Drops of Ink

Putting to Rest the Rumors on The Liberty Theater Closing

Putting to Rest the Rumors on The Liberty Theater Closing

Sayre DeBruler, Staff Member

September 15, 2019

The Liberty Theater is not closing, despite rumors that seem to get spread around each year. However, because of these rumors, the staff has begun to try even harder to bring in more people to watch the movies being shown. At first, Hailey Basina, a senior and Liberty Theater employee, like many others...

“Blinded by the Light” shines bright with brilliance

“Blinded by the Light” shines bright with brilliance

Andrew Benoit, Opinion Editor

September 12, 2019

There are certain movies that reaffirm the qualities that make us human. Movies that are so real, so raw in their emotional energy that, for two beautiful hours, they validate the experience of life. Movies that shorten our breath and make our hearts beat faster. Not only movies, but music, too. Songs t...

Seniors paint their carpool parking spaces

Seniors paint their carpool parking spaces

Cali Lichter, Staff Member

September 9, 2019

The carpool program at LHS has been brought back for a second year. Introduced last year in part as a way to ensure parking spaces for students in the limited parking lot, seniors who carpool with one another get a designated parking spot on campus, which they are invited to paint. This year, there a...

Boys soccer wins 3-1 against Grayslake Central

Boys soccer wins 3-1 against Grayslake Central

Sarah Bennett, Staff Member

September 9, 2019

On Thursday, Sept. 5, the boys soccer team matched up against Grayslake Central at home for their fourth game of the season;  Libertyville came out on top with a 3-1 win, making the Wildcats 4-0 to start the season.   With that win, the Wildcats advanced to the championship game on Saturday, Sept....

Girls swimming and diving competes in new pool, loses to Fremd

Girls swimming and diving competes in new pool, loses to Fremd

Charlotte Pulte, Features Editor

August 31, 2019

The LHS girls swim team got to test out their new pool for the first meet of the season on Wednesday, Aug. 28, against Fremd High School; the Wildcats lost 114 to 72. However, the new, spacious pool was beneficial to LHS, as the team can now have both swim and diving going on at one time. The new viewing...

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...

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