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The student news publication of Libertyville High School

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The student news publication of Libertyville High School

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Seniors Pippa Soo and Alex Mason win the senior superlative of “Most Theatrical.” Years later, in 2014, Soo starred in the notable Broadway musical, Hamilton. (Photo credits to LHS Yearboook - 2008)

Q&A with LHS legend Phillipa Soo

Molly Allen, Staff member February 20, 2024

From 2004 to 2008, the award-winning actress Phillipa Soo attended Libertyville High School. Throughout her time here, she not only showcased her acting skills in the school musicals, but also claimed...

A common way people quit vaping is to drown their vapes in water to ensure they cant fall back and smoke again.

“It’s really easy to fall into:” Students open up about their experiences vaping

Alex Clark, Editor-in-Chief February 16, 2024

Editors’ Note: Although the topics of vaping, both on and off school property, are mentioned in this article, Drops of Ink does not condone or promote the behavior discussed here, given that, for all...

At the Sept. 26  board meeting, students and parents gathered in the Vernon Hills High School library to give their stance on this issue. Multiple students spoke during the public comment portion of the meeting. At the Nov. 13  board meeting, the board adopted the new operational calendar. (Photo Courtesy: Sophie Lee)

The holiday issue: Community is concerned with the new operational calendar

Aarna Mishra and Eva Fahrenkrog December 18, 2023

The D128 Board of Education has adopted an operational calendar for the 2024-2025 school year. The operational calendar determines non-attendance days by the number of staff and students who would miss...

Cooking Cats: Holiday Recipes

Cooking Cats: Holiday Recipes

Grace Jackman, Staff Member December 18, 2023

Brownie Cookies:   Ingredients: ½ cup of butter 4 (1 oz) unsweetened chocolate baking squares, chopped 2 cups of mint chocolate (ex: Frango Mints, Andes Mints) 1 cup of semi-sweet...

It’s clear that with many high schools, sports bring the community

together. The same can be said for LHS. Showcased at various sporting
events and assemblies, juniors Morgan Short, Francesca Crovetti, and
sophomores Kailynn Kilpatrick and Olivia Vanheirseele, are apart of the
LHS cheer team and have a great presence year round.

2023 Rewind:

Jana Badawi and Grace Huber December 18, 2023

As the first semester of the 2023-2024 school year wraps up, many noteworthy moments come to mind. Let’s rewind and look back at monumental highlights in sports, fine arts and spirit.    Sports Sports...

December 23, 2015, when my sister, Grace and I were eight years old, it was our fifth year of decorating gingerbread houses.

Gingerbread Houses: Making memories around the holidays

Sophia Jackman, Copy-Editing Manager December 11, 2023

Every year after Thanksgiving, my family and I have a tradition of making gingerbread houses. Year after year, they keep getting even more detailed. From the variety of candies we choose to the decorations...

Im thankful for...

I’m thankful for…

Ella D'Amore, Social Media Manager November 17, 2023

The Village of Libertyville was first established under the name Vardin’s Grove in 1837. As more people settled, new commerce emerged, the area changed, and the village was renamed Libertyville in 1841. This community has been the backdrop for bustling business, a home to nationally known celebrities and politicians and holds deep roots for Illinois history. Here is a selection of photos from the Libertyville Historical Society dating back to as far as 1890 and what those locations look like today.

Downtown Libertyville through the years

Louie Perry, Staff Member November 17, 2023

Special thanks to the Libertyville Historical Society for their help obtaining archive pictures of Libertyville.  The Village of Libertyville was established under various names throughout the mid 1800s...

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