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Native and non-native species in your backyard

Native and non-native species in your backyard

Katherine Thomey, Staff Member June 3, 2021

Lake County is home to scores of forest and nature preserves filled with bustling habitats of plants and animals. Within these ecosystems reside life forms native to the area, ones that naturally occur...

Parting Words: Advice Seniors Have for Underclassmen

Jasmine Lafita, Staff Member May 28, 2021

Throughout their four years at Libertyville High School, seniors have been able to gain knowledge and experience about a variety of topics. As they prepare to graduate, eight seniors shared advice...

Behind the desk: A detailed look at LHS teachers’ workspaces

Most teachers at LHS have some sort of office or desk. Many are decorated with pictures and mementos from families and students. Some desks had to be changed to accommodate remote and hybrid learning. This photo essay showcases some of these workspaces.
May 25, 2021

Celia McDermott-Hinman is taking a gap year before attending the University of Michigan in 2022. During the fall and winter, she will be on a boat with 23 other students, helping with maintenance and taking marine biology and oceanography classes. For the rest of next school year, she will be staying in Germany with a host family while attending a German high school.

Taking the Paths Less Traveled

Sarah Wuh, Staff member May 25, 2021

For graduating seniors at LHS, the most traditional path is to go to a four-year college somewhere in the U.S. In 2020, 87% of the 98% of college-bound students at LHS were headed for four-year universities...

Libby Hodge is turning her passion for science into a career in microbiology. Her fascination with the world around her pushed her to pursue a career in STEM.

Longtime Dream Jobs

Liam Tucker, Data Manager May 25, 2021

It’s often stressed to seniors that they don’t need the rest of their lives planned out after high school. Different sources suggest up to 80% of college students change their major at least once,...

No Two Decisions Are The Same

Ella Marsden, Editor-in-Chief May 25, 2021

Ask any high school senior, and they will probably tell you they’ve received advice to just “go with their gut” when choosing a college to attend. And for senior Robbie Delatorre, that’s exactly...

Art in the Alley: Student art show held outside.

Ellie George, Staff Member May 24, 2021

The annual art show hosted by AP art students, as well as other art classes at LHS, was moved outdoors this year to stay Covid friendly. Traditionally located in the main gym, the booths and displays...

Steal this Book, baseball, Record, Lavendar

Frozen for the Future: An LHS Time Capsule

Hannah Sachs, Staff Member May 16, 2021

The purpose of a time capsule is to “freeze” a moment in time in order to share it with the generations of the future. Author of “Remembrance of Things Past: The Invention of the Time Capsule”...

Disparities Across Districts: How Illinois school funding causes inequities in learning

Disparities Across Districts: How Illinois school funding causes inequities in learning

Andrew Benoit, Opinion Editor May 14, 2021

North Chicago is only around a 25-minute drive from Libertyville, yet the two towns experience dramatically different situations when it comes to school funding. According to Advance Illinois, an education...

Edder (on the left), the Domino’s manager, encourages people to apply to work at the restaurant, as they are hiring. Brian Brzezinski (on the right) is a Domino’s employee standing next to him.

Fast Food Restaurant Options to Work at This Summer

Ariella Bucio May 14, 2021

Picking a summer job can be a tough decision, as it will determine how much free time you’ll have, how much money you’ll earn, and what kind of people you’ll be surrounded by. DOI visited some popular...

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