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Partnership with Feed My Starving Children gives global aid

Mckinley Huffman, Reporter January 10, 2023

For the first time in the school community, LT is partnering with Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) to host a MobilePack event this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, in order to honor Dr. King’s legacy of service...

Robotics team members at the World Championships last year fixing their robot in between matches (photo courtesy of Blake Saunders).

Robotics classes give students new tech option

Zoe Knott, Freelance Writer December 23, 2022

In response to the rise of engineering, technology, and programming careers, LT is offering two new classes: Robotics 1 and Robotics 2, beginning in the 2023-2024 school year. These classes will help students...

The Adult Special Education Program performs a Holiday Song Festival (Cummings/LION).

Adult Special Education performs annual showcase

Jaclyn Cummings December 19, 2022

The Adult Special Education Program hosted a Holiday Song Fest on  Nov. 21 for the LT community in the SC PAC. With 23 performers and 21 songs, the drama crew created a festive night for family and friends. “The...

Attendance issue arise among students

Attendance issue arise among students

Nicholas Barbera, News Editor, Multimedia Editor December 12, 2022

Following a 14.7% increase in chronic absenteeism since 2019, the administration has placed an increased emphasis on decreasing student absences. “Going into the [2021-2022] school year, the pandemic...

Laura Naduka ‘23 leads student discussion during PSI meeting (Ivancevic/LION).

PSI Club hosts forum for students, staff

Nina Ivancevic, Reporter December 12, 2022

The Peaceable School Initiative (PSI) Forum is an opportunity for students to collaborate with administrators and other students to brainstorm ideas on how to improve the school environment and create...

NHS members (from left) Allison Bloem, Gabrielle Pawlikowski, Grace Higgins, and Emily McKenna prepare classroom collection bags for the food drive (photo courtesy of Britt Ligmanowski).

Students give back to the community through donations

Mckinley Huffman, Reporter December 12, 2022

For the second year in a row, National Honor Society (NHS) administered a schoolwide food drive to collect donations for local food pantries during the holiday season, NHS executive board member Emily...

Student carolers perform a holiday concert for local senior citizens. The event was held during the school day in the Reber Center on Dec. 2 (OBrien/LION).

Choir performs senior citizen holiday concert

Elin O'Brien, Reporter December 12, 2022

After the Fall Kickoff concert on Sept. 20, the choir began preparations for their annual Senior Citizen Holiday Concert and Reception in late September. Prior to this concert, they also had their annual...

A capella Club sets the stage for the first-ever talent show in the Reber Center (Pohl/LION)

Reber Center hosts autumn talent show

Reagan Pohl, Reporter December 12, 2022

LT’s first-ever talent show was held in the Reber Center on Nov. 18. The program was once known as the variety show in past years, however, it was renamed as a talent show by students this year. The...

Kristie Scriba and Theo Calfeteanu 23 converse during the Sobremesa group meeting on Dec. 1 at NC after school (Garrity/LION).

Sobremesa group begins

Katie Garrity, Reporter December 12, 2022

Organic, loose, fun. All words teacher Kristie Scriba used to describe LT’s new Spanish conversation group, “Sobremesa.” Even before the pandemic, Scriba had the idea of forming a conversation group...

Krystle Conrad signs the National Anthem at Soldier Field on Nov. 13 (photo courtesy of Conrad)

ASL teacher signs National Anthem at Bears game

Sadie Ruppert, Reporter December 12, 2022

American Sign Language (ASL) teacher Krystle Conrad signed the National Anthem at the Chicago Bears football game on Nov. 13 at Soldier Field. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity for her, she said.  “It...

Little Lions wraps up year

Maddie Gee, News Editor December 12, 2022

  Fully potty-trained children from the ages of 3 to 5 currently have the opportunity to begin their first years in education at LT’s Little Lions Preschool, taught by students in the Child Development...

From left: Mike Badrov 24 and Drew Grech 24 converse on the set of their talk show on Nov. 17, produced through LTTV (Pohl/Lion)

Students host ‘Star Wars’ show

Scarlett Lestina, Managing Editor December 12, 2022

Thursday nights are famously associated with football, but Drew Grech ‘24, Mike Badrov ‘24, and Angus Allan ‘24 are focused on recording “Tusken Radio,” a “Star Wars”-based talk show for...

Noah Stanukinas 23 rests to journal at the top of the last mountain ridge climbed (photo courtesy of Stanukinas)

Senior explores Western mountain range for 30 days

Jeanne Mardegan, News Editor December 12, 2022

With his hands coated in bear spray while a torrential downpour acted as the soundtrack of their evening, Noah Stanukinas ‘23 and four of his other hiking-group members finally made it to the top of...

Choir students take part in festival

Jaclyn Cummings, Reporter December 12, 2022

Out of 750 students and 80 high schools, 19 LT Choir students were selected to perform in the annual Illinois Music Education Association (ILMEA), which took place Nov. 19 at Elmhurst University. “When...

Members of the Latin dance group dance in a hallway at NC while wearing traditional Latin dance wear at the meeting taking place on Nov. 30 after school (Moran/LION).

Latin group connects with dancing heritage

Ellie Moran, Reporter December 12, 2022

With their very first meeting on Nov. 2, Lyons Latin Dancers is a brand new addition to LT’s assortment of clubs. Bringing together students who enjoy dancing to modern and traditional music from Latin...

From left: Djordje Negovanovic 24, Natalie Halm 24, and Cooper Brown 25 practice show dialogue after school on Nov. 17 (Ross/LION)

Theatre Board produces ‘She Kills Monsters’

George Ross, Reporter December 12, 2022

  Dungeons & Dragons (D&D), sword fighting, clash between reality and fiction, and a subplot involving LGBTQ+ characters: these are just some of the things that will happen in the play,...

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