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Storms in Libertyville cause flooding

Storms in Libertyville cause flooding

Sam Nelson and Rachel Dudley
July 13, 2017
Filed under Libertyville/Local, News, Showcase

On the night of Tuesday, July 11, into the morning of Wednesday, July 12, much of Lake County received enough rain to be considered a flash flood. During this time, Libertyville received 6.77 inches of rain.  On Wednesday afternoon, Libertyville Mayor Terry Weppler announced that the village was in a state...

Seniors show spirit during ABC countdown

Seniors show spirit during ABC countdown

Colleen Mullins, Staff Writer
May 23, 2017
Filed under Libertyville/Local, News

From Apr. 18 to May 23, the last 26 days of the school year, Libertyville High School seniors dressed up for themed days corresponding to the letters of the alphabet. At the beginning of the countdown, there was a high participation rate. However, due to AP testing and warm weather, participation de...

Freshmen take action to reduce waste at LHS

Freshmen take action to reduce waste at LHS

Rachel Dudley, Staff Writer
May 23, 2017
Filed under Libertyville/Local, News

     Every class’s Student Council board chooses a philanthropy for the class to support and this year, the freshman class decided on decreasing- and eventually eliminating-food waste, and increasing recycling at LHS.      The class believed that these are both relevant issues at LHS that...

Art show showcases student talent

Art show showcases student talent

Anna DeNoia, Staff Writer
May 22, 2017
Filed under News

This past Thursday and Friday, May 18-19, Libertyville High School hosted its annual student art show. The event provided a unique opportunity for LHS art students to share their work not only with their peers at the high school but with the greater Libertyville community as well. This event overran...

Uniting LHS

Uniting LHS

Luke Ekdahl, Staff Writer
May 18, 2017
Filed under Libertyville/Local, News

Within the past two years, a relatively new club has taken on an even newer meaning. This club is LHS United, which is dedicated to both embracing and appreciating the importance of an individual’s culture, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and individuality, while uniting all students fro...

2017-18 School Board Representatives Selected

2017-18 School Board Representatives Selected

Molly Magill, Staff Writer
May 18, 2017
Filed under News

Juniors Lola Akinlade, Ellie Daly, Zachary Ford and were recently selected to be the LHS student representatives for the District 128 school board for the 2017-18 school year. At monthly school board meetings, student representatives are responsible for presenting news that “you couldn’t read about ...

LHS Staff Member Fired After Removing ‘Safe Space’ Stickers

LHS Staff Member Fired After Removing ‘Safe Space’ Stickers

Jenna Grayson, Staff Writer
May 15, 2017
Filed under Libertyville/Local, News

Note: The writer of this story is also a member of Libertyville High School’s Gay-Straight Alliance. At the beginning of the second semester, an LHS staff member on the buildings and grounds department was fired following his removal of the “safe space” stickers, after he was seen on security foot...

LHS Cares in Color

LHS Cares in Color

Sam Nelson, Staff Writer
May 8, 2017
Filed under Libertyville/Local, News, Showcase

This past Saturday, May 6, Student Council held its third annual Color Run. This year, all the proceeds went to GiGi’s Playhouse, a non-profit organization with Down Syndrome Achievement Centers located across the United States. Student Council chose GiGi’s Playhouse because many local families who...

Springing into “A Spring Concert”

Springing into “A Spring Concert”

May 4, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Libertyville/Local, Showcase

  On Tuesday, May 2, members of band and orchestra performed “A Spring Concert” in the Libertyville High School Butler Auditorium.   This concert was comprised of performances from Concert Band, Concert Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Symphonic Winds, and Chamber Orchestra. The Concert Band holds...

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