Drops of Ink

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 ...

Let’s agree on one thing: Respect

Let’s agree on one thing: Respect

Maggie Evers, Sports Editor

December 13, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Solidified on a foundation of freedoms, one of the best characteristics about America is the ability people have to speak their minds without fear of persecution. These are the freedoms that make us proud and grateful to use platforms to share our personalities and thoughts with others. We are granted the...

Crimes of Israel

Crimes of Israel

Andrew Benoit, Staff Member

December 11, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I suggest that Israel should not exist and its leaders tried for war crimes, I am not being anti-Semitic. I am being anti-Zionist, and there is a distinct difference. Being anti-Semitic means to be prejudiced against the Jewish population. As an anti-Zionist, I am against the population of Jewis...

Robin Hood (2018) Review

Robin Hood (2018) Review

Andrew Benoit, Staff Member

December 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Robin Hood is a flexible story, but the essence remains the same: a rogue-ish underdog fights the power on behalf of the people. Director Otto Bathurst ("Peaky Blinders") seizes the heart of the story but fails to deliver on it. Filled with political themes and messages, the film is aimed at a modern...

The cap on compassion

The cap on compassion

Allison McLean, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

June 11, 2016: Omar Mateen enters the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and opens fire, killing 49 people and wounding 53 others with an assault-style rifle. Oct. 1, 2017: 58 people are killed when Stephen Paddock opens fire on a crowd at the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas from a ...

Safety vs. Privacy

Safety vs. Privacy

November 8, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Security—the protection against unauthorized access—and privacy —the ability to protect sensitive information about personally identifiable information—have become increasingly present and controversial today in our society. The DOI staff discussed how these two factors intertwine in our ...

Meeting People Online

Meeting People Online

Annika Bjorklund, Staff Member

November 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion

At this point in our lives, we’ve probably heard about the “Libertyville Bubble” more times than we care to count. However, no matter how much you’re told that you live in a bubble, it doesn’t become real until you have a personal connection with someone who lives outside of it. Far outside. Over...

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