Drops of Ink

Seniors paint their carpool parking spaces

Partly because they love the drink and partly because it’s a meme, trio Aiden Bare, Thomas Wanda and Charlie Herbert decided to immortalize Sprite Cranberry with their parking spot.

Cali Lichter, Staff Member

September 9, 2019

The carpool program at LHS has been brought back for a second year. Introduced last year in part as a way to ensure parking spaces for students in the limited parking lot, seniors who carpool with one another get a designated parking spot on campus, which they are invited to paint. This year, there a...

It’s Easy as XYZ: a walkthrough of the four generational archetypes

It’s Easy as XYZ: a walkthrough of the four generational archetypes

Jacob Kemp, Features Editor

May 16, 2019

According to Generations, a book written by two of the world’s leading generational theorists, Neil Howe and William Strauss, there are four generational archetypes that repeat cyclically throughout history: Prophets, Nomads, Heroes and Artists. Howe and Strauss’s research and findings are the basis f...

Stick It: The success of boys gymnastics

Ranked first in state prior to sectionals, the LHS boys gymnastics team has had great success this season, they competed in the state competition on May 10th-11th. (scores pending)

Charlotte Pulte and Savanna Winiecki

May 16, 2019

Before entering the gymnastics gym, echoes of cheering fans, teammates and coaches are heard roaming down the hall. Chalk coats the entirety of the mats, as well as the gymnasts’ hands, arms and pants, making the air thicker. The springboards and cheers compete for which is louder while jittery gymna...

Retiring teachers of LHS: their pasts and their futures

Retiring teachers of LHS: their pasts and their futures

George Hayek, staff member

May 16, 2019

At the end of this school year, three teachers will be retiring from the full-time staff at LHS: Mrs. Cheryl Monken and Mr. Ron Russ from the physical welfare department and Ms. Amy Holtsford from the social studies department. These teachers, who have spent a large part of their lives working at this s...

Same District, Different Day

Allison McLean

May 16, 2019

Last month, I had the opportunity to shadow a student from Vernon Hills High School in order to better understand how the students in the other half of District 128 went about their school days. For a day, I followed around one of the publication’s Editors-in-Chief, Luc Gudmundson, navigating the ...

A Non Traditional Path

A Non Traditional Path

Sayre DeBruler, Staff Member

May 16, 2019

While most students at LHS attend a four-year college in the United States, there are always a few students who decide to follow in a non-traditional path after they graduate high school. Some students decide to take a gap year and some enter the military, for example. There’s also the option of at...

Generational Wildcats

Kirsten Townander, Staff Member

May 13, 2019

Many move away after finishing school, continuing the next chapter of their lives somewhere new. However, some choose a different path: staying in Libertyville, close to where they grew up. Home sweet home, as they say. There are quite a few families that have attended LHS for multiple generations; r...

Seeing the Unseen

The catwalk is a thin walkway located above the seats in the auditorium. It is used by the stage crew to adjust the lights for performances from choir, band, orchestra, theater and other events.

Carly Wagner, Staff Member

May 13, 2019

Throughout the four years students spend at LHS, there are several places at the school they rarely see. This is either because they are not involved with an activity that uses that space or they do not have access to that location. This slideshow features some of those lesser-seen places. Supervisor ...

A Look Behind the Lens

Members of WIldcat Productions take part in recording and editing footage for sports games, plays and other school events. The students share a common interest in technology and filmmaking.

Carly Wagner, Staff Member

April 22, 2019

“Camera two, zoom in,” the director requests from behind his table in the cafeteria, sheltered from the rush of the basketball game. He communicates with his team from behind a computer screen and through headphones, in order to capture footage of the game. The student operating the camera z...

Athletes Before Educators

Mrs. Amann holds out her state ring from when she won the championship during her years of high school soccer.

Charlotte Pulte, Staff Member

April 21, 2019

While most students interact with their teachers just in the classroom, many LHS staff members have athletic backgrounds that their students or coworkers are unaware of. Athletics play a huge role in many young people’s lives, and oftentimes shape those young people into adults. Four LHS staff mem...

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