Drops of Ink

A Bad Mood Doesn’t Justify Being Rude

Olivia Gauvin, Features Editor

September 27, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

We’ve all had our moments. The moments where you have two exams on Tuesday and a swim meet Monday night and a chemistry lab you just don’t understand and an entire load of laundry that your parents insist you wash by Wednesday or else you can’t use the car this upcoming weekend. And you snap. ...

A Media Divided

A Media Divided

September 27, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

  Feb. 17, 2017- “The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People,” he announces into the Twitterverse in mid-afternoon.   Aug. 22, 2017- “I really think they don't like our country. I really believe that,” he...

My merit, not my race

My merit, not my race

Lola Akinlade, Features Editor

May 15, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As soon as I got into my dream school, a whirlwind of emotions overwhelmed me: joy, euphoria and relief were the most prevalent ones. However, as more people found out about my acceptance, my hidden fear emerged. Those positive emotions quickly dissipated and were abruptly seized by the voices...

Not a Numbers Game

Not a Numbers Game

Maria Thames, Editor-in-Chief

May 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Regardless of if you are a freshman, senior, teacher or parent reading this, I’m sure you’ve had a conversation about the college admissions process. Maybe these conversation have been centered on the evident and unfortunate problems that are present in the admissions system. For example, college-bo...

From Closet to Compartment

From Closet to Compartment

Anna Legutki, Staff Member

April 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Uncategorized

The root of this problem lies not only in the perception of women, but also in the view the media and therefore, general society, has of lesbians. Lesbians are more often used as a selling point or useless plot device rather than made to be fully fleshed out, multidimensional characters.

Boys have body image issues, too

Boys have body image issues, too

Jacob Kemp, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A black sweatshirt with a blue logo that puffs around your torso. A navy blue t-shirt that hugs your shoulders. A maroon collared shirt with a black vest that covers imperfections. But no, you aren’t feeling it today. So back to the black sweatshirt and the looser blue jeans. You close your closet af...

The power of mankind(ness)

The power of mankind(ness)

Olivia Gauvin, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I have witnessed a lot of evil in the world. Not all of it has been inflicted upon me; in fact, almost none of the pure evil that exists in the world today has been. But I still see that our world, or perhaps more accurately, our “bubble” we find ourselves amidst in Libertyville, is not instinctiv...

Identity Defined

Identity Defined

April 17, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Finding one’s “true identity” is a common struggle most people face, but especially during high school, when students are expected to make life decisions based off their identity. It can be challenging, however, for some teenagers to know their true self after less than two decades of life. This ...

The Right to Remain Fluid

The Right to Remain Fluid

Anna Legutki, Staff Member

April 16, 2018


Filed under Columns

In the “Accelerating Acceptance” study done by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) in 2017, 20 percent of people ages 18-35 identified as LGBTQ+. This means that you likely know at least one person who identifies as something other than straight, which encompasses a wide varie...

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