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Not just a game

Not just a game

Katie Felsl, Staff Member

February 8, 2019

The squeaking of shoes. The high-pitched whistles of referees. The yelling of the players. A spectator may think it’s another nail-biting boys varsity basketball game -- but they’d be wrong. It’s an intramural basketball game. Even with no student section, the players create their own r...

Let’s See What’s Brewing: A look into coffee’s popularity across America

Let’s See What’s Brewing: A look into coffee’s popularity across America

Claire Salemi and Olivia Gauvin

February 8, 2019

Whether it is the Starbucks on the corner, the drive-thru Dunkin’ that’s just a block away or the local coffee shop down the street, coffee is deeply embedded in America’s food-and-drink culture. In fact, in 2018, Starbucks reported that they have more than 14,000 stores in the United States, not ...

Behind the Counter

Behind the Counter

Maggie Burnetti, Editor-in-Chief

February 8, 2019

With 400 business members as part of Mainstreet Libertyville, Libertyville’s small businesses thrive because of invested owners, customers and community members. Mainstreet Libertyville is an organization which purpose is, as stated on their website, “to enhance our community identity and herita...

New clubs started at Libertyville High School

New clubs started at Libertyville High School

Charlotte Pulte, Staff Member

February 8, 2019

At Libertyville High School, there are around 70 clubs that students can choose to participate in. This year, four new pilot clubs have been created: Cubing Cats, Change My Mind, Powerlifting Club and German Social Club. These clubs, however, are not official yet. All new clubs at LHS start as a ...

Setting Goals for the Right Reasons

Setting Goals for the Right Reasons

Staff Editorial

February 8, 2019

The start of a new year isn’t the only time that people vow to make resolutions. They happen every day, year-round, and take shape in many different forms: lose weight, make the soccer team, save more money. Every person wants to be better at something, but many don’t see it out. We live in a so...

Emma Gleason: Free of Sugar, Full of Talent

Emma Gleason: Free of Sugar, Full of Talent

Ella Marsden, Staff Member

February 8, 2019

Emma Gleason started swimming when she was in fifth grade and has since fallen in love with the sport. She’s made countless sacrifices to compete at the level she does, including cutting sugar out of her diet. This has paid off, as she finished in fifth place for the 100 butterfly event and 12th in...

Teacher Power Couples

Teacher Power Couples

Sayre DeBruler, Staff Member

February 6, 2019

Included among the many faculty and staff members working at LHS are around 15 married couples. So, with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it seemed to interview five of these couples.   Dr. and Mrs. Brown on the musicals The Browns met in 2007 when they worked on that year’s m...

To be successful, the numbers count

To be successful, the numbers count

Amanda Black, Staff member

February 1, 2019

What does the phrase "It's not about the number" even mean? When teachers say this, they’re referencing the fact that students spend more time worrying about their grades than focusing on and remembering what they’re learning. But, of course, it is about the number. How else will I get in...

White feminism is not feminism

White feminism is not feminism

Olivia Gauvin, Features Editor

January 28, 2019

The average wage gap for women in the United States is currently $0.80 for every $1.00 a man makes doing the same job. Out of the 535 members of the 116th Congress of the United States, just 23.7 percent are women. One in three women has experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. In the 2018...

Boys basketball falls to Warren in close conference matchup

Boys basketball falls to Warren in close conference matchup

Grant Herbek, Staff Member

January 28, 2019

The LHS boys basketball team fell in a game against Warren Township on Friday, Jan. 25, ending with a 52-46 loss. Having the lead for most of the first half, the Cats outplayed the Blue Devils during the beginning of the game, but Warren outscored the Wildcats in the third and fourth quarters. ...

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