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Lifelong Teammates, Lifelong Friends

Lifelong Teammates, Lifelong Friends

Ben Mayo, Staff Member

April 18, 2019

Incredible as it may seem, not one, but two LHS wrestlers are committed to continue competing at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign -- double the number of previous LHS wrestlers who have made this commitment. Ever since they were in kindergarten, senior Michael Gunther and junior Danny Puc...

She’s Got Game

Ms. Kara Bosman has been coaching boys water polo at LHS for three years. She often faced discrimination towards the beginning of her coaching career by officials, who would mistake her male assistant coach as being the head coach instead.

Ella Marsden, Staff Member

April 18, 2019

It’s game day. You’re a female head coach and your team is warming up while you talk strategy on the sideline with your assistant coach. As the head coach, you’re prepared to greet the official. The official, however, turns to your male assistant coach under the assumption that he’s the head...

A look into students who are athletes outside of LHS

Freshman Charlotte Bossler currently participates in three different styles of dance: contemporary, ballet, and jazz. Pictured here, she is dancing contemporary.

Sayre DeBruler, Staff Member

April 18, 2019

LHS’s own sports teams have won many titles, plaques, medals, awards, and trophies, priding the Libertyville sports community with the accomplishment of so many feats. However, there are several students who have achieved many things in their own sports not affiliated with LHS. Here are four of thes...

What’s Trending: Sports Habits

Jade Foo, Staff Member

April 18, 2019

A recent survey was sent to the students of LHS via email, addressed specifically to athletes, asking about their pregame and/or postgame rituals. The vast majority of the student-athletes who responded said they have some sort of ritual or habit that they do before each game, meet, race or competition...

BeWell Fitness Trains Teams, Students

Ariella Bucio, Staff Member

April 11, 2019

Although Ben Wellenbach is not a native of Libertyville, he has become instrumental in the physical development and wellness of athletes in the area.   Wellenbach opened BeWell Fitness 12 years ago and is the current owner. BeWell Fitness is a gym located on 1753 Northwind Blvd. in Libertyville.  Wellenbach ...

How political views affect families

Anti-partisanship across the United States has resulted in tension between families and friends.

Moira Duffy, Staff Member

April 1, 2019

Many can agree, and some have even noticed recently, that during periods of hyper-partisanship, civil discussion can be hard to come by, even within families. While political debates have nearly always been common on the national level, when taken to the dinner table, they can bring about both animosit...

State parks and forest preserves: the past, present and future of conservation

Covering about 6.5 miles of the Lake Michigan coastline and home to more than 650 species of plants, Illinois Beach State Park is a thriving ecosystem and a popular place for people to go.

March 7, 2019

On March 1, 1872, Congress passed an act that established Yellowstone National Park as a “public park ... for the benefit and enjoyment of the people.” Since then, the national park system has grown to include thousands of locations in an effort to “conserve the scenery and the natural and hist...

Food Waste: Chew on This

Food Waste: Chew on This

Kirsten Townander, Staff Member

March 7, 2019

When we finish a meal and decide we’re full, we simply walk over to the trash can, scrape off our plate and continue with our day. Simple, right? But when we throw our food “away,” what does that truly entail? Where is it going and what does that mean for our planet and the people living on it? ...

Life without Meat

Life without Meat

Claire Salemi, Social Media Editor

March 7, 2019

From arguments about the political beliefs of vegans and vegetarians, to whether honey is vegan, to hate over social media, both the vegan and vegetarian diets have been hotly debated in recent years. Despite the criticism, the number of vegetarians has stayed unchanged since 2012 at five percent and ...

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