Drops of Ink

Gender Division in AP and Elective Classes

Anika Raina, Staff Member

April 3, 2020

For years, many students have perceived math and science courses as part of the male domain and humanities-based classes, like history and literature, to be female areas of studies. This perception of classes fitting gender roles and expectations is prominently seen at Libertyville High School in cer...

Meet Wrigley: LHS’s furriest staff member

Meet Wrigley: LHS’s furriest staff member

Charlotte Pulte, Features Editor

April 3, 2020

Since November, a new staff member has been walking the halls of LHS, comforting students and bringing smiles to their faces. Wrigley, a therapy dog who can normally be found in the A-F LST, is just like a typical high school student: she loves lounging around, meeting new people and playing with squ...

Fine Tuning Their Passion

Ella Marsden, Editor-in-Chief

April 3, 2020

Libertyville High School has its share of talented musicians. Highlighted here are five exceptional ones, ranging from members of the band or orchestra to rappers and music producers.  Audrey Chung At 6 years old, senior Audrey Chung’s mom started her in piano lessons. Then, three years la...

Tik Tok rises nationally, and at LHS

Tik Tok rises nationally, and at LHS

Sophia Zumwalt, Staff Member

March 24, 2020

TikTok: The social media application that many teens at Libertyville High School and all over the country seem to be completely immersed with. It allows teens to make 15-second videos using music, filters and a variety of creative effects. According to Forbes Magazine, the social media platform has o...

Shamrock Shakes

Sayre Debruler, Staff Member

March 23, 2020

Bored at home? Try making your own homemade shamrock shake, even though St. Patrick's Day is over.

The Liberty Theater: A Memorable Past and an Uncertain Future

The Liberty Theater: A Memorable Past and an Uncertain Future

Pavan Acharya, Staff Member

March 6, 2020

The Liberty Theater has long been a highlight of downtown Libertyville due to its rustic charm and 82-year history. After years of rumors that The Liberty was going out of business, on Jan. 30, it was revealed that the theater would officially be closing its doors. Although the time for the Liberty Theate...

What’s Trending:What to do this March

Lilly Williams

March 6, 2020

This year marks the celebration of the 65th anniversary of the local Chicago St. Patrick’s Day parade. Being one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day parades in the country, it brings in around 200,000 people annually on its historic route down Columbus Drive. Although the parade celebrates St. Patri...

The New Generation of Smoking

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Claire Salemi and Lilly Williams

March 5, 2020

Editors’ Note: Although the topic of vaping and using e-cigarettes, both on and off school property, are mentioned in this article, Drops of Ink does not condone or promote the behavior discussed here, especially given that, for all students under the age of 21, such activities are illegal. We as a st...

Faith vs. Education: The Fight for Eid

Amal Hasan, Zaina Kagzi, Sarah Belabbes, and Emma Bleck spoke in front of the school board recently to bring their attention to the issue of Eid not being a recognized religious holiday in District 128. They continue to fight for this issue, raising awareness and progressing their movement, by working with the school board’s calendar committee.

Charlotte Pulte, Features Editor

March 5, 2020

Winter break, the long stretch of relief built in to the school year, is coordinated around the Christian holiday Christmas. Other Christian holidays like Easter and Good Friday are often built in to spring break. Jewish holidays like Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah are non-attendance days for students of all backgr...

The History of Sports Activism

Christian Roberts

March 5, 2020

Long before Colin Kaepernick, former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, put his career on the line and took a knee during the national anthem, athletes around the world have used their platforms to advocate for what they believe in for decades. From the Yale women’s rowing team protesting un...

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