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Woman struck by passenger train in La Grange

Woman struck by passenger train in La Grange

Spencer Levinson, Reporter
April 25, 2017
Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

A 62-year-old woman from Summit Ill., was reportedly struck by an eastbound Metra train near the Willow Springs Road rail grade crossing an April 20. La Grange Police are continuing to withhold the victim's name until next of kin are notified of the occurrence. La Grange Police units were dis...

Supreme Court debate divides nation

Supreme Court debate divides nation

Danny Kilrea, Copy Editor
April 24, 2017
Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Uncategorized

On April 10, Neil Gorsuch was confirmed to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. There was a long battle over this nomination since former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death on Feb. 13, 2016. Both Republicans and Democrats were eager to claim the seat. For...

Ald. Pawar: Rauner ‘needs the chaos’ of budget impasse for reelection

Ald. Pawar: Rauner ‘needs the chaos’ of budget impasse for reelection

Lars Lonnroth, Freelance Reporter
April 24, 2017
Filed under News, Student Submissions, Top Stories

Lombard, Ill.—As Illinois reaches 22 months without a budget, Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Ald. Ameya Pawar said that Incumbent Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is engaging in “textbook divide-and-rule,” claiming the governor is stalling budget talks to help his campaign for reelection in 20...

Ald. Pawar campaigns for Gov. in Evanston, Lombard

Lars Lonnroth, Freelance Reporter
April 24, 2017
Filed under News, Student Submissions

Lombard, Ill.—Ald. Ameya Pawar, 36, isn’t a household name, and he is far from it. The two-term alderman from the 47th ward of Chicago has received much praise from his constituents, but he is trying to soar to a higher position in government: he is vying for the Democratic nomination for Govern...

Spring art show to showcase LT talent

Sarah Grier, Assistant online editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under News

On April 21-25 the LT Art Department will host its 2017 Spring Art Show at SC D103. On Friday, April 21, Monday, April 24 and Tuesday, April 25, it will be open from 3-5 p.m. On Saturday, April 22 it will be open from 12-4 p.m. and on Sunday, April 23 from 12-2 p.m. There will be an opening reception...

Don’t trust the DNA

Don’t trust the DNA

Brandt Siegfried, Reporter
April 17, 2017
Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

As a history buff, my family history is important to me. I’ve always been curious about my roots, and I’ve always intended to discover more about them. Last year, I finally decided to start searching for more. I used my living relatives, available records and Google to try to discover where my...

Oak Brook opens theater, new amenities impress

Sheridan Spiess, Pulse editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under April 13, Print Issues

When I walked through Oak Brook Mall (600 Oak Brook Center, Oak Brook) and began to approach the new food court and movie theater area of the mall called “The District,” the new AMC 12 movie theater immediately caught my eye.  Located in the center of “The District,” its clean white walls, tall...

Stan’s donuts disappoints

Grace Palmer, Pulse editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under April 13, Print Issues, Pulse

As I walk into the new District area of the Oak Brook shopping mall, I was welcomed into a warm and modern take on a food court. With a variety of options such as Mexican, barbeque, pizza, Greek and burgers, it caters to every typical American’s food needs. In the corner of the food court lays a...

Lucid dreaming

Grace Palmer, Pulse editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under April 13, Print Issues, Pulse

Dreams provide us with images of our lives or things we have for which we have no explanation. For example, we may have a dream about a hard day at school or possibly a cow flying through the sky with a pig on its back. These dreams, however, often appear blurry and we do not always remember every part...

Senior impresses with musical drive

Tim Mikulski, Art director
April 13, 2017
Filed under April 13, Print Issues, Pulse, Top Stories

The music program at LT covers plenty of ground—between band and orchestra, theater performances, vocal groups, radio shows and various other personal projects among students, there’s no shortage of melody in the student body. Michael McInerney ‘17 has taken full advantage of these past four years ...

Security guard kindles fiery talent

Security guard kindles fiery talent

Spencer Levinson, Reporter
April 13, 2017
Filed under April 13, Print Issues

LT security guard Doreen Voorhees was nervous when she first attempted to try what is now one of her favorite activities. After a learning period consisting of grueling drills and many hours of practice, Voorhees was finally ready. With blistered hands from her unwavering commitment to these practic...

Get off the screen

Juliana Halpin, Online editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under April 13, Print Issues

  Day in and day out we waste our time away staring at screens. Whether we are updating our Instagram feed, stalking Snapchat stories or watching Netflix, we spend a large amount time looking at our phones and computers instead of living life and enjoying what is going on around us. According...

Set for success

Adam Janicki, Sports editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under April 13, Articles, Print Issues, Sports

With a team compromised of much talent and experience, the varsity boys volleyball team aspires to place top five at state this year. Despite the loss of a couple starting seniors, close to all the team’s players have returned, providing valuable cohesion. “We have a lot of potential to do better...

Athlete of the month: Thomas Saggau ’17

Lindsey Hauch, Reporter
April 12, 2017
Filed under April 13, Print Issues, Sports

After his first attempt of three during the triple jump event on Feb. 16 at LT, Thomas Saggau '17 was anything but impressed with his score of 46 feet, which was five inches less than his personal practice record. Despite being disappointed, this distance was enough to shatter LT's previous triple jump rec...

Successful swings

Successful swings

Mikaela Larson, reporter
April 12, 2017
Filed under April 13, Print Issues

Down three to nothing to top ranked Brother Rice in the bottom of the sixth, LT varsity baseball team’s outlook seemed bleak. But just as defeat seemed imminent, the offense exploded into a four-run rally which culminated with two outs, the bases loaded and Michael Courtney ‘17 up to bat. The Lion...

Fortuna brings flare to the stage

Lucy Schaefer, Sports editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under April 13, Print Issues, Sports

Imagine stepping into the Eurythmic Dance Company’s rehearsal as a seventh grade dancer and assisting the high school team complete choreography for the big show. Well, this is just what Julianne Fortuna ‘17 did when older sister Allison Fortuna ‘13 felt at a loss for inspiration. This marked her ...

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