Drops of Ink

‘Wonder’ Boy

‘Wonder’ Boy

Matt Smith, Sports Editor

April 17, 2018


Filed under Features

When you first look at him, you might think, Why doesn’t that kid have two ears? What’s wrong with his chin? When people first see junior Peter Dankelson, they may think those things, but they’ll miss  Dankelson’s inspirational story and extremely kind personality. How I Became to Life Da...

Closeted Stories Uncovered

Closeted Stories Uncovered

Lola Akinlade and Rachel Benner

April 17, 2018


Filed under Features

For many members of the LGBTQ+ community, declaring one’s sexuality, also known as “coming out of the closet,” is a big deal and often a life-changing experience. Sharing with family and friends one’s sexuality or identity often generates feelings of nervousness and fear but may also release a...

Competitive Nature

Competitive Nature

Maggie Burnetti, Sports Editor

April 17, 2018


Filed under Features

For the two years that the girls badminton program has existed at Libertyville High School, at least 50 girls have tried out for the team; however, the team’s maximum amount of players allowed is 36, due to space, coaching and time constraints. This season, 59 girls tried out, an increase by nine compared to...

The Bridge to Recovery

The Bridge to Recovery

Zachary Ford, Staff Member

April 17, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

It often isn’t easy being a high school student, especially for those who are battling drug or alcohol addictions, or struggling with their mental health. There are a number of different reasons adolescents may go to a treatment facility. In most cases, adolescents are forced into treatment by thei...

The Silence to end the Silence

The Silence to end the Silence

Megan Wolter, Staff Member

April 17, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

People within the LGTBQ+ community have had their voices silenced many times, from the raid at the Stonewall Inn in the 1960s to the recent transgender military ban. The community and its supporters have held many protests all over the country and world in order to restore rights that they have b...

What it Means to be an LGBTQ+ Athlete at LHS

Molly Boufford and Moira Duffy

April 17, 2018


Filed under Features

High school is a time where it often seems that finding oneself is the finish line, and students race there with the help of friends, family, and even their sports teams.  For some LGBTQ+ student-athletes at LHS, playing sports with the high school has had a minimal effect on their sexual orientation -- ...

Student bands at LHS

Student bands at LHS

Kylie Rodriguez, Staff Member

April 17, 2018


Filed under Features

Lights beam on your face, crowds cheer, the music begins to pour out of you, and you feel a rush of adrenaline and pure satisfaction: this is what performing is like for many of the student bands here at LHS. These bands are comprised of many different types of people who form a close-knit bond toge...

‘New culture, new expectations’

‘New culture, new expectations’

Stephanie Luce, Staff Member

April 17, 2018


Filed under Features

The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years, Hurricane Maria formed as a tropical storm on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. Four days later, on Sept. 20, Maria hit Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm with winds that reached up to 155 mph. Maria devastated Puerto Rico, killing at least 51 peopl...

Finding Refuge in Libertyville

Finding Refuge in Libertyville

Hannah Hutchins, Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

“Who am I? Well, I am Martin.”

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Coming-Out Stories

Coming-Out Stories

Maggie Burnetti, Sports Editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under Features, Video

This video highlights the unique coming-out stories of three different LHS students: Gilbert Ferguson, Laura Hinz and Albert Sterner. The video coincides with the April issue of the Drops of Ink magazine, which features more coming-out stories and other articles that align with the focus topic of “Identity.”

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