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Oak Brook opens theater, new amenities impress

Sheridan Spiess, Pulse editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under April 13, Print Issues

When I walked through Oak Brook Mall (600 Oak Brook Center, Oak Brook) and began to approach the new food court and movie theater area of the mall called “The District,” the new AMC 12 movie theater immediately caught my eye.  Located in the center of “The District,” its clean white walls, tall...

Stan’s donuts disappoints

Grace Palmer, Pulse editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under April 13, Print Issues, Pulse

As I walk into the new District area of the Oak Brook shopping mall, I was welcomed into a warm and modern take on a food court. With a variety of options such as Mexican, barbeque, pizza, Greek and burgers, it caters to every typical American’s food needs. In the corner of the food court lays a...

Lucid dreaming

Grace Palmer, Pulse editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under April 13, Print Issues, Pulse

Dreams provide us with images of our lives or things we have for which we have no explanation. For example, we may have a dream about a hard day at school or possibly a cow flying through the sky with a pig on its back. These dreams, however, often appear blurry and we do not always remember every part...

Senior impresses with musical drive

Tim Mikulski, Art director
April 13, 2017
Filed under April 13, Print Issues, Pulse, Top Stories

The music program at LT covers plenty of ground—between band and orchestra, theater performances, vocal groups, radio shows and various other personal projects among students, there’s no shortage of melody in the student body. Michael McInerney ‘17 has taken full advantage of these past four years ...

Security guard kindles fiery talent

Security guard kindles fiery talent

Spencer Levinson, Reporter
April 13, 2017
Filed under April 13, Print Issues

LT security guard Doreen Voorhees was nervous when she first attempted to try what is now one of her favorite activities. After a learning period consisting of grueling drills and many hours of practice, Voorhees was finally ready. With blistered hands from her unwavering commitment to these practic...

Get off the screen

Juliana Halpin, Online editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under April 13, Print Issues

  Day in and day out we waste our time away staring at screens. Whether we are updating our Instagram feed, stalking Snapchat stories or watching Netflix, we spend a large amount time looking at our phones and computers instead of living life and enjoying what is going on around us. According...

Set for success

Adam Janicki, Sports editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under April 13, Articles, Print Issues, Sports

With a team compromised of much talent and experience, the varsity boys volleyball team aspires to place top five at state this year. Despite the loss of a couple starting seniors, close to all the team’s players have returned, providing valuable cohesion. “We have a lot of potential to do better...

Athlete of the month: Thomas Saggau ’17

Lindsey Hauch, Reporter
April 12, 2017
Filed under April 13, Print Issues, Sports

After his first attempt of three during the triple jump event on Feb. 16 at LT, Thomas Saggau '17 was anything but impressed with his score of 46 feet, which was five inches less than his personal practice record. Despite being disappointed, this distance was enough to shatter LT's previous triple jump rec...

Successful swings

Successful swings

Mikaela Larson, reporter
April 12, 2017
Filed under April 13, Print Issues

Down three to nothing to top ranked Brother Rice in the bottom of the sixth, LT varsity baseball team’s outlook seemed bleak. But just as defeat seemed imminent, the offense exploded into a four-run rally which culminated with two outs, the bases loaded and Michael Courtney ‘17 up to bat. The Lion...

Fortuna brings flare to the stage

Lucy Schaefer, Sports editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under April 13, Print Issues, Sports

Imagine stepping into the Eurythmic Dance Company’s rehearsal as a seventh grade dancer and assisting the high school team complete choreography for the big show. Well, this is just what Julianne Fortuna ‘17 did when older sister Allison Fortuna ‘13 felt at a loss for inspiration. This marked her ...

Successful swings

Maddy Cohen, Assistant Pulse Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under April 13, Print Issues, Sports

The LT varsity softball team is excited to return to the field after pulling off a major upset in the playoffs last year by defeating Marist, the reigning state champions, and winning its first regional title in six years. “Everyone on this team has a passion for softball, that’s not something...

PepsiCo prep

PepsiCo prep

Luke Lusson, reporter
April 12, 2017
Filed under April 13, Print Issues

As the annual PepsiCo Showdown approaches, the girls varsity soccer squad has its eye on winning its first ever title in the event with this year's young yet talented group of players.   "It [the PepsiCo Showdown] is a great opportunity to play against quality teams," midfielder Elizabeth Hall ...

Shattering records

Sydney Kaehler, Opinion Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under April 13, Print Issues, Sports

Feb. 27, 2017, was a day that went down in LT history. That night, four runners broke the 4 x 200 relay by a half a second at the Downers Grove South Invitational meet at North Central College. Although the order and structure of the relays can vary, when the record was broken the order went: Antwane Thigpen...

AP Test + Final = Overkill

Danny Kilrea, Copy editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under April 13, Editorials, Opinion, Print Issues

The beginning of May is a stressful time for students because it marks the beginning of AP exams. It is the culmination of all the material learned over the past two semesters. A lot of hard work and late nights goes into these exams to reach the score of a precious “5.” After the tests are over,...

Easy testing

Charlie Stelnicki, Managing editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under April 13, Print Issues

Position statement: Over the past two school years, the administrators of our school have worked closely with teachers and students to assist in easing daily inconveniences and helping the student body succeed. With a testing office in the works, this praise must be emphasized. Over the past two school...

Brand name diploma?

Sheridan Spiess, Pulse editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under April 13, Editorials, Opinion, Print Issues

If you speak to any high school student preparing to apply to or choosing a college, you will hear the “horror” they endure applying to eight-plus schools while having no idea where they want to go. Some even admit to not really caring whether or not they are accepted into many of the schools they...

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