Drops of Ink

Keeping Life Colorful

Keeping Life Colorful

Emily Malecha

November 18, 2013

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the word art? Do you think of black-and-white pencil sketches, covered in eraser shavings from the errors made along the way? Or do you think art is the doodles on the back of a high school student’s college-ruled notebook? Maybe you consider ...

High Stakes

High Stakes

Connor Polk

November 18, 2013

At every point in my adolescent life, through middle school and into high school, I have been told quite blatantly that drugs are bad.  Whether it be through cramped assemblies during red ribbon week illustrating how drugs will detriment my future, backed by motivation of stickers and twizzlers, or through e...

Catching up with Kevin: The Journey to the NFL

Catching up with Kevin: The Journey to the NFL

Ryan Jackson and Kyle Laska

November 18, 2013

   In life, it’s near-impossible to achieve the goal of maximum success. Obstacles, difficulties and hard-hitting safeties constantly stand in the way. However, Libertyville High School graduate and current Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kevin Walter is catching his dream. The journey wasn’t eas...

Breaking News: Drops of Ink touches down…in Cleveland

Breaking News: Drops of Ink touches down…in Cleveland

Bailey Schmid, Photo Editor

November 17, 2013

Due to severe weather conditions surrounding the Chicago area, Flight 1462 from Boston to Chicago has been significantly delayed. After attending the JEA Journalism Convention in Boston, Massachusetts, the Drops of Ink staff's flight was originally scheduled to land in the Chicago O'Hare airport at...

GMO?…OMG.

GMO?…OMG.

Elise Houcek, Editor-in-Chief

November 12, 2013

   Beyond a slender detachment in the field, where the water’s of a mellow brook run free and unbound, a farmer surveys the consummation of his efforts. Flush expanses of honeyed wheat stir in perfect symmetry, their faultless appearance in geometry and in quantity unequaled by his previous harvests....

Same-sex Marriage Law Passed in Illinois

Same-sex Marriage Law Passed in Illinois

Becky DeAcetis, Staff Writer

November 12, 2013

Same-sex marriage was legalized in Illinois on November 5; Illinois is the 15th state to legalize same-sex marriage. The Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, which legalized same-sex marriage, will be put into action on June 1, 2014. This law changes the definition of marriage from an act between...

The experience of getting a tattoo

The experience of getting a tattoo

Rachael Girmscheid, Social Media Editor

October 30, 2013

My palms were sweaty and I could feel my muscles tensing up. I sat on the stool with my bare back exposed to the artist.  I was anxious, uneasy, and apprehensive.  My nerves took hold of my body and that’s when I first felt the cold, sharp needle hit my skin.  The pain was unbearable for the fir...

Super-Humen

Super-Humen

Shelly Schick, Staff Writer

October 30, 2013

He's in the box, getting reading to run, or as some may see it-- sprint-- the next three miles. His nerves are kicking in -- this is one of the biggest races he will ever run. All he can think about is getting a good head start in front of everyone. When suddenly, "boom!" the gun goes off and Patrick ...

The Crazy Ones: A Must-See Fall TV Show

The Crazy Ones: A Must-See Fall TV Show

Maddie Salata, Staff Writer

October 30, 2013

Fall brings along a lot of different changes, and I don’t just mean cold weather and colorful leaves! With the change of the season also comes a change in my TV lineup. I’m no longer watching reruns or catching up on a Netflix series because all of the new seasons of my favorite shows have begun; ...

And the Winner is…

And the Winner is…

Tyler Skinner, Sports Editor

October 23, 2013

Just two teams remain. The Boston Red Sox are representing the American League after winning 97 games this year. The Red Sox are led by their high powered-offense, which ranked first in all the MLB in runs scored and on-base-percentage. The Red Sox have led the postseason in on-base-percentage, and will loo...

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