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COVID-19 Coverage

COVID-19 Coverage

March 13, 2020

From the introduction of e-learning days to the suspension of spring sports and extracurricular activities, LHS students and staff have been affected in a number of ways by the recent COVID-19 outbreak. Keep up to date with national and local news regarding the virus here.

Off-White: What it’s like being a mixed-race student at LHS

Off-White: What it’s like being a mixed-race student at LHS

Lilly Williams

February 13, 2020

It doesn't take long for anyone to realize that a majority of the student body at LHS is, well, not a minority. While I am extremely lucky to be able to attend LHS and to be a part of this tight-knit community, the predominantly white population creates a fish-out-of-water situation for most people of co...

Gaming Revolution: The Rise of eSports

Gaming Revolution: The Rise of eSports

Sara Bogan, Staff Member

February 13, 2020

Brightly colored lights illuminated the massive arena, as kids, teenagers and adults alike watched the games commence. Echoing with hollering sounds, the venue was filled with fans cheering for their favorite team. An astonishing 100 million people from across the globe streamed the live competition onli...

Adopting a New Perspective

Adopting a New Perspective

Charlotte Pulte and Anika Raina

February 13, 2020

Over the years, popular culture has portrayed adoption or foster care in a variety of ways. There’s Annie, a little girl in the Great Depression who is swept away to an orphanage and eventually adopted by a millionaire. More recently, there was the book and movie “The Blind Side,” where Sandra Bul...

Aw Rats, Another New Year?

Aw Rats, Another New Year?

Rayna Wuh, Staff Member

February 13, 2020

3...2...1...Happy New Year! As the clock struck midnight, people across the country celebrated the start of the new decade. Gathered at large parties alongside friends and family, some people made resolutions looking towards a fresh start. However, for the many Asian Americans who celebrate the Lunar New Yea...

LHS featured in 2020 Super Bowl commercial

Sarah Bennett, Staff Member

February 10, 2020

On Jan. 16, there was a buzz around Libertyville High School. Many students walking into school were talking about what was going on outside -- there were vans, trucks, fancy cars and camera equipment everywhere. About 15 minutes into the school day, it seemed many had figured it out: There was a Su...

Going Global

Going Global

Sayre DeBruler, Staff Member

November 14, 2019

You’ve just arrived in a new country. This is a completely new experience for you, and you can’t wait to start exploring. The only problem: you don’t speak the native language; this makes you nervous. How will you communicate with the locals? What will the locals think of you? How will you mana...

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...

Shaking up the stage

Shaking up the stage

Charlotte Pulte, Features Editor

October 24, 2019

The spotlight turns on, shining on a single actor on the stage. The student in charge of the lights holds the massive spotlight steady. Music plays, cued up by the crew in the sound booth, trained when to play it at exactly the right time. The actor says their lines and sings the opening number, follo...

Vampirina: Not so Different Underneath

Vampirina: Not so Different Underneath

Claire Salemi, Editor-in-Chief

October 24, 2019

Among famous actors like Marlon Brando and Phillipa Soo, LHS is now able to add another to their list: freshman Isabella Crovetti. Crovetti has starred in many television shows and movies, including the popular Disney Junior children’s show “Vampirina.” The actress, often called Bella by friends a...

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