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BANGING BUKS:   Celebrating the Korean New Year, junior Eddy Ji, back row, second from the right, stands alongside musicians from a traditional music group called Soribeat. Ji, who plays the buk and the janggu, two traditional Korean drums, tributes his increased closeness to his family and culture to his involvement in these instruments.

Traditional instruments preserve familial, cultural ties

Grace Shin, co-editor-in-chief
December 22, 2017

Piano. Guitar. Violin. These are the instruments that frequently come to mind when thinking about music. However, while many students’ musical experiences are represented by instruments like these, others...

ANGIE THROUGH THE AGES: Posing for a photo at GBS, rising senior Angie Morris shows her signature smile, one that many at school were accustomed to seeing, according to Ken Smith, Special Education teacher. According to Katie Mason, Morris’s sister, she was the youngest of six children in their family.

Remembering Angie Morris

Leah Dunne, Cassidy Foronda, and Grace Shin
October 6, 2017

Rising senior Angie Morris was a teaching intern in the Child Development program. She worked with children in Titan Tots and Alphabet Acres, according to Kimberly Kiraly, Child Development coordinator....

South honors custodian Cliff Williams’ memory

Grace Shin, co editor-in-chief
October 6, 2017

Custodian Cliff Williams passed away on Sept. 9 in his sleep. Williams, commonly known as Cliffy, worked at South for 15 years in the Maintenance Department. The school held a memorial in his honor on...

Graphic by Rachel Nwia

District 225 eliminates quarter system for 2017-2018 school year

Grace Shin, co-editor in chief
May 26, 2017

District 225 has decided to revise the grading system in which grades will no longer be determined at the end of a quarter, but instead at the end of the semester. According to Cameron Muir, assistant...

Methods   in   Motion:   Helping his students with a lab, Science Teacher Robert Cowhey explains the flow of electrical charge through a circuit. This year, Cowhey has not assigned any homework to his students, and he is one of several other teachers who have introduced unconventional teaching methods in their classes.

Teachers implement unconventional classroom methods

Grace Shin and Brigid Murphy
March 21, 2017

When imagining a typical high school course, homework, letter grades and points are common attributes of any class offered at South, but some teachers are beginning to stray from these norms. As new philosophies...

Students violate Dean’s Office policy through email chain

Grace Shin, co-news editor
December 16, 2016

GBS staff and students received a chain of emails that contained links violating school policy on Nov. 28, resulting in a disruption in the school day, Dean Ronald Bean says. According to Principal...

Civil Communication: Standing to the side, Oracle editors, Anne Marie Yurik (front) and Alexandra Sharp (back) interview a Trump supporter who attended the Trump resistance rally held in Indianapolis. The rally was used as a way for individuals to voice their concern of a Trump presidency. Photo by Yoon Kim

Trump resistance rally garners further Republican respect

Anne Marie Yurik & Alexandra Sharp, co-editor in chief, co-features editor
November 13, 2016

At a Trump resistance rally at Indiana’s capitol building on Saturday, Nov. 12, Republicans furthered our respect. We’re not going to lie; everybody has political bias; however, we wanted to cover...

EVERYDAY IS ‘MUN’DAY: Discussing their meeting agenda, seniors Yoana Sidzhimova and Lori Steffel, GBS Model United Nations (MUN) president and vice president, lead their fellow board members. Sidzhimova and Steffel collaborated on an article about MUN that was published in the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth’s magazine Imagine.

MUN Leaders Publish Article in Imagine

Grace Shin, Co-News Editor
November 4, 2016

An article written by seniors Yoana Sidzhimova and Lori Steffel about GBS Model United Nations (MUN) was published in the Sept.-Oct. issue of The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth’s magazine, Imagine. According...

FAGEL ‘N’ FRIENDS: Performing the ìWeíre All in this Togetherî dance from High School Musical, Principal Lauren Fagel and senior students gather together for the final scene of the GBS lip dub. Fagel and other faculty and students were integral parts of the planning behind the video, according to Dr. Jim Shellard, assistant principal of student activities.

Lip dub highlights South extracurriculars

Grace Shin and Anushka Kalra
September 30, 2016

The 2016 GBS lip dub was filmed during school on Sept. 16 and was then presented on the same day at the home football game. A lip dub is a video that integrates lip syncing and audio dubbing. According...

Departments reflect on freshman appeals tests

Grace Shin, asst. news editor
March 11, 2016

As incoming GBS freshman students register for classes, administrators and teachers are reflecting on the process of appeals exams. Instructional supervisors of the English, World Languages and Math...

South pilots student growth component of teacher evaluation

South pilots student growth component of teacher evaluation

John Schurer and Grace Shin
February 5, 2016

After the Illinois State Board of Education formally mandated the Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) in February 2014, public schools began preparations for a “student growth component” as part...

Illustration by Jini John

District 225 plans to upgrade technology

Grace Shin, asst. news editor
November 6, 2015

The Northfield Township Technology Consortium (NTTC) will be implementing a technological upgrade to GBS and other schools in December 2015 or March 2016. According to the official website of the NTTC,...

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