LION Newspaper

Girl’s got Game

Mikaela Larson, Sports Editor

September 22, 2017

Yes, I can drop a fact on why it made sense Mayweather would beat McGregor. Yes, I can explain to you why the Oilers will win the Stanley Cup in the next five years. Yes, I can debate for hours on why Jake Arrieta is not worth the money. And yes, I realize it’s rare for a girl to have this much sports...

Girls’ swim and dive team’s climbs toward state

Girls’ swim and dive team’s climbs toward state

Mary Okkema, Reporter

September 22, 2017

The pressure is on.  It is the 400-yard freestyle relay, the last event of the Aug. 30 meet at LT SC pool.  Madison Wanless ‘18, the second swimmer in the relay, feels the energy coming from everyone in the crowd.  The meet is neck and neck, and every point matters.  This event would decide if ...

LT football looks to win conference, make state playoffs run

Luke Lusson, Sports Editor

September 22, 2017

Last year was a breakthrough season for LT football. Not only did they hand Glenbard West their first conference loss in six years, but they seized their first playoff win since 2012 by defeating a formidable Naperville North opponent on the road. Their playoff run ended the next week, however, by...

Soccer strives for deep playoff run

Georgia Dougherty, Reporter

September 22, 2017

After playing the first, second, fifth and eighth best teams in state, the varsity boys soccer team is off to a challenging start. As of Sept. 19, the team’s record stands at 8-3-1. “LT is always a top program so we always have high expectations,” third year midfielder and captain Charlie Hall ...

State champion elects not to return

Harper Hill, Reporter

September 22, 2017

After a perfect season in 2016, in which she remained undefeated for 23 matches, Lahari Yelamanchili ‘19 claimed the 2A singles title in the state tournament. However, Yelamanchili has not committed to play LT tennis this year, and may only return if needed near the end of the season. “This year I am trying...

Kilrea runs at national level

Kilrea runs at national level

Mary Devine, Reporter

September 22, 2017

As Danny Kilrea '18 woke up to the sound of his alarm one morning before practice, he noticed a unique email notification on his phone. As he checked his inbox, there it was: an offer from Nike, asking if he wanted to attend the Nike Elite Distance Camp over the summer from July 19 to 23. "[It] ...

No peaking

Sydney Kaehler, Opinions Editor

September 22, 2017

High school is the only thing that’s on most of our minds, because it’s happening right now. Only seniors are worrying about what is to come next. No matter what everyone is thinking about, by senior year most of us have found our niche- the place you fit in. Everyone knows where everyone else st...

Fake digital image

September 22, 2017

When scrolling through your Instagram feed or watching Snapchat stories, it’s rare that the pictures aren’t posed or that the videos aren’t staged. Everyone knows that the person you see on social media almost always isn’t the same person you’ll see walking through the halls. If everyone underst...

Activity restrictions

September 22, 2017

At school, students are encouraged to get involved in activities. Participating in and contributing to a variety of clubs and teams makes for well-rounded students, creates larger networks of friends, and provides an overall healthy and positive experience. It does not make sense, then, that students ...

Limited NC parking

September 22, 2017

Alongside a new campus and the status of upperclassmen, NC brings the sweet bliss of not having to ride the bus anymore and of not needing to arrive to school hot and sweaty from a lengthy walk. Whether carpooling with friends or driving solo, the luxury of being able to get oneself to and from school...

Let’s talk about it

Maddy Cohen, Art Director

September 22, 2017

There are three things you should never talk about in polite company: money, religion and politics. Luckily, I’m not polite. It has always been a principle for teachers to conceal their political views in the classroom. While this has made the school environment much more tepid, not discussing these...

Private is professional

Greg Smith, Assistant Opinions Editor

September 22, 2017

We learn a great deal from our teachers. Beyond rote knowledge, a good teacher can teach how to process information, how to reason, and how to arrive at logical conclusions. Good teachers can teach their students how to think. But a teacher does a disservice when he or she tries to teach what to t...

Embrace your culture

Spiro Kass, Editor-in-Chief

September 22, 2017

Whether it was the turquoise-blue ocean illuminated by the bright sun, the tall, evergreen mountains that outlined the horizon, or simply the overwhelming sense of being at home, my trip to Greece this past summer was filled with experiences and emotions that allowed me to have the time of my life. ...

New turf installed for fall sports

Brandt Siegfried, Online Editor

September 22, 2017

While the new logos on Bennett Field appear to be the only changes to the venue, the entire turf was replaced this summer. The field’s foundation was repaired, the green fibers were replaced and the field was refilled with a mix of recycled and new rubber pellets. The month-long project was appro...

LT replaces sound systems

Grant Campbell

September 22, 2017

A new sound system was installed in the NC Field House. The project occurred over the summer lasting from June and was finalized in the first week of August.  The new sound system will accommodate both day to day usage in gym class, as well as large events such as the all-school assembly. “We [LT]...

LT’s recent renovations

Isabel Tuisl, Reporter

September 22, 2017

With the start of the new school year, LT administrators and faculty discussed recent NC renovations made this summer and clarified the confusion surrounding the school’s air conditioning. This summer at NC, many small projects were done, LT Business Manager Brian Stachacz said. The roof on the study hall roo...

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