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Players on both sides prepare for the next snap, during a heated showdown between the Lake Zurich Bears and the Libertyville Wildcats.

Touchdowns and Turnarounds: Wildcats Lose Homecoming Game to Bears 21-8

Jack Birmingham, Jeffrey McLaren, and Rishi Tipparti October 2, 2022

One of the most important games of the year, the Libertyville/Lake Zurich football match-up of September 30, 2022 cannot be overstated in terms of importance. Both the Bears and the Wildcats were coming...

Work piles up as many students pull off all-nighters, struggling to prepare for their tests and finish assignments. Making up for time lost due to the cancelation of the Flex period has been stressful for them.

Flex Periods Canceled

Rishi Tipparti, Staff Member September 23, 2022

The Covid-19 pandemic over the past few years has taught us many things, such as bravery, compassion, and versatility. LHS has displayed versatility beautifully; it has changed and adapted over time, bringing...

Freshman hike home after a long day with heavy backpacks. According to experts, excess weight such as carrying a backpack for several hours a day can lead to mild health conditions later in life.

Backpack Betrayal

Jeffrey McLaren, Staff Member September 23, 2022

Summer is ending and the school year is starting! It’s time for shoes that will be worn out within a month, excessively expensive clothes, and piles upon piles of homework. Out of all this spending,...

The stands are packed with loyal Libertyville fans, all in their best USA gear for the Friday night football game. For the second straight home game, the student section has been packed to capacity, and the trend shows no signs of letting up.

Libertyville vs. Warren: a Tough Loss Eased By a Stellar Student Section

Jack Birmingham, Sports Editor September 11, 2022

On Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, the Libertyville Wildcats took on the Warren Township Blue Devils, the #4-ranked team in the state, in an extraordinary showdown on the stadium field. Despite a hard-fought battle,...

Seniors Jacob Dinklenburg (44) and Antonio Oliverii (80) congratulate Kristian Gavric (7) on his third touchdown of the night in the endzone. The team morale was high as Gavric said, “Everyone was a lot more confident, after taking the loss last week to a good team nobody was really satisfied. So going into this game, after beating them last year, we had a lot more confidence to come onto our home field and win”.

Sprinting to the Endzone for Senior Night

Frida Montano and Kaitlyn Mitchell September 8, 2022

  The Wildcats dominated on the home field with a 42-17 win against Evanston Wildcats on Friday, Sept. 2nd. The Wildcats started off the night by walking down the field for senior night and...

Senior Leo Scopacasa tees off on the second hole at Pine Meadow Golf Course.

Wildcats Defeat Warren in Their Tenth Match of the Season

Sophia Jackman, Staff Member September 1, 2022

On Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022, the Libertyville varsity boys golf team competed against Warren Township at Pine Meadow Golf Course in Mundelein. It was a warm afternoon with just a little breeze - perfect...

As spectators look on, the team huddles together in celebration following a point scored against the Carmel Corsairs.

The Battle of Route 176: Wildcats Emerge Victorious In Carmel Game

Jack Birmingham, Sports Editor August 31, 2022

The Libertyville/Carmel Catholic rivalry is certainly an intense one: one private and one public, both schools are situated on Route 176, less than two miles apart from each other. On August 30, 2022,...

Farewell, Wildcats: Retiring Teachers at LHS

Farewell, Wildcats: Retiring Teachers at LHS

Natalie Isberg, Copy Editor May 21, 2022

There have been many teachers who’ve taught at LHS. Some have been teaching for decades, while others have just started. This year, a number of teachers are retiring from their teaching positions at...

May 2022 - The Future Issue

May 2022 – The Future Issue

May 20, 2022

Our last magazine of the year can now be viewed online here! Copies of this magazine will be available to students on April 7th. Extra copies can be found at the newsstands by the Main Entrance, Studio...

COVID-19, the mask mandate, remote learning, and the
new grading system has changed the class of 2022 lives.

The Unique Adaptability of the Class of 2022

DOI Seniors May 20, 2022

Note: This piece is a staff editorial, which is an opinion article meant to reflect the opinions of the 6 seniors on the Drops of Ink staff. Because of this, the author’s name does not appear alongside...

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