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The Case of The Beauty Biases

The Case of The Beauty Biases

Zahraa Patel, Online Editor December 2, 2022

Pretty privilege is the concept of treating someone differently depending on their physical appearance. As much as I’d like to say this doesn’t exist, I see pretty privilege every day. Although...

Ethnicity, body type, and height should be celebrated with pride and individuality in both women and men.

We need to talk about men’s beauty standards

Sarah Wuh, Editor-in-chief December 2, 2022

Men’s beauty. Women’s beauty. Which sounds more normal?  For the vast majority of us, the latter probably does. As a product of the societal gender norms that we see everyday, it feels weird to...

Items commonly associated with the “VSCO girl aesthetic. The VSCO girl aesthetic became popular on TikTok in the summer of 2019, due to videos both romanticizing and criticizing the style. The aesthetic has an “I woke up like this” look, that consists of oversized shirts, Hydro Flasks, and messy buns tied with scrunchies.

Aesthetics: Perfectly problematic

DOI Staff December 2, 2022

It’s important to avoid judging anyone’s preferences or interests just based on their style and appearance. Many students nowadays identify with an aesthetic. Whether that’s Goth, Grunge, VSCO, Y2K,...

The Beauty of Classic Literature

The Beauty of Classic Literature

Jasmine Lafita, Editor-in-Chief December 2, 2022

“Classic literature” is a subsection of books that continue to be read over decades and even centuries, that are particularly noteworthy and excellent. It encompasses all sorts of genres, from romances...

The Futility of Seeking Reality on Social Media

The Futility of Seeking Reality on Social Media

DOI Staff October 28, 2022

The generation of students currently in high school has grown up at the height of the Digital Age, a period marked by rapid technological advancement. We were born alongside the onset of social media. How...

Dealing with ignorance: A Reflection on Being Muslim at LHS

Dealing with ignorance: A Reflection on Being Muslim at LHS

Jana Badawi, Staff Member October 28, 2022

When walking in the crowded halls of LHS, what are you thinking of? Your math quiz? English essay? Maybe your after-school practice you can’t wait to go to?  When I’m walking in the halls, I feel...

Seniors are heading back from an enjoyable lunch off campus while the underclassmen have to eat lunch in the cafeteria.

Allowing All Grades To Go Off Campus for Lunch

Sophia Jackman, Staff Member October 26, 2022

During the pandemic, all grades were allowed to go off campus for lunch. In the 2022-2023 school year at Libertyville High School, there is a new rule: only seniors are allowed to go off campus for lunch....

The Importance of Having a Routine

The Importance of Having a Routine

Haiden Lui, Staff Member September 23, 2022

Back in 6th grade, I was struggling to make B’s in most of my classes. My nonexistent work ethic from 5th grade had stuck with me. I was frustrated and confused because my tactic of coasting through...

Freshman hike home after a long day with heavy backpacks. According to experts, excess weight such as carrying a backpack for several hours a day can lead to mild health conditions later in life.

Backpack Betrayal

Jeffrey McLaren, Staff Member September 23, 2022

Summer is ending and the school year is starting! It’s time for shoes that will be worn out within a month, excessively expensive clothes, and piles upon piles of homework. Out of all this spending,...

Booktok Review

Booktok Review

Jana Badawi , Staff Member September 23, 2022

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