Drops of Ink

The Un-united States of America

Ben Mayo, Staff Member

February 8, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Sept. 17, 1796, the United States’s first president gave his farewell speech. George Washington was greatly revered by the American public then and is still respected by many today as one of the country’s most honest and trustworthy leaders. As he resigned from the presidency, he left his peo...

The Phenomenon of the Instagram Highlight Reel

The Phenomenon of the Instagram Highlight Reel

Kirsten Townander, Staff Member

February 8, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

I know I’ve reached the end of another episode of “Black Mirror” when the music dies and the credits start rolling. I sit there, bewildered, imagining futuristic scenarios in which technology consumes the human race, ruining life on Earth as we know it. Insane, right? But then I wonder…how far off...

Setting Goals for the Right Reasons

Setting Goals for the Right Reasons

Staff Editorial

February 8, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

The start of a new year isn’t the only time that people vow to make resolutions. They happen every day, year-round, and take shape in many different forms: lose weight, make the soccer team, save more money. Every person wants to be better at something, but many don’t see it out. We live in a so...

To be successful, the numbers count

To be successful, the numbers count

Amanda Black, Staff member

February 1, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

What does the phrase "It's not about the number" even mean? When teachers say this, they’re referencing the fact that students spend more time worrying about their grades than focusing on and remembering what they’re learning. But, of course, it is about the number. How else will I get in...

White feminism is not feminism

White feminism is not feminism

Olivia Gauvin, Features Editor

January 28, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

The average wage gap for women in the United States is currently $0.80 for every $1.00 a man makes doing the same job. Out of the 535 members of the 116th Congress of the United States, just 23.7 percent are women. One in three women has experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. In the 2018...

‘Glass’: An honorable induction to the M. Night Shyamalan Pantheon

‘Glass’:  An honorable induction to the M. Night Shyamalan Pantheon

Andrew Benoit, Staff Member

January 26, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

It's hard to talk about the plot of M. Night Shyamalan's latest movie, “Glass,” without giving too much away. Luckily, there isn't much plot to talk about. In typical Shyamalan style, the movie seems to only exist for the twist ending, but that isn’t a bad thing. “Glass” ties together t...

Support: All LHS sports deserve it

Support: All LHS sports deserve it

Maggie Burnetti, Editor-in-Chief

December 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Football went 2-7 this past season, yet there were spirit packs for every game, along with a theme and widespread community support for the team. I’m not saying that just because a sport doesn’t have a successful or winning season that people should not attend the games; in contrast, I am providing an example where, despite a lack of success, the attendance of a sport was unwavering. That is a model of how sports attendance should look, regardless of record, sport or gender.  

The Right Perspective

The Right Perspective

Ben Kanches, Staff Member

December 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Contractualism, equality of opportunity and individuality have become the new cornerstones of the young right-wing movement, which I identify under. Unfortunately, due to stereotypes, the legacy of the old right has led to quick judgments about those who today describe themselves as Republican. On a surv...

Heating up in Hollywood

December 13, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Recently, more and more celebrities have been speaking out to advocate for certain movements and take sides on political campaigns. While everyone has an opinion, many Drops of Ink staffers feel that these A-listers shouldn’t take sides one way or another because it would upset their fans who don’t ag...

Ignorance Isn’t Bliss

Ignorance Isn’t Bliss

Ella Marsden, Staff Member

December 13, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s easy to ignore issues when they don’t directly affect us, and I’ll admit that I’m guilty of doing exactly that. It’s easy to ignore politics when our life or our safety is not at stake. But unfortunately, not everyone has the luxury of tuning out the news simply because they “don’t ...

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