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The Oracle

New Powerlifting Club raises the bar

Austin Hurst, staff writer
May 20, 2022

In the after school hours, sounds of cheering and excitement fill the weights room as South’s Powerlifting Club athletes put in the work to beat personal records or add another weight to their barbell,...

Knitting Club creates space to calm students

Charlie Bickel and Sara Rahman
November 12, 2021

Artisans from 11th Century Egypt were the first people to ever harness the powers of knitting, according to Sheep & Stitch, a website for knitting enthusiasts. The ancient Egyptians knitting was painstakingly...

Halberstadt takes a hands on approach in the Fine Arts Department

Charlie Bickel, staff writer
October 1, 2021

Last year, it was easier than ever to stay isolated. Students had ample opportunity to avoid unnecessary small talk, but for teachers, it was crippling. One teacher in particular has set out on a mission...

Atlas, Curry bring harmony to musical community

Danielle Joseph and Hannah Kahhat
October 1, 2021

An inseparable connection to music. That is all it took to convince Rachel Atlas, the Glenbrooks’ new co-orchestra director, to change her college major from pre-med to music. Between Atlas, a new addition...

Illustration by Jiha Kim

Paranormal Club scares up a storm

Sara Rahman, Staff writer
October 1, 2021

Ghost hunting in the English hallway; watching scary movies together; going on ghost tours in Chicago, and sharing paranormal incidents. This is what members experience in Paranormal Club. The members...

Club Collaboration: Planet Green and Elpida members work together to plant a pollinator garden.

Planet Green leads various environmental projects in the community

Betsy Jarosick, Staff Writer
June 2, 2021

Planet Green is a club with a goal: helping the Earth. Now in its second year, the club members work to make a difference, according to sponsor Lisa Pavic, who is also a biology and environmental science...

Aspiring Adamji: David Adamji replaced Thomas Kucharski as the instructional supervisor of the English Department. Adamji is grateful for the welcoming environment of South that has helped him settle in to his new position. Photo courtesy of David Adamji.

English department welcomes new instructional supervisor

Maddie Cloutier and Sloane Shabelman
October 3, 2020

The world looked a lot different when David Adamji, English Department instructional supervisor was hired in January. Pre-pandemic, he had not expected his first year of teaching at South to be through...

CAROLING COLB: Performing in Souths 2016 variety show, from left to right, alumnus Micheal Kirby,  senior Colb Uhlemann, alumni Ethan Reiss and Jack Riley sing together. Uhlemann is the president of Master Singers and is involved with three of Souths a capella groups.

Leah Nella and Dany Herrera
December 7, 2017

Senior Colb Uhlemann, president of master singers, is a well known star in Scat That, Nine, and Chamber Singers at South. According to Uhlemann, his greatest interests are jazz, a capella, playing the...

FOREIGN FUN: Standing in a street near Lyon, France, Kayt Ribordy (right) and her exchange partner (left) immerse themselves in French culture. Ribordy speaks English, French, Spanish and German.

Kayt Ribordy embraces language programs at South

Caitlyn Giertz and Sheila Fogarty
November 10, 2017

Being able to speak more than one language is an impressive feat, but four? Kayt Ribordy, a native English-speaking senior, is the president of French Club, co-president of Spanish Honors Society and a...

STRIDES FOR A CURE:   Cheering at a Cure Club event (left), sophomores Lina Pedrelli, Sammy Tvaroh and Erin Nukk smile for the camera. Gathering for a group photo (right),  Cure Club members huddle together after their Stride for a Cure event. Last year, Cure Club raised approximately $50,000 for cancer research, a number they hope to surpass this year.

Cure Club offers support for those affected by cancer

Gwyn Skiles, staff reporter
November 10, 2017

Grief. According to senior Amanda Swanson, grief is powerful and can sometimes motivate people to make an impactful change in their community. This is something Swanson experienced after having lost her...

Cepeda reflects on music experience, plans to continue in college

Jimmy Rubenstein & Grace Solem, staff reporters
May 16, 2017

Graduation day is looming and will mark the end of GBS extracurriculars for the seniors of Glenbrook South. However, for senior Grace Cepeda, a singer in both Masters and Chambers Choirs, her passion for...

Coaching a player, Dana Boehmer crouches down to help junior Winnie Tomsheck with her catch. This is Boehmers first year coaching varsity softball

Boehmer takes over as new varsity softball coach

Emma Hammer and Annie O'Rourke
May 2, 2017

Dana Boehmer, after coaching JV for eight years is  now the head varsity softball coach and PE Leaders teacher after Coach Kay Sopocy retired last year. According to Boehmer, softball has greatly affected...

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