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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

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Chronic illnesses pose threatening obstacles

Taylor Everson, asst. features editor
March 15, 2019

In sixth grade, senior Anna Shabelman started to experience recurring fevers. These fevers would happen every four weeks and according to Shabelman no one could figure out why. Eventually blood tests to...

illustration by Margo Kazak

South celebrates the holidays in different ways

Agnosticism Growing up in a Christian household, Jane Emerson* went to church frequently and celebrated Christian holidays without fault. Now, Emerson does not celebrate these holidays out of faith, but...

Happy Homes: Giggling in her country of origin, sophomore Seonghyun Kim poses in front of a building in South Korea.

Students live abroad, experience new cultures

Taylor Everson, asst. features editor
September 28, 2018

Many people get the opportunity to experience traveling to a foreign country, yet very few actually have the opportunity to live in one. For some, the United States, even Glenview, is a foreign place....

Students in the South

GBS alumni attend Southern universities, note cultural differences

Taylor Everson and Augie Mikell
April 20, 2018

Whether in Illinois or thousands of miles away, students in college have to learn to adjust to a new environment. Some GBS alumni, who have chosen to pursue higher education in the South, have had to learn...

Illustration by Raya Shoilekova

ADHD, ADD present complex challenges for several students

Taylor Everson, staff reporter
December 22, 2017

In the middle of a math lesson, junior Delaney Ehrhardt finds herself zoning out. The next time she looks at the board. A whole new page of notes has been taught and she rushes to finish before the bell ...

Young Life members pose for a picture at their halloween party.

South students partake in youth groups

Taylor Everson and Mia Merchant, staff reporters
November 10, 2017

Loud music fills junior Eleni Copetas’s basement on a Monday night as a crowd of high school students dance around and sing to the music. The bass drops, and Young Life, a Christian youth group, begins. Young...

Group of Glenbrook Academy students pose in su Zhou.

Glenbrook Academy students travel to China and experience new culture

Taylor Everson, staff reporter
October 16, 2017

High above the clouds in Huangshan, China, the fog and mist slowly gave way to the lush scenery of the Yellow Mountain Range. The scenic peaks of the mountains were gradually revealed to 22 North and South...

Leaving their mark: South teachers reflect on careers before retirement

Leaving their mark: South teachers reflect on careers before retirement

Table of Contents: Kathy Hargesheimer Paul Zwiercan Chris Valles Carol Buresh Bernice Kirchler Anne White Suzanne Shore Gregory Johnson   Kathy Hargesheimer by...

PICTURE PROJECTS: Taking photos at a concert in Chicago, junior Bella Del Muro has found various internships doing music and concert photography with various bands. She says the experiences have provided her with more knowledge about what kind of career she would like to pursue after high school. Photo courtesy of Bella Del Muro

Students pursue internships in future career choices

Augie Mikell and Taylor Everson
April 26, 2017

One thing some students do in high school is find a career they’re interested in pursuing. With so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to determine what to do. However, one way some choose...

Teachers reflect on past careers, encourage others to follow ambitions

Taylor Everson, staff reporter
April 11, 2017

High school and college have flown by, and now it’s time to pick a career and decide on a future. Many people have an idea of what they want to do, and believe that once they choose one career path,...

Cautiously measuring the amount of milk needed for her recipe, junior Kate Voss  works to create a delicious meal. Voss is the president of Souths new club Cooking for a Cause, which combines cooking with community service. Photo courtesy by Kate Voss

Up-and-coming club aids community through cooking

Taylor Everson, staff reporter
March 3, 2017

Between the rich aromas of comfort food and the sizzling of frying pans comes a new meaning to the term "cooking". With the desire to help others, South's new club, Cooking for a Cause, aims to use food...

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,...

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