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We need more Asian-American representation

Awkwafina was the lead actress in the movie “The Farewell,” and she is the first person of Asian descent to win a Golden Globe in that category.

Rayna Wuh, Staff Member

January 23, 2020

My first encounter with an on-screen character of Asian descent was Sarah from the Canadian children’s show “Caillou.” Sarah, the intelligent neighbor of the title character, was a role model for Calliou. She taught him about her culture and even invited him to celebrate Chinese New Year wi...

Within Chicago’s 2020 Women’s March

Marchers included those from a variety of different age groups, many of whom held up signs to show the main reason they were at the march, including, supporting their daughters, supporting Planned Parenthood and simply supporting women in general.

Sayre Debruler, Staff Member

January 23, 2020

After having no women’s march in 2019, Chicago once again held its women’s march on Saturday, Jan. 18. It was estimated that between 8,000-10,000 people -- myself included -- showed up and participated in this year’s march. Among this large gathering were several government officials, including...

These escape rooms are Golden

Golden Escape Rooms is located on 15 Commerce Dr., Units 110-111, in Grayslake, next to Asian Bowl.

Sayre Debruler, Staff Member

January 22, 2020

Sarah Kenzer, a senior at LHS, and her family recently opened their own escape room business.  Named Golden Escape Rooms, the business opened on Jan. 1 in Grayslake and features two, one-hour rooms and one, 15-minute room. They have the space for two more rooms and are currently thinking up new ideas,...

Disney’s Star Wars: A little more of the same

Pavan Acharya, Staff Member

January 20, 2020

On May 25, 1977, a young film director by the name of George Lucas was preparing for an extended stay in Hawaii. Lucas’s most recent film had just released in theaters across the United States. The film was a space-opera that involved weird aliens, mystic religion monks and a moon-sized space station....

1917: The horrors of war in a single shot

”1917” required precision timing, extensive planning and some technological help to film the one-shot masterpiece

Andrew Benoit, Opinion Editor

January 17, 2020

“1917,” set during World War I, follows two British soldiers as they travel through hostile territory on a mission to save 1,600 men from certain annihilation from a German trap. It’s a story inspired by director Sam Mendes’s grandfather’s own experience in World War I.  The pair, Lance Cor...

Spoiled for Choice

Spoiled for Choice

Jasmine Lafita, Staff Writer

December 16, 2019

Note: A political cartoon provides commentary on politics or current events. Opinions in the cartoon are those of the author and do not reflect those of the Drops of Ink staff as a whole.

Why outside-of-school athletes shouldn’t be in PE

Highly competitive athletes like dancer Brenna Farrell work hours perfecting their skills, yet are still unreasonably expected to also take a P.E. class on top of their stress from practices and homework.

Amanda Black, Managing Editor

December 13, 2019

Many people have that one friend who can never hang out after school due to their sport. The only time they can see this friend is during school when he or she is stressed and focused on their work.  Possibly, this friend is in your PE class.  He or she plays their sport for hours after school...

Cancel culture: the good, the bad and the vitamins

People shared their opinions on “canceled” celebrities like James Charles, Gabbie Hanna and Misha Collins through different social media networks. Staff members believe that Cancel Culture allows people to openly voice their opinions on the situation.

Staff Editorial

December 13, 2019

This past spring, unless your chosen place of residence was the underside of a sizable rock, buzz about the controversy between beauty YouTubers James Charles and Tati Westbrook most likely circulated on your social media feed. Sparked by Charles’s support of a vitamin brand in competition with his (...

OK, boomer: The iconic rally cry of Gen Z

OK, boomer: The iconic rally cry of Gen Z

Cali Lichter, Staff Member

December 13, 2019

In early November, 25-year-old New Zealand lawmaker Chlöe Swarbrick was giving a speech to Parliament on a climate crisis bill but was being heckled by an older member. Her response?“OK, boomer.” If you’ve been at school at all in these past few months, I can certainly say that you’ve heard th...

The Final Cut-Se7en

Andrew Benoit, Opinion Editor

December 11, 2019

https://soundcloud.com/andrew-benoit-303117704/the-final-cut-se7en This film is rated R for grisly afterviews of horrific and bizarre killings, and for strong language Welcome to The Final Cut, Drops of Ink's movie podcast! Your host is Andrew Benoit, and this episode's co-host is Bro...

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