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Essential Workers: The Backbone of the Pandemic

Photo courtesy of Grace Kraft Senior Grace Kraft works at Ace Hardware and has experienced reduced hours and increased business since the stay-at-home order was placed.

Charlotte Pulte, Features Editor

May 20, 2020

As the coronavirus temporarily reshapes the workforce, many employees are having to quickly adjust to new practices, many of which make work more challenging for them.  These employees who continue to work have become defined by a new term: essential workers. Essential workers span many different ind...

How Students Are Filling Their Free Time

Ella Marsden, Editor-in-Chief

May 20, 2020

On Friday, March 13, District 128 announced that in-person classes would be canceled for the immediate future. This was eventually extended, as Governor J.B. Pritzker ordered that all Illinois schools remain shut for the rest of the academic year. On Saturday, March 21, Illinois, along with much of th...

The Class of 2020: Our Abrupt Ending

Here’s me (second to the right!) with some friends at the senior Powder Puff game, an annual tradition in the early fall.

Charlotte Pulte, Features Editor

May 20, 2020

Senior year of high school: a short period of time in one’s teenage life that seems to always be revered and praised. You’ve made it. You survived junior year and are pushing through the exciting and stressful college application process. It’s the home stretch. A new chapter is right around the...

Senior traditions thrown into disarray

Senior traditions thrown into disarray

Pavan Acharya, Staff Member

May 20, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and extension of in-person school cancellation through the end of the academic year, end-of-the-year senior traditions have been shaken up. The state of many of these traditions was shrouded in uncertainty with the constantly changing status of the pandemic. However, throu...

Senior Decisions List 2020

Photos courtesy of Sarah Bennett, Audrey Chung, Amanda Gourley, Kathleen Lee, Allen Liu, Ella Marsden, Maguire Marth, Kiley Nolan, Charlotte Pulte, Claire Salemi, Will Salton, Katherine Thomey, Maggie Vickers, and Taylor Widman

Claire Salemi, Editor-in-Chief

May 20, 2020

Alabama Auburn University Aiden Bare Bradley Larsen Jack Nicholson Griffin Siegel  University of Alabama Madelyn Austin Brooke Hutchins Emily Waddick Arizona Arizona State University  Kate Garcia  Josh Krueger University of Arizona Ethan Burkhart Cole Houser ...

The At-Home Issue

The At-Home Issue

April 3, 2020

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, our April magazine is our first-ever, digital-only magazine! To read it, please click here.

COVID-19 Coverage

From the introduction of e-learning days to the suspension of spring sports and extracurricular activities, LHS students and staff have been affected in a number of ways by the recent COVID-19 outbreak. Keep up to date with national and local news regarding the virus here.

March 13, 2020

From the introduction of e-learning days to the suspension of spring sports and extracurricular activities, LHS students and staff have been affected in a number of ways by the recent COVID-19 outbreak. Keep up to date with national and local news regarding the virus here.

Off-White: What it’s like being a mixed-race student at LHS

Off-White: What it’s like being a mixed-race student at LHS

Lilly Williams

February 13, 2020

It doesn't take long for anyone to realize that a majority of the student body at LHS is, well, not a minority. While I am extremely lucky to be able to attend LHS and to be a part of this tight-knit community, the predominantly white population creates a fish-out-of-water situation for most people of co...

Gaming Revolution: The Rise of eSports

Vernon Hills High School’s eSports team plays competitive games like “Rocket League” and “League of Legends.” Photo courtesy of Brandon Watters.

Sara Bogan, Staff Member

February 13, 2020

Brightly colored lights illuminated the massive arena, as kids, teenagers and adults alike watched the games commence. Echoing with hollering sounds, the venue was filled with fans cheering for their favorite team. An astonishing 100 million people from across the globe streamed the live competition onli...

Adopting a New Perspective

Keyda Feltner is the only adoptee featured that doesn’t have only adopted siblings and additionally has siblings that are biologically related to her parents. She feels closest to her adopted sister, but she would do anything for any of her family members.

Charlotte Pulte and Anika Raina

February 13, 2020

Over the years, popular culture has portrayed adoption or foster care in a variety of ways. There’s Annie, a little girl in the Great Depression who is swept away to an orphanage and eventually adopted by a millionaire. More recently, there was the book and movie “The Blind Side,” where Sandra Bul...

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