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Second Women’s March in Chicago draws LT students, 300,000 protesters

Second Women’s March in Chicago draws LT students, 300,000 protesters

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

January 20, 2018


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CHICAGO—People from all over Chicagoland descended on Grant Park Jan. 20 for The March to the Polls, the second large-scale demonstration by the people who organized last year’s Women’s March. The event, organizers say, drew 300,000-400,000 people—even more than last year—including some LT s...

Boys cross country state champion competes internationally

Greg Smith, Assistant Opinions Editor

January 20, 2018


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Danny Kilrea ’18 arrived in Edinburgh, Scotland on Jan. 11 to compete in the 2018 Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh XCountry Junior International Challenge. Kilrea and five other junior American athletes represented the United States, competing against teams representing Great Britain and Europe, as well ...

Pack the Place honors former player

Pack the Place honors former player

Maddy Cohen, Art Director

January 18, 2018


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The NC field house was filled with a bittersweet atmosphere during the Pack the Place on Friday. The number 41 adorned the back of all of the t-shirts of the players, staff and student section; it was a subtle reminder of the death of former Special Olympics basketball player and member of the LT transition...

False ballistic missile alarm causes panic in Hawaii, receives national attention

False ballistic missile alarm causes panic in Hawaii, receives national attention

Greg Smith, Assistant Opinions Editor

January 17, 2018


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On the morning of Saturday Jan. 13, the Washington Post reported that a human error during a drill at the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency caused a text alert to be sent out to all cell phones in Hawaii-residents and tourists alike. “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAD INBOUND TO HAWAII,” the message read....

Bag of clothing sparks police response at St. Cletus

Bag of clothing sparks police response at St. Cletus

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

January 5, 2018


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A suspicious package was left unattended at the St. Cletus Church in La Grange on Thursday afternoon. It led to an almost four hour-long police investigation that eventually discovered the package was only a duffle bag filled with clothing, according to a press release from the La Grange Police Depar...

A memory enshrined: local student’s life memorialized by fund fighting cancer

A memory enshrined: local student’s life memorialized by fund fighting cancer

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

January 3, 2018


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Dominic Cairo was first diagnosed with cancer when he was only 5 years-old. After vigorous treatment, he emerged cancer free. Then, 18 months later, it happened again—he relapsed. Like the last time, he emerged cancer free. It took three cancer diagnoses and a three-year fight with cancer to take the lif...

Season of giving: LT students raise $1,000 for Secret Santa

Season of giving: LT students raise $1,000 for Secret Santa

Travis Morales, Freelance Reporter

December 18, 2017


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Christmas has come early to eight children in need, thanks to the heroic efforts from 29 LT students. Students from the Social Awareness and Perspective-Taking Class at LT fundraised during class and solicited donations from teachers, classmates, friends, and family outside of class. In a span of only...

Analysis: What the Evanstonian confiscation shows about the difficulty of high school media

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

December 14, 2017


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The Evanstonian Newspaper looks like any other high school newspaper—and to some extent, it is. The student journalists cover the doings of Evanston Township High School (ETHS) and stories that matter to students: extracurricular activities, sports and anything else that students care about. One...

LT students tie ribbons, commemorating child’s battle with cancer

LT students tie ribbons, commemorating child’s battle with cancer

Sarah Grier, Assistant Pulse Editor

December 7, 2017


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Blue ribbons line the streets in Hinsdale and Western Springs to commemorate the life of 10-year-old Brooks Tonn who passed away on Dec. 1, 2017. Tonn was diagnosed with nasal cancer on Dec. 27, 2016 that eventually spread to his spine. Ellie Durkin ‘18, family friend of the Tonn’s, gathered a group...

Sparks fly in light-hearted winter show, Almost, Maine

Taylor Schmitt, Reporter

December 6, 2017


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The LTHS Theatre Board will present "Almost, Maine" in the Reber Center at NC on Dec. 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. The show consists of nine scenes that all take place at the same time in the same town- the name of which is Almost, Maine. "It's adorable," director Mike Kuehl said. "There's a blend of whimsy ...

Special needs theater maintains tradition

Christina Rossetti, Photo Editor

December 1, 2017


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Over the last 24 years, Adult Special Needs Drama Teacher Christine Gronhe has been working at LT during the night hours, coming up with new ideas for a performance each year. This year, her team decided to put on “Beauty and the Beast” for the LT community in mid November. “We have great su...

LT paraeducators organize clothing drive

Georgia Dougherty, Reporter

December 1, 2017


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For their fourth straight year, paraeducators Vicky Cernetig and Sharon Wierema organized Woolly Woolly Warmth: a clothing drive that provides warm articles of clothing to the needy. “We realized it was a need of the community,” Wierema said. “We are always trying to be involved in somethin...

“Project Empathy” gives students global perspective

“Project Empathy” gives students global perspective

Greta Markey, Managing Editor

December 1, 2017


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There are people living on this Earth without access to any information via the internet. When Renata Schmidt ‘18 heard this information as a sophomore on the Thomas Ford Memorial Library Teen Board, she was struck with a desire to send help. When “Project Empathy” was presented to her by librar...

Student reporters confront school over censorship

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

December 1, 2017


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A group of student journalists at Evanston Township High School assembled Oct. 5 for a Monday night Board of Education meeting equipped not with their traditions tools of notepads and pens—but with lawyers. On Sept. 22, student journalists with ETHS’ school newspaper, The Evanstonian, were distributing...

Illinois college student rights secured

Brandt Siegfried, Online Editor

December 1, 2017


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SB 1351, also known as the Student Loan Bill of Rights, will become law in Illinois on Dec. 31, 2018. The bill, which faced a tough path to law status, finally passed the legislature on Nov. 7 after a gubernatorial veto and contentious debate. The bill comes in response to the increasing level of...

LT alumnus betters Ghanaian community

LT alumnus betters Ghanaian community

Pilar Valdes, Assistant Pulse Editor

December 1, 2017


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Less than 24 hours after graduating from LT, Rebecca Kuntz ‘11 was on a plane to Ghana, Africa, to volunteer with Light for Children, a nonprofit organization based in Ghana that focuses on education, orphan prevention and health for children. Throughout her tenure at LT, Kuntz was involved in LTTV...

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