity, Jim Shellard, student activities director, dances in a way that exemplifies his comical personality. Shellard’s spirit and passion for the students and events of GBS will be remembered in the halls and in hearts far into his retirement.

Shellard retires after 27 years of serving South community

Abby Grant, co-opinions editor
May 26, 2017

It’s approximately 4:00 p.m. when a heavy vibration resonates throughout the carpeted floor of GBS. Inside the Student Activities Office (SAO), James Shellard, student activities director, dribbles a...

No ‘Troubled Times’ for Green Day’s new album

Sasha Vassilyeva, co-opinions editor
November 4, 2016

They always say that nothing can beat the original. This goes in terms of movies, T.V. series and music. With current events bringing new topics of discussion, controversies and trends, the thought of...

A Moon Shaped Pool  astounds listeners, holds up to past successes

A Moon Shaped Pool astounds listeners, holds up to past successes

Sasha Vassilyeva , co-opinions editor
May 27, 2016

For nearly five years, Radiohead has stayed on hiatus with no singles or albums released since 2011 and virtually no activity since the King of Limbs tour in 2012. However, their ninth studio album, A...

A&Eats; McDonalds

A&Eats; McDonalds

Jonathan Lee, Co opinions editor
May 27, 2016

    On Oct. 6, the day that McDonald’s officially began it’s All Day Breakfast, I knew that I had to try it out. After a few months, I finally had the chance.   I finally...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel fails to right serious wrongs

Evan Sawires, co-opinions editor
February 5, 2016

So far, it’s been a rough term for Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel. Despite his campaign’s huge financial advantage, the famously arrogant New Trier grad was re-elected by a mere 12 percentage points last...

Best of 2015

Evan Sawires, co-opinions editor
December 18, 2015

Co-opinions editor Evan Sawires reviews her top tracks of 2015. “Solace” by Earl Sweatshirt The first time I heard this 10-minute track, I was in bed in the dark with headphones in at 1 a.m. I think...

‘New Verse News’ unveils artistic potential in world events, inspires global investment

Elaine Sine, co-opinions editor
December 18, 2015

Ignorance is one of the worst characteristics a person can have. When neglecting the national and global information that saturates the social media platforms and the world around you, it’s harder to...

BACK-TO-SCHOOL SPIRIT: Cheering on the varsity football team at their first home game, students demonstrate their school pride. Titan Nation’s presence is more appropriate at football games than in the GBS hallways.

Exploration of interests outweighs school involvement

Evan Sawires, co-opinions editor
October 2, 2015

When the ever-enthusiastic voice on the PA commanded me to open the doors/windows in preparation for the first Friday football game of the year, I was immediately met by a familiar sense of anxiety working...

ADHD: increased diagnoses of disorder call for reflection, responsible reaction

ADHD: increased diagnoses of disorder call for reflection, responsible reaction

Claire Fisher, co-opinions editor
April 24, 2015

Can’t lose that last ten pounds? Pop a pill with breakfast. Have a stress headache? Take a couple Advil. We live in a society with a focus on quick-fix solutions, and a benefit of living in the modern...

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