Drops of Ink

Searching: How psychology explains our need for community

Our desire to find community is expressed through many different psychological tendencies. Whether that means finding community through love, developing ideas with others, understanding what it means to be alone or forming social connections, these tendencies have impacted our lives and shaped our development in many ways.
December 16, 2020

Philosopher Friederich Nietzsche once said that, “In loneliness, the lonely one eats himself; in a crowd, the many eat him.” While his delivery is unusually dark, there is no doubt that this sentiment...

Testing Positive: What Covid-19 has been like for some students

Testing Positive: What Covid-19 has been like for some students
December 16, 2020

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 13.6 million cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the United States since Jan. 21. Of those, more than 40,000 were detected...

Relearning how to Teach

Math teacher Tim Budge teacher from his empty classroom in the LHS building while his students learn from home.
December 16, 2020

This year, teachers have become students in navigating their way through e-learning for the first time. With school days becoming defined by screens, teachers and their curriculum plans have been forced...

Anti-Racism Book List

In the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other unarmed African Americans, many students and staff have been eager to get involved in and gain a better understanding of the fight against systemic racism in the United States.  Below is an interactive graphic of both fiction and non-fiction books that offer stories and analyses of the damaging effects of racism in the U.S. and around the world. These books also contain insight into modern social justice movements, providing information about the goals of different movements and the best ways to advocate for these causes.
December 15, 2020

Note: Many of these books discuss subject matter that may be triggering or upsetting for some, including but not limited to police brutality, racially motivated violence, racial slurs, sexual assault,...

Timeline of the Evolution of Christmas

December 15, 2020

Click on the white circles to view information about the evolution of Christmas. Under Early Winter Celebrations, click on the pins in the embedded map to see more about traditions in each area. This timeline...

More than SAD

SAD Infographic
November 24, 2020

The Chicago winter is on its way: the days are darkening earlier, the temperatures will soon plummet and daily tasks may begin to take on an extra level of strenuity. As the end of daylight savings signifies...

What Exactly is Color Blindness?

While most people see most colors on the color spectrum, those with color blindness see them differently or completely omitted depending on the type and severity of their color blindness.
November 22, 2020

When the word “colorblind” is brought up, one might be tempted to think of old black-and-white movies and equate color blindness to the lack of being able to see any color. And while there is one,...

Solve Hunger Corp: A Fight Against Hunger

Photo courtesy of Tavish SharmaThe Solve Hunger logo was designed by Sharma’s younger sister. The globe represents Sharma’s goal to help families across the world have access to food, and the heart represents the idea that the project is done through love and kindness.
November 22, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many families across the United States, sometimes leaving them jobless and without a source of income. Oftentimes, these families may struggle to put food on the table,...

What’s Trending: Zoom Edition

Photos via Mr. Mark Buesing, Kellie Hopper and Mr. Dave Lapish. Honey pot illustration by Mozilla (CC BY 4.0).
November 21, 2020

It’s the third month of Zoom University for LHS students, and many have become accustomed to the ho-hum of technology issues and awkward breakout rooms. However, the little moments throughout the day...

Pushing Boundaries on the Final Frontier

Pushing Boundaries on the Final Frontier
November 20, 2020

On Oct. 4, 1957, the Soviet Union successfully launched mankind’s first artificial satellite, Sputnik I, into space. With that monumental achievement, humanity found itself in the midst of the Space...

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