Drops of Ink

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.

The Heat to Cheat

The Heat to Cheat

Olivia Gauvin, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018


Filed under Features

Note: For the purpose of this article and its discussion of academic dishonesty, all students interviewed are quoted anonymously, aside from their grade and gender. They are identified with fake names for the protection of their privacy.   It is no question that in the LHS Student Handbook,...

The Power of Social Media

The Power of Social Media

Corey Kuchler and Olivia Devin

March 13, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Buzz! Ding! For the 20th time today, your phone goes off with the same notification you’ve gotten for over an hour. Someone has liked your post. A notification that seems minimal but draws you into the world of social media. You find yourself distracted from your previous occupation, now checking Snapchat, ...

Evolution of Libertyville Slang

Ariella Bucio and Ella Marsden

March 12, 2018


Filed under Features, Libertyville/Local

If you’ve ever heard or used the popular slang at Libertyville High School, then you have a group of then-sixth graders to thank. Now 21 years old, Joe Borcia, Connor Cleary, Sean Ferraro, Jimmy Keefe, Jake Mansfield, Timmy Meyer and Mitchell Townsend invented the popular language when they we...

Best Buddies Carnival

Ian Cox, Staff Member

February 27, 2018


Filed under Features

The Best Buddies Carnival was an event for all ages, but it was especially geared to children and young adults with special needs; it was held on Saturday, Feb. 24. There were several games and activities in the LHS Main Gym, including bouncy houses. Best Buddies Carnival | Drops of Ink Filmed...

DOI celebrates Scholastic Journalism Week

DOI celebrates Scholastic Journalism Week

February 19, 2018


Filed under Features

In honor of Scholastic Journalism Week, sponsored by the Journalism Education Association, more than a dozen Drops of Ink staff members have written about their experiences and involvement in journalism and the DOI publication. Read their stories below....

Drops of Ink staffers work through an issue cycle

Drops of Ink staffers work through an issue cycle

Sam Nelson, Staff Member

February 17, 2018


Filed under Features

The Journalism Education Association has designated the week of Feb. 18-24 to be Scholastic Journalism Week. This week is held in hopes that “students will serve to raise community consciousness regarding the benefits of scholastic journalism.” Drops of Ink decided to celebrate this week with this s...

Juuling: The Cigarettes of This Generation

Juuling: The Cigarettes of This Generation

Lola Akinlade and Maggie Burnetti

February 13, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

It’s fifth period lunch. Getting the sudden urge, a student scurries to the nearest restroom, locking the stall behind them. A different student, washing their hands, takes a quick glance in the mirror and sees a smoke cloud drifting upwards from the stall: someone is Juuling.

The life of the party

The life of the party

Olivia Gauvin, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Uncategorized

No matter the time of year or city that you’re in, high school parties occur. Even in Libertyville, the reputation of the high school party culture has developed, reaching to different houses and basements within the community. While not all students at LHS party, there is still a significant portion ...

The Lowdown on LoW

The Lowdown on LoW

Rachel Dudley and Megan Fahey

February 13, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

   Life of a Wildcat, or LoW, is an organization that focuses on inspiring students to live a healthy lifestyle at Libertyville High School. The lifestyle is centered around supporting healthy eating, exercise, sleep, a drug- and alcohol-free lifestyle and reducing stress. The group is not considered a c...

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