Drops of Ink

What’s the Hold Up?

What’s the Hold Up?

Nick Vittore

December 19, 2013


Filed under News, Showcase

For the past several months, construction has backed up traffic on both Route 21 and Route 137 respectively, as commuters have had to work around their schedules, and businesses have had to change tactics. Back in 2012, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) launched a project to widen Milwaukee ...

Malala’s Rebellion Against Taliban Inspires the World

Malala’s Rebellion Against Taliban Inspires the World

December 19, 2013


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Who: 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai, who was shot on October 6, 2012 in her home country of Pakistan by the Taliban because she was in favor of women attending school. The Taliban also targeted  her because of her anonymous blog she took over on BBC’s website when she was 11, which discussed how she thou...

Steam Leak at L.H.S.

Steam Leak at L.H.S.

Nick Vittore

December 16, 2013


Filed under News, Showcase

The cross country locker room is not known for emitting the most pleasant smells, but in November, there was a stench that was extra potent. There was no known start date for this stench, but on the weekend of November 15, the smell was first noticed, and could be detected from the nurse’s office to ...

Making The Grade: District 128 and LHS Continue To See Academic Success

Making The Grade: District 128 and LHS Continue To See Academic Success

Kate Vittore, Staff Writer

December 13, 2013


Filed under News, Showcase

     Libertyville High School and District 128 have been winning major awards for their programs, as the district has been placed on the 4th Annual “Advanced Placement District Honor Roll,” while LHS has ranked high compared to other schools on the Illinois Report Card website and has won t...

MainStreet Money

MainStreet Money

Katie Vrba, Staff Writer

December 12, 2013


Filed under News, Showcase

Studies show that the national teenage employment rate has decreased approximately 42 percent over the last decade. Today the teenage unemployment rate is around 21.4 percent for those between the ages of 16 and 19, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But many teenagers at Libertyville High S...

Recent Typhoon Hits Home

Recent Typhoon Hits Home

Mike Gasick, Sports Editor

December 11, 2013


Filed under News, Uncategorized

Last month, a typhoon ripped through the Philippines, killing 5,632 and leaving a large path of devastation, where there are still many without food and clean water and in desperate need of help. Storm surges rose over 15 to 20 feet, as the storm caused over $1 billion in damages, leading to millions ...

Missing Gurnee woman, Anne Stroll, found dead

Emily Malecha

December 11, 2013


Filed under News

64-year-old Gurnee resident Anne Stroll was reported missing Monday, December 2, after her husband, Michael Stroll, notified the police when his wife did not return from her usual bike ride that she usually took through Libertyville’s Independence Grove. According to the Chicago Tribune and Huffingt...

The “Give Thanks” Campaign

The “Give Thanks” Campaign

Shelly Schick, Staff Writer

November 27, 2013


Filed under News, Showcase

In the “Give Thanks Campaign,” Erika’s Lighthouse and Junior Class Council have teamed up to give each person in their third period class along with every staff member a colorful leaf to write a word or phrase saying what he or she is thankful for. The leaves were then hung up along the wall n...

Apple Now Most Valuable Brand in World

Apple Now Most Valuable Brand in World

Kyle Laska, News Editor

November 19, 2013


Filed under News

   For the first time in thirteen years, Coca-Cola, the soft drink giant, is no longer on the top as the most valuable brand in the world.    Apple, the software company founded by Steve Jobs, rose to the top of the list. Apple, Inc. designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics. Computer softwar...

23 LHS students make IMEA’s All-State Competition

23 LHS students make IMEA’s All-State Competition

Kate Vittore, Staff Writer

November 18, 2013


Filed under News

This year, 23 LHS musicians in choir, band, and orchestra were selected for the Illinois Music Educators Association District 7 Festival from their auditions in early October and will be traveling to Peoria to participate in an All-State competition.    In the world of music, IMEA is one of the m...

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