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After closing down on September 5th, 2023, Pizzeria DeVille has reopened and is now open for business at 404 N Milwaukee Avenue, under the new ownership of Mr. JR Escobar.
Local Restaurant Pizzeria DeVille Re-opens its Doors Under New Management
Akshay Jaladi, Staff Member • February 29, 2024

Local Libertyville restaurant, Pizzeria DeVille, has re-opened...

The IHSA recently announced the addition of girls flag football as a statewide sport.
IHSA to hold inaugural girls flag football season in fall 2024
Jack Birmingham, Sports Editor • February 27, 2024

Girls flag football will be an official athletic program with...

Dr. K started as the Principal on July 1, 2017 after previously working at Highland Park High School, and he will be serving his 7th and final year as the Principal of LHS. He will take the role of the D128 Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning starting with the 2024-25 school year. (Photo via DOI Archive)
Principal Dr. Koulentes stepping down, will take role of D128 Assistant Superintendent
Grace Jackman and Sophia Jackman February 22, 2024

On Feb. 22, 2024 Principal Dr. Thomas Koulentes announced that...

Dr. Brian Wegley, former Superintendent of Northbrook/Glenview School District 30, will join the D128 administration until a new hire is found. Picture via Distirct 128 Webpage
Asst. Superintendent Resigns, Interim Hired
Louie Perry and Ranya Belabbes February 20, 2024

*Update to this breaking news story found here Resignation District...

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Seniors Pippa Soo and Alex Mason win the senior superlative of “Most Theatrical.” Years later, in 2014, Soo starred in the notable Broadway musical, Hamilton. (Photo credits to LHS Yearboook - 2008)
Q&A with LHS legend Phillipa Soo
Molly Allen, Staff member • February 20, 2024

From 2004 to 2008, the award-winning actress Phillipa Soo attended...

A common way people quit vaping is to drown their vapes in water to ensure they cant fall back and smoke again.
"It's really easy to fall into:" Students open up about their experiences vaping
Alex Clark, Editor-in-Chief • February 16, 2024

Editors’ Note: Although the topics of vaping, both on and off...

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Protesting and advocating in real life over social media is more potent and holds more implications such as uniting more voices physically, gaining attention, fostering solidarity and creating lasting impact, surpassing the fleeting nature of social media activism.
The "slacktivism" phenomenon
Rishi Tipparti, Opinion Editor • February 20, 2024

Math XL? Check.  Band practice? Check.  Binge a Webtoon...

Face off: Keep or Lower the Drinking age?
Face off: Keep or Lower the Drinking age?
Ash Magalhaes and Aarna Mishra February 20, 2024

Before 1984, every teenager dreamed of the day they turned 18,...

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(Left to right) Senior Zahraa Patel, junior Rishi Tipparti and sophomore Aarna Mishra.
Desi Girl Podcast
Zahraa Patel, Rishi Tipparti, and Aarna Mishra December 5, 2023

Boys basketball battles Rolling Meadows in a close game to the finish
Boys basketball battles Rolling Meadows in a close game to the finish
Grace Jackman and Sophia Jackman January 30, 2024

On Saturday, Jan. 27, the varsity boys basketball team faced off against the Rolling Meadows Mustangs in the main gym. The team fought hard until...

Senior Kate Rule (24) takes the ball down the court, trailed by Loyola senior Paige Engels (33) and sophomore Clare Weasler (10). Despite playing the final game of her high school career, Rule still hopes to see the team continue to display “great team spirit and energy. I think that’s something that’s so vital and so important to this program.”
Girls basketball season comes to a close following super-sectional loss to Loyola
Jack Birmingham, Sports Editor • February 27, 2024

On Monday, Feb. 26, 2024, the girls varsity basketball team finished...

On Jan. 19, 2024, the varsity boys basketball team huddles together during a tough game against the Warren Township Blue Devils. This close game, which the Blue Devils narrowly won 77-69, was a result of the hard work and communication between this team. Senior Henry Calsin said that “whether [we’re] up or down in the game, weve gotten a lot better at knowing how to [communicate] in a good and competitive manner.”
No ‘I’ in team: Programs foster community culture
Jack Birmingham, Sports Editor • February 16, 2024

A pass from the point guard sets up the game-winning three. A...

At the end of the sixth round, senior Charlie Watson (right) receives first place and senior Jake Gimbert (left of Watson) receives second place for JV. Both athletes are also varsity lacrosse players, while Gimbert does football as well.
Boys diving triumphs at NSC Championship
Grace Jackman and Sophia Jackman February 13, 2024

On Friday, Feb. 9, the boys varsity and junior varsity competed...

Senior Maddy Kopala (42) looks for an open teammate to pass to as two Mundelein players guard her. Kopala has also recently committed to play soccer at the collegiate level.
Girls basketball secures win over Mundelein
Alex Clark, Editor-in-Chief • February 9, 2024

On Wednesday, Feb. 7, the varsity girls basketball team won against...

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