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Junior provides support to community during crisis

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

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 the outside, I know a lot of people are struggling,” Kriha said. “It's a scary time and I want ...

Girls water polo continues to develop skills despite conditions

LT girls water polo  (Riordan/LION).

Lillie George, reporter

April 15, 2020

Without a pool to train in or her teammates to count on, Abby Guerra ‘21, along with many other LT girls water polo players, persists through the disappointment of a season suspension and the isolation of quarantine by getting into an at-home workout routine. Guerra and her coaches hope this will k...

New app available for LION newspaper readers

The Source app promotional photo (courtesy of SNO).

Nicole Klein, website editor

April 8, 2020

The app allows readers to subscribe to the LION newspaper and receive notifications when stories are posted online so you can stay up to date on all the latest news. Readers can save articles for future reading and comment on stories, as well as subscribe to specific content--such as opinion writing--...

Senior assassin postponed

Senior assassin postponed

Anna McCormick, News Co-Editor

April 8, 2020

Though Senior Assassin is currently postponed, Henry Stenner ‘20 is taking this time off to improve his game play methods and anticipates an arrival back to school where he can utilize his skills in hopes of winning the Senior Assassin title.  “I’m most looking forward to continuing my assassin journey ...

Girls lacrosse in limbo

Elise Husemann '20 and teammate play against Wheaten-Warrenville South (courtesy of Husemann).

Max Dike, reporter

April 6, 2020

Despite just being in her first year at LT, Amanda Hahn ‘23 was thrilled for her first season on the varsity girls lacrosse team and looked forward to bringing a fun, positive energy to the team, she said. “I love playing lacrosse,” Hahn said. “I have the most fun playing when everyone ar...

Virtual spirit week created in the midst of a pandemic

Virtual Spirit Week (courtesy of lthswaterman Instagram).

Charlotte McLaughlin, reporter

April 3, 2020

During an unprecedented time of great disconnect, LT decided to create its own online spirit week for the week of March 30. The daily themes were Moshpit Monday, Tag Tuesday, Wash Your Hands Wednesday, Throwing Thursday, and Film Friday, according to the @lthswaterman Instagram page. “School spirit...

LT student trains to run Half marathon, Spartan Run

Sabina Llerenas '21 trains.

Charlotte McLaughlin, reporter

March 30, 2020

As the half-marathon on May 9 in Yosemite, Calif., and the Spartan Run on May 31 in Chicago slowly approach, Sabina Llerenas ‘21 trains harder now than she ever has before. Currently, her main focus is the half marathon, Llerenas said. “I’ve always dreamed about doing a half marathon,” she...

Freestyle relay ream places first at state

Jack Thorell '20, Bryson Breitenbucher ‘20, Michael Schoneman ‘21, and Jack Wanless ‘22 with their medal.

Lizzie Patel, reporter

March 26, 2020

The student section cheered with excitement as Jack Thorell ‘20 passed St. Charles High School’s relay team to finish in first place in the 200 yard Freestyle Relay at the state meet at Evanston High School on Feb. 29. The team, consisting of Thorell, Bryson Breitenbucher ‘20, Michael Schoneman ‘21, a...

Marie Newman beats incumbent in Democratic primary

Marie Newman speaks at event with Gloria Steinem

Olivia Janik, Editor in chief

March 21, 2020

Marie Newman beat incumbent Dan Lipinski in the Democratic primary for the Illinois 3rd district congressional race by less than three percent of the vote, according to Vox. Newman, a progressive Democrat, first challenged Lipinski in the 2018 primary and lost by around two percent. “It didn’t ...

Student volunteers monthly at BEDS

St. Michael's Lutheran Church located in La Grange Park.

Lillie George, Reporter

March 20, 2020

Early one morning, Maya Albores ‘21 served freshly-made breakfast to the homeless community at a local church. As one man passed through, he turned to Albores, and said assuredly, “You know, Jesus was homeless too.” Small instances like this remind Albores of why she volunteers with BEDS Plus C...

Free food service available for students

Brown bag and apple (Behringer-Crawford Museum)

Diane Makovic, Co-Editor In Chief

March 17, 2020

In an effort to address concerns regarding students who need breakfast and/or lunch during the e-learning period, LT is providing a free food service starting Wednesday, March 18 for all LT students. This curbside “Grab-and-Go” service will run this week (Wednesday, March 18 through Friday, March...

School moves to e-learning as concerns over COVID-19 increase

School moves to e-learning as concerns over COVID-19 increase

Olivia Janik, Editor In Chief

March 13, 2020

After canceling all after school activities and athletics on Thursday, March 12, the LT administration has announced that the school will switch to e-learning until April 6 in order to slow down the spread of COVID-19, more commonly known as the coronavirus, Dr. Brian Waterman said in an announcemen...

Senior teaches cooking camps to different ages

Genaro Giovingo-Mino patiently  teaches his  young students to bake cupcakes over the  summer of 2019 in his home kitchen (photo courtesy of Giovingo-Mino).

Dani Almase, Pulse Co-Editor

March 4, 2020

At the age of 6 years old, Genaro Giovingo-Mino ‘20 decided to start his own cooking camp for kids in his neighborhood. People come to his house where he teaches them various skills and recipes. Years later, Giovingo-Mino’s cooking camp has flourished and is offered every summer to anyone aged 6...

School announces new grading system

School announces new grading system

Claire Williams, Copy Editor

March 2, 2020

Starting the fall of 2020, LT is planning to implement a new grading system designed to address the inconsistency and inequity of the current grading system, Principal Brian Waterman said. The new system will be on an A-F scale that does not use averages, and an A will represent proficient. While teacher te...

Forensic science offered to juniors, seniors

Kate Ferrell

February 28, 2020

A new Forensic Science class will be offered to juniors and seniors starting next year. Forensic Science is more commonly referred to as criminalistics. Forensics brings together the techniques and the science that law enforcement and crime scene investigators use to recreate crime scenes based on real-world...

Lifeguard club returns

Brianna Fonseca, reporter

February 28, 2020

A few decades ago, LT had its own Guard Club that held open swims, lifeguard training and offered certification to students. Years later, through the help of sponsor Patricia Devitt, the newly named Lifeguard club returns for its pilot year in hopes to create an environment that offers students an educ...

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