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‘Stop Sterigenics’ group advocates to ban EtO

‘Stop Sterigenics’ group advocates to ban EtO

Anna McCormick, Reporter

April 12, 2019


Filed under News

It is a known fact that Sterigenics, a company that sterilizes medical products, has been releasing ethylene oxide (EtO) into the air for decades. The controversy, though, revolves around whether or not the company is threatening the health of residents in nearby communities by exposing them to a carcinogenic...

David Kopp ’20 recognized by Chicago Blackhawks Hockey team

David Kopp ’20 recognized by Chicago Blackhawks Hockey team

Harper Hill, News co-editor

April 12, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

As the Chicago Blackhawks players were preparing to take the ice on Feb. 22 to play the Colorado Avalanche, David Kopp ‘20 entered the United Center Ice Rink and was presented with the Chicago Blackhawks Youth Player of the Month Award. “It was a real honor,” Kopp said. “It was really cool ...

Recent accident raises awareness

Lars Lonnroth, Managing editor of breaking news/multimedia content

April 12, 2019


Filed under News

Downers Grove North junior Elizabeth Dunlap was just outside her school Feb. 20 when a car came careening through a red light and hit her while she was crossing the street. The incident sent her to the hospital for days with what her family called “unrecoverable injuries.” The death of Dunlap,...

Incoming changes come for football

Incoming changes come for football

Hayden Claesson and Grace Dekoker

April 12, 2019


Filed under News, Sports

With several critical seniors leaving the LT football team and an open head coach position, LT is looking to start a new chapter for Lions football. The first step was to begin searching for an individual to fill the coaching position, Athletic Director John Grundke said. On March 18, the board of ...

Teacher’s memoir selected for anthology

Mia Bonfiglio, Reporter

April 11, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Nicole Lombardi stood on stage at La Dama, an event hosted by the National Hispanic Institute on March 16 in the Reber Center, to empower women. She read a vulnerable piece of her memoir that tributes her mother. This 1,700 word piece was just one of many personal essays that are shaping Lombardi’s mem...

Do It For Dominic fundraiser helps preserve student’s legacy

Do It For Dominic fundraiser helps preserve student’s legacy

Nina Shearrill, Business Manager

April 8, 2019


Filed under Multimedia, News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

The ‘Do It For Dominic’ event has been raising funds and awareness for childhood cancer in the local La Grange and La Grange Park areas since 2008. After the passing of Ogden Avenue second-grader Dominic Cairo in 2011, Ogden Avenue Elementary Student Council and their advisor, Tara Peterson, began ...

College Week is coming to LT

College Week is coming to LT

Liz Gremer, Reporter

April 5, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

High school students, especially juniors and seniors, spend lots of their time thinking about college. In order to help raise awareness and celebrate senior’s admittance to college, LT’s College and Career Center is set to host its annual College Week April 8 to 12. “We want to raise [awaren...

LT students immersed in Mexican culture

LT students immersed in Mexican culture

Nicole Klein, Reporter

April 4, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Over Spring Break, 17 LT students and 2 teachers went to Cuernavaca, Mexico. One of the places they visited was the orphanage, “Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos.” Here, the students played sports and talked with many kids. One child in particular had a wonderful singing voice. The students enjoyed see...

Canvas cheating calls application’s effectiveness into question

Canvas cheating calls application’s effectiveness into question

Pilar Valdes, Art director

March 19, 2019


Filed under News

As long as there has been education, there has been cheating. Now, with the increase in technology in the classroom, students are finding more innovative ways to cheat on their schoolwork. An increase in cheating across the board, especially in the misuse of Canvas, has caused teachers, students and a...

McClure educates people on issues of mental health

McClure educates people on issues of mental health

Delaney Sullivan, Freelance reporter

March 18, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

McClure Junior High School hosted a meeting on Feb. 21 for parents and eighth graders to inform them about the current struggles of mental health in our society. Eighth grader Jack Sluis, was shocked about what he had learned. He had no idea that mental health affects as many people as it does. He did...

La Grange considers townhouses to replace children’s home

La Grange considers townhouses to replace children’s home

Nina Shearrill, Business manager

March 15, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

For over 100 years the Illinois Masonic Children’s home—located at 441 9th Ave. in LaGrange—acted as at first an orphanage, and then a group home. After its closing in 2017, the lot still houses several buildings that are not in use. M/I Homes, a home-building company, set its sights on the unused lo...

LT troubleshoots Internet issues

LT troubleshoots Internet issues

Taylor Schmitt, Website/Social Media co-editor

March 14, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

Since Wi-Fi was made available to students on Jan. 16 this year, the district has been experiencing Internet access issues. The issues affect every device across the district network, including the district-owned PC’s in the DC, as well as students’ private devices. “Bluntly, when things are...

Mavros Festival to showcase theater students

Mavros Festival to showcase theater students

Mia Bonfiglio, Reporter

March 13, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

The annual Donna Mavros Student Directed One Act Play Festival will take place this weekend, including two plays, one called After Math directed by Taylor Schmitt ‘19 and the other is Hectate Hill directed by Ellie Burke ‘19. “[Directing] has been a really interesting experience,” Schmitt said....

Chess team goes to state

Chess team goes to state

Nina Shearrill, Business manager

March 12, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

Despite the fact that the chess team started just last year, they have taken no time in gathering up dedicated members and even making it to state. By practicing twice a week and receiving help from professional chess players, LT was able to take nine of their Chess Team’s members to state. During th...

LT student section named finalist in IHSA competition

LT student section named finalist in IHSA competition

Mia Bonfiglio, Reporter

March 12, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

The IHSA Student Section Showdown selected LT’s student section as a finalist in the competition of the best student sections. LTTV produced a video for the contest and eight students will be sent to the competition to represent LT. “The talent and school spirit that is shown through these vide...

LT students react to NC bathroom incident

LT students react to NC bathroom incident

Diane Makovic, Copy editor

March 11, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

After a female LT student was assaulted in a NC bathroom on Feb. 14, students have expressed wariness being in school restrooms alone.     “I make sure to not go into bathrooms alone, especially in the Vaughan building,” Leah Dillon ‘20 said. “I try to get another girl to go with me.”...

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