Drops of Ink

The Silence to end the Silence

The Silence to end the Silence

Megan Wolter, Staff Member

April 17, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

People within the LGTBQ+ community have had their voices silenced many times, from the raid at the Stonewall Inn in the 1960s to the recent transgender military ban. The community and its supporters have held many protests all over the country and world in order to restore rights that they have b...

What it Means to be an LGBTQ+ Athlete at LHS

Molly Boufford and Moira Duffy

April 17, 2018


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High school is a time where it often seems that finding oneself is the finish line, and students race there with the help of friends, family, and even their sports teams.  For some LGBTQ+ student-athletes at LHS, playing sports with the high school has had a minimal effect on their sexual orientation -- ...

‘New culture, new expectations’

‘New culture, new expectations’

Stephanie Luce, Staff Member

April 17, 2018


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The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years, Hurricane Maria formed as a tropical storm on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. Four days later, on Sept. 20, Maria hit Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm with winds that reached up to 155 mph. Maria devastated Puerto Rico, killing at least 51 peopl...

Student bands at LHS

Student bands at LHS

Kylie Rodriguez, Staff Member

April 17, 2018


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Lights beam on your face, crowds cheer, the music begins to pour out of you, and you feel a rush of adrenaline and pure satisfaction: this is what performing is like for many of the student bands here at LHS. These bands are comprised of many different types of people who form a close-knit bond toge...

Finding Refuge in Libertyville

Finding Refuge in Libertyville

Hannah Hutchins, Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2018


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“Who am I? Well, I am Martin.”

Coming-Out Stories

Coming-Out Stories

Maggie Burnetti, Sports Editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under Features, Video

This video highlights the unique coming-out stories of three different LHS students: Gilbert Ferguson, Laura Hinz and Albert Sterner. The video coincides with the April issue of the Drops of Ink magazine, which features more coming-out stories and other articles that align with the focus topic of “Identity.”

How We Identify the School

How We Identify the School

Molly Boufford and Moira Duffy

April 16, 2018


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The Libertyville High School community is composed of students and staff who have formed opinions about the school that shapes its identity and makes LHS what it is today. To some, LHS is a place of familiarity and comfort. “You spend so much time in that place with students and staff and community that ...

Following the Finsta

Following the Finsta

Claire Salemi, Staff Member

March 13, 2018


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@Pamulas.spamula (a fake account) posts a picture on one of her Instagram accounts of her with completely sunburnt shoulders and her “I Heart Jamaica” clothes on while on vacation. She has posted on her finsta.  Five minutes later, she posts a picture of herself with her hair in the wind and a ...

Modern High School Romance: The Hookup Culture

Modern High School Romance: The Hookup Culture

Lola Akinlade and Hannah Hutchins

March 13, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Note: Due to the sensitive nature of the topic, most student names are not included in the article to protect their privacy; these students’ names have been replaced with pseudonyms for the readers’ ease.   In the poorly lit basement of a high schooler’s house, music echoes against th...

A Subtweeting, Tea-Spilling Society

Anna Legutki and Megan Fahey

March 13, 2018


Filed under Features

The Twitter feeds of LHS students vary depending on the person. Some may fill their feeds with politics, others with memes, and some with tweets from the latest pop stars. But most have one thing in common: they have subtweets.

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