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Tens claims the stage

Hallie Coleman, Assistant online/social media editor
May 25, 2017
Filed under May 25, News, Print Issues (archive)

The 11th annual Tens by Teens was held May 4, 5 and 6 in the SC PAC.  Tens By Teens is an opportunity for students to write, direct and act in plays. “My goal was to give students an opportunity to have their original plays produced to a live audience,” director Lawrence Keller said. Each play was prac...

Art Explosion raises money for summer festival

Hallie Coleman, Assistant online/social media editor
May 24, 2017
Filed under May 25, News, Print Issues (archive)

Art Explosion hosted a fundraiser in the Corral on May 13, raising a total of $500. The fundraiser was created in order to raise money for a music and art festival in the summer and bring attention to the non-profit organization’s cause. The fundraiser featured bands including: Art Explosion, Regulus...

Elementary school student endures typical life, despite health issues

Grant Campbell, Assistant news editor
May 24, 2017
Filed under May 25, News, Print Issues (archive)

St. Cletus third grade student and LaGrange resident Isabel McKeehan has a genetic disorder that affects one in 35,000 people in the United States: urea cycle disorder (UCD).  UCD is either genetically passed down, or genetically mutated.  Isabel was affected by gene mutation.  Patients affected by UCD ...

Arson reported in Western Springs

Sydney Hansen, News Editor
May 24, 2017
Filed under May 25, News, Print Issues (archive)

A vacant house on the 4900 block of Woodland Ave. was reported to be on fire on the night of March 29. Less than 24 hours later, a second fire at another vacant home, two doors down from the fire the night before, was reported on the 4900 block of Woodland Ave., according to the Chicago Tribune. “Hav...

Relay walks for success

Caroline Konstant, Pulse Editor
May 24, 2017
Filed under May 25, News, Print Issues (archive)

Hundreds of hand-decorated white paper bags filled with sand and a neon green glow stick will be lit and will line the track of Bennett Field on June 10 in honor of those who are currently fighting or have lost their battle to cancer. This tradition is called a luminaria and is a part of Relay for Life,...

Vape use increases

Lars Lonnroth, Frelance reporter
May 24, 2017
Filed under May 25, News, Print Issues (archive)

High school students have largely abandoned smoking in the traditional sense, with the number of students smoking cigarettes now at its lowest point since data began to be collected on the topic, the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey shows. From an extremely young age, modern high schoolers have...

Bill to remove SAT transcript requirement passes Ill. Senate

Brandt Siegfried, Reporter
May 24, 2017
Filed under News, Print Issues (archive)

The Illinois Senate approved Senate Bill 757 (SB 757) on May 3 by a vote of 54-0. This bill eliminates the reporting of high school student SAT scores on official transcripts, allowing students to choose which scores colleges can see. SB 757 is sponsored by Sen. Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield), who was acting i...

Park district builds fitness center, joins health club competition

Park district builds fitness center, joins health club competition

Katie Palermo, Photo editor
May 24, 2017
Filed under May 25, News, Print Issues (archive), Top Stories

The Park District of La Grange (PDLG) serves a three square mile area contiguous with the boundaries of the Village of La Grange. The park district maintains 78.5 acres of parkland combined at different 11 locations, and offers thousands of recreation programs annually for its residents. All throughout...

Chinese class travels to China as last year approaching

Chinese class travels to China as last year approaching

Cristina Rossetti, Reporter
May 24, 2017
Filed under May 25, May 25, News, Print Issues (archive)

Walking the Great Wall of China, Ellie Durkin '18 was at a loss for words. Walking on a historic piece of Chinese history that also happened to be in one of her favorite Disney movies, “Mulan”, was something she never thought she would be able to do. “It’s almost surreal because you are in the m...

Comfort dog helps students de-stress at NC

Comfort dog helps students de-stress at NC

Sheridan Spiess, Pulse editor
May 24, 2017
Filed under May 25, News, Print Issues (archive)

During lunch periods on May 3, students gathered in the sunny courtyard to attend the first ever LT stress management day. A team of “stress busters” welcomed students with live music, bubble wrap and a comfort dog. Most students spent their time petting Angel, the comfort dog, to take stress away...

Global relations builds a school

Greg Smith, Freelance Reporter
May 22, 2017
Filed under News, Student Submissions

In recent weeks, SC global relations students have raised funds for Care.org, an organization that uses women’s empowerment as a means of fighting poverty. Students such as Isabella Triantafel '19 collected donations and sold T-shirts for the fundraising effort. The funds will either be allocated to ...

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...

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

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...

A taste of college

Lea Voytovich, News editor
April 11, 2017
Filed under April 13, News, Print Issues (archive)

Like most students, I eagerly await the care-free days of summer. Whether summer is filled with trips and relaxation or working and building a resume, summer means time to explore yourself.   In the summers before eighth grade and freshman year, I worked at a local day camp and went to sleep away ...

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