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Drops of Ink

All eyes on my screen

All eyes on my screen

Lola Akinlade, Features Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

In order to spy on students using their Chromebooks, teachers use an application called Hapara. Hapara allows teachers to view the websites that students are using and close out on any tabs they deem “off-topic.” The Hapara website emphasizes the visibility and feedback features of the program,...

Admission of Lurking

Admission of Lurking

Lola Akinlade, Online Editor

May 18, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Recently there has been a rise in finstas: fake Instagram accounts. Finstas are an open space for students to post whatever they want without the fear of potential colleges or teachers or parents or judgemental peers looking at their posts. These accounts are private, so only people they trust...

So, where are you going?

So, where are you going?

Demi Glusic, Online Editor

May 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Dear high school students, are you fearing those big family gatherings knowing that everybody and their cousin will come up to ask that one dreaded question? Do you know what question I’m talking about? Let me give you a hint, it typically it begins with “Hi ____, long time, no see! So… Do you...

Senior Staff Editorial

Senior Staff Editorial

May 18, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

Dear younglings, There’s a weird sense of nostalgia walking through the halls and seeing the microscopic freshmen  — it’s kind of an oh-my-god-that-was-me feeling. Better yet, it’s lurking through the school to see terrified sophomores on their way to Driver's Ed. It’s overhearing junior...

You Are What You Do

You Are What You Do

May 18, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Test scores. AP classes.  Extracurriculars.  Jobs.  Social life?  Passion?  Happiness? There’s no doubt that high school is a means of preparation for college: it’s a time to learn, to grow, and a time to dabble into potential career paths. A lot of emphasis -- from parents, friends and the...

“Free Speech”

“Free Speech”

Kyle Patterson, Staff Cartoonist

May 11, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Weapons of Mass Destruction

Weapons of Mass Destruction

Kyle Patterson, Staff Cartoonist

May 11, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

After high school: What’s best for you?

After high school: What’s best for you?

Jack Kosowski, Sports Editor

May 10, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

We are told right from the beginning of freshman year: “College is right around the corner.” Yes, for most high school students, attending a two-year or four-year college is in their future. But for some high school students, college isn’t for them. Every LHS student is socialized to the idea ...

Roommating: The Fail-Safe How to Guide

Roommating: The Fail-Safe How to Guide

Anna DeNoia, Staff Writer

May 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The end of high school brings with it a lot of important choices for college-bound seniors. Even after decision day, there’s still a lot of thinking to do. What will your major be? What dorm will you live in? Clubs? Meal plans? And of course: Who will your roommate be? There are many ways for students to choose ...

Selecting our Schools

May 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Libertyville is a community of immense resources, which pairs quite nicely with the immense pressure to apply and attend a well-known school upon graduating high school. Many times when asked where they are applying, high school juniors and seniors will recite a long-rehearsed list of the same handful of sc...

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