The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

The Oracle

The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

The Oracle

The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

The Oracle

Turning Red brings pandamonium

Jack Rogula, asst. a&e editor
April 22, 2022

For the past decade, the genre of coming-of-age films has been in high demand. Disney Pixar contributes to this trend with the new animated film Turning Red, directed by Domee Shi, the first woman to ever...

Compelling Scenes: (Left) The Exiles focuses on Yan Jiaqi, Wu’er Kiaxi, and Wan Runan (Left to right), who were exiled from China after the Tiannanmen Square protests of 1989. (Right) Filmmaker Christine Choy worked to reconnect with the dissidents after she lost contact with them over 30 years ago. Photos courtesy of The Exiles/Christine Choy & The Exiles/Connor K. Smith

TV & Film alumni leave Sundance with a win

Anna Marquardt, co-a&e editor
March 18, 2022

As he submitted his film, The Exiles, to the Jan. 2022 Sundance Film Festival, cinematographer Connor Smith recalled the years of hard work that went into the film. The Exiles won the Grand Jury Prize...

Munich: The Edge of War combines intense emotional conflict, suspenseful espionage to illustrate chaotic beginnings of WWII

Jack Rogula, asst. a&e editor
February 11, 2022

Sandbags and barbed wire line the streets where market booths once stood. Barrage balloons fly high above gothic cathedrals and ministry buildings. Gas masks are carried in the pockets of every man, woman,...

Photo courtesy of

Alumni release second feature film, “Bigfoot Famous”

Betsy Jarosick, Staff Writer
January 7, 2022

For Peter Vass and Sam Milman of South’s classes of 2005 and 2006 (respectively), a career in film started with making parodies of Backstreet Boys music videos, the Chicago Bulls, and former South teacher...

Will Smith aces with biopic King Richard

Jack Rogula, asst. a&e editor
December 17, 2021

Half biopic and half sports drama, the fascinating true story of Serena and Venus Williams’ incredible tennis careers is masterfully brought to the silver screen by director Reinaldo Green. The film...

Shooting his comedic narrative, senior Ian Quiles smiles in front of the camera. The narrative was produced by seniors Quiles, Bri Pop and Ethan Mendoza.

TV and Film’s hard work pays off

Tori Appel, staff writer
February 12, 2021

Lights. Camera. Action. Remaining six feet away from her classmates while wearing a face mask, Tina Moran, Advanced TV and Film student sets up her shot and hits record. Despite several Covid-19 restrictions...

ATTENTIVE ANCHORS: Filming their episode of the Glenbrook South Report, Senior Guest Ellie Eimer and MariaElena Kouriabalis, senior film student, inform students and teachers of upcoming events around the school. The film students placed top three in nine of 16 categories at the Midwest Media Educators Association festival.

Film students stand out in state competition

Jack C. Davis, senior editor
May 25, 2018

On April 27, the Advanced TV and Film Production students traveled to Neuqua Valley High School to compete in the 26th annual Midwest Media Educators Association (MMEA) film festival. GBS student films...

Films leave lasting impact, significance varies among individuals

Films leave lasting impact, significance varies among individuals

Yoon Kim, co-a&e editor
April 20, 2018

It was health week in PE, and junior Isabella Delatorre’s sixth grade class was watching the movie Super Size Me. Immediately, she was filled with disgust. After watching the film, not only did she and...

Horwitz’s recognized films foreshadow career

Aaakash Bhojwani, asst. a&e editor
December 16, 2016

Whenever Joey third wheels with his friend Tyler and Tyler’s girlfriend Lauren, he notices that Lauren always leaves at 3:45. Finding this fishy, Joey investigates and realizes that Lauren is part of...

Load More Stories