Drops of Ink

Caring for Cambodia hosts Ugly Sweater Run

Moira Duffy, Staff Member

November 21, 2018


Filed under Libertyville/Local, News

Caring for Cambodia hosted its annual Ugly Sweater Run on Sunday, Nov. 18, to raise money for Cambodian children. The funds from the event contribute directly to materials that LHS students donate and then distribute during their two-week summer service project in Cambodia....

Student-run Wildcat Warehouse opens outside of Spirit Store

Student-run Wildcat Warehouse opens outside of Spirit Store

Charlotte Pulte, Staff Member

November 10, 2018


Filed under Libertyville/Local, News

The Wildcat Warehouse, located outside of the Spirit Store in the main lobby, has been open for the past few weeks in the mornings before school. Since their soft opening last month, they have been selling items like snacks and refreshments to students and staff. The students involved in the Wildcat Warehou...

Science classes research Butler Lake fish kill

Science classes research Butler Lake fish kill

Moira Duffy, Staff Member

November 8, 2018


Filed under Libertyville/Local, News

After many fish in Butler Lake died suddenly, the AP Environmental Science classes investigated the event and reported their findings to the Village of Libertyville in an effort to prevent another fish kill. A “fish kill” is defined by Dictionary.com as “the sudden destruction of large quanti...

Numerous break-ins occur across Libertyville

Numerous break-ins occur across Libertyville

Kirsten Townander, Staff Member

November 8, 2018


Filed under Libertyville/Local, News

A string of recent break-ins throughout the past few months has caused concern for Libertyville citizens and police alike. From parked cars to an old ice cream shop, crimes of this type have been reported relatively frequently to local police. Kiley Nolan, a junior, witnessed the aftermath of a car...

GiGi’s Playhouse opening in Deerfield

GiGi’s Playhouse opening in Deerfield

Carly Wagner, Staff Member

November 8, 2018


Filed under Libertyville/Local, News, Showcase

  A new GiGi’s Playhouse is opening in Deerfield on Nov. 18 and will provide services for children with Down Syndrome and their families at a more convenient location for Libertyville residents.   GiGi’s Playhouse aids in the development of people with Down Syndrome from childhood through...

109 additional spots to be added to parking lot

109 additional spots to be added to parking lot

Ella Marsden, Staff Member

October 30, 2018


Filed under Libertyville/Local, News

Along with the conclusion of construction on the new LHS pool, there will be 109 new parking spots added to the campus in the spring of 2019. These additional spots will make it possible for all seniors to park on campus. A small parking lot near the new pool will contribute 40 spots and a new road ...

Safety precautions taken at LHS

Amanda Black, Staff Writer

October 29, 2018


Filed under Libertyville/Local

To learn about the safety measures at LHS, security supervisor Mr. Robert Uliks took me around the school, both inside and outside, showing me some of the safety precautions. I was only able to see some of the safety precautions at LHS because some must remain confidential for the safety of the school, M...

LHS celebrated Red Ribbon Week

LHS celebrated Red Ribbon Week

Savanna Winiecki, Editor-in-Chief

October 27, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

  Red Ribbon Week, a drug and alcohol prevention awareness campaign, was celebrated at LHS throughout the week of Oct. 21-26. This week was started by the Reagan administration to honor Drug Enforcement Agent Enrique Camarena, who was abducted, tortured and killed in the line of duty in 198...

Libertyville High School awarded its first Blue Ribbon since 1990

Libertyville High School awarded its first Blue Ribbon since 1990

Ben Mayo, Staff Member

October 26, 2018


Filed under Libertyville/Local, News

Libertyville High School has been chosen to receive the U.S. Department of Education’s National Blue Ribbon School award based on the high level of academic achievement at the school.     In addition to Libertyville, 300 public schools and 49 private schools from the elementary to high ...

FDA to crack down on teen nicotine addiction with new agenda

FDA to crack down on teen nicotine addiction with new agenda

George Hayek, staff writer

October 25, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On Sept. 12, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb, via the agency’s website, gave an official statement addressing the FDA’s concern about the widespread epidemic of teen nicotine usage and the FDA’s new plan to curb the problem. Gottlieb claimed that the epidemic of e-ciga...

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