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Point Counterpoint Counterpoint: Stopping Climate Change (article/video)

Point Counterpoint Counterpoint: Stopping Climate Change (article/video)

Isabella Sorice, Nicole Klein, and Olivia Janik

April 16, 2019

Scientists are generally in consensus: the Earth's climate is changing, and it threatens to upend our lives in many ways. With the melting of the glaciers transforming our seafront—throwing huge sums of money in real estate at risk of being lost—people are asking, "how can we stop this?" With the pace of n...

Do It For Dominic fundraiser helps preserve student’s legacy

Do It For Dominic fundraiser helps preserve student's legacy

Nina Shearrill, Business Manager

April 8, 2019

The ‘Do It For Dominic’ event has been raising funds and awareness for childhood cancer in the local La Grange and La Grange Park areas since 2008. After the passing of Ogden Avenue second-grader Dominic Cairo in 2011, Ogden Avenue Elementary Student Council and their advisor, Tara Peterson, began ...

Brownstock in photos

Rich Helf (left) and Brian Busak (right) preform during Brownstock 2019 (Kulat/LION).

Isabella Sorice and Grace Kulat

March 22, 2019

LT's student music festival, Brownstock, kicked off on the morning of April 22, highlighting the musical prowess of the LT student body. The LION was there to help transport you to the highly-anticipated festival—through photos. To follow along through the rest of the day, make sure to follow our Tw...

Point-Counterpoint: Presidential experience (video/article)


Grace Dekoker and Greg Smith

March 6, 2019

The president of the United States is one of the most powerful people in the free world. The influence of the United States on the world stage is massive, but the list of requirements to become the President of the United States is only three things long: be 35 years old, be born in the U.S. and have...

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

The Happenings of the Halls is the LION's public affairs news podcast. (logo by Pilar Valdes)

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...

Food Insecurity Podcast

Food pantry patron grabs a box of cereal at the St. Cletus Food Pantry. (Lonnroth/LION)

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

February 25, 2019

When you think of a town like LaGrange and Western Springs, it can be hard to conceive that food insecurity is an issue impacting people in our communities. Regardless of our perceptions, however, food insecurity is an issue some in our school community do have to deal with. The LION delved deep into...

Blackout Game brings LT together for game, Josie Dunne Appearance

Tyrese Shines '19 makes a play during the Blackout game (LION).

Lars Lonnroth and Tommy Layden

February 25, 2019

As the LT pep band “Brass, Wind and Fire” blasted the LT school song, members of the LT student section bobbed their head and clapped along to the beat. A big game was about to begin. For the 11th year in a row, the LT Blackout Game drew countless LT students to the NC fieldhouse—with the LT stu...

Point-Counterpoint: DNA testing (article/video)

The results of a LION survey depict LT student's perspectives on DNA testing. (Designed by Pilar Valdes)

Diane Makovic and Olivia Janik

February 20, 2019

There have been  countless strides in DNA technology in recent years and those strides have resulted in a surge in popularity for DNA testing services. But some people have concerns about the information you're giving away when you find out more about your DNA. Two LION Newspaper staffers debate...

Rock-a-thon 2019 in photos

Will Lipchik answers phones at the 2018 Rock-a-thon fundraiser for WLTL.

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

February 19, 2019

WLTL's annual fundraiser Rock-a-thon took to the airwaves presidents day weekend and brought in around $22,000 to help keep the radio station running. Here are some of the scenes of the Rock-a-thon festivities.

Photos: All School Assembly 2019

Member of the Eurythmic Dance Company preforms their routine at the 18th All School Assembly.

Camilla Breen, Pulse Editor

February 13, 2019

Childhood Nostalgia Previews

Isabel Tuisl, Website/Social Media co-editor

February 13, 2019

Hearing rumors about sequels to your favorite childhood movies being released in 2019? Wondering if they’re true? We’ve got the scoop and again, I’m here to recap the films coming to a theater near you, sooner than you think. As a preface, this topic of childhood nostalgia movies is going to become...

The All-school Assembly is back


Grace Kulat, Photographer/Reporter

February 11, 2019

The lights were out and every single phone flashlight was on while LT students cheered on the Special Olympics basketball team as they entered the Vaughan gym ready to play an eventful game to wrap up the 18th annual All-school Assembly. Most students at LT were looking forward to this year’s All-school...

Hinsdale high schools face possibility of major cuts

Hinsdale high schools face possibility of major cuts

Mary Okkema, News co-editor

February 4, 2019

There was little room left in the Hinsdale Central cafeteria on Dec. 3, 2018 when members of the community gathered at the District 86 School Board meeting to advocate against proposed budget cuts. “I think we are thrilled by the support we see here tonight for the things we care about just as much...

Magical Movie Rankings

Camilla Breen, Grace Dekoker, Georgia Dougherty, and Pilar Valdes

January 25, 2019

1.) Prisoner of Azkaban 2.) Order of the Phoenix 3.) Goblet of Fire 4.) Deathly Hallows Part 2 5.) Half Blood Prince 6.) Sorcerer's Stone 7.) Deathly Hallows Part 1 8.) Chamber of Secrets

Hinsdale Central Pool thrown into uncertainty (video)

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

December 11, 2018

Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South High Schools are in a sticky situation after a referendum seeking millions of dollars in funding for infrastructural improvements failed. Now, the schools may be forced to make deep cuts to many programs and facilities—potentially even their pool and swim team.  ...

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