Drops of Ink

Staff Ed: What does the Future Hold?

May 16, 2019

Will our generation be better off than our parents? What will this generation do for the world? As the school year closes, we pondered these questions. Problems like terrorism in the post-9/11 world, school shootings, climate change and political divisions have raised people our age; many of the...

DOI’s Declassified School Survival Guide

DOI’s Declassified School Survival Guide

Senior Staff Editorial

May 16, 2019

For us seniors, it feels like it was just last month that we casually peeked at the school map in our backpacks on the first day to see where our next class was. It feels like it was just last week that we entered the school with a new load of confidence as we were no longer the lost freshmen, but the s...

The Blurred Line

The Blurred Line

May 16, 2019

Editors' Note: This column is written anonymously by an LHS student. The writer is anonymous to protect their identity and their friends who have been affected by the sensitive nature of the content described. This anonymity was granted by the editorial board as an exception to our publication's usual ...

Same District, Different Day

Allison McLean

May 16, 2019

Last month, I had the opportunity to shadow a student from Vernon Hills High School in order to better understand how the students in the other half of District 128 went about their school days. For a day, I followed around one of the publication’s Editors-in-Chief, Luc Gudmundson, navigating the ...

Not where I expected to be

Not where I expected to be

Michael Gluskin, Faculty Adviser

May 16, 2019

I did not get all A’s in high school English. I struggled to provide more analysis than summary in my essays and wasn’t strong at decoding an author’s use of symbolism. In fact, if you would have told me I’d be a high school English teacher one day, I would have laughed (and probably made some...

“Pokémon: Detective Pikachu”: SHOCKingly good

“Pokémon: Detective Pikachu”: SHOCKingly good

Andrew Benoit, Staff Member

May 13, 2019

Video game movies are not known for being good films. In fact, they are known for being so horrendously awful that even the mention of one evokes groans from film critics; look no further than the 1993 “Super Mario Bros.” movie. However, Rob Letterman’s “Pokémon: Detective Pikachu” has finall...

Where You go to College Doesn’t Matter, What You Study Does

Where You go to College Doesn’t Matter, What You Study Does

Ben Mayo, Staff Member

May 10, 2019

It’s late early May. Outside, the sun is shining, the ground is thawing, trees are starting to bud, and the chirping birds have returned from their four-month sabbatical to the south. But amidst this beautiful change of season lies a high level of stress among one small demographic: high school senior...

My Silent Opinion

My Silent Opinion

Sayre DeBruler, Staff Member

May 6, 2019

Last month, on April 12, it was the National Day of Silence, an event that around 90 students at Libertyville High School participated in, including myself. I’ve taken part in the Day of Silence every year since entering high school, making this my third year. The past two years, the Day of Silence w...

“Avengers: Endgame” and the glory of the MCU (A spoiler free review)

“Avengers: Endgame” and the glory of the MCU (A spoiler free review)

Andrew Benoit, Staff Member

April 30, 2019

With “Avengers: Endgame,” the Russo Brothers have once again delivered a heart-wrenching emotional roller coaster of a movie that ties together the massive universe in a way that leaves audiences in tears. With half of the universe's population gone, the remaining Avengers must come to grips ...

Are sports too big of a deal? It’s complicated

Are sports too big of a deal? It’s complicated

Staff Editorial

April 22, 2019

Out of the 19 most-viewed television broadcasts in U.S. history, the top 18 have been Super Bowls, according to Nielsen Holdings, an information and data company. Athletes are some of the highest-paid individuals in the world; according to Forbes, boxer Floyd Mayweather once made $275 million for one nigh...

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