Drops of Ink

BeWell Fitness Trains Teams, Students

Ariella Bucio, Staff Member

April 11, 2019

Although Ben Wellenbach is not a native of Libertyville, he has become instrumental in the physical development and wellness of athletes in the area.   Wellenbach opened BeWell Fitness 12 years ago and is the current owner. BeWell Fitness is a gym located on 1753 Northwind Blvd. in Libertyville.  Wellenbach ...

How political views affect families

How political views affect families

Moira Duffy, Staff Member

April 1, 2019

Many can agree, and some have even noticed recently, that during periods of hyper-partisanship, civil discussion can be hard to come by, even within families. While political debates have nearly always been common on the national level, when taken to the dinner table, they can bring about both animosit...

State parks and forest preserves: the past, present and future of conservation

State parks and forest preserves: the past, present and future of conservation

March 7, 2019

On March 1, 1872, Congress passed an act that established Yellowstone National Park as a “public park ... for the benefit and enjoyment of the people.” Since then, the national park system has grown to include thousands of locations in an effort to “conserve the scenery and the natural and hist...

Food Waste: Chew on This

Food Waste: Chew on This

Kirsten Townander, Staff Member

March 7, 2019

When we finish a meal and decide we’re full, we simply walk over to the trash can, scrape off our plate and continue with our day. Simple, right? But when we throw our food “away,” what does that truly entail? Where is it going and what does that mean for our planet and the people living on it? ...

Life without Meat

Life without Meat

Claire Salemi, Social Media Editor

March 7, 2019

From arguments about the political beliefs of vegans and vegetarians, to whether honey is vegan, to hate over social media, both the vegan and vegetarian diets have been hotly debated in recent years. Despite the criticism, the number of vegetarians has stayed unchanged since 2012 at five percent and ...

Waste Size: the consequences of the modern-day fashion industry

Waste Size: the consequences of the modern-day fashion industry

Olivia Gauvin, Features Editor

March 7, 2019

Today’s fashion industry is often consuming: Instagram models, Twitter clothing threads, online shopping, eye-catching advertisements — shopping is more saturated with choice and accessibility than it has ever been before. In fact, in 2015, the U.S. Congressional Joint Economic Committee reported tha...

Libertyville’s Environment: Making the Change

Libertyville’s Environment: Making the Change

Maggie Evers and Charlotte Pulte

March 7, 2019

When walking through the halls of Libertyville High School, orange and black dominate the building, but many Wildcats have begun taking the extra step to make a difference, evoke change and help LHS go green. From recycling to planting native species, these students and staff are doing their part to l...

Behind the Scenes at LHS

Behind the Scenes at LHS

Andrew Benoit, Staff Member

March 7, 2019

Mr. Chris Stancil, the building and grounds supervisor, wakes up at 4 a.m. every morning. He takes care of his son and dogs, then he’s out the door. His son, Jack, was recently involved in a traumatic motorcycle accident where he suffered severe injuries to his brain and leg. “He was on life ...

Support Groups at LHS

Support Groups at LHS

Carly Wagner, Staff Member

March 5, 2019

LHS offers a wide variety of support groups that provide students with the opportunity to discuss challenges that are going on in their personal lives in an environment with students who have undergone similar experiences. The support groups offer an atmosphere where students are introduced to peers they ma...

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