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Yes, Pride Month is commercial. That doesn’t mean it isn’t important.

Yes, Pride Month is commercial. That doesn’t mean it isn’t important.

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News/Multimedia Coverage

June 26, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

Coming out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community is extremely tough. Even with the continually changing times, changing cultural environment and an overall sense that the stigma that once surrounded homosexuality and other sects of the LGBTQ+ community has evaporated quicker than any could imagine,...

Alumna releases oh-fish-al EP

Alumna releases oh-fish-al EP

Grace DeKoker, Editor-in-Chief

June 19, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion

LT alumna Josie Dunne ‘15 has not slowed down since the release of her first single- in the four months since “Old School” came out, she has put out a second single (Good Boys), and on June 1, she released her first EP titled “To Be the Little Fish”. An EP- short for extended play- is a co...

Media Mayhem: LTTV sportscaster becomes Emmy Award presenter

Media Mayhem: LTTV sportscaster becomes Emmy Award presenter

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

June 4, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

When LTTV Sports Director Max Abrahamson walked across the stage at the Senior Honor’s assembly, there were audible gasps when his scholarship sum was announced. Such a feat was possible due to his success at LTTV. In recognition for his excellence in sports broadcasting—a field he entered as a...

Kilrea secures another individual title

Kilrea secures another individual title

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

May 26, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Before he embarks on his next chapter at the University of Notre Dame, Danny Kilrea ‘18 ended his time in the LT Track and Field program with a bang: in the 3200 meters, Kilrea won yet another state title with a time of 9:02.77 at Eastern Illinois University, according to the website Athletic.net. “It...

Half baked

Half baked

Greg Smith, Assistant Opinions Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

Last week, my friend told me his AP Econ class was asked to analyze the “externalities” of marijuana legalization—i.e., whether it’s a good idea to legalize weed for recreational purposes. As you read this, Illinois lawmakers are debating a proposal to fully legalize marijuana. State Rep. Kelly Cassidy...

Hinsdale Central to leave WSC Conference

Mikaela Larson, Sports Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under LiOnion (satire)

Claiming they can no longer play against “peasants,” Hinsdale Central has elected to leave the West Suburban Conference (WSC) at the beginning of the 2018-19 school year. “We have never considered ourselves a part of the Western Suburbs,” Principal Squilliam Fancyson said. “Emotionally, ...

USA: the land of opportunity

USA: the land of opportunity

Greg Smith, Assistant Opinions Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

You or someone you know will probably go to college for free out of state. Schools try to attract top students with stipends and full scholarships that even allow some students to do some post graduate work. The opportunities we can find outside of our home towns and states extend far beyond even higher ...

Oh the places you’ll (Chica)go!

Oh the places you’ll (Chica)go!

Pilar Valdes, Assistant Pulse Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

I think we can all agree that the first thing we think of when we hear the word “Chicago” is Trina Vega from Victorious singing her beautiful and timeless solo aptly named “Chicago.” Although Trina may not have been the best at singing, her lyrics ring true. Chicago is “a city that's inviting,...

Civics ends pilot year

Civics ends pilot year

Pilar Valdes, Assistant Pulse Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under News

At LT, many students live in constant fear of not meeting the graduation requirements. Students of all ages are told by their counselors to make sure they have one year of fine arts, one year of practical arts, four years of English, two of math; the list goes on. This year, a new graduation requirement...

Radio Supervisor celebrates 25 years at WLTL

Radio Supervisor celebrates 25 years at WLTL

Maddy Cohen, Art Director

May 24, 2018


Filed under News

In 1975, Mike Baker walked into WLTL to try out to be an engineer as a student. The station was located on the third floor of the Vaughn building, spread out between two piano rooms, and only ran hours a day. Almost 43 years later, WLTL dominates a large section of the basement, runs 24 hours a day a...

Funding environmental growth

Greta Markey, Managing Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

At LT, we pride ourselves on being a school with exceptional educational and extracurricular opportunities that foster success in any area of study or interest. We have impressive sports teams, academics, creative arts programs and many would say that, as a school, we are quick to pick up on innovative...

Branch of Hinsdale cult opens up at Lyons Township, students fear safety

Sydney Kaehler, Opinions Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under LiOnion (satire)

This past week, Lyons Township High School North Campus was sent into a hard lockdown after receiving multiple Speak-Up Line calls about threats involving alleged “cult-like activity and witchcraft” within the classrooms, halls and bathrooms. Further investigation traced threats back to the Institute...

Highway Authority to widen 294, impact community

Highway Authority to widen 294, impact community

Brandt Siegfried, Online Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under News

The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority has embarked on a project to repave and expand the 24 miles of I-294 from Balmoral Avenue in Rosemont to 95th street in Bridgeview, Western Springs Village Manager Ingrid Velkme said. The $4 billion project commenced this year and will continue until an esti...

Free cardiac screenings benefit LT students

Free cardiac screenings benefit LT students

Grace DeKoker, Copy Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under News

Cardiovascular disease is often the last thought on any high school student’s mind, but approximately 7,000 teenagers experience sudden cardiac arrest each year. Only one in every 10 of them will survive, according to the American Heart Association. Treatment options are limited, since a high percentage...

BPA heads to nationals

Taylor Schmitt, Reporter

May 24, 2018


Filed under News

After its success at the state level, LT's Business Professionals of America team will head to nationals from May 9 to 12 in Dallas, Texas. The team is taking eight of its nine qualifying members to compete in events ranging from web design to business management. "What's interesting about school...

Bored Housewives Association presses school on beige lockers

Sarah Grier, Pulse Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under LiOnion (satire)

Susan Freal, a mother of two LT students, launched a new campaign to repaint the lockers lining the NC halls. “I was watching HGTV one Tuesday afternoon when it hit me,” Freal said. “The only thing that differs between a middle and upper class home is tasteful color palettes. That’s what I ...

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