Drops of Ink

Mindfulness is often viewed as boring and unattainable, but in reality, its value comes from its simplicity and ability to ground ourselves.

Practicing Mindfulness: How Tuning Into a New Perspective Can Improve Mental Health

Lyann Tam, Staff Member March 1, 2021

Mindfulness…what is that again? When asked what mindfulness means or represents, attempting to explain it seems paradoxical. The word itself does not seem complicated yet what it implies is shrouded...

The Detrimental Effects of Microaggressions, Starting with the Word Itself

The Detrimental Effects of Microaggressions, Starting with the Word Itself

Amal Hasan, Staff Member March 1, 2021

As a second-semester senior, the college application process has come with acceptances and rejections. I have learned to keep my college admissions details private, though, as when I told two individuals...

The Back and Forth on Climate Change is Going to Get Us Nowhere

The Back and Forth on Climate Change is Going to Get Us Nowhere

Alex Clark, Staff Member February 28, 2021

It affects everyone. Whether you are conservative, liberal or independent, climate change is wreaking havoc across all parts of the world.  Everyone has seen the effects of climate change, large or...

The U.S. Capitol Building is the symbolic heart of American democracy, where lawmakers are supposed to protect the Constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic. On Feb. 6, 43 Senate Republicans failed to defend the Constitution by voting to acquit Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial. Trump’s acquittal has greatly damaged the process of impeachment, leaving the door open for federal political officials to commit heinous crimes without consequences.

Impeachment is Dying: How Can it be Saved?

Pavan Acharya, Online Editor February 28, 2021

Glass shattered. Brutalized police. Death in the halls of the U.S. Capitol.  America watched in horror on Jan. 6 as thousands of domestic terrorists--bringing Trump flags, MAGA hats, assault rifles...

It's Time to Turn the Page

It’s Time to Turn the Page

Molly Muscato, staff member February 26, 2021

The incomparable Maya Angelou once said, “in diversity, there is beauty, and there is strength.” I imagine that many high school students and teachers would agree, so why does our English curriculum...

Sean Gay's hate-filled rhetoric threatens the safety and community that D128 has created in its schools.

Sean Gay must not be elected to the D128 Board of Education

Andrew Benoit, Opinion Editor February 21, 2021

*Note: Three of the final paragraphs of the original version of this opinion piece, which discussed Dale Sherman, have been removed from the article. Drops of Ink did not fully or properly contextualize...

Idolizing politicians is dangerous

Idolizing politicians is dangerous

Christian Roberts, Sports Editor February 11, 2021

On Jan. 20, Joe Biden was inaugurated on the steps of the Capitol Building, becoming the 46th president of the United States. As his vice president, Biden chose Kamala Harris, a former Democratic senator...

Gender Inequality is Plaguing the Classroom

Gender Inequality is Plaguing the Classroom

Ellie George and Ella Marsden February 11, 2021

It’s not uncommon to hear our male classmates claim that gender inequality doesn’t exist and that women and men are treated the same. And wouldn’t it be nice if that was true?  Sexism might not...

The World is on Fire, Give us a Break

The World is on Fire, Give us a Break

Ella Marsden, Editor-in-Chief February 11, 2021

For the last 11 months, I’ve watched the number of COVID cases skyrocket. I’ve watched as this virus takes lives — lives of people I may have passed on the street or sat by on the train; people who...

The Hard-Learned Lessons of 2020

Ariella Bucio, Staff Member February 11, 2021

2020 was tough; no one will deny that. But as the new year begins, it is important to take a moment and reflect on both what has been learned and what the future may hold. We want to fervently believe...

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