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We don’t need to know everything

We don’t need to know everything

Katherine Thomey, Staff Member May 3, 2021

Knowledge implies certainty, an unyielding determination to banish doubt and embrace the security of sureness. As humans seeking clarity in our lives and precision in our beliefs, craving knowledge is...

Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany play the titular characters, Wanda and Vision, in “WandaVision.” The show explores their increasingly complex relationship through a sitcom-style lens, shedding light on the ways Wanda copes with her grief and loss.

“WandaVision”: Wacky, puzzling . . . and oddly compelling

Pavan Acharya, Online Editor April 30, 2021

Retro. Absurd. Unique. Puzzling.  Disney+’s first television series set in the fan-favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe, “WandaVision,'' is downright wacky, and that’s what makes it work so well....

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Hominids and Creation: The Lessons of Prehistoric Art

Andrew Benoit, Opinion Editor April 28, 2021

Drops of Ink · Hominids and Creation: The Lessons of Prehistoric Art If you would like to see any of the work described in this piece for yourself, or learn more about anything discussed, follow...

The Message Behind the Masks

Molly Muscato, staff member April 23, 2021

Men fly at heights that would terrify birds, women send buildings crumbling with a flick of their wrist and teenagers scale skyscrapers during their lunch periods. Superhero movies and television shows...

Drops of Ink, Published for You

Drops of Ink, Published for You

DOI Staff April 22, 2021

The magazine you are holding in your hands or the webpage you are visiting was created by Drops of Ink (DOI), LHS’s student news publication. The DOI team is full of writers, designers, photographers...

Ravi, from the Disney show “Jessie,” is a prime example of misrepresentation in children’s media. He is an inaccurate portrayal of South Asian culture, perpetuating the racist stereotypes of being nerdy, unathletic, and weak.

The dangers of cultural misrepresentation in media

Pavan Acharya, Online Editor April 22, 2021

As a child, the Disney Channel was my oasis for fun, heartwarming shows about kids living odd but extraordinary lives. I adored shows like “The Suite Life on Deck'' and “Jessie,” whose concepts and...

Academic clubs deserve more funding

Academic clubs deserve more funding

Jasmine Lafita, Staff Member April 16, 2021

Through my time at Libertyville High School, I’ve participated in various academic clubs, like Debate Team, Science Olympiad, Scholastic Bowl and others. These clubs have become one of the main...

Sex education needs to be more comprehensive

Sex education needs to be more comprehensive

Jasmine Lafita, Staff Member March 30, 2021

In order to graduate, every single student at Libertyville High School must take health class. This class, usually taken during freshman year, is designed to teach a multitude of topics on how to lead...

Course Requirements Limit Student Exploration

Course Requirements Limit Student Exploration

Ella Marsden, Editor-in-Chief March 18, 2021

Before I entered my freshman year at LHS, I received tons of advice from current and former students. Everyone advised me to take advantage of all the opportunities LHS has to offer, including a wide range...

Did I Waste My Teenage Years?

Hannah Sachs, Staff Member March 18, 2021

Like many others, quarantine left me with an excessive amount of time for deep and sometimes terrifying self-reflection. This stuck me with one question that continues to beg for an answer I don’t have. ...

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