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Elf (2003) Review

Ellory Moran, asst. a&e editor
December 22, 2023

When I was in elementary school, the best part of Christmas was the school holiday parties. The entire class would gather on the cozy rug, settle down with a cup of Swiss Miss, and watch a movie. In one...

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Christmas: Cabin Fever (2023) Review

Kaitlyn Jiang, co-a&e editor
December 22, 2023

The newest cartoon installment of the Diary of the Wimpy Kid movies, adapted from the classic book series by Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid Christmas: Cabin Fever hit streaming services on Dec. 8, delivering...

The Year Without a Santa Claus Review

Erin Walker, asst. opinions editor
December 22, 2023

The rush of Christmas at the North Pole continued like it had every year, but this year was different. Overworked and exhausted, Santa sees no reason to pull himself together for the Christmas run this...

Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos

November 17, 2023

Vases filled with bouquets of vibrant orange and yellow marigolds lie on the Ofrenda, an altar typically displaying colorful objects, placed adjacent to framed photos of loved ones who have died. Deceased...

Illustration by Scott Gonzales

Ramadan strengthens Muslim community

Hafsa Rahman and Sara Rahman
April 22, 2022

“Not even water?”  This is a question Muslims are frequently asked during the Islamic month of Ramadan. Ramadan is a spiritual month that will affect the lives of many Muslims at South, because...

The Oracle holiday gift guide

Tara Wirtschoreck, asst. features editor
December 17, 2021

For the sweet tooth: Custom Chocolate box   Chocolate makes a delicious gift, and Fannie-May is one of the best chocolate brands out there. A personalized box is great for a picky sweet tooth...

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“Deep-rooted problems manifest in our ongoing, wrongful celebration of Columbus Day”

Ella Vick, Columnist
October 11, 2021

On June 24, a horrifying story broke across the globe: hundreds of unmarked graves of Indigenous children were found at a former residential school in Canada. A little over a month later, the world was...

Dutiful Diana: Holding her platoon’s flag, Diana Starcevich marches during basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Starcevich was about 20 at the time.

South celebrates its veterans

Sloane Shabelman, staf writer
November 15, 2019

Diana Starcevich of Glenbrook South’s English Department woke up on November 11 to dozens of texts flooding her phone: her family, friends, and even high school acquaintances were reaching out to her,...

South students engage in varying cultural holiday traditions

Mia Merchant, staff reporter
January 10, 2017

As the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, and the streets are empty and the trees are lifeless, GBS students begin thinking about the inner warmth of the holidays. At South, students celebrate...

Affordable fashion inspiration for the holiday, winter season

Hannah Mason, co-editor-in-chief
December 18, 2015

The time of winter has approached us — holiday music is playing, snow has fallen and the temperature has dropped. It’s a time where we are hopeful and wish each other good tidings. It’s also a time...

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