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Monster Bash replaces Cupid’s Cabaret

Monster Bash replaces Cupid’s Cabaret

Brianna Fonseca, Reporter

October 16, 2019

Unlike the usual Cupid’s Cabaret talent show, which LT Choir board hosts annually, board members made a decision which changed the overall dynamic of this year’s musical event. They changed the usual Cupid’s Cabaret event to LT’s first ever “Monster Bash,” which took place Friday, Oct. 4,...

Students participate in Chicago Youth Climate Strike

Students participate in Chicago Youth Climate Strike

Claire Williams, Copy Editor

October 10, 2019

As Molly O’Donnell ‘20 stepped off the train at Union Station, she couldn’t help noticing all the people carrying posters. She held one of her own, expressing a similar sentiment to the others she saw: the urgent need to fight climate change.  O’Donnell, along with thousands of others, marched from Gra...

Parents express concerns regarding air conditioning at LT

Parents express concerns regarding  air conditioning at LT

Claire Williams, Kate Ferrell, and Sophia Schultz

September 30, 2019

After connecting through a Facebook post, roughly 15 parents attended a school board meeting on Sept. 16 to address concerns about the lack of air conditioning at LT. “I think there’s strength in numbers,” father to future LT students, who wished to remain anonymous, said. “When more people...

New Mural Celebrates Diversity

New Mural Celebrates Diversity

Sophia Schultz, Reporter

September 20, 2019

The first diversity mural of the three that will be displayed in room B101 at South Campus was painted over the summer by students enrolled in Transition Academy. Transition Academy is a summer program at LT that is geared towards the Latino population. Its mission is to make the students enrolled in th...

End of Windows 7

Alfonso Fernandez, Reporter

September 20, 2019

Over the summer, LT’s Technology Services Team refurbished the school computers to an updated version of the Windows software. They also provided students and staff with sleek new monitors, in parts of the school. “While I would say that I am not thrilled in making big changes, it's just one of tho...

Student interns in Serbia

Student interns in Serbia

Claire Williams, copy editor

September 20, 2019

For the past 10 years, Alex Kostich ‘21 has spent a month and a half of his summer visiting his family in Serbia. This summer, he dedicated five weeks to interning at the Center for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS).  CANVAS is an international nonprofit that promotes the use of non-viol...

Nine ACE members resign

Nine ACE members resign

Diane Makovic, Co-Editor In Chief

September 20, 2019

The Athletes Committed to Excellence (ACE) group at LT is smaller than normal this year, sponsor Bradley Anderson said. Only 10 members remain including two seniors and eight juniors after nine members resigned. “As much as it was sad for me, I thought that was an incredibly mature response beca...

School implements new violent incident procedure

School implements new violent incident procedure

Olivia Janik, Co-Editor In Chief

September 20, 2019

On Tuesday, Aug. 27, Zach Patrick ‘20 felt a rush of adrenaline when North Campus associate principal Kevin Brown’s voice rang over the announcement system during second period. Even though he knew it was a drill, Patrick told himself, “It’s go time” and rushed into action, barricading the door...

Relay for Life Reboot

Relay for Life Reboot

Kate Ferrell, Reporter

September 20, 2019

This past summer, Natalie Carlisle ’21 took the initiative to reboot the dwindling Relay for Life after attending an event for the club. Relay for Life is an event run by the American Cancer Society that aims to honor cancer victims, survivors, and caretakers, as well as raise funds for cancer resea...

AP Government now available

Lillie George, Reporter

September 20, 2019

Ever since Civics became a required course for high school students in Illinois, the LT board of education has been looking to make this requirement work for each individual student. Before this, the board was discussing ways for students to take AP classes earlier on, so the idea of offering AP U.S. Go...

Cafeteria changes at SC

Cafeteria changes at SC

Max Dike, Reporter

September 20, 2019

With the beginning of the new school year, students arrived at South Campus to see that both the layouts and procedures in their cafeterias had been given a facelift.  South Campus lunchrooms will now offer more choices when it comes to the food options available to students, SC associate princi...

LT student hikes Africa’s tallest mountain

LT student hikes Africa’s tallest mountain

Anna McCormick, Co-News Editor

September 20, 2019

For seven days, Grace Morkin ‘20 woke up above the clouds. Through the youth travel organization Rustic Pathways, Morkin had the opportunity to hike not only a mountain, but Africa’s tallest mountain and the world’s tallest freestanding volcano, Mount Kilimanjaro. “One of the most memorable t...

LT student becomes CNA

LT student becomes CNA

Nicole Klein, Website Editor

September 20, 2019

Ever since Julia Zylstra ‘20 saw the way the nurses interacted with her grandparents in the hospital, she wanted to be a nurse. To get a head start, she became a certified nursing assistant over the summer through College of DuPage.  “It’s a way I saw I could give back to the community, but also...

‘Big Daddy’ returns to DJ homecoming

Nina Shearrill, Multimedia Editor

September 20, 2019

As Sept. 28 draws near, many students are deciding whether or not to attend this year’s homecoming dance. Many factors, including the DJ, the theme, and last year’s HoCo experience will help students make their choice. With several changes being implemented this year, Student Council hopes to mak...

Seniors run business passed down by alum

Seniors run business passed down by alum

Tessa Voytovich, Co-News Editor

September 20, 2019

Jimmy DiLoreto ‘20 pulls up to a house in Western Springs and cuts the engine on his black Toyota Tacoma. The Lynyrd Skynyrd playing through the radio stops and Salvatore Mellili ‘20 climbs out of the passenger seat. Griffin Gresge ‘20 follows behind, pulling the two lawn mowers out of the bed of t...

New business course implemented

New business course implemented

Kaitlyn Joyner, Reporter and Photographer

September 19, 2019

After taking Intro to Business and Economics at South Campus, and Accounting at North Campus, Elizabeth Allan ‘20 was looking for another business course at LT to gain more experience before heading to college. She was overjoyed to find out LT has implemented Incubator Ed for the 2019-2020 school year....

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