Drops of Ink

Not where I expected to be

Not where I expected to be

Michael Gluskin, Faculty Adviser

May 16, 2019

I did not get all A’s in high school English. I struggled to provide more analysis than summary in my essays and wasn’t strong at decoding an author’s use of symbolism. In fact, if you would have told me I’d be a high school English teacher one day, I would have laughed (and probably made some...

“Pokémon: Detective Pikachu”: SHOCKingly good

“Pokémon: Detective Pikachu”: SHOCKingly good

Andrew Benoit, Staff Member

May 13, 2019

Video game movies are not known for being good films. In fact, they are known for being so horrendously awful that even the mention of one evokes groans from film critics; look no further than the 1993 “Super Mario Bros.” movie. However, Rob Letterman’s “Pokémon: Detective Pikachu” has finall...

Where You go to College Doesn’t Matter, What You Study Does

Where You go to College Doesn’t Matter, What You Study Does

Ben Mayo, Staff Member

May 10, 2019

It’s late early May. Outside, the sun is shining, the ground is thawing, trees are starting to bud, and the chirping birds have returned from their four-month sabbatical to the south. But amidst this beautiful change of season lies a high level of stress among one small demographic: high school senior...

My Silent Opinion

My Silent Opinion

Sayre DeBruler, Staff Member

May 6, 2019

Last month, on April 12, it was the National Day of Silence, an event that around 90 students at Libertyville High School participated in, including myself. I’ve taken part in the Day of Silence every year since entering high school, making this my third year. The past two years, the Day of Silence w...

“Avengers: Endgame” and the glory of the MCU (A spoiler free review)

“Avengers: Endgame” and the glory of the MCU (A spoiler free review)

Andrew Benoit, Staff Member

April 30, 2019

With “Avengers: Endgame,” the Russo Brothers have once again delivered a heart-wrenching emotional roller coaster of a movie that ties together the massive universe in a way that leaves audiences in tears. With half of the universe's population gone, the remaining Avengers must come to grips ...

Are sports too big of a deal? It’s complicated

Are sports too big of a deal? It’s complicated

Staff Editorial

April 22, 2019

Out of the 19 most-viewed television broadcasts in U.S. history, the top 18 have been Super Bowls, according to Nielsen Holdings, an information and data company. Athletes are some of the highest-paid individuals in the world; according to Forbes, boxer Floyd Mayweather once made $275 million for one nigh...

Cockiness V. Confidence

Cockiness V. Confidence

Matt Smith, Online Editor

April 18, 2019

Ever since I was a kid, I was told by my parents to believe in myself. My cross country coach has always told me that, in order to achieve something, it all starts with having “the mentality.” But does mentality mean knowing you can or letting people know you can? As a kid during the summers, I always attend...

Play like a Girl

Play like a Girl

Maggie Evers, Sports Editor

April 18, 2019

For the past 14 years, almost every one of my Saturdays has been spent in either a uniform or in the stands. I started playing sports when I was younger as a way to keep up with my older brother, but athletics soon became my passion, sparking my constant motivation to get better. After recently ...

‘Missing Link’: Not missing a thing

‘Missing Link’: Not missing a thing

Andrew Benoit, Staff Member

April 15, 2019

Studio Laika made its dramatic and groundbreaking entrance into the world of animation in 2009 with “Caroline,” and even though it has only released fou movies since, it has quickly become a powerhouse in the world of animation. With the release of “Missing Link,” Laika has added an astonishingl...

“Shazam!”: A new step for DC movies

“Shazam!”: A new step for DC movies

Andrew Benoit, Staff Member

March 25, 2019

For years, loyal DC fans, like myself, have had to see our beloved heroes dragged through the mud that is Zack Snyder films. We’ve seen Batman portrayed as a gun-toting, ultra-violent maniac, despite the fact that Batman isn’t supposed to use guns. We’ve had to sit in theaters and see our beloved...

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