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New AP, eight others join LT staff

Taylor Schmitt, Reporter

September 21, 2017

A combination of decreased student enrollment and retiring teachers prompted the LT administrative team to hire nine new faculty members. Among the new hires is Shanna Lewis, the new Assistant Principal for just over 1,000 students- LT's Class of 2018. "LT has a very good reputation as far as the se...

Local hotline expands program

Grace DeKoker, Copy Editor

September 21, 2017

Jackie Gibson stared at the freshly assembled annual report for Pillars, the one all their volunteers, financiers, and community members would see. As the director of marketing and communications, she had known the numbers, but seeing everything typed out, with thank-yous and heartfelt notes written br...

LT plans to host fashion show

Harper Hill, Reporter

September 21, 2017

One in four women have experienced a physically abusive romantic relationship in their lifetime, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Over 20,000 calls are made each day to domestic violence hotlines across the country. Oct. 1 marks the beginning of domestic violence awareness...

LaGrange library renovates floor

Pilar Valdes, Reporter

September 21, 2017

The LaGrange library, which was built about 10 years ago, will be renovated this fall. Although the start date is not yet confirmed, construction is expected to last about four months, depending on the construction company chosen, the library’s community engagement coordinator Arcadia McCauley said. ...

West End Arts Festival offers publicity for LT students

West End Arts Festival offers publicity for LT students

Camilla Breen, Reporter

September 21, 2017

On an average school day, AP drawing and painting student Lauren Trail ‘18 can be found spending her class time perfecting a recent drawing or starting a new project. Recently, however, the classroom has been abuzz with talk of their involvement in the West End Arts Festival. “We’ve been doing this ...

Eclipse traffic puts breaks on return trip

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

September 21, 2017

Amid the fascination with the solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 42 LT students took a first-day-of-school field trip to downstate Illinois to view the first total eclipse the U.S. has had in 38 years—and then they made the trip back. “We packed it all up, got on the bus … and we got on the road and...

Student runs tennis fundraiser for charity

Student runs tennis fundraiser for charity

Mary Devine, Reporter

September 21, 2017

Mattigan Kelly '18 hosted the 12th annual Tennis Fun Fest at the Hinsdale Raquet Club on Aug. 12. The Fun Fest is a tennis event organized to fundraise money for the Treasure Chest foundation. With over 125 people in attendance, the annual fundraiser was deemed a success. "I love to help people a...

New mural to be installed at North Campus

Christina Rossetti, Photo Editor

September 21, 2017

Last school year, Faith Echeverria ’19 and Kate Hoekstra ‘19 came up with an idea that would take over their summer. They wanted to create a mural that could be displayed at NC that features poetry and their art. “I decided to do this because I want to go to art school and having this in my ...

LT alum on mission to save BWCA

LT alum on mission to save BWCA

Hayden Claesson, Reporter

September 21, 2017

In late autumn of 2015 on Vera Lake in northern Minnesota, just a mile south of the Canadian border, the water on the lake was beginning to freeze for the winter.  Dave Freeman ‘95 was cooking in his tent in a campsite, when he heard a rustling in the woods outside of the tent.  It was followed by ...

Unique club gains pilot status at LT, competing in fall

Grant Campbell, News Editor

September 21, 2017

On Aug 30, the pilot club Cyberpatriots hosted its first meeting in the SC Discovery Center. Andy Schramka ’18 formed the new club, that will focus on the process of competing in nationwide competitions in cyber security. “Competitions are on weekends for six hours,” Roland Rondez ’18 said. “We...

LT alumnus steals spotlight with political activism

LT alumnus steals spotlight with political activism

Spiro Kass, Editor in Chief

September 21, 2017

On a warm, sunny morning near Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 17, hundreds of determined right-wing activists paraded a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee to protest its removal. Among them stood LT alumnus and former student council president Nick Fuentes ‘16 chanting the rally’s slogan “...

In memoriam: Tony Burkes, 1997-2017

In memoriam: Tony Burkes, 1997-2017

Greta Markey, Managing Editor

September 21, 2017

LT students and faculty joined together on Sept. 1, 2017, by wearing blue to honor the memory of transition student Albert “Tony” Burkes ‘15. Burkes’ death, which occurred on the night of Aug. 24, came as a shock to many LT community members. As an M.V.P. of the LT Special Olympics Basketball team ...

Improv show returns to the stage for ninth year

Improv show returns to the stage for ninth year

Taylor Schmitt, Reporter

September 18, 2017

The curtain goes up for "So _________ You'll _________ IX: So ________!" Thursday, Sept. 21; Friday, Sept. 22; and Saturday, Sept. 23. The show starts at 7 p.m. each day, and there is an additional show on Sept 22, at 3:30 p.m. Each show takes place in the SC PAC. "I like the PAC more for the Improv...

LT in soft lockdown after police chase ends in Countryside

LT in soft lockdown after police chase ends in Countryside

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant New Editor

September 14, 2017

A police pursuit stemming from a robbery in Chicago ended in a crash in Countryside on Thursday, sending LT and many of its feeder schools into an hours-long soft lockdown as police searched the area for a potential suspect who may have fled the scene on foot. The lockdown, which began at the beginning o...

Football experience helps LT freshman learn life lessons

Diane Makovic, Freelance Reporter

September 13, 2017

At 9:00 in the morning on August 26th at Sandburg High School, Landon Gartner ’21 waited for the opening kickoff of the first football game. The ball was caught by LT, while Gartner ran into an opposing back tackle. LT fumbled the ball and lost possession. The game continued into the third quarter....

Homecoming to experience the American Dream

Travis Morales, Freelance Reporter

September 8, 2017

Along with the Lion’s roar, the roar of the 1920’s will be heard from LT, as students turn back the clock and welcome the Roaring Twenties era and the world of Great Gatsby to homecoming. The old-fashioned theme may lead to a boost in attendance, Student Council President Brandt Siegfried ’18...

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