LION Newspaper

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....

Athlete of the Year: Grant Leader ’19

Athlete of the Year: Grant Leader ’19

Hayden Claesson, Sports editor

May 23, 2019

Every four years, the world pauses and comes together to cheer on their country in the Olympic games, and like clockwork, every four years thousands and thousands of youth athletes see the Olympians wearing their country’s flag and think to themselves ‘I want to do that.’ The sad part is, not many...

A To Do List for Gar Pax

Tommy Layden, Assistant sports editor

May 23, 2019

The Bulls are at rock bottom. They are one of the worst teams in league and arguably the worst in the Eastern conference. Realistically, however, they are not in a terrible position to improve. They have a few budding stars in Zach Lavine and Lauri Markkanen, but there are still many moves that must be...

Gymnasts take 4th place in state

Maggie Kahn, Reporter

May 23, 2019

After a successful previous season with Matthew O’Malley ‘19 winning a vault title at state, the boys gymnastics team continued to improve its skills and work towards advancing in the sectional and state meets. The team placed fourth overall in the state meet on May 10 and 11 at Hoffman Estat...

Boys tennis prepares for state run

Mia Bonfiglio, Reporter

May 23, 2019

With a very strong team this year, boys tennis hopes to place in the top five at state, head varsity coach Bill Wham said. The team has lots of potential if it continues to play to its ability. “This is one of the tightest teams I’ve coached in 25 years,” Wham said. “We have done well becaus...

Special Olympics track begins

Nina Shearrill, Reporter

May 23, 2019

Just this year LT has added a second Special Olympics sport for its differently abled students. Before there was only Special Olympics basketball, which only has a winter season, but February this year a Special Olympics track team was added giving the students the ability to continue competing and ge...

Leaving LION

Hayden Claesson, Sports editor

May 23, 2019

Today, the day this issue comes out, is a sad day. It is my and many other seniors’ last regular day of school, and our time being Lions is rapidly coming to a close. While I am happy that college will open up a new chapter in my life, I am still sad that I will be leaving such a great high school ...

Soccer winning on, off the field

Tommy Layden, Assistant sports editor

May 23, 2019

The 2019 girls varsity soccer season has been full of ups and downs. Although some players have been injured for different parts of the season, the team has still found a way to show what it means to be a LT player on and off the field. “On [May 2] we played Downers Grove North and we won 1-0,”...

Johnson holds multiple powerlifting records

Johnson holds multiple powerlifting records

Isabella Sorice, Photographer/reporter

May 23, 2019

When Joey Johnson ‘19 was 17, he completed his first weight-lifting goal: benching 315 pounds for the first time. Since that moment junior year, Johnson has added to his collection of records and awards. “Seeing the three plates shows that you're a strong person,” Johnson said. “Benching 315 ...

Scam and scandal

May 23, 2019

Our position: The higher education system in this country generally rewards graft, dishonesty, large fortunes, and other factors over which students exercise no control. The monetary cost of college should fall on students and colleges; taxpayers and banks should not be involved in the process of payi...

Change laws, change health

May 23, 2019

Our Position: The legislation that raised the minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21 can help decrease the number of high school students who vape and smoke.   Raising the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 in Cook County is going to dramatically decrease the amount of st...

Love your body

Olivia Janik, Opinions editor

May 23, 2019

On the first 70 degree day of spring, I wasn’t outside enjoying it. I was in my room on the verge of tears because all of my shorts from the last summer didn’t fit and for the first time, I had stretch marks on my hips. The worst part was I felt guilty for having these insecurities, I felt that I...

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