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The Oracle

The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

The Oracle

The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

The Oracle

The importance of embracing not being perfect at everything in school

The importance of embracing not being perfect at everything in school

Mia Merchant, co-opinions editor
June 12, 2020

I’ve never been a math person. I was okay with that fact because I’ve always done decently in math-classes—until I took physics during my junior year. At first, I thought I could do as I had always...

Political involvement proves necessary for current generation

Mia Merchant, co-opinions editor
March 16, 2020

Whenever I read something about my generation online, it’s always one of two things. Either Generation Z is lazy and unmotivated because we’ve grown up with technology so we don’t have to do anything...

Illustration by Patsy Carolan

Gender neutral bathrooms policy reversed

Mia Merchant, co-opinions editor
February 14, 2020

South’s administration decided to revise their policy regarding the gender neutral bathrooms, located by the freshman cafeteria. Previously, they were locked daily after 3:00 p.m. due to safety concerns....

Illustration by Chaeyeon Park

Stress over applications prompts re-evaluation of college discussions

Mia Merchant, co-opinions editor
November 15, 2019

“How are your college apps coming?” “Make sure you get your transcript requests in!” “What did you write your common app essay on?” “Are you applying Early Decision?” “What’s your top...

Illustration by Margo Kazak

Numbers influence perceptions, should not define people

Mia Merchant, Opinions Editor
October 4, 2019

From ACT scores to salaries, our lives are defined by numbers. We may not realize it, but the way we perceive ourselves and the people around us is often influenced by numbers, such as grades, height,...

Illustration by Erin Zhou

Focus on scores, being ‘the smart kid’ proves unfulfilling

Imra Tajudin and Mia Merchant
April 22, 2019

“Hey, can you help me with my math worksheet?” “You’re smart, did you do the science homework?” “Could you tutor me in geometry?” As two kids often labeled “the smart one”, it’s nice...

illustration by Margo Kazak

South celebrates the holidays in different ways

Agnosticism Growing up in a Christian household, Jane Emerson* went to church frequently and celebrated Christian holidays without fault. Now, Emerson does not celebrate these holidays out of faith, but...

Students face challenges of long-distance relationships

Mia Merchant and Annie Rogula
November 12, 2018

Whether they be romantic or platonic, relationships in high school can be challenging to keep up with, especially when people are thousands of miles away from each other. Long-distance relationships pose...

Body alterations influenced by pop culture trends

Body alterations influenced by pop culture trends

Mia Merchant, asst. features editor
September 28, 2018

When looking out at a crowd of students, whether it be during passing period or during lunch, a variety of different styles can be observed. There are several students who have altered their bodies as...

South reflects on school energy use, sees impact on environment

Mia Merchant and Tess Ledden
April 11, 2018

How many times a day does one leave a light on when leaving a room? And then how many times do they go back to turn it off? Now think about the entire school of Glenbrook South. Imagine how many lights...

Young Life members pose for a picture at their halloween party.

South students partake in youth groups

Taylor Everson and Mia Merchant, staff reporters
November 10, 2017

Loud music fills junior Eleni Copetas’s basement on a Monday night as a crowd of high school students dance around and sing to the music. The bass drops, and Young Life, a Christian youth group, begins. Young...

Bright Beckwith: Smiling in approval of the work of the GBS Model UN delegates, Nyssa Beckwith, social studies teacher, supervises the meetings activity.  Beckwith is the new adviser to the club after Terrence Jozwik retired last year.

Beckwith begins new legacy with GBS Model UN team

Mia Merchant and Lorelei Streb
October 17, 2017

At 7:30 on a Wednesday morning, the ARC buzzes with excitement. The air is filled with the clicking of Chromebooks and humming of busy conversation as the members of Model UN prepare for their upcoming...

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