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Adeline Volz poses with the HER Drive donation bin (photo courtesy of Volz).

Students host second ‘HER’ Drive at LT

Hannah Race, Reporter September 21, 2021

The Her Drive, led by Adeline Volz ‘22 began accepting donations on Aug. 13. Volz was first introduced to the nonprofit by LT alumna Camille Buttin ‘21 during last year’s Her Drive. Volz applied...

WLTLs past awards (MahaneyLION).

WLTL earns 13 nominations

Selected for John Drury High School Radio Awards
Ella Mahaney, Managing Editor September 17, 2021

The nominations for the 2020-2021 John Drury High School Radio Awards are out. WLTL earned 13 nominations in 11 different categories, making them the radio station with the third highest number of nominations.  This...

Aracelys La Grange store front (Mosqueda/LION).

Local bakery closes

Janessa Mosqueda, News Editor, Multimedia Editor September 16, 2021

After 10 years, Aracely’s Bakery in Downtown La Grange will have its last official day of business on Sept. 16 from 5 a.m.to 4 p.m.  This bakery mainly sells Mexican pastries that are made fresh...

Students boarding the bus afterschool (Whelton/LION).

Late start difficulty with bus driver shortage

Students arrive late to first period each Wednesday
Ryan Whelton, Reporter September 15, 2021

As the first bell rang on Wednesday, Aug. 25, numerous vacant desks filled classrooms due to buses’ inability to pick everyone up at their scheduled time. Students trickled into their first period classes...

QR code to scan to download Passport app.

LT launches new Passport App

New app encourages student participation in events
Lily Hanafin, Opinions Editor September 14, 2021

The ExperienceLT Passport is a new online app that encourages students and parents to participate in events at LT, Principal Jennifer Tyrell said. This app works by scanning a QR code and downloading the...

LT students walking into school for the half day (Moore/LION).

Friday made half day due to heat, lack of air conditioning

Grace Moore, Opinions Editor August 27, 2021

On Aug. 26 the students of LT were sitting in their eighth period classrooms, most of them enduring their last period with no air conditioning. Then an announcement from Associate Principal Kevin Brown...

From left Humzah Ali, Patrick Monahan, Jacob Muth, and William Hadraba (photo by Scott Walker).

Senior expands fishing club

William Hadraba ‘21 builds up fishing team
Ella Mahaney, Reporter May 25, 2021

When William Hadraba ‘21 was 2 years old, his mom put a fishing rod in his hand. Since then, he has not stopped fishing. At LT, Hadraba joined the fishing club his freshman year and started to compete...

Teammates Mason Ownby 21, Brendan Hall 21 and Kevin Rife 21 pose at state competition (phot courtesy of Blake Sauders).

Robotics team takes first place win in state

Team reflects on season, win at state competition
Morgan Fry, Reporter May 25, 2021

LT robotics made history on April 3. For the first time ever, an LT robotics team placed first at the Illinois VEX State Championship. Co-captains Brendan Hall ‘21 and Kevin Rife ‘21 led their team,...

Students, staff converse about sexual assault

Students, staff converse about sexual assault

Student council increases sexual assault awareness in LT Community
Ella Mahaney, Reporter May 25, 2021

On March 17, Maggie Franz ‘22 proposed that student council participate in something they had never done before: a week completely dedicated to sexual assault awareness. Student council embraced the...

Dance team rehearses for performance (Riordan/LION).

Eurythmics team plans outdoor performances

LT dance company rehearses on shortened time frame for May shows
Rory Quealy, Assistant Web Editor May 25, 2021

When Kate Doherty ‘21 opened her email and found out that the Eurythmic Dance Company was able to have a season this year, she was incredibly excited, she said. When she kept reading and found out they...

Student prepares for 2021 AP digital exams (McLean/LION).

AP exams to be administered through hybrid model

LT adapts to safety concerns, schedules to have 50% of tests digitally
Abe Morales, Reporter May 25, 2021

As the end of the school year approaches, many students are preparing for their Advanced Placement (AP) exams scheduled for mid-to-late May. Since COVID-19 precautions are still in place, this year's AP...

LT adopts new equity statement

Administration continues work on closing achievement gap
Sophia Schultz, News Editor May 25, 2021

For seven months beginning in July of 2020, the LTHS Board of Education (BOE) worked with consultant Dr. Floyd Cobb from the Core Collaborative as they engaged in equity training. To guide their training,...

Students engage in a socially distanced lunch period (phot courtesy of Dave Palzet).

School District 107 returns to full in-person instruction

Pleasantdale instructional model adapts to reduction in COVID-19 threat
Collette Doyle May 25, 2021

Pleasantdale School District 107 started its third trimester of the school year on March 1 by returning to full in-person instruction, with the option for continued remote learning, superintendent Dr....

Demonstration of 1:1 laptop use (Schultz/LION).

LT makes switch to 1:1 laptop policy

All students will have access to their own Chromebook for 2021-2022 school year
Sophia Schultz, News Editor May 25, 2021

Beginning at the start of the 2021-2022 school year, LT will institute a 1:1 laptop policy, meaning that every student will bring their own Chromebook, loaned out by LT, to and from school each day.  "I'm...

Graphic displays outdoor commencement ceremony seating (phot courtesy of Kevin Brown).

Administration arranges graduation plans for class of 2021

Seniors prepare for multiple outdoor ceremonies, other graduation opportunities
Brianna Fonseca , News Editor May 25, 2021

With constant changes occurring throughout the pandemic, LT administration has had to adjust to the new physical limitations of COVID-19. Throughout this year, faculty, administration, parents and students...

South Campus B-wing (photo courtesy of Abby Michaelson 24).

Board of Education plans updates for SC HVAC air conditioning units

LT given $1 million grant for HVAC improvement after concerns from students, parents, community
Emmerson McLean, Reporter May 25, 2021

Over the past few decades, air conditioning has been a common concern of students, parents, administrators and candidates running for the Board of Education at LT due to the antiquity of the HVACS at both...

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