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It’s Easy as XYZ: a walkthrough of the four generational archetypes

It’s Easy as XYZ: a walkthrough of the four generational archetypes

Jacob Kemp, Features Editor

May 16, 2019

According to Generations, a book written by two of the world’s leading generational theorists, Neil Howe and William Strauss, there are four generational archetypes that repeat cyclically throughout history: Prophets, Nomads, Heroes and Artists. Howe and Strauss’s research and findings are the basis f...

Stick It: The success of boys gymnastics

Stick It: The success of boys gymnastics

Charlotte Pulte and Savanna Winiecki

May 16, 2019

Before entering the gymnastics gym, echoes of cheering fans, teammates and coaches are heard roaming down the hall. Chalk coats the entirety of the mats, as well as the gymnasts’ hands, arms and pants, making the air thicker. The springboards and cheers compete for which is louder while jittery gymna...

Retiring teachers of LHS: their pasts and their futures

Retiring teachers of LHS: their pasts and their futures

George Hayek, staff member

May 16, 2019

At the end of this school year, three teachers will be retiring from the full-time staff at LHS: Mrs. Cheryl Monken and Mr. Ron Russ from the physical welfare department and Ms. Amy Holtsford from the social studies department. These teachers, who have spent a large part of their lives working at this s...

Same District, Different Day

Allison McLean

May 16, 2019

Last month, I had the opportunity to shadow a student from Vernon Hills High School in order to better understand how the students in the other half of District 128 went about their school days. For a day, I followed around one of the publication’s Editors-in-Chief, Luc Gudmundson, navigating the ...

A Non Traditional Path

A Non Traditional Path

Sayre DeBruler, Staff Member

May 16, 2019

While most students at LHS attend a four-year college in the United States, there are always a few students who decide to follow in a non-traditional path after they graduate high school. Some students decide to take a gap year and some enter the military, for example. There’s also the option of at...

Generational Wildcats

Kirsten Townander, Staff Member

May 13, 2019

Many move away after finishing school, continuing the next chapter of their lives somewhere new. However, some choose a different path: staying in Libertyville, close to where they grew up. Home sweet home, as they say. There are quite a few families that have attended LHS for multiple generations; r...

Seeing the Unseen

Seeing the Unseen

Carly Wagner, Staff Member

May 13, 2019

Throughout the four years students spend at LHS, there are several places at the school they rarely see. This is either because they are not involved with an activity that uses that space or they do not have access to that location. This slideshow features some of those lesser-seen places. Supervisor ...

A Look Behind the Lens

A Look Behind the Lens

Carly Wagner, Staff Member

April 22, 2019

“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

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

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...

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