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LT book club reads books in honor of Black History Month

Catherine Crousore, Freelance Writer April 12, 2021

In honor of Black History month in February, LT’s book club read books written by Black authors to commemorate and educate members on Black history.  “We thought it was important to honor BLM [Black...

Best Buddies plans in-person meeting

Mckinley Huffman, Freelance Writer April 12, 2021

The previously fully-remote Best Buddies club is scheduled to have an in-person, outdoor Friendship Walk this April due to changes in COVID-19 restrictions.   In late October 2020, Best Buddies began...

Board of Education race presents six new candidates

Board of Education race presents six new candidates

Election for new LT BOE occurs on April 6
Brooke Chomko, Reporter April 5, 2021

On April 6, voters in the area will have a unique situation when voting on the District 204 school board. Of the seven total seats on the board, five will be up for election, and one of those five will...

(photo courtesy of PSI's instagram)

Peaceable Schools Initiative Pep fair provides stress relief for students

Grace Moore, Reporter March 30, 2021

During lunch periods on Wednesday, March 3 and 10, Peaceable Schools Initiative provided stress relief for students by holding their annual PEP fair. PSI is a club at LT that tries to make the school a...

Back of the T-shirt this year (photo courtesy of Plichta).

LT students continue the Pulsera Project

Grace Moore, Reporter March 30, 2021

During after school Zoom meetings, LT students are helping people in Latin America. The Pulsera Project, a fair trade certified organization for artisans in Nicaragua and Guatemala,  sells bracelets to...

Persephone Herman ‘22 artwork titled “Ebb and Flow of Black Excellence”

Junior artist to graduate early

Persephone Herman ‘22 plans to attend art school in Chicago
Ella Mahaney, Reporter March 15, 2021

At 4 years old, Persephone Herman ‘22 was drawing detailed pictures of Teen Titans and other cartoon characters. Her parents would joke that she had traced these very realistic drawings, mother JanToya...

Students prepare for online Steppers conference in SC PAC (photo courtesy of Johnson).

Steppers participate in online conference

Steppers start off their season with non-competitive meet
Janessa Mosqueda, Reporter March 12, 2021

LT Steppers participated in “I Step,” a virtual conference intended to bring step teams together, introduce themselves to each other and take part in a friendly competition before the competition season...

Menagerie members meet after school to prepare working on designs (photo courtesy of Maffey).

Menagerie recognized as finalist for award

LT magazine continues sucess of past years
Brooke Chomko, Reporter March 12, 2021

Like most activities, Menagerie has had to adapt to the confusion and uncertainty of COVID-19. However, even with the stress of designing a magazine from home, the 2020 staff persevered and was recently...

Club members hold up flyers showing details of club (photo courtesy of Hojjat).

Microfinance club aids small business

Club gives $1000 grant to help with impact of COVID-19
Rory Quealy, Reporter March 12, 2021

Coming from a family supported by a small business, Microfinance Club president Andrew Hojjat ‘21 is able to relate to the risks people take in starting a business to improve their well-being.  “[It]...

Pandemic hurts academic performance

LT sees increase in failing grades, school works to close achievement gap
Lillie George & Brianna Fonseca, News Editors March 9, 2021

In past years,  a gap in academic achievement among students, as reported by LION last year. This issue, along with an increase in first semester failing grades due to the challenges of remote learning,...

King Conservation Science Scholars showing fossils at Brookfield Zoo
Picture from the Brookfield Zoo Website

LT Junior Helps Rewrite Zoo Webpage for Volunteers

Sarah O’Riley works with Brookfield Zoo in redesigning and writing for volunteer webpage
Macy Hepokoski, Reporter March 9, 2021

Sarah O’Riley works with Brookfield Zoo in redesigning and writing their website by Macy Hepokoski Brookfield Zoo has started to rewrite the content on their King Conservation Science Scholars...

LT Theatre reflects on musical history

LT Theatre reflects on musical history

Students rehearse for ‘Showstoppers’
Ella Mahaney, Reporter March 9, 2021

The LT Theatre department has announced that this year's musical will be “Showstoppers.” The show will focus on individual songs and their accompanying scenes from the last several decades of LT musicals....

English teacher Jessica Roessler receives her vaccine shot (photo courtesy of Roessler)

LT teachers, faculty struggle to receive vaccines

Staff continues to wait for vaccination distribution
Brianna Fonseca , News Editor March 9, 2021

Although vaccination availability in the state has slowly increased, teachers and faculty at LT, along with residents of Cook County, continue to struggle to receive vaccinations. Awaiting approval from...

Turning Point LTHS Logo (Instagram @tpusa.lths)

Students begin Turning Point USA Chapter at LT

Chapter created to open discussion, debate
John Hepp, Editor-In-Chief March 9, 2021

Students at LT have established an LT chapter of Turning Point USA, a non-profit organization that seeks to educate students on conservative principles of freedom, free markets and limited government,...

Noah Jouras '21 raises his hand during class (Hepp/LION).

LT experiences shortage of substitutes

School compensates for low numbers, searches for solutions
Lillie George, News Editor March 9, 2021

Due to the unusual circumstances of COVID-19, along with a general shortage of substitute teachers in Illinois, LT has seen a decrease in available substitute teachers this school year. "It's difficult...

Grace Roberts '21 poses for online post (photo courtesy of Roberts)

Grace Roberts ’21 fundraises ‘Dressember’

Senior participates in ‘Dressember’, fundraises through social media platform
Claire Williams , Managing Editor March 9, 2021

Grace Roberts ‘21 had a strict outfit schedule for the month of December. Monday: dress. Tuesday: dress. Wednesday: sweatshirt...over a dress. Roberts had committed to wearing a dress every day for the...

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