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DOI celebrates Scholastic Journalism Week

DOI celebrates Scholastic Journalism Week

February 19, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

In honor of Scholastic Journalism Week, sponsored by the Journalism Education Association, more than a dozen Drops of Ink staff members have written about their experiences and involvement in journalism and the DOI publication. Read their stories below....

Drops of Ink staffers work through an issue cycle

Drops of Ink staffers work through an issue cycle

Sam Nelson, Staff Member

February 17, 2018


Filed under Features

The Journalism Education Association has designated the week of Feb. 18-24 to be Scholastic Journalism Week. This week is held in hopes that “students will serve to raise community consciousness regarding the benefits of scholastic journalism.” Drops of Ink decided to celebrate this week with this s...

Juuling: The Cigarettes of This Generation

Juuling: The Cigarettes of This Generation

Lola Akinlade and Maggie Burnetti

February 13, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

It’s fifth period lunch. Getting the sudden urge, a student scurries to the nearest restroom, locking the stall behind them. A different student, washing their hands, takes a quick glance in the mirror and sees a smoke cloud drifting upwards from the stall: someone is Juuling.

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The life of the party

The life of the party

Olivia Gauvin, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Uncategorized

No matter the time of year or city that you’re in, high school parties occur. Even in Libertyville, the reputation of the high school party culture has developed, reaching to different houses and basements within the community. While not all students at LHS party, there is still a significant portion ...

The Lowdown on LoW

The Lowdown on LoW

Rachel Dudley and Megan Fahey

February 13, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

   Life of a Wildcat, or LoW, is an organization that focuses on inspiring students to live a healthy lifestyle at Libertyville High School. The lifestyle is centered around supporting healthy eating, exercise, sleep, a drug- and alcohol-free lifestyle and reducing stress. The group is not considered a c...

Detained in Detention

Maggie Evers and Lizzie Foley

February 13, 2018


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Almost every stereotypical high school movie includes the daunting detention scene where the students sit impatiently, banging their heads on their desks, pleading to leave. From “The Breakfast Club” to “High School Musical,” the pop culture representation of detention is portrayed as a dreadful, bor...

Know Your Rights

Allie Kuhlman and Jacob Kemp

February 7, 2018


Filed under Features, Libertyville/Local

Explore this infographic to understand what rights are available to you as a minor in common situations you might find yourself in: pulled over on the side of the road, caught after curfew, apprehended at a party, or found with substances at school.

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AP Arts at LHS

AP Arts at LHS

December 14, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

For many students at LHS, the inclusion of an arts class is not a chief concern when choosing classes; in fact, many students at LHS will go four years without ever taking an art class. Many students who do take art classes, however, often find them to be a rewarding experience that makes their high school ex...

Eyes Behind the Screen

Eyes Behind the Screen

Molly Boufford and Kath Haidvogel

December 12, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

  As new technologies are implemented at Libertyville High School, certain rules are put into place by the administration in order to check up on students and make sure they are staying on task and behaving appropriately in and outside the classroom. Taken from the Student Handbook, the LHS Int...

Comparing Competitiveness

Comparing Competitiveness

Savanna Winiecki and Demi Glusic

December 12, 2017


Filed under Features

In recent years, schools around the nation, as well as Libertyville High School, has seen an increase of academic competitiveness, which is partially due to the drastic increase of Advanced Placement (AP) classes available. These AP classes can increase students’ weighted Grade Point Average (GPA),...

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