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Under Pressure

Under Pressure

Abby King, Reporter

December 15, 2014


Filed under Guest Columns, Online Exclusives, Opinion

Student athletes are held to unbelievably high standards. Coaches and teammates idolize athletes that endure injury yet still compete at a high level. The problem that has arisen is drawing the fine line between “sucking it up for the team,” and the preserving the athlete’s mental and physical...

Church League Power Rankings: Week Two

Church League Power Rankings: Week Two

Will Most, Opinions Editor

December 15, 2014


Filed under Sports

Wow, a wild weekend in Church League and a complete shake up in the power rankings. The number one team fell to a team that isn’t even in the top 10 rankings and still won’t be despite the win. The second and third ranked teams flourished, while fourth ranked team just squeaked out an OT victory....

NBA Season

NBA Season

Bailey Blum, Assistant Sports Editor

December 12, 2014


Filed under Columns, Sports

As the first quarter of the basketball season comes to a close, NBA fans across the country, I’m sure, have mixed reactions about the season thus far. From drastic injuries to our superstars (Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook) to the shocking success of a LeBron James-less Miami, the league has been ful...

Boys basketball defeats Naperville North at United Center

Boys basketball defeats Naperville North at United Center

Bailey Blum, Assistant Sports Editor

December 9, 2014


Filed under Sports

The boys varsity basketball team defeated the Naperville North Huskies 56-46 at the United Center on Saturday, Dec. 6 in a match where the Lyons seemed to always be one step ahead of their opponent. Harrison Niego ‘15, Connor Niego ‘17, Danny O’Malley ‘15, Joey Brunner ‘15 and JaQuan Phipps ‘15 ...

Church League Power Rankings: Week One

Church League Power Rankings: Week One

Will Most, Opinions Editor

December 9, 2014


Filed under Sports

This is a new year of Church League, with new teams, new players and a new Church League power rankings writer. First things first, I am not Steven Campbell, I am Will Most, LION’s Opinions Editor, SFX Dillon player and basketball enthusiast. I hope to give you power rankings that you will enjoy and...

Bitter Books

Bitter Books

Claire Quinlan, Pulse Editor

December 5, 2014


Filed under Opinion

It must have been a couple days ago when I came across a small sophomore sitting in the linoleum halls of South Campus, leaning up against his locker, reading a book in the B wing. The sophomore in question had a peculiar look on his face—a mix of disturbed intrigue and undeniable fright. He flipped...

Wrestling Warriors

Joe Rossetti, Sports Editor

December 5, 2014


Filed under Columns, Sports

As the fall sports season ends, high school athletics transition into my favorite season: the wrestling season. Perhaps I should say the winter athletic season, because there are other sports that compete, often drawing a bigger crowd and performing better, but maybe I’m a little biased as a member...

Athlete of the Month: Kimmy Vitek

Athlete of the Month: Kimmy Vitek

Garrett Ariana, Reporter

December 5, 2014


Filed under Sports

For nearly her entire life, Kimmy Vitek ‘15 was a gymnast. That is, until freshman year when an elbow injury subsequently ruined her career in gymnastics. With nothing much left, she decided to try diving and four years later, she finds herself prepared to go to Cornell University to continue this...

Gymnastics starts season off strong with first win

Gymnastics starts season off strong with first win

Brittany Grosser-Basile, News Editor

December 5, 2014


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The two-time defending state champion girls gymnastics team is back in season. Three members of the champion team remain, and are joined by many new underclassmen. “Since our team is so different from last year, we have to view this upcoming season as a blank slate and avoid comparing it to past...

Boys dive into swimming season

Izy Scott, Assistant Pulse Editor

December 5, 2014


Filed under Sports

Plunging back into the pool after a positive season last year, boys swimming looks to continue these steady strokes of success with seven returning state qualifiers. Head Coach Scott Walker hopes to help build a strong team foundation, as well. “I think we have a really good base in leadership th...

Wrestling switches scene

Wrestling switches scene

Abby KIng, Reporter

December 4, 2014


Filed under Sports

The strenuous sport of wrestling has a unique way of unifying all those involved. Walking down the hallways, any student can point out a wrestler: the guy in sweatpants spitting into a cup with a look of hunger and exhaustion on his face. But, this is only one perspective of this complex sport. Another...

LT Archives

LT Archives

Clare Mikulski, Managing Editor of Online Content

December 4, 2014


Filed under News, Top Stories

Buildings change over time. People have memories, but when they leave with those memoires, it’s easy to forget what existed before changes were made. All over the school, ceilings are dropped, molding is changed and the original NC building from 1888 recedes behind decades of construction projects....

Concert Review: Fitz and the Tantrums

Concert Review: Fitz and the Tantrums

Ceili Doyle, Assistant News Editor

December 4, 2014


Filed under Pulse

Fitz & the Tantrums lived up to all their hype and more in a spectacular concert at the Riviera, bringing the crowd to a roar before, during and after every song. In the beginning of the night the opening act Big Data proved to be less than a big hit. Outside of their well known song “Dangerous,”...

Schedule switch-up

Schedule switch-up

Ceili Doyle, Assistant News Editor

December 4, 2014


Filed under News

LT’s Board of Education agreed to accept the idea of a new bell schedule for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year, as of the Oct. 7 meeting. The newly proposed bell schedule would shift the school day around to accommodate the addition of a 25-minute study hall combined with a 25-minute lunch period. With...

Sledding Hills Review

Dante Stefanini, Multimedia Editor

December 4, 2014


Filed under Pulse

If this year’s winter is anything like last year’s, the Midwest is in store for some of the coldest temperatures and heaviest snowfall to date. For many, winter accompanies a three month long depression, a time when a person has nothing to do except binge on Netflix, hibernate, and suffer from a...

U of I application deadline changes

U of I application deadline changes

Gillian Dunlop, Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2014


Filed under News

With an average of around 200 applicants per year from LT, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (U of I) is one of LT’s top choice schools among seniors. Traditionally, it has utilized early action in its admissions process, meaning that as long as a student completed her application by Nov....

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