LION Newspaper

Brownstock in photos

Brownstock in photos

Camilla Breen, Pulse co-editor

March 22, 2019


Filed under Multimedia

LT's student music festival, Brownstock, kicked off on the morning of April 22, highlighting the musical prowess of the LT student body. The LION was there to help transport you to the highly-anticipated festival—through photos. To follow along through the rest of the day, make sure to follow our Tw...

Check out our live coverage of Brownstock!

Check out our live coverage of Brownstock!

Isabel Tuisl, Website/Social Media co-editor

March 22, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Top Stories

If your classes aren’t attending Brownstock tomorrow, March 22, the LION's social media is the places to be! I, the Social Media manager of LION, am going to be updating you throughout the periods that Brownstock is occurring— second, third, sixth, seventh, and eighth. I will be tweeting, live stream...

Boys hoops has best playoff run in past 8 years

Boys hoops has best playoff run in past 8 years

Tommy Layden, Assistant Sports editor

March 21, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

After a prolific season, LT boys basketball was knocked out of the playoffs in the fourth round after losing to the 12th ranked team in the state, Geneva. They went into the postseason with a 21-8 record and had the longest postseason run in the last eight years. “[Geneva was] 30-1 so they have done a lot...

Point-Counterpoint: Should foreign language classes begin in kindergarten?

Point-Counterpoint: Should foreign language classes begin in kindergarten?

Liz Gremer and Diane Makovic

March 21, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion

Point: Profe will be proud by Liz Gremer I began taking Spanish in kindergarten. In elementary school, I learned the alphabet, basic grammar, as well as that “amarillo” means yellow. Going into high school, I had tested out of Spanish I and began Spanish II as a freshman. This year, I am tak...

Daniel Hartman hired as new LT football coach

Daniel Hartman hired as new LT football coach

Diane Makovic, Copy editor

March 20, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

LT recently hired former Hinsdale Central varsity football coach Daniel Hartman to replace coach Kurt Weinberg, who announced his retirement earlier this year. Hartman presented his coaching philosophy at a parent-player meeting on March 19 at 6:30 in the NC Reber Center. “There is a fierce rival...

Canvas cheating calls application’s effectiveness into question

Canvas cheating calls application’s effectiveness into question

Pilar Valdes, Art director

March 19, 2019


Filed under News

As long as there has been education, there has been cheating. Now, with the increase in technology in the classroom, students are finding more innovative ways to cheat on their schoolwork. An increase in cheating across the board, especially in the misuse of Canvas, has caused teachers, students and a...

McClure educates people on issues of mental health

McClure educates people on issues of mental health

Delaney Sullivan, Freelance reporter

March 18, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

McClure Junior High School hosted a meeting on Feb. 21 for parents and eighth graders to inform them about the current struggles of mental health in our society. Eighth grader Jack Sluis, was shocked about what he had learned. He had no idea that mental health affects as many people as it does. He did...

La Grange considers townhouses to replace children’s home

La Grange considers townhouses to replace children’s home

Nina Shearrill, Business manager

March 15, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

For over 100 years the Illinois Masonic Children’s home—located at 441 9th Ave. in LaGrange—acted as at first an orphanage, and then a group home. After its closing in 2017, the lot still houses several buildings that are not in use. M/I Homes, a home-building company, set its sights on the unused lo...

LT troubleshoots Internet issues

LT troubleshoots Internet issues

Taylor Schmitt, Website/Social Media co-editor

March 14, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

Since Wi-Fi was made available to students on Jan. 16 this year, the district has been experiencing Internet access issues. The issues affect every device across the district network, including the district-owned PC’s in the DC, as well as students’ private devices. “Bluntly, when things are...

Mavros Festival to showcase theater students

Mavros Festival to showcase theater students

Mia Bonfiglio, Reporter

March 13, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

The annual Donna Mavros Student Directed One Act Play Festival will take place this weekend, including two plays, one called After Math directed by Taylor Schmitt ‘19 and the other is Hectate Hill directed by Ellie Burke ‘19. “[Directing] has been a really interesting experience,” Schmitt said....

Chess team goes to state

Chess team goes to state

Nina Shearrill, Business manager

March 12, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

Despite the fact that the chess team started just last year, they have taken no time in gathering up dedicated members and even making it to state. By practicing twice a week and receiving help from professional chess players, LT was able to take nine of their Chess Team’s members to state. During th...

LT student section named finalist in IHSA competition

LT student section named finalist in IHSA competition

Mia Bonfiglio, Reporter

March 12, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

The IHSA Student Section Showdown selected LT’s student section as a finalist in the competition of the best student sections. LTTV produced a video for the contest and eight students will be sent to the competition to represent LT. “The talent and school spirit that is shown through these vide...

LT students react to NC bathroom incident

LT students react to NC bathroom incident

Diane Makovic, Copy editor

March 11, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

After a female LT student was assaulted in a NC bathroom on Feb. 14, students have expressed wariness being in school restrooms alone.     “I make sure to not go into bathrooms alone, especially in the Vaughan building,” Leah Dillon ‘20 said. “I try to get another girl to go with me.”...

Business Professionals of America head to Nationals

Business Professionals of America head to Nationals

Liz Gremer, Reporter

March 8, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

Following a strong showing throughout their entire season and the state meet, Business Professionals of America (BPA) is sending four of its members to the national competition May 1-5 in Anaheim, CA. “I love seeing the pride they have for what they accomplished,” advisor Jennifer Walker said. “They sh...

King of Hearts dance raises money for American Cancer Society

King of Hearts dance raises money for American Cancer Society

Nicole Klein, Reporter

March 7, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

After a four year absence, King of Hearts was put on by Relay for Life on March 2. The dance hosted 500 students of all grades and raised $2,000 for the American Cancer Society, Kris Costopoulos assistant principal for the class of 2019, and sponsor for Relay for Life said.   “I wanted to make s...

Point-Counterpoint: Presidential experience (video/article)

Point-Counterpoint: Presidential experience (video/article)

Grace Dekoker and Greg Smith

March 6, 2019


Filed under Multimedia

The president of the United States is one of the most powerful people in the free world. The influence of the United States on the world stage is massive, but the list of requirements to become the President of the United States is only three things long: be 35 years old, be born in the U.S. and have...

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