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Trumping assumptions

Trumping assumptions

Lizzie Foley, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion

To be honest I don’t really know what my political beliefs are. I know what I believe in morally, but I don’t have specific political ideologies to associate those beliefs with. While I do know I am not a Trump supporter, there are many Trump supporters among my family, close friends, classmates a...

How to burst the Libertyville bubble

How to burst the Libertyville bubble

Lola Akinlade, Features Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

“Libertyville Bubble” is a phrase that gets tossed around this suburb without much explanation or any proposed solutions. So, first, let me describe, as best I can, what I believe the “Libertyville Bubble” to be: Libertyville Bubble /ˈlibərdē/ /vɪl/ /ˈbəb(ə)l/ (noun) 92.43 percent...

It’s a privilege to be privileged

It’s a privilege to be privileged

Jacob Kemp, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

You’re walking down East 72nd St. in downtown Manhattan, surrounded by the whistling bustle of a just waking-up city. The sound of a thousand conversations is muffled by one loud taxicab horn in your left ear. You turn a corner and 40 feet in front of you is a rowdy group of Black Lives Matter pro...

Banning Books Bans Opportunities

Banning Books Bans Opportunities

Anya Belomoina, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

A nationwide controversy sparked when a Mississippi middle school took the modern American classic To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, off the school’s reading list last month because it “made students uncomfortable.” The book is a story of racism, sexism and ageism in 1950s America and is read ...

Discussing diversity: It’s indispensable

Discussing diversity: It’s indispensable

Staff Editorial

November 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It can be hard to understand diversity. Based on who we are and how we view the world from our own microscopic lenses, we simply cannot understand every perspective out there. As individuals, we come from all different backgrounds, and knowing every detail about every difference that is present amon...

Leaping to Conclusions

Leaping to Conclusions

Sam Nelson

October 24, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Just to clear the air -- I am not here to argue that dance is a sport. Technically, it’s not. I acknowledge that it’s an art. What I am here to argue against is the criticism that dance receives because it is not considered a sport. Time and time again during my 13 years of dancing, I’ve been t...

The inconsistent code

The inconsistent code

Staff Editorial

October 24, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

Libertyville High School’s extracurricular opportunities uphold leaders and members to numerous expectations and responsibilities. Yet there’s one expectation that holds an inconsistent precedence over the rest: The District 128 Code of Conduct. In Drops of Ink’s September issue, our staff expressed its vie...

Free the Nips

Free the Nips

Matt Smith, Sports Editor

October 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

It’s 90 degrees outside, you’re running or conditioning for your sport, you’re dripping with sweat and your shirt is mostly see-through. As a cross country runner, I know this feeling. You want to take your shirt off but you can’t, due to district and school policies.   The official shirt policy...

The face of a student leader

The face of a student leader

September 26, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

Student leaders should be positive influences. Whether it be a team captain, Link Crew leader, executive member of Stageplayers, editor of Drops of Ink or a member of Student Council Executive Board, these leaders should act as role models for other students. This means there are certain ways they should ...

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