Drops of Ink

Pipe leak update

Pipe leak update

Elise Houcek, Editor-in-Chief

February 4, 2014

In mid-November, Libertyville High School experienced what can only be described as an  “annoying” odor emanating from the PE, lower main hallway, and pool areas of the school. According to buildings and grounds director Mr. Chris Stancil, the odor was a result of a broken steam pipe located...

School Cancelled

School Cancelled

Alex Zoellick, Editor-in-chief

January 26, 2014

The decision to cancel school on Monday, January 27, was made early Sunday. Bitter cold will once again be the culprit as school is cancelled for the third time this month. The decision was made by District officials because of concern for student safety, according to Ms. Mary Todoric, the District...

Student Council Videos Prove to be a Hit

Student Council Videos Prove to be a Hit

Maddie Salata, Staff Writer

January 16, 2014

This school year, LHS Student Council has made an effort to create more videos that are frequently shown during third period classes, in addition to the daily bulletin, and they have been well-received by students and staff. These videos range anywhere from informing students about school dances, to increasing participat...

Fashion Merchandising Class Available for the Upcoming School Year

Fashion Merchandising Class Available for the Upcoming School Year

Emily Luce, Social Media Editor

January 16, 2014

Libertyville High School already has a plethora of unique courses and electives available for students to take, but next year there will be yet another one on the list: Fashion Merchandising is a brand new class that was finally approved to be taught beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. Dr. Debra Kellum, t...

Libertyville’s Bolander Park Sold

Libertyville’s Bolander Park Sold

Kyle Laska, News Editor

January 16, 2014

   Libertyville’s Bolander Park, a 5.3 acre area, has created controversy after being sold to Swanson Development Group of Lake Forest for $2.05 million this past November.    The park itself will be turned into a townhouse-style neighborhood. The land has been on the market for a while, as its ...

Hands-free driving law extends statewide

Hands-free driving law extends statewide

Elise Houcek, Editor-in-Chief

January 16, 2014

As of January 1, 2014, the Chicago law requiring all cell phone usage to be hands-free has extended its parameters statewide. Effectively, a cell phone must be free from the driver’s hands at all times while operating their vehicle, and any phone calls made or received while driving must be conducted...

Ethan Couch commits manslaughter and escapes jail time

Ethan Couch commits manslaughter and escapes jail time

Shelly Schick, Staff Writer

January 16, 2014

Everyday, sociology class starts off talking about what is going on in the world around us. Usually it is just small topics like “Oh! There’s a swim meet today” or “Miley Cyrus’ performance at the VMA’s.” One day last month was different: the class talked about how one young man killed f...

A Sound Opinion: Consider Before You Consume

A Sound Opinion: Consider Before You Consume

Ava Polzin, Features Editor

January 15, 2014

“I think that all of the people who enjoyed him at Pitchfork were trivializing what he’s singing about. They’re laughing along and treating it as a laughing matter… But not realizing the women who tried to commit suicide after these sexual relationships with him, not realizing Aaliyah’s mo...

W.I.S.H Uplifts Community Over Holidays

W.I.S.H Uplifts Community Over Holidays

Nick Vittore, Staff Writer

January 13, 2014

Gifts, family, the confines of a home: these are all of the small things many people take for granted over the holidays. Yet these holiday essentials are not always attainable for everyone. But Libertyville High School has a tradition of shining holiday spirit on dependent families each winter via t...

Weathering the Storm

Weathering the Storm

Alex Zoellick, Editor-in-Chief

January 4, 2014

A virtual non-stop snowfall since the new year has accumulated 16 inches of snow in Libertyville, according to WGN Chicago. Though the snow won’t affect the status of school on Monday, frigid temperatures cause the school to close it's doors for the dreaded first day back from winter break. The decision...

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