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Tornado hits Waterman’s hometown, Student Council raises funds

Tornado hits Waterman’s hometown, Student Council raises funds

Taylor Schmitt, Co-Website/ Social Media editor

December 21, 2018

After Principal Brian Waterman’s hometown of Taylorville, Ill. was hit by a severe tornado Dec. 1, student council began raising funds to show their support. Student council members will be walking around with cans to collect donations from Dec. 13 to Dec. 21. “I’m just humbled someone though...

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Grace DeKoker, Editor-in-Chief

December 21, 2018

Happy Winter Break! On behalf of the whole LION Newspaper staff, we hope your finals went well, your semester ended smoothly, and you enjoy the next two weeks off! We'll still be updating our website as much as possible, but our staff members will be enjoying the break as well and spending some time...

LT teacher displays light show in yard

LT teacher displays light show in yard

Anna McCormick, Reporter

December 21, 2018

Physics teacher Robert Sherman has always loved decorating his house for Christmas. He placed third in a decorating competition as a kid, and continued to decorate his dorm for Christmas in college. Ever since 2004, Sherman has been conducting a light show at his home. He originally did the show every year...

Media Mayhem: To survive in the modern age, local news needs to adapt

Media Mayhem: To survive in the modern age, local news needs to adapt

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

December 17, 2018

Local news is in a crisis and it’s only getting worse. Over the past 10 years or so, an innumerable number of newspapers and periodicals have gone defunct. The incredibly fast destruction of these valuable, community-based institutions has likely been fueled by a painful reality: local news’ inability t...

Tentative teacher contract reached

Tentative teacher contract reached

Grace DeKoker, Editor-in-Chief

December 13, 2018

As of the Nov. 19 Board of Education meeting, negotiations for a new contract for LT teaching staff were still in progress. There have been two closed meetings since then, where both the School Board as well as the Lyons Township Education Association had their negotiating parties present and discussion...

2018 GRAMMY’s nominations

2018 GRAMMY’s nominations

Isabel Tuisl, Co-Website/Social media editor

December 13, 2018

The 2018 GRAMMY nominations are out for the Feb. 10, 61st GRAMMY Awards, and I’m here to recap the nominees of the most popular categories for you. General Field: Record Of The Year - God’s Plan/Drake, Shallow/Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, All The Stars/Kendrick Lamar & SZA, Rockstar/P...

The Aragon Ballroom parties with Carti

The Aragon Ballroom parties with Carti

Xavier McDonald, Freelance Reporter

December 13, 2018

On a snowy night in Uptown, Chicago, Playboi Carti made a quick stop to The Aragon Ballroom on Nov. 15 that left the audience joyful but bruised from the insane mosh pits and inexpensive tickets, costing only $35. The concert was the sixth stop of 22 dates of his current Neon Tour, in which he is trav...

Teachers sit in on November Board of Education meeting

Teachers sit in on November Board of Education meeting

Grace Dekoker, Editor-in-Chief

December 12, 2018

At the beginning of a new school year, students can expect to see new faces, new teachers and new classes. LT faculty expected something new at the start of this school year as well- to ratify their new contract for this and upcoming school years. The previous contract-- which lays out logistics such...

Hinsdale Central Pool thrown into uncertainty (video)

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

December 11, 2018

Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South High Schools are in a sticky situation after a referendum seeking millions of dollars in funding for infrastructural improvements failed. Now, the schools may be forced to make deep cuts to many programs and facilities—potentially even their pool and swim team.  ...

Play ‘Lend Me A Tenor’ takes LT stage

Play ‘Lend Me A Tenor’ takes LT stage

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

December 11, 2018

The LT Theatre department presented Ken Ludwig’s “Lend Me A Tenor” on the weekend of Dec. 9. The humorous play tells the story of a big shot Italian singer who suddenly can not perform at an engagement in Cleveland, forcing the other characters to try to fix the situation. “Every scene, bac...

LION Playlists: What we’re listening to

Georgia Dougherty, Pulse co-editor

December 10, 2018

What are our favorite bops this month? Here are our top picks for a great jam session! Grace Kelly by MIKA Radio Gaga by Queen Scar Tissue by Red Hot Chili Peppers Sex and Candy by Marcy Playground Femme Fatale by The Velvet Underground Big Poppa by The Notorious B.I.G. War by Edwin Starr Goodb...

12 Years

Pilar Valdes, Art Director

December 10, 2018

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently released their Climate Report. The report details the devastating consequences the world will face if the world’s temperature increases by more than 1.5 degrees Celcius (34.7 degrees farenheit) in the 12 years. The effects of man-made climate...

Help at home: 10 easy ways to reduce your carbon footprint

Liz Gremer, Reporter

December 10, 2018

While it may seem difficult to help better the environment, there are small, easy changes you can incorporate into your life to make our Earth healthier. Take public transit: No matter where you go, taking a train or bus helps reduce the amount of carbon emitted into the air. According to America...

It’s not as bad as you think!

Georgia Dougherty, Pulse co-editor

December 10, 2018

Anthropogenic global warming (AGW) is the hypothesis that climate change is produced by human activity. Most people who believe in AGW follow Penn State University climatologist Michael Mann’s hockey stick model. His view hypothesizes that “the post-1970 surge of global warming has created a ‘hockey...

Burning Up (the Earth, that is)

Camilla Breen, Pulse co-editor

December 10, 2018

It’s no secret that the United States is one of the top contributors to climate change: we have one of the world’s highest water footprints, and we fall just behind China for having the most carbon emissions. This information has been plastered all over America in an effort to conserve drinkable...

NHI gives the gift of inspiration this holiday season

NHI gives the gift of inspiration this holiday season

Travis Morales, Freelance Writer

December 10, 2018

The sight of juicy steak and chicken fajitas combined with sweet churros is only a sliver of what Noche Navideña—or Christmas Night in English—offered on Dec. 7. For the second year in a row, LT students, faculty and the National Hispanic Institute (NHI) club came together to truly learn about the...

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