Drops of Ink

Businesses turn over throughout Libertyville

Businesses turn over throughout Libertyville

Ella Marsden, Staff Member

May 19, 2019

Throughout Libertyville, several new businesses are opening while older ones have recently closed. Pam Hume, the executive director of MainStreet Libertyville, a nonprofit organization dedicated toward promoting downtown Libertyville, explained that while it’s sad to see Libertyville busin...

It’s Easy as XYZ: a walkthrough of the four generational archetypes

It’s Easy as XYZ: a walkthrough of the four generational archetypes

Jacob Kemp, Features Editor

May 16, 2019

According to Generations, a book written by two of the world’s leading generational theorists, Neil Howe and William Strauss, there are four generational archetypes that repeat cyclically throughout history: Prophets, Nomads, Heroes and Artists. Howe and Strauss’s research and findings are the basis f...

Stick It: The success of boys gymnastics

Stick It: The success of boys gymnastics

Charlotte Pulte and Savanna Winiecki

May 16, 2019

Before entering the gymnastics gym, echoes of cheering fans, teammates and coaches are heard roaming down the hall. Chalk coats the entirety of the mats, as well as the gymnasts’ hands, arms and pants, making the air thicker. The springboards and cheers compete for which is louder while jittery gymna...

Retiring teachers of LHS: their pasts and their futures

Retiring teachers of LHS: their pasts and their futures

George Hayek, staff member

May 16, 2019

At the end of this school year, three teachers will be retiring from the full-time staff at LHS: Mrs. Cheryl Monken and Mr. Ron Russ from the physical welfare department and Ms. Amy Holtsford from the social studies department. These teachers, who have spent a large part of their lives working at this s...

Officer Racic promoted to Sergeant; Officer Kincaid named next LHS SRO

Officer Racic promoted to Sergeant; Officer Kincaid named next LHS SRO

Maggie Burnett, Editor-in-Chief

May 13, 2019

School Resource Officer (SRO) Dusan Racic was promoted to Sergeant within the Libertyville Police Department in February, meaning he will be leaving his position at Libertyville High School. Officer Wayne Kincaid was named his replacement earlier this month. This promotion comes for Sgt. Racic after pa...

My Silent Opinion

My Silent Opinion

Sayre DeBruler, Staff Member

May 6, 2019

Last month, on April 12, it was the National Day of Silence, an event that around 90 students at Libertyville High School participated in, including myself. I’ve taken part in the Day of Silence every year since entering high school, making this my third year. The past two years, the Day of Silence w...

Mr. Kim leaves LHS; Social Studies Department starts hiring process

Mr. Kim leaves LHS; Social Studies Department starts hiring process

Andrew Benoit, Staff Member

May 4, 2019

One of LHS’s newest teachers, Mr. Jonathan Kim, is leaving after two years at the school, which leaves his teaching spot open for a new hire. Mr. Kim is planning on moving to California and hopes to find a job there, saying that “companies like Disney, Hulu or Netflix are very intriguing to ...

A Look Behind the Lens

A Look Behind the Lens

Carly Wagner, Staff Member

April 22, 2019

“Camera two, zoom in,” the director requests from behind his table in the cafeteria, sheltered from the rush of the basketball game. He communicates with his team from behind a computer screen and through headphones, in order to capture footage of the game. The student operating the camera z...

Are sports too big of a deal? It’s complicated

Are sports too big of a deal? It’s complicated

Staff Editorial

April 22, 2019

Out of the 19 most-viewed television broadcasts in U.S. history, the top 18 have been Super Bowls, according to Nielsen Holdings, an information and data company. Athletes are some of the highest-paid individuals in the world; according to Forbes, boxer Floyd Mayweather once made $275 million for one nigh...

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