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Freshman ‘Genius’: A glimpse into Liam’s passion for math

Freshman ‘Genius’: A glimpse into Liam’s passion for math

Rachel Benner, Features Editor

May 21, 2018


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When Liam Tucker was a child, his mom read the book “How to Raise a Brighter Child.” Many around him, including his sister, senior Nora Tucker, can attest that whatever their mom learned from the book seemed to work; Nora describes Liam as “a genius.” Liam Tucker is only a freshman, and though h...

Senior List Interactive Map

Senior List Interactive Map

Rachel Dudley and Nate Sweitzer

May 16, 2018


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DOI"s annual senior list with a twist: an interactive map to accompany the information!

The First Generation

The First Generation

Olivia Gauvin, Staff Writer

May 15, 2018


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For years, students across the United States have attended school in search of the college education their parents never received in this country. Whether they come from families who immigrated to the U.S. in search of a better life or families who did not have the opportunity to attend college in U.S., the ...

The CRC Trifecta

The CRC Trifecta

Maggie Evers, Staff Member

May 15, 2018


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Brightly lit from the windows and smiles in the room, along with the colorful decorations hanging from every wall and the ceiling, the College/Career Resource Center, commonly referred to as the CRC, is a unique space for students to learn and work in at LHS. This relaxed space revolves around the three...

Ready For Retirement

Ready For Retirement

Kath Haidvogel, Staff Member

May 15, 2018


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  For many teachers, retirement is something to look forward to. Most can’t wait to sleep in, no longer have to attend meetings and have more overall freedom in their choices.  Although there are plenty of things to look forward to, there are also many things that are missed in retirement. ...

College Isn’t the Only Option

College Isn’t the Only Option

Ariella Bucio, staff member

May 15, 2018


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“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” These are the last three lines of a poem called “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost. While most LHS seniors will be starting their college years next fall, Cameron Szabo,...

Restricted Rights for Teachers

Restricted Rights for Teachers

Ella Marsden, Staff Member

May 15, 2018


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When teachers step foot into school, their First Amendment rights are restricted. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, the First Amendment only protects public school teachers when they are speaking as private citizens, not when they are speaking as part of their duties relating to their ...

Mind The Gap

Anna Legutki, Staff Member

May 14, 2018


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Reasons for a student taking a gap year can vary; for some students, just needing a change of pace after high school can be enough of a reason. But, in a broader context, the pressure of having to choose what one wants to do at such an early time in their life can be daunting.

Speed Dating for Roommates

Speed Dating for Roommates

Maggie Evers, Staff Member

May 13, 2018


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The summer before going off to college can be a chaotic whirlwind of planning and emotions for some seniors. While many are excited for the new freedoms ahead, the fear of living with someone new begins to creep in. In fact, a study conducted by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte disco...

Erase the Hate: “Hate is Not a Libertyville Value”

Moira Duffy, Staff Member

May 7, 2018


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The “Erase the Hate” campaign is a movement founded in the North Park neighborhood in Chicago that has grown into an international initiative that aims to rid the world of hate and put goodness into the world; this campaign has recently spread to Libertyville High School. Theater director and...

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