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Food Waste: Chew on This

Food Waste: Chew on This

Kirsten Townander, Staff Member

March 7, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

When we finish a meal and decide we’re full, we simply walk over to the trash can, scrape off our plate and continue with our day. Simple, right? But when we throw our food “away,” what does that truly entail? Where is it going and what does that mean for our planet and the people living on it? ...

Life without Meat

Life without Meat

Claire Salemi, Social Media Editor

March 7, 2019


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From arguments about the political beliefs of vegans and vegetarians, to whether honey is vegan, to hate over social media, both the vegan and vegetarian diets have been hotly debated in recent years. Despite the criticism, the number of vegetarians has stayed unchanged since 2012 at five percent and ...

Waste Size: the consequences of the modern-day fashion industry

Waste Size: the consequences of the modern-day fashion industry

Olivia Gauvin, Features Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under Features

Today’s fashion industry is often consuming: Instagram models, Twitter clothing threads, online shopping, eye-catching advertisements — shopping is more saturated with choice and accessibility than it has ever been before. In fact, in 2015, the U.S. Congressional Joint Economic Committee reported tha...

Libertyville’s Environment: Making the Change

Libertyville’s Environment: Making the Change

Maggie Evers and Charlotte Pulte

March 7, 2019


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When walking through the halls of Libertyville High School, orange and black dominate the building, but many Wildcats have begun taking the extra step to make a difference, evoke change and help LHS go green. From recycling to planting native species, these students and staff are doing their part to l...

Behind the Scenes at LHS

Behind the Scenes at LHS

Andrew Benoit, Staff Member

March 7, 2019


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Mr. Chris Stancil, the building and grounds supervisor, wakes up at 4 a.m. every morning. He takes care of his son and dogs, then he’s out the door. His son, Jack, was recently involved in a traumatic motorcycle accident where he suffered severe injuries to his brain and leg. “He was on life ...

Support Groups at LHS

Support Groups at LHS

Carly Wagner, Staff Member

March 5, 2019


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LHS offers a wide variety of support groups that provide students with the opportunity to discuss challenges that are going on in their personal lives in an environment with students who have undergone similar experiences. The support groups offer an atmosphere where students are introduced to peers they ma...

Why So Upsetting?

Why So Upsetting?

Sayre DeBruler, Staff Member

February 23, 2019


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Throughout high school, plenty of teachers have their students either read a book or watch a movie that might make them emotional. Sure, this could mean that the student is invested in the story, but why do these books or movies have to deal with such sad themes? Books like “One Thousand Splendid Suns” ...

The relationship between memes and depression

The relationship between memes and depression

George Hayek, staff member

February 8, 2019


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In recent years, memes have become a large part of popular culture. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines memes as “amusing or interesting items (such as a captioned picture or video) or genre of items that is spread widely online especially through social media.” They’re found on nearly all social medi...

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