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World Language department gives back

Pilar Valdes, Assistant Pulse Editor

October 31, 2017

In addition to collecting donations for the American Red Cross during Spanish classes, the World Language department is also gathering supplies to send to Puerto Rico to help those impacted by the recent Hurricane Maria, French teacher Elizabeth Martinez said. Spanish teacher Karly Enright organized donations...

Minimum wage, negligible impact

Mikaela Larson, Sports Editor

October 31, 2017

On July 1, 2017, legislation from Cook County Board of Commissioners went into effect raising the minimum wage from the state mandated $8.25 an hour to $10 an hour, however both La Grange and Western Springs voted to opt out of the pay raise. “[The Western Springs] Board was in a state of transition...

Students start new chess club at LT

Hayden Claesson, Reporter

October 31, 2017

Despite a lack of a sponsor for the club, several students are determined to form a competitive chess team at LT with the caliber to perform at highly competitive tournaments. “It all started with a whole group of us on the wrestling team were playing online chess together a lot,” Will Bernste...

MUN hopes to bounce back after loss

Grace DeKoker, Copy Editor

October 31, 2017

LT Model UN students faced a tough defeat in their conference at Washington University, Oct. 13-15. This conference is known throughout MUN to be a learning opportunity for newcomers, and kicks off the competitive season. General Sectarian Jack Dudley ‘18 views the weekend as a success, despite LT not w...

Student Council holds blood drive

Taylor Schmitt, Reporter

October 31, 2017

The LT Student Council planned to hold its first blood drive of the year in the Vaughan Gym on Oct. 25. Students had to be at least 16 years old and needed to receive a parent's permission to participate if they were under 17. "You are saving multiple lives when you donate blood," Student Activities...

Area receives new state senator

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

October 31, 2017

When state Sen. John Curran (R-Downers Grove) was informed July 22 that he would be appointed to replace former Senate minority leader Christine Radogno and serve the 41st District—including parts of the La Grange, Western Springs and Indian Head Park—it was only a matter of days before he cast h...

LT alumnus grows for new urban farming company

Greg Smith, Assistant Opinions Editor

October 31, 2017

Lyons Township alumnus Craig Frymark ’02 and his wife Jennifer Nelkin Frymark currently work for the New York-based urban farming company “Gotham Greens.” Craig serves as the Facilities Manager of Gotham’s newest greenhouse in Chicago’s Pullman area, and Jennifer works as the company’s Chief Ag...

Aviation students fundraise

Harper Hill, Reporter

October 30, 2017

Seventeen aviation students and two teachers piled into a school bus heading to O’Hare International Airport on Saturday Sept. 16 to participate in LT’s second plane pull fundraiser. This year marked the ninth annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Plane Pull event, according to Special Olympics Illinois....

Library seeks funding

Georgia Dougherty, Business Manager

October 30, 2017

The Thomas Ford Memorial Library in Western Springs is seeking approval from Western Springs residents to implement a $2 million tax increase to renovate the facility. “The library was last renovated in 1996,” Library Board of Trustees President Mary Greska said. “Since then, there have been ...

Marijuana presentation at Neuqua raises questions about legalization

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

October 30, 2017

NAPERVILLE, Ill.—In the debate over the legalization of marijuana, former White House Advisor on Drug Policy Kevin Sabet is ardently opposed to the growing efforts to legalize the drug. In the Neuqua Valley High School auditorium on Sept. 28, Sabet implored an audience of parents, students and the...

Organization provides platform to give back

Greta Markey, Managing Editor

October 30, 2017

As Western Springs resident Caitlin McNeily drove in her car shortly after the 2016 presidential election, she realized that instead of being frustrated with events, like the election, that she couldn’t control, there was instead a way she could help give back. Inspired by her husband’s organization, ...

DACA rescinded, causes disorientation

Brandt Siegfried, Online Editor

October 30, 2017

For the nine months President Donald Trump has been in office, immigration issues have received a front and center seat in the national policy debate. Ever since announcing his candidacy for president in June 2015, Trump has engaged with immigration, favoring stronger restrictions and more border sec...

Life of alumnus inspires author

Grant Campbell, News Editor

October 30, 2017

Anderson’s Bookshop in LaGrange hosted author Jordan Sonnenblick’s book signing of “The Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade” on Sept. 25. Community members filled the seats of the local bookstore to learn more about the book that appeals to middle school students and others. Maverick, the main charact...

Lyons fall to Curie

Lyons fall to Curie

Luke Lusson, Sports Editor

October 29, 2017

The 18th seeded Curie Condors came into Saturday’s first round playoff matchup with a trick up their sleeve. Rather than sending the ball deep on the opening kickoff, the Condors risked giving LT solid field position and surprised the Lions with an onside kick. The risk paid off for the Condors, who...

Trade Talk

Luke Lusson, Sports Editor

October 26, 2017

This past NBA offseason was crazy. An abundance of big names were moved to teams attempting to throw themselves into the championship conversation, thus continuing the “superteam” era. At the other end of the spectrum are the hometown Chicago Bulls. Just about every move made by the Bulls front...

Athlete of the Month : Matt Vear ’18

Mary Okkema, Reporter

October 26, 2017

On the night of Sept. 15, the Friday of homecoming weekend, the LT boys varsity soccer team played Reavis on Bennett Field. LT was fouled in Reavis’ goal box during the last half of the game. Charlie Clarke ‘18 called goalie Matt Vear ‘18 to take the penalty kick. Everyone held their breath as the...

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