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The Beauty of Childrens Books

The Beauty of Children’s Books

Kaitlyn Mitchell, Staff Member March 3, 2023

There is a certain art behind children’s books. Each flows with ease to describe a story through pictures and short phrases. Through these vibrant illustrations and words lay a message to the young and...

Academic Dishonesty: is Cheating a Justifiable Wrong?

DOI Staff March 3, 2023

Write flashcards, review and go over notes to pass your test. Or just simply sneak a glance at the paper of the smart kid sitting next to you.  Both options lead to good grades, but one requires more...

 This track ribbon reflects a choice. Junior Amy Bermingham stopped playing soccer so she could join track. Studies show around 70% of athletes quit by the time they finish high school. You are not alone.

Quitting isn’t just for losers

Sarah Wuh, Editor-in-chief March 3, 2023

I grew up with a “quitting is for cowards” mindset. Just like Vince Lombardi says, “Winners never quit, and quitters never win,” right? No matter how grueling or painful something is, you always,...

Asanas, not Appropriation: The importance of conserving the roots of yoga

Rishi Tipparti, Staff Member March 3, 2023

“Yoga is the journey of the self, to the self, through the self.” ― The Bhagavad Gita, 6.20 Breathe in, breathe out. Streamline your drishti, your focus; center your attention on swasa, the breath;...

The tonkotsu ramen (left), chicken katsu ramen (right) and the chicken shoyu ramen (center). The restaurant offers five types of ramens overall.

West Side Ramen Restaurant brings unique and bold flavors to Libertyville

Sophia Jackman, Staff Member February 16, 2023

This year, West Side Ramen opened for business on January, 6th 2023 in Libertyville run by Nick and his brother Theo Dimitriou. It all started on January, 7th 2021, when West Side Ramen opened its doors...

We are the next lost generation.

We are the next lost generation.

January 13, 2023

Our generation has been through a lot. Disregarding comparisons to generations past, it’s clear that Gen Z hasn’t exactly grown up during the most stable time. For those of us currently in high...

A Student Rests their Head on a desk exhausted by the weight of school work. Overwork has been proven to have negative effects on the human body.

Burning Bright… Or Burning Out?

DOI Staff January 13, 2023

Avoid high wattage, turn the light switch on and off infrequently and do whatever you can to prevent overheating: These are all things many people know to implement when trying to avoid burning out lightbulbs...

Coke Zero and Powerade vending machines are located just outside the Gymnasium and Fieldhouse doors.

Official Guide to LHS Drink Vending Machines

Sarah Wuh, Editor-in-chief January 13, 2023

List prices:  $2.00 for Powerades (Blue, Red, Purple) $1.50 for Dasani Water $1.50 for Diet Coke, Sprite Zero, Coke Cherry Zero, Minute Maid Lite, Mello Yello 0, Lemonades    OVERARCHING...

Am I in the wrong? Why our treatment of minimum wage workers is important

Am I in the wrong? Why our treatment of minimum wage workers is important

Jack Birmingham, Sports Editor January 13, 2023

It’s a well-known fact that our country would be very different without the countless people who work in the service industry. In fact, according to a 2022 article published by Brookings, four out of...

Bottled Water: Portable, Potable, or Potent?

Bottled Water: Portable, Potable, or Potent?

Haiden Lui, Staff Member January 13, 2023

When I look at people around me, I see them drinking water from plastic bottles. What they don’t realize is that the same companies that sell soft drinks have their own bottled water brands. When I first...

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