Drops of Ink

Studying Made Simple

Sayre DeBruler, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018


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It’s the night before a big test. You’re stressing out over studying, wondering if your grade is even worth it. You run your fingers through your hair, taking three big, deep breaths. Effective study habits can be hard to find, but practicing them can help you feel more safe and secure heading in...

Distracted Driving: How Dangerous is Losing Focus?

Distracted Driving: How Dangerous is Losing Focus?

Rachel Benner, Opinions Editor

November 9, 2018


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You are driving in your car and pick up your phone to change the song or check the navigation or see if your mom finally texted you back. This simple act of taking your eyes off the road makes you 1.4 times more likely to crash your car, according to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. If ...

Saftey in the Digital Age

Saftey in the Digital Age

Andrew Benoit, Staff Member

November 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

While reported hacking incidents and data breaches may seem like distant topics, cybersecurity can affect our everyday lives. According to Mr. Eli Kelly, a member of LHS’s Information Technology (IT) department, “cybersecurity is really the responsibility of everybody who uses technology.” Experian...

Safety First

Olivia Gauvin, Features Editor

November 8, 2018


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In the basements with friends or the houses where parties are held, it is known that underage adults, or even minors, partake in illicit activities, such as drinking or drug consumption. In fact, according to the 2018 Illinois Youth Survey, 12 percent of freshmen and 23 percent of sophomores at Libert...

Keeping Libertyville Safe:

Keeping Libertyville Safe:

Maggie Burnetti, Editor-in-Chief

November 8, 2018


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   According to the 2016 U.S. Census Bureau Population Estimates Program, Libertyville has a population of 20,405 people. That number encompasses all residents, and among them are people who devote their life’s work to the security of others, like those at the Libertyville Police and Fire Depart...

How To: Festival Safety

How To: Festival Safety

Aliya Haddon, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


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Although “Festival Season” is behind us, our November magazine issue’s theme is safety. Being informed now will prepare you for the days filled with music, dancing and food next year and so on. The information in this article comes from my own experience and outside sources to provide you with the...

Fun and safe things to do in Chicago

Thomas Evans, Staff member

October 29, 2018


Filed under Features, Uncategorized

As a big city, Chicago can seem intimidating, but in reality, there are many fun and safe activities for everyone to explore. Family friendly places to visit include the Art Institute, Water Tower and Navy Pier. There are also many parks to visit, such as Millennium and The Park at Lakeshore Eas...

Dakota Lyons commits to Ohio State University for soccer

Dakota Lyons commits to Ohio State University for soccer

Ella Marsden, Staff Member

October 19, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports

It’s rare for a student athlete to commit to a Division One school, let alone a freshman. But earlier this year, Dakota Lyons, a freshman at Libertyville High School, verbally committed to Ohio State University to play soccer. Lyons has been playing soccer for eight years but didn’t fall in...

Everyone has a story

September 27, 2018


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For our first issue, we chose to highlight certain students, staff members, sports and clubs. Our focus is that “Everyone has a story,” a concept we truly believe. The following profiles feature five students, three LHS staff members, two sports and two clubs. We selected these people and groups through ...

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...

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