Drops of Ink

Libertyville’s Gay-Straight Alliance hosts Transgender Celebration Day

Jacob Kemp, Features Editor

November 28, 2018

On Tuesday, Nov. 27, members of LHS’s Gay-Straight Alliance gathered in Ms. Dyan Naslund’s room to pay tribute to and celebrate the lives of those who identify as transgender, which is defined by Merriam Webster as a person whose gender identity differs from the sex the person had or was identified ...

Annual Small Business Saturday is celebrated in Libertyville

Ariella bucio, Staff member

November 28, 2018

On Saturday, Nov. 24, the citizens of Libertyville were encouraged to shop at their local stores. Many decorations were put out to promote the annual Small Business Saturday, and some stores even had specific sales for this. Raffles were also held for the local shoppers who participated. ...

Caring for Cambodia hosts Ugly Sweater Run

Moira Duffy, Staff Member

November 22, 2018

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

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

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

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

  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

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

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

  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...

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