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Official rankings of Libertyville Water Fountains

November 15, 2019

Libertyville High School is home to 30 water fountains. Some provide cold water, some spew lukewarm water, some don’t work at all and some I couldn’t even find. With so many fountains to choose from, a common question is posed by students in the hallways: Which water fountain is the best? I hop...

Public shaming: all pain, no gain

Public shaming: all pain, no gain

Amanda Black, Managing Editor

November 14, 2019

We’ve all seen that photo of the kid from the 1950s sitting in the corner of a classroom with a dunce cap on his head. Although few schools still use public shaming in such a blatant fashion, other, less-obvious forms still occur.  In elementary school, my fourth-grade teacher had a poster on th...

Should We Celebrate Thanksgiving?

Should We Celebrate Thanksgiving?

November 14, 2019

Since before any Drops of Ink staff member was born — possibly even before their ancestors had immigrated to America — the fourth Thursday of November has been celebrated across America to remember a pivotal moment in our country’s history: The First Thanksgiving. This feast, in October of 1621,...

Redesigning the Currency

Ian Cox, Layout and Design Editor

November 14, 2019

Many Americans no longer care about physical money like bills or coins. As time goes on, more and more people turn to digital currency, through cards and services like Apple Pay or Venmo.  While some may believe that as the world becomes more digitized, the importance of physical money dimini...

CTU betrays Chicago teachers

CTU betrays Chicago teachers

Andrew Benoit, Opinion Editor

November 9, 2019

There is an important thread throughout history, especially in American history, of class struggle and the power of labor. Although this thread is rarely explored in classrooms across the country, it is filled with amazing tales of solidarity and grassroots progressive movement. From the ill-fated ra...

Life is short, lick the bowl: a review of Lolo’s Bowls

Sara Bogan

November 6, 2019

Drizzled with honey and perfected with bananas and tart strawberries, the refreshing Berry Divine açai soft serve is filled with the satisfying crunch of granola. This açai treat is none other than “Lolo’s Bowl,” which is also the name of the newest addition to Libertyville’s Cambridge ...

The Final Cut- Dr. Strangelove and K-Breezy

Andrew Benoit, Opinion Editor

October 29, 2019

https://soundcloud.com/andrew-benoit-303117704/the-final-cut-dr-strangelove-and-k-breezy Welcome to The Final Cut, Drops of Ink's movie podcast! Your host is Andrew Benoit, and this episode's co-host is Sayre. Today we take a look at my favorite movie, Dr. Strangelove and all the wonders that are...

Civility in an Age of Anger

Staff Editorial

October 24, 2019

There’s no denying that people in our country are angry. Right now, we are living in an age of polarization where more moderate viewpoints are becoming increasingly overshadowed by the growing clamor of extremism. This is reflected in the way people often debate hot-button political topics, communicating...

The News in Cartoons

The News in Cartoons

Jasmine Lafita, Staff Member

October 24, 2019

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Quit Calling me, I’m Not a Cat

Quit Calling me, I’m Not a Cat

October 24, 2019

There is a good chance that you have seen the video “10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman.” If you are not familiar with the video, the woman in it walks through New York City and gets catcalled 108 times.  Some people say that she was asking for it with the way she dressed. However, if you...

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