Drops of Ink

Dr. Scott in a new light

Dr. Marina Scott (laughing) brings her personality to her job.
February 19, 2015

  When one imagines a principal, they tend to picture a strict, dull educator who’s all about discipline, or a friendly person who gets to attend athletic events with no real obligations.  Despite...

Dance is What the Heart Makes

Orchesis dancers (Hannah Jones; left, Emily Forrest; middle, and Mady Basich; right) displaying their graceful poise, and elegant skill.
February 19, 2015

Graceful turns, intricate footwork, and complex choreography are what a group of students at Libertyville High School work on for months. Often times overlooked, many LHS students do more than just study:...

Libertyville or GERMany?

February 19, 2015

Just as the flowers bloom in the spring, winter seems to be the time when germs fester into sickness at Libertyville High School. Between drinking fountains, railings, textbooks, and much more, students...


Ms. Rukes teaches AP and Honors Chemistry at LHS.
Woman In Science and Engineering
February 19, 2015

In 2011, 4,473 Americans earned master’s degrees in physical sciences. Of them, only 1,657 (37 percent) were women, according to The National Academies. Women who hold degrees in science are rarities,...

More Than One of a Kind

February 6, 2015

Everyone is different. Unique in their own way. This is a statement that children have been told since they could interact with others, at school and at home. And while this is true, it may not always...

Valentine’s Day: Never Be Single Again

It's about that time. The most difficult day to be single is just around the corner, so be prepared.
February 3, 2015

  Don’t you miss the days when you went to school with your little shoe box all decorated in pink and red hearts? The tiny slot cut in the lid where your fellow classmates would drop sugary treats...

Declassified School Survival Guide: Valentine’s Day

Many single people see the holiday negatively as they expect to feel hopeless and depressed, but it doesn't have to be this way.
January 28, 2015

Just imagine, you’re walking to your locker in the morning -- just as you do everyday -- when you find yourself running into a couple exchanging gifts all the while leaning against your locker. You excuse...

How to Study: The Untold Story

Studying more efficiently is proven for students success within the classroom. Photo taken from the Huffington Post
January 15, 2015

School teaches many subjects. Math, science, English, art, and so on. But there is another lesson that all students should be taught: How to study. Studying is different for everyone; some need to study...

Demolishing History

January 15, 2015

#winterbreaklengths #college>highschool

As the clock above shows, colleges have longer winter breaks than high schools do.
Photo courtesy of pixabay.com.
High School and College Winter Breaks Compared.
January 15, 2015

Most high school students do not get much time off during the holidays.  A quick survey of high schools in the area will show that the one-and-a-half to two-week break is standard, even considered “tradition”...

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