The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

The Oracle

The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

The Oracle

The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

The Oracle

School for the summer

School for the summer

Nolan Miller and Caroline Peters
May 14, 2024

Most students spend their summer attending camps, playing sports, or even working a job, but for some, they spend their time at school. Some students, like sophomore Gabe Etinger, want to continue their...

The key to a happy, successful life is all about balance

“The key to a happy, successful life is all about balance”

Tori Appel, Web Editor
March 15, 2022

Junior year is, infamously, the hardest year in high school.  Now, as a junior myself, this popular belief has become my reality. With an increase in schoolwork, college suddenly appearing on the horizon,...

Looking for fairness: The discrepancies between at-home and in-school environments

The Editorial Board
March 19, 2021

Let’s face it: this school year is weird. We never thought our whiteboards would project half our classmates’ faces, we likely didn’t expect to have Owls in the classroom and we had probably never...

Heavy school workload results in poor student habits

Gwyn Skiles, asst. opinions editor
April 19, 2019

How many more times do we have to say it? We need more sleep and less homework. As a junior, I find myself drowning in the work I have to do, the amount of notes I have to take, and the amount of tests...

Paddle    Pals:  Returning a serve, junior Parsa Mir Heydari plays pickle ball with Eddie Brown, adaptive PE Leader. Adaptive PE leaders share similar responsibilities as other PE leaders.

Adaptive PE shares similarities, should offer credit incentives

Sheila Fogarty, Columnist
March 14, 2019

This marks my third semester being a peer mentor or P.E. Leader for an a Adapted P.E. (APE) class, a course modified for a variety of students based on their abilities. It’s taught by Tori Kelliher and...

Breaks during classes critical for student attention

Editorial Board
February 8, 2019

The student’s eyelids begin to flicker shut and her elbow slips as she is magnetically pulled into her desk’s center of gravity. Suddenly, the classroom door clicks shut and the student catches herself...

Illustration by Chaeyon Park

Interests spark students’ love of learning

Cassidy Foronda, co-editor in chief
December 22, 2017

The only thing louder than my childhood dinners was me at my childhood dinners. Cramped around a too-small dining table, my large family would sit and eat. Conversations splintered off into several smaller...

Illustration by: Sophia Lau

Test anxiety proves prominent at South

Ellie Ruos, asst. features editor
December 22, 2017

Junior Lily Dolan sits down to take her next round of ACT tests, hoping to score a few points higher than last time in order to receive a scholarship from her dream college that she knows her family wouldn’t...

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...

Problems with school warrant real request for change

Alexandra Sharp, Features editor
March 2, 2016

Pointless. Boring. Useless. More than once, I have heard kids in the hallways or at lunch describe school as a complete waste of their time. And let’s be honest, a lot of you who are reading this probably...

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