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Student contributes to over $6 million raised for Ukraine

Student contributes to over $6 million raised for Ukraine

Junior video game developer donates work for charity
Maddie Gee, Reporter May 22, 2022

Tye Abbott ’23 has had a passion for computer science and video game development since first playing video games around the age of 5. In the past, he has released two video games of his own, “Lucid:...

Garrett Fisher 22 works on his edits for episode two in the NC LTTV room (Wirtz/LION).

Senior student creates, produces basketball team documentary

Sports film follows boy's team throughout their spring playoff run
Aidan Wirtz, Sports Editor May 20, 2022

Throughout the 2021-22 boys varsity basketball season, Garrett Fisher ‘22 recorded every piece of film he could to follow the team along their journey. Through the regular and postseason, Fisher interviewed...

Wellness logo (photo courtesy of Dara Voy).

Staff encourages wellness

Teachers takes time to celebrate each other, participate in events
Molly Burke, Reporter May 18, 2022

For the second time, the Professional Learning Team (PLT) planned Wellness Week, which was dedicated to celebrating and supporting LT staff members on May 9-13, PLT member Darragh Voy said. This week included...

Spanish teacher Ellen Acuna dips dessert into chocolate fountain on May 5 (Lestina/LION).

Chefs class caters teacher appreciation luncheon

Cuban-themed lunch served at SC, NC
Scarlett Lestina, Copy Editor May 18, 2022

With National Teacher Appreciation Week spanning from May 2-6, the Chefs class hosted their annual luncheon for all LTHS staff, including teachers, student assistants, and administrators. The class of...

Two students charged after physical assault

Western Springs Police Department actively investigate incident
Elle Simek, Reporter May 18, 2022

On Wednesday April 27, a physical assault occurred at LT’s SC. A day later on April 28, Principal Jennifer Tyrrell issued an email stating LT knew of a social media post going around showing a student...

League of Women Voters of La Grange Area promote gubernatorial primary

Encourage voting among young people
Evelyn Kowalski, Reporter May 17, 2022

The League of Women Voters of the La Grange Area (LWVLGA) has strived to increase voter participation and education for 98 years. They serve not only La Grange, but surrounding areas such as Brookfield,...

Electronic flyer for series of wellness programs (photo courtesy of the Village of La Grange Park).

Mental health programs offered to residents

Village of La Grange Park, NAMI co-host series over Zoom platform
Ella Mahaney, Managing Editor May 17, 2022

The Village of La Grange Park has always had a culture of wanting to care for the community and looks for opportunities to provide meaningful resources to its residents, Executive Secretary and Deputy...

Staff mental health declines, support offered

Staff mental health declines, support offered

Teachers, staff work towards new practices
Abraham Morales, News Editor, Multimedia Editor May 17, 2022

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers consistently reported high stress levels, burnout, and mental exhaustion, according to the “We are Teachers” blog. A year of remote and hybrid learning, followed...

Student Services division creates new positions for 2022-2023 year

New administrators to be approved by June for upcoming school year
Rory Quealy, News Editor, Website Editor May 17, 2022

For the 2022-2023 school year, the Student Services division will expand to include new positions: an additional counselor for each grade level, a 504 Plan Coordinator, an increase in social workers, and...

Students create new Cryptocurrency club

Exposes members to world of cryptocurrency in society
Cooper Anderson, Reporter May 17, 2022

After roughly a year of the new Cryptocurrency club at LT being planned out, March 1 marked its first official meeting. The co-founder of the club, Finn Gallagher ‘22, started gaining more knowledge...

Rehearsal of Were Alone Now piece choreographed by Niki Chronis 22 and Charlotte Remijas 22 in Reber Center on May 5 in preparation for show (Wolf/LION).

Eurythmic company hosts performances

returns to indoor stage with 'Metamorphosis' show
Maddie Gee, Reporter May 17, 2022

It had been two years since Eurythmic Dance Company held a show in the Reber Center, EDC technical director Colleen Gibbons said. Now, after not having a performance in 2020 and only an outdoor show in...

Robot developed by Robotics C team (Morales/LION).

Robotics team competes at World Competition in Dallas, Texas

Team works to rebuild robots in club to earn maximum points for event
Rory Quealy, News Editor, Website Editor May 17, 2022

Based on their top 15 team finish in the Illinois State Championship, the Robotics C team qualified for the VEX Robotics World Competition, which took place in Dallas, Texas on May 5, 6, and 7. The competition...

World of Difference student leaders participate in empowering discussion workshop on April 14 in SC Vita Plena room (Fry/LION).

Administration hosts World of Difference Training

Students attend workshop to learn how to combat racism, prejudice in school
Morgan Fry, Editor in Chief May 17, 2022

In an effort to continue the push for an inclusive and welcoming environment at LT, Director of Equity and Belonging Jennifer Rowe has worked to launch an additional student support opportunity. In collaboration...

PSI members at SC sell Ukraine T-shirts for $20 each during lunch periods (photo courtesy of Penelope Cornell).

Service clubs organize donations, fundraisers to benefit Ukraine

Nearly $3,000 raised to support country
Jeanne Mardegan, Reporter May 17, 2022

Inspired by her family’s nonprofit organization that employs at-risk veterans, Rags of Honor, Penelope Cornell ‘25, with the help of PSI (Peaceable Schools Initiative), organized a three-day fundraiser...

Two students charged after physical assault

Western Springs Police Department actively investigate incident
Elle Simek, Reporter May 17, 2022

On Wednesday April 27, a physical assault occurred at LT’s SC. A day later on April 28, Principal Jennifer Tyrrell issued an email stating LT knew of a social media post going around showing a student...

Promotional image for this years Lyonspalooza, which can be found on the LT webpage (photo courtesy of Peter Geddeis).

Lyonspalooza festival returns for second year

2022 Class Board helps seniors celebrate end of year with food, games, fun
Emmerson McLean, Managing Editor May 17, 2022

After the senior class of 2021 missed out on two years of normal high school and a typical prom, LT administrators knew they had to create a proper send off for those seniors. They brainstormed Lyonspalooza,...

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