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Detained in Detention

Maggie Evers and Lizzie Foley

February 13, 2018


Filed under Features

Almost every stereotypical high school movie includes the daunting detention scene where the students sit impatiently, banging their heads on their desks, pleading to leave. From “The Breakfast Club” to “High School Musical,” the pop culture representation of detention is portrayed as a dreadful, bor...

Know Your Rights

Allie Kuhlman and Jacob Kemp

February 7, 2018


Filed under Features, Libertyville/Local

Explore this infographic to understand what rights are available to you as a minor in common situations you might find yourself in: pulled over on the side of the road, caught after curfew, apprehended at a party, or found with substances at school.

AP Arts at LHS

AP Arts at LHS

December 14, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

For many students at LHS, the inclusion of an arts class is not a chief concern when choosing classes; in fact, many students at LHS will go four years without ever taking an art class. Many students who do take art classes, however, often find them to be a rewarding experience that makes their high school ex...

Eyes Behind the Screen

Eyes Behind the Screen

Molly Boufford and Kath Haidvogel

December 12, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

  As new technologies are implemented at Libertyville High School, certain rules are put into place by the administration in order to check up on students and make sure they are staying on task and behaving appropriately in and outside the classroom. Taken from the Student Handbook, the LHS Int...

Comparing Competitiveness

Comparing Competitiveness

Savanna Winiecki and Demi Glusic

December 12, 2017


Filed under Features

In recent years, schools around the nation, as well as Libertyville High School, has seen an increase of academic competitiveness, which is partially due to the drastic increase of Advanced Placement (AP) classes available. These AP classes can increase students’ weighted Grade Point Average (GPA),...

The gifted effect

The gifted effect

Olivia Gauvin, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


Filed under Features

In a small, active classroom with an average of 10 to 12 students is the gifted program: an organized curriculum for academically advanced children who are previously tested to take the separate accelerated classes. After years of often private and secluded classrooms, the effects of such a gifted pr...

The Changing Classroom

The Changing Classroom

Emily Hamilton and Megan Wolter

December 12, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Throughout the past century, many things have changed in the world, such as cell phones and cars, but one thing that has remained very much the same is the school system. Students sit in desks organized into rows and columns, listening to a teacher lecturing from the front of the room while taking notes....

An All-Inclusive Education

An All-Inclusive Education

Zachary Ford and Hannah Hutchins

December 12, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

  Although it is one of the lesser-known departments at Libertyville High School, the Special Services Department accommodates 8 percent of all LHS students and caters to their individual needs, providing students with educational and social support plans throughout their time at Libertyville. ...

Connecting to a Cause

Hannah Hutchins, Editor-in-Chief

December 5, 2017


Filed under Features

Everyone has a passion, whether it be a hobby, a sports team or something else. For some, passions become a huge part of their lives, and that’s what happened for these three teachers. All three teachers are advisors of various clubs at Libertyville High School; however, their passions have spread far ...

The Basics of Samhain: What the Holiday is and How it’s Celebrated

The Basics of Samhain: What the Holiday is and How it’s Celebrated

Jenna Grayson and Anna Legutki

November 20, 2017


Filed under Features

      The Wheel of the Year is organized by eight sabbats, which are celebrations on the biannual solstices (summer and winter) and equinoxes (spring and autumn) as well as halfway points in between each solstice and equinox. Samhain (pronounced SOW-in) was a sabbat that recently occurred on Hal...

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