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The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

The Oracle

Awarding Ahlgrim: Holding her plaque after winning the Regional Head Coach of the Year Award, Meg Ahlgrim, varsity girls’ tennis head coach, expressed surprise at being chosen after only one year of coaching the team.

Ahlgrim makes a racket by winning head coach of the year award

Annie Rogula, co-sports editor
February 14, 2020

Promising athletes naturally possess the skills and stamina to achieve greatness, however, most require the guidance of a coach to push them past their limits. But what makes a coach so special? Is it...

Triumphant gymnasts: Leaping through the air to the left and flipping to the right, junior Elena Pauker, competes on beam at the CSL girls’ gymnastics varsity meet. After the conference meet ended, the varsity gymnasts celebrated their victory on the podium, as featured in the center. Photos by Nicole Surcel (left and right) and courtesy of  Bob Szafranski (middle)

Girls’ gymnastics defies gravity at conference

Danielle Aravanitis, staff writer
February 14, 2020

Every point counts as the girls gymnastics team goes face-to-face with their biggest rival, New Trier. The spectators clutch their seats as girls flip and twist through the air, gasping with every misstep...

Illustration by Ella Prillaman

“Carry On” into 2020; leave your past behind

Emily Blumberg, asst. opinions editor
December 20, 2019

There is nothing more relaxing than going on a Sunday drive around the North Shore. Passing the lake and catching a glimpse of all the decorated storefronts puts my mind at ease. Stopping to get a warm...

On air action: Bruce Klosa, Jonas Evans and Bryce Gaubert, junior radio commentators, announced the boys’ basketball game on Dec. 13. As the game continued, they described the game play-by-play and gave analysis. Photo by Nicole Surcel

Reporting live from South, radio students cover sports games in action

Dani Carr and Liz Clary
December 20, 2019

News and sports radio work year-round to live broadcast school sports games and talk about different sporting events on the college and professional level. This program allows students to share their ideas...

Bringing in Baskets: Jumping to the basket, senior Dominic Martinelli goes for the shot following senior Joe Shapiro’s injury on Dec. 13. South won 66 - 35 against Niles West. Photo by Nicole Surcel

And I hoop: boys basketball jumps into season

Eva Zitlow and Danielle Aravanitis
December 20, 2019

The boys’ basketball team started with strong wins against Uplift, Zion-Benton and Grayslake Central in their Buffalo Grove tournament in late November, head coach Phil Ralston said. The team has been...

Illustration by Theone Purev

“Okay, Boomer” becomes rallying cry of youth

Tommy Marquardt, asst. sports editor
December 20, 2019

Do me a favor real quick. Take out your phone, open up whatever music app you use, and listen to The Who’s 1965 hit “My Generation.” You’ll hear a raucous anthem penned by guitarist Pete Townshend...

Aspiring Athlete: Making a daring pass across the field, junior Grace Diehl shoots for gold as she plays for the soccer team Eclipse North, featured in both pictures above. Diehl explained that it has been a major aspiration of hers since a young age to play soccer at the collegiate level.

Diehl looks forward to a soccer career at Cornell

Lily Christopherson and Caroline Ohlandt
November 15, 2019

In the biggest game of her life, junior Grace Diehl remembered sprinting back onto the soccer field with a concussion and broken nose after a rough collision with an opposing player in front of Cornell...

Illustration by Patsy Carolan

Students reflect on stress caused by social media

Shannon Mathew, staff writer
October 4, 2019

What would life be like without social media? Happier, according to a 2017 article called “Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?” published in The Atlantic. Teens who spend more time looking at...

Respect for girls necessary in any environment

Respect for girls necessary in any environment

Jack C. Davis, asst. news editor
November 10, 2017

To me, parties have always seemed like a natural product of high school. Kids are stressed with school work and the challenges of growing up, and it’s nice to forget such woes and let it loose for a...

Child Development students share smiles with ‘Titan Tots’ toddlers

Lizzie Garvey, staff reporter
March 21, 2017

No two classes are the same in the Child Development curriculum. Unlike some classes of sitting still and note-taking, South students in these classes become the teachers as they work with children of...

Friends   on   the   field:   Kneeling toward the ground, junior Winnie Tomsheck and Dana Boehmer, PE teacher and softball coach, go over technique for the catcher position. According to Tomsheck, she is appreciative of the bond she and Boehmer have formed through softball, which has led Tomsheck to look up to her coach as a role model. Photo by Sophie Mason

South students bond, create friendships with teachers

Cassidy Foronda, asst. news editor
March 21, 2017

The lunch bell rings and a steady stream of students walk into a department office looking for teachers to explain incorrect quiz questions, plead for additional points or turn in late work. While all...

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