Drops of Ink

Athletes give back to the community

Athletes give back to the community

Matt Smith, Online Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Hearts pounding, food packing, sweat dripping, money raising, crowd cheering. At Libertyville High School, most sports teams take their talents from the field or court into raising money, awareness and much more to help the less fortunate. According to the LHS athletics policy, participating in ...

Saftey in the Digital Age

Saftey in the Digital Age

Andrew Benoit, Staff Member

November 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

At this point in our lives, we’ve probably heard about the “Libertyville Bubble” more times than we care to count. However, no matter how much you’re told that you live in a bubble, it doesn’t become real until you have a personal connection with someone who lives outside of it. Far outside....

GiGi’s Playhouse opening in Deerfield

GiGi’s Playhouse opening in Deerfield

Carly Wagner, Staff Member

November 8, 2018


Filed under Libertyville/Local, News, Showcase

  A new GiGi’s Playhouse is opening in Deerfield on Nov. 18 and will provide services for children with Down Syndrome and their families at a more convenient location for Libertyville residents.   GiGi’s Playhouse aids in the development of people with Down Syndrome from childhood through...

Keeping Libertyville Safe:

Keeping Libertyville Safe:

Maggie Burnetti, Editor-in-Chief

November 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

   According to the 2016 U.S. Census Bureau Population Estimates Program, Libertyville has a population of 20,405 people. That number encompasses all residents, and among them are people who devote their life’s work to the security of others, like those at the Libertyville Police and Fire Depart...

How To: Festival Safety

How To: Festival Safety

Aliya Haddon, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Although “Festival Season” is behind us, our November magazine issue’s theme is safety. Being informed now will prepare you for the days filled with music, dancing and food next year and so on. The information in this article comes from my own experience and outside sources to provide you with the...

Same opponent, same stakes, same result

Same opponent, same stakes, same result

Maggie Burnetti, Editor-in-Chief

November 4, 2018


Filed under Fall, Featured Sports Story Carousel, Showcase, Sports

Nov. 3, 2017, and 2018 were spent strikingly similar for the Libertyville and Naperville North High School communities. For the second year in a row, the Wildcats and Huskies faced off for the 3A State Championship boys soccer game, with Libertyville again finishing as the runner-up.   ...

Boys soccer survives to face rematch for state title

Boys soccer survives to face rematch for state title

Maggie Evers, Sports Editor

November 3, 2018


Filed under Fall, Showcase, Sports

The boys soccer 3A state title matchup of Libertyville and Naperville North is nothing new to the headlines. After prevailing in the semifinal game against Collinsville (19-5-2), the Wildcats (22-0) will face the Huskies (22-0) for the second year in a row for the championship on Saturday, Nov. 3. Af...

Fall musical ‘Pippin’ delights audiences

Fall musical ‘Pippin’ delights audiences

Charlotte Pulte, Staff Member

October 27, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

The Libertyville High School Theatre Department never fails to put on a fantastic show. This year’s fall musical, “Pippin,” was no exception. The Broadway musical was presented in the LHS auditorium for three nights: from Oct. 25-27. "Pippin" is a book written by Robert O. Hirson and a musi...

LHS celebrated Red Ribbon Week

LHS celebrated Red Ribbon Week

Savanna Winiecki, Editor-in-Chief

October 27, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

  Red Ribbon Week, a drug and alcohol prevention awareness campaign, was celebrated at LHS throughout the week of Oct. 21-26. This week was started by the Reagan administration to honor Drug Enforcement Agent Enrique Camarena, who was abducted, tortured and killed in the line of duty in 198...

FDA to crack down on teen nicotine addiction with new agenda

FDA to crack down on teen nicotine addiction with new agenda

George Hayek, staff writer

October 25, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On Sept. 12, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb, via the agency’s website, gave an official statement addressing the FDA’s concern about the widespread epidemic of teen nicotine usage and the FDA’s new plan to curb the problem. Gottlieb claimed that the epidemic of e-ciga...

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