Drops of Ink

Let’s agree on one thing: Respect

Let’s agree on one thing: Respect

Maggie Evers, Sports Editor

December 13, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Solidified on a foundation of freedoms, one of the best characteristics about America is the ability people have to speak their minds without fear of persecution. These are the freedoms that make us proud and grateful to use platforms to share our personalities and thoughts with others. We are granted the...

Crimes of Israel

Crimes of Israel

Andrew Benoit, Staff Member

December 11, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I suggest that Israel should not exist and its leaders tried for war crimes, I am not being anti-Semitic. I am being anti-Zionist, and there is a distinct difference. Being anti-Semitic means to be prejudiced against the Jewish population. As an anti-Zionist, I am against the population of Jewis...

Robin Hood (2018) Review

Robin Hood (2018) Review

Andrew Benoit, Staff Member

December 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Robin Hood is a flexible story, but the essence remains the same: a rogue-ish underdog fights the power on behalf of the people. Director Otto Bathurst ("Peaky Blinders") seizes the heart of the story but fails to deliver on it. Filled with political themes and messages, the film is aimed at a modern...

The cap on compassion

The cap on compassion

Allison McLean, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

June 11, 2016: Omar Mateen enters the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and opens fire, killing 49 people and wounding 53 others with an assault-style rifle. Oct. 1, 2017: 58 people are killed when Stephen Paddock opens fire on a crowd at the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas from a ...

Safety vs. Privacy

Safety vs. Privacy

November 8, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Security—the protection against unauthorized access—and privacy —the ability to protect sensitive information about personally identifiable information—have become increasingly present and controversial today in our society. The DOI staff discussed how these two factors intertwine in our ...

Meeting People Online

Meeting People Online

Annika Bjorklund, Staff Member

November 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion

At this point in our lives, we’ve probably heard about the “Libertyville Bubble” more times than we care to count. However, no matter how much you’re told that you live in a bubble, it doesn’t become real until you have a personal connection with someone who lives outside of it. Far outside. Over...

How TV Affects Perception

How TV Affects Perception

Molly Boufford, News Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Finishing the last episode of the season, I watch as the screen goes dark and the words “to be continued…” appear. My house is quiet and every faint noise is multiplied by 10. After making sure that no one had tried to break into my house, I make my way upstairs and lie in bed with the thought...

A Bad Mood Doesn’t Justify Being Rude

Olivia Gauvin, Features Editor

September 27, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

We’ve all had our moments. The moments where you have two exams on Tuesday and a swim meet Monday night and a chemistry lab you just don’t understand and an entire load of laundry that your parents insist you wash by Wednesday or else you can’t use the car this upcoming weekend. And you snap. ...

A Media Divided

A Media Divided

September 27, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

  Feb. 17, 2017- “The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People,” he announces into the Twitterverse in mid-afternoon.   Aug. 22, 2017- “I really think they don't like our country. I really believe that,” he...

My merit, not my race

My merit, not my race

Lola Akinlade, Features Editor

May 15, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As soon as I got into my dream school, a whirlwind of emotions overwhelmed me: joy, euphoria and relief were the most prevalent ones. However, as more people found out about my acceptance, my hidden fear emerged. Those positive emotions quickly dissipated and were abruptly seized by the voices...

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