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Former student tests positive for COVID-19

Adriana Serrano, reporter June 20, 2020

What started out as a cough, congestion and some sneezing did not worry Kristen Flaws’19. Assuming it was a common cold, she believed resting and taking some medicine would help alleviate her symptoms....

Student Council creates video in honor of staff appreciation week

Charlotte McLaughlin, reporter May 22, 2020

As the school year comes to a close, Student Council decided to embark on one more project to honor LT’s staff during staff appreciation week, Student Council sponsor Peter Geddeis said. Student council...

Menagerie staff working together over zoom (courtesy of Menagerie).

Menagerie staff plans for release of online edition

Lillie George, reporter May 21, 2020

Faced with the task of pulling together a high quality, in-depth literary magazine from home, the Menagerie editors have been hard at work preparing for this year’s design, which was released online...

thank you teachers drawing (courtesy of WordPress).

Staff Appreciation Shout Outs

Nicole Klein, Website editor May 19, 2020

LT LION newspaper staff would like to thank all the staff and teachers at LT. We appreciate everything you have done for us and everything you are doing during this time of social distancing. We thank...

Runner stays active during quarantine

Lizzie Patel , reporter May 15, 2020

When runner Maggie Vear ‘20 heard the initial announcement over the loudspeaker on March 12 that all sports had been suspended through March 30, she was shocked to say the least, Vear said. She had heard...

LT faculty and staff making masks (courtesy of Danielle Radzialowski).

LT teachers, students sew materials to donate to hospitals

Sophia Schultz, reporter May 12, 2020

When LT Family and Consumer Science teacher Danielle Radzialowski heard from her mom that there was a high demand for chemotherapy pillows at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, she showed fellow...

tens by teens poster (courtesy of LTTV Youtube).

‘Tens by Teens Goes Viral’ replaces in-person performance

Claire Williams, copy editor May 11, 2020

Like the vast majority of second semester events, LT’s production of “Tens by Teens,” a compilation of plays written and performed by students, was cancelled due to the coronavirus. While the in-person...

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Mia Gales ‘20 creates Facebook page, keeps seniors connected

Brianna Fonseca, reporter May 7, 2020

From “Tiger King” memes to e-learning jokes to senior college decisions, Mia Gales’ ‘20 Facebook page has given seniors an opportunity to stay connected during the COVID-19 stay-at-home order....

Sponsor Joseph  Maffey (top left) with Erin Dickett (bottom left) and Co-Edtior In Cheifs Kerry Conneely (bottom right) and Sofia Menna (top right) (courtesy of tabulae).

Yearbook staff completes book after school cancellations

Mia Bonfiglio, Pulse Co-Editor April 30, 2020

When Co-Editor-In-Chief Sofia Menna ‘20 found out about school closing because of the COVID-19 virus, her heart dropped. Although she immediately questioned how the Tabulae staff would be able to finish...

Teachers deal with COVID-19 pandemic

Dani Almase, Pulse Co-Editor April 29, 2020

Virginia Condon, English teacher and instructional coach, has been teaching at LT for the past 12 years. This is Condon’s first time using e-learning as a full time teacher in a school district. She,...

Different types of popcorn that were available for purchase that raised money for COVID-19 relief (courtesy of ltactivites instagram)

Student council raises over $5000 for COVID-19 relief

Claire Williams, reporter April 28, 2020

Student council recently partnered with Double Good Fundraising to do a gourmet popcorn fundraiser, with 50% of proceeds going towards COVID-19 relief. The fundraiser lasted from April 15 at 5 p.m. through...

Mr. LT on YouTube (courtesy of LTTV YouTube).

Virtual Mr. LT

Sophia Schultz, reporter April 24, 2020

LT’s annual male pageant, Mr. LT, has been moved to an online platform due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This week-long virtual event on LTTV’s YouTube page began on Monday, April 20 at 7 p.m. with...

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IHSA cancels spring state tournaments

Summer contact days in suspension
Diane Makovic, Co-Editor-In-Chief April 22, 2020

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) released an official statement cancelling all spring state tournaments after a video conference call on Tuesday, April 21.  "We support the decision by Governor...

Donations (courtesy of 
Adam Roubitchek)

LT Math and Science departments donate PPE to AMITA hospital in LaGrange

Claire Williams, copy editor April 21, 2020

In an effort to counteract a possible shortage of supplies due to the coronavirus outbreak, members of the LT Math and Science department donated hundreds of personal protective equipment (PPE) to AMITA...

Student council, class board elections now online

Candidates will campaign, be elected virtually
Anna McCormick, News Co-Editor April 20, 2020

Amidst the worldwide pandemic, the current Student Council and Class Board have to improvise how campaigns and elections for next year’s members will work. For the first time ever, candidates will both...

Livi and Darcy Kriha stand 6ft away from their neighbor as they help in whatever way they can (courtesy of Livi Kriha).

Junior provides support to community during crisis

Adriana Serrano , reporter April 16, 2020

Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, Livi Kriha’21 has taken it upon herself to assist those in her neighborhood of LaGrange during this time of uncertainty. “Even if it doesn't seem like it from...

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