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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...

To Dine For

To Dine For

October 24, 2019

  It’s lunchtime—you walk into the lunchroom, and you’re instantly greeted by the enthusiastic servers behind the cash register, on the other side of the deli line and in the kitchen. These are the workers who make sure students and staff have to lunch available day in and day out. But have yo...

IT’s Complicated: A Look Into LHS’s IT Department

IT’s Complicated: A Look Into LHS’s IT Department

Ella Marsden, Editor-in-Chief

October 24, 2019

Six individuals, all with vastly different backgrounds, somehow all ended up in the same place, amidst seemingly endless stacks of Chromebooks and a myriad of other tech devices: the Libertyville High School Information Technology Department.  These IT staff members are always ready to tackle the next issue...

Fantasy in Reality: Inside the Daily Workings of Fantasy Football

Fantasy in Reality: Inside the Daily Workings of Fantasy Football

Rayna Wuh, Staff Member

October 24, 2019

Crowding around the television screen, football fans sit alert at the edges of their seats. Pizza boxes are strewn haphazardly around the room. All other work at the moment is secondary. The task at hand—watching the game—is all that matters. Cheering with excitement one second and groaning with fr...

Putting to Rest the Rumors on The Liberty Theater Closing

Putting to Rest the Rumors on The Liberty Theater Closing

Sayre DeBruler, Staff Member

September 15, 2019

The Liberty Theater is not closing, despite rumors that seem to get spread around each year. However, because of these rumors, the staff has begun to try even harder to bring in more people to watch the movies being shown. At first, Hailey Basina, a senior and Liberty Theater employee, like many others...

“Blinded by the Light” shines bright with brilliance

“Blinded by the Light” shines bright with brilliance

Andrew Benoit, Opinion Editor

September 12, 2019

There are certain movies that reaffirm the qualities that make us human. Movies that are so real, so raw in their emotional energy that, for two beautiful hours, they validate the experience of life. Movies that shorten our breath and make our hearts beat faster. Not only movies, but music, too. Songs t...

Seniors paint their carpool parking spaces

Seniors paint their carpool parking spaces

Cali Lichter, Staff Member

September 9, 2019

The carpool program at LHS has been brought back for a second year. Introduced last year in part as a way to ensure parking spaces for students in the limited parking lot, seniors who carpool with one another get a designated parking spot on campus, which they are invited to paint. This year, there a...

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