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Freestyle relay ream places first at state

Freestyle relay ream places first at state

Lizzie Patel, reporter

March 26, 2020

The student section cheered with excitement as Jack Thorell ‘20 passed St. Charles High School’s relay team to finish in first place in the 200 yard Freestyle Relay at the state meet at Evanston High School on Feb. 29. The team, consisting of Thorell, Bryson Breitenbucher ‘20, Michael Schoneman ‘21, a...

Marie Newman beats incumbent in Democratic primary

Marie Newman beats incumbent in Democratic primary

Olivia Janik, Editor in chief

March 21, 2020

Marie Newman beat incumbent Dan Lipinski in the Democratic primary for the Illinois 3rd district congressional race by less than three percent of the vote, according to Vox. Newman, a progressive Democrat, first challenged Lipinski in the 2018 primary and lost by around two percent. “It didn’t ...

Student volunteers monthly at BEDS

Lillie George, Reporter

March 20, 2020

Early one morning, Maya Albores ‘21 served freshly-made breakfast to the homeless community at a local church. As one man passed through, he turned to Albores, and said assuredly, “You know, Jesus was homeless too.” Small instances like this remind Albores of why she volunteers with BEDS Plus C...

Free food service available for students

Free food service available for students

Diane Makovic, Co-Editor In Chief

March 17, 2020

In an effort to address concerns regarding students who need breakfast and/or lunch during the e-learning period, LT is providing a free food service starting Wednesday, March 18 for all LT students. This curbside “Grab-and-Go” service will run this week (Wednesday, March 18 through Friday, March...

School moves to e-learning as concerns over COVID-19 increase

School moves to e-learning as concerns over COVID-19 increase

Olivia Janik, Editor In Chief

March 13, 2020

After canceling all after school activities and athletics on Thursday, March 12, the LT administration has announced that the school will switch to e-learning until April 6 in order to slow down the spread of COVID-19, more commonly known as the coronavirus, Dr. Brian Waterman said in an announcemen...

Senior teaches cooking camps to different ages

Senior teaches cooking camps to different ages

Dani Almase, Pulse Co-Editor

March 4, 2020

At the age of 6 years old, Genaro Giovingo-Mino ‘20 decided to start his own cooking camp for kids in his neighborhood. People come to his house where he teaches them various skills and recipes. Years later, Giovingo-Mino’s cooking camp has flourished and is offered every summer to anyone aged 6...

School announces new grading system

School announces new grading system

Claire Williams, Copy Editor

March 2, 2020

Starting the fall of 2020, LT is planning to implement a new grading system designed to address the inconsistency and inequity of the current grading system, Principal Brian Waterman said. The new system will be on an A-F scale that does not use averages, and an A will represent proficient. While teacher te...

Forensic science offered to juniors, seniors

Kate Ferrell

February 28, 2020

A new Forensic Science class will be offered to juniors and seniors starting next year. Forensic Science is more commonly referred to as criminalistics. Forensics brings together the techniques and the science that law enforcement and crime scene investigators use to recreate crime scenes based on real-world...

Lifeguard club returns

Brianna Fonseca, reporter

February 28, 2020

A few decades ago, LT had its own Guard Club that held open swims, lifeguard training and offered certification to students. Years later, through the help of sponsor Patricia Devitt, the newly named Lifeguard club returns for its pilot year in hopes to create an environment that offers students an educ...

Juniors start creative writing club

Juniors start creative writing club

Nicole Klein, Website Editor

February 28, 2020

Sasha Kruger ‘21 and Carmen Frieh ‘21 were both enrolled in Creative Writing class this fall. During the class, they realized that they wished there were more opportunities for creative writing outside of class, so they asked English teacher Nicole Lombardi to be the sponsor of their new club. ...

LT offers scholarship opportunities

Sophia Schultz, reporter

February 28, 2020

As most seniors prepare to attend college next year, the question of whether they can afford their number one school is on many of their minds. It is quite common for students to apply to scholarships through the university that they plan on attending or to other national scholarships. However, many...

Environmental club reinstated

Environmental club reinstated

Tessa Voytovich, News Co-Editor

February 28, 2020

The environment has been on many people’s minds lately due to political and scientific discussions regarding climate change. Bella Dziak ‘20 and Greta Molek ‘20, who are both interested in sustainable living, had the idea last year to start a conservation club at school to make these issues mo...

Teacher receives National Certificate

Teacher receives National Certificate

February 28, 2020

It had been a long time coming for American Studies teacher Katy Newcomb, whose National Board Certificate for teaching history became official on Dec. 7, 2019. The three-year journey to certification was a rigorous one, but finally completing the process feels amazing, she said. “It was pretty cool,...

New Arab Culture Club encourages diversity

New Arab Culture Club encourages diversity

Kaitlyn Joyner, reporter

February 28, 2020

While on the fall Snowball retreat, Ahmad Ayyeh ‘21 and Ari Jameel ‘22 were given a chance to teach their fellow peers a traditional Arabic dance. During the dance fellow LT students  joined in to perform a Middle Eastern custom, Ayyeh said.  “After the dance, [Jameel and I]  just realized h...

Students perform in family band

Students perform in family band

Quinn Riordan, reporter and photographer

February 28, 2020

Melody ‘20 and Anna Reyes ‘20 sit in their basement with their dad, music and laughter filling the room. Melody singing, Anna playing piano, and their dad, Dan Reyes, strumming on the guitar, as they practice “Tongue Tied” by Grouplove. The song comes together as the instruments meld into one. T...

Student works at SEASPAR

Student works at SEASPAR

Lizzie Patel, reporter

February 28, 2020

Since Maeve Rice ‘20 was very young, she knew that she wanted to help people with special needs, she said. After observing her little brother in his occupational and speech therapy sessions, she found inspiration to help people with special needs. “Every day my little brother inspires me to k...

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