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  • How Carbondale Viewed the Total Solar Eclipse
  • LHS views the solar eclipse
  • Storms in Libertyville cause flooding
  • Dancing to their Destiny
  • Title IX: Striving for Equality in Sports
  • How Carbondale Viewed the Total Solar Eclipse

    How Carbondale Viewed the Total Solar Eclipse

    Jenna Grayson, Staff Writer

    August 31, 2017

    On Monday, Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse passed through the United States for the first time since 1918. Twelve million people live in the 75-mile wide path of totality that ranges from Oregon to South...

    The total solar eclipse in reached totality at 1:21 p.m. and lasted for two minutes and forty seconds in Carbondale, IL.

    Jenna Grayson

  • LHS views the solar eclipse

    LHS views the solar eclipse

    Sam Nelson and Maria Thames

    August 21, 2017

    On Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse crossed over the United States, spanning all the way from Oregon to South Carolina, according to NASA. At LHS, where a partial solar eclipse was visible , stu...

    Others used their phones to view the eclipse, as it was not safe to look up with the naked eye, but it also was not visible at all times.

    Photo by Maria Thames

  • Storms in Libertyville cause flooding

    Storms in Libertyville cause flooding

    Sam Nelson and Rachel Dudley

    July 13, 2017

    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. Â...

    As a result of the flooding, many roads, such as Oak Spring Road, were closed for a majority of Wednesday, July 12. Flooding covered several streets, making it difficult and dangerous for cars to pass through.

    Jacob Kemp

  • Dancing to their Destiny

    Dancing to their Destiny

    Breezy Listman, Staff Writer

    May 22, 2017

    Each year, a handful of dancers at LHS get together and create performances to represent themselves through dance, as part of Orchesis, whose shows were last Thursday, May 11, and Friday, May 12. Th...

    A lift being executed in Megan Wolter's "Skin".

    Breezy Listman

  • Title IX: Striving for Equality in Sports

    Title IX: Striving for Equality in Sports

    Rachel Benner, Staff Writer

    May 18, 2017

    Over the years, laws have been put into place at schools to close gender gaps. These codes touch mainly on educational opportunities, but they also cover sports and activities. In 1972, a law called Title IX...

    At LHS, Title IX permits girls to play football (traditionally a male-dominated sport) and does not permit boys to play badminton (there is only a girls team offered here).

    Maria Thames

News

A Look at LHS’s Second Consecutive Prom at the Shedd Aquarium

A Look at LHS’s Second Consecutive Prom at the Shedd Aquarium

Jenna Grayson, Staff Writer

May 31, 2017No Comments

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Features

How Federal Student Loans Reaching $1.4 Trillion Affects Graduates of LHS

How Federal Student Loans Reaching $1.4 Trillion Affects Graduates of LHS

Jenna Grayson, Staff Writer

     Student loans have been a hot topic in the media lately, with cable news broadcasts, such as CNN and Fox News, discussing the topic in various segments, and polit...

May 31, 2017No Comments

Off the Beaten Path

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Following Their Passions

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Opinion

Admission of Lurking

Admission of Lurking

Lola Akinlade, Online Editor

Recently there has been a rise in finstas: fake Instagram accounts. Finstas are an open space for students to post whatever they want without the fear of potential colleges...

May 18, 2017No Comments

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Entertainment

Observing a “Beeutiful” Production

Observing a “Beeutiful” Production

Maddie Wasser, Staff Writer

On the weekend of April 28-29, Libertyville High School’s Fine and Performing Arts Department presented the “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” a musical based...

May 5, 2017No Comments

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Sports

Volleyball wins last home game of the season

Volleyball wins last home game of the season

Maria Thames, Photo Editor

In their final home game of the regular season, the LHS boys varsity volleyball team beat Lake Zurich in a tight match 31-29, 19-25 and 26-24. Their current record for this s...

May 11, 2017No Comments

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