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Rauner signs new school funding formula into law

Spencer Levinson, Reporter

September 26, 2017

Less than two weeks ago, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed SB 1947 into law. This new legislation is a school funding overhaul. Approved by the Senate on a 38-13 vote, one important component of the law is that funding will be distributed to schools based upon a four tier system. In this system, lower income...

Ed Sheeran dazzles crowd at Allstate Arena

Ed Sheeran dazzles crowd at Allstate Arena

Georgia Dougherty, Business Manager

September 26, 2017

One might think that one man and a guitar would not be enough to entertain the entirety of the Allstate Arena. If that is the case, this person has not seen Ed Sheeran perform live. Sheeran’s concert consists of him, his guitar, and a loop, which allows him to repeat recorded sounds with a pedal to ...

Rivalry matches hype

Mikaela Larson, Sports Editor

September 23, 2017

The rivalry between Lyons Township and Hinsdale Central rarely disappoints and the annual Silver Brick game between the boy’s varsity soccer teams was no exception. Although there were no back-and-forth hype videos and social media wars, the teams did the talking, taking the game to a double overtime b...

MODern look at pizza

Christina Rossetti, Photo Editor

September 22, 2017

One of the best parts of my weekend is being able to go out, grab lunch with the friends I am not able to see during the week, and just catch up on life. Our favorite thing to do is try a new place and experience new food together. I was able to go out and try a new place with one of my friends, and...

Cheesie’s too cheesy for a grate experience

Cheesie's too cheesy for a grate experience

Brandt Siegfried, Online Editor

September 22, 2017

Perhaps the hottest new La Grange restaurant of last summer, Cheesie’s Pub & Grub at 46 South La Grange Road, is hard to miss. The large orange sign and garage door storefront between DiNico’s and a home good store is unique. Upon entry, Cheesie’s is a unique restaurant. Orders and payment...

Sound the trumpets

Sarah Grier, Pulse Editor

September 22, 2017

French teacher Sam Robinson has been playing the trumpet since the mere age of 12 and once receiving his first full-time teaching job 14 years ago at LT, he has found an excellent community of musically involved teachers. These teachers are brought together each year for Brownstock, an annual in-sch...

Swinging singer

Danny Kilrea, Managing Editor of Online Content

September 22, 2017

In freshmen year Latin class, teacher Laurie Jolicoeur had her students sing a song to learn about the seven kings of Rome. When everyone started singing, everyone immediately was amazed by Jolicoeur’s singing, because it was so good, Piper Turckes ‘18 recalled. At that time, Jolicoeur revealed she...

LT English teacher finds passion through drumming

Lindsey Hauch, Pulse Editor

September 22, 2017

Playing the drums for one band is impressive, but for two is pure talent, especially while juggling duties as a high school English teacher and cross-country coach. Tom Stukel makes it his goal to incorporate drumming and music into his life, however hectic it may be.  "I started when I was really young. M...

The effects of Women’s March

Lindsey Hauch, Pulse Editor

September 22, 2017

On Jan. 21, 2017, 5 million people across all seven continents embraced their views as a feminist. Men, women and children of all ages, nationalities and religions took a stand for something that has been deliberately withheld throughout history: equality. Whether it be for an end of violence, reprod...

The truth about feminism

Sydney Kaehler, Assistant Opinions Editor

September 22, 2017

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word feminist? You probably stop at the prefix: fem-. That prefix directly translates to female, and that’s all people need to hear to start drawing conclusions. “Feminism is for crazy chicks that want more rights than men.” That mindset...

Nintendo gives sponsorship to LT senior

Isabel Tuisl, Reporter

September 22, 2017

Every night, Cole Flott ‘18 sits down at his computer and writes for his website, mtwildwood.net, for which he reviews a Nintendo game series titled Yo-kai Watch. The website that he coded from scratch has accumulated to a community of a few thousand people over the span of a year and a half. Flott...

LT student launches clothing line

Georgia Dougherty, Reporter

September 22, 2017

Rose Peters ‘18 suddenly picked up her cell phone and texted her mom an idea she just thought of: a denim skirt clothing line. “I got the idea while I was studying abroad in France,” Peters said. “A lot of girls were wearing them, but I didn’t really know where to get them, and I was like, ‘I...

LT student creates football documentary

LT student creates football documentary

September 22, 2017

It is 5 a.m. on a summer morning when Max Abrahamson ‘18 wakes up to start his long day.  He makes it to LT SC by 5:30 a.m. to shoot footage of the varsity football players arriving to practice.  He shoots the entire practice, following the football players from the field to the weight room to meetings...

Soda tax causes change at cafeteria

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

September 22, 2017

Even as the Cook County beverage tax remains mired in legal limbo—with a lawsuit by the Illinois Retail Merchants Association claiming it violates Illinois’ constitution—the tax is still in effect. Now that school is in session, LT and other schools have had to decide how to approach the highly-controversial...

Sugar and cocaine are just the same

Danny Kilrea, Managing Editor of Online Content

September 22, 2017

There seems to be a nationwide effort to make America’s obesity rate go down. There was once a time when nutritionists thought fat was the leading cause of the obesity epidemic. Thus, labels are slapped on food with the convincing words along the lines of: “0-percent fat.” If all of our food is...

From Bennett Field to NFL

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 17: Kicker Jake Elliott #4 of the Philadelphia Eagles kicks a successful field goal from the hold of Donnie Jones #8 during the first quarter of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on September 17, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. ( Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Mikaela Larson, Sports Editor

September 22, 2017

Sept. 17 was a day to be remembered forever as Jake Elliott ‘13 stepped onto the field in Arrowhead Stadium against the Kansas City Chiefs and made his NFL debut for the Philadelphia Eagles. He went two-for-three on field goals, knocking one in from 40 yards out, and two-for-two on extra points. If...

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