Drops of Ink

A Look Behind the Lens

A Look Behind the Lens

Carly Wagner, Staff Member

April 22, 2019


Filed under Features

“Camera two, zoom in,” the director requests from behind his table in the cafeteria, sheltered from the rush of the basketball game. He communicates with his team from behind a computer screen and through headphones, in order to capture footage of the game. The student operating the camera z...

Athletes Before Educators

Athletes Before Educators

Charlotte Pulte, Staff Member

April 21, 2019


Filed under Features

While most students interact with their teachers just in the classroom, many LHS staff members have athletic backgrounds that their students or coworkers are unaware of. Athletics play a huge role in many young people’s lives, and oftentimes shape those young people into adults. Four LHS staff mem...

Lifelong Teammates, Lifelong Friends

Lifelong Teammates, Lifelong Friends

Ben Mayo, Staff Member

April 18, 2019


Filed under Features, Sports, Winter

Incredible as it may seem, not one, but two LHS wrestlers are committed to continue competing at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign -- double the number of previous LHS wrestlers who have made this commitment. Ever since they were in kindergarten, senior Michael Gunther and junior Danny Puc...

She’s Got Game

She’s Got Game

Ella Marsden, Staff Member

April 18, 2019


Filed under Features, Sports

It’s game day. You’re a female head coach and your team is warming up while you talk strategy on the sideline with your assistant coach. As the head coach, you’re prepared to greet the official. The official, however, turns to your male assistant coach under the assumption that he’s the head...

A look into students who are athletes outside of LHS

A look into students who are athletes outside of LHS

Sayre DeBruler, Staff Member

April 18, 2019


Filed under Features

LHS’s own sports teams have won many titles, plaques, medals, awards, and trophies, priding the Libertyville sports community with the accomplishment of so many feats. However, there are several students who have achieved many things in their own sports not affiliated with LHS. Here are four of thes...

What’s Trending: Sports Habits

Jade Foo, Staff Member

April 18, 2019


Filed under Features, Sports

A recent survey was sent to the students of LHS via email, addressed specifically to athletes, asking about their pregame and/or postgame rituals. The vast majority of the student-athletes who responded said they have some sort of ritual or habit that they do before each game, meet, race or competition...

BeWell Fitness Trains Teams, Students

Ariella Bucio, Staff Member

April 11, 2019


Filed under Features, Libertyville/Local, Sports

Although Ben Wellenbach is not a native of Libertyville, he has become instrumental in the physical development and wellness of athletes in the area.   Wellenbach opened BeWell Fitness 12 years ago and is the current owner. BeWell Fitness is a gym located on 1753 Northwind Blvd. in Libertyville.  Wellenbach ...

How political views affect families

How political views affect families

Moira Duffy, Staff Member

April 1, 2019


Filed under Features

Many can agree, and some have even noticed recently, that during periods of hyper-partisanship, civil discussion can be hard to come by, even within families. While political debates have nearly always been common on the national level, when taken to the dinner table, they can bring about both animosit...

State parks and forest preserves: the past, present and future of conservation

State parks and forest preserves: the past, present and future of conservation

March 7, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase, Uncategorized

On March 1, 1872, Congress passed an act that established Yellowstone National Park as a “public park ... for the benefit and enjoyment of the people.” Since then, the national park system has grown to include thousands of locations in an effort to “conserve the scenery and the natural and hist...

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