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Italian exchange enjoys 15th year abroad

Italian exchange enjoys 15th year abroad

Christina Rossetti, Photo Editor

April 18, 2018


Filed under News

Italy: the country famous for the Leaning Tower, pizza, the Colosseum and so much more. But for Jess Pelletiere ‘18, there was something else that made going to Italy on LT’s Italian exchange trip stand out. “My favorite part was the Trevi fountain in Rome because it was such a Lizzie McGuire...

Issue #6: 4-13-18

April 17, 2018


Filed under Print Issues

Student switches sport to shot put, finds success

Kerry Conneely, Freelance Reporter

April 17, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives

On March 3, Maggie Piwowarczyk ‘18 and her teammates had just completed their shot put portion of the York Invitational, but still had the last three hours of the meet to wait for the rest of the events to finish. Instead of waiting and watching, they decided to explore the large school by walking arou...

Softball readies for Pink Out game

Softball readies for Pink Out game

Claire Williams, Freelance Reporter

April 17, 2018


Filed under Articles, Online Exclusives, Sports

It was frigid on May 6, 2017 when a wave of pink players washed over the LT softball fields for the first Pink Out game in years. Despite the temperature, an exceptional number of fans came to cheer, most of whom were also wearing pink. “We got way more fans than we usually did and a lot of support...

Media Mayhem: Inside the Chicago Tribune’s unprecedented push for unionization

Media Mayhem: Inside the Chicago Tribune’s unprecedented push for unionization

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under Lars Lonnroth's Media Mayhem, News, Top Stories

As long-time readers of the Chicago Tribune can attest, the prestigious newspaper's editorial page has consistently published eviscerating editorials that have taken a vociferous anti-union posture. But despite that long-held position, staffers at the nearly 171 year old paper are pushing for un...

Pilar’s playlists edition 5

Pilar Valdes, Assistant Pulse Editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Pulse

Sorry about the brief hiatus. If you don’t like Taylor Swift, I’m sure these past three weeks have been somewhat painful for you. But alas, here I am. This week’s playlist is called “LET ME LOVE YOU” because obviously screaming at someone to let you love them and then making a playlist about them is the best way to earn their affection. Not at al...

NBA Playoffs: Round One

NBA Playoffs: Round One

Luke Lusson, Sports Editor

April 13, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

After a long, grueling 82-game regular season, the 2018 NBA Playoffs is finally set to tip-off this Saturday, April 14. Numerous intriguing round one matchups await in each conference, and it seems as though the potential for upsets this year is higher than we’ve seen in recent seasons. Here is my b...

Fashion to raise money for domestic violence victims

Mary Devine, Reporter

April 13, 2018


Filed under News

On April 15 at 11 a.m., Lyons Township will host a fashion show in the SC Performance Arts Center. Admission will cost $5, and the proceeds will be donated to the Constance Morris House for domestic violence awareness. The fashion classes at NC, along with many volunteering students have been preparing...

Boys baseball prepares for strong season

Boys baseball prepares for strong season

Harper Hill, Reporter

April 13, 2018


Filed under Articles, Sports

Last season, in a game against its biggest competitor Oak Park River Forest High School, the boys varsity baseball team was deep into the seventh and final inning of the game. The pressure was on pitcher Grant Leader ‘19, who had to be pulled out because of new IHSA pitching count rules. Before be...

Athlete of the month: Sean Ryan ’18

Athlete of the month: Sean Ryan ’18

Grant Campbell, News Editor

April 13, 2018


Filed under Articles, Sports

Since fifth grade, Sean Ryan ’18 has dreamt of competing in a Division 1 collegiate sport.  At the time, he was tearing up the field for St. Cletus Middle School’s football program.  He considered that to be his sport.  One year later, Ryan was introduced to the sport of volleyball. “In sixth grade, one...

Internet access is important

Internet access is important

April 13, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Imagine going about your business in the library, working on an assignment. While looking up new information, you click on a link and receive nothing but a screen saying that the site you are trying to reach is blocked because of questionable content. At LT, this is far too common an occurrence. The...

Free exercise

Brandt Siegfried, Online Editor

April 13, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion

Separation of church and state; while most high school students cite this phrase when they think of the Constitution, it’s actually one of the most misunderstood principles of American government. For starters, the Constitution never actually says the words “separation of church and state.”...

Mathletes to host trivia fundraiser for Dare2Tri

Taylor Schmitt, Reporter

April 13, 2018


Filed under News

The LT Math Team will be hosting a trivia night fundraiser on April 14 in the NC cafeteria to support the organization Dare2Tri. The event, which will begin around 6:30 p.m., will feature five rounds of trivia questions over a variety of topics, a split-the-pot raffle and prizes from local businesses....

Isabel Tuisl, Reporter

April 13, 2018


Filed under Pulse

Being a teenager in high school is difficult enough alone. The addition of mental illness can further complicate schoolwork and social situations for those students. Skyla Stillo ‘19 understands this more than anyone, because she has been in that position before. In fact, she is in this position ri...

Student named winner of Third District Congressional App Challenge

Harper Hill, Reporter

April 13, 2018


Filed under News

When Programming teacher Natalie Carlson casually introduced the concept of the Congressional App Challenge to her Programming Club students, Scott Turro ‘18 jumped at the opportunity to submit his complex app to the highly selective contest. “I submitted it to experience publishing a totally f...

Fortnite hype

Sarah Grier, Pulse Editor

April 13, 2018


Filed under Pulse

If you somehow do not know what Fortnite is, the simplest thing I could compare it to is “The Hunger Games.” In Fortnite Battle Royale, 100 individual players are dropped into the map and fight to the death. The map consistently shrinks from a storm into smaller and smaller zones to force the...

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