Drops of Ink

Libertyville Mourns Passing of Jack Lipp

Jack Lipp was a star both on and off the basketball court
January 4, 2015

Libertyville High School Class of 2014 graduate and former basketball star Jack Lipp passed away at the age of 19 this past December, on Christmas Day. Lipp, a freshman  at the University of Missouri,...

Emoji Dictionary

Emoji Dictionary
December 20, 2014

Emoji History Emojis have been around since the 1990s. However, they  have only recently become popular. According to The Verge, a media website for teenagers, emojis were first created by Shigetaka...


December 19, 2014

The holiday season: bright lights, caroling, presents, and family. Most people associate the holiday season with Christmas because, according to The Huffington Post, almost 95 percent of America celebrates...

Seriously Funny

Ferraro and During earned the most votes in a Drops of Ink poll last week for the funniest kids in the school.
December 19, 2014

  When you meet senior Sarah Durning for the first time, it’s hard to ignore her wide smile, exceptionally bright eyes, and wickedly caustic sense of humor. After being asked to characterize...

A View From Behind the Lens

December 19, 2014

Two students at LHS have taken the art of photography to a whole new level, turning dreams into beautiful visual representations. Junior Gabi Muñoz and senior Colin Morabito have each excelled through...

The Spice Behind the Cupboard

Ankur Rastogi and his favorite glasses.
LHS Senior Ankur Rastogi's Secret to Success
December 18, 2014

It’s Thursday night -- you just got back from a Model UN meeting -- and you’re about to start studying for that massive calculus test tomorrow morning after finishing your ungodly amount of homework....

Quirky Erudition

Williams is appreciated for her fun and down-to-earth perspective.
December 18, 2014

Homework, projects, tests, or simply the blaring alarm that goes off at abominable hours, are enough to scare most students at the prospects of surviving high school. However, the heavy work and demanding...

Snow Day Decisions

The decision is never simple, but the process is straightforward.
December 18, 2014

Imagine a cold January morning.  You wake up to see several inches of snow piled up on your driveway, the roads not in much better shape. Your first thought: How do we NOT have a snow day on today of...


One of Fang's recent pictures receiving over 10,000 likes on Instagram. The bright red hair in this drawing visually expresses her talents in drawing hair.
December 15, 2014

Leeanne Fang's Instagram Doodling is a popular way for students to entertain themselves while bored in class, and normally those doodles are not worthy of 201,000 followers on Instagram. But freshman...

How is the Hallway Music Chosen?

Freshman students Madeline Bartusch and Aaron Chen are seen walking in the hallways, similarly to how students would walk before hearing the music start playing in the halls.
December 12, 2014

Every LHS student has experienced the sudden fear of hearing the music start playing in the hallway, reminding them that there is only a minute to get to class. However, occasionally there is another moment...

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