Drops of Ink

Unfortunately, Racism is “Alive and Well”

Unfortunately, Racism is “Alive and Well”

Tom Ackerman, Opinion Editor

June 5, 2014

Racism. It’s something I’ll never understand. Although we live in a community that is primarily accepting of others, this false sense of innocence can preclude a sort of bubble from the racism that exists outside. While on Facebook recently, I saw a disgusting video of a white woman shouting profanities...

Saying goodbye : End-of-the-year recap

Saying goodbye : End-of-the-year recap

Rachael Girmscheid, Social Media Editor

June 5, 2014

Congrats, class of 2014!  Now, that we are almost freshmen in college, it’s time to look back on it all.  We’ve experienced the first day this school year with big water balloons and wet camouflage gear, and now it’s time that we look back at the fall, winter, and spring of this year because it...

Illinois Virtual School, an Inside View from a Student

Illinois Virtual School, an Inside View from a Student

Ava Polzin, Features Editor

June 3, 2014

For some students, in some circumstances, a traditional brick-and-mortar high school is just not the best option, and online high school may be a better alternative. For others, the online high school is a means to an end; not functioning as a true alternative, it becomes an exercise in frustration (with...

D-3-sire to Play on

D-3-sire to Play on

Shelly Schick, Staff Writer

May 29, 2014

Many high schoolers rightly decide to continue their athletic career at the Division III level in college because of their love for the sport-- they can’t imagine their life without it. For example, former LHS quarterback Jack Deichl (who graduated in 2013), and now attending University of Wisconsin at ...

The Villebillies

The Villebillies

Ryan Jackson, Staff Writer

May 28, 2014

On a hot summer night in Libertyville, the sun slips toward the horizon, fishing poles rattle in the back of a beat up old pickup on the way down a dirt road, and country music flows from the sullied old radio in the dashboard. This scene is a summertime fantasy for a new crop of high schoolers here...

Does Reality TV Have an Effect on Society?

Does Reality TV Have an Effect on Society?

Emily Luce, Staff Writer

May 9, 2014

It is 4:00 p.m. on a Tuesday afternoon.  You have just arrived home from school, decide to turn on the television, and flip to channel 296 - MTV.  A Jersey Shore marathon just began...you know where you’ll be the rest of the night!  It feels so good to catch up on how Snooki has been - and are Sa...

Mi Casa Es Su Casa: Benefits of Exchange

Mi Casa Es Su Casa: Benefits of Exchange

Ava Polzin, Features Editor

April 30, 2014

Assumptions (however discouraged) abound. Culture, society, behavior… all subject to the same prejudgement. As high school students, this is the perfect time to broaden our horizons and dispel beliefs that limit us in our potential for connecting with others. To host an exchange student is to immerse...

AP Classes Too Structured

AP Classes Too Structured

Tom Ackerman, Opinion Editor

April 28, 2014

Taking AP Language and Composition as a junior really provides a perspective as to how great lit class can be when it’s not taught specifically towards a rigorous exam. As one would expect, AP classes are structured specifically to excel on the test in the spring, which could end up saving a student...

21 and Over

21 and Over

Jake Luce, Staff Writer

April 10, 2014

Underage alcohol consumption is a very prevalent issue, not only at Libertyville High School, but around the United States as well.  Some U.S. citizens feel that the drinking age should be lowered to 18 years of age, instead of 21.  However, due to the dangers of alcohol, the undeveloped brains of te...

Can I Offer You an EyeD?

Can I Offer You an EyeD?

Connor Polk, Staff Writer

April 10, 2014

Have you ever wished that you could be under constant supervision by LHS?  That those friendly faces you see in all the offices every day of the week could track your every move, having knowledge of nearly every aspect of your life? Well, before you answer those questions, consider the fact that high s...

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