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Business Professionals of America head to Nationals

Business Professionals of America head to Nationals

Liz Gremer, Reporter

March 8, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

Following a strong showing throughout their entire season and the state meet, Business Professionals of America (BPA) is sending four of its members to the national competition May 1-5 in Anaheim, CA. “I love seeing the pride they have for what they accomplished,” advisor Jennifer Walker said. “They sh...

King of Hearts dance raises money for American Cancer Society

King of Hearts dance raises money for American Cancer Society

Nicole Klein, Reporter

March 7, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

After a four year absence, King of Hearts was put on by Relay for Life on March 2. The dance hosted 500 students of all grades and raised $2,000 for the American Cancer Society, Kris Costopoulos assistant principal for the class of 2019, and sponsor for Relay for Life said.   “I wanted to make s...

La Grange library cuts ribbon celebrating grand opening

La Grange library cuts ribbon celebrating grand opening

Lulu Griffin, Freelance Reporter

March 6, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

The La Grange Public Library hosted a ribbon-cutting reception to celebrate the grand opening of the newly renovated facility. “The library is the real heartbeat of the village,” Village President Tom Livingston said. “It’s always good to modernize in order to attract a new generation of reside...

Photographer graduates early, travel world to expand his craft

Photographer graduates early, travel world to expand his craft

Isabella Sorice, Photographer/reporter

March 1, 2019


Filed under News, Print Issues

As Kyle Niego ‘19 started his senior year, he had one goal: to finish school a semester early. By taking an extra gym class first semester, and having all other necessary credits completed, Niego was able to graduate in December. He aspires to be an entrepreneur, Niego said. “I knew junior year...

MUN continues recent success

MUN continues recent success

Maggie Kahn, Reporter

March 1, 2019


Filed under News, Print Issues

At the Notre Dame conference on Feb. 1, the LT Model United Nations (MUN) club came in first place, beating out nine other schools and taking home 11 individual awards. “I was very excited to hear how well we did at Notre Dame,” Matthew O’Malley ‘19 said. “I was especially pleased with the...

Brookfield Zoo helps repopulate wolf species

Brookfield Zoo helps repopulate wolf species

Grace DeKoker, Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2019


Filed under News, Print Issues

Animals are moved in and out of zoos frequently, but the recent addition of Apache, a Mexican gray wolf, to the Brookfield zoo is more meaningful than bringing in a new inhabitant. This past December, a wolf called Apache arrived from Albuquerque N.M., the wolf was brought in as part of a species sur...

Swim relay wins state

Swim relay wins state

Grace DeKoker, Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2019


Filed under News, Print Issues, Sports

LT boys’ swim have garnered state titles, broken records, and maintained a standard of athletic excellence for the past four years. Going into the 2018-19 season, they were expected to slow down, and lose momentum. Their 200 yard medley relay was expected to just squeak into the top twelve at state. No...

Brownstock returns under new management

Brownstock returns under new management

Mary Okkema, Co-news editor

March 1, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

Despite the rumors over the past few months, Brownstock XIX is occurring on March 22. Students and faculty have stepped up to keep this tradition going by volunteering and pitching ideas on how to continue it. “There are events that students love, and then there are also events, like Brownstock...

Local businesses struggle to find teen employees

Local businesses struggle to find teen employees

Taylor Schmitt, Website/Social Media co-editor

February 28, 2019


Filed under News

As students start to think about summer jobs, local businesses that employ year-round are finding trouble hiring teen employees. The problem has persisted for years, especially in Western Springs, which creates challenges for business operators. “I don’t understand why there isn’t pride involved...

Say Something Week urges LT to report potential violence

Say Something Week urges LT to report potential violence

Robert Sullivan, Freelance Reporter

February 26, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

In an effort to inform students about the importance of reporting potential violence, SAVE Promise Club will introduce Say Something Week from Feb. 25 to March 2 at LT. “Each school is responsible for its own culture,” SAVE Promise Club sponsor Theresa Hirstein said. “SAVE acts upon somethin...

MUN partners with VFW in poppy sales

MUN partners with VFW in poppy sales

Liz Gremer, Reporter

February 25, 2019


Filed under News

Following his deployment in 2015, Joseph Barker, teacher and Veterans’ of Foreign War (VFW) member, felt the need to continue serving his country even after fighting in combat. He joined VFW Post 10778 in Western Springs and the American Legion. From that point on, his VFW post and Model United Nat...

Rock-A-Thon raises money for WTLT, LTTV programs

Rock-A-Thon raises money for WTLT, LTTV programs

Anna McCormick, Reporter

February 25, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

WLTL managers Andy Danbury ‘20 and Paul Kraessig ‘20 were bobbing for apples and garlic sardines in a game known as “face-fishing” during the 88 hour broadcast known as Rock-A-Thon. “I contributed 40 hours of my life, $60 from my wallet and most of my leg hair,” Danbury said. The WL...

The KJO foundation offers $96,000 worth of scholarships for students who embody “joy”

The KJO foundation offers $96,000 worth of scholarships for students who embody “joy”

Grace Kulat, Reporter

February 22, 2019


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Students who show kindness, compassion and caring are the students who stick out in the applications for the Kelli Joy O’Laughlin scholarships. After Kelli’s murder, the Kelli Joy O'Laughlin Memorial Foundation was started to give students like Kelli college scholarships. The foundation began...

IJCL conference approaches, LT Latin class plans to attend

IJCL conference approaches, LT Latin class plans to attend

Lillie George, Freelance Reporter

February 21, 2019


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In order to learn more about Latin culture and connect with other Latin students from Illinois, LT students will be partaking in the annual Illinois Junior Classical League (IJCL) conference later this month. “[The conference allows for students to] express their enthusiasm about Latin, and to meet...

District 86 referendum still sparking debate

District 86 referendum still sparking debate

Tessa Voytovich, Reporter

February 20, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Residents of District 86 have been on edge since the referendum in November 2018 failed to pass. The district is waiting for another vote on April 2 to pass a new referendum to renovate and repair both the Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South high school campuses. Because of the high stakes in place, bot...

King of Hearts returns after four year absence

King of Hearts returns after four year absence

Diane Makovic, Copy Editor

February 20, 2019


Filed under News

The NC cafeteria will be decorated and filled with students on March 2 for the first King of Hearts (KOH) dance in four years. The black-and-white themed dance will feature a chocolate fountain and DJ, Relay for Life member Jack Riordan ‘19 said. “We’re transforming the location so it feels diff...

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