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Scottish movement for independence fails

Scottish movement for independence fails

Ceili Doyle, Assistant News Editor

October 17, 2014


Filed under News, Top Stories

The atmosphere throughout the university grounds of Scotland’s University of St. Andrews was laced with anticipation of change that would surely result from a win for either side of the vote for Scottish independence. On Sept. 18, Scottish citizens 18 and older took to the polls in a landmark vote...

Aviation Club participates in plane pull

Aviation Club participates in plane pull

Drew Cushing, Reporter

October 7, 2014


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Teams of 20 people participated in the Plane Pull at O’Hare International airport on Sept. 27. The teams raised money for Special Olympics Illinois (SOILL) by pulling an Airbus A300 UPS jet along the runway. LT’s Aviation Club team placed third in the open event, raising more than $3,000 by pulling...

Lockdown: The New LT Study Hall System

Michael Grace, Multimedia Editor

October 3, 2014


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

NC administrators have instituted change in the NC study hall procedures. Unlike the study hall students have had in years past where one could roam the room to work with others, with a noise level at a minimum, students are now forced to stay in their seats the entire period in complete silence with...

Mr. Freeze performs for GEMS

Mr. Freeze performs for GEMS

Amy Lacny, Photo Editor

October 2, 2014


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Fermilab’s Mr. Freeze entertained audience members on Wed. Oct. 1, in a liquid nitrogen cryogenics show held in the South Campus PAC. The show, hosted by LT’s Girls in Engineering, Mathematics and Science (GEMS), had an audience ranging from wide-eyed elementary school students to elderly communit...

Veterans Elected as Homecoming Grand Marshals

Dante Stefanini, Multimedia Editor

September 26, 2014


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

As the homecoming festivities approach their climax, the parade, football game and dance are to take place this Saturday. Leading the parade will be veterans and homecoming grand marshals Rich Vachata and Keith Bailey. The naming of grand marshals was decided by this year’s student council supervis...

Jury Finds John Wilson Jr. Guilty

Jury Finds John Wilson Jr. Guilty

Britanny Grosser-Basille, News Editor

September 19, 2014


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The Kelli O’Laughlin trial ended on Sept. 15 when the jury concluded with a guilty verdict for John Wilson Jr. The trial for her murder officially began with the jury selection at Bridgeview Courthouse on Sept. 2, about three years after her murder on Oct. 27, 2011. Sentencing will occur next month. “It’s...

Students, Staff Adjust to Temporary Cafeteria

Students, Staff Adjust to Temporary Cafeteria

Brittany Grosser-Basille, News Editor

September 19, 2014


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The construction of the new NC cafeteria that began this past summer continues to progress as students adjust to eating in the temporary cafeteria in the Vaughan gym. “I think that our kids have been amazing, but it has been really uncomfortable,” Associate Principal Kevin Brown said. “It’s ...

Construction Affects Classes

Abby King, Reporter

September 19, 2014


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Of all the normal distractions in a school day for children throughout the nation, a jackhammer pounding steadily on bedrock is not typically the sound that comes to mind. For the students of LT, however, it has been a normal part of the routine for the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year. All...

GEMS Experiments

Amy Lacny, Photo Editor

September 19, 2014


Filed under News

When Madeline Bernstein ’15 looked around her math and science classes sophomore year, she noticed predominantly male participation, with girls remaining more reserved, hesitant to speak-up even if they knew the answer. Everything around her seemed to prove the age-old adage true: girls are just n...

Testing Uncertainties

Joe Okkema, News Editor

September 19, 2014


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As the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) seeks to align itself more fully with national Common Core Standards, it will no longer administer the Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE) to all high school juniors across the state. In the wake of state legislation passed in July, the PSAE, composed...

Change in Code

Gillian Dunlop, Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2014


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For over 15 years, LT administration mandated that Code of Conduct forms be distributed and signed for every individual club and sport a LT student participates in. This year, a decision was made to eliminate the printed-out version of the Code of Conduct form due to impracticality and to place a stronger...

Laws Restrict Fundraisers

Annika Ranginani, Managing Editor

September 19, 2014


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New federal and state laws restrict high-caloric, sugary foods from being sold to students in school, forcing clubs at LT to rethink their fundraising model. Frequently referred to as the “bake-sale” laws, the changes in nutrition law originated from the 2010 Healthy, Hunger Free Kids act and...

Waterman Connects with Students

Waterman Connects with Students

Ceili Doyle, Assistant News Editor

September 15, 2014


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At the end of the jam-packed hallway as a throng of noisy gum-chewing teenagers part, one man stands animatedly talking to each student who passes him, offering a “Good morning!” and a navy “We Are...LT 2014-15” bracelet. This man, LT’s new principal, Dr. Brian Waterman, continues to greet...

Local Bands Rock Out, Crush at Battle of the Bands

Local Bands Rock Out, Crush at Battle of the Bands

Garrett Ariana, Reporter

September 15, 2014


Filed under News, Top Stories

As Christian Naval ‘15 closed his set for the Illinois Battle of the Bands, jamming on the guitar to “Sweet Home Chicago” by Rob Johnson with his senior band, Far-Sighted, a feeling of gratification swept over him. Far-Sighted finished second in the statewide competition while another LT band,...

Helping Hand Receives $1 Million

Helping Hand Receives $1 Million

Gaby Sabatino, Reporter

September 15, 2014


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When Executive Director of the Helping Hand Center Mary Beth Hepp started working there four years ago, the organization heavily depended upon financial reliance from the state of Illinois. The money they needed would go to assisting disabled clients in the area; however, the state had only provided...

Uncertain Future for LT Testing

Joe Okkema, News Editor

September 12, 2014


Filed under News

As the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) seeks to align itself more fully with national Common Core Standards, it will no longer administer the Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE) to all high school juniors across the state. In the wake of state legislation passed in July, the PSAE, composed...

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