Drops of Ink

This photo highlights the contrast between the two temperature modes at LHS. Remember, when it is too warm, you must keep cool; and, when it is too cool, keep a warm heart.

Temperature Tension: The quest to find the perfect classroom environment

Ella D'Amore and Marisa Tarica October 20, 2021

From frigid tundras to scorching deserts, classrooms within Libertyville High School (LHS) have a wide variety of differing temperatures. Some rooms among us are known to give the cold shoulder, while...

The October 2021 Issue - Value

The October 2021 Issue – Value

October 14, 2021

Our first magazine of the year, with the theme of “Value,” can now be viewed online here! Copies of this magazine will be available to students on October 14. Extra copies can be found at the newsstands...

Cash is King

Cash is King

Alex Clark, Staff Member October 14, 2021

In the age of COVID-19, credit cards have become much preferred over cash simply because they are easier to handle and avoid contact with passing money. Credit cards may seem more convenient than cash...

Seniors show their pride with Willy the Wildcat and swing the school’s flag. The first home football game theme was ‘orange out’, and every person was covered in orange to show their Wildcat spirit.

Revived and Raging: The Student Section

Sarah Wuh , Opinions Editor October 14, 2021

The pounding of hundreds of feet shakes the bleachers. A single voice chanting crescendos into a roar of yelling. It’s hot, it’s sticky. Arms flail. Throats scream. A chant started by the opposing...

Its hard to learn that social media is negative because of all the happy things that are posted. But, there comes a time where you need to tune it out in order to take care of your mental health. This is hard to realize until you find yourself in a negative situations.

The Struggle of Valuing Yourself

Ellie George, Editor in Chief October 14, 2021

I was raised in a home where I felt valued. Before I got social media in 7th grade, I judged my worth based on how fast I could run, or how high I could jump. I didn’t look at myself in the mirror for...

English teacher Ryan Ebling grades student assignments while utilizing new grading practices. He is using a rubric that grades students on a scale from one to five.

Reassessing Assessments: New Grading Reforms

Jasmine Lafita, Online Editor October 14, 2021

The last year and a half has been full of change, from how we interact with our friends and family, to how we work and go to school. The system that teachers use to evaluate students has not been immune...

Working 5-9: Students who work during the school year

Eva Fahrenkrog, Staff Member October 14, 2021

At some point during the school year, 30 percent of high school students are employed. Reasons for working vary, including students who work for spending money, and others who are saving for college. Regardless,...

Turmoil In Afghanistan: Causes, Effects, and the Future

Turmoil In Afghanistan: Causes, Effects, and the Future

Jack Birmingham and Mia Khan September 30, 2021

Afghanistan’s recent history, spanning over a century, has had many notable historical moments that led to the events we experience today. The United States maintained a military presence in Afghanistan...

The Sophomore Student Council painted on Pizzeria Devilles windows.

Students Come Together for Homecoming Window Painting in Downtown Libertyville

Sarah Wuh, Opinions Editor September 27, 2021

On Sunday the 27th of September, students of various clubs, activities, and sports gathered for the annual decoration of downtown Libertyville's windows to commemorate Homecoming. Each group received designated...

Connor Dickson (1) leaps to complete a pass to Brett Scheuneman (11) as rain falls in the late 4th quarter.

Football comes up short in defensive slugfest against Mundeleien

Andrew Brooks, Sports Editor September 27, 2021

On a rainy Friday night in Mundelein, Libertyville’s varsity football team lost to the rival Mustangs, 14-6. The game wasn’t decided until the final possession, and it was an emotional battle to reach...

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