LION Newspaper

Assistant Principal retires

Assistant Principal retires

Taylor Schmitt, Website/ Social Media co-editor

May 16, 2019


Filed under News, Print Issues

Nestled in the corner of the NC Assistant Principal’s office, a small room sits neatly organized and inviting. In the center of the room, behind the paper-filled desk, sits Kris Costopoulos, who reflects on her 20 years at LT as they draw to a close. “Though [the students] constantly move on and don...

“Ralph Breaks the Internet” Movie Review

“Ralph Breaks the Internet” Movie Review

Dani Almase, Reporter

May 15, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion

Disney movies are the iconic representation of innocence, joy, and love that shapes the childhood of many people. When people think of their youth, they often imagine their favorite Disney movie. That is why I always thought of “Wreck It Ralph” as a part of my innocence. I was 10 years old when the fir...

English teacher pursues passion

English teacher pursues passion

Isabel Tuisl, Social Media Manager/Website co-editor

May 15, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Tom Stukel, an English teacher at LT for the past 14 years, is also the drummer of The Jam Alker Band. Jamie “Jam” Alker formed the band after becoming sober after a decade of abusing drugs. He [eventually] found his way back to his guitar and began to spin his experiences into stories told through...

eSports finishes second in NIU competition

eSports finishes second in NIU competition

Dani Almase, Reporter

May 10, 2019


Filed under Articles, News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

The long battle in the championship match on May 4 saw the LT eSports team emerge as the second best eSports team in Illinois behind Naperville North. The tournament marked the club’s first in-person competition, traveling to the NIU eSports Arena that recently opened this month in Naperville. “It...

Theatre Board performs ‘Tens by Teens’

Theatre Board performs ‘Tens by Teens’

Nicole Klein, Reporter

May 6, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

On May 1, 2 and 3, LT students performed "Tens by Teens" in the Performing Arts Center at SC. The show consisted of 10 plays each running around 10 minutes that were written, directed and performed by students. “This is why I became a teacher,” Lawrence Keller, the show’s producer, said. "...

Students give grants, learn about philanthropy

Students give grants, learn about philanthropy

Lars Lonnroth, Managing editor of Breaking News/Multimedia Content

May 6, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

From December to March, students from both LT and Nazareth Academy gathered every other week at the Plymouth Place retirement home’s first floor classroom with a goal: determining how they, as students, can work to improve their community. As part of the brand-new Youth Community Changemaker (YC2) progr...

Pink Out game raises money

Tommy Layden, Assistant Sports Editor

May 3, 2019


Filed under Uncategorized

The LT girl’s soccer team will play their final home game of the regular season Saturday May 4 on LT’s West field. The girls are currently ranked 13th in state with an overall record of 10-2-1.  Varsity plays Reavis at 1pm, but the whole program is playing, in total there will be seven games betwe...

Alcohol presentation raises awareness

Alcohol presentation raises awareness

Isabel Tuisl, Website/social media co-editor

May 1, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

A presentation about alcohol called “Alcohol’s Effect on the Adolescent Brain and Body” was given by Sahib S. Gill, M.D., a certified family physician in Westmont, Illinois, who is also affiliated with AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago. The presentation, which took place April 23 in th...

Junior becomes ambassador for environmental organization

Junior becomes ambassador for environmental organization

Dani Almase, Reporter

April 24, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

Greta Molek ‘20 first heard about the organization through her dad. Her dad’s employer works with the organization to clean the beaches four times a year. Molek was then inspired to get involved in preserving the environment by becoming an ambassador for the organization. “I wanted to be an am...

Congressman visits the new Investment Club

Congressman visits the new Investment Club

Lars Lonnroth, Managing editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

April 24, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Despite being less than a year old, LT’s new Investment Club recently received a high-profile visitor at an after-school meeting in SC room C210. On April 18, United States Congressman Dan Lipinski (D-Western Springs) spoke to members of the LT Investment Club about the many financial issues fac...

A culture of death

Greg Smith, Managing editor

April 23, 2019


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion

Until I recently turned 18, I couldn’t even go to a the doctor for a strep test without my parents’ consent. When I needed a physical and a vision test to enter the military, one of my parents needed to be there as well. In mid-February, Democrats in the Illinois House proposed an extreme law,...

Pulitzer Prizes shed light on wounded newsrooms, both literal and metaphorical

Pulitzer Prizes shed light on wounded newsrooms, both literal and metaphorical

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

April 22, 2019


Filed under Lars Lonnroth's Media Mayhem, Online Exclusives, Opinion

In Annapolis, Md., June 28, five journalists at the Capital Gazette newspaper were murdered by a disillusioned man who had his questionable conduct scrutinized by the paper. They wrote a story detailing his history of harassing women and—as a result—he attempted to kill "everyone present" at the new...

Beatrix breathes city life to suburbs

Beatrix breathes city life to suburbs

Camilla Breen, Pulse co-editor

April 18, 2019


Filed under Pulse

I am, what some may call an avid brunch and coffee enthusiast. So naturally, when I heard that Beatrix, a restaurant and coffeehouse with three locations in downtown Chicago, had made itself a new home nestled among the restaurants at Oakbrook mall, I had to get over there to try it out.  Located at...

Save club takes a stand

Save club takes a stand

Kate Ferrell, Freelance reporter

April 18, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

Last year four students in the science drop in center waited patiently for students to come in for help. As they waited their supervisor Patricia Callahan co-leader of Save Promise club was organizing papers for a Save event. Quinn Riordan’ 21 a tutor in the drop in watched Callahan curiously. “I...

AOTM: Renata Wingert

AOTM: Renata Wingert

Dani Almase, Reporter

April 16, 2019


Filed under Sports

When Renata Wingret ‘19 was a freshman in 2015, she had no desire to join the girls track team. One of her friends begged her to start running track, yet Wingert was hesitant. She always believed she would try out for soccer in the spring. However, Wingert decided to run track instead because of her f...

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