Drops of Ink

What are you thankful for?

A family dinner in motion on Thanksgiving.

Maria Thames, Staff Writer

November 24, 2014

As Thanksgiving time approaches, you should take a moment out of your day to sit down and think about what you’re thankful for. Let’s be real here, who isn’t looking forward to stuffing their faces with turkey and mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving?  Even as there is food to be eaten, we cannot...

Because Music Deserves Better

Buying music at a local store seems increasingly rare as music goes digital

Tom Ackerman, Opinion Editor

October 24, 2014

Novelist Chuck Palahniuk once said that “the first step --- especially for young people with energy and drive and talent, but not money --- the first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in. To write the books. Make...

Trick or Retreat?

Ryan Jackson, Features Editor

October 24, 2014

With Halloween quickly approaching, the age-old question inevitably presents itself yet another year: are high schoolers too old to trick-or-treat? To say that high school-age kids are too old to trick-or-treat is like saying that we’re too old to ride a bike, go to Chuck-E-Cheese, or wear Pull-Ups...

Parents Ability to Access PowerSchool

Parents use the online PowerSchool portal to view their student's grades.

Maddie Werner, Staff Writer

October 20, 2014

I am sure it is well-known to many students that, unfortunately, parents can access the dreaded PowerSchool -- an online portal where teachers post student grades quite consistently. In the complex world of technology today, kids suffer from a fearful punishment for subpar grades on a weekly basis. This...

Unfollowing the Trend

Unfollowing the Trend

Connor Polk, Staff Writer

September 26, 2014

Have you have ever had one of those days when, just casually browsing through your Instagram follower tracking app, you notice that someone unfollowed you? As infuriated as you are, you still manage to take the time go back to their profile and unfollow them, almost considering a confrontation? Well,...

Do Local Police Target High School Students?

Libertyville Police Officers are not specifically targeting high school students, they are simply doing their job.

Jake Luce, Staff Writer

September 26, 2014

There is a common belief among Libertyville High School students that the police are “out to get them,” and that the students are not treated equally by the police.  This preconceived notion may be true in some ways, but it is false in others. If a group of high schoolers is out late at night,...

America’s Failing Education

America's Failing Education

September 26, 2014

Although America is one of the richest and most developed in the world, the education system is not improving at the levels it should be. America spends more money per student than most countries, our test scores are well below average. We are stagnant, not improving, while plenty of countries are making...


The band of malicious scoundrels some people call the Class of 2015.

Ryan Jackson, Features Editor

September 5, 2014

September 5, 2014 Dear Libertyville High School Administration, Thank you. Concussions, broken arms, sprained ankles, emotional trauma, deep lacerations, bumps, bruises. You could go on for days about all the injuries freshmen have sustained over the years by being pelted by water balloons. The way...

The Importance of Trust

Social media can have negative impacts when used incorrectly.

Emily Luce, Staff Writer

June 5, 2014

As I finish my high school career, there are so many good memories that I have to take with me. From the minute I walked through the doors, I felt a sense of community.  The counselors here have always been incredibly helpful, and the teachers were more than willing to go the extra mile so their students...

Memorization Versus Comprehension in Education

This is an example of how education is filled with memorization, since many science classes allow students to write formulas down for the final.

Hannah Jenkins

June 5, 2014

Memorization in education can seem extremely ludicrous at points, especially since one will forget all the irrelevant information he/she learned through the years. Without practicing the memorized information, it becomes just that: irrelevant. Since going to school is a mandated thing, I feel like...

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