LION Newspaper

Juniors start creative writing club

Student reads her work during Open Mic Cafe

Nicole Klein, Website Editor

February 28, 2020

Sasha Kruger ‘21 and Carmen Frieh ‘21 were both enrolled in Creative Writing class this fall. During the class, they realized that they wished there were more opportunities for creative writing outside of class, so they asked English teacher Nicole Lombardi to be the sponsor of their new club. ...

LT offers scholarship opportunities

Sophia Schultz, reporter

February 28, 2020

As most seniors prepare to attend college next year, the question of whether they can afford their number one school is on many of their minds. It is quite common for students to apply to scholarships through the university that they plan on attending or to other national scholarships. However, many...

Environmental club reinstated

(photo courtesy of Google Images).

Tessa Voytovich, News Co-Editor

February 28, 2020

The environment has been on many people’s minds lately due to political and scientific discussions regarding climate change. Bella Dziak ‘20 and Greta Molek ‘20, who are both interested in sustainable living, had the idea last year to start a conservation club at school to make these issues mo...

Teacher receives National Certificate

Katy Newcomb talks to students (photo courtesy of Newcomb)

February 28, 2020

It had been a long time coming for American Studies teacher Katy Newcomb, whose National Board Certificate for teaching history became official on Dec. 7, 2019. The three-year journey to certification was a rigorous one, but finally completing the process feels amazing, she said. “It was pretty cool,...

New Arab Culture Club encourages diversity

Ari Jameel '22 discusses and displays Arabic symbols at club meeting (Joyner/LION).

Kaitlyn Joyner, reporter

February 28, 2020

While on the fall Snowball retreat, Ahmad Ayyeh ‘21 and Ari Jameel ‘22 were given a chance to teach their fellow peers a traditional Arabic dance. During the dance fellow LT students  joined in to perform a Middle Eastern custom, Ayyeh said.  “After the dance, [Jameel and I]  just realized h...

Students perform in family band

The Reyes family practices with their band to prepare for future gigs and festivals (photo courtesy of Reyes).

Quinn Riordan, reporter and photographer

February 28, 2020

Melody ‘20 and Anna Reyes ‘20 sit in their basement with their dad, music and laughter filling the room. Melody singing, Anna playing piano, and their dad, Dan Reyes, strumming on the guitar, as they practice “Tongue Tied” by Grouplove. The song comes together as the instruments meld into one. T...

Student works at SEASPAR

Maeve Rice '20 helps program participant (photo courtesy of Rice).

Lizzie Patel, reporter

February 28, 2020

Since Maeve Rice ‘20 was very young, she knew that she wanted to help people with special needs, she said. After observing her little brother in his occupational and speech therapy sessions, she found inspiration to help people with special needs. “Every day my little brother inspires me to k...

LT student promotes healthy lifestyle through social media

Images from Weber's Instagram account show her and her uncle shortly after her surgery that repaired a torn labrum.

Charlotte McLaughlin, reporter

February 28, 2020

After waking up in a hospital bed after surgery on Aug. 13, 2018, Emma Weber ‘21 was in even more pain than she imagined she would be. A procedure to heal a torn labrum is no simple task, and it doesn’t get easier during recovery either—especially for a competitive dancer. Not wanting to endur...

Western Springs hosts 5G town hall meeting, residents voice concerns

Quinn Riordan, reporter and photographer

February 27, 2020

The Village of Western Springs held a town hall meeting in the LT SC Corral on Feb. 13, to discuss residents’ concerns over the implementation of 5G technology. The Corral was packed for two hours with residents, village board members, public officials and representatives. The attendees expressed their...

BPA sends members to state competition

Isabella Sorice, Social Media Editor

February 25, 2020

As the season advances, the Business Professionals of America (BPA) has completed regionals and is moving on to bigger competition at the State Leadership Conference, which runs Feb. 27-29. The team has been busy practicing and preparing for its events, co-advisor Jenifer Walker said. “[As BPA members] put...

LT teachers chosen to conduct at state

Brianna Fonseca, reporter

February 20, 2020

Each year, students from across Illinois audition to participate in the ILMEA All State District festival. This year, band teacher Mark Dahl was chosen to be a guest conductor for the jazz ensemble. Choir director John Musick was chosen to conduct next year for Jazz Choir at the three-day All-State Co...

Linda‌ ‌Thomas‌ ‌obituary‌

Para education, Linda Thomas (LT photos).

Kate Ferrell, Assistant Web Editor

February 18, 2020

At 69 years old, Linda Thomas, para educator and member of the alternative school program, died on Dec. 7, 2019. With both of her kids graduating from LT, as well as being president of the paraprofessional leader organization for two years and a supervisor for the LT corral, Thomas was a valued member of...

Relive All-school Assembly 2020

Relive All-school Assembly 2020

Isabella Sorice, Social Media/ Photography Editor

February 12, 2020

Relive some of the best moments from the 2020 All-school through this photo gallery compiled by LION. Enjoy!

Administration combats achievement gaps

Robert Sullivan and Alfonso Fernandez

January 31, 2020

Each year, a report card is released for all public schools in Illinois providing a snapshot of the schools’ demographics, academic performance and other programs and activities. LT’s report card reveals a wide achievement gap that the administration has strived to address with the pursuit of a fully...

All-School Assembly marks 20th anniversary of festivities, games

All-School Assembly marks 20th anniversary of festivities, games

Anna McCormick, News Co-Editor

January 31, 2020

The 20th Annual All-school Assembly began on Jan. 24. with Student Council Vice-President and co-host of the assembly James King ‘21 dressed as Ariel and the rest of the student council members decked out in Disney themed onesies and costumes. This year’s assembly consisted of a mix between new ...

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