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LT student hikes Africa’s tallest mountain

LT student hikes Africa’s tallest mountain

Anna McCormick, Co-News Editor

September 20, 2019

For seven days, Grace Morkin ‘20 woke up above the clouds. Through the youth travel organization Rustic Pathways, Morkin had the opportunity to hike not only a mountain, but Africa’s tallest mountain and the world’s tallest freestanding volcano, Mount Kilimanjaro. “One of the most memorable t...

Better than the Movies

Mia Bonfiglio, Co-Pulse Editor

September 20, 2019

Walking down the jam-packed, humid hallways, the first day of freshman year completely squashed all of my preconceived notions of what high school would be like. Throughout my younger life, I was obsessed with the ‘High School Musical’ movie series. The sudden flash mobs and constant singing led me t...

LT student becomes CNA

LT student becomes CNA

Nicole Klein, Website Editor

September 20, 2019

Ever since Julia Zylstra ‘20 saw the way the nurses interacted with her grandparents in the hospital, she wanted to be a nurse. To get a head start, she became a certified nursing assistant over the summer through College of DuPage.  “It’s a way I saw I could give back to the community, but also...

The Table at Crate debuts in Oakbrook

Mia Bonfiglio, Co-Pulse Editor

September 20, 2019

Oakbrook Mall is known for some of the best restaurants in our area. From Asian cuisine to cheese burgers, they have it all. When I heard about the new restaurant opening, The Table at Crate, I knew it had to be good. When I first approached the restaurant, I was shocked by the modernity of it. The out...

Social Media Activism: The New Frontier

Quinn Riordan, Reporter and Photographer

September 20, 2019

Social media has grown to be an essential part of every teens’ lives. Yet, social media activism continuously receives a bad reputation. Activists are labeled as “feminazis” or “social justice warriors.” Social media can spread misinformation, fake news and alternative or out-dated facts. S...

Student graduates early, pursues college volleyball

Robert Sullivan, Reporter

September 20, 2019

This coming January, as the LT community braces for another Chicago winter, volleyball star and college commit Grace Asleson ‘20 will board a plane headed to Deland, Fla. There, she will spend her spring practicing with Stetson University’s girls’ volleyball team. “I am really looking forw...

‘Big Daddy’ returns to DJ homecoming

Nina Shearrill, Multimedia Editor

September 20, 2019

As Sept. 28 draws near, many students are deciding whether or not to attend this year’s homecoming dance. Many factors, including the DJ, the theme, and last year’s HoCo experience will help students make their choice. With several changes being implemented this year, Student Council hopes to mak...

Boys Golf anticipates sending players to state

Boys Golf anticipates sending players to state

Isabella Sorice, Social Media Editor

September 20, 2019

With a strong start to the season, the boys varsity golf team is ready to keep its level of competition high, head coach Brian Kopecky said. “This league is very good,” Kopecky said. “We are in a good position to challenge the top team, Hinsdale Central, this season.” On the team of 10, each member has a differe...

Seniors run business passed down by alum

Seniors run business passed down by alum

Tessa Voytovich, Co-News Editor

September 20, 2019

Jimmy DiLoreto ‘20 pulls up to a house in Western Springs and cuts the engine on his black Toyota Tacoma. The Lynyrd Skynyrd playing through the radio stops and Salvatore Mellili ‘20 climbs out of the passenger seat. Griffin Gresge ‘20 follows behind, pulling the two lawn mowers out of the bed of t...

The Monsters of Midway

Tommy Layden, Co-Sports Editor

September 20, 2019

Four or five years ago Chicago wasn’t even on the map in the NFL. It was a city so desperate for a leader that we were willing to sell our soul to the devil just to give the reins to some guy with “great arm strength” which is a phrase I can’t even say anymore without wanting to punch a wall. Y...

Football changes under new coach

Football changes under new coach

Tommy Layden, Co-Sports Editor

September 20, 2019

After finishing last season with a 1-8 record, LT varsity football is back and has something to prove. Linebacker Sam Heyer ‘20 has been biting at the bit waiting to play since the last game of the ‘18-19 season, which ended in a loss to Oak Park-River Forest High School. “Players have taken it up...

Varsity girls golf strives for state

Varsity girls golf strives for state

Paige Darling, Assistant Multimedia Editor

September 20, 2019

Varsity girls golf coach Jeff Johnson expects improvement both as a team and individuals in a season that could be a challenge due to the strong conference this year, he said. Despite this potential obstacle, the team started off the year tied with rival Hinsdale Central, with two wins and one loss as ...

Jeni’s splendid ice creams opens at Oak Brook mall

Jeni’s splendid ice creams opens at Oak Brook mall

Dani Almase, Co-Pulse Editor

September 20, 2019

Nothing sounds better to me than a creamy sugar rush of a piercing frozen treat that melts on your tastebuds. Ice cream holds the key to many people’s hearts, including mine. If you are an ice cream enthusiast, you have to make your way to Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams...

New business course implemented

New business course implemented

Kaitlyn Joyner, Reporter and Photographer

September 19, 2019

After taking Intro to Business and Economics at South Campus, and Accounting at North Campus, Elizabeth Allan ‘20 was looking for another business course at LT to gain more experience before heading to college. She was overjoyed to find out LT has implemented Incubator Ed for the 2019-2020 school year....

Phone pockets become popular with English teachers

Phone pockets become popular with English teachers

Brianna Fonseca, Reporter

September 19, 2019

Nicole Lombardi, an English teacher at LT, was becoming concerned with students distracted by their phones in class, rather than learning the material. This frustration inspired her to reach out to other English teachers and approach a higher authority for clarity on the phone policies within classrooms, L...

“It: Chapter Two” Review

“It: Chapter Two” Review

John Hepp, Reporter

September 19, 2019

After 2017’s “It” blew audiences away, the sequel, “It: Chapter Two” debuted on Sept. 6 with high expectations. Directed by Andy Muschietti and boasting an all-star cast including Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, and Bill Hader, the bar was set high. “It” (2017) was amazing-one of my favorite m...

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