Drops of Ink

Senior Season on Pause

Normally at this time of year, Sarah Bennett would be playing softball for LHS. But that's not the case now due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Sarah Bennett, Staff Member

April 7, 2020

I have been playing softball for as long as I can remember. For me, as well as many other people, their spring sport has been their life. Since my freshman year, I have sat through three senior nights, countless award ceremonies and watched as the seniors above me have played out the final season of ...

Words Hurt

Lilly Williams

April 6, 2020

**Note: This article contains some offensive language and racial epithets. The use of these words is solely for educational purposes, a compelling reason for the inclusion of this language.   According to Merriam-Webster, there are an estimated 1 million words in the English language. While ...

Finding a home in Libertyville

Senior Rayna Wuh has learned to embrace her identity as an LHS Wildcat after moving to Libertyville with her family in August. She moved from New Jersey, where her school colors were green and gold.

Rayna Wuh, Staff Member

April 3, 2020

My earliest images of high school came from Disney Channel original movies like “High School Musical,” “Princess Protection Program” and “Wendy Wu Homecoming Warrior.” I have no older siblings, so I had no idea what to expect. By the time I entered high school at West Windsor Plainsboro High...

Burger Battle

Burger Battle

Charlotte Pulte, Features Editor

April 3, 2020

A life-long struggle, a constant quest, a tale as old as time: where can I find the greatest burger known to man? Well, maybe this article won’t find that particular answer, but my mission was to uncover the best burger in the Libertyville/Vernon Hills area. Don’t get me wrong, I love burgers. Still,...

High schools shouldn’t be built just for extroverts

High schools shouldn't be built just for extroverts

Sara Bogan, Staff Member

April 3, 2020

What would schools be like without introverts? My first thought while pondering this question swirling in my head included two words: absolute chaos. All I can imagine is a classroom of extroverted students fighting over who would express their opinions, forgetting to pause and truly listen to other...

Why Journalism Matters

Moira Duffy, News Editor

March 12, 2020

Journalism’s purpose, although multi-faceted and complex in today’s modern era, is to secure freedom in the form of knowledge and information. It is society’s defense against single-mindedness. Take the fictional country of Oceania (intended to represent modern-day England) in George Orwell...

The many sides of social media activism

March 5, 2020

Social media is either lauded as the most remarkable thing wielded by our generation or brutally condemned as a brain-rotting time suck. Regardless of your personal opinions on the matter, it is obvious to anyone with an internet connection that social media has become increasingly affiliated with po...

Friends and Fundamental Human Rights: When Does Their Opinion Cross the Line?

If you feel that someone’s opinion on what you consider to be fundamental rights is being infringed upon, it might be good to weigh how you feel about and if their negative opinions outweigh what you like about them.

Amanda Black, Managing Editor

March 5, 2020

Having different political opinions from your friends is 100 percent okay. I’m friends with people who have different opinions than me on subjects like abortion, religion and gun control.  It’s the people who have fundamentally different social values that I have a problem with.  When a friend...

U.S. history’s flawed narrative

A large amount of the U.S history curriculum is built around the textbooks used in class. However, the textbooks contain problematic ideas that help support a common narrative of U.S. history.

Andrew Benoit, Opinion Editor

March 5, 2020

America was founded as a shining city on a hill. We worked hard and braved the rugged frontier to tame the vast, uninhabited wilderness to carve out a blessed land of freedom and opportunity. We brought economic prosperity to millions and propelled the glorious capitalist free markets to the rest of the...

Philanthropists Aren’t As Generous As You Think

Rayna Wuh, Staff Member

March 5, 2020

Living in Libertyville, it is easy to forget that we live in a world of haves and have-nots. At times, I too am guilty of failing to recognize the true magnitude of the economic disparity that exists within the United States. According to the Federal Reserve’s Distributional Financial Accounts, the top ...

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