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Student launches small business over summer

Photos by Elena Stoddard found on Etsy website

Collette Doyle, Reporter

October 28, 2020

At 10 years old, Elena Stoddard ‘21 spent the majority of her summer days crafting jewelry in her basement and selling her creations to her neighbors. Over the past few months, Stoddard has returned to her creative roots, launching her own small business through Etsy. “I’ve been wanting to d...

LT students create online tutoring site

Charlotte McLaughlin

October 27, 2020

Due to the inconsistency and uncertainty in the education system during COVID-19, many students have found themselves struggling with school. It is even harder for students whose families can’t afford tutors or extra materials to help them succeed. LT Tutors founder Emmett James ‘22 wanted to he...

LT student launches clothing line

Avarie Bernstein

Rory Quealy, Assistant Web Editor

October 26, 2020

In September 2019, Lucas Barnes ‘22 discovered a clothing manufacturer called Printful that works with small scale businesses but allows orders to be fulfilled and shipped with the service of a large corporation. Through Printful, Barnes realized it was possible to start his own clothing business and be ...

LT Model United Nations places well despite COVID-19 circumstances

LT Model United Nations logo.

Grace Moore, Reporter

October 22, 2020

A typical Saturday morning for Model United Nations (MUN) students consists of hopping on an early bus and traveling all over the state to different high schools and colleges to debate with peers over foreign policy. However, because of COVID-19, LT MUN’s first conference on Sept. 12 was held online via...

LT to begin hybrid model

LT hybrid weekly schedule

Abraham Morales, Reporter

October 19, 2020

After many weeks of remote learning, LT has finalized its hybrid learning model and welcomed students and faculty members back to school on Oct. 19. The hybrid learning model provides students with the opportunity to choose whether they want to go back to in-person or stay fully remote.  LT is o...

NHS has virtual induction ceremony

NHS has virtual induction ceremony

Ella Mahaney, Reporter

October 14, 2020

In light of COVID-19, the National Honor Society (NHS) induction ceremony was held virtually via a video that could be found on its LT club page. On Sept. 23, NHS welcomed over 320 inductees this year, co-sponsor Danny Berg said. The main focus of NHS is to recognize and further its four pillars: ...

Student speaks out against racial injustice in Western Springs

Student speaks out against racial injustice in Western Springs

Adriana Serrano

October 7, 2020

On the afternoon of June 3, the streets of Downtown LaGrange were lined with protestors and those in support of the “Black Lives Matter” movement; many were holding signs and were eager to bring awareness to social injustices against Black Americans. Speakers shared their stories, held a moment of...

Former LT student pursues career in animation

Photo of Breana Williams. Photo by Breana Williams

Sophia Schultz

October 5, 2020

In mid-2016, LT alum Breana Williams ‘11 left Chicago for Los Angeles to pursue her dream of working in the animation industry. “When I was younger, I really loved the old Disney films like the old classic ones,” Williams said. “I would always watch Bambi, and once my VHS was done, good old...

Student attends STEM program, writes scientific research paper

Addy Volz holding her summer STEM certificate
(Lindsey Volz)

Janessa Mosqueda, Reporter

October 1, 2020

Adeline Volz ‘22 was scrolling through Tik Tok in early May when she came across a video introducing a new six-week online scientific research program run by Ivy League alumni and top researchers. The summer internships Volz had applied to had been canceled due to COVID-19, and she was looking for s...

Student Council starts up again

Student Council during its afterschool Zoom meeting. (James King/TABULAE)

Abraham Morales, Reporter

September 30, 2020

With school starting back up again, some LT clubs have decided to continue their club work virtually. One of those clubs is Student Council. Over the summer, Student Council discussed possible future student events for the 2020-2021 school year. Their main focus was hosting events for the entire LT commun...

Principal hosts student focus groups in hopes of inclusion, improvement

Screenshot of a slide from the student focus group presentation

Lillie George, News Editor

September 28, 2020

On July 8, Alejandra Rodriguez '21 stepped through the doors of LT and into a room of apprehensive students and faculty. Rodriguez, along with around 30 of her peers, was there to open up the conversation about racism and exclusion at LT during the student focus group hosted by Principal Brian Waterman. "...

LT students create Diversity Mural to cultivate belonging

Diversity mural located at  Lyons Township north campus. Photo by Janessa Mosqueda ‘22

Brianna Fonseca, News Editor

September 28, 2020

Due to current global events and political discussions, communities have begun to take action to cultivate more diversity and belonging.  LT was no exception, as students and faculty took part in implementing a new diversity mural near the entrance of the North Campus cafeteria to raise awareness of...

LT to begin hybrid learning model Oct. 19

Lyons Township plans for hybrid learning. Photo by

John Hepp, Editor-in-Chief

September 27, 2020

Starting on Oct. 19, LT will transition to a hybrid learning model, according to an email sent out on Sept. 24. Under this hybrid plan, 50% of students will attend in-person learning for two days per week based on their last name. Students will attend remotely on days they are not scheduled to be on...

LT student aids in ending period poverty

Sophia Schultz's box of donations (Sophie Draluck)

Gabriella Rauf, Reporter

September 25, 2020

Sophia Schultz ‘21 was participating in a conversation about how many women struggle to afford proper menstrual health when she became intrigued by the idea that she could make a difference in the situation these women were in. Schultz began to organize a feminine products drive that would bring awaren...

NHI merges with pilot club Latinos Juntos

NHI merges with pilot club Latinos Juntos

Collette Doyle, Reporter

September 24, 2020

The 13-year LT chapter of NHI has merged its existing members and mission with pilot club Latinos Juntos. Attributed to the convenience of single leadership amidst the difficulties of remote learning, this merger will remain in effect until the Stipend Committee has an opportunity to review Latinos Junto...

Student activist creates podcast

Genesis Magpayo with podcast's logo. 
(Ella Mahaney/LION)

Ella Mahaney, Reporter

September 24, 2020

As any regular day in middle school, Genesis Magpayo '21 sits at her lunch table surrounded by her friends waiting to eat her favorite Filipino dish, Kare Kare. She opens her lunch bag and takes a bite. Not a second later, a girl from the other end of the table asks what her food is and questions th...

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