Drops of Ink

New Classes at LHS

New Classes at LHS

Connor Polk, Staff Writer

October 16, 2013

LHS is constantly looking for new ways to please and challenge its thousands of students and often is most successful in doing this by adding to the curriculum; this development happens continuously year to year and has most recently been changed with the addition of Media Literacy and Project Lead The Way...

Rocky’s Law

Rocky’s Law

October 11, 2013

   This past August, Governor Pat Quinn signed “Rocky’s Law”, requiring school districts to provide Catastrophic Accident Insurance for injured student athletes. The law, taking effect on January 1 2014, will demand that a school’s minimum policy will cover $3 million in aggregate benefits or ...

Mr. Buesing nominated for State Teaching Award

Mr. Buesing nominated for State Teaching Award

Kyle Laska, News Editor

October 11, 2013

   Libertyville High School physics teacher Mark Buesing has added another accomplishment to his repertoire: Mr. Buesing has been nominated for the Illinois State Board of Education’s annual “Those Who Excel” educator recognition program, one of eleven nominees.    “Having a teacher nomina...

Wildcats Football Roster Shrinks Again

Wildcats Football Roster Shrinks Again

Nick Vittore

October 10, 2013

For the fourth straight season, the Wildcats football program as a whole has fewer members than it did in the preceding season. Consisting of 144 players (49 on varsity, 52 on the sophomore team, and 43 on the freshmen team), the cumulative Wildcats football roster has declined in number of players...

LHS Band Scene

LHS Band Scene

Alexander Zoellick, Editor-in-Chief

October 10, 2013

   It’s no secret that the LHS Wind Ensemble, the school band, is the best around; it won the Super State Competition last year, but there are many other notable student bands that most of the school population doesn’t know about. Just a few of these bands include Their Tribal People, The Escaper...

Talented Teachers

Emily Malecha, Staff Writer

October 10, 2013

  There has always been that common misconception that our teachers have “no lives” outside school. This story is meant to tackle that misconception, showing that many teachers do, in fact, have very exciting lives and talents outside of the classroom. Mr. Buesing: Mr. Mark Buesing, a phy...

Male Sports vs. Female Sports: The Discrepancy

Male Sports vs. Female Sports: The Discrepancy

Mike Gasick, Sports Editor

October 10, 2013

The difference can be seen on a Friday night in the fall. The words “parking lot is full” on the electronic announcement board outside the school upsets many anxious fans trying to find a parking spot to watch a Wildcats football game. Once the game starts, the stadium is filled with cheers and app...

Participation Points Prove Unfair

Participation Points Prove Unfair

DOI Staff

October 10, 2013

During the first week of school, when teachers go over syllabi in classes, most students dread seeing a participation category. While participation points can prove to be helpful, the Drops of Ink staff believes that the way they are currently used is unfair for students. Most DOI staff members have...

Alcohol wand tests implemented at entrance to home football game

Alcohol wand tests implemented at entrance to home football game

Elise Houcek, Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2013

Controversy has amassed among the halls of LHS in response to an administrative decision to utilize alcohol presence testing prior to entrance at  the home football game Thursday, September 12. While the facts of the genuine incident are wholly unclear to the majority of the student body, what presents...

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