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LT students tie ribbons, commemorating child’s battle with cancer

LT students tie ribbons, commemorating child’s battle with cancer

Sarah Grier, Assistant Pulse Editor

December 7, 2017


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Blue ribbons line the streets in Hinsdale and Western Springs to commemorate the life of 10-year-old Brooks Tonn who passed away on Dec. 1, 2017. Tonn was diagnosed with nasal cancer on Dec. 27, 2016 that eventually spread to his spine. Ellie Durkin ‘18, family friend of the Tonn’s, gathered a group...

Sparks fly in light-hearted winter show, Almost, Maine

Taylor Schmitt, Reporter

December 6, 2017


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The LTHS Theatre Board will present "Almost, Maine" in the Reber Center at NC on Dec. 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. The show consists of nine scenes that all take place at the same time in the same town- the name of which is Almost, Maine. "It's adorable," director Mike Kuehl said. "There's a blend of whimsy ...

Special needs theater maintains tradition

Christina Rossetti, Photo Editor

December 1, 2017


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Over the last 24 years, Adult Special Needs Drama Teacher Christine Gronhe has been working at LT during the night hours, coming up with new ideas for a performance each year. This year, her team decided to put on “Beauty and the Beast” for the LT community in mid November. “We have great su...

LT paraeducators organize clothing drive

Georgia Dougherty, Reporter

December 1, 2017


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For their fourth straight year, paraeducators Vicky Cernetig and Sharon Wierema organized Woolly Woolly Warmth: a clothing drive that provides warm articles of clothing to the needy. “We realized it was a need of the community,” Wierema said. “We are always trying to be involved in somethin...

“Project Empathy” gives students global perspective

“Project Empathy” gives students global perspective

Greta Markey, Managing Editor

December 1, 2017


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There are people living on this Earth without access to any information via the internet. When Renata Schmidt ‘18 heard this information as a sophomore on the Thomas Ford Memorial Library Teen Board, she was struck with a desire to send help. When “Project Empathy” was presented to her by librar...

Student reporters confront school over censorship

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

December 1, 2017


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A group of student journalists at Evanston Township High School assembled Oct. 5 for a Monday night Board of Education meeting equipped not with their traditions tools of notepads and pens—but with lawyers. On Sept. 22, student journalists with ETHS’ school newspaper, The Evanstonian, were distributing...

Illinois college student rights secured

Brandt Siegfried, Online Editor

December 1, 2017


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SB 1351, also known as the Student Loan Bill of Rights, will become law in Illinois on Dec. 31, 2018. The bill, which faced a tough path to law status, finally passed the legislature on Nov. 7 after a gubernatorial veto and contentious debate. The bill comes in response to the increasing level of...

LT alumnus betters Ghanaian community

LT alumnus betters Ghanaian community

Pilar Valdes, Assistant Pulse Editor

December 1, 2017


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Less than 24 hours after graduating from LT, Rebecca Kuntz ‘11 was on a plane to Ghana, Africa, to volunteer with Light for Children, a nonprofit organization based in Ghana that focuses on education, orphan prevention and health for children. Throughout her tenure at LT, Kuntz was involved in LTTV...

Ogden Avenue school holds fundraiser, creates sense of community amongst vendors

Christina Rossetti, Photo Editor

December 1, 2017


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Over the last 38 years, Rose Szymanski has been spending her time hand crafting polymer clay ornaments for craft fairs and, every month of November, for the annual Red Sled event at Ogden Avenue School. “I’ve was a part of the Red Sled event at the very beginning, and I’ve done it ever since,...

Beverage tax canned

Grace DeKoker, Copy Editor

December 1, 2017


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The Board of Cook County Commissioners reached a decision regarding the highly contested tax on all sweetened beverages on Oct. 10. After months of pressure from their constituents, the commissioners took a vote which would repeal the beverage tax, Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison (R- Palos Park) ...

Western Springs hosts styrofoam drive

Camilla Breen, Reporter

December 1, 2017


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Four years ago, Wendy Vichick of the Green Team at First Congregational church had the idea to start a styrofoam drive in Western Springs in order to promote recycling in the community. Many community members had thought that styrofoam was biodegradable, however that is not the case. “We realized that mo...

Giving spotlight to ‘unsung heroes’ of LT

Taylor Schmitt, Reporter

December 1, 2017


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Mary Ann Rivera has been a paraeducator at LT for 11 years. To be a paraeducator, Rivera has to be willing to do anything. From taking struggling students for a walk, to helping a student use the restroom, she does much more than many people realize. "We're unsung heroes," Rivera said. "I don't t...

Direct Care practice opens in LaGrange

Mary Okkema, Reporter

December 1, 2017


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During the 12 years that Dr. Clodagh Ryan completed her residency at Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital and worked in private practice in Western Springs, she realized the flaws of the current healthcare system. Doctors spend most of their time filling out bills for the insurance companies, or sp...

Poverty Simulation opens door for increase awareness

Taylor Schmitt, Reporter

December 1, 2017


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Imagine the frustration that comes with being arrested for a crime that you have not committed. Add that to the fact that you were next in line for a service, you desperately need in order to stay healthy and care for your family. Justin Stewart '19 experienced a whole new level of exasperation and hopelessness...

Holiday Write Night gains new coordinator, traditions still remain

Isabel Tuisl, Reporter

December 1, 2017


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This year’s Holiday Write Night is the first without Dorothy Cochran, the recently retired coordinator. The new coordinator, Belinda Salutric, replaced Cochran, and is working with students and other DC workers to plan for a night of letter writing from Santa, for children kindergarten through thi...

Tech: widely popular trivia app host’s job threatened over profile

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

November 26, 2017


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For any new app—especially in this world of live trivia, where success is largely predicated on gaining more and more users to tune in and play everyday—an innocuous profile on the personal life of your app’s widely adored host would be a coveted get. But that was not the case for the widely-popular...

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