Drops of Ink

41 Hoops: The Girls Basketball Team and Their Success

Sarah Bennett, Staff Member

December 23, 2019

For the Libertyville girls varsity basketball team, the number 41 seems to show up everywhere. Members of the team recall multiple times when the number 41 just began to appear out of nowhere, starting last season.  “Every time we check the clock, it’s says 2:41 or 3:41. It’s kind of just a go...

Sporting success after high school

Christian Roberts

December 16, 2019

Throughout the years, Libertyville High School has been a gateway for many athletes to continue their athletic careers. Featured below are a few athletes who have graduated from LHS and moved onto Division I collegiate sports within the last four years, with an update on how they’ve been doing since. Avryl Johnson...


In 2018, Common Sense Media found that 57 percent of teens were often distracted from homework, and 54 percent said they ignored their friends to pay attention to social media.

Claire Salemi, Editor-in-Chief

December 15, 2019

You are just about to start working on your essay that is due tomorrow, but then you hear a buzz, and you see that @wildkoulentes_memes has shared a post on Instagram. You get sucked down the rabbit hole: scrolling on Instagram for hours on end, watching a funny TikTok, waiting for a Snapchat from you...

Cracking Open the Curriculum

Beartown by Fredrik Backman was introduced into the World Literature Honors curriculum this year and has become a favorite for many students.

Jasmine Lafita, Staff Member

December 13, 2019

It’s the first day of school. You walk into your English classroom and take a seat. After a few moments, the bell rings. Your teacher walks to the front of the classroom and begins to explain the year’s curriculum, including the books you’ll be reading. But how and why are those books chosen? ...

Takeoff: Future Pilots of LHS

Moira Duffy, News Editor

December 13, 2019

Most current seniors at LHS are in the midst of college applications, looking to further their study in areas such as business, engineering, education, psychology and more. Among possible majors and future careers is aviation, but it doesn’t occur to many that it is possible to work toward a pilot’s license in high school and colleg...

How To Make Hot Chocolate Brownies

Sayre Debruler, Staff Member

December 6, 2019

YIELDS: 1 CUP PREP TIME: 0 HOURS 15 MINS TOTAL TIME: 0 HOURS 40 MINS INGREDIENTS FOR THE CUPS 1 box brownie mix, plus ingredients called for on box 10 oz. mini marshmallows FOR THE TOPPING 1/3 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips Red, green, and white nonpareils   DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350° ...

Going Global

A group of 24 LHS students, led by M. Guiard, travelled to France where they spent the majority of the trip learning about the culture and mastering the language. They stayed with local families and were immersed in the french culture

Sayre DeBruler, Staff Member

November 14, 2019

You’ve just arrived in a new country. This is a completely new experience for you, and you can’t wait to start exploring. The only problem: you don’t speak the native language; this makes you nervous. How will you communicate with the locals? What will the locals think of you? How will you mana...

The Path to Play College Sports

Junior Peyton O’Brien committed to the University of Mississippi to play Division I volleyball as a sophomore in high school.

Claire Salemi, Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2019

Many children dream of being a college athlete. But continuing to play a varsity level sport in college happens for one in 14 high school athletes, according to the National College Athletic Association (NCAA). For that seven percent of student-athletes, they go through a long and complex recruitment ...

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