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Cafecito Bakery satisfies taste buds

Mary Devine, Reporter

December 1, 2017

Hidden behind a few trees right across the Stone Avenue train station lies the new coffee shop Cafecito Bakery, located at 703 W. Hillgrove Ave. I consider myself a coffee enthusiast; I have a large iced coffee at Dunkin or a caramel macchiato from Starbucks almost every day.  However, I am open to...

Reach for the stars

Greta Markey, Managing Editor

December 1, 2017

The Red Planet. Most people know Mars as our rust-colored galactic neighbor, but could it also be our only hope? We as humans are consuming natural resources at an increasingly fast rate, the global population continues to grow exponentially and our Earth as a home is quickly becoming a less and less...

Behind the scenes spotlight

Harper Hill and Travis Morales, Reporter and Freelance Reporter

December 1, 2017

Ever since fifth grade, Justin Monarrez ‘18 has been passionate about all things theatre, especially production. Monarrez works year round to run the production cycle of shows. With all this hard work and enthusiasm, he is working towards his dream goal: stage manager for a Broadway show. "I’m ...

Special needs theater maintains tradition

Christina Rossetti, Photo Editor

December 1, 2017

Over the last 24 years, Adult Special Needs Drama Teacher Christine Gronhe has been working at LT during the night hours, coming up with new ideas for a performance each year. This year, her team decided to put on “Beauty and the Beast” for the LT community in mid November. “We have great su...

Best Buddies prepares for Holiday Party

Georgia Dougherty, Business Manager

December 1, 2017

Twenty six days after their bowling party, the Best Buddies club is preparing for its next party: the Ugly Sweater Holiday Party. This will include an ugly sweater competition and cookie decorating in the SC Corral on Dec. 8. “Our November event was bowling, and that was a hit,” Best Buddies officer...

AP should stand for A-Political

December 1, 2017

The College Board: the powerful company that controls the SAT, the PSAT, and AP testing, among other college preparation tests. Most students are probably unaware of the Board’s influence in education or its organizational structure that works to insert politics into the classroom. While the College...

Sports vs. sleep

December 1, 2017

High school students are very busy. Obligations must be fulfilled and many extracurricular activities must be attended to not only have an enjoyable high school experience, but also to have a reasonable chance of admission to a post high school program of the student’s choice. Unfortunately, high...

LT paraeducators organize clothing drive

Georgia Dougherty, Reporter

December 1, 2017

For their fourth straight year, paraeducators Vicky Cernetig and Sharon Wierema organized Woolly Woolly Warmth: a clothing drive that provides warm articles of clothing to the needy. “We realized it was a need of the community,” Wierema said. “We are always trying to be involved in somethin...

Irate with immunization rates

December 1, 2017

We are extremely fortunate to be living in 2017; at least from a healthcare perspective. We are living our healthiest, longest lives, with the most treatments and medications to combat and cure the most diseases. We’re at a point where we can prevent and eradicate disease that once plagued us just...

Blue light effect

Sarah Grier, Pulse Editor

December 1, 2017

Growing up on the 2000s was so different than the picturesque game of tag on a green lawn you would want to imagine. Kids in the 2000s experienced a childhood filled with computer games and better quality video games than ever before. Now, as teens, the computer games and AIM has been transformed...

A sweet, pricey experience in Chicago

Maddy Cohen, Art Director

December 1, 2017

Bombobar (832 W. Randolph, Chicago, 60607) is easy to miss. It is hidden between two restaurants and only uses a small walk-up window to run business. With only a few chairs sitting around it, and small brand on the brick wall, it looks extremely similar to any trendy Chicago cafe. Nevertheless, Bombobar’s...

Alumnus succeeds in hometown marathon

Mikaela Larson, Sports Editor

December 1, 2017

As Ryan Speir ‘13 looked to the clock at the finish line of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Oct. 8, he saw what many runners can only dream of: a time of 2:29:16. Speir finished 56th overall, 50th in the men’s division and second in his 22-24 age bracket, all while competing in his first...

Proposed venture aims to colonize Mars

Spiro Kass, Editor-in-chief

December 1, 2017

In 2011, two aspiring scientists with a creative vision and extreme curiosity came together to launch an awe-inspiring mission with implications that are out of this world… figuratively and literally. Dutch scientists Bas Lansdorp and Arno Wielders devised an idea to colonize Mars, creating a nonprofit company c...

Student reporters confront school over censorship

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

December 1, 2017

A group of student journalists at Evanston Township High School assembled Oct. 5 for a Monday night Board of Education meeting equipped not with their traditions tools of notepads and pens—but with lawyers. On Sept. 22, student journalists with ETHS’ school newspaper, The Evanstonian, were distributing...

“Project Empathy” gives students global perspective

“Project Empathy” gives students global perspective

Greta Markey, Managing Editor

December 1, 2017

There are people living on this Earth without access to any information via the internet. When Renata Schmidt ‘18 heard this information as a sophomore on the Thomas Ford Memorial Library Teen Board, she was struck with a desire to send help. When “Project Empathy” was presented to her by librar...

Illinois college student rights secured

Brandt Siegfried, Online Editor

December 1, 2017

SB 1351, also known as the Student Loan Bill of Rights, will become law in Illinois on Dec. 31, 2018. The bill, which faced a tough path to law status, finally passed the legislature on Nov. 7 after a gubernatorial veto and contentious debate. The bill comes in response to the increasing level of...

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