Drops of Ink

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...

The Heart of Journalism is Still Pumping

The Heart of Journalism is Still Pumping

Maggie Evers, Staff Member

April 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As a junior in high school, I often receive the question of what my plans are for my future and college. When I discuss my aspirations of being a journalism major, my inquirers’ hopeful wishes for success turn into an attempt to hide their nervous reactions. They bite their tongues, as they say in...

The prom dress claim to fame

The prom dress claim to fame

Demi Glusic, Staff Member

March 25, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

On the first day of prom, my closet said to me: let’s search and buy a dress -- go see! On the second day of prom, the store said, the joke is on you, somebody already has that dress -- boo hoo. On the third day of prom, I found another dress, but it was already claimed; ok, that’s enough, my frustra...

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