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#AllBeautifulWomen

#AllBeautifulWomen

Maria Thames, Staff Writer

February 6, 2015

As you scroll through your feed on Instagram, you are more than likely seeing photos, uploaded by girls and women, of themselves or with friends that are captioned with the hashtag “20 beautiful women” and possibly a few heart emojis or a short caption as well. In each photograph, 20 girls are...

Resolutions The Right Way

Tia Petrzilka, Staff Writer

February 6, 2015

Every year, millions of people come together to celebrate the year’s end: a year full of ups, downs, and memories that they will hold onto forever.  Then the ball falls down, the streamers lay flat and it sinks in: it’s a new year, a chance for a “new me,” as many people assuringly tell t...

Are All Schools Created Equal?

Are All Schools Created Equal?

Alejandro Garcia Escobar, Staff Writer

February 5, 2015

The issue of income inequality has sparked heated debate over what the nature and role of the government should be, whether it should serve and advance the goals of a few, or strive to balance the divides in our society; however, there is an even greater challenge that confronts this nation: the state...

Is Libertyville All that Great?

Is Libertyville All that Great?

Lola Akinlade, Staff Writer

February 3, 2015

According to the CNNMoney, Libertyville has been recognized as one of the top 25 best places to live for the rich and single, yet students often complain about the blandness of Libertyville. Is this ranking only applicable to the rich and single? No, it is not. While some students complain about...

Books Are the Windows to Emotions

Books Are the Windows to Emotions

Hannah Jenkins, Opinion Editor

January 15, 2015

Emotions are our vices and virtues. Experiencing them becomes a struggle once it feels like they are a steady stream of heavy darkness, but they also are the only things to cause your heart to race with complete excitement. Emotions are our life savers and reading novels is what helps us see this so...

Diamond Engagement Ring: Why is this still a thing?

Diamond Engagement Ring: Why is this still a thing?

Jake Luce, Staff Writer

January 15, 2015

Beyoncé Knowles, famed singer and actress, once stated: “If you like it, then you should have put a ring on it.” But have you ever wondered why we put rings on things we like in the first place?  When a man decides that he wants to spend the rest of his life with a woman, he may walk right into...

The Importance of Volunteering

The Importance of Volunteering

Maria Thames, Staff Writer

January 15, 2015

One of the most rewarding experiences you can ever have is volunteering. It exposes you to situations you may have not otherwise seen and shows you how fortunate you truly are. According to The Huffington Post, a few reasons you should volunteer are to make a difference in your community, develop...

NHL All-Star Weekend Returns: Why it’s for the Fans

Tia Petrzilka, Staff Writer

January 14, 2015

Since 1948, the NHL All-Star Game has been an official and annual event where the top talent of the NHL, no matter what team they are from, set aside their differences for entertainment of the fans. I don’t know about you, but when the NHL went through its lockout in 2012, I would painstakingly sea...

No Crutch Left Behind

No Crutch Left Behind

Tom Ackerman, Opinion Editor

January 14, 2015

I rub my eyes in distress under the dim lamp light. “Just a couple more problems to go,” I think, as I flip through the trigonometry textbook in frustration. It’s getting late, and all I want to do is write. I want to find new songs to learn on the guitar, to explore where my interests will take...

“Look Up”

Kate Vittore, Staff Writer

January 14, 2015

Smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops. Endless screens that plaster our walls, sit in our laps, stick to our palms, and mostly, hold onto our eyes. Instead of calling or knocking on the front door, we twiddle our thumbs to send out a message. Cars are crashing, and what was the driver doing? Tweeting...

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