Drops of Ink

The Original Influencers

The well-known story of Frankenstein was deeply influenced by the science experiments in the early 1800s that tested muscle movements from electricity. The background image above depicts Luigi Galvani’s frog muscle experiment and its similarity to Frankenstein’s creation.

Molly Muscato, staff member

October 18, 2020

Was it mere coincidence that Mary Shelley published “Frankenstein” in the midst of the Enlightenment? Or was this fictional tale of science gone wrong shaped by the very real changes unfolding across Europe in the 18th century? Far from being completely original worlds untouched by reality, the...

Handling mental health in eSchool

Handling mental health in eSchool

Pavan Acharya, Online Editor

September 30, 2020

Various types of asynchronous and synchronous e-learning situations have been implemented for LHS since March. These new methods have all been put in place in order to keep students and staff physically safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet the stresses created by the global pandemic and the isolati...

Pandemic Pastimes

Katie Numeras, a senior, started making and selling tye-dye clothes in April through her Instagram account. She’s been selling her products locally and in other states, such as Tennesse, Texas, and Georgia.

Sara Bogan, Managing Editor

September 30, 2020

When a business launches, people usually envision an illuminated, flashing “OPEN” sign that welcomes customers into the building. In the world of COVID-19, however, this sign is sometimes replaced with a cardboard box and a letter of thanks. Over the summer, several LHS students have developed...

Everything sucks, but at least…

Lily Hieronymus, Social Media Editor

September 30, 2020


Let’s Fight for Change: A Student Nonprofit

Let’s Fight for Change is a nonprofit organization that focuses on a broad range of social issues. They aim to make resources and research tools easily accessible through social media and their website, which is in development. Logo by Sebastian Ingino.

Anika Raina, News Editor

September 30, 2020

In our currently divided and contentious society, four seniors — Ally Gifford,  Sebastian Ingino, Jack Regan and Richard Xiao — created a nonprofit organization, Fight for Change, to combat social injustices and spread awareness about a variety of global issues. The team banded together in early J...

Seniors’ Memories and Advice

Sarah Bennett

May 21, 2020

This year the Drops of Ink seniors were asked to answer a few questions about their time at LHS. They shared their favorite memories and their best advice! Illustrations done by Cali Lichter. Speak up! Don’t be afraid to get out there or let loose during school. For me, it made me happier overall...

Essential Workers: The Backbone of the Pandemic

Photo courtesy of Grace Kraft Senior Grace Kraft works at Ace Hardware and has experienced reduced hours and increased business since the stay-at-home order was placed.

Charlotte Pulte, Features Editor

May 20, 2020

As the coronavirus temporarily reshapes the workforce, many employees are having to quickly adjust to new practices, many of which make work more challenging for them.  These employees who continue to work have become defined by a new term: essential workers. Essential workers span many different ind...

Libertyville Lends a Hand

In order to help out the community, sophomore Tavish Sharma has organized a food drive. Picture courtesy of Tavish Sharma.

Sara Bogan, Staff Member

May 20, 2020

From painting windows to creating food drives, many Libertyville residents have had an impact on their community during the pandemic. Several neighborhoods in Libertyville have used Facebook pages to organize ways to help. In addition, a group of former LHS students is shopping and delivering groceries, p...

How Students Are Filling Their Free Time

Ella Marsden, Editor-in-Chief

May 20, 2020

On Friday, March 13, District 128 announced that in-person classes would be canceled for the immediate future. This was eventually extended, as Governor J.B. Pritzker ordered that all Illinois schools remain shut for the rest of the academic year. On Saturday, March 21, Illinois, along with much of th...

Senior traditions thrown into disarray

Senior traditions thrown into disarray

Pavan Acharya, Staff Member

May 20, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and extension of in-person school cancellation through the end of the academic year, end-of-the-year senior traditions have been shaken up. The state of many of these traditions was shrouded in uncertainty with the constantly changing status of the pandemic. However, throu...

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