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May 2023 – The Future Issue

May 2023 – The Future Issue

May 19, 2023

Our last magazine of the year can now be viewed online here! Copies of this magazine will be available to students on May 19. Extra copies can be found at the newsstands by the Main Entrance, Studio Theater...

How LHS is addressing the use of Artificial Intelligence

How LHS is addressing the use of Artificial Intelligence

Alex Clark, Managing Editor May 19, 2023

“The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in classrooms has become a growing concern as students can use it to complete assignments for them. While official rules on AI have yet to be created at LHS,...



Be quiet! No, quieter. No, dead silent. Can you hear that? That’s the sound of goblins working in the mines beneath our very shoes. If you ignore the hectic noise of life at LHS, you can hear the...

Hannah Fleming begins to “set” up a fresh
start for 2024 for when her current senior
teammates graduate. Among these seniors
is Keira Kasten, a Division I commit at Elon

Passing the torch: juniors step up to carry on legacies

Jack Birmingham, Sports Editor May 19, 2023

The atmosphere in the gym is absolutely electric as the Libertyville Wildcats and the Barrington Broncos battle for glory and an advancement to the next round of the IHSA basketball playoffs. With just...

Drowning in Debt: The Rising Cost of Tuition

Haiden Lui, Staff Member May 19, 2023

Senior Jeanette Jenkinson was faced with a choice: attend the University of Illinois or Virginia Tech Institute. She weighed the advantages and disadvantages of each school carefully, taking many factors...

A brass trio, composed of seniors Nicholas Ingino (left), Mason Neilson and Jack Shaw, showcase their musical skill set by playing two different pieces.

Stageplayers showcases students through annual variety show

Marcie Wright and Haiden Lui May 18, 2023

On Wednesday, May 4, 2023, Stageplayers hosted their second annual variety show in the studio theatre. A number of student performers displayed a variety of talents during the show, including singing,...

Senior Eric Sparks (4) scores the second goal for the Wildcats during the second quarter. Sparks, a captain for the team, also scored another goal during the third quarter.

Boys water polo goes down fighting against Deerfield Warriors

Alex Clark, Managing Editor May 4, 2023

On Tuesday, May 2, 2023, the LHS boys water polo team played their last home game against the Deerfield Warriors. The game was full of tension and excitement, and while the Wildcats pushed hard until...

They Can’t – They Won’t – Silence Us

They Can’t – They Won’t – Silence Us

Ash Magalhaes, Staff Member May 4, 2023

We are 115 days into 2023 and over twice as many anti LGBTQ laws as last year have been proposed. CNN stated that “at least 417 anti-LGBTQ bills have been introduced in state legislatures across the...

Sophomore Jacob Tayfel (17) rushes down the field past two Patriots in a scramble for the ball. Both Jacob and his brother Logan (38), a freshman, are players for the varsity team.

Fight to the finish: Boys lacrosse gives it their all against Stevenson Patriots

Jack Birmingham and Nicholas Taub May 4, 2023

On Wednesday, May 3, 2023, the varsity boys lacrosse team faced off against their Lincolnshire rivals, the Stevenson Patriots, in one of the most thrilling games of the year. While the senior night game...

Students process out of the building at 9:30 a.m., gathering in the North Butler parking lot. According to Paige Regan, the goal was to “make a statement against gun violence but also to stand in solidarity with the victims of the school shooting in Nashville.” Local police and Principal Dr. Koulentes supervised the peaceful display protesting gun violence in schools.

Students engage in a peaceful walkout in solidarity of the school shooting in Nashville

Jeffrey McLaren, Staff Member April 11, 2023

On Tuesday, April 11, 2023, a group of about 500 students marched out of school and gathered in the staff parking lot at 9:30 a.m. to protest the recent school shooting in Nashville, Tennessee that...

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