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Signing Their Stories: ASL at LHS?

Signing Their Stories: ASL at LHS?

Maguire Marth, Staff member

January 27, 2020

Hearing is something we take for granted. We notice when someone calls our name or there’s a loud sound outside. But how often do you notice the furnace in your house or your friend’s backpack hitting the ground in class, and other small sounds that we tune out?  These are things that deaf people will never...

We need more Asian-American representation

We need more Asian-American representation

Rayna Wuh, Staff Member

January 23, 2020

My first encounter with an on-screen character of Asian descent was Sarah from the Canadian children’s show “Caillou.” Sarah, the intelligent neighbor of the title character, was a role model for Calliou. She taught him about her culture and even invited him to celebrate Chinese New Year wi...

Within Chicago’s 2020 Women’s March

Within Chicago’s 2020 Women’s March

Sayre Debruler, Staff Member

January 23, 2020

After having no women’s march in 2019, Chicago once again held its women’s march on Saturday, Jan. 18. It was estimated that between 8,000-10,000 people -- myself included -- showed up and participated in this year’s march. Among this large gathering were several government officials, including...

These escape rooms are Golden

These escape rooms are Golden

Sayre Debruler, Staff Member

January 22, 2020

Sarah Kenzer, a senior at LHS, and her family recently opened their own escape room business.  Named Golden Escape Rooms, the business opened on Jan. 1 in Grayslake and features two, one-hour rooms and one, 15-minute room. They have the space for two more rooms and are currently thinking up new ideas,...

Disney’s Star Wars: A little more of the same

Disney’s Star Wars: A little more of the same

Pavan Acharya, Staff Member

January 20, 2020

On May 25, 1977, a young film director by the name of George Lucas was preparing for an extended stay in Hawaii. Lucas’s most recent film had just released in theaters across the United States. The film was a space-opera that involved weird aliens, mystic religion monks and a moon-sized space station....

1917: The horrors of war in a single shot

1917: The horrors of war in a single shot

Andrew Benoit, Opinion Editor

January 17, 2020

“1917,” set during World War I, follows two British soldiers as they travel through hostile territory on a mission to save 1,600 men from certain annihilation from a German trap. It’s a story inspired by director Sam Mendes’s grandfather’s own experience in World War I.  The pair, Lance Cor...

Spoiled for Choice

Spoiled for Choice

Jasmine Lafita, Staff Writer

December 16, 2019

Note: A political cartoon provides commentary on politics or current events. Opinions in the cartoon are those of the author and do not reflect those of the Drops of Ink staff as a whole.

Why outside-of-school athletes shouldn’t be in PE

Why outside-of-school athletes shouldn’t be in PE

Amanda Black, Managing Editor

December 13, 2019

Many people have that one friend who can never hang out after school due to their sport. The only time they can see this friend is during school when he or she is stressed and focused on their work.  Possibly, this friend is in your PE class.  He or she plays their sport for hours after school...

Cancel culture: the good, the bad and the vitamins

Cancel culture: the good, the bad and the vitamins

Staff Editorial

December 13, 2019

This past spring, unless your chosen place of residence was the underside of a sizable rock, buzz about the controversy between beauty YouTubers James Charles and Tati Westbrook most likely circulated on your social media feed. Sparked by Charles’s support of a vitamin brand in competition with his (...

OK, boomer: The iconic rally cry of Gen Z

OK, boomer: The iconic rally cry of Gen Z

Cali Lichter, Staff Member

December 13, 2019

In early November, 25-year-old New Zealand lawmaker Chlöe Swarbrick was giving a speech to Parliament on a climate crisis bill but was being heckled by an older member. Her response?“OK, boomer.” If you’ve been at school at all in these past few months, I can certainly say that you’ve heard th...

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