LION Newspaper

End the stigma

Olivia Janik, Opinions editor

March 1, 2019

We talk about mental health a lot. We talk about what to do if a friend is in trouble. We talk about “speak up-lining” people when they are in danger of harming themselves or others. But, we rarely talk about what it’s like to live with a mental illness. We never have actual conversations about...

Tyranny of small minds

Greg Smith, Managing editor

March 1, 2019

I just read an opinion piece published in another school newspaper, the Yale Daily News. In a February 7 column titled “Evil is banal,” Yale student Isis Davis-Marks basically argues that white men should be stalked and monitored so that dirt on them can later be used to destroy their lives. No,...

People of LT

Camilla Breen, Pulse co-editor

March 1, 2019

Senior: Xavier Chew ‘19 “What makes me happy? Time to make myself better; I want to always be better than yesterday’s Xavier. I write lyrics and rap, that’s how I cope with stress from the outside world. I started when I was a freshman. My dad and I were waiting at a bus stop, and he just...

Photographer graduates early, travel world to expand his craft

Photographer graduates early, travel world to expand his craft

Isabella Sorice, Photographer/reporter

March 1, 2019

As Kyle Niego ‘19 started his senior year, he had one goal: to finish school a semester early. By taking an extra gym class first semester, and having all other necessary credits completed, Niego was able to graduate in December. He aspires to be an entrepreneur, Niego said. “I knew junior year...

MUN continues recent success

MUN continues recent success

Maggie Kahn, Reporter

March 1, 2019

At the Notre Dame conference on Feb. 1, the LT Model United Nations (MUN) club came in first place, beating out nine other schools and taking home 11 individual awards. “I was very excited to hear how well we did at Notre Dame,” Matthew O’Malley ‘19 said. “I was especially pleased with the...

Brookfield Zoo helps repopulate wolf species

Brookfield Zoo helps repopulate wolf species

Grace DeKoker, Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2019

Animals are moved in and out of zoos frequently, but the recent addition of Apache, a Mexican gray wolf, to the Brookfield zoo is more meaningful than bringing in a new inhabitant. This past December, a wolf called Apache arrived from Albuquerque N.M., the wolf was brought in as part of a species sur...

Swim relay wins state

Swim relay wins state

Grace DeKoker, Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2019

LT boys’ swim have garnered state titles, broken records, and maintained a standard of athletic excellence for the past four years. Going into the 2018-19 season, they were expected to slow down, and lose momentum. Their 200 yard medley relay was expected to just squeak into the top twelve at state. No...

Brownstock returns under new management

Brownstock returns under new management

Mary Okkema, Co-news editor

March 1, 2019

Despite the rumors over the past few months, Brownstock XIX is occurring on March 22. Students and faculty have stepped up to keep this tradition going by volunteering and pitching ideas on how to continue it. “There are events that students love, and then there are also events, like Brownstock...

Podcast: Happenings Of The Halls Ep. 4 – More Condos?

Podcast: Happenings Of The Halls Ep. 4 – More Condos?

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

February 28, 2019

A 100 year-old building and antique mall may be torn down in order to build more condos if a developer's plans are approved. But, according to some residents, they ask: "Does LaGrange need more condos?" The Happenings of the Halls tells you about it. And after that, The LION talks about Brownstock...

Ultimate Frisbee club prepares for upcoming season

Ultimate Frisbee club prepares for upcoming season

Isabella Sorice, Photographer/reporter

February 28, 2019

Ultimate Frisbee club has returned for their spring season, with hopes of going to the Illinois State tournament in June. Coach Toby Casella admires the sport for its inclusiveness and the ability for anyone to learn how to play.   “Ultimate lets everyone play and work together as a team, and n...

Girls LAX ready to win

Girls LAX ready to win

Maggie Kahn, Reporter

February 28, 2019

Due to the intramural program that incorporates perfecting skills, game play and conditioning, girls lacrosse players have been improving their technique during the off season. “As in any sport, when a player works hard in the off season on their skills, they come into the season much more prepared...

Girls varsity soccer prepares for upcoming season

Isabel Tuisl, Website/Social Media co-editor

February 28, 2019

Tryouts for LT’s 2019 girls varsity soccer team were on Feb. 25, lasting the whole week, testing players’ basic skills and abilities. Practice starts March 2 and the season’s games begin on March 21 with the girls facing Waubonsie Valley High School at SC’s Bennett field, scheduled at 5 p.m. There...

Badminton team hopes to add to last year’s success

Diane Makovic, Copy Editor

February 28, 2019

After sending a doubles team and a singles player to the state meet last year, the girls’ badminton team is hoping to improve its conference finish and send a whole team (two singles players and two doubles teams) to state, varsity Head Coach Susan McClenahan said. “We did really well and ended u...

‘The Halal Guys’ opens on South LaGrange Rd.

‘The Halal Guys’ opens on South LaGrange Rd.

Mia Bonfiglio, Reporter

February 28, 2019

Middle Eastern food is pretty foreign to me, so when The Halal Guys opened at 5621 S. LaGrange Rd. in Countryside, I did not know what to expect. I heard from friends who had eaten at the food cart in New York—where the restaurant started—and they all had great things to say about it. Despite some...

Local businesses struggle to find teen employees

Local businesses struggle to find teen employees

Taylor Schmitt, Website/Social Media co-editor

February 28, 2019

As students start to think about summer jobs, local businesses that employ year-round are finding trouble hiring teen employees. The problem has persisted for years, especially in Western Springs, which creates challenges for business operators. “I don’t understand why there isn’t pride involved...

Boys swim team places fifth at state

Boys swim team places fifth at state

Dani Almase, Reporter

February 28, 2019

Before the state meet on Feb. 22, Ben Lynch ‘19 was thinking about how it would be the last meet of his swim career. For the past 11 years, he has put hard work and dedication into this sport. It was now coming down to this final moment. The state team consisted of five swimmers: Lynch, Michael Wal...

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