Drops of Ink

Hybrid Learning is a Disaster Waiting to Happen

Although doing online school alone all day can have negative effects on mental health, it is important to keep in mind that as Covid-19 rates continue to rise, so does the danger of going back to school. Because of this, the safest choice is to continue learning from home.
November 23, 2020

More than a month ago, LHS parents voted overwhelmingly in favor of sending their students in for hybrid learning in a survey sent out by the district. With over 70% of families opting for in-person hybrid...

Hand Sanitizer Review

November 22, 2020

The Food Debate, Episode 1

November 22, 2020

In this podcast, Sarah Wuh and Kate Barry highlight and chew over common food debates such as “Is a pop tart a ravioli?”, “What is the right way to cut a sandwich?” and “Is cereal a soup?”...

The greatness of our lives does not have to come from being exceptional

Society can lead you to believe that you must always be the most perfect version of yourself, and this image of “perfection” follows you like a shadow wherever you go. But you don’t need to reach these elusive standards in order to be considered successful because being yourself is always enough.
November 19, 2020

We love to be entertained. Vibrant swirls of color and song, radiant souls with happy endings, and death-defying superheroes seize our attention across screens and books. How could we not love it? These...

Choose safety as a deadly winter approaches

An infographic compiling important information about COVID predictions this winter, including a graph of predicted deaths if there is or is not a mask mandate.
November 19, 2020

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March, the lingering question on everyone’s minds has been, when will we get our normal lives back? Donald Trump initially said that our lives would be normal by...

Our Social Dilemma: A Podcast Review of the Netflix Documentary

November 19, 2020

According to “The Social Dilemma,” a new Netflix documentary, social media was intended as a tool but has instead morphed into a platform with its own agenda that feeds our addiction and disconnection...

The Final Cut: Metropolis

The Final Cut: Metropolis
November 19, 2020

Drops of Ink · The Final Cut: Metropolis (It's a silent film!)

We Shouldn’t Admire RBG’s Friendship With Antonin Scalia

Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg's friendship is highly regarded by many Americans. Despite this
November 17, 2020

Around the time of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death in September, social media was flooded with posts about her accomplishments as a Supreme Court justice. Most notably, I remember seeing post after post...

A Day in the Life of an Election Judge

Before the polls opened, all of the check-in judges got together for a group photo; I am second from the right. It was everyone’s first time being an election judge.
November 16, 2020

Tuesday, Nov. 3. Election Day. I woke up at 4 a.m. Way too early if you ask me, but I had to be at the United Methodist Church at 5 a.m. to help set up the polling site. It was my first time being an election...

Embracing my Asian culture in Libertyville

This illustration shows the great contrast of my life in New Jersey vs. in Libertyville.
November 15, 2020

I moved here, to Libertyville, in the summer of 2019 from West Windsor, New Jersey. It was a momentous change in my life, of course, but I was excited. I was enthusiastic about starting fresh, meeting...

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