Drops of Ink

Identity Defined

Identity Defined

April 17, 2018

Finding one’s “true identity” is a common struggle most people face, but especially during high school, when students are expected to make life decisions based off their identity. It can be challenging, however, for some teenagers to know their true self after less than two decades of life. This ...

The Right to Remain Fluid

The Right to Remain Fluid

Anna Legutki, Staff Member

April 16, 2018

In the “Accelerating Acceptance” study done by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) in 2017, 20 percent of people ages 18-35 identified as LGBTQ+. This means that you likely know at least one person who identifies as something other than straight, which encompasses a wide varie...

The Heart of Journalism is Still Pumping

The Heart of Journalism is Still Pumping

Maggie Evers, Staff Member

April 8, 2018

As a junior in high school, I often receive the question of what my plans are for my future and college. When I discuss my aspirations of being a journalism major, my inquirers’ hopeful wishes for success turn into an attempt to hide their nervous reactions. They bite their tongues, as they say in...

The prom dress claim to fame

The prom dress claim to fame

Demi Glusic, Staff Member

March 25, 2018

On the first day of prom, my closet said to me: let’s search and buy a dress -- go see! On the second day of prom, the store said, the joke is on you, somebody already has that dress -- boo hoo. On the third day of prom, I found another dress, but it was already claimed; ok, that’s enough, my frustra...

How social media influences our connections

How social media influences our connections

March 13, 2018

Nowadays, social media is a major part of society, affecting everyone’s lives, regardless of whether you have social media or not. For those who do, it takes up an increasing portion of their time. According to an article on The Huffington Post, young adults use their phones for around five hours, on ...

A day in the life of a cellphone addict

A day in the life of a cellphone addict

Kelly Shinnick, Staff Member

March 13, 2018

Ah, yes, nothing beats waking up to your dad throwing open your bedroom door and yelling that you’ll be late to school if you don’t get up NOW. Getting up requires being cold, so instead, I shimmy to the side of the bed and peer over at where my phone is resting face down on the floor charging...

Does your reputation really matter?

Does your reputation really matter?

February 15, 2018

    How others’ opinions affect you and if they do, or should matter, is very dependent on the person and the situation. We live in a very interconnected society; for example, having connections to others can help you get a job and having a positive reputation makes it easier to make new friends. ...

Refuting our reputation

Refuting our reputation

Rachel Benner, Features Editor

February 15, 2018

After every Drops of Ink magazine comes out, we throw a small party during our class period. It’s complete with food, reading and raving about the newest issue and excessive compliments given to each other for the hard work put into each aspect of the issue. There is a great amount of pride that we ha...

Warning: Radioactive Relationships

Warning: Radioactive Relationships

Maggie Hutchins, Staff Member

February 13, 2018

You know that awful feeling when you utter an overly friendly “hey!” to a friend in the hall and they look you up and down and keep walking. Not even an awkward, closed-mouth, soft smile was given in reply. You think to yourself, There is no way to recover, you might as well melt into the floor. ...

Are Athletes’ Wages Fair?

Are Athletes’ Wages Fair?

Ella Marsden, Staff Writer

December 21, 2017

On average, athletes are paid significantly more than the average 9-5 worker. Given that athletes provide little to society, besides entertainment, that is an unbelievably large gap. While professional sports are fun to watch, they aren’t necessary to the function and development of a society. ...

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