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Libertyville High School awarded its first Blue Ribbon since 1990

Libertyville High School awarded its first Blue Ribbon since 1990

Ben Mayo, Staff Member

October 26, 2018

Libertyville High School has been chosen to receive the U.S. Department of Education’s National Blue Ribbon School award based on the high level of academic achievement at the school.     In addition to Libertyville, 300 public schools and 49 private schools from the elementary to high ...

FDA to crack down on teen nicotine addiction with new agenda

FDA to crack down on teen nicotine addiction with new agenda

George Hayek, staff writer

October 25, 2018

On Sept. 12, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb, via the agency’s website, gave an official statement addressing the FDA’s concern about the widespread epidemic of teen nicotine usage and the FDA’s new plan to curb the problem. Gottlieb claimed that the epidemic of e-ciga...

Six Libertyville students named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

Six Libertyville students named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

Charlotte Pulte, Staff Member

October 19, 2018

Six students at Libertyville High School recently qualified as National Merit Scholarship semifinalists based on their exceptionally high PSAT scores. The Libertyville semifinalists for the 2017-2018 scholarship include Annika Bjorklund, Mitchell Gifford, George Hayek, Brian Hong, Alice Lillydahl and...

Midterm elections upcoming in November

Midterm elections upcoming in November

Claire Salemi, Social Media Editor

September 27, 2018

On Tuesday, Nov. 6, Illinois residents ages 18 and older can vote and help decide who will fill the positions of many statewide offices, including governor and those of many Illinois congressional districts. Locally, the Illinois House of Representatives 51st District seat is open; this d...

Bagels by the Book reopening in late September

Bagels by the Book reopening in late September

Molly Boufford, News Editor

September 27, 2018

Bagels by the Book, a local breakfast restaurant, is being reopened at the end of this month by the same owner, Danielle Little, as it was when they closed down in June. When Bagels, as it is commonly referred to, closed down, there were no intentions of ever reopening. It was only a month ago th...

LHS holds “Real Talk” panel: a discussion about drugs and alcohol

LHS holds “Real Talk” panel: a discussion about drugs and alcohol

Anya Belomoina

September 15, 2018

In conjunction with a letter was sent out recently to parents of LHS students concerning increased alcohol and drug usage amongst LHS students, a panel discussion open to all students and parents was hosted on Thursday, Sept. 13, in the Studio Theater. The event, called “Real Talk: A Candid Conversa...

LHS hat policy removed for trial period

LHS hat policy removed for trial period

Moira Duffy, Staff Member

September 14, 2018

While the LHS hat policy originated around 1998 for security and social reasons, administrators now believe there is little harm in hat wearing anymore, leading them to revoke the hat policy with the possibility of re-instigation in the future. Last year, and at the start of this year, Principal Dr. Tom Koul...

Libertyville High School implements changes to its campus

Libertyville High School implements changes to its campus

Ella Marsden, Staff Member

September 7, 2018

Over the summer, Libertyville High School made many changes, to both the physical building as well as to different student environments and resource areas. One area that significantly changed is the library; new this year is “the Cat Creativity Lab, which is the maker space that students can use per...

Seniors personalize carpool parking spots

Seniors personalize carpool parking spots

Maggie Evers, Sports Editor

September 6, 2018

With already limited parking at LHS, the amount of spaces was cut even more last year due to the new pool construction. In an attempt to allow more seniors the chance to park on campus, school administrators implemented a new program this year, offering the option to carpool to school with one or more fell...

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