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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
Abraham 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...

Baccalaureate program artwork by Sadie Madden '21 (phot courtesy of Mica Vahl).

Baccalaureate goes virtual

After last year's cancellation, tradition restarts
Lily Hanafin, Reporter May 25, 2021

After the cancellation of Baccalaureate last year due to the pandemic, the tradition will be restarted with a virtual showcase. Baccalaureate is a senior showcase that allows seniors to reflect on the...

Lyonspalooza logo (phot courtesy of Peter Geddeis).

Class Board plans event to replace Senior Prom

Lyonspalooza to be held on May 16 at South Campus field
Gabriella Rauf, Reporter May 25, 2021

In March, the class of 2021 class board received the information that they will be able to host a final senior sendoff event, class board president Ella Petrusha ‘21 said. Unlike a traditional prom,...

Students walking into NC show daily COVID-19 screener (Schultz/LION).

School allows more students in person

Four days of in-person learning available, faculty prepares for full in-person in fall 2021
Claire Williams , Managing Editor May 25, 2021

As COVID-19 numbers in Illinois have decreased and vaccinations have become increasingly available, LT has and continues to adjust its schedule in the hopes of giving students a more normal learning experience.  This...

Free breakfast provided by school

Students unable to receive P-EBT cards

Free meals offered to students due to school’s inability to distribute benefit cards
Janessa Mosqueda & Abe Morales, Reporter May 21, 2021

For most students and their families, the COVID-19 pandemic has posed various new challenges. Many families of students who qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch now rely on their school or local government...

IJEA logo

LION wins multiple IJEA awards

Print, online and multimedia award winners listed
Rory Quealy, Assistant Web Editor May 14, 2021

LION won 16 individual awards and two overall awards in print and online in the 2021 Illinois Journalism Education Association statewide contest. The newspaper was entered in Division 5 for schools with...

Principal Tyrrell meets LT faculty and staff at the Wellness Walk before school on Friday May 7 (photos by Randy Antlept).

Administration hires new principal

Board of education selects Jennifer Tyrrell as new principal
Grace Moore, Reporter May 11, 2021

LT hired a new principal, Jennifer Tyrrell, on April 19. She will be replacing Brian Waterman who was promoted to superintendent.  Tyrrell was a physical education teacher and coach at Stagg High School...

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