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It’s time we give teachers some credit

Sarah Ordway, co-opinions editor
March 18, 2022

It is no secret that students have had a crazy two years. It is a running joke at The Oracle about how many times I’ve written the “what a crazy year we’ve had” introduction, and yet, I am back...

In defense of the SAT

Sarah Ordway, co-opinions editor
November 12, 2021

I hate the SAT as much as you do. I hate the rows and rows of bubbles that line every square inch of the answer packet. I hate print- ing out Khan Academy practice tests and trying to figure...

It’s Okay To Feel Overwhelmed

Sarah Ordway, Opinions Editor
October 1, 2021

I wandered around the hallways, keeping a copy of the school map in my pocket with all of my classes labeled for my first day. I walked circles around the cafeteria, wondering where the cold sandwiches...

Progressing Players: Working together as teammates for the better part of their soccer careers, juniors Bella Gemignani and Lilly O’Rourke have taken their partnership to the South girls’ soccer team. Gemignani and O’Rourke take a photo together every year at tournaments they compete in, with photos from 2015 and 2020 pictured.

South athletes take friendships to the field

Sarah Ordway, asst. opinions editor
April 23, 2021

Passing a teammate the ball, anticipating their next move, knowing where a teammate is going to make a move even before they do. It may seem like telepathy, but for many of South’s athletes, long-standing...

Illustration by Sarah Ordway

Stop belittling young people’s activism

Sarah Ordway, asst. opinions editor
December 18, 2020

Life imitates art. Life looks nothing like it did a year ago, and although I wouldn’t qualify Instagram as “art,” it certainly looks nothing like it did a year ago. Just scrolling through my feed,...

Theres a time for bipartisanship and theres a time for respect

There’s a time for bipartisanship and there’s a time for respect

Sarah Ordway, asst. opinions editor
November 5, 2020

I have read my fair share of “Why can’t we all just get along?” articles. In deeply divisive times, nothing feels more comforting than the bowl of “chicken noodle soup” that is a column about...

Systemic issues plague 2020

Systemic issues plague 2020

Sarah Ordway, asst. opinions editor
October 2, 2020

2020 is, for a lack of a better term, just plain old weird. I can’t watch a television show without getting upset at the characters for not wearing masks, only to realize that it was filmed years ago....

Handing Laya Anvari, senior class representative, a bag of donations for the Food Drive, senior Ben Kalish helps provide supplies for 568 families around the community. The food drive underwent a number of changes this year to emphasize the humanitarian aspect behind the donations.

The extra step: food drive cans numerical goals

Sarah Ordway, staff writer
December 20, 2019

From shelves stocked full of beans, corn, and other low-demand products to students putting money and little thought behind their donations, Josh Koo, assistant principal of student activities, saw many...

Illustration by Esther Yun

Transition Services help Special Ed. students meet goals after graduation

Sarah Ordway, staff writer
November 15, 2019

Whether it’s becoming financially independent or simply doing your own laundry, adjustment to life post-graduation poses a challenge to every South student. However, for students in the Special Education...

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