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IT’s Complicated: A Look Into LHS’s IT Department

IT’s Complicated: A Look Into LHS’s IT Department

Ella Marsden, Editor-in-Chief

October 24, 2019

Six individuals, all with vastly different backgrounds, somehow all ended up in the same place, amidst seemingly endless stacks of Chromebooks and a myriad of other tech devices: the Libertyville High School Information Technology Department.  These IT staff members are always ready to tackle the next issue...

Fantasy in Reality: Inside the Daily Workings of Fantasy Football

Fantasy in Reality: Inside the Daily Workings of Fantasy Football

Rayna Wuh, Staff Member

October 24, 2019

Crowding around the television screen, football fans sit alert at the edges of their seats. Pizza boxes are strewn haphazardly around the room. All other work at the moment is secondary. The task at hand—watching the game—is all that matters. Cheering with excitement one second and groaning with fr...

Bring Your Child to Work Day Every Day

Sara Bogan, Staff Member

September 26, 2019

Picture this: You’re walking through the hallways of LHS when your mom suddenly comes around the corner. For some students, they don’t need to imagine this scenario -- it happens all the time! Some of these LHS students and parents recently opened up on what it’s really like to have your mom...

Guarding the Money: The Loophole that Assists Wealthy Families from the North Shore

Guarding the Money: The Loophole that Assists Wealthy Families from the North Shore

Claire Salemi, Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2019

On July 29, a new college admissions scandal arose -- not one where Aunt Becky (Lori Loughlin) from “Full House” gets her kids into USC, but instead, one involving North Shore families, including ones from Libertyville. An article, written by Jodi S. Cohen and Melissa Sanchez, published on ProPublica ...

Pop Culture Crossword Answers

Pop Culture Crossword Answers

Charlotte Pulte, Features Editor

September 26, 2019

Disintegrating Quotes

Disintegrating Quotes

Ella Marsden, Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2019

Each year, LHS’s yearbook staff reports that between 20 to 25 quotes submitted by the senior class are removed for including inappropriate content. Consequently, the 2019-20 yearbook will not include senior quotes. Though many factors played into this decision, the largest motivator was the school’s de...

Back in the Swim of Things

Back in the Swim of Things

Lilly Williams, staff member

September 26, 2019

  The wait is over. So much chatter, so much anticipation of a newer, bigger and better pool at LHS. It’s finally here, and the LHS community is eager to get their feet wet. And who can blame them? Once you take a look inside this facility, you’ll see what the commotion is all about.  ...

Seniors paint their carpool parking spaces

Seniors paint their carpool parking spaces

Cali Lichter, Staff Member

September 9, 2019

The carpool program at LHS has been brought back for a second year. Introduced last year in part as a way to ensure parking spaces for students in the limited parking lot, seniors who carpool with one another get a designated parking spot on campus, which they are invited to paint. This year, there a...

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...

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