Drops of Ink

The inconsistent code

The inconsistent code

Staff Editorial

October 24, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

Libertyville High School’s extracurricular opportunities uphold leaders and members to numerous expectations and responsibilities. Yet there’s one expectation that holds an inconsistent precedence over the rest: The District 128 Code of Conduct. In Drops of Ink’s September issue, our staff expressed its vie...

Free the Nips

Free the Nips

Matt Smith, Sports Editor

October 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

It’s 90 degrees outside, you’re running or conditioning for your sport, you’re dripping with sweat and your shirt is mostly see-through. As a cross country runner, I know this feeling. You want to take your shirt off but you can’t, due to district and school policies.   The official shirt policy...

The face of a student leader

The face of a student leader

September 26, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

Student leaders should be positive influences. Whether it be a team captain, Link Crew leader, executive member of Stageplayers, editor of Drops of Ink or a member of Student Council Executive Board, these leaders should act as role models for other students. This means there are certain ways they should ...

Face off: Free Speech vs. Hate Speech

Face off: Free Speech vs. Hate Speech

September 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In light of the recent act of terrorism resulting in the death of a counter-protester in Charlottesville, Virginia, which initially began as a protest led by a group of white supremacists and Neo-Nazis, we were inspired to write face-off columns about the freedom of speech vs. the freedom of hate. While ...

How LHS has became more accepting

How LHS has became more accepting

Rachel Dudley, Staff writer

September 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

     Having an accepting school environment is vital to every school.  It allows students to feel more comfortable at school, therefore making it easier for them to focus on their education. Having that acceptance also allows students of a variety of backgrounds and orientations to develop confide...

All eyes on my screen

All eyes on my screen

Lola Akinlade, Features Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

In order to spy on students using their Chromebooks, teachers use an application called Hapara. Hapara allows teachers to view the websites that students are using and close out on any tabs they deem “off-topic.” The Hapara website emphasizes the visibility and feedback features of the program, which...

Admission of Lurking

Admission of Lurking

Lola Akinlade, Online Editor

May 18, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Recently there has been a rise in finstas: fake Instagram accounts. Finstas are an open space for students to post whatever they want without the fear of potential colleges or teachers or parents or judgemental peers looking at their posts. These accounts are private, so only people they trust...

So, where are you going?

So, where are you going?

Demi Glusic, Online Editor

May 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Dear high school students, are you fearing those big family gatherings knowing that everybody and their cousin will come up to ask that one dreaded question? Do you know what question I’m talking about? Let me give you a hint, it typically it begins with “Hi ____, long time, no see! So… Do you...

Senior Staff Editorial

Senior Staff Editorial

May 18, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

Dear younglings, There’s a weird sense of nostalgia walking through the halls and seeing the microscopic freshmen  — it’s kind of an oh-my-god-that-was-me feeling. Better yet, it’s lurking through the school to see terrified sophomores on their way to Driver's Ed. It’s overhearing junior...

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