Drops of Ink

Actions may speak loud, but words speak too

Actions may speak loud, but words speak too

Maria Thames, Staff Writer

April 6, 2015

Walking through the halls at LHS, you hear countless snippets of strangers’ conversations, some intriguing and some you may forget within seconds. No matter what you’re hearing, you more than likely notice that students every day say something along the lines of  “that’s so gay” or “this...

The Reality of “The Bad Teacher”

The Reality of “The Bad Teacher”

Maddie Werner, Staff Writer

April 6, 2015

A frequent comment made by students when they’re complaining to their parents about school or trying to study with a friend is, “she’s such a terrible teacher” or “he doesn’t know how to teach.” While some of these accusations may be students attempting to place blame somewhere for their...

Impatience is a Virtue

Impatience is a Virtue

Connor Polk, Staff Writer

March 12, 2015

Time is gold.  A short, but powerful, statement that strongly lends itself to the definition of our generation.  We’re a generation of scheduling.  A generation obsessed with time, determined to live every second of our lives occupied by something.  Whether it be TV, music, or social media, unless...

History in the Unmaking

History in the Unmaking

Alejandro Garcia Escobar, Staff Writer

March 6, 2015

Education serves a daily purpose in the lives of countless students, shaping our perspective, expanding our openness to what’s different, and equipping people with the tools they need to think for themselves. That’s why education is a hard issue to politicize. No one stands to win advocating for...

Powerschool: A Balancing Act

Powerschool: A Balancing Act

Marijke Sommer, Staff Writer

March 6, 2015

Many students’ lives revolve around Powerschool; the instant access to grades shifts the focus to grade grabbing instead of actually learning material in class, which should be the focus of class. However, Powerschool is simply a tool which students decide to use, whether for bad or for good. It’s...

Is the American Sniper an American Hero?

Is the American Sniper an American Hero?

Alejandro Garcia Escobar, Staff Writer

February 20, 2015

Motion pictures have the unique ability of allowing someone to experience and feel what they otherwise wouldn't; they have the ability to put things into perspective and even more impactful, they have the potential of starting a meaningful conversation. “American Sniper” captures the reality and...

Are You Okay With Guantanamo Bay?

Are You Okay With Guantanamo Bay?

Conor Kennedy and Connor Polk

February 19, 2015

Frenzy. Panic. Terror. The days and months after 9/11 elicited an unprecedented outpouring of emotion and turmoil. America was thrust into hysteria, and in the midst of it--with the knowledge and understanding of few--bold new measures were enacted to combat terrorism. Included among these was George...

LHS Teenius Moments

LHS Teenius Moments

Emily Hamilton, Staff Writer

February 19, 2015

Countless teenagers are guilty of doing stupid things. A few examples of these things were given and labeled as “teenius” (teen genius) in an article last year on Kidspot, a website for parenting tips. One example was about a teen who recorded a video of him driving recklessly, weaving in and out...

Winter Wonder Lot

Winter Wonder Lot

Marijke Sommer, Staff Writer

February 19, 2015

So here we are again. Obviously everyone loves the time when the snow starts piling up in the parking lot. This results in the  formation of  those incredibly obnoxious snow mounds all over the place, which encroach on the already icy and treacherous pavement. Then, there are the seniors who are frantically...

Too Much Testing?

Too Much Testing?

Staff Editorial

February 19, 2015

Between curriculum tests during class, final exams, and standardized testing such as the ACT, SAT, and the new PARCC, our staff agrees that the amount of testing at Libertyville High School should be decreased. To many students, taking tests seems to be a never-ending cycle.  Students will learn...

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