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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

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...

Cheater, Cheater…

Cheater, Cheater…

Maddie Salata

November 18, 2013

Academic cheating has been a prominent issue not only in high schools across America, but right here at Libertyville High School. This generation of students is more competitive and technologically savvy than ever, making it easier and more tempting to cheat. A recent survey of 24,000 students from 74 di...

Breaking News: Drops of Ink touches down…in Cleveland

Breaking News: Drops of Ink touches down…in Cleveland

Bailey Schmid, Photo Editor

November 17, 2013

Due to severe weather conditions surrounding the Chicago area, Flight 1462 from Boston to Chicago has been significantly delayed. After attending the JEA Journalism Convention in Boston, Massachusetts, the Drops of Ink staff's flight was originally scheduled to land in the Chicago O'Hare airport at...

Shipwreck remains in the Great Lakes

Shipwreck remains in the Great Lakes

Korina Valenzuela, Staff Writer

November 14, 2013

The Great Lakes are famous for their large amount of shipwrecks: about 10 ships appear annually within the lakes, and explorers are still scrutinizing the remains. Throughout the vast lakes and our nation’s history, there have been about 6,000 to 10,000 sunken ships, according to the Associated P...

“Ask Amy” Belstra- College Q&A

Ava Polzin, Features Editor

November 12, 2013

So, apparently demonstrated interest can be almost detrimental to students. How much would you say is too much?   You never want to stalk the college. You know, different colleges handle demonstrated interest in different ways. Some really do track it. Others (the more prestigious, like Univer...

Details of the Government Shutdown

Details of the Government Shutdown

November 12, 2013

The national government, having been shut down for 16 days last month, now faces a new crisis of how to deal with the aftermath of the future for Americans. The Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare, requires that all Americans must have health insurance by January 2014. Citizens wil...

Same-sex Marriage Law Passed in Illinois

Same-sex Marriage Law Passed in Illinois

Becky DeAcetis, Staff Writer

November 12, 2013

Same-sex marriage was legalized in Illinois on November 5; Illinois is the 15th state to legalize same-sex marriage. The Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, which legalized same-sex marriage, will be put into action on June 1, 2014. This law changes the definition of marriage from an act between...

Obamacare: What You Need to Know

Obamacare: What You Need to Know

Nick Vittore

November 8, 2013

Thousands anxiously stood outside of the Capitol building for hours to witness the decision: would Congress deem the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act constitutional? Enacted on March 23, 2010, the statute was taken all the way to the Supreme Court over the summer. Chief Justice John Roberts...

LHS to Finish Solar Panel Construction Soon

LHS to Finish Solar Panel Construction Soon

Tom Ackerman, Opinion Editor

November 6, 2013

This September, four solar panels were added to LHS above the auditorium entrance on the roof as a result of a grant that VHHS received as well. According to Ms. Diane Phillips, Director of Community Education, Grant Management, and Rentals for District 128, the grant, sponsored by the Illinois Cle...

What Happened to the Lip Sync Contest?

What Happened to the Lip Sync Contest?

Ryan Jackson, Staff Writer

November 4, 2013

Seniors at Libertyville are upset that their voices aren’t being heard, in a way. Technically, it’s the voices of various musicians that accompany the dances and moving mouths at Libertyville’s lip sync competition. But all technicalities aside, students are itching to get out and strut their ...

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