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LHS Financing Lacks Student Input

LHS Financing Lacks Student Input

April 4, 2014

Do you ever wander LHS’s halls questioning whether its resources are being wasted? As a staff in DOI, mixed feelings were expressed toward the topic of the school’s effectiveness in spending, but a general consensus for more communication between the school and its students was reached. While walking throu...

Is Morbid In-Class Reading Getting Old?

Is Morbid In-Class Reading Getting Old?

Emily Malecha, Staff Writer

March 7, 2014

Whether or not literature is your favorite class, it’s a high school subject that, here at LHS, is required all four years. Most lit classes at LHS have a set of general in-class readings that the different grade levels cover each year; for example, freshmen read Shakespeare, sophomores read Medea,...

Should Course Selection Include Teacher Selection?

Should Course Selection Include Teacher Selection?

Hannah Jenkins, Staff Writer

February 27, 2014

Students would love if they could pick teachers. Almost every kid has a favorite teacher, or a group of them, so they would adore the fact that they could select that teacher again, especially because many teachers instruct more than one type of class. However, if Libertyville High School students would...

Social (Media) Skills?

Social (Media) Skills?

Jake Luce, Staff Writer

February 24, 2014

Ever since social media became popular, people have pondered its impact on young people’s communication skills.  Although these sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, are used for communicating, they could actually be hurting the social skills of children.  Social media can take away a ...

Should Kids Earn their Own Cars?

Should Kids Earn their Own Cars?

Tom Ackerman, Opinion Editor

February 19, 2014

It drives me crazy to see kids driving their super flashy (and obviously not earned) cars. When I walk home and pass the students’ parking lot on Dymond, students never cease to be seen blasting out towards Butterfield Road, taking “their” pricey vehicles for granted, while kids in other areas ...

See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Type No Evil

See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Type No Evil

Connor Polk, Staff Writer

February 11, 2014

Let’s face it, people are stupid.  And it doesn’t take much effort to figure it out.  Just go ahead and scroll down your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram news feed and you will see this stupidity, whether it be posted pictures showing the fun, illegal things people did over or the weekend, or just post...

What LHS Students Say About Valentine’s Day

What LHS Students Say About Valentine’s Day

Shelly Schick, Staff Writer

February 3, 2014

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. There are so many different opinions on it ranging from hatred to adoration. First, there are the people that like it, usually referred as the “romantics.” These people and couples are the ones that are all "mushy mushy" with each other. They are ins...

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

Korina Valenzuela, Staff Writer

January 16, 2014

Resolutions are made by millions of people every year to symbolize the start of a new year. Losing weight, drinking and smoking less, traveling, learning something new, saving money, and getting organized are all common resolutions that society seems to gravitate towards every year. People feel this ...

It’s Just a Game

It’s Just a Game

Mike Gasick, Sports Editor

January 16, 2014

I remember it like yesterday. The smell of freshly brewed Starbucks coffee from different house basketball coaches filled the Libertyville Sports Complex air at eight in the morning. I was looking forward to playing my 10 year-old league basketball game. Parents were filing into the bleachers to watch...

Dogs Soothe the Stress of Finals

Dogs Soothe the Stress of Finals

Alex Zoellick, Editor-in-Chief

January 16, 2014

Everyone gets stressed out during finals time: the students on the bubble and those whose grades are solid. The days leading up to exams, I’d often come home from school angry about learning another lesson and having the five months of information I learned over the course of a semester to study that...

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