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Student wins Chicago architecture award

Student wins Chicago architecture award

Nick Lorenzen ‘23 wins prestigious first place award
Myrna Cross, Reporter November 23, 2021

At a very young age, Nicholas Lorenzen ‘23 found his love for architecture, and has been building and creating new and innovative projects ever since. In May 2021, Lorenzen took the first place prize...

Julia Almanza 22 calls out the Lotería cards (Barbera/LION).

Latinos Juntos hosts ‘Lotería Night’

Community members, students participate in board game fun
Nicholas Barbera, Reporter November 22, 2021

Latinos Juntos hosted an event on Nov. 5 open to all in the SC Sophomore Cafeteria based around a game rooted in Latinx culture - Lotería. The game, which is similar to Bingo, centers around placing markers...

Statistics depicting bandwidth increases at LT, Gpbs an abbreviation for Gigabits per second (Quealy/LION).

School exceeds internet bandwidth, updates made

Technology services makes updates to fix connection issues inconveniencing school
Rory Quealy, News Editor, Website Editor November 11, 2021

Due to the addition of 1:1 Chromebooks into the curriculum, LT’s internet usage has increased greatly as students and staff incorporate the use of technology more frequently in the classroom. This sustained...

From left to right: Nolan Byer 23 and Jake Gripp 23 (Race/LION).

Student Council hosts Hocoween

First school dance after almost two years, rescheduled from initial date
Abe Morales, News Editor, Multimedia Editor November 11, 2021

After homecoming was canceled on Oct. 2, due to police activity at SC three hours prior to the dance, Student Council worked with the administration to have the event rescheduled. Together, they were able...

Student video game designer Tye Abbott 23 smiles for camera (Morales/LION).

Junior creates second commercial video game

Tye Abbott '23 pursues career in game design with 'RD Mars'
Abe Morales, News Editor, Multimedia Editor November 11, 2021

From a very young age, Tye Abbott ’23 has always been fascinated by video games. At 10 years old, Abbott began exploring game design to learn more about how video games were created. “I’ve always...

Snowball staff meets in SC room D103 on Oct. 21 to plan fall weekend (Barbera/LION).

Fall Snowball retreat returns

Adapts to COVID-19 guidelines at in-person weekend
Nicholas Barbera, Reporter November 11, 2021

Since the annual fall Snowball retreat was held over Zoom last year, the club planned on making its return to a more traditional format at Camp MacLean from Nov 5. to Nov. 7, with accommodations for COVID-19...

Older Adult Connections club members meet in the NC Reber Center on Oct. 7 to watch the Jazz Ensemble concert with senior citizens (photo courtesy of Jessica Roessler).

Student forms Older Adult Connections club

Works to bridge gap between generations in the community
Ryan Whelton, Reporter November 11, 2021

Members of the Older Adult Connections club at LT entertained senior citizens from Aging Care Connections and Plymouth Place during the Jazz Ensemble concert in the NC Reber Center on Thursday, Oct. 7....

Students in Latin club compete against students in French club on Oct. 21 in the final soccer match on the fields behind SC (Wolf/LION).

World Language clubs compete in World Cup

Different school clubs collaborate, celebrate diversity in LT soccer tournament
Maddie Gee, Reporter November 11, 2021

Numerous LT clubs, including Italian club, Latin club, German club, French club, and Business club, all competed in a soccer tournament on Oct. 21. However, the victory wasn’t the primary focus of the...

SC theatre to perform play ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Anticipation grows as opening night approaches
Cooper Anderson, Reporter November 11, 2021

On Nov. 11-13, many freshmen and sophomore actors will be making their on-stage debut at LT with their production of  “The Wizard of Oz.” The director of this production, Kirsten Manthei, was especially...

Exterior of the La Grange Theatre (located on La grange Road) featuring various media items in mid-October of this year (Mardegan/LION).

La Grange Theatre takes part in deal with Classic Cinemas to remain open after closure

Jeanne Mardegan, Reporter November 11, 2021

After its abrupt closing in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the La Grange Theatre officially announced its return during a village board meeting this October, thanks to a beneficial deal made with Classic...

Administration works toward school-wide equity

Staff plans brighter future for students
Janessa Mosqueda, News Editor, Multimedia Editor November 11, 2021

Members of the LT administration have been working together to combat issues that stem from lack of equity within LT, such as the achievement gap, school board president Keri Dillon said. This is just...

Librarians, administration start new book club

Designed to cultivate community, connection among students, staff members
Morgan Fry, Editor in Chief November 11, 2021

As an avid reader and lover of books, NC librarian Cheri Price was delighted when the Director of Equity and Belonging, Dr. Jennifer Rowe, approached her with the idea of creating a book club aimed to...

Clubs celebrate LGBTQ+

Host events during lunch periods for history month
Rory Quealy, News Editor, Website Editor November 11, 2021

In 1994, Rodney King, a Missouri high school teacher, believed a month should be dedicated to celebrating and teaching queer history. He gathered with a group of teachers and community members, who then...

SEBC meets in library on Oct. 13 (Mahaney/LION).

Students create Equity, Belonging Committee

Groups converse about making LT welcoming for all
Ella Mahaney, Managing Editor November 11, 2021

As part of an initiative to make LT more inclusive, a group called the Student Equity and Belonging Committee (SEBC) was created this year. The committee was founded by the Director of Equity and Belonging,...

Students enter NC through doors decorated for Red Ribbon Week on Nov. 1 (Race/LION).

Students, staff celebrate Red Ribbon Week

Drug awareness spread throughout school, surprising statistics
Hannah Race, Reporter November 11, 2021

LT celebrated Red Ribbon Week—an anti-drug campaign that schools around the nation celebrate annually—from Oct. 25-28. There were daily announcements over the public address system all week to draw...

Students raise up phone flashlights at the LT Pink Out game (Burke/LION).

FHP raises breast cancer awareness

LT implements new tradition at football game, host activities throughout October
Janessa Mosqueda, News Editor, Multimedia Editor November 8, 2021

Future Healthcare Professionals (FHP) club at LT worked throughout the month of October to acknowledge National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, club sponsor Sylvia Tanious said. The students in this club...

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