LION Newspaper

Student interns in Serbia

Student interns in Serbia

Claire Williams, copy editor

September 20, 2019

For the past 10 years, Alex Kostich ‘21 has spent a month and a half of his summer visiting his family in Serbia. This summer, he dedicated five weeks to interning at the Center for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS).  CANVAS is an international nonprofit that promotes the use of non-viol...

Not so musical high school

Dani Almase, Co-Pulse Editor

September 20, 2019

When we were little, most of us desired to grow up. The fantasy of being able to drive our own car, the yearning of being one of the “big kids” or just having the ability to make our own decisions without our parents. However, the truth is growing up isn’t as fabulous as it seems in the movies. E...

Nine ACE members resign

Nine ACE members resign

Diane Makovic, Co-Editor In Chief

September 20, 2019

The Athletes Committed to Excellence (ACE) group at LT is smaller than normal this year, sponsor Bradley Anderson said. Only 10 members remain including two seniors and eight juniors after nine members resigned. “As much as it was sad for me, I thought that was an incredibly mature response beca...

Editorial: Changes for Gym Swim

September 20, 2019

Our Position: LTHS gym swim should only be taught freshman year The words “gym swim” send shivers down most LT students spines because of the memorable experience they had in the course. On the first day of gym swim,students are required to get in their bathing suits and then sit on cold bleache...

LION Playlist Issue 1

September 20, 2019

Fallingwater- maggie rogers Motion sickness- phoebe bridgers Something like olivia- john mayer Rivers and roads- the head and the heart Lost in my mind- the head and the heart Face to Face- ruel Hurt somebody ( with julia michaels)- Noah Kahan, julia micheals Loving is easy-R...

School implements new violent incident procedure

School implements new violent incident procedure

Olivia Janik, Co-Editor In Chief

September 20, 2019

On Tuesday, Aug. 27, Zach Patrick ‘20 felt a rush of adrenaline when North Campus associate principal Kevin Brown’s voice rang over the announcement system during second period. Even though he knew it was a drill, Patrick told himself, “It’s go time” and rushed into action, barricading the door...

Girlhood

Olivia Janik, Co-Editor In Chief

September 20, 2019

Imagine using your phone camera to check to make sure you’re not being followed. Imagine hiding your key between your knuckles so you have a weapon ready in case someone attacks you. Imagine taking your first self defense class when you were just 11 years old, because even in a neighborhood as safe...

The double tap is crap

Olivia Janik, Co-Editor In Chief

September 20, 2019

My sophomore year, Civics became a required class at LT that all sophomores had to take. With it came the Take Action Project (TAP). The idea of TAP was to teach students about the importance of taking meaningful action to solve a problem. Sadly, most of the time TAP became nothing more than the creation...

Editorial: Our mental health

September 20, 2019

Our position: LT should allow students to take excused mental health days. Now more than ever before, mental illness is an issue that students deal with. It’s only intensified by the great deal of stress that comes with being a high school student. Tests, projects, homework, sports, clubs, jobs and ...

Scott Walker Returns

Scott Walker Returns

Maggie Kahn, Co-Sports Editor

September 20, 2019

A year after walking away from nearly 30 years of coaching at LT, Scott Walker has returned to the SC pool as the head varsity girls swim coach. When Kurt Johns, the previous girls swim coach, was promoted to be the division chair of Physical Welfare, Walker decided he would come back and take Johns...

Relay for Life Reboot

Relay for Life Reboot

Kate Ferrell, Reporter

September 20, 2019

This past summer, Natalie Carlisle ’21 took the initiative to reboot the dwindling Relay for Life after attending an event for the club. Relay for Life is an event run by the American Cancer Society that aims to honor cancer victims, survivors, and caretakers, as well as raise funds for cancer resea...

AP Government now available

Lillie George, Reporter

September 20, 2019

Ever since Civics became a required course for high school students in Illinois, the LT board of education has been looking to make this requirement work for each individual student. Before this, the board was discussing ways for students to take AP classes earlier on, so the idea of offering AP U.S. Go...

High School Movie and TV Show Expectations

Liz Gremer, Co-Art Director

September 20, 2019

Before most students entered high school, they were exposed to differing ideas of what high school was going to be like. Whether that was jocks constantly seen with letterman jacket or cliques ruling the cafeteria, the media has created a vision of what high school that isn’t close to reality. The...

Lizzie Patel ‘21 named AAU Academic All-American

Lizzie Patel ‘21 named AAU Academic All-American

Liz Gremer, Co-Art Director

September 20, 2019

Over the summer, Lizzie Patel ‘21 got a text from her 1st Alliance club coach telling her she had been named an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Academic All-American. Weeks later, Patel gleamed with delight and pride upon finding the certificate in her mailbox. “I want to do well,” Patel said. ...

Boys soccer prepares to build on last season’s success

Lizzie Patel, Reporter

September 20, 2019

Silence fills the air before every varsity soccer game. All 22 players sit in the locker room silently and listen to the song “In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins. They wait to make any sound until they all bang on the lockers when the drum solo hits. They stand, one by one, motivating each other...

Cafeteria changes at SC

Cafeteria changes at SC

Max Dike, Reporter

September 20, 2019

With the beginning of the new school year, students arrived at South Campus to see that both the layouts and procedures in their cafeterias had been given a facelift.  South Campus lunchrooms will now offer more choices when it comes to the food options available to students, SC associate princi...

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