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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...

“I Never Thought It Could Happen At My School”: Arapahoe High School Shooting

Kate Vittore, Staff Writer

December 19, 2013

      In Centennial, Colorado, students and staff fled Arapahoe High School after a student shooter entered the building and injured two students while looking for the librarian on Friday, December 13; one of the evacuated students included former Libertyville resident Ben Hanson while the only death was that of the assailant, Karl Pierson.    At 12:33 in the afte...

What’s the Hold Up?

What’s the Hold Up?

Nick Vittore

December 19, 2013

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

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

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

     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

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

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 ...

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