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‘Steel Magnolias’ at LT

‘Steel Magnolias’ at LT

Paige Darling, Assistant Multimedia Editor

December 11, 2019

Director Kirsten Manthei chose to bring the play “Steel Magnolias” to LT because of the female talent this year, she said. The play features an all female cast of six. “There is a warm interpersonal connection in the play,” Manthei said. “It will come across as you watch these women go t...

Western Springs catwalk to be reconstructed

Western Springs catwalk to be reconstructed

Lillie George, Reporter

December 11, 2019

Because it fails to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines, the existing pedestrian bridge over Tollway I-294 known as the “catwalk” will be torn down, reconstructed and possibly relocated. This change threatens to affect the routines of many people, including the LT girls cross...

Recreational marijuana sales divide suburbs

Diane Makovic, Co-Editor In Chief

December 10, 2019

With the passage of a bill that would legalize the sales of recreational marijuana in Illinois starting on Jan. 1, 2020, towns in the area have held board meetings to voice both their support and concerns surrounding the controversial issue. “This is a dividing issue because the [Federal] government...

Five volunteer opportunities this holiday season

Kate Ferrell, Assistant Web Editor

December 10, 2019

Secret Santa  Do any of your teachers participate in Secret Santa? Organized by the Lagrange Rotary Club, Help children in need this holiday season by donating money with a group of friends, or class and adopt a child. Secret Santa helps children 0-17 years of age all around the area. The Rotary club w...

Student starts coding company

Brianna Fonseca, reporter

December 9, 2019

From a young age, Colin Flueck ‘21 has had an obsession with Legos and building, which sparked his strong interest in coding and robotics. Now, Flueck hopes to use the knowledge he has to offer other students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Science (STEM) something that they'll be ...

LTTV nominated for Emmy

Alfonso Fernandez, Reporter

December 9, 2019

LTTV submitted a clip of the “Pack the Place” basketball game last year which won first place in sports for the Chicago Midwest National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awards. In the middle of September this year, LTTV was informed that they had been nominated as Emmy finalists for their...

Testing make-up center changes

Kaitlyn Joyner, Reporter and photographer

December 9, 2019

Due to schedule conflicts and the commuting of staff and students, LT has officially implemented a testing make-up center at both campuses for students to sign up and take missed test, Director of North Campus testing center Milea Foy said. It is open all day for each period, so students are able to make...

Student owns Wild Scrunch

Anna McCormick, News Co-Editor

December 6, 2019

After seeing her sister’s college roomate selling scrunchies in her dorm room, Caroline Garvin ‘20 was inspired to create her own scrunchie business. She is now the owner of Wild Scrunch. “When I first started, [Wild Scrunch] was nothing,” Garvin said. “It was just me trying to make money....

Self Defense class offered next year

Quinn Riordan, Reporter and photographer

December 6, 2019

The idea for a self-defense class at LT began in 2016 when PE teachers: Katie Meyers, Kathy Beyer and Joe Conway visited Oak Park River Forest and observed their self-defense program. They learned about the course, became certified for teaching it and worked to implement it at LT. “It was one of ...

Veterans’ Memorial showcases LT history

Isabella Sorice, Social Media/Photo Editor

December 6, 2019

LT has an immense history that dates back to the school’s establishment in 1888. The school has been through both world wars, with many students leaving to serve their country, art teacher and co-designer Patrick Page said. As a way to pay tribute to those students and many other military veterans, LT has...

College credit available next year through IU

Robert Sullivan, Reporter

December 6, 2019

Rather than gambling on one test in the Advanced Placement system, starting next year, LT students will be able to acquire college credit through a dual enrollment program with the University of Indiana-Bloomington.  “This program allows our students to receive transcripted college credit from a prestig...

Sophomore strives to pursue career in videography

Dani Almase, Pulse Co-Editor

December 6, 2019

When Connor Reblin ’22 was 9 years old, he bought the first edition GoPro with his older brother, he said. He started to capture small moments in his life. Over time, Reblin’s passion for making videos grew stronger and he realized what he wanted to do for the rest of his life: videography. “Each video I make is ...

Village of Indian Head Park makes decisions regarding cannabis

Village of Indian Head Park makes decisions regarding cannabis

Claire Williams and Sophia Schultz

December 6, 2019

In early October, Brandt Siegfried ‘18 returned home from Hillsdale College, Mich., for his fall break. Siegfried, a new resident of Indian Head Park and former student council president of LT, took time out of his break on Thursday, Oct. 10, to attend a village board meeting. He was one of the dozen...

Students work on Marie Newman’s campaign

Students work on Marie Newman’s campaign

Sophia Schultz, Reporter

December 5, 2019

Progressive Democrat Marie Newman has been reaching out to people in the community during the last few months. On a regular basis, she has been hearing from activists and residents about what they need from their representative in Washington, Outreach Manager Nick Uniejewski said. Newman is running...

American Sign Language class approved for two more years

American Sign Language class approved for two more years

Tessa Voytovich, News Co-Editor

December 2, 2019

A unanimous vote at the Board of Education meeting on Oct. 21 welcomed two more American Sign Language courses to the academic program guide. “When we saw the popularity of [ASL], we decided maybe it’s time to write a proposal for the third and fourth year,” fine arts division chair Paula Nardi s...

LT students participate in ‘trunk-or-treat’

LT students participate in ‘trunk-or-treat’

Kaitlyn Joyner, Reporter

October 25, 2019

Interact club members volunteered at the Boone Animal Hospital’s Fall Festival on Oct. 12 to participate in Halloween celebrations and give back to the surrounding community, sponsor Mary Decker said.    Last year due to bad weather, the festival was moved inside. However, students still helped out b...

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