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The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

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The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

The Oracle

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District switches to zero-based budgeting system

  Beginning this year, District 225 implemented a zero-based budgeting policy in which budgets are dependent purely on necessity. This policy affects the athletic, academic and student activities...

South remembers Matt McNabola

Mary Grace Reynolds and Molly Stryker
November 12, 2018

On Oct. 23, junior Matt McNabola passed away unexpectedly at his home surrounded by family, according to Principal Dr. Lauren Fagel in an email sent to South students, staff, and parents. McNabola was...

Illustration by Chaeyeon Park

UIUC announces free in-state tuition program

Mary Grace Reynolds, co-news editor
September 28, 2018

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign recently announced a program offering free tuition and school fees for Illinoisans whose family incomes meet or falls below the state median of $61,000. This...

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...

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...

Titans Helping Titans assists fellow students in need

Titans Helping Titans assists fellow students in need

Mary Grace Reynolds, co news editor
December 22, 2017

The implementation of Titans Helping Titans (THT), a program created to spark a sentiment of compassion and service- oriented awareness among fellow GBS students, has proved seamless and continues to showcase...

Sorting cans, senior Abby Grant, student body president, and junior representative Matthew Baumstark work to box donations from students and staff. This year, instead of accepting both money and cans, Student Council is moving toward only food donations.

Canned Food Drive adopts point system for donations

Mary Grace Reynolds, co-news editor
November 10, 2017

GBS Student Council replaced the numerical structure of the Canned Food Drive from a dollar being worth four cans to a hierarchal point system to restore values of humanity and service back into the annual...

illustration by Raya Shoilekova

Student Services limits schedule changes

Mary Grace Reynolds, co-news editor
October 6, 2017

The GBS Guidance Counselors implemented a new policy that limits the reasons a student can change their schedule for the 2017-2018 school year. According to Guidance Counselor Matthew Drone, there are...

Illustration by Yoon Kim

District 225 considers change to collegiate schedule

Mary Grace Reynolds, staff reporter
May 26, 2017

District 225 sent out a school-wide survey on April 19 that polled students on their opinions of a proposed shift to the collegiate schedule starting in the 2018-2019 school year. From this survey of...

South optimizes prep resources to simplify Illinois’ switch to SAT

Molly Stryker and Mary Grace Reynolds
April 21, 2017

As GBS experiences its first year with an Illinois-required SAT test, staff and faculty have worked to make the test preparation and classroom curriculum more inclusive of the test, according to John Klasen,...

LUNCHIN’ LISA: Sitting down for a lunch break, senior Lisa Krupinski takes her weekly trip to the grocery store. She will be honored at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) conference in April for receiving the annual Yes I Can Award.

Krupinski receives Yes I Can Award

Mary Grace Reynolds, staff reporter
March 21, 2017

South senior Lisa Krupinski will be honored at the National Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Convention on April 19-22 for receiving the annual Yes I Can Award, celebrating the various accomplishments...

New Year, New Laws

Mary Grace Reynolds, staff reporter
February 10, 2017

As 2017 begins, here are three of the nearly 200 new Illinois state laws to be aware of. DRIVER’S ED COP STOP LAW The State of Illinois Drivers’ Education curriculum has been amended by a new...

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