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Rauner signs new school funding formula into law

Spencer Levinson, Reporter

September 26, 2017


Filed under News

Less than two weeks ago, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed SB 1947 into law. This new legislation is a school funding overhaul. Approved by the Senate on a 38-13 vote, one important component of the law is that funding will be distributed to schools based upon a four tier system. In this system, lower income...

LT student creates football documentary

LT student creates football documentary

September 22, 2017


Filed under News, Pulse, Sports

It is 5 a.m. on a summer morning when Max Abrahamson ‘18 wakes up to start his long day.  He makes it to LT SC by 5:30 a.m. to shoot footage of the varsity football players arriving to practice.  He shoots the entire practice, following the football players from the field to the weight room to meetings...

Sugar and cocaine are just the same

Danny Kilrea, Managing Editor of Online Content

September 22, 2017


Filed under News, Pulse

There seems to be a nationwide effort to make America’s obesity rate go down. There was once a time when nutritionists thought fat was the leading cause of the obesity epidemic. Thus, labels are slapped on food with the convincing words along the lines of: “0-percent fat.” If all of our food is...

New turf installed for fall sports

Brandt Siegfried, Online Editor

September 22, 2017


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While the new logos on Bennett Field appear to be the only changes to the venue, the entire turf was replaced this summer. The field’s foundation was repaired, the green fibers were replaced and the field was refilled with a mix of recycled and new rubber pellets. The month-long project was appro...

LT replaces sound systems

Grant Campbell

September 22, 2017


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A new sound system was installed in the NC Field House. The project occurred over the summer lasting from June and was finalized in the first week of August.  The new sound system will accommodate both day to day usage in gym class, as well as large events such as the all-school assembly. “We [LT]...

LT’s recent renovations

Isabel Tuisl, Reporter

September 22, 2017


Filed under News, Uncategorized

With the start of the new school year, LT administrators and faculty discussed recent NC renovations made this summer and clarified the confusion surrounding the school’s air conditioning. This summer at NC, many small projects were done, LT Business Manager Brian Stachacz said. The roof on the study hall roo...

New AP, eight others join LT staff

Taylor Schmitt, Reporter

September 21, 2017


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A combination of decreased student enrollment and retiring teachers prompted the LT administrative team to hire nine new faculty members. Among the new hires is Shanna Lewis, the new Assistant Principal for just over 1,000 students- LT's Class of 2018. "LT has a very good reputation as far as the se...

Local hotline expands program

Grace DeKoker, Copy Editor

September 21, 2017


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Jackie Gibson stared at the freshly assembled annual report for Pillars, the one all their volunteers, financiers, and community members would see. As the director of marketing and communications, she had known the numbers, but seeing everything typed out, with thank-yous and heartfelt notes written br...

LT plans to host fashion show

Harper Hill, Reporter

September 21, 2017


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One in four women have experienced a physically abusive romantic relationship in their lifetime, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Over 20,000 calls are made each day to domestic violence hotlines across the country. Oct. 1 marks the beginning of domestic violence awareness...

LaGrange library renovates floor

Pilar Valdes, Reporter

September 21, 2017


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The LaGrange library, which was built about 10 years ago, will be renovated this fall. Although the start date is not yet confirmed, construction is expected to last about four months, depending on the construction company chosen, the library’s community engagement coordinator Arcadia McCauley said. ...

West End Arts Festival offers publicity for LT students

West End Arts Festival offers publicity for LT students

Camilla Breen, Reporter

September 21, 2017


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On an average school day, AP drawing and painting student Lauren Trail ‘18 can be found spending her class time perfecting a recent drawing or starting a new project. Recently, however, the classroom has been abuzz with talk of their involvement in the West End Arts Festival. “We’ve been doing this ...

Eclipse traffic puts breaks on return trip

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

September 21, 2017


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Amid the fascination with the solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 42 LT students took a first-day-of-school field trip to downstate Illinois to view the first total eclipse the U.S. has had in 38 years—and then they made the trip back. “We packed it all up, got on the bus … and we got on the road and...

Student runs tennis fundraiser for charity

Student runs tennis fundraiser for charity

Mary Devine, Reporter

September 21, 2017


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Mattigan Kelly '18 hosted the 12th annual Tennis Fun Fest at the Hinsdale Raquet Club on Aug. 12. The Fun Fest is a tennis event organized to fundraise money for the Treasure Chest foundation. With over 125 people in attendance, the annual fundraiser was deemed a success. "I love to help people a...

New mural to be installed at North Campus

Christina Rossetti, Photo Editor

September 21, 2017


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Last school year, Faith Echeverria ’19 and Kate Hoekstra ‘19 came up with an idea that would take over their summer. They wanted to create a mural that could be displayed at NC that features poetry and their art. “I decided to do this because I want to go to art school and having this in my ...

LT alum on mission to save BWCA

LT alum on mission to save BWCA

Hayden Claesson, Reporter

September 21, 2017


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In late autumn of 2015 on Vera Lake in northern Minnesota, just a mile south of the Canadian border, the water on the lake was beginning to freeze for the winter.  Dave Freeman ‘95 was cooking in his tent in a campsite, when he heard a rustling in the woods outside of the tent.  It was followed by ...

Unique club gains pilot status at LT, competing in fall

Grandt Campbell, News Editor

September 21, 2017


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On Aug 30, the pilot club Cyberpatriots hosted its first meeting in the SC Discovery Center. Andy Schramka ’18 formed the new club, that will focus on the process of competing in nationwide competitions in cyber security. “Competitions are on weekends for six hours,” Roland Rondez ’18 said. “We...

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