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Different Spots Vacationed By LHS Students Over Winter Break

Different Spots Vacationed By LHS Students Over Winter Break

Ariella Bucio, Staff Member

January 23, 2019

During winter break, some students at LHS went to different places, either within the country or around the world. The activities that they participated in varied from sailing, skiing, and going to a football game. A few of those students were asked to share their favorite part of their vacation. &nb...

From Pain to Power

From Pain to Power

Aliya Haddon and Ella Marsden

December 13, 2018

Sexual assault, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is “illegal sexual contact that usually involves force upon a person without consent or is inflicted upon a person who is incapable of giving consent (as because of age or physical or mental incapacity) or who places the assailant (such as a doctor) in...

Freedom of the Press: How High Schools are Limited

Freedom of the Press: How High Schools are Limited

Moira Duffy, Staff Member

December 13, 2018

Freedom of the press is a sentiment that rings true throughout the United States’ history, given its place in the Bill of Rights, although freedom of the press in 2018 differs perhaps from the Founding Fathers’ vision. While the First Amendment to the United States Constitution grants freedom o...

Family Forces

Claire Salemi, Social Media Editor

December 13, 2018

With both the Naval Station Great Lakes and Fort Sheridan roughly 15 minutes away from Libertyville, some LHS students have parents who serve and work for the United States Armed Forces. Whether these parents are active soldiers, recruiters or doctors, many of these families have been separated at one...

More Than a Mascot: The debate surrounding Native American mascots in the U.S.

More Than a Mascot: The debate surrounding Native American mascots in the U.S.

Olivia Gauvin, Features Editor

December 13, 2018

At Libertyville High School, students often identify as “the Wildcats.” When students and community members attend football games, assemblies, and everything in between, fans rally behind the famous “Willie the Wildcat.” LHS’ mascot is, as some may say, beloved. However, in some areas, the love for one’s...

2018 Midterm Election

Ben Mayo, Sayre DeBruler, Staff Member

December 13, 2018

Recap The 2018 midterm elections caused some unexpected results, with some voting difficulties occurring along the way. The New York Times stated that this election had “the highest [percentage of voters] since at least the 1970s.”  Although the projected “blue wave” of a Democratic majori...

From Pain to Power

From Pain to Power

Aliya Haddon and Ella Marsden

December 13, 2018

    Becoming #MeToo   The official Me Too website defines their movement as a group that “supports survivors of sexual violence and their allies by connecting survivors to resources, offering community organizing resources, pursuing a Me Too policy platform and gathering sexual ...

Students Going Into Politics

Charlotte Pulte, Staff Member

December 13, 2018

Through clubs like Model United Nations, personal research or conversations with peers, students at Libertyville High School have many options for how to become politically aware or learn more about social issues affecting our country. These four students, Zach El Ghatit, Jack Govern, Maddie Kuntz and J...

That’s not my name

December 11, 2018

William Shakespeare claimed that “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” however, that’s not always the case. Evident in the thoughts of students interviewed at LHS, calling someone by the wrong first name or an incorrect version of their name can often make them feel small, like th...

Studying Made Simple

Sayre DeBruler, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018

It’s the night before a big test. You’re stressing out over studying, wondering if your grade is even worth it. You run your fingers through your hair, taking three big, deep breaths. Effective study habits can be hard to find, but practicing them can help you feel more safe and secure heading in...

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