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Restricted Rights for Teachers

Restricted Rights for Teachers

Ella Marsden, Staff Member

May 15, 2018


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When teachers step foot into school, their First Amendment rights are restricted. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, the First Amendment only protects public school teachers when they are speaking as private citizens, not when they are speaking as part of their duties relating to their ...

Mind The Gap

Anna Legutki, Staff Member

May 14, 2018


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Reasons for a student taking a gap year can vary; for some students, just needing a change of pace after high school can be enough of a reason. But, in a broader context, the pressure of having to choose what one wants to do at such an early time in their life can be daunting.

Speed Dating for Roommates

Speed Dating for Roommates

Maggie Evers, Staff Member

May 13, 2018


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The summer before going off to college can be a chaotic whirlwind of planning and emotions for some seniors. While many are excited for the new freedoms ahead, the fear of living with someone new begins to creep in. In fact, a study conducted by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte disco...

Erase the Hate: “Hate is Not a Libertyville Value”

Moira Duffy, Staff Member

May 7, 2018


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The “Erase the Hate” campaign is a movement founded in the North Park neighborhood in Chicago that has grown into an international initiative that aims to rid the world of hate and put goodness into the world; this campaign has recently spread to Libertyville High School. Theater director and...

‘Wonder’ Boy

‘Wonder’ Boy

Matt Smith, Sports Editor

April 17, 2018


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When you first look at him, you might think, Why doesn’t that kid have two ears? What’s wrong with his chin? When people first see junior Peter Dankelson, they may think those things, but they’ll miss  Dankelson’s inspirational story and extremely kind personality. How I Became to Life Da...

Closeted Stories Uncovered

Closeted Stories Uncovered

Lola Akinlade and Rachel Benner

April 17, 2018


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For many members of the LGBTQ+ community, declaring one’s sexuality, also known as “coming out of the closet,” is a big deal and often a life-changing experience. Sharing with family and friends one’s sexuality or identity often generates feelings of nervousness and fear but may also release a...

Competitive Nature

Competitive Nature

Maggie Burnetti, Sports Editor

April 17, 2018


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For the two years that the girls badminton program has existed at Libertyville High School, at least 50 girls have tried out for the team; however, the team’s maximum amount of players allowed is 36, due to space, coaching and time constraints. This season, 59 girls tried out, an increase by nine compared to...

The Bridge to Recovery

The Bridge to Recovery

Zachary Ford, Staff Member

April 17, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

It often isn’t easy being a high school student, especially for those who are battling drug or alcohol addictions, or struggling with their mental health. There are a number of different reasons adolescents may go to a treatment facility. In most cases, adolescents are forced into treatment by thei...

The Silence to end the Silence

The Silence to end the Silence

Megan Wolter, Staff Member

April 17, 2018


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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 -- ...

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