Drops of Ink

Redesigning the Currency

Ian Cox, Layout and Design Editor

November 14, 2019

Many Americans no longer care about physical money like bills or coins. As time goes on, more and more people turn to digital currency, through cards and services like Apple Pay or Venmo.  While some may believe that as the world becomes more digitized, the importance of physical money dimini...

CTU betrays Chicago teachers

Members of the Chicago Teachers Union march during their recent strike.

Andrew Benoit, Opinion Editor

November 9, 2019

There is an important thread throughout history, especially in American history, of class struggle and the power of labor. Although this thread is rarely explored in classrooms across the country, it is filled with amazing tales of solidarity and grassroots progressive movement. From the ill-fated ra...

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...

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