Drops of Ink

Wildcats claim first victory of the new season under new head coach

Wildcats claim first victory of the new season under new head coach

Maggie Evers, Sports Editor

March 15, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spring

Ranked 14th in the Daily Herald’s preseason girls soccer Top 20 poll, the Cats started their season off on the right foot as they prevailed over the Hersey Huskies 1-0 on Thursday, March 14. With wind gusts over 20 mph, the game got off to a slow start as the scoreboard remained blank until late into t...

Girls water polo defeats Deerfield in their second game of the season

Girls water polo defeats Deerfield in their second game of the season

Grant Herbek, Staff Member

March 9, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Starting the season off hot, the LHS girls water polo team gained their second win of the season over the Deerfield Warriors on Tuesday, March 5, with a 12-2 victory. The Cats were seemingly unstoppable during the first half, not letting in a single goal defensively while putting several in against Dee...

Make Me Believe That You Care

Make Me Believe That You Care

Jacob Kemp, Features Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

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...

State parks and forest preserves: the past, present and future of conservation

State parks and forest preserves: the past, present and future of conservation

March 7, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase, Uncategorized

On March 1, 1872, Congress passed an act that established Yellowstone National Park as a “public park ... for the benefit and enjoyment of the people.” Since then, the national park system has grown to include thousands of locations in an effort to “conserve the scenery and the natural and hist...

Food Waste: Chew on This

Food Waste: Chew on This

Kirsten Townander, Staff Member

March 7, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

When we finish a meal and decide we’re full, we simply walk over to the trash can, scrape off our plate and continue with our day. Simple, right? But when we throw our food “away,” what does that truly entail? Where is it going and what does that mean for our planet and the people living on it? ...

Libertyville’s Environment: Making the Change

Libertyville’s Environment: Making the Change

Maggie Evers and Charlotte Pulte

March 7, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

When walking through the halls of Libertyville High School, orange and black dominate the building, but many Wildcats have begun taking the extra step to make a difference, evoke change and help LHS go green. From recycling to planting native species, these students and staff are doing their part to l...

Behind the Scenes at LHS

Behind the Scenes at LHS

Andrew Benoit, Staff Member

March 7, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Mr. Chris Stancil, the building and grounds supervisor, wakes up at 4 a.m. every morning. He takes care of his son and dogs, then he’s out the door. His son, Jack, was recently involved in a traumatic motorcycle accident where he suffered severe injuries to his brain and leg. “He was on life ...

‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’: A beautifully flawed film

‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’: A beautifully flawed film

Andrew Benoit, Staff Member

February 25, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

During the 15 years between “Toy Story” and “Toy Story 3,” Pixar Animation Studios went from a computer firm to a paragon of breathtaking animation and touching storytelling. In the nine years in between “How To Train Your Dragon” and the new finale to the trilogy, “How To Train Your D...

LHS Hosts a Turnabout Blacklight Pep Rally

LHS Hosts a Turnabout Blacklight Pep Rally

Liv Bertaud, Staff Member

February 19, 2019


Filed under Event Coverage, Showcase

On Friday, Feb. 15, a blacklight assembly was held in honor of Turnabout. Students and staff were encouraged to wear neon or white colors to reflect when under blacklights, which were temporarily installed in the gym for this occasion. Toward the beginning of the assembly, the Turnabout Court was intr...

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