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Life is short, lick the bowl: a review of Lolo’s Bowls

The bowl on the left is the berry bowl, which includes strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, honey and granola with the addition of peanut butter. The bowl on the right is a customized bowl.

Sara Bogan, Staff Member

November 6, 2019

Drizzled with honey and perfected with bananas and tart strawberries, the refreshing Berry Divine açai soft serve is filled with the satisfying crunch of granola. This açai treat is none other than “Lolo’s Bowl,” which is also the name of the newest addition to Libertyville’s Cambridge ...

The Final Cut- Dr. Strangelove and K-Breezy

Andrew Benoit, Opinion Editor

October 29, 2019

https://soundcloud.com/andrew-benoit-303117704/the-final-cut-dr-strangelove-and-k-breezy Welcome to The Final Cut, Drops of Ink's movie podcast! Your host is Andrew Benoit, and this episode's co-host is Sayre. Today we take a look at my favorite movie, Dr. Strangelove and all the wonders that are...

Civility in an Age of Anger

Staff Editorial

October 24, 2019

There’s no denying that people in our country are angry. Right now, we are living in an age of polarization where more moderate viewpoints are becoming increasingly overshadowed by the growing clamor of extremism. This is reflected in the way people often debate hot-button political topics, communicating...

The News in Cartoons

The News in Cartoons

Jasmine Lafita, Staff Member

October 24, 2019


Quit Calling me, I’m Not a Cat

Catcalling doesn’t just take place in large cities; it also happens in towns like Libertyville. In order to make up for their low self-esteem, some men feel the need to harass women by catcalling, typically making the women uncomfortable and think negatively of themselves.

October 24, 2019

There is a good chance that you have seen the video “10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman.” If you are not familiar with the video, the woman in it walks through New York City and gets catcalled 108 times.  Some people say that she was asking for it with the way she dressed. However, if you...

Ristorante Bottaio brings delicious Italian dining to Downtown Libertyville

Libertyville's essential restaurant, Bottaio, brings customers delicious food and a great atmosphere.

Jasmine Lafita, Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

Located in Downtown Libertyville, Ristorante Bottaio brings a unique experience of delicious food from the Abruzzo region of Italy. It is located in a two-story stucco building across from Associated Bank, at 946 N Milwaukee Avenue.  Bottaio offers many different foods for everyone, including pizza, fish, mea...

“Joker”: No laughing matter

Joaquin Phoenix plays a violence prone, mentally imbalanced Joker

Andrew Benoit, Opinion Editor

October 7, 2019

Author’s Note: This movie may be extremely triggering to some people, as it contains extreme violence, unsettling depictions of mental illness and other potentially troubling themes. Strong content warning for the film.  The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security warned law enforcement that a number ...

Breaking Down the USWNT Pay Discrimination

The victory of the United States Women’s National Team in the 2019 Women’s World Cup ignited a debate over equal pay and how exactly the sports world handles differences between men’s and women’s athletics, especially financially.

Moira Duffy, News Editor

September 26, 2019

The United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) is considered the best women’s soccer team in the world, and they have the stats to back them up. Their recent victory in the 2019 World Cup was preceded by four Women’s World Cup titles and four Olympic gold medals. In addition, the notoriety of t...

The Value of Standardized Testing

The ACT/SAT is an integral part of the college application process. However, does standardized testing fairly determine college readiness?

September 26, 2019

In what should come as a surprise to no one, there is not one person on the Drops of Ink staff who holds a positive opinion of standardized testing. At best, people were ambivalent. Test scores are an integral part of the application process for colleges, and this, working in tandem with the one-dimensi...

Video Games Don’t Cause Violence

Many video games have recently come under fire including creative video games like Minecraft and more violent video games like Call of Duty.

Christian Roberts, Staff Member

September 24, 2019

Growing up, video games were an integral part of my childhood. I still remember playing video games, some of them violent, like “Battlefield 2” and “Medal of Honor: Rising Sun” on PS2 at the age of 7. To this day, I, and many other kids like me, play video games on a daily basis, and have never...

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