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Philosophy: Representing all of us?

Phil Smith, Opinion Editor
January 26, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Will's Word

I love letters to the editor. It shows that people around us care about what we are writing. They read our product, consider what we say and either agree or disagree enough for them to take the time to write to us. It shows that the Lion is important to them; they are also important to us. We appreciate...

Philosophy: A Positive Message, in Bold Neon

Phil Smith, Opinion Editor
December 1, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Will's Word

You matter. You are one in a million. You are loved. Stay strong. You are not invisible. Many of us found these messages, hand-written on Post-it notes, on the front of our North Campus lockers on Nov. 9. They were eye-catching, bold and yes, neon. It was done anonymously. No one stepped forward...

Philosophy

Phil Smith, Opinion Editor
September 15, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Will's Word

In the movie “American Sniper,” which tells the story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, one scene recounts the words a young Kyle heard from his father. Kyle’s father instructs that there are three types of people in the world: wolves (who do evil), sheep (who suffer the evil), and sheepdogs (who protect the...

Will’s Word: My Farewell Column – Draft Five

Will Most, Opinions Editor
May 18, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Will's Word

As you could probably deduce from my title, this is a farewell column, and it is my fifth draft. Four drafts preceded this farewell column. First came the bitter one, where I tried to point out some of the problems I saw within the culture of LT and remind people that we aren’t as connected as our...

Will’s Word: Hipsters

Will’s Word: Hipsters

Will Most, Opinions Editor
April 13, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories, Will's Word

It’s hard to pinpoint when it occurred, but the idea of the hipster is dead. Many are quick to blame bands such as Arcade Fire and Vampire Weekend that became too “mainstream,” but it is much more complex and convoluted than a band “selling out.” Being a hipster is a being part of an established...

Cracking down on courses

Will Most, Opinion Editor
March 4, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Will's Word

Walking through the halls of LT in the month of March, you tend to hear a sound. It is the sound of pens nervously clicking and feet tapping restlessly. It’s that time of the year again, when seniors await the final and often most gruesome steps of their college decision, as juniors prepare to take...

Will’s Word: A death in the family

Will’s Word: A death in the family

Will Most, Opinion Editor
January 27, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories, Will's Word

The dynamic between parents and their children has always been a delicate one. The best relationships are grounded in trust, mutual respect and acknowledge merit of each other’s ideas. This perfect dynamic hardly ever exists and family relationships can suffer if people aren’t treating each other...

Will’s Word: December

Will Most, Opinion Editor
December 2, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Will's Word

In my first column for the Lion last year, I wrote about dumb questions, and it only seems fitting that I should continue it with a second and final installment. No crowd is more vexatious than those on college tours. It’s an endless barrage of dumb questions, dealt out by both prospective students...

Will’s Word: October

Will Most, Opinions Editor
October 28, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Will's Word

Early in the morning, On Sept. 18 Lyons Township High School lost the greatest man to ever walk its halls. This man entertained more than David Hasselhoff, showed more physical toughness than Jeff Hornacek and always ended his lists with three things. His name was Jack Kunkle, and I am honored that he...

Will’s Word: September

Will Most, Opinions
September 29, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Will's Word

Equality has always been a primary issue in the United States, and over the years we have worked to make the world we live in as equal as possible. However, the push for equality between the genders has come to a standstill in recent years. Exact numbers are debated, but women are making about 75...

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