Drops of Ink

Polls open for Student Council elections

Polls open for Student Council elections

Elise Houcek, Editor-in-Chief

April 28, 2014

The polls for 2014-2015 Student Council executive board will be open today, April 28, after school, and tomorrow, April 29. Unlike in previous years, where students ran for an attached position, next year’s board will consist of five LHS students, each to represent the student body equally. Juniors...

Senior Luncheon to Replace Water Balloon Fight

Senior Luncheon to Replace Water Balloon Fight

Alex Zoellick, Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2014

All water-related activities to end this school year, and in all following years, have been banned. There will no longer be water balloons or water guns on the first or last day of school for seniors. This decision ensures there will be not one splash, not one drop, not even a mist of water, as the...

Lollapalooza Passes Prove to be worth the Stress

Lollapalooza Passes Prove to be worth the Stress

Emily Luce, Social Media Editor

April 25, 2014

When talk of summer music festivals begins, Chicago’s Lollapalooza will come up in conversation more often than not.  And what’s not to look forward to?  Major artists and bands travel to Grant Park to perform for three full days in August - this year, the dates are Friday, August 1 through Sunday,...

Silence Is Golden

Silence Is Golden

Ryan Jackson, Staff Writer

April 24, 2014

Last Friday, students at LHS, and all around the country, actively showed their support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) rights without saying a single word all day. The National Day of Silence, a project organized by the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), was...

CRC Hosts Senior Decision Day

CRC Hosts Senior Decision Day

Mike Gasick, Sports Editor

April 17, 2014

The College Resource Center will host Senior Decision Day on Thursday to celebrate LHS seniors’ college acceptances. The all-day celebration provides seniors with the opportunity to stop in the CRC to get their picture taken with their college gear, as well as placing a pin on the CRC college map ...

“Borderland”

“Borderland”

Ava Polzin, Features Editor

April 10, 2014

Ukraine is caught between East and West — their ties to Russia and their increased closeness to the European Union. In the middle of that discussion is the polarized nation and the pro-Russian Crimean peninsula. After a (much-contested, technically illegal) referendum, Crimea was annexed by Russia...

Creepy Crawlers

Creepy Crawlers

Becky DeAcetis, Staff Writer

April 10, 2014

Bugs. When most people hear that word, they think of bees, flies, spiders; the common insects. For freshman Jack Kosowski, the word has a whole different meaning. He was born with Toxoplasmosis, an incurable condition in which a group of thousands of parasites live inside his retina, occasionally wake...

Trader Joe’s Comes to Libertyville

Trader Joe’s Comes to Libertyville

Tom Ackerman, Opinion Editor

April 10, 2014

As of February 21, Trader Joe’s, which is located at the intersection of Milwaukee Ave. and Artaius Parkway, just south of competitors Jewel and Mariano’s, has joined the fierce market competition in the Libertyville area. Regardless of many grocery businesses seemingly retreating and selling like D...

SAT changes to be made in 2016

SAT changes to be made in 2016

Elise Houcek, Editor-in-Chief

April 7, 2014

As announced by College Board President and CEO David Coleman on March 5, the form and purpose of the SAT will see major changes in 2016, transforming itself in the areas of both scoring and content. The new test will consist of evidence-based reading and writing, math, and an optional essay, each...

Writer’s Week Presenters: Thursday

Writer’s Week Presenters: Thursday

Becky DeAcetis and Korina Valenzuela

April 6, 2014

David Bazan Singer/songwriter David Bazan performed Thursday in front of LHS students. Bazan had first come out onto the stage and said "Hold on, I'm going to play a song." From there, Bazan performed his song "Hard to be," while playing his guitar. Bazan then went on to discuss his life as a singer/so...

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