Drops of Ink

Where You go to College Doesn’t Matter, What You Study Does

With 5,000 colleges and universities in the United States, decision is difficult

Ben Mayo, Staff Member

May 10, 2019

It’s late early May. Outside, the sun is shining, the ground is thawing, trees are starting to bud, and the chirping birds have returned from their four-month sabbatical to the south. But amidst this beautiful change of season lies a high level of stress among one small demographic: high school senior...

My Silent Opinion

Those who participated in the Day of Silence had different motivations and groups they were silent for, such as the LGBTQ+ community, women, victims of abuse, refugees and more.

Sayre DeBruler, Staff Member

May 6, 2019

Last month, on April 12, it was the National Day of Silence, an event that around 90 students at Libertyville High School participated in, including myself. I’ve taken part in the Day of Silence every year since entering high school, making this my third year. The past two years, the Day of Silence w...

“Avengers: Endgame” and the glory of the MCU (A spoiler free review)

Captain America (Chris Evans in

Andrew Benoit, Staff Member

April 30, 2019

With “Avengers: Endgame,” the Russo Brothers have once again delivered a heart-wrenching emotional roller coaster of a movie that ties together the massive universe in a way that leaves audiences in tears. With half of the universe's population gone, the remaining Avengers must come to grips ...

Are sports too big of a deal? It’s complicated

Are sports too big of a deal? It’s complicated

Staff Editorial

April 22, 2019

Out of the 19 most-viewed television broadcasts in U.S. history, the top 18 have been Super Bowls, according to Nielsen Holdings, an information and data company. Athletes are some of the highest-paid individuals in the world; according to Forbes, boxer Floyd Mayweather once made $275 million for one nigh...

Cockiness V. Confidence

The Yerkes-Dodson Law is the relationship between both arousal and performance. This shows that an athlete’s performance increases with mental arousal up to a certain limit.

Matt Smith, Online Editor

April 18, 2019

Ever since I was a kid, I was told by my parents to believe in myself. My cross country coach has always told me that, in order to achieve something, it all starts with having “the mentality.” But does mentality mean knowing you can or letting people know you can? As a kid during the summers, I always attend...

Play like a Girl

LHS athletes wouldn't be the same without its female athletes. These female spring sport athletes are a few of many strong, passionate, motivated and ambitious athletes here at LHS in Maggie Evers' eyes.

Maggie Evers, Sports Editor

April 18, 2019

For the past 14 years, almost every one of my Saturdays has been spent in either a uniform or in the stands. I started playing sports when I was younger as a way to keep up with my older brother, but athletics soon became my passion, sparking my constant motivation to get better. After recently ...

‘Missing Link’: Not missing a thing

Sir Lionel Frost (Hugh Jackman), Mr. Link (Zach Galifianakis), and Adelina Fortnight (Zoe Saldana) in Missing Link. Laika Studios/Annapurna Pictures

Andrew Benoit, Staff Member

April 15, 2019

Studio Laika made its dramatic and groundbreaking entrance into the world of animation in 2009 with “Caroline,” and even though it has only released four movies since, it has quickly become a powerhouse in the world of animation. With the release of “Missing Link,” Laika has added an astonishingl...

“Shazam!”: A new step for DC movies

Steve Wilkie/DC/Warner Bros.

Andrew Benoit, Staff Member

March 25, 2019

For years, loyal DC fans, like myself, have had to see our beloved heroes dragged through the mud that is Zack Snyder films. We’ve seen Batman portrayed as a gun-toting, ultra-violent maniac, despite the fact that Batman isn’t supposed to use guns. We’ve had to sit in theaters and see our beloved...

Make Me Believe That You Care

Recycling is an easy way to do your part in helping to preserve the environment, yet it still doesn't make a significant change in the issues our planet continues to face. Aiding the future of the global environment should be at the forefront of our minds, as we instead shift our focus on reducing our waste and limiting use of natural resources.

Jacob Kemp, Features Editor

March 7, 2019

The rewarding clatter of the plastic water bottle into the green recycling bin seems to be the best feeling. Look at you. You consciously made the choice to help the environment. And it feels good. You could have tossed it in the trash or littered it on the side of the road, but no. You care about the environment. Ku...

Staff Ed: Can you still be a good person in the 21st century?

Allison McLean

March 7, 2019

Warning: “The Good Place” spoilers ahead NBC’s “The Good Place” is an American comedy-fantasy series about a group of recently deceased people navigating a highly selective Heaven-like utopia. Its plot is centered on the fact that there is a type of heaven as well as a version of hell, resp...

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