Drops of Ink

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As the clock above shows, colleges have longer winter breaks than high schools do.
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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”...

LHS Students Spread Holiday Cheer

Mrs. Amaan's 3rd period class finishes fundraising, purchasing gifts, and wrapping their presents.
January 15, 2015

When the popular holiday song lyrics, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” play, most people quickly think of Christmas presents and holiday lights; however, when LHS students hear these lyrics,...

From Course Selection to Perfection

The master schedule is displayed on a magnetic board that extends the length of the entire wall in Mr. Stevens office.
January 14, 2015

With first semester final exams wrapping up, course selection for the 2015-2016 school year has already begun. Starting right away after winter break, juniors began meeting with their counselors to discuss...

Living Inside the Violence

Living Inside the Violence
January 14, 2015

“Don’t judge people. You never know what kind of battle they’re fighting”- Unknown   According to the CDC, (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) every year in the United States,...

Would You Risk the Robbery?

Would You Risk the Robbery?
January 14, 2015

Many students at LHS have found that keeping their lockers unlocked is a quicker way to obtain needed materials for classes, but is it worth the risk of getting those same materials stolen? According...

Everyone is Going with the Flow

Pacholski believed that his luscious mane was the key to his success on the soccer field this season.
January 14, 2015

It is scientifically proven that it improved test scores nationwide. It has been found to increase strength and athleticism in athletes everywhere, even non-athletes who do not even want to find those...

Sweet Dreams

Dreams are unique to every person. No two people have the same.
January 13, 2015

The average person spends around six years of their life dreaming, as stated in the Myers’ Psychology For AP book. But these dreams aren’t always positive ones. Many people confuse dreams with reality...

Breaking the Ice

Alex Feinman, one of the Varsity IceCats' leading scorers, skates into play.
Discovering the wide world of hockey within District 128
January 13, 2015

Within the last 10 years alone, Chicago pride towards its hockey team has exploded.  The Chicago Blackhawks, within the memorable lifetime of all current teens and young adults, began an era of greatness....

Unraveling Films

Many teachers use movies in class to supplement their regular class learning, but whether or not it is beneficial for learning depends on the teacher and the student.
January 13, 2015

Various teachers use movies as resources for teaching in the classroom, but whether the use of movies is good or bad depends on multiple variables, which include the teachers’ teaching methods and the...

Spin it to Win it

Characters representing the topics of questions  available for a player to answer.
January 13, 2015

Walk down any hallway at LHS and it is not uncommon to see a student engrossed with their phone.  The question is, what are they doing?  Perhaps it is texting, searching for information or more commonly...

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