Drops of Ink

The Adulation of Skoug

Skoug has been on Libertyville's varsity baseball team, playing catcher, all four years of his high school career.

Ava Polzin, Features Editor

May 27, 2014

“I would just say I love him. I love him dearly…” - Mr. Ferrell “Evan, as a person, is a great teammate and a great friend of mine.” - Matt Reed “It’s kind of like teaching a Beethoven or something…” - Mr. Ferrell   These are the types of commendations one associates...

Putting Together the Pieces: A look at John Karahalios and autism

Karahalios shows great enthusiam in math; working with numbers and logic makes sense to Karahalios, and he looks forward to continue this subject in a career.

Elise Houcek, Editor-in-Chief

May 21, 2014

In March of 2014, a report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated that approximately 1 in 68 U.S. children is currently diagnosed with autism, a 30% increase from 1 in 88 in 2012. The world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, autismspeaks.org, calls autism...

DOI Goes Dorm Shopping

DOI Goes Dorm Shopping

Natalie Zeng, Staff Writer

May 2, 2014

As the school year comes to a close, one of the most exciting--and stressful--things on a graduate’s summer checklist is dorm shopping. To take the guess work out of what you may need to take with you on move-in day, here’s a list of what and what not to bring with you in August. What to Wear ...

Haley Johnson: Dancing through the Years

Haley Johnson dances at Joffrey.

Emily Luce, Social Media Editor

April 25, 2014

High school in and of itself comes with a lot of pressure.  Homework and tests pile up, and it’s hard to find the balance of schoolwork, socializing, and athletics.  Imagine if you had only one hour a day to do homework -- and that hour was spent on a train. That is the reality for senior Haley...

Music through the ages

Music through the ages

Elise Houcek, Editor-in-Chief

April 21, 2014

   The theory that music and society share an inviolable relationship is one that has long been recognized. The only way to achieve some level of popularity as a musician is to establish a common experience to which an entire audience can relate. Again and again through history, scholars point to a cultu...

Top Secret Menus

One item on the Starbucks secret menu is a Cotton Candy Frappuccino.

Maddie Salata and Katie Vrba

April 10, 2014

Every fast food restaurant has a menu - but did you know that many also have “secret menus,” offering new options and variations that aren’t listed anywhere? We visited six different restaurants all across town to find the best (and worst) secret menu items. In the newest issue of DOI, you can...

The Fall of Facebook

Molly Downing, Staff Writer

April 10, 2014

Remember in 8th grade when everyone was on Facebook? People used to spend hours of the day messaging their friends, writing clever statuses, or even taking care of a virtual farm. So, why has the use of Facebook among teenagers been decreasing in the last couple of years? According to an unscient...

Cats Go Collegiate

Anthony Monken signs his National Letter of Intent for the University of Louisiana at Monroe

Natalie Zeng, Staff Writer

April 10, 2014

Any high school athlete will tell you that they’ve thought about competing at the collegiate level at least once. Those with the passion, dedication and talent actively pursue the student-athlete’s ultimate goal of not only competing, but using athletics as a way to pay for higher education. But...

Business As Usual

Proud owner Sam Gold, clad in his Yumvelope attire, shows off his company.

Ryan Jackson, Staff Writer

April 10, 2014

   To say that Lisa Harris, owner of Morning Sunshine Breakfast Cookies, was shocked upon learning that LHS junior Sam Gold is only 16 years old would be a dramatic understatement.    “Oh...I had no idea! That’s amazing! That blows me away,” Gold’s client mused over his wily business demean...

Meet Anthony Paglia

(Courtesy of Anthony Paglia)

Kate Vittore, Staff Writer

April 7, 2014

  After four successful years of high school, Anthony Paglia, a senior here at LHS, is one to watch in his activities, accomplishments, and personality. Heading off to college next year, he has gone far above the expectations of his teachers and peers when it comes to his achievements. Paglia has s...

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