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Top 25 Moments in Sports of 2018

Hayden Claesson and Tommy Layden, Sports Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Sports, Uncategorized

Join sports editors Tommy Layden and Hayden Claesson, as well as WLTL sports director as we journey through this past year of sports and cover the top 25 moments of 2018.  ...

For Kicks and Giggles

Hayden Claesson, Sports editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

I have always disliked soccer. It was simply never interesting to me. I’m not sure if it was the fact that I wasn’t good at it, or if I just thought it was boring to watch. I just could not understand the hype behind soccer. I didn’t like playing it due to the fact that I am hilariously uncoordinated,...

AOTM: Lily Courier ’20

AOTM: Lily Courier ’20

Liz Gremer, Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

During the 2016 Wheaton North Invitational, the LT girls’ varsity basketball team was down with seconds to spare. Following a last-minute play, Lily Courier ‘20 was set up to shoot the three-point shot that would tie the game. Despite her nerves, Courier made the shot that sent LT into overtime. ...

Boys basketball hopes to improve record with experienced roster

Boys basketball hopes to improve record with experienced roster

Tommy Layden, Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

After several players’ injuries led to an unusually high number of losses, finalizing a below .500 record last year, boys basketball prepares to rebound from an unfortunate 2017-18 season. “Unfortunately we had a few guys that were injured for a large part or all of the season,” head boys basketball...

Girls basketball team prepares to build on previous season’s success

Girls basketball team prepares to build on previous season’s success

Maggie Kahn, Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

After a tough loss in the 2018 regional final against Montini Catholic High School, varsity girls basketball is ready to get back on the court and start stronger than ever, center/forward Patti Cesarini ‘20 said. “[Last season] we had a difficult time executing the plays that we needed to,”...

It’s Coffee Time!!!! (video review)

Camilla Breen, Pilar Valdes, and Georgia Dougherty

December 6, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Online Exclusives, Pulse, Videos

Where's the best place to get your caffeine fix? LION staffers Photo Editor Camilla Breen, Art Director Pilar Valdes and Co-pulse Editor Georgia Dougherty seek out the answer for you. Do you agree? Disagree? Are furious we didn't review your go-to coffee place? Let us know in the comments on the video or...

The Ultimate Sport

Harper Hill, News co-editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Print Issues, Sports

Every Sunday, my dad wakes up and goes to Bennett Field with a dozen or more of the fellow neighborhood dads, and they scrimmage in a game of Ultimate. This has been routine since I can remember. It was not until my brother took up this sport when I realized this wasn’t just a recreational activity...

The 1975’s “A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships” review

The 1975’s “A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships” review

Camilla Breen and Isabel Tuisl

December 5, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Reviews, Top Stories

Listening party (Isabel): On Nov. 30, the official release date of The 1975’s “A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships,” listening parties occured in places all over the nation. Chicago’s party took place at 7pm. at Shuga Records (1272 N Milwaukee Ave in Wicker Park). When my friend and I en...

Girls Gymnastics begins season with optimistic perspective

Girls Gymnastics begins season with optimistic perspective

Nicole Klein, Reporter

December 4, 2018


Filed under News, Print Issues, Sports

As the upcoming season approaches,15 out of the 25 people on the varsity and junior varsity teams are freshman. They have been training to prepare for their first year of high school gymnastics and are looking to the older members for advice. “We are going to have a really young team,” second-year...

Energetic performance by Josie Dunne gets crowd on its feet

Energetic performance by Josie Dunne gets crowd on its feet

Isabel Tuisl, Social Media Manager/Website co-editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Reviews, Top Stories

Josie Dunne ‘15 captivated her audience at her hometown show on Nov. 20 with her positive and energetic presence as she jumped around the stage all night, along with her family and friends who came out to support her. Approaching the venue, Park West, I could already tell it was sort of a strang...

Wrestling prepares to pin, win

Wrestling prepares to pin, win

Isabella Sorice, Photographer/Reporter

December 3, 2018


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

After finishing last season with a record of 12 wins and 12 losses, the boys wrestling team has returned for another season. Assistant coach Patrick O’Neil is hoping for more successful results at meets. “After the last season ended, the team made two goals: put in a lot of effort in the weight ro...

Erin Rodriguez takes boys swim head coach position

Erin Rodriguez takes boys swim head coach position

Mia Bonfiglio, Reporter

December 3, 2018


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

After 24 years of coaching, Scott Walker retired, resulting in Erin Rodriguez being named new boys swim head coach. For the previous three years, the team placed in the top two at state and placed first twice. The team remains confident going into this year, Ben Lynch ‘19 said. Since 2015, Rodrigu...

Safe and informed

December 3, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Print Issues

Our Position: LT is doing a good job in terms of school security, but should inform students about the new protocol. In the wake of increased school violence, LT has been tightening security to protect its students. The LT administration has implemented numerous new security measures this year betw...

School over sports

December 3, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Print Issues

Our Position: Coaches need to recognize that athletics come second to academics for student athletes. Being a high schooler is no easy job. There’s stressful classes, trying to figure out what to do with for the rest of your life and plenty of social and academic stress. Some students take on the extr...

True Evil

Greg Smith, Managing editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion, Print Issues

At the conclusion of a speech to the House of Commons describing the horrors of the slave trade in 1791, English abolitionist William Wilberforce said “You may choose to look the other way, but you can never say again that you did not know.” Our society isn’t always interested in knowing the...

Hate Seeping Through

Mary Okkema, News co-editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion, Print Issues

American society and politics have increasingly become polarized over the past few years. It seems that people have forgotten to listen to and respect others opinions. Democrats and Republicans are both struggling to find common ground and compromise. This political polarization is causing great tension...

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