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The Oracle

The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

The Oracle

The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

The Oracle

CHARMING CHAMBERS: Dressed in formal attire, South Chambers members sing with their music before them. Joined by members of the GBN choirs, the group performed at the heart of the chapel at Techny Towers.

Glenbrook choirs amplify vocals in Techny Towers

Lilly Ludwig, staff writer
March 14, 2014

Singing at a cathedral in Europe is no small experience. But according to Martin Sirvatka, instructional supervisor of the Music Department, students involved in choir at South don’t need to travel quite...


Daily use of makeup signifies creativity, not insecurity

Shea Anthony, co-a&e editor
March 14, 2014

Every weekday morning yields the same routine for me: I shower, put on music, apply makeup and get dressed. I rarely deviate from this cycle, even if it means being a couple minutes late to first period....

Knight discovers knack for art, finds freedom in expression

Knight discovers knack for art, finds freedom in expression

Shea Anthony, co-a&e editor
February 7, 2014

Painted on senior Riley Knight’s wall is a tree with the cartoon-strip characters Calvin and Hobbes perched in its branches taking a snooze. Calvin, a precocious six-year-old boy, has a lot more in common...

Catching Fire keeps book’s spark burning

Shea Anthony, co-a&e editor
December 20, 2013

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire blazed a bright trail in box offices its opening weekend, earning its place as the best November movie debut of all time, according to Entertainment Weekly. This highly...

Remake of classic hoor proves not so ‘scarrie’

Shea Anthony, co-a&e editor
November 8, 2013

What do you get when you mix a religiously zealous mother, a teenager girl with telekinesis and a high school prom? The plot line of Kimberly Peirce’s remake of Carrie, a 1976 classic. Carrie centers...

Marching Band moves forward, grows as a group

Shea Anthony, co-a&e editor
October 4, 2013

It’s halftime on South’s home turf and the football fans quiet down to watch the show unfold. After Poms ignite the crowd, the South marching band, dressed in blue, white and gold takes the field....

Who are your friends?

CJ Park and Shea Anthony, co-features editor and asst. features editor
April 19, 2013

The Oracle conducted an investigative experiment by creating a Facebook identity under the name of “Sarah Letterman” and sending requests to South students in order to collect data on students’...

Student shares realistic perspective, elaborates on the weaknesses of marriage

Shea Anthony, asst. features
March 13, 2013

Growing up, I was exposed to a lot of once upon a times and happily ever afters that all seemed to culminate in the protagonist of the story falling in love and getting married. As a child, I would flounce...

Human trafficking convention spurs awareness, involvement

Shea Anthony & Elisa Kim, asst. features editor
February 1, 2013

On Nov. 29, 2012, Alex Campbell was sentenced to a life in prison for human trafficking. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, he was charged for harboring four illegal immigrant women and forcing them...

Daughters support mothers with breast cancer

Shea Anthony and Madison O'Brien, Kelsey Pogue, asst. features editors, asst. web editor
November 9, 2012

While scientists and doctors have cured many diseases, cancer remains extremely elusive. According to senior Brittany Balzano, Cure Club president, one in four men and one in six women will be diagnosed...

South quadruplets strive four individualism

South quadruplets strive ‘four’ individualism

Shea Anthony, asst. features
October 5, 2012

South quadruplets strive ‘four’ individualism When Joyce Hennelly’s kids were young, she brought them over to a friend’s house for a playdate. They shuffled into the house like ducklings, following...

New band Zaramela aims to embrace opportunities

Sally You, Shea Anthony, asst. A&E editor, asst. features editor
May 25, 2012

The blaring sound of a trumpet, played by junior Aaron Gamalinda, takes over the melody as a deep, rich saxophone, played by junior Mike Jang, and a methodic drum beat, laid down by junior Malcolm Engel,...

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