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The Basics of Samhain: What the Holiday is and How it’s Celebrated

The Basics of Samhain: What the Holiday is and How it’s Celebrated

Jenna Grayson and Anna Legutki

November 20, 2017


Filed under Features

      The Wheel of the Year is organized by eight sabbats, which are celebrations on the biannual solstices (summer and winter) and equinoxes (spring and autumn) as well as halfway points in between each solstice and equinox. Samhain (pronounced SOW-in) was a sabbat that recently occurred on Hal...

Busy Bees, and a Buzzing Business

Maggie Hutchins, Staff Writer

November 19, 2017


Filed under Features

This past summer, juniors Lisa Zhao and Tierney Keegan launched a clothing company whose profits go towards saving the bees due to the current bee population crisis. Jennifer Formica and Annika Bjorklund, who are both juniors at Libertyville, also helped found the company. Zhao and Keegan, who have k...

James and Brandon: Best Buddies

James and Brandon: Best Buddies

Matt Smith and Savanna Winiecki

November 14, 2017


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    “Muscular Dystrophy is a group of diseases that cause progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass. In muscular dystrophy, abnormal genes (mutations) interfere with the production of proteins needed to form healthy muscle,” according to the Mayo Clinic. There are many dif...

DREAMers of Lake County

DREAMers of Lake County

Kylie Rodriguez and Moira Duffy, Staff Writers

November 14, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) and Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) determine the futures of millions both already residing in and immigrating to to the United States. Maybe you’re a second- or third-generation immigrant, or your parents are immigrants, or mayb...

Living Life in a Foreign Language

Living Life in a Foreign Language

Megan Fahey, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under Features, Uncategorized

  Many students at LHS and high schoolers around the world face similar barriers in their classes -- for example, it could be a difficult math or science concept. However, some students at LHS face a different barrier: the language barrier. The English Language Learner (ELL) program at LHS helps students...

Is Eid Equal?

Is Eid Equal?

Hannah Hutchins, Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2017


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Throughout the school year, students and staff receive time off of school for different religious holidays: in the fall for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur; in the winter for Christmas; and in the spring for Good Friday and Easter. However, one religion’s holidays are not recognized: the religion of Isl...

Navigating the n-word

Lola Akinlade and Demi Glusic

November 14, 2017


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**Note: We are choosing to leave the n-word uncensored in some areas throughout the article as an effort to thoroughly explore the word’s connotation, and we find it beneficial to explicitly say the word instead of masking it.   Etymology of the n-word   The n-word is one of the most divisive words in ...

Competitive Clubs

Competitive Clubs

Maggie Hutchins, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

When students hear the acronym “IHSA,” they may think of the concussion video or new rules and referees that affect high school sports. However, the Illinois High School Association does much more than regulate sports; according to its website, they provide guidelines, rules and competitions for ma...

Diversification or Specialization?

Maggie Evers and Allie Kuhlman

October 24, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

  Approximately 35 million children between the ages of 5 and 18 participate in organized sports each year; 3.5 million of them receive medical treatment for sports-induced injuries, according to the University of California Davis. With concern growing about the increase in injuries, a debate...

One Goal

One Goal

Zachary Ford and Maria Thames

October 24, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Ranked as one of the best teams in the nation by Max Preps, Libertyville boys varsity soccer ended their regular season with a record of 14-0-2. This success, however, has not come without challenges or hard work. The players practice day in and day out and are faced with pressure to perform to their be...

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