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‘Dis Generation’

Thomas Atseff, Opinions editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under April 13, Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

When we are kids, we are careless, happy-go-lucky and innocent. We spend our days without worry, living in a Hakuna-Matata way. By the time we reach middle school or high school, we are then bombarded by the fact that the world will soon cave in on us and become a horrible place unlike the place we’...

All the news that’s fit to print

Phil Smith, Editor in chief
January 27, 2017
Filed under jan 27, Opinion, Point/Counterpoint, Print Issues

In 2013, Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” set a noteworthy record. This was not in box office receipts, for Oscars awarded, or for any meaningful artistic achievement. No, this movie made history by using a certain four-letter word once almost every 19 seconds. For three straight hours,...

CounterPoint: Don’t panic and don’t sit out

Charlie Stelnicki, Managing editor of print content
December 1, 2016
Filed under December 2, Opinion, Point/Counterpoint, Print Issues

On Nov. 8, a plurality of electoral college votes were won by a businessman who used a populist message to capture the dissatisfaction the white working class has felt for years. The election itself was incredibly polarizing. Day after day for over a year, our differences were shoved into our face...

Point: It’s time to Make America Great Again

Henry Groya, Reporter
December 1, 2016
Filed under December 2, Opinion, Point/Counterpoint, Print Issues

This year’s presidential election shocked the country when businessman and celebrity Donald J. Trump was nominated as the next President. This came as a surprise to the nation, because a majority of political polls and media outlets favored Hillary Clinton to run away with the nomination. On Tuesday, ...

Safe spaces don’t make a safe school

Tim Mikulski, Art director
October 27, 2016
Filed under oct 27, Opinion, Point/Counterpoint, Print Issues

It makes sense that talk of safe spaces is centered on places of education. High school and college are intensely formative times, and students encounter frequent new ideas compared to the relative isolation that middle and elementary schools provide. LT students are receptive to each others’ ideas;...

Go safe or go home

Juliana Halpin, Managing editor of online content/social media content
October 27, 2016
Filed under oct 27, Opinion, Point/Counterpoint, Print Issues

Whether it is intentional or unintentional, those who argue that safe spaces are unnecessary and have no place on school campuses are inadvertently arguing for students and staff to feel unsafe while on school grounds. Safe spaces have historically been places where groups of people with common characteristics...

Kick back and read

Charlie Stelnicki, Managing editor of print content
September 23, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint, Print Issues, September 23

The summer reading webpage cheerily announces on lths.net, “Continue to cultivate the habit of reading and escape into new worlds this summer with a good book!” Now, I understand that many students lack enthusiasm for anything school related during long summer days, and that isn’t by any fault...

Summer’s too booked for reading

Brandt Seigfried, Reporter
September 23, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint, Print Issues, September 23

Mid-August, the week right before school starts, we have all done it; our summer reading isn’t completed yet. What’s the solution? Pick out this random book off the list, skim it or Spark Note it before school starts. We won’t do anything important with it anyways, right? When I was a kid, my...

Point: Coverage creates change

MelRose Buckler, News Editor
April 7, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

After 26 innocent people—20 of them only children—were murdered in Newtown, Conn. in 2012, the entire nation grieved together. President Barack Obama held a press conference and social media was flooded with messages of condolences to the victims and their families. The media covered the story f...

Counterpoint: Erase the immoral face

Hallie Coleman, Reporter
March 31, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

Fear.  Fear possesses the human race; it is a presence that never sleeps.  Fear eats away at sanity and leaves nothing but vulnerability.  Fear is paralyzing.  Imagine walking into some place you find comfort, a place in which you feel safe.  Imagine never being able to walk within a five block...

Point: Cancer in a can

Charlie Stelnicki, Assistant Sports Editor
February 22, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

The outdoors are a gift of life. Every LT student can relate to the joy of the day weather permits the South Campus courtyards to be reopened, heading out to do a lab in the biology courtyard your freshman year, or eating lunch with friends in the sun. You can get a breath of fresh air before heading...

CounterPoint: Raising the age to purchase tobacco: NOT lit

Mary Sullivan, Reporter
February 22, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

Mayor Rahm Emanuel appears to have a vendetta set against tobacco products. At the end of December, he began a campaign against e-cigs, on Jan. 11 he proposed raising the already very high tobacco taxes to help fund a CPS student program and now here we are in February and Mayor Emanuel is pushing forwa...

Point: Freedom from fear

Gaby Sabatino, Managing Editor
January 25, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

Columbine. Newtown. Aurora. San Bernardino. Colorado Springs. Charleston. The list goes on. I can continue to ramble off the names of various schools, houses of worship, communities and public places where dozens of American lives have fallen victim to tragic events involving mass shootings. From...

Counterpoint: From my dead fingers

Abby King, Pulse Editor
January 25, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

Two-hundred-seventy-310 million guns for 320 million people. The U.S. has one of the highest amount of guns per capita in the world, which is exactly why gun control won’t work. Not only will the policies enacted not prevent people with the desire to kill, but it will also impede on our basic liberty—the...

CounterPoint: Sacred Sequels

Abby King, Pulse Editor
December 1, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

You’re four years old when “Toy Story” hits the big screen in 1995. You’re perplexed by the talking toys and picturesque Pixar animation that somehow managed to transport you to a different world. For an hour and 21 minutes you escaped into a life filled with excitement and suspense. “Toy...

Point: movies can still produce

Drew Cushing, Online Editor
December 1, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

These days, it seems like all the movies are either sequels or reboots of old movie franchises. But there is also still a host of great original movies that Hollywood produces. The sequels are dependent on their names so audiences can know what’s expected, such as with “Jurassic World” released...

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