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The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

The Oracle

The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

The Oracle

Balancing expectations, passions necessary

Sharon Kim, columnist
May 26, 2017

“It’s your life - you should do what you want to do.” Thank you, brave 9th generation Caucasian organism, for those enlightening words. I can see the light now: everything seems so simple. I can...

Recent political events warrant attention, reflection

Sharon Kim, columnist
April 21, 2017

On March 10, South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye was impeached from office by the court due to her alleged abuse of power. Let’s just say Korea wasn’t all that peachy about the situation. I wasn’t...

Stressful burden of indecisiveness cured through taking risks

Sharon Kim, columnist
March 17, 2017

The words in front of me blur as sweat cascades down my forehead, stinging my wavering eyes. I swallow the lump in my throat as I count the footsteps of the approaching man. I’m not ready... not yet. “What...

South students consider post-high school ROTC enrollment

Sharon Kim, Staff reporter
February 16, 2017

The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), founded in 1916, is one of the most vigorous and successful leadership programs in the country, according to Today’s Military. In exchange for military service...

Japanese exchange-teacher immerses self in American culture

Japanese exchange-teacher immerses self in American culture

Sharon Kim and Taylor Everson, staff reporters
December 16, 2016

Japanese Teacher Eri Kanda, visiting all the way from Japan, has two goals: educating students on Japanese culture and learning American culture. According to Kanda, she previously worked in special education,...

CLEANUP CREW: Posing with bags of trash, Interact members proudly display their success in cleaning a portion of Landwehr road. Interact and other clubs at South have planned several environmental awareness-based service projects. Photo courtesy of Lily Sands

Environmental service unites student organizations in common goal

Sharon Kim and Youjin Shon
November 4, 2016

This year’s service theme for GBS clubs is centered around environmental awareness. In a time of rapid environmental change due to human activity, GBS students may be able to make a lasting difference...

GRINNING GRAD: Beaming proudly with her parents, senior Bryanna Hernandez graduates from South early on April 14. She did so in order to ensure that her father, who was diagnosed with gallbladder cancer earlier this year, could witness her graduation ceremony during his last days.

Senior Bryanna Hernandez graduates early, fulfills father’s last request

Sharon Kim, staff reporter
May 27, 2016

Many students at South are eager to graduate, counting down the days until they can throw their graduation caps in the air and step into adulthood. For senior Bryanna Hernandez, the long-awaited graduation...

Competition encourages participation, success

Sharon Kim, staff reporter
April 21, 2016

Ranging from competing for a spot on the basketball team to a simple game of rock-paper-scissors with friends, competition is a large factor in most student’s lives. Competition also exists at South,...

Students live with grandparents, strengthen affection

Sharon Kim, staff writer
December 11, 2015

The typical image of grandparents usually consists of occasional weekend visits that are rewarded with freshly baked cookies and captivating stories oozing with years of wisdom. Instead of periodic visits,...

Photo illustration by Jacqueline Dewitt

Summer work provides students with head start

Sharon Kim, Staff reporter
October 2, 2015

As the last bell of the year resonates throughout the hall, most GBS students rush out of school ready to bask in the warmth of the summer sun. Within the bliss of a long-awaited vacation, schoolwork is...

Julia Packer packs a punch in musical theatre

Julia Packer packs a punch in musical theatre

Sharon Kim and Gabby Zabat, staff reporters
May 19, 2015

Shaky knees, stuttering and butterflies are no issue for senior Julia Packer as she dominates her second home: the stage. Packer can be seen in the Music Department at South year-round as she participates...

South alumni direct original feature film

Sharon Kim, staff reporter
May 10, 2015

Smoke in the Air, a feature film directed and produced by NYU student and former South student Connor Smith, was filmed in Glenview in August of 2013. With the help of longtime friend Dan Chmielinski,...

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