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LT teacher puts on holiday light display

LT teacher puts on holiday light display

Juliana Halpin, Managing editor of online and social media conent
December 26, 2016
Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Uncategorized

Stopped cars line the street on Brainard Ave. to stop and check out one of La Grange’s most extravagant light displays put on by LT science teacher Robert Sherman. Throughout the holiday season the lights run from 5 to 10 p.m. This year’s light display includes over 86 circuits, 9,000 bulbs and ...

Winter Reading

Katie Palermo, Photo editor
December 22, 2016
Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion

Summer reading, sure it seems like the bane of your existence and will single handedly ruin your summer, but it actually is giving you a “leg-up” when it comes to getting back into the groove of school. I might be the only one (other than teachers) that would find a winter reading assignment helpful...

Album review: “Passion, Pain and Demon Slayin”

Sydney Hansen, News Editor
December 22, 2016
Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion

After a delay of the scheduled Sept. 29 release of his sixth album “Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’” (PPDS), Kid Cudi finally dropped the highly-anticipated work digitally on Dec. 16. The 19-song, nearly 90-minute long album is separated into four acts: “Tuned,” “Prophecy,” “Niveaux d...

Why finals?

Why finals?

Sarah Grier, Assistant online/ social media editor
December 19, 2016
Filed under Guest Columns, Online Exclusives, Opinion

After a semesters work of homework, tests and quizzes, I look on Infinite Campus at my four borderline grades trying to decide which to exempt. The fact that any of my grades could drop because of one test is baffling. The final exam policy at LT needs to be redesigned in order to account for the work...

SPiN Chicago review

SPiN Chicago review

Spencer Levinson, Reporter
December 15, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

This Chicago restaurant offers more than enough with regard to entertainment. SPiN Chicago is a ping-pong themed restaurant located on North State Street. With the option to rent a ping-pong table by the hour, SPiN offers a fun dinner experience for families and friends alike. For my trip to SPiN,...

The best albums of 2016

The best albums of 2016

Tim Mikulski, Art Director
December 14, 2016
Filed under Online Exclusives, Pulse, Top Stories

Few words can describe 2016 better than emotional. Between natural disasters, political tensions, and the loss of so many icons (musical and otherwise), no one left 2016 unshaken. However, such intense emotion carried with it intensely emotional music, and because of this 2016 has been the best year...

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” Review

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” Review

Thomas Atseff, Opinions Editor
December 13, 2016
Filed under Pulse, Top Stories

After the success of last year’s “The Force Awakens,” Disney and LucasFilm will be churning out at least one “Star Wars” movie every year for the foreseeable future. Every other year, however, we will have a break from the episodic films for a spin-off story; this year, “Rogue One: A Star...

LT Spanish club raises funds for Chicago resource center

Katie Materick
December 13, 2016
Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Student Submissions

In an effort to raise money for Taller De José, the Spanish club is running the concession stand at LT volleyball games. “It is always a good opportunity for LT to get involved in the community,” Leo Torres, class of 2019 guidance counselor and Spanish club advisor, said.  The first fund...

A Tribe Called Quest album review

A Tribe Called Quest album review

Frederick Moody
December 9, 2016
Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion, Student Submissions, Top Stories

Eighteen years ago Bill Clinton was President, the iMac just came out, Titanic set a box-office record at the theaters, Windows 98 was unveiled, and ‘A Tribe Called Quest’ released their album “The Love Movement”—thought to be their last. At least that’s what the music world concluded un...

Why a Donald Trump presidency may be good for Progressives

Why a Donald Trump presidency may be good for Progressives

Thomas Atseff, Opinions Editor
December 8, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Top Stories

When Donald Trump became the president-elect of the United States a month ago on Nov. 8, the immediate reaction from Democrats and liberals was one of fear. After a month to reflect on the election and allow our strong emotions to subside, we should step back and look at the next four years as optimis...

A Historic Victory

A Historic Victory

Thomas Atseff, Opinions Editor
December 7, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Top Stories

For months, there have been hundreds, even thousands of Americans at Standing Rock in North Dakota protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, a pipeline that would damage the environment and endanger the drinking water of thousands of Native Americans and other Americans as well. It...

Center for Independence march

Center for Independence march

Lars Lonnroth
December 6, 2016
Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Student Submissions, Top Stories

Protesting the disparities in employment for people with disabilities, protestors with The Center for Independence Through Conductive Education came together at the train station in downtown La Grange on Nov. 16 to raise aware for their cause, Center employees said. Lining the platform, 16 people—five...

Issue #3 12-2-16

December 5, 2016
Filed under Archives, December 2, Print Issues

“Moana” Review

“Moana” Review

Thomas Atseff, Opinions Editor
December 5, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Top Stories

In the past few years, Disney has been churning out quality animated movies with very little duds and misfires, releasing hits like “Tangled,” “Wreck-it-Ralph,” “Frozen,” “Big Hero 6” and this year’s “Zootopia.” Their latest, highly anticipated animated adventure was “Moana,” which f...

LION staff succeeds in Indianapolis

Mikaela Larson, Reporter
December 2, 2016
Filed under News, Online Exclusives

Fourteen of LION Newspaper’s second year staffers boarded a bus to Indianapolis Nov. 10, 2016 to attend the national high school journalism conference presented by National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) and the Journalism Education Association (JEA), where they won five awards, all in different...

Type A? Type B? Both.

Charlie Stelnicki, Managing editor of print content
December 2, 2016
Filed under December 2, Print Issues, Pulse

In this time of newfangled crazes like BuzzFeed and other online quizzes and old(er)-school trends like daily horoscopes, there never seems to be an end of quick ways to definitively identify yourself. Personality quizzes are particularly popular (be honest, we’ve all taken “What Disney Princess...

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