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The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

The Oracle

The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

The Oracle

The Oracle’s 2018-2019 Editors-In-Chief advise the Class of 2020

Imra Tajuddin, former co-editor-in-chief
June 12, 2020

Hello Titans! It’s been a while. My name is Imra, and I was once an Editor-in-Chief for The Oracle a whole year ago. All of your successes this past year are starting to make me feel old. As a South...

South students choose gap year as alternative post-grad plan

South students choose gap year as alternative post-grad plan

Imra Tajuddin, co-editor-in-chief
May 24, 2019

While most seniors from South are heading straight to one of thousands of universities across the U.S.A. and beyond, senior Yvonne Fondrevay is taking a slightly different path. Beginning this summer,...

LGBTQ+ students face obstacles, fight for acceptance

LGBTQ+ students face obstacles, fight for acceptance

Imra Tajuddin, co-editor in chief
December 14, 2018

Sunday June 28, 2015: hoards of people across the U.S flooded the streets adorned in rainbows in celebration of a monumental step in the fight for gay rights—the legalization of same-sex marriage in...

ALL-STAR ALI: Standing with friends, late senior Ali Merchant (third from right) and senior Leza Bergin (third from left) take a photo after the TLS basketball game. Along with the basketball game, Merchant participated in many activities throughout his time at South. Photo courtesy of Leza Bergin

South remembers Ali Merchant

On Thursday, Sept. 27 senior Ali Merchant passed away due to a prolonged illness, according to Principal Dr. Lauren Fagel, who informed the Glenbrook South community through an email to students and faculty. Merchant...

Welcome Wednesdays create positive, safe atmosphere at South

In April, the GBS administration implemented an initiative called Welcome Wednesdays in which faculty and staff have the option to greet students at the school’s entrances on Wednesday mornings. According...

DISTINCT DELEGATES:  The GBS Model United Nations Team poses at the National High School Model United Nations Conference (NHSMUN) in New York City (left). After the team was honored with an Award of Distinction, Katie Roberts, co-president of Model UN, and senior Tricia Katsamakis smile at the camera (right). The Award of Distinction is the highest honor a team can earn at NHSMUN and was only awarded to three schools across the country. Photos courtesy of Leah Dunne

Model United Nations season cancelled, reinstated 3 days later

Imra Tajuddin and Jack C. Davis
March 16, 2018

On Tuesday, Feb. 13, the GBS Model UN team’s season was cancelled by an administrative council, according to Principal Dr. Lauren Fagel. Following three days of deliberation, however, the same council...

Award Winning Advisor: Leading her Yearbook students, Yearbook Advisor Brenda Field speaks to students about the progress of this year’s edition of Etruscan. Field is the 2017 recipiant of the Journalism Education Association’s (JEA)  H.L. Hall National Yearbook Advisor of the Year.

Field wins JEA National Yearbook Advisor of the Year

Imra Tajuddin and Mary Grace Reynolds
February 9, 2018

The Journalism Education Association (JEA) named Brenda Field, GBS yearbook adviser, as its 2017 H.L. Hall National Yearbook Adviser of the Year. She will be formally recognized April 14 during the JEA...

Recent events prove importance of public discourse

Imra Tajuddin, news editor
February 9, 2018

When I first heard of “net neutrality” in November, I didn’t think much of it. But as the days flew into December, it became a more popular issue, and “net neutrality” started to come up more...

Administration jump-starts identity initiative

Administration jump-starts identity initiative

Imra Tajuddin, co-news editor
December 22, 2017

Starting this school year, identity will be the organizational focus for the faculty and staff, according to Principal Dr. Lauren Fagel. The initiative is designed to help students feel secure in their...

PASSIONATE PROFESSOR: Reading a textbook, Pa’al Joshi, special education teacher, helps one of his students with math. Joshi receives Symetra Heroes in the Classroom Award for his contributions to South’s special education program.

Joshi receives Symetra Heroes Award for educational achievements

Imra Tajuddin, co-news editor
November 10, 2017

Pa’al Joshi, special education teacher at Glenbrook Off-Campus, head coach of Glenbrook United, the Special Olympics team, a Glenbrook Evening School teacher, and assistant sophomore football coach,...

Independent studies grant academic flexibility, explore possibilities outside classroom

Imra Tajuddin, asst. features editor
March 21, 2017

Have you ever felt like exploring an interest or learning more about a certain subject? Have you found that your classes don’t cover what you want to know? At South, a student or a group of students...

South’s Key Club and SWE combat lack of recycling through student initiative

Imra Taduddin and Eliza Schloss, asst. features editor
December 16, 2016

“Can you recycle that?” reads a sign posted above the trash cans in the west cafeteria. Below the bolded question lies a list of recyclable materials. Yet, peering into the garbage directly below,...

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