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’13 Reasons Why,’ welcome to your tape

Tim Mikulski, Art Director
May 25, 2017
Filed under Guest Columns, May 25, Opinion, Print Issues (archive)

Because you are reading this high school newspaper, I can safely assume that you spend a good deal of time around teenagers. If that assumption is true, I can even more safely assume that you have heard about “13 Reasons Why”, the recent Netflix mini-series of Jay Asher’s novel telling the stor...

Philosophy II: An Ode to JV

Phil Smith, Editor in Chief
March 2, 2017
Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion

Baseball in 2012. Girls Gymnastics in 2014. Boys Water Polo in 2012 and 2015. Stephanie Lin’s three badminton titles in a row, and, of course, Boys Swimming and Diving in 2016. In my four years at LT, I have witnessed varsity athletes do some amazing things. This column isn’t about any of them....

‘Hello Internet’s’ vinyl podcast misses its mark

Lars Lonnroth, Freelance reporter
February 24, 2017
Filed under Guest Columns, Online Exclusives, Opinion

When I heard that the podcast “Hello Internet,” hosted by education youtubers CPG Grey and Brady Haran, were releasing a podcast printed exclusively on vinyl, I was gripped by the novelty, the irony, and the notion of a podcast pressed onto a physical object. The notion ricocheted around my head ...

Studying pays off

Maddy Cohen, Assistant Pulse editor
January 27, 2017
Filed under Guest Columns, jan 27, Opinion, Print Issues (archive)

Getting a college degree is no longer an option, it's a necessity. However, as more students feel forced to continue their education after high school, the price has increased exponentially. No matter how often you work or the amount of jobs you have, college costs seem unattainable to any student...

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...

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...

Human first, fame second

Human first, fame second

Juliana Halpin, Managing editor of online content/social media content
December 1, 2016
Filed under December 2, Guest Columns, Opinion, Print Issues (archive)

Look at any issue of People magazine or US Weekly, turn on your TV, check Twitter or Facebook, or look just about anywhere and you're almost certain to find a celebrity's name in the headlines. The sad part is, a vast majority of these articles, stories and commentary are negative. Whether it's Kim K's...

Mr. President, act on DAPL now

Mr. President, act on DAPL now

Patrick Atkinson
November 22, 2016
Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

The Dakota Access Pipeline is an oil pipeline being built from Three Forks, North Dakota to Pakota, Illinois, according to Energy Transfer Partners (the company constructing the pipeline).It transfers crude oil, a dirty substance that when burned contributes to the destruction of the Earth, and the pipeli...

Old tradition that holds purpose

Old tradition that holds purpose

Danny Kilrea, Copy editor
November 11, 2016
Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion

Now that Donald J. Trump is elected and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has been defeated, there will be lots of negative talk about the electoral college. The electoral college is a body of people from each state that formally elect the President based off the popular vote from their state. There are ...

Political opinions are all valid

Political opinions are all valid

Danny Kilrea, Copy editior
November 10, 2016
Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion

A recent value our country has believed in is not shaming overweight people for how they look. Whether you believe in this notion or not, I have noticed that the same people that are against body shaming typically tend to shame people for their political beliefs.  Let’s call this “mind shaming”...

Today’s assignment: Kindness

Hallie Coleman
October 27, 2016
Filed under Guest Columns, oct 27, Opinion, Print Issues (archive)

Although we LT students are blessed to go to a school with endless opportunities and such brilliant students, I believe this is also one of the hardest parts of attending LT. Students are so focused on ACT scores and GPAs that along the way we forget how to be kind to one another. I have deeply struggled...

Letter to the editor Josh Leak ‘17

Josh Leak
October 27, 2016
Filed under Guest Columns, oct 27, Opinion, Print Issues (archive)

Growing up, I had some of the best examples of Black Men to look up to. My Uncle Garry, the educated, smart, caring pastor who instilled in me the importance of sacrifice. He taught me how a Black Man should stand tall and walk. His son Scottie, the brave, smart, talented teacher who taught me that love...

Value Veganism

Sheridan Spiess, Pulse Editor
September 23, 2016
Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion, Print Issues (archive), September 23

Every second, 3,000 animals are killed in the U.S. Factory farm raised chickens suffer from overcrowding, 80 percent of U.S. pigs suffer from ammonia exposure and 900 million animals that are raised to be eaten die prematurely from disease, handling, transportation and other factors. This is the reality...

Join the Fight

Join the Fight

Hallie Coleman, Reporter
April 29, 2016
Filed under Guest Columns, Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

Today 1,500 people will die, and tomorrow another 1,500. Every day is a tragedy.  Because everyday 1,500 people die from cancer in the U.S. alone.  Cancer is merciless.  Cancer does not discriminate.  Cancer is everywhere.  Today a child lost his mom to cancer.  Today a woman lost her husband to...

Christmas fun…

MelRose Buckler, News Editor
December 1, 2015
Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion

It’s Sunday, Dec. 20 and your younger siblings are outside playing in the snow, laughing with friends and drinking hot chocolate; your older siblings are home from college, sleeping till noon and watching Netflix all day—and you're cooped up in your room trying to memorize 500 vocab words. Your h...

Surreal socializing

Céilí Doyle, News Editor
November 30, 2015
Filed under Guest Columns, Online Exclusives, Opinion

Snapchat. Texting. Instagram. Twitter. Facebook. Social media is utilized anywhere and everywhere on any given day, most commonly and excessively, by members of Generation Z. We are bombarded by a constant barrage of notifications and our smart phones have become an additional appendage. Social media...

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