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Media Mayhem: LTTV sportscaster becomes Emmy Award presenter

Media Mayhem: LTTV sportscaster becomes Emmy Award presenter

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

June 4, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

When LTTV Sports Director Max Abrahamson walked across the stage at the Senior Honor’s assembly, there were audible gasps when his scholarship sum was announced. Such a feat was possible due to his success at LTTV. In recognition for his excellence in sports broadcasting—a field he entered as a...

Civics ends pilot year

Civics ends pilot year

Pilar Valdes, Assistant Pulse Editor

May 24, 2018


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At LT, many students live in constant fear of not meeting the graduation requirements. Students of all ages are told by their counselors to make sure they have one year of fine arts, one year of practical arts, four years of English, two of math; the list goes on. This year, a new graduation requirement...

Radio Supervisor celebrates 25 years at WLTL

Radio Supervisor celebrates 25 years at WLTL

Maddy Cohen, Art Director

May 24, 2018


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In 1975, Mike Baker walked into WLTL to try out to be an engineer as a student. The station was located on the third floor of the Vaughn building, spread out between two piano rooms, and only ran hours a day. Almost 43 years later, WLTL dominates a large section of the basement, runs 24 hours a day a...

Highway Authority to widen 294, impact community

Highway Authority to widen 294, impact community

Brandt Siegfried, Online Editor

May 24, 2018


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The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority has embarked on a project to repave and expand the 24 miles of I-294 from Balmoral Avenue in Rosemont to 95th street in Bridgeview, Western Springs Village Manager Ingrid Velkme said. The $4 billion project commenced this year and will continue until an esti...

Free cardiac screenings benefit LT students

Free cardiac screenings benefit LT students

Grace DeKoker, Copy Editor

May 24, 2018


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Cardiovascular disease is often the last thought on any high school student’s mind, but approximately 7,000 teenagers experience sudden cardiac arrest each year. Only one in every 10 of them will survive, according to the American Heart Association. Treatment options are limited, since a high percentage...

BPA heads to nationals

Taylor Schmitt, Reporter

May 24, 2018


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After its success at the state level, LT's Business Professionals of America team will head to nationals from May 9 to 12 in Dallas, Texas. The team is taking eight of its nine qualifying members to compete in events ranging from web design to business management. "What's interesting about school...

Theatre Board puts on 12th annual Tens by Teens

Camilla Breen, Assistant Photo Editor

May 24, 2018


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Audience members in the SC PAC were amidst graveyards and spooky scenes as actors performed their unintentionally dark 12th annual Tens by Teens show on April 25, 27 and 28. Put on by the Theatre Board, the shows, all 10 minutes in length, were written, directed, and acted out entirely by students.  Although...

Students Participate in Annual Raku Fest

Mary Devine, Reporter

May 24, 2018


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As Ana Nix '19 traveled from NC to SC on May 4 for periods six through eighth, her Friday afternoon was a little bit different from everyone else. Instead of sitting in class, she enjoyed sunshine and warm weather doing what she loves: ceramics. She participated in the annual ceramics Raku Fest this ...

Newest NC library improvement revealed, karaoke stage to be built

Greta Markey, Managing Editor

May 24, 2018


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LT has recently approved proposed renovations to the NC library that will hopefully make the library a more inviting area for students. Among these additions are a karaoke stage, a small movie theatre and the first man-made wormhole to the fifth dimension. “We have found that by holding events in...

SciOly competes at state

SciOly competes at state

Georgia Dougherty, Managing Editor

May 24, 2018


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LT’s Science Olympiad varsity team plus 10 alternates drove down to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Friday, April 20 to check out the campus and study. The next day, they competed in the hopes of qualifying for nationals against 49 teams, and ended up finishing seventh overall. “Overall...

Event seeks to discourage underage drinking

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

May 24, 2018


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At the Mariano’s in Garden Market, a group of teenagers affiliated with the Coalition for a Drug Free Lyons Township walked the aisles of alcoholic beverages on April 25, having no intention of purchasing the beverages. The teens instead aimed to do the exact opposite: preventing the purchase of al...

Legacy wall brings hope, positivity

Christina Rossetti, Photo Editor

May 24, 2018


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Boystown, a neighborhood in Chicago, received a new addition in 2012: a decorated wall in honor of gay advocates and famous LGBT people in American history. They called it “The Legacy Walk”. It features icons and figures like Frances Perkins, Sally Ride, Oscar Wilde, Keith Haring, Walt Whitman and so ...

Associate Principal announces retirement

Associate Principal announces retirement

Harper Hill, Reporter

May 20, 2018


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SC Associate Principal Therese Nelson plans to retire at the end of the 2018 academic year, bringing an end to a successful and rewarding career in education. “I'm so proud to leave here knowing where education has evolved, and I think one of the important things for me, or for all of us, is th...

LT NHI hosts event to bring schools together

LT NHI hosts event to bring schools together

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

May 19, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

LT’s chapter of the National Hispanic Institute (NHI) took a step towards addressing a long-lasting deficiency in the overall NHI community: a general sense of isolation between various NHI chapters in the Chicagoland area. “We have a history of being disorganized and not really being in contact w...

LION brings home the gold

LION brings home the gold

Brandt Siegfried, Online Editor

May 1, 2018


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Every year, the LION staff submits work to journalism contests sponsored by the Northern Illinois School Press Association. The results were announced at the annual convention at College of DuPage on April 20, 2018. NEWSPAPER CATEGORIES Overall newspaper contest (three consecutive issues, 1, 2,...

BPA heads to nationals

BPA heads to nationals

Taylor Schmitt, Reporter

May 1, 2018


Filed under News

After its success at the state level, LT's Business Professionals of America team will head to nationals from May 9 to 12 in Dallas, Texas. The team is taking eight of its nine qualifying members to compete in events ranging from web design to business management. "What's interesting about school...

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