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More Than a Mascot: The debate surrounding Native American mascots in the U.S.

More Than a Mascot: The debate surrounding Native American mascots in the U.S.

Olivia Gauvin, Features Editor

December 13, 2018


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At Libertyville High School, students often identify as “the Wildcats.” When students and community members attend football games, assemblies, and everything in between, fans rally behind the famous “Willie the Wildcat.” LHS’ mascot is, as some may say, beloved. However, in some areas, the love for one’s...

2018 Midterm Election

Ben Mayo, Sayre DeBruler, Staff Member

December 13, 2018


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Recap The 2018 midterm elections caused some unexpected results, with some voting difficulties occurring along the way. The New York Times stated that this election had “the highest [percentage of voters] since at least the 1970s.”  Although the projected “blue wave” of a Democratic majori...

From Pain to Power

From Pain to Power

Aliya Haddon and Ella Marsden

December 13, 2018


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    Becoming #MeToo   The official Me Too website defines their movement as a group that “supports survivors of sexual violence and their allies by connecting survivors to resources, offering community organizing resources, pursuing a Me Too policy platform and gathering sexual ...

Students Going Into Politics

Charlotte Pulte, Staff Member

December 13, 2018


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Through clubs like Model United Nations, personal research or conversations with peers, students at Libertyville High School have many options for how to become politically aware or learn more about social issues affecting our country. These four students, Zach El Ghatit, Jack Govern, Maddie Kuntz and J...

That’s not my name

December 11, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

William Shakespeare claimed that “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” however, that’s not always the case. Evident in the thoughts of students interviewed at LHS, calling someone by the wrong first name or an incorrect version of their name can often make them feel small, like th...

Studying Made Simple

Sayre DeBruler, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018


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It’s the night before a big test. You’re stressing out over studying, wondering if your grade is even worth it. You run your fingers through your hair, taking three big, deep breaths. Effective study habits can be hard to find, but practicing them can help you feel more safe and secure heading in...

Distracted Driving: How Dangerous is Losing Focus?

Distracted Driving: How Dangerous is Losing Focus?

Rachel Benner, Opinions Editor

November 9, 2018


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You are driving in your car and pick up your phone to change the song or check the navigation or see if your mom finally texted you back. This simple act of taking your eyes off the road makes you 1.4 times more likely to crash your car, according to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. If ...

Safety in the Digital Age

Safety in the Digital Age

Andrew Benoit, Staff Member

November 8, 2018


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While reported hacking incidents and data breaches may seem like distant topics, cybersecurity can affect our everyday lives. According to Mr. Eli Kelly, a member of LHS’s Information Technology (IT) department, “cybersecurity is really the responsibility of everybody who uses technology.” Experian...

Safety First

Olivia Gauvin, Features Editor

November 8, 2018


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In the basements with friends or the houses where parties are held, it is known that underage adults, or even minors, partake in illicit activities, such as drinking or drug consumption. In fact, according to the 2018 Illinois Youth Survey, 12 percent of freshmen and 23 percent of sophomores at Libert...

Keeping Libertyville Safe:

Keeping Libertyville Safe:

Maggie Burnetti, Editor-in-Chief

November 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

   According to the 2016 U.S. Census Bureau Population Estimates Program, Libertyville has a population of 20,405 people. That number encompasses all residents, and among them are people who devote their life’s work to the security of others, like those at the Libertyville Police and Fire Depart...

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