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Horoscopes: LiOnion

Pilar Valdes, Art director

May 23, 2019

Aries Your love life is expected to take a fiery up turn very soon, similar to the Indian food you had for lunch today. Don’t take things too fast though, or your heart will experience a feeling similar to what your bowels felt earlier.   Taurus Go cow tipping tonight. Venus is in ...

Senior prank creates physical experience

Grace Dekoker, Editor-in-Chief

May 23, 2019

As is tradition at LT, the senior class has pulled yet another elaborate prank to commemorate their four years at LT. Students pulled a classic prank, Joe Kester ‘19 said. “We were really pressed for time, since so many of our senior class members were busy with assassin this year,” he said...

Load-and-go leaves student trampled

Anna McCormick, Reporter

May 23, 2019

Around 7:46 a.m. at NC Assistant Principal Shelly Panik’s voice illuminated through the PA stating, “There is a load-and-go situation. I repeat there will be a load-and-go situation today after school.” LT students knew there would be chaos, but no one could anticipate the nearly fatal injuries o...

Student goes out but doesn’t post; did she really go out?

Georgia Dougherty, Pulse co-editor

May 23, 2019

One week ago Brittany Parti ‘19 claimed she went to a college fraternity party at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Yet her Instagram, Snapchat and VSCO accounts remain empty, which poses the question: did she really go out? LION’s reporters were on the case. “Brittany was supposed to ...

Superlatives cause conflict

Tessa Voytovich, Reporter

May 23, 2019

Senior superlatives have always been a big deal at LT, but this year, seniors took it to the next level. Not only did students promote themselves on social media, but they created smear campaigns to take down their competitors. “I was scrolling through Instagram and saw an anonymous account that...

Local police target SC goose

Olivia Janik, Opinions editor

May 23, 2019

In an effort to get the public involved in keeping crime out of the neighborhood, the Western Springs Police Department has created a top 10 most wanted criminals list. At the very top of the list lies a criminal familiar to all LT students: the goose from the South Campus courtyard. The goose gained...

Teachers turn to social media

Grace Dekoker, Editor-in-Chief

May 23, 2019

Walking through the halls of LT, it is evident the majority of the student body is more engrossed in their phones than those around them. Further, when the LION newspaper conducted a survey of 967 NC students and 759 SC students about their in-class Snapchat or Instagram use, only one student responded...

‘Fashion Nova’ sponsors change in LT gym wear

Dani Almase, Reporter

May 23, 2019

On May 1, LT principal Dr. Byron Aguahombre announced over the intercom the new gym clothes policy that will be taking place next school year for all students. “I am proud to introduce the clothing brand that will be sponsoring the new gym uniforms,” Aguahombre said. “No more ugly, blue, knee...

Stress leads to success

Olivia Janik, Opinions editor

May 23, 2019

Gym teachers are reporting that it is taking less and less exercise for students to reach the “healthy zone” on heart rate days, where the grade for the day depends on reaching a certain amount of time where the students’ heart rate remains in the “active healthy zone”. According to students,...

Football team takes new approach for success

Pilar Valdes, Art director

May 23, 2019

After a losing season, the Lion’s football squad will be reinventing their practices by focusing less on strength and agility and more on aligning their chakras, auras and energy fields. New coach Dan Futballman has brought new practices to the team in hopes of creating a winning culture. “At this point we’...

New sport emerges in IHSA called chirpball

Georgia Dougherty, Pulse co-editor

May 23, 2019

A new sport has been introduced and passed by the IHSA with only two schools in the conference, Hinsdale Central and LT. This sport is known as chirpball. It involves two teams competing in a battle of wits and comebacks on social media. It is usually played before other matches, like soccer and baseball,...

LION can’t go one issue without offending someone

LION can’t go one issue without offending someone

Pilar Valdes, Art director

May 23, 2019

The LION Newspaper has recieved backlash for promoting beastiality after publishing a Pet of the Month with an editor’s rate that said “I would give anything to cuddle with you” about a snake (Mr. Slithersworth). This comes after a slew of complaints since the beginning of the year, LION advis...

Our tips to evaluate a date

Grace Dekoker, Editor-in-Chief

May 23, 2019

How to tell if “she’s not like other girls” If she listens to Billie Eilish and thinks she’s indie. If she plans to wear Converse to prom. If she hangs out with guys because it’s just less drama. If she watches sports. Or ever has. Or ever plans to. If she’s cool with being ...

LT bans bathroom use, opens vape rooms

Anna McCormick, Reporter

May 23, 2019

As of last week, Principal Byron Aguahombre declared all bathrooms will be closed due to the vaping epidemic. Students as well as staff will no longer have access to the bathrooms for the remainder of the year. “The bathrooms were turning into ‘Vaping Rooms’ where students and staff would take...

Latin students summon demon, adopt it as pet

Georgia Dougherty, Pulse co-editor

May 23, 2019

What started as a simple oral recitation assigned by first year Latin teacher Romulus Remus took a dark turn when reciting a Latin translation of Enya’s song, “Only Time,” accidentally resurrected some sort of demon last week in room 223 at NC. “I don’t know how it happened,” Remus sai...

So, what’s the deal with Astrology?

Liz Gremer, Reporter

May 23, 2019

Since the beginning of time, humans have sought to discover what makes people who they are and what makes us different from one another. One of the most popular theories that help explain us is astrology: the study of the positions of the sun, stars, moons, and their relation to the traits of people....

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