LION Newspaper

Blood drives decrease national shortage

Mikayla Larson, Reporter

January 27, 2017

Since 1981, LT has been partners with Heartland Blood Centers (HBC) where multiple times throughout the year, they join together to host blood drives where students and faculty can give back by donating blood to an organization that provides aid to the Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana area. In...

45th president inaugurated amid mixed opinions

45th president inaugurated amid mixed opinions

Henry Groya, Reporter

January 27, 2017

An American tradition continued last week when Donald J. Trump swore the oath to office as the 45th president. This political phenomenon is almost as old as the country itself. It began in 1789, when President George Washington took his oath to office in New York City. This year’s inaugural addres...

Western Springs apartment work begins

Western Springs apartment work begins

Tim Mikulski, Art director

January 27, 2017

After a lengthy approval process, the construction of the Foxford Station condominium and retail building complex has begun with the demolition of the vacant Tichler’s grocery and Breen’s cleaners at Burlington Avenue and Wolf Road in Western Springs. The actual construction of the building is expected...

Outgoing president offers hope for nation: ‘Yes, we did’

Greta Markey, Copy Editor

January 27, 2017

On the night of Tuesday Jan. 10, over 24 million citizens tuned in to President Barack Obama’s Farewell Address, which simultaneously assured citizens of their country’s strength and potential for growth, while also acknowledging new caveats that come hand-in-hand with the nation’s change. Obama...

Endangered animals attract attention at Brookfield Zoo

Endangered animals attract attention at Brookfield Zoo

Grant Campbell, Assistant news editior

January 27, 2017

Temur, one of only 300 Amur Leopards estimated to be alive today, is 5 months old and made his debut in November 2016 at the Brookfield Zoo. The zoo has been fortunate to obtain multiple endangered baby animals, including two 5-month-old Snow Leopard sisters and an endangered baby gorilla. “Temur is one of the mo...

Intramural soccer final approaches

Luke Lusson, Reporter

January 27, 2017

At LT, soccer takes no breaks. Although both the boys and girls season are not  during the winter, that does not stop students from playing the game they love. On Tuesday and Thursday nights, several students play intramural soccer at the South Campus Fieldhouse.   "I love how it's a way ...

Big potential for WLTL fundraiser

Greta Markey, Copy editor

January 27, 2017

WLTL has been preparing for its 36th annual Rockathon fundraiser since October. They have set their goal at $35,000 with plans to raise money through humorous on-air challenges, silent auctions and celebrity and corporate sponsorships. “One year, we had a baby food guessing contest and Ryan Dow ‘18 put ...

The truth behind “A Dog’s Purpose”

Sheridan Spiess, Pulse Editor

January 26, 2017

Like most dog lovers, I was beyond thrilled when I saw the trailer for the movie “A Dog’s Purpose.”  This movie stars a dog that is reincarnated to lives as different dogs to complete his purpose as a dog. This movie looked not only adorable, but also moving as he supports his various owners...

LT club uses holiday season to give back

Lindsey Hauch, Reporter

January 23, 2017

As Latin Club president, Greta Markey '18 knew she wanted to contribute something to the community during the previous holiday season. She started LT's first Toga Drive in an effort to collect sheets, which symbolize traditional togas, for the local BEDS Plus program. "I feel like a lot of clubs d...

Silence the fear on suppressors

Silence the fear on suppressors

Danny Kilrea, Copy editor

January 23, 2017

IL SB206, which proposes gun suppressors (silencers) to be legalized, will be voted on by the Illinois Senate this week. At first, this sounded ludicrous to me. Gun suppressors would be legalized? I thought it was impossible for the bill to even pass the preliminary stages, especially in a primarily...

Poms takes the stage at first IHSA competition

Hallie Coleman, Assistant Online Editor

January 20, 2017

Tomorrow, Jan.21 LTHS Poms competes in the IHSA competition in Bloomington, IL. “Our focus has changed this year to make the attempt to be more competitive than we have in the past,” Poms coach Mary Kronsjar said. “The team is all very focused and works tirelessly for the best end result.” This...

Trump’s cabinet picks dissected

Trump’s cabinet picks dissected

Danny Kilrea, Copy editor

January 11, 2017

President-elect Donald J. Trump has named his cabinet members to guide him through his presidency. Below is a little bit of information about each member. All these members except Michael Flynn need approval from the Senate. Attorney General: Sen. Jefferson Sessions (R-AL) About Sessions: Junior United ...

Last chance to donate!

Last chance to donate!

Greta Markey, Copy editor

January 10, 2017

The Relay for Life Garage Sale donation drop-off is open until Thursday, Jan. 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. The donated toys, electronics and other items are then re-sold from Jan. 13 to Jan. 19 and all proceeds from the garage sale go to the American Cancer Society. “Relay for life is beneficial because...

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