Drops of Ink

Movember Madness

Movember Madness

Ryan Jackson, Staff Writer

November 26, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

   The month of November marks the waning days of fall , Thanksgiving break, and Libertyville students boasting scraggly, splotchy, and sometimes downright ugly beards. The month of “Movember, a combination of the words moustache and November, also known as No-Shave November, is in full swing, and t...

Subjectivity too great of a subject?

Subjectivity too great of a subject?

Elise Houcek, Editor-in-Chief

November 18, 2013


Filed under Opinion

"Nature and literature are subjective phenomena; every evil and every good thing is a shadow which we cast." -Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist and philosopher    Perhaps the most nearsighted of grading practices is the designation of language to a strict and finite degree of worth. The me...

(Current) Issues In Class

(Current) Issues In Class

Mike Gasick, Sports Editor

November 18, 2013


Filed under Opinion

“Why can’t I get on this website for my geography paper?” “It’s a .gov website, the government is shut down.” “Well, why is shut down?” “I don’t know. I don’t think Republicans and Democrats really like each other.” The above conversation is all too familiar in the LHS hallways, and it...

Tech-knowledge-y or Tech-no-logy?

Tech-knowledge-y or Tech-no-logy?

Ava Polzin, Features Editor

November 13, 2013


Filed under Opinion

“My computer is broken”... “My printer ran out of ink” These pieces of modern technology are the proverbial dogs currently eating the homework. These excuses, however, never lose validity as numerous things can go wrong when one relies on such a complex medium for (historically) simple assignments...

Alcohol Posters Prove to be Ineffective

Alcohol Posters Prove to be Ineffective

November 8, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Did you know that 77% of LHS students are alcohol free? DOI doesn’t buy it, either. As a staff, it was unanimously expressed that the alcohol statistic posters within LHS are not only inaccurate, but also have no effect on decisions that students make as a whole. The survey where the statistics are ...

Trick or Treating: How Old is Too Old?

Trick or Treating: How Old is Too Old?

Jake Luce, Staff Writer

November 1, 2013


Filed under Opinion

You are sitting at home on Halloween night when you hear “Ding Dong!”  You rush to open the door, and outside you find a group of superheroes, princesses, football players, and zombies all yelling “Trick or treat!” in unison.  You happily hand them candy and go along with your business.  ...

Diet sodas: a harmful solution

Diet sodas: a harmful solution

Elise Houcek, Editor-in-Chief

October 13, 2013


Filed under Opinion

The art of public schooling operates in two primary mediums: intellectual proliferation and the cultivation of a social and physical health. Our perception of at least one of these is currently at fault. As it stands at present, I can attest that the vast majority of public opinion would argue in...

Foreign Languages, ¿Sí o no?

Foreign Languages, ¿Sí o no?

October 11, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Groans and grumbles stumble down the hallway, griping about how hard or dumb Spanish class was today, French not making sense, and the question that almost every students ponders: what’s the point of trying to learn a new language? Students seem to only see foreign language classes as a nuisance fit...

Why Bully? Freshmen Deserve Better

Why Bully? Freshmen Deserve Better

Tom Ackerman, Opinion Editor

October 10, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Like any other freshman, I was terrified to start high school. Not only finding my way around this castle worried me, but also the teasing I had heard so much about. Part of this came from what I’d seen in any movie involving high school or college, and how the freshmen were portrayed; the typical ...

Participation Points Prove Unfair

Participation Points Prove Unfair

DOI Staff

October 10, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

During the first week of school, when teachers go over syllabi in classes, most students dread seeing a participation category. While participation points can prove to be helpful, the Drops of Ink staff believes that the way they are currently used is unfair for students. Most DOI staff members have...

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