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Make Me Believe That You Care

Make Me Believe That You Care

Jacob Kemp, Features Editor

March 7, 2019

The rewarding clatter of the plastic water bottle into the green recycling bin seems to be the best feeling. Look at you. You consciously made the choice to help the environment. And it feels good. You could have tossed it in the trash or littered it on the side of the road, but no. You care about the environment. Ku...

Staff Ed: Can you still be a good person in the 21st century?

Allison McLean

March 7, 2019

Warning: “The Good Place” spoilers ahead NBC’s “The Good Place” is an American comedy-fantasy series about a group of recently deceased people navigating a highly selective Heaven-like utopia. Its plot is centered on the fact that there is a type of heaven as well as a version of hell, resp...

If a tree falls

If a tree falls

Olivia Gauvin, Features Editor

March 7, 2019

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? In May of 2016, Nuatambu Island, an island in Choiseul Province of the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, sank. Not a portion of an island, not a beachfront nor a peninsula, no. This sinking wasn’t caused by a hu...

Success: A Libertyville Standard

March 7, 2019

Libertyville High School is known for its outstandingly competitive nature, and the Drops of Ink staff dug into the roots of this competition and the effect it has on students. The largest influencer of competition at LHS is the money surrounding our community. In the village of Libertyville, families have an average household income ...

‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’: A beautifully flawed film

‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’: A beautifully flawed film

Andrew Benoit, Staff Member

February 25, 2019

During the 15 years between “Toy Story” and “Toy Story 3,” Pixar Animation Studios went from a computer firm to a paragon of breathtaking animation and touching storytelling. In the nine years in between “How To Train Your Dragon” and the new finale to the trilogy, “How To Train Your D...

The Un-united States of America

Ben Mayo, Staff Member

February 8, 2019

On Sept. 17, 1796, the United States’s first president gave his farewell speech. George Washington was greatly revered by the American public then and is still respected by many today as one of the country’s most honest and trustworthy leaders. As he resigned from the presidency, he left his peo...

The Phenomenon of the Instagram Highlight Reel

The Phenomenon of the Instagram Highlight Reel

Kirsten Townander, Staff Member

February 8, 2019

I know I’ve reached the end of another episode of “Black Mirror” when the music dies and the credits start rolling. I sit there, bewildered, imagining futuristic scenarios in which technology consumes the human race, ruining life on Earth as we know it. Insane, right? But then I wonder…how far off...

Setting Goals for the Right Reasons

Setting Goals for the Right Reasons

Staff Editorial

February 8, 2019

The start of a new year isn’t the only time that people vow to make resolutions. They happen every day, year-round, and take shape in many different forms: lose weight, make the soccer team, save more money. Every person wants to be better at something, but many don’t see it out. We live in a so...

To be successful, the numbers count

To be successful, the numbers count

Amanda Black, Staff member

February 1, 2019

What does the phrase "It's not about the number" even mean? When teachers say this, they’re referencing the fact that students spend more time worrying about their grades than focusing on and remembering what they’re learning. But, of course, it is about the number. How else will I get in...

White feminism is not feminism

White feminism is not feminism

Olivia Gauvin, Features Editor

January 28, 2019

The average wage gap for women in the United States is currently $0.80 for every $1.00 a man makes doing the same job. Out of the 535 members of the 116th Congress of the United States, just 23.7 percent are women. One in three women has experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. In the 2018...

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