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The Voices of the Future: Student Activists in Libertyville

The Voices of the Future: Student Activists in Libertyville

Jasmine Lafita, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

Throughout history, student activism has changed and continues to change the world. From the Greensboro sit-ins in 1960 to the #NeverAgain movement happening today, student activists have fought for the issues they believe in. At Libertyville High School, these are some of the student activists who ar...

The Cultures that Influenced Some of our Favorite Sports

Pavan Acharya, Staff Member

March 2, 2020

Competitive sports have dominated the cultural landscape of the United States since the emergence of professional leagues in the early 20th century. Sports such as lacrosse, golf, baseball, soccer and track and field have been institutionalized as “American” sports in the eyes of many. However, the origins of ...

Scholastic Journalism Week

Sayre Debruler, Staff Member

February 27, 2020

What’s Trending

Sarah Bennett, Staff Member

February 26, 2020

What’s Trending this month is focused on MUSIC! Below are lists of  some countries’ top five trending songs as of Feb. 4. Some songs are repeated because they are popular in various countries. To compile this list, DOI used the “charts” category in Spotify Disclaimer - Some songs are marked...

Daring to be More Diverse

Mara Gregory, Staff Member

February 16, 2020

The majority of students at Libertyville High School are white, 80.7 percent of them to be exact, according to the Illinois School Report Card. Whether you’ve merely ventured the halls during a passing period, or you’re a student here, chances are the homogeneity of the student body is something y...

Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies

Sayre Debruler, Staff Member

February 16, 2020

INGREDIENTS Cookies: 3 c. all-purpose flour, plus more for surface 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. kosher salt 1 c. (2 sticks) butter, softened 1 c. granulated sugar 1 large egg 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract 1 tbsp. milk Frosting: 1 (8-oz.) block cream cheese, softened 1/2...

Gaming Revolution: The Rise of eSports

Vernon Hills High School’s eSports team plays competitive games like “Rocket League” and “League of Legends.” Photo courtesy of Brandon Watters.

Sara Bogan, Staff Member

February 13, 2020

Brightly colored lights illuminated the massive arena, as kids, teenagers and adults alike watched the games commence. Echoing with hollering sounds, the venue was filled with fans cheering for their favorite team. An astonishing 100 million people from across the globe streamed the live competition onli...

Adopting a New Perspective

Keyda Feltner is the only adoptee featured that doesn’t have only adopted siblings and additionally has siblings that are biologically related to her parents. She feels closest to her adopted sister, but she would do anything for any of her family members.

Charlotte Pulte and Anika Raina

February 13, 2020

Over the years, popular culture has portrayed adoption or foster care in a variety of ways. There’s Annie, a little girl in the Great Depression who is swept away to an orphanage and eventually adopted by a millionaire. More recently, there was the book and movie “The Blind Side,” where Sandra Bul...

Aw Rats, Another New Year?

Honoring 2020 as the Year of the Rat, buildings and homes are adorned with lanterns.  “Rat people” are considered witty, imaginative and adaptive.

Rayna Wuh, Staff Member

February 13, 2020

3...2...1...Happy New Year! As the clock struck midnight, people across the country celebrated the start of the new decade. Gathered at large parties alongside friends and family, some people made resolutions looking towards a fresh start. However, for the many Asian Americans who celebrate the Lunar New Yea...

Beyond the Basics of Black History

Martin Luther King Jr. was a prominent figure in the Civil Rights movement and inspired others even after his death in 1968. Martin Luther King Jr’s exhibit is located in the DuSable Museum of African American History.

Ella Marsden, Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2020

The History of Black History Feb. 1, 1865 marked a monumental time in United States history, especially for African Americans. On this day, President Abraham Lincoln signed into law the 13th Amendment, abolishing the legal institution of slavery in the United States. Fifty years later, in 1915,...

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