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The relationship between memes and depression

The relationship between memes and depression

George Hayek, staff member

February 8, 2019


Filed under Features

In recent years, memes have become a large part of popular culture. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines memes as “amusing or interesting items (such as a captioned picture or video) or genre of items that is spread widely online especially through social media.” They’re found on nearly all social medi...

Student Styles

Student Styles

Rachel Benner, Opinion Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Walking down the hallway, you might see a variety of clothing: sweatpants, overalls, jerseys, dresses, glasses, beanies, boots, and sneakers. Students might take fashion seriously -- trying to say something with what they wear -- or they might just be throwing on the first thing they see. Whatever they c...

Let’s See What’s Brewing: A look into coffee’s popularity across America

Let’s See What’s Brewing: A look into coffee’s popularity across America

Claire Salemi and Olivia Gauvin

February 8, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Whether it is the Starbucks on the corner, the drive-thru Dunkin’ that’s just a block away or the local coffee shop down the street, coffee is deeply embedded in America’s food-and-drink culture. In fact, in 2018, Starbucks reported that they have more than 14,000 stores in the United States, not ...

Behind the Counter

Behind the Counter

Maggie Burnetti, Editor-in-Chief

February 8, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

With 400 business members as part of Mainstreet Libertyville, Libertyville’s small businesses thrive because of invested owners, customers and community members. Mainstreet Libertyville is an organization which purpose is, as stated on their website, “to enhance our community identity and herita...

Teacher Power Couples

Teacher Power Couples

Sayre DeBruler, Staff Member

February 6, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Included among the many faculty and staff members working at LHS are around 15 married couples. So, with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it seemed to interview five of these couples.   Dr. and Mrs. Brown on the musicals The Browns met in 2007 when they worked on that year’s m...

February Song Recommendations

February Song Recommendations

Annika Bjorklund, Staff Member

February 1, 2019


Filed under Features

Step one: a survey goes out to the whole LHS population asking for any song recommendations they might have to offer. Step two: over 100 songs arrive from over 100 people. Step three: these are compiled into a playlist and listened to incessantly. Step four: two-thirds of the songs are culled, leavin...

Their Happiest Moments

Their Happiest Moments

Carly Wagner, Staff Member

January 26, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

With present-day technology, it can seem like there is a constant flood of negative information in headlines, articles, social media and various places all throughout the internet. But it is important to remember the great aspects of life as well. The LHS students and staff below were willing to sha...

Different Spots Vacationed By LHS Students Over Winter Break

Different Spots Vacationed By LHS Students Over Winter Break

Ariella Bucio, Staff Member

January 23, 2019


Filed under Features, International, National, News

During winter break, some students at LHS went to different places, either within the country or around the world. The activities that they participated in varied from sailing, skiing, and going to a football game. A few of those students were asked to share their favorite part of their vacation. &nb...

From Pain to Power

From Pain to Power

Aliya Haddon and Ella Marsden

December 13, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Uncategorized

Sexual assault, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is “illegal sexual contact that usually involves force upon a person without consent or is inflicted upon a person who is incapable of giving consent (as because of age or physical or mental incapacity) or who places the assailant (such as a doctor) in...

Freedom of the Press: How High Schools are Limited

Freedom of the Press: How High Schools are Limited

Moira Duffy, Staff Member

December 13, 2018


Filed under Features

Freedom of the press is a sentiment that rings true throughout the United States’ history, given its place in the Bill of Rights, although freedom of the press in 2018 differs perhaps from the Founding Fathers’ vision. While the First Amendment to the United States Constitution grants freedom o...

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