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The Oracle

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Shoes uncover stories of adventure, style

Maeve Plunkett, senior editor
May 26, 2017

Do you ever walk around school looking at people’s shoes? For the past year, I have. If you look around, there isn’t always very much exciting about the collection of hoodies, South gear and yoga pants....

Language classes provide future opportunities

Maeve Plunkett, asst. opinions editor
March 17, 2017

How many of your classes are teaching you something today that you could use in ten years? Probably not many of them. Sorry, math teachers, I’m not usually calculating my velocity while I drive to the...

Test prep creates uneven playing field, unfair advantage

Maeve Plunkett, asst. opinions editor
March 8, 2017

Two sharp number two pencils, a non-CAS calculator, a school ID and pink eraser shavings can only mean one thing: standardized testing season. Last year, I chose a different path than many of my peers....

Absence of honors course calls for change in U.S. History

Maeve Plunkett, asst. opinions editor
December 16, 2016

Last year, during AP testing week, I couldn’t stare at my AP U.S. History (APUSH) notebook for a second longer during my SRT. My brain was fried and I needed some human interaction. So, I went to a regular...

Senior portraits miss meaning of senior year

Maeve Plunkett, asst. opinions editor
September 30, 2016

For seniors, there are so many demands to be met before we leave, one being driving to Deerfield for your senior portrait. This requirement has absolutely nothing to do with the spirit of senior year and...

Old News: Vietnam War Teach-Ins

Maeve Plunkett, staff reporter
May 27, 2016

In April, South students from STAND for Peace held teach-ins, public information sessions, for all freshman history classes about topics ranging from freedom of speech to the contested genocide in Burma...

GBS students place, advance in national math competition

Maeve Plunkett and Mary Grace Reynolds
April 22, 2016

GBS students placed highly in the American Mathematics Competition (AMC) and American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME) in January and March respectively. Students from high-level math classes...

PERFECTING THE PLAN: Discussing the upcoming preparations for Key Clubís new social entrepreneurship, Senior Leader Madeline Shechtman strategizes with other members and leaders.

Key Club received grant to kickstart social enterprise project

Maeve Plunkett, staff reporter
March 11, 2016

Key Club received a $500 grant from the We Day organization, a group that celebrates and promotes service, to start a social entrepreneurship (S.Ent), which is scheduled to begin at the GBS book sale for...

Illinois Lifeline Law protects underage drinkers

Illinois Lifeline Law protects underage drinkers

Maeve Plunkett, staff reporter
February 5, 2016

The Lifeline Law, of Illinois, which gives immunity from legal prosecution to underage drinkers who call 9-1-1 for themselves or a friend, will take effect on June 1. The legislation had been brought...

Glenbrook Transition Services present at state and international conferences

Maeve Plunkett, staff reporter
December 21, 2015

Glenbrook District Transition Services teachers represented their work with transition students at the Illinois Statewide Transition Conference in Chicago, IL and International Transition Conference...

SINGING WITH SOUL: Sight-readng his sheet music, senior Ethan Larson  practices music from one of his many singing groups. Larson serenades audiences as a member of Nine, Scat That! and Chamber Singers. Photo by Sean Dolan

Larson assumes leadership role in Music Department

Maeve Plunkett & Imra Tajuddin, staff reporters
November 6, 2015

Whether it’s caroling in the halls around the holiday season for Chamber singers, harmonizing with the other  members of Nine or singing gibberish instead of words in a Scat That! performance, senior...

State mandates Civics education, increases graduation requirements

State mandates Civics education, increases graduation requirements

Gigi Cepeda, Cassidy Foronda & Maeve Plunkett, staff reporters
October 2, 2015

Illinois high school students will be required to take a semester of a class that includes a focus on civics in order to graduate, according to a bill signed by Governor Bruce Rauner on Aug. 21; the official...

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