Drops of Ink

Kylee Kraus, skilled skier, graduates early

Kylee Kraus, skilled skier, graduates early

Charlotte Pulte, Staff Member

January 23, 2019

Senior Kylee Kraus, a lifelong skier and Wilmot Mountain Ski Resort employee, graduated early last semester after accumulating all of the necessary credits. Kraus, who has been skiing since she was 2 years old, has been racing competitively since she was in seventh grade. She is on the Wilmot Jun...

Libertyville High School hosts Eighth Grade Orientation

Libertyville High School hosts Eighth Grade Orientation

Carly Wagner, Staff Member

January 13, 2019

On Jan. 10, Libertyville High School hosted its annual Eighth Grade Orientation, which informs incoming freshmen on what life is like for students, course selection and activities that they may become involved in.   The main presentation was held in the auditorium, and it was filled with bright beams of lig...

District 128 presents capital plan overview

District 128 presents capital plan overview

Rowan Hornsey, Staff Member

December 21, 2018

On Tuesday, Dec. 18 in the Studio Theatre, District 128 Board of Education members Jim Batson and Scott Luce, Superintendent Dr. Prentiss Lea, Assistant Superintendent pertaining to business Daniel Stanley, LHS Principal Dr. Thomas Koulentes and Principal John Guillaume of Vernon Hills High School pre...

Vernon Hills hosts a new development: Mellody Farm

Vernon Hills hosts a new development: Mellody Farm

Savanna Winiecki, Editor-in-Chief

December 13, 2018

Mellody Farm is a new shopping center in Vernon Hills that began construction in April 2017 and opened some anchor tenants in October. Aside from the stores that are already open, including REI, Whole Foods and Nordstrom Rack, there will be 15 additional restaurants in Mellody Farm, said Matt Hendy...

Burnsies Uptown set to open in 2019

Burnsies Uptown set to open in 2019

Molly Boufford, News Editor

December 13, 2018

In 2019, a new all day restaurant, Burnsies Uptown, run by John Durning, will be opening where another local restaurant, 545 North, was previously located. The new place will be open for all meals. Breakfast and lunch will be served when they first open for business and dinner will come after th...

Refugee crises persist as global issues

George Hayek, staff member

December 13, 2018

The refugee crises around the world have had an undeniable impact on the United States. Historically, the country has served as a symbol of liberty for oppressed people, guaranteeing such people rights such as freedom of speech and freedom of religion. According to the United Nations High Commiss...

New changes to gym exemption policy

George Hayek, staff member

December 11, 2018

This year, the school and district administration have made a few key changes to the gym exemption policy, particularly whom it effects, how it works and when it’s in effect. Last year, only students in varsity and junior varsity level sports could exempt from P.E., and they were allowed to exe...

Local families gather at LHS for the annual WISH dinner

Local families gather at LHS for the annual WISH dinner

Kirsten Townander, Staff Member

December 9, 2018

Families and volunteers came together for the WISH dinner on Thursday, Dec. 6. Each second-period class at LHS bought presents for their assigned WISH family, after they raised money by holding various types of fundraisers over the last few months. The Wildcat Initiative for Sharing and Helping dinner ...

Big box stores closing down locally and nationally

Big box stores closing down locally and nationally

Ariella Bucio, Staff Member

December 4, 2018

Big-box stores, such as Carson’s and Sears, have been closing down recently in our community and across the country. Five Sears stores closed in 2018 in the state of Illinois, one of which was located in Hawthorn Mall. Sears, one of the anchors of Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills, closed in S...

Libertyville Theatre Department stages student-directed One-Act Play Festival

Libertyville Theatre Department stages student-directed One-Act Play Festival

Annika Bjorklund, Staff Member

December 3, 2018

The Theatre Department’s theme of “See and Be Seen” was exemplified in the annual One-Act Play Festival put in by the LHS Theatre Department.  The Studio Theater was packed on the evenings of Friday, November 30th and Saturday, December 1st. This year’s cast was the largest in Libertyville his...

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