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Junior becomes ambassador for environmental organization

Dani Almase, Reporter

April 24, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

Greta Molek ‘20 first heard about the organization through her dad. Her dad’s employer works with the organization to clean the beaches four times a year. Molek was then inspired to get involved in preserving the environment by becoming an ambassador for the organization. “I wanted to be an am...

Congressman visits the new Investment Club

Congressman visits the new Investment Club

Lars Lonnroth, Managing editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

April 24, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Despite being less than a year old, LT’s new Investment Club recently received a high-profile visitor at an after-school meeting in SC room C210. On April 18, United States Congressman Dan Lipinski (D-Western Springs) spoke to members of the LT Investment Club about the many financial issues fac...

Save club takes a stand

Save club takes a stand

Kate Ferrell, Freelance reporter

April 18, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

Last year four students in the science drop in center waited patiently for students to come in for help. As they waited their supervisor Patricia Callahan co-leader of Save Promise club was organizing papers for a Save event. Quinn Riordan’ 21 a tutor in the drop in watched Callahan curiously. “I...

LT introduces drone class

LT introduces drone class

Jake Pulciani, Freelance Reporter

April 15, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

LT Aviation and future drone class teacher David Root took an interest in the aviation programs at other schools. Root saw the different forms of drone classes in other schools, and figured it was time LT caught up. “I teach Aviation with our partnership with Embry-Riddle University and most ot...

New members elected to school board

New members elected to school board

Diane Makovic and Liz Gremer

April 12, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

On April 2, three new board members were elected to the D204 school board. According to the Cook County Clerk unofficial results, Allison Kelly, Kari Dillon, and Barbara Rosinsky won the positions with 24%, 23%, and 19% of the votes respectively. While Kelly and Dillon will be serving their first term...

People of LT: Issue 6

Anna McCormick, Reporter

April 12, 2019


Filed under News

Ben Hammond ‘19 “Chief Keef is my inspiration because he talks a lot about the things that I am into. When he says in his song ‘gang gang’ it reveals to me how important strong relationships are. Other lyrics like ‘I been ballin’ so damn hard I swear I think that I am Kobe’ hit the hea...

Seniors prepare for 2019 Prom at Navy Pier

Isabel Tuisl, Website/Social media co-editor

April 12, 2019


Filed under News

The five-year contract between LT and Navy Pier was renewed last year, meaning LT’s 2019 Prom will be held May 30 at Navy Pier’s Aon Grand Ballroom. Tickets for Prom and post-prom will be on sale April 19-26, both online and outside the cafeteria. Prom costs $120 and post-prom is $50. The 2017-2018...

Big Band Bash helps foster relationships

Grace Kulat, Photographer/reporter

April 12, 2019


Filed under News

On April 6, one could hear the sound of swing music and conversation flowing out of the South Campus Corral as The Big Band Bash took place. After decades of being called LT’s senior citizen prom, LT’s event is now called the “Big Band Bash”. It has been a way for students to bond with adults...

LT hosts Best Buddies prom in SC Corral

Dani Almase, Reporter

April 12, 2019


Filed under News

Kendall Wright ‘19 has been looking forward to his first Best Buddies prom this year. Each year, the Best Buddies clubs from all the local high schools come together to host a prom for the members. LT will host this year’s event. “The prom is a great event where the buddies can be with thei...

Student prevails in state culinary competition

Mary Okkema, News co-editor

April 12, 2019


Filed under News

Before his senior year, Jason Fung ‘19 never considered a career in the culinary arts. However, just a few months away from graduation he has had several job offers and the possibility of a full ride to the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) on the line. This was all possible due to Fung’s enro...

‘Stop Sterigenics’ group advocates to ban EtO

‘Stop Sterigenics’ group advocates to ban EtO

Anna McCormick, Reporter

April 12, 2019


Filed under News

It is a known fact that Sterigenics, a company that sterilizes medical products, has been releasing ethylene oxide (EtO) into the air for decades. The controversy, though, revolves around whether or not the company is threatening the health of residents in nearby communities by exposing them to a carcinogenic...

David Kopp ’20 recognized by Chicago Blackhawks Hockey team

David Kopp ’20 recognized by Chicago Blackhawks Hockey team

Harper Hill, News co-editor

April 12, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

As the Chicago Blackhawks players were preparing to take the ice on Feb. 22 to play the Colorado Avalanche, David Kopp ‘20 entered the United Center Ice Rink and was presented with the Chicago Blackhawks Youth Player of the Month Award. “It was a real honor,” Kopp said. “It was really cool ...

Recent accident raises awareness

Lars Lonnroth, Managing editor of breaking news/multimedia content

April 12, 2019


Filed under News

Downers Grove North junior Elizabeth Dunlap was just outside her school Feb. 20 when a car came careening through a red light and hit her while she was crossing the street. The incident sent her to the hospital for days with what her family called “unrecoverable injuries.” The death of Dunlap,...

Incoming changes come for football

Incoming changes come for football

Hayden Claesson and Grace Dekoker

April 12, 2019


Filed under News, Sports

With several critical seniors leaving the LT football team and an open head coach position, LT is looking to start a new chapter for Lions football. The first step was to begin searching for an individual to fill the coaching position, Athletic Director John Grundke said. On March 18, the board of ...

Teacher’s memoir selected for anthology

Mia Bonfiglio, Reporter

April 11, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Nicole Lombardi stood on stage at La Dama, an event hosted by the National Hispanic Institute on March 16 in the Reber Center, to empower women. She read a vulnerable piece of her memoir that tributes her mother. This 1,700 word piece was just one of many personal essays that are shaping Lombardi’s mem...

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


Filed under Multimedia, News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

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 ...

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