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Brainerd Building to be Torn Down

Brainerd Building to be Torn Down

Kyle Laska, News Editor

March 19, 2014


Filed under News, Showcase

   After 11 years of vacancy, it appears the historical Brainerd building will be demolished as voters went to the polls and decided against the proposed $11.5 million restoration project on Tuesday.    The vote wasn't even close. According to unofficial totals posted by the Lake County Clerk, the...

Illinois Primary Election 2014 Recap

Illinois Primary Election 2014 Recap

Nick Vittore, Staff Writer

March 19, 2014


Filed under News, Showcase

On Wednesday, the citizens of Illinois woke up to hear the results of the state primary election, which was a high priority for candidates despite the low voter turnout. The race for Governor has entered a new chapter as the primary election came to a close, and just one Democrat, one Republican,...

LHS budgets for Winter Salt Accordingly

LHS budgets for Winter Salt Accordingly

Tom Ackerman, Opinion Editor

March 14, 2014


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This year’s harsh winter has proven to be a nuisance for the buildings and grounds department at LHS, specifically in re-budgeting for the immense salt amounts that are required this season. This year alone, according to Director of Buildings and Grounds Chris Stancil, LHS has been through “over ...

How Student Awards Are Chosen

How Student Awards Are Chosen

Emily Luce, Social Media Editor

March 14, 2014


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At Libertyville High School, it is agreed upon that students who perform outstandingly should indeed receive some well-deserved recognition.  The main types of recognition are Student of the Month and Athlete of the Week.  Both are an honor to receive and each comes with its own form of reward. Stu...

The Basics on Bitcoin

The Basics on Bitcoin

Natalie Zeng, Staff Writer

March 13, 2014


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The crypto-currency Bitcoin has made major headlines in recent months concerning its volatile stock prices, the crash of major Bitcoin exchanges and supposedly finding the man behind Bitcoin’s creation. But all the hype still leaves many out of the loop as to what Bitcoin is all about. What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin i...

Seventeen Year Olds Can Vote

Seventeen Year Olds Can Vote

Nick Vittore, Staff Writer

March 12, 2014


Filed under News, Showcase

If you are a citizen, live in Illinois, and will be 18 by November 4, you will be able to vote in the Illinois March 18 primary. Last July, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn was at Stevenson High School when he signed the bill that will allow people statewide to vote in the primaries as long as they are 18 by Nov...

Taco Bell Breaks Breakfast News

Taco Bell Breaks Breakfast News

Katie Vrba

March 12, 2014


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There’s no need to wait until noon for your taco anymore; Taco Bell is coming out with a breakfast menu on March 27 at 7 a.m. Taco Bell will introduce the Waffle Taco, A.M. Crunchwrap, and Cinnabon Delights, just a few of their new options. Many of the new breakfast items have already been tested at...

Think before you Speak

Think before you Speak

Shelly Schick, Staff Writer

March 11, 2014


Filed under News, Uncategorized

Best Buddies at LHS, along with many other schools around the country, are on a mission to educate people on the harmful effects when using the ‘R’ word in a demeaning way with their campaign called “Spread the Word to End the Word.” According to three year best buddies member senior Kaitlyn...

Pothole Solution Not Far Off

Pothole Solution Not Far Off

Mike Gasick

March 11, 2014


Filed under News, Showcase

All around the perimeter of the school, potholes have been causing problems for students and staff. Ranging from small to crater-like, the potholes have forced drivers to pay extra attention to the road surface. “They’re really big, and it’s been pretty tough to get around,” stated junior Darr...

California Enacts Law Allowing Transgender Students To Choose Their Respected Bathroom

California Enacts Law Allowing Transgender Students To Choose Their Respected Bathroom

Kate Vittore, Staff Writer

March 9, 2014


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  On January 1, California became the first state to enact a transgender student rights law, allowing transgender students to choose which bathroom and locker room they use at school.   Along with bathroom and locker room usage, students who identify as the opposite sex can now choose which scho...

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