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Revival of a classic

Revival of a classic

Grace DeKoker
May 17, 2017
Filed under Online Exclusives, Pulse, Top Stories

It’s no question that 20 years ago American culture was a stark contrast to what we see today. In 1996, Bohemian art and culture was at its peak, though unfortunately, so was the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Jonathan Larson’s rock musical “RENT” captured the essence of the era, highlighting the impact art c...

A place like No(la) other

A place like No(la) other

Adam Janicki, Sports editor
May 12, 2017
Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

Located in the southernmost region of the state of Louisiana, New Orleans (NOLA) is a place like no other. Spread throughout the city you will find incredible ethnic diversity encompassed by antique, French architecture. From sunrise to sunset, live-street performances of Jazz and Blues melodiously fill...

Grace Brannen ’17 commits to play D1 soccer at Concordia University despite two knee surgeries, still offered spot for fall 2017

Grace Brannen ’17 commits to play D1 soccer at Concordia University despite two knee surgeries, still offered spot for fall 2017

Lea Voytovich, News Editor
May 11, 2017
Filed under Articles, Online Exclusives, Sports

After suffering two ACL injuries in the last two years, Grace Brannen '17 committed to playing DI soccer at Concordia University on April 12, National Spring Signing Day.  “I wasn’t really sure if I wanted to play soccer in college, but after my second injury, I decided that I couldn’t go into ...

LTCC prepares for Auto Show

LTCC prepares for Auto Show

Lindsey Hauch, Reporter
May 9, 2017
Filed under Online Exclusives, Top Stories, Uncategorized

For the fifth consecutive year, Lyons Township Car Care (LTCC) automotive program plans to host the Auto Show on Saturday, May 13 in the NC parking lot. While many aspects of the show remain the same, there is one thing LTCC plans on hosting this year that is different from last: more cars.  "This...

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...

Don’t trust the DNA

Don’t trust the DNA

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

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...

Why Nationalism is on the Rise

Henry Groya, Reporter
April 4, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Online Exclusives, Opinion

When Donald Trump won the presidency on Nov. 8, not only did it become apparent that Americans were in shock, but the world as well. Trump ran on an anti-establishment platform advocating for the implementation of nationalistic policies such as building a wall along the American-Mexican border, stopping...

Nazareth Academy seniors fundraise for Syria

Nazareth Academy seniors fundraise for Syria

Sydney Hansen, News editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

After learning about the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Contemporary World Issues class at Nazareth Academy, seniors Bridget Brodlo, Maddy Schierl and Molly Owens banded together to form Seniors for Syria. The group began with the original goal of $1,900—$10 for each of the 190 seniors at the Catholic hi...

Board of Education candidates participate in forum before election

Board of Education candidates participate in forum before election

Danny Kilrea, Copy Editor
March 25, 2017
Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories, Uncategorized

On March 23 the LaGrange League of Women Voters hosted a forum for candidates seeking seats on the Board of Education. The election will not be held until April 4 and while there are four positions opening up, five candidates are running. The four incumbents, Board President Thomas Cushing, George Dougherty...

Three underdog teams that can make a tournament run

Three underdog teams that can make a tournament run

Grant Campbell, Assistant News Editor
March 23, 2017
Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

No. 4 West Virginia West Virginia is one of the most aggressive styles of defense in college basketball. The Mountaineers are capable of producing double digit steals due to Head Coach Bob Huggin’s press.  In addition to the talented defensive effort, the talent on the team speaks for itself. ...

Defects inspire many

Defects inspire many

Harper Hill, Freelance writer
March 21, 2017
Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Student Submissions, Top Stories

Bridget and Brian O’Meara co-founded the Mend a Heart Foundation ten years ago, in hopes of turning devastating news into something positive. While pregnant with their second son Liam O’Meara, Bridget and Brian learned their precious baby boy would be born with a severe congenital heart defect, hypopla...

2017 March Madness Picks and Analysis

2017 March Madness Picks and Analysis

Henry Groya, Reporter
March 20, 2017
Filed under Columns, Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

This year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament is bound to be more exciting than ever before. Wild upsets will happen, dreams will come true and hearts will be crushed. For the first time ever, programs such as Northwestern and Jacksonville State received bids, and for the 56th time the University...

“Matchmaker” takes the stage

Hallie Coleman, Online Editor
March 17, 2017
Filed under News, Online Exclusives

LT theatre debuts the play “Matchmaker” March 17 at 7p.m. in the Reber Center, with following performances Saturday March 18 at 7 p.m. and March 19 at 3 p.m. “The humor in the characters as they pursue their adventures and find their matches is my favorite thing about the play,” director Ann Dudek s...

Five potential Round of 64 upsets:

Five potential Round of 64 upsets:

Luke Lusson, Reporter
March 15, 2017
Filed under Columns, Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

(11)Rhode Island beating (6)Creighton: Coached by defensive-minded Danny Hurley, the Rhode Island Rams enter the tournament fresh off an Atlantic 10 title and have won 10 of their last 12 games. On the other hand, Creighton is without key player Maurice Watson Jr. due to a season ending injury. The ju...

LaGrange consumers give back in recent campaign

LaGrange consumers give back in recent campaign

Spencer Levinson, Reporter
March 8, 2017
Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

A recent LaGrange charity campaign helped to benefit 19 participating nonprofits in the community Feb 15-18. Spearheaded by the LaGrange Business Association (LGBA), the #LaGrangeGives campaign involved 18 participating restaurants who donated a portion of their customers' food purchases to the local...

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