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LT hosts vaping info meeting for community

LT hosts vaping info meeting for community

Diane Makovic, Copy editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under News, Print Issues

The SC PAC was filled with parents from around the LT community on Nov. 6. About half of the seats were filled at 7 p.m. to hear a presentation called The Truth about Vaping, put on by the Parent Community Network, The Coalition for Drug Free Lyons Township, and Rosecrance Health Network, an organization...

New security measures enacted

Tessa Voytovich, Reporter

December 3, 2018


Filed under News, Print Issues

Earlier this year, on Feb. 14, schools all over the United States received a devastating reality check. That was the day of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Safety in schools had increasingly become an issue, but for many, that shooting was what really prompted change. “I...

LION Newspaper scores nationally at NSPA/JEA

Grace Kulat, Photographer/Reporter

December 3, 2018


Filed under News, Print Issues

Five LION Newspaper members earned a total of nine national awards at the National High School Journalism Convention held in Chicago the first weekend of November. They competed against student journalists from all over the country. The four day event is held semi annually and sponsored by the Journalism...

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) institutes new scholarship program

Harper Hill, News co-editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under News, Print Issues, Top Stories

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) recently instituted the Chancellor’s Fellows Program in hopes that free tuition will encourage high-achieving, low-income Illinois residents to stay in state for their college education. “The state of Illinois has, over the past number of years, been...

Teachers sit in on November Board of Education meeting

December 3, 2018


Filed under News, Print Issues, Top Stories

At the beginning of a new school year, students can expect to see new faces, new teachers and new classes. LT faculty expected something new at the start of this school year as well- to ratify their new contract for this and upcoming school years. The previous contract-- which lays out logistics such...

LGHWC holds craft fair, donates to charity of the year

Isabel Tuisl, Website/ Social Media co-editor

November 23, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

About 70 vendors set their booths up in the auditorium of Highlands Middle School for the 24th annual La Grange Highlands Woman’s Club (LGHWC) craft fair on Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free event consisted of raffles, a bake sale, handmade products for purchase, a food court and more. Every y...

Local Thanksgiving runs draw crowds

Local Thanksgiving runs draw crowds

Grace DeKoker, Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Sports

Thanksgiving is a day when people give thanks, spend time with friends and family and, traditionally, eat a delicious meal with their loved ones. For those who may feel guilty about stuffing (pun intended) their faces in the evening, Thanksgiving morning featured several 5K runs for community members....

LTMUN places high in conferences

LTMUN places high in conferences

Charlotte McLaughlin, Freelance reporter

November 18, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

At the awards ceremony at one of the first Model United Nations conferences of the year, MUN SC advisory board leader Collette Doyle ‘21 sat eagerly awaiting both her personal placement and LT’s overall placement. “I remember just feeling extremely nervous,” Doyle said. “They announce win...

LT actors with special needs opens 25th production “The Lion King Jr.”

LT actors with special needs opens 25th production “The Lion King Jr.”

Nina Shearrill, Reporter

November 13, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Twenty five years ago Arlene Rehak started a program for adults who wanted to act, but may not have been able to participate in traditional forms of theatre that are unable to fulfill the needs of the adults. Christine Grohne, her daughter, has helped out behind the scenes in various ways over the y...

Grace Mayer ‘21 manages girls basketball team

Fiona O'Brien, Freelance reporter

November 13, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Could you imagine showing up to basketball practice everyday and going to games every weekend, but not being able to play? While most people would view this as a waste of time, Grace Mayer ‘21 views this as the best way to spend her days. Mayer has Cerebral Palsy but that does not prevent her from...

LT Memorial wall in proposal process

LT Memorial wall in proposal process

Liz Gremer, Reporter

November 7, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Based on different primary sources found from different war time periods, plans for a memorial wall to honor LT’s history and connections to various wars, most notably WWI, are in the process of being pitched, wall sponsor Patrick Page said. “When we talk about service, I don’t think it should ...

LT to provide Wi-Fi for students

Taylor Schmitt, Website Co-web/Social Media editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under News, Print Issues

LT is expecting to be able to provide students with access to free Wi-Fi by the end of the 2018-19 school year. After preliminary testing that will give access to some staff, the network will allow students to connect multiple devices at school. “Our goal is to make sure that we do it right and...

Substance abuse survey results spark concern at LT

Substance abuse survey results spark concern at LT

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

November 1, 2018


Filed under News, Print Issues, Top Stories

Carrie ‘19 has tried almost all the drugs under the sun. She has vaped. She has smoked marijuana. She has drank alcohol. She has abused prescription drugs. She has even used LSD—once she did it at school. Carrie, who was granted anonymity in order to discuss her experiences, is also enrolled in AP a...

Future Healthcare Professionals visit Northwestern Hospital

Future Healthcare Professionals visit Northwestern Hospital

Grace Kulat, Reporter/Photographer

October 31, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

When teacher Sylvia Tanious first began working at Lyons Township she started a club called Future Healthcare Professionals (FHP) to help introduce and inform students about medical professions. The club has the opportunity to go on many educational field trips. Now 20 students have been given the o...

Snowball prepares for fall retreat, reflects on leadership roles

Snowball prepares for fall retreat, reflects on leadership roles

Erin McGovern, Freelance Reporter

October 30, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Operation Snowball is currently preparing to bus 225 Lyons Township students to Camp MacLean for their annual fall retreat, leaving this Friday morning at around 9 a.m. The retreat will be full of first-time participants, said Snowball director John Quinlan ‘19. “The main message of Snowball is encouragi...

Lyons Township paraeducator gives back

Lyons Township paraeducator gives back

Grace Kulat, Reporter

October 30, 2018


Filed under News

After a successful first trip to donate school supplies to schools in Puerto Rico, paraeducator Mary Ann Rivera plans to make another trip to donate the 400 backpacks in her basement. When most people go on vacation for their 30th anniversary they don’t end up donating 84 boxes of supplies and ...

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