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The Art Institute of Chicago: A Perfect Staycation

The Art Institute of Chicago: A Perfect Staycation

Luke Ekdahl, Staff Writer
April 23, 2017
Filed under Features

From Monet and Manet to El Greco and O’Keeffe, it is hard to determine whether you are in Renaissance Florence or “Ferris Bueller's Day Off” when attending the Art Institute of Chicago. The Art Institute is one of the world’s finest museums, with more than 300,000 pieces of art, but it can...

Self Esteem Reflection Video

Self Esteem Reflection Video

March 25, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase, Video

Drops of Ink looks into how students view themselves compared to how friends see them and analyze how these opinions can affect the self esteem of teenagers.

Untold Stories

Hannah Hutchins and Demi Glusic
March 23, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Mental illness is everywhere. Maybe you have read or learned about it, maybe you know or love someone affected by it or maybe you are someone affected by it. No matter what your relationship with mental illness is, in some form or another, it does affect you. According to the World Health Organization,...

L and M Jewelry

L and M Jewelry

Rachel Dudley, Staff Writer
March 23, 2017
Filed under Features

     In early December, senior Lexi Acosta texted her friend Michela Mosconi: “Do you want to start a jewelry company?” So, they decided to start L and M jewelry.      Before they started their own company, Acosta would make bracelets that she sold in order to raise money for the C...

The Mentality of Sports

The Mentality of Sports

Luke Ekdahl and Kyle Patterson
March 23, 2017
Filed under Features

From football to track to gymnastics, sports have a physical intensity that has both positive and negative effects on the body. Sports and its affect on health has been fiercely debated in recent years. However, there is another aspect of health affected, and it's not physical. Mental health can be greatly a...

Absentee Reality

Absentee Reality

Colleen Mullins and Molly Magill
March 23, 2017
Filed under Features

Flu-like Symptoms, Immunizations and Homebound are only three of the 40 attendance codes Libertyville High School uses, which is more than most other schools, according to attendance and transcript manager Michelle Jones. Although some students enjoy missing school, being absent can also be stressful...

Mental Health Tutorial

Mental Health Tutorial

March 23, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase, Video

Choir performs annual Winter Concert

Choir performs annual Winter Concert

Maddie Wasser, Staff Writer
March 6, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Libertyville High School's 2017 Winter Choral Concert was performed on Wednesday, March 1.

Humans of Libertyville

Humans of Libertyville

Lola Akinlade, Online Editor
February 23, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Inspired by the popular blog Humans of New York, Humans of Libertyville, — also a blog on the DOI website — strives to give life to the everyday people seen in our halls, illuminating the untold story behind every face. Through these 24 stories, we hope to showcase the various cultures, talents...

Girls in STEM

Girls in STEM

Rachel Benner, Staff Writer
February 23, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Females are underrepresented in STEM. It’s just a fact. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, less than 25 percent of women are involved in those fields. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math and as competitive as these fields may be, and for a long time these career...

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