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South says goodbye: The Oracle hightlights six of the 18 South staff members retiring this 2014-2015 school year

South says goodbye: The Oracle hightlights six of the 18 South staff members retiring this 2014-2015 school year

May 29, 2015

Dr. Nancy Giebel By Hannah Buchband, staff writer For over three decades, Dr. Nancy Giebel, a Physical Education (PE) teacher, has seen generations of South students move in and out of high school,...

South seniors to bypass conventional college route with gap year

Addie Lyon & Marley Hambourger, Senior Editors
May 29, 2015

Deciding where your steps out of high school will lead is, for many students, a four year-long decision making process. Many choose to take a typical route in selecting a university that suits them best;...

GBS, GBN students connect to musical on personal level

GBS, GBN students connect to musical on personal level

Mollie Cramer and Alex Sharp, staff reporters
May 23, 2014

Behind every Elle Woods is more than a blonde Malibu Barbie. Behind every Glenbrook Musical, more than 173 high school students strive for excellence. Glenbrook South and North students performed Legally...

The Accountants strive to find musical identity by performing

The Accountants strive to find musical identity by performing

Gracie Sands, staff reporter
May 23, 2014

The intense sound of distorted guitars blasts through the Marshall amplifiers on stage accompanied by a heavy drum beat keeping the time and filling in the empty space. Melodic vocals cut through the sound,...

APRIL ANNIVERSARY: Speaking to the Jamnesty crowd, Matt Whipple, Stand for Peace co-sponsor, explains the historical significance of April 2014 in regards to the twentieth anniversaries of the Rwandan genocide and fee elections in South Africa. Whipple emphasized the importance of education and taking small steps to help others.

‘Power of One’ award recognizes Whipple’s passion for peace

John Schurer, staff writer
April 22, 2014

The Power of One Award will be presented to Matthew Whipple, social studies teacher, by the Illinois Holocaust Museum on April 24. This award is given to one person every year, and this custom began...

BREAKING THE SILENCE: On stage at Jamnesty, Emily Leonard, Gay Straight Alliance co-president, emphasizes acceptance. The night after the national Day of Silence is called Night of Noise, during which participants are encouraged to be as loud as possible.

Club Corner: GSA sends “loud” message on national Day of Silence

Amanda Angulo, staff writer
April 22, 2014

South’s Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Club celebrated the national Day of Silence, a day during which participants remain silent to support the LGBTQ community, on April 11. According to GSA sponsor...

Jamnesty provides platform for performers, activists to spread messages

Georgia Arvantis and Carolyn Kelly, staff writer, co-news editor
April 22, 2014

South poets, performers and artists put their talents on display for “Jamnesty,” an event combining entertainment and activism April 11. South clubs Stand for Peace (Stand) and Amnesty International...

CAUGHT IN ACTION: A member of the horticulture team helps take care of a planting.

South horticulture team continues tradition of success at state and national levels

Michael Callahan, staff writer
January 21, 2014

Last year, the GBS Horticulture Team placed first in the state tournament, and 19th at the national championship out of 46 teams. This is the 22nd time in a row that the GBS horticulture team has won...

South’s annual dance show continues to ‘Inspire’

Lauren Frias, asst. a&e editor
December 20, 2013

From the Bachata and merengue to hip hop and tap dance, a variety of dances were included in this year’s dance show, Inspire. Featuring South dance groups Orchesis, Poms, Dela Cru, and Latino Heat,...

CANS IN DEMAND: Cans await consumers at the Northfield Township Food Pantry, which provides sustenance to around 538 families.

Slashed food stamps may increase demand for local food pantries

Carolyn Kelly and Charlotte Kelly, co-news editors
December 20, 2013

Federal funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps, decreased on Nov. 1. Eligible households now receive less monthly assistance from SNAP. Two...

Cast of winter play grows closer over dedication to theater

Cast of winter play grows closer over dedication to theater

Alex Sharp, staff writer
December 20, 2013

The actors peer into their script books, trying to recite their lines just as their characters would. Each pause holds significant meaning, something they’ve been working hard to perfect. This is a typical...

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