Drops of Ink

A vial containing a harmless dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Vaccine Resistance Remains a Problem

Jack Birmingham, Staff Member June 2, 2021

The Covid-19 vaccines introduced to the public by prominent companies such as Pfizer, BioNTech and Moderna represented a silver lining during a pandemic that, while raging across the world for well over...

Dave Bautista and Ella Purnell’s father-daughter chemistry helps save “Army of the Dead” from becoming unwatchable.

Army of the Dead: Almost Dead on Arrival

Andrew Benoit, Opinion Editor May 25, 2021

Note: This movie is rated R for “strong bloody violence, gore and language throughout, some sexual content and brief nudity/graphic nudity” according to the Motion Picture Association of America “Army...

It doesn’t matter where you go to college

DOI Staff May 25, 2021

It is a well-known fact that the college admissions process is one full of stress and anxiety for seniors. But should it be? Since even before middle school, students have had the notion ingrained in...

Living your life in anticipation of the future will most definitely leave the present feeling unsatisfactory and inadequate.

Focusing on the Future Leaves Us Forever Unsatisfied

Hannah Sachs, Staff Member May 25, 2021

The unknown nature of the future is as easily a blessing as it is a curse. For one, the future is seemingly made up of limitless possibilities, which allows for hopeful imagination and inspired pursuits...

Systemic racial justice can only occur with a conjoined effort of individuals in our society. In the picture above, part of the effort towards racial equity occurred here in Libertyville, in June 2020.

The Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict: What’s Next?

Amal Hasan, Staff Member May 18, 2021

May 25, 2020: a moment in United States history where hearts dropped and voices roared throughout the nation and across the globe.  I remember watching the video showing Officer Derek Chauvin kneeling...

Piracy: Friend to the entertainment industry (At least it should be)

Piracy: Friend to the entertainment industry (At least it should be)

Johnny Thames, Staff member May 18, 2021

 Ever since the internet boom in the ‘90s, there has been a plague in the entertainment industry, and it’s rocked its rich members to their cores. That plague is piracy. Piracy is viewing or listening...

Bringing the Past Into the Future: What High Schoolers Think the Liberty Theater Should Become

Lyann Tam, Staff Member May 18, 2021

Established in 1937, the Liberty Theater has been an iconic location in Libertyville for generations. Since its closing in 2020, the subsequent vote by the village board to prevent demolition, and the...

Late Night Chats with Kat and Lyann: Advice and Growing Up

Lyann Tam May 17, 2021

Before the episode we each interviewed our grandparents to ask them about their lives, what meaning they were able to find, and any advice they would give our generation. In this episode we discuss those...

Its Time to Focus on the Little Picture

It’s Time to Focus on the Little Picture

Molly Muscato, staff member May 11, 2021

I was in ninth grade when I began to notice the term “police brutality” cropping up more and more in news broadcasts and casual conversations. While, initially, the right stance seemed abundantly clear...

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