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TryFecta: Holiday Drinks Review

Outside of Starbucks and logo (courtesy of creative commons)

Tommy Layden, Quinn Riordan, and Lizzie Patel

December 20, 2019  

Sports Update: Week 1

Tommy Layden, Sports Co-Editor

December 13, 2019

Hey LT Sports fans the LION newspaper is launching a brand new online section that’s sole purpose to to tell you readers when, where, and who the Lions sports teams are playing. We hope that by organizing it in one place you can more easily learn about what games to attend and the results of those...

Four Guys and Pie, episode 2: Everything College

Four Guys and Pie, episode 2: Everything College

Nina Shearrill, Multimedia Editor

December 12, 2019

Guests Paige Darling, John Hepp and Alfonso Fernandez are back to discuss everything college. Along with special guest Lianne Musser of the LT College and Career Center, these four discuss common questions and fears that students may have about college in the second installment of "Four Guys and ...

‘Steel Magnolias’ at LT

Sophia Joyce '22 and Kate Paras act in Steel Magnolia (Joyner/LION).

Paige Darling, Assistant Multimedia Editor

December 11, 2019

Director Kirsten Manthei chose to bring the play “Steel Magnolias” to LT because of the female talent this year, she said. The play features an all female cast of six. “There is a warm interpersonal connection in the play,” Manthei said. “It will come across as you watch these women go t...

Western Springs catwalk to be reconstructed

The catwalk is currently located at Western Avenue and Maple Street and spans I-294 (Sullivan/LION).

Lillie George, Reporter

December 11, 2019

Because it fails to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines, the existing pedestrian bridge over Tollway I-294 known as the “catwalk” will be torn down, reconstructed and possibly relocated. This change threatens to affect the routines of many people, including the LT girls cross...

Callahan Dunn ‘20 places first in state

Cal Dunn '20 shakes coach Scott Walker's hand after her first place win on Nov. 23 (photo courtesy of Erin Rodriguez).

Maggie Kahn, Sports Co-Editor

December 10, 2019

After Callahan Dunn ‘20 gazed at the scoreboard at the end of her 200 Individual Medley race and saw the number one next to her name, she was instantly filled with joy. It all hit her when she looked over at her team and coaches who were smiling and cheering enthusiastically, celebrating her once-in-a-li...

Recreational marijuana sales divide suburbs

Diane Makovic, Co-Editor In Chief

December 10, 2019

With the passage of a bill that would legalize the sales of recreational marijuana in Illinois starting on Jan. 1, 2020, towns in the area have held board meetings to voice both their support and concerns surrounding the controversial issue. “This is a dividing issue because the [Federal] government...

Five volunteer opportunities this holiday season

Kate Ferrell, Assistant Web Editor

December 10, 2019

Secret Santa  Do any of your teachers participate in Secret Santa? Organized by the Lagrange Rotary Club, Help children in need this holiday season by donating money with a group of friends, or class and adopt a child. Secret Santa helps children 0-17 years of age all around the area. The Rotary club w...

Tryfecta, episode 1: Fry Guys

Tommy Layden, Quinn Riordan, and Lizzie Patel

December 9, 2019

We set out to give readers and viewers idea where to get the best fries based on a few different criteria. They are as follows: flavor/saltiness, bang for your buck, crispiness, warmth, overall taste, and aesthetic.  Each of these criteria are judged on a scale of 1 to 5 points, as well as an overal...

Student starts coding company

Brianna Fonseca, reporter

December 9, 2019

From a young age, Colin Flueck ‘21 has had an obsession with Legos and building, which sparked his strong interest in coding and robotics. Now, Flueck hopes to use the knowledge he has to offer other students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Science (STEM) something that they'll be ...

LTTV nominated for Emmy

Alfonso Fernandez, Reporter

December 9, 2019

LTTV submitted a clip of the “Pack the Place” basketball game last year which won first place in sports for the Chicago Midwest National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awards. In the middle of September this year, LTTV was informed that they had been nominated as Emmy finalists for their...

Boys swim prepares for new season, athletes

Max Dike, Reporter

December 9, 2019

For Bryson Breitenbucher ‘20, last year’s state boys swim meet was an experience like no other. The atmosphere was unlike any he had ever felt before, he said. “There’s no energy compared to the state meet,” Breitenbucher said. “It gets you going.” Breitenbucher competed in a slew of rac...

Editorial: Courses at the same level should have uniform curriculum

December 9, 2019

Our position: Teachers who teach the same class should follow the same curriculum and have the same homework and retake policies in order to give all students the same experience. As the school year progresses, students may be surprised to learn that despite taking a course at the same level as th...

Cuffing Season

Liz Gremer, Co Art-Director

December 9, 2019

As the days get darker earlier and the temperature begins to drop, there is not only a seasonal shift but also a social shift. As one scans the halls of LT during the winter, it is clear that there is a higher prevalence of couples. Not only does November mark the start of the holiday season, it also...

These dusty old books matter

John Hepp, Reporter

December 9, 2019

I get it. Reading the works of William Shakespeare, Ralph Waldo Emerson or Henry Thoreau is hardly exciting for most high school students. Why should we care about a story or essay some dusty old guy wrote 200 years ago? On the surface, these literary classics that we study in English class seem to ju...

Couples of LT

Olivia Janik, Co Editor In Chief

December 9, 2019

LION interviewed couples at LT to learn about their experiences with dating in high school and whether they believe in cuffing season or not. Kate Paras ‘20 and Ben Smiley ‘20 Kate Paras ‘20 and Ben Smiley ‘20 first met in their freshman English class, but the couple did not start dating...

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