LION Newspaper

Welcome back

Welcome back

Olivia Janik and Diane Makovic

August 20, 2019

Dear LT students, staff, parents and members of the community,   The 2019-2020 school year has begun, and with it, here at LION Newspaper we are starting our coverage of school and community news. While our first print issue does not come out until Sept. 20, LION is dedicated to updating ...

People of LT: Issue 7

Anna McCormick, Reporter

May 23, 2019

Autumn Mines-Griffith '19 "My passion outside of school is baking! I have always had an interest in creating new things and also taking current things and adding my own touch on them. I have been baking for two years and I am currently enrolled in the TCD Professional and Baking program. I am able to lea...

College scandal impacts LT

Diane Makovic, Copy editor

May 23, 2019

With the exposition of the recent college admissions scandal in March, eight of the country’s most prestigious universities were put into the spotlight. Current junior students will apply to colleges next year aware that some were able to bribe their way into school. “I would feel more frustration...

LDS policy reversal

Mary Okkema, News co-editor

May 23, 2019

Oak park resident Holly Schuetz, a gay former member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, will never forget Nov. 5, 2015. She was lying in bed looking at emails and scrolling through Facebook when she first heard the news. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints announced a new ...

LT Board of Education

Harper Hill, News co-editor

May 23, 2019

As 2019 marked the end of three Board of Education members’ terms, the committee held a reorganization meeting on April 23 to swear in new members and thank those leaving the board for their years of service. John Polacek had served since 1989 and decided to retire from his position. Barbara Rosin...

Illinois raises tobacco age

Illinois raises tobacco age

Grace Dekoker, Editor-in-Chief

May 23, 2019

Use of tobacco products has been on the rise in the U.S., especially with the onset of electronic cigarettes and vaping. Cigarettes, e-cigarettes and any nicotine products are extremely addictive; once users are hooked, they become a lifelong consumer of the product. Teenagers and young people are among...

Assistant Principal retires

Assistant Principal retires

Taylor Schmitt, Website/ Social Media co-editor

May 16, 2019

Nestled in the corner of the NC Assistant Principal’s office, a small room sits neatly organized and inviting. In the center of the room, behind the paper-filled desk, sits Kris Costopoulos, who reflects on her 20 years at LT as they draw to a close. “Though [the students] constantly move on and don...

English teacher pursues passion

English teacher pursues passion

Isabel Tuisl, Social Media Manager/Website co-editor

May 15, 2019

Tom Stukel, an English teacher at LT for the past 14 years, is also the drummer of The Jam Alker Band. Jamie “Jam” Alker formed the band after becoming sober after a decade of abusing drugs. He [eventually] found his way back to his guitar and began to spin his experiences into stories told through...

eSports finishes second in NIU competition

eSports finishes second in NIU competition

Dani Almase, Reporter

May 10, 2019

The long battle in the championship match on May 4 saw the LT eSports team emerge as the second best eSports team in Illinois behind Naperville North. The tournament marked the club’s first in-person competition, traveling to the NIU eSports Arena that recently opened this month in Naperville. “It...

Theatre Board performs ‘Tens by Teens’

Theatre Board performs ‘Tens by Teens’

Nicole Klein, Reporter

May 6, 2019

On May 1, 2 and 3, LT students performed "Tens by Teens" in the Performing Arts Center at SC. The show consisted of 10 plays each running around 10 minutes that were written, directed and performed by students. “This is why I became a teacher,” Lawrence Keller, the show’s producer, said. "...

Students give grants, learn about philanthropy

Students give grants, learn about philanthropy

Lars Lonnroth, Managing editor of Breaking News/Multimedia Content

May 6, 2019

From December to March, students from both LT and Nazareth Academy gathered every other week at the Plymouth Place retirement home’s first floor classroom with a goal: determining how they, as students, can work to improve their community. As part of the brand-new Youth Community Changemaker (YC2) progr...

Alcohol presentation raises awareness

Alcohol presentation raises awareness

Isabel Tuisl, Website/social media co-editor

May 1, 2019

A presentation about alcohol called “Alcohol’s Effect on the Adolescent Brain and Body” was given by Sahib S. Gill, M.D., a certified family physician in Westmont, Illinois, who is also affiliated with AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago. The presentation, which took place April 23 in th...

Junior becomes ambassador for environmental organization

Junior becomes ambassador for environmental organization

Dani Almase, Reporter

April 24, 2019

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

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

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

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...

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