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Poster for Air, movie debuted April 2023 (photo courtesy of Fandango).

LT alumnus thrust into spotlight with renowned ‘Air’ screenplay

Catherine Crousore, Reporter June 1, 2023

A young LT alumnus with a dream, Alex Convery ‘10 struck big by writing the hit 2023 film “Air,” which follows the deal between multi-million dollar shoe company Nike and NBA All-Star athlete Michael...

Music classes perform in music festival

Sadie Ruppert, Reporter May 25, 2023

As a way to showcase the talent of all of LT’s music groups and classes, the Spring Festival of Music concert was held in the SC fieldhouse on May 16. The wind ensemble, jazz band, orchestra, and choir...

Tens by Teens returns for 17th annual show

Ellie Moran, Reporter May 22, 2023

With a quick start-up and strong student leadership, actors put on a strong performance in the student led production Tens by Teens. The variety of 10-minute mini-plays, all written, directed, and acted...

Eurythmic dancers face the audience waving a hand in the air.

Eurythmic Dance Company hosts showcase

Myrna Cross, InDepth Editor May 22, 2023

Every year, the Eurythmic Dance Company hosts a performance at the end of the school year to showcase the dancers’ hard work and dedication to their sport. This year, the dancers performed on May 4-6.  Every...

Finalists announcement published on local news site (photo courtesy of

Seniors recognized for essay submissions

Olivia Grefenstette, Opinions Editor May 22, 2023

This past February, three LT students–Jeanne Mardegan ‘23, Sofia Garcia ‘23, and Claire Reedy ‘23–were named Depaul Blue Book finalists for the personal essays they had submitted in 2022. Thousands...

Alyssa Iovinelli’s drawing titled ‘All Tuckered Out,’ as shown in the 2023 Spring Art Show at SC (photo courtesy of Alyssa Iovinelli).

Spring Art Show paints SC with color

Jeanne Mardegan, News Editor, Website Editor May 22, 2023

Springtime at LT allows for many traditions to continue each year: finals, Prom, graduation. In addition to the classics, for the past 31 years, the Art Department has looked forward to the end of the...

Editor-in-chief Natalie Hess ‘23 speaking at Menagerie meeting (Gough/TAB).

Menagerie distributes yearly lit magazine

Elin O'Brien, Reporter May 22, 2023

Since their time at SC, Lindsey Wilson ‘23 and Natalie Hess ‘23, the two editors-in-chief for Menagerie have been waiting until their senior year to have the biggest impact on the annual literary magazine...

Kole Beck-Jewusiak ‘24 and Maks Washchuk ‘24 hold Ukrainian flag outside of SC on April 11 (Garrity/LION).

Students strive to start new Ukrainian Club

Lillian Davis, Reporter May 22, 2023

Sitting down waiting for track practice to begin, Kole Beck-Jewusiak ‘24 had an idea. He shared his proposal of starting a Ukrainian Club at LT with Maks Washchuk ‘24, who was sitting next to him at...

Artifacts discovered at Willow Springs location, including a broken projectile point, a type of spearhead, utilized flakes, and other stone tool pieces (photo courtesy of Brian Bardy).

Dig this: prehistoric site discovered

Jaclyn Cummings, Reporter May 22, 2023

Located in the village of Willow Springs, an archeological site was found in the garden of a community restaurant in the spring of 2021. Since then, archeologist and LT para educator Brian Bardy has been...

Dr. Silvia Alvarez-Clare stands in front of an endangered arroyo oak tree, Quercus brandegeei, a species the Global Tree Conservation Program of the Morton Arboretum is working to determine specific threats and identify conservation actions needed to save it from extinction (Photo courtesy of Tyler Prich).

Chicago advances in biodiversity

Maddie Gee, News Editor, Multimedia Editor May 22, 2023

As of March 8, a brand-new partnership formed between two iconic Chicago institutions and the world’s largest conservation organization, composed of more than 8,300 conservationists, the Species Survival...

The hands of multiple LT students with hearts and stars drawn on them who participated in the MOXIE quiet movement on April 10, 2023. 
(photo courtesy of @moxie_kids7)

Quiet movement gains traction

Kathryn Lazich, Reporter May 22, 2023

Since the end of February, some LT students have been participating in a quiet movement based on the book and movie “MOXIE” by Jennifer Mathieu. To silently protest, students have drawn hearts and...

American Nuclear Society building in the process of being torn down to make room for eight future single-family homes on April 19 (Pohl/LION).

La Grange Nuclear Society buildings sold

Reagan Pohl, Photo Editor May 16, 2023

The American Nuclear Society (ANS), a nonprofit organization that works internationally to advance nuclear research and technology, has sold its existing property in La Grange Park, which has been located...

Prom graphic of theme, ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’, located on the front page of the Prom packet. (photo courtesy of Class of 2023 Board).

2023 Prom strikes out for students in sports

Catherine Crousore, Reporter May 16, 2023

Lights glittering low. Music blasting through the ballroom. Elegance radiating from the shimmering fabrics all around. Organized by the 2023 Class Board, LT hosted the annual Prom on May 18 in the Navy...

Students check in at NC Vaughan gym to get an ECG heart screening on May 2 (Gee/LION).

Non-Profit organization YH4L offers students ECG screenings

Nina Ivancevic, Reporter May 16, 2023

Young Hearts 4 Life (YH4L) is a non-profit organization that offers free electrocardiogram (ECG) heart screenings for high school and college students. It is painless, noninvasive and takes less than five...

Decennial bond sale in planning stage

Scarlett Lestina, Managing Editor May 16, 2023

Every decade, LT hosts a bond sale to raise money that is used to upgrade the school. The last sale took place in January of 2014 and is in the planning stages right now as the sale is approaching in January...

Steen Metz takes the PAC stage to discuss the chronicles of his life on April 27 (Kowalski/LION)

Surviving the Holocaust: His Story

Evelyn Kowalski, Editor in Chief May 16, 2023

For most high school students nowadays, events like the Holocaust are something only read about in history books. But freshmen World History students had the unique opportunity to hear from and speak with...

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