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Drops of Ink

The student news publication of Libertyville High School

Drops of Ink

The student news publication of Libertyville High School

Drops of Ink

Protesting and advocating in real life over social media is more potent and holds more implications such as uniting more voices physically, gaining attention, fostering solidarity and creating lasting impact, surpassing the fleeting nature of social media activism.

The “slacktivism” phenomenon

Rishi Tipparti, Opinion Editor February 20, 2024

Math XL? Check.  Band practice? Check.  Binge a Webtoon series? Check.  Prove myself as a politically good human by reposting current events to my Instagram story? Check. One of these is...

Face off: Keep or Lower the Drinking age?

Face off: Keep or Lower the Drinking age?

Ash Magalhaes and Aarna Mishra February 20, 2024

Before 1984, every teenager dreamed of the day they turned 18, the legal age to buy and drink alcohol. That all ended once the National Minimum Drinking Age Act was passed, now teenagers must wait till...

Do modern books still have substance?

Do modern books still have substance?

Jana Badawi February 20, 2024

Amidst a newfound popularity for reading – thanks to BookTok and Booktube - corners of TikTok and YouTube where people review and recommend books – there seems to be a contradiction. Despite a surge...

Does Link Crew have substance?

Does Link Crew have substance?

DOI Staff February 16, 2024

Imagine you’re back to the start of freshman year at a brand new school filled with both familiar and unfamiliar faces. The terrifying prospect of new classes and the stress of making new friends engulf...

Lets denormalize the Grindset

Let’s denormalize the “Grindset”

Rishi Tipparti, Opinion Editor December 18, 2023

It’s 4:30 in the morning.  You’re puffy-eyed and studying for a test, replying to emails and contemplating all your life decisions all at the same time instead of sleeping like you should be. Fast...

Where’s Mushu?! Presenting Disney’s most iconic live action fiasco

Where’s Mushu?! Presenting Disney’s most iconic live action fiasco

Danielle Lam, Staff Member December 15, 2023

It’s common knowledge that you learn everything you need to know to live a fulfilling life from TV shows and movies–after all, why would you need to pay taxes when you could live a Robin Hood lifestyle? I...

It’s a Wonderful Life
Filmed in California, “It’s a Wonderful Life” emphasizes the importance of the love of family and community through the lens of guardian angels. Based on the book The Greatest Gift by Philip Van Doren Stern, it was translated into a movie and released in 1946.

5 must watch Christmas movies this holiday season

Louie Perry, Staff Member December 11, 2023

Take a look through my top 5 must watch Christmas movies to see before the end of the Holiday Season! Whether you like comedy or a heartwarming classic there is something on this list for you!   It’s...

Can I speak my truth?

Mai Asad, Staff Member December 11, 2023

The news has been flooded with horrific images, left and right, for well over a month now due to the recent events taking place in the Middle East. As a Palestinian with connections to these people and...

Newborn Jameson Allen, Molly’s brother is cradled by his father, Marine Corps Commanding Officer, Ryan Allen. Molly and her siblings have moved over eight times. She says “…If I weren’t a military kid, I would’ve missed out on so many life changing experiences…The struggles are immense, but so are the life lessons.”

The roots of a military kid

Molly Allen, Staff member November 17, 2023

It’s early June. You’re in your bedroom taking down all your posters. Your dad is one step behind you, filling the holes in the walls with spackle and a fresh coat of paint. Your room is bare, except...

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