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Writer’s Week Presenters: Wednesday

Writer’s Week Presenters: Wednesday

Becky DeAcetis and Korina Valenzuela

April 6, 2014

Matt Tooley LHS English teacher Matt Tooley spoke to students about the novel he had taken a year off to work on. The novel is a non-fiction narrative based on education reform in Angola, located in Southern Africa.Tooley went on to talk about how he had gotten inspired to write the book and how the ...

Writer’s Week Presenters: Tuesday

Writer’s Week Presenters: Tuesday

Becky DeAcetis and Korina Valenzuela

April 6, 2014

Barry Lyga Barry Lyga, the author of the I Hunt Killers trilogy, spoke at Writers Week this Tuesday. During first period, he gave an ongoing speech about the research he did to write the series. The author practically talked about how to kill someone and get away with it, something many students foun...

PARCC Test to be Implemented Next Year

PARCC Test to be Implemented Next Year

Jake Luce, Staff Writer

April 3, 2014

A new common assessment may be implemented in Illinois for grades 3-11. The test, known as the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers or PARCC, is a test that measures a student’s readiness for college, and also measures their percentile within the state for multiple subjec...

Writer’s Week Presenters: Monday

Writer’s Week Presenters: Monday

Becky DeAcetis and Korina Valenzuela

April 2, 2014

Buddy Wakefield Buddy Wakefield, a slam poet from Seattle, Washington performed a couple poems Monday, March 31. One performance was about not being defined by your flaws and mistakes and the desire to be strong enough to handle the struggles and challenges of life. Another poem was about “not becomi...

Brainerd Building to be Torn Down

Brainerd Building to be Torn Down

Kyle Laska, News Editor

March 19, 2014

   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

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

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

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

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

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...

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