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Fan gives student wacky new ‘doo

Caroline Konstant, Pulse Editor
June 1, 2017
Filed under LiOnion (satire), May 25, Print Issues (archive)

Student Mark Curley ‘18 was stunned when she found five inches of her hair on the floor moments after a ceiling fan blade detached and flew in her direction. Her hair was unevenly cut all along her right side, leaving her with two different hair lengths. No students were injured in this incident. ...

Campus frustrated by geese

Brandt Siegfried, Reporter
June 1, 2017
Filed under LiOnion (satire), May 25, Print Issues (archive)

Geese at LT have become an annual occurrence. During the spring, Canada Goose nest in the court yards at SC. They inhabit the areas inside, around and even on top of LT. Students have cited excessive noise during tests as well as feces on sidewalks. These issues have prompted the school board to act, Princip...

One of Chicago’s finest gems

One of Chicago’s finest gems

Phil Smith, Editor in Chief
June 1, 2017
Filed under May 25, Print Issues (archive)

A wall of scents hit me as I opened the door to the Ethiopian Diamond (6120 N. Broadway St., Chicago). Black tea, cloves, spiced meat and more poured out the door into the street, and the restaurant quickly amused all of the other senses. A live entertainer in the corner played traditional Ethiopian...

Athena puts the A in ‘Opa!’

Maddy Cohen, Assistant Pulse Editor
June 1, 2017
Filed under May 25, Print Issues (archive), Pulse

When looking for a meal in Chicago’s Greektown, it is very easy to become overwhelmed.  This small area is packed with restaurants that all serve authentic Greek food at a range of prices. In order to combat this confusion and stress, make your life easier by heading straight to Athena (212 S Halsted St.). The contemporary design of the restaurant is surprising and reason enough to take the trip to the city. The building is almost entirely composed of windows and makes you feel as if you are sitting in a greenhouse. The ...

Festival precautions

Shierdan Spiess, Pulse Co-Editor
June 1, 2017
Filed under May 25, Print Issues (archive)

Festivals can be a great experience to see multiple favorite artists perform throughout the day. LT students tend to go to festivals, like Lollapalooza, throughout the summer. Although this can be a fun, exciting experience, students should take the necessary precautions to stay safe at concerts. Dehydration...

Goodbye LT

Lucy Schafer, Sports Editor
May 26, 2017
Filed under May 25, Print Issues (archive), Uncategorized

The year is winding down and my time as sports editor is coming to an end. It’s been incredible, both for the athletes who have achieved so much over their seasons and for me. I’ve loved covering students who have these amazing abilities and entirely separate worlds they dedicate much of their lives...

Athlete of the year: Jack Walton

Lucy Schaefer, Sports Editor
May 26, 2017
Filed under May 25, Print Issues (archive)

For much of Jack Walton’s ‘17 life, his focus has shifted between two passions: lacrosse and football. He began both football and lacrosse at a young age, and since then his natural ability has led him to stand out in both. Although his focus at times has leaned towards one over the other, his d...

Tennis takes on state

Tennis takes on state

Mikaela Larson, Sports editor
May 26, 2017
Filed under May 25, Print Issues (archive)

Entering sectionals with both a singles and doubles team seeded, boys tennis has set themselves up for a successful run in the state tournament. Following the May 19 sectional at Proviso West, Jack Bernstein ‘17 advanced in singles and the pairing of Tanner Burke ‘17 and Demetri Triantafel ‘18 adva...

Boys gymnastics takes second in state

Boys gymnastics takes second in state

Luke Lusson, Reporter
May 25, 2017
Filed under Articles, May 25, Print Issues (archive), Sports

After losing its dual meet to Glenbard West by eight points on April 4, the boys gymnastics team made it one of its goals to beat the Hilltoppers by the end of the season. The team nearly accomplished that feat at the state meet on April 12 at Hinsdale Central, where it took second place and trailed...

Girls water polo finishes season strong

Girls water polo finishes season strong

Spiro Kass, Buisness Manager
May 25, 2017
Filed under Articles, May 25, Print Issues (archive), Sports

After jumping in the pool, ready to take on Mother McAuley in the IHSA Sectional Final on May 13, girls varsity water polo co-captain Annika Moore ‘17 scanned the bleachers above to notice all of her friends and family rooting for the team. Moments later, the whistle sounded to commence the com...

Counter Attack

Counter Attack

Greta Markey, Copy Editor
May 25, 2017
Filed under Articles, May 25, Print Issues (archive), Sports

It was boys varsity water polo’s second period of overtime against the Naperville North Huskies, and both teams had nine points as the period was coming to an end. Suddenly, captain Armin Korsos ‘17 drew a foul and noticed Jacob Schoneman ‘17 releasing off of his defender in front of the goal. ...

Braggers begone

Sydney Kaehler, Assistant opinions editor
May 25, 2017
Filed under Editorials, May 25, Opinion, Print Issues (archive)

Our Position: Students shouldn’t press their peers for school information or feel like they need to be vocal about their grades, test scores or GPA to anyone. In every single class, there's the one student who complains upon receiving a 90 percent on the test. Do not be that kid. School is difficult,...

CounterPoint: Going global

Charlie Stelnicki, Managing Editor
May 25, 2017
Filed under May 25, Opinion, Point/Counterpoint, Print Issues (archive)

The year is 2017. We are in an age where one can click a button and send information across the world through the internet, or book a plane ticket and be anywhere, doing anything, in person, in less than a day. Our world is global and is interconnected in more ways than are imaginable. Pursuing nationalistic...

Point: Make Nationalism Great Again

Henry Groya, Reporter
May 25, 2017
Filed under May 25, Opinion, Point/Counterpoint, Print Issues (archive)

Donald Trump being elected, the United Kingdom leaving the European Union and Marine Le Pen being a serious contender in the 2017 French elections all have something significant in common: nationalism is on the rise. When one hears the word “nationalism” one often associates it with something nega...

’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...

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