Drops of Ink

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...

Medical Marijuana: A Responsibility Worth the Hassle

Medical Marijuana: A Responsibility Worth the Hassle

Tom Ackerman, Opinion Editor

September 15, 2013


Filed under Opinion

At a glance, the growing list of states legalizing medical marijuana seems preposterous. America is slowly making a drug legal, even if only for medical reasons. If someone from the 1950s were to see this such a changed America, they might just have a panic attack. In Illinois, as of January 1, 2014, medica...

Hard to believe: Last first day of high school

Hard to believe: Last first day of high school

September 13, 2013


Filed under Opinion

I woke up at 6 a.m. to find myself getting all geared up for the first day of school. For us, our first day outfit was not a skirt or dress, but a tank top that said, "Seniors ‘14."  In addition to getting ready the night before by labeling our notebooks with our classes, many LHS seniors  filled up ...

Overdosing on Technology?

Overdosing on Technology?

Bailey Schmid, Photo Editor

August 13, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Wake up. Check text messages. Check Facebook. Check Twitter. Check messages and other social media again before heading off to school. Throughout the day, we absorb information like sports team scores, updated statuses, and text messages through our mobile devices all while trying to pay attention...

Too much homework stifling students?

Too much homework stifling students?

Elise Houcek, Editor-in-Chief

August 13, 2013


Filed under Opinion

"What philosophy of teaching, what theory of learning, lies behind each assignment? Does it seem to assume that children are meaning makers -- or empty vessels? Is learning regarded as a process that’s mostly active or passive? Is it about wrestling with ideas or mindlessly following directions?" -A...

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