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Library expansion made possible by $1 million dollar donation

Library expansion made possible by $1 million dollar donation

Harper Hill, Co-news Editor

February 20, 2019


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The Foundation for the Brookfield Library, established in 2017, instituted a capital campaign in hopes of finding ways to raise money to fund a new library. When a benefactor generously donated $1 million to the library, these hopes became immediately attainable. Linda Sokol Francis gifted the libra...

Board: Special Education Teacher honored with Vita Plena Award

Board: Special Education Teacher honored with Vita Plena Award

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

February 19, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

At the Board of Education Meeting Feb. 19, Neil Goldman was honored by the D204 Board of Education for his work in the Special Education department. He received the Vita Plena Award—LT's motto, meaning "The quest for the fulfilling life"—which honors a member of the LT faculty. “I really appre...

Pulsera Project readies for fundraiser, learns about culture

Pulsera Project readies for fundraiser, learns about culture

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

February 18, 2019


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For the fifth year a row, the LT Spanish department will sell bracelets and T-shirts March 4-15 to raise money for the Pulsera Project, an organization that provides jobs for disadvantaged artisans in Spanish-speaking nations in Central America. But in addition to raising money for a good cause, the fundraise...

Updated: Female student assaulted on campus

Updated: Female student assaulted on campus

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

February 14, 2019


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Update: February 19. 5:55 p.m. A female LT student was assaulted in a NC bathroom Feb. 14, when a male student jumped out of a bathroom stall and threw the female student to the ground, NC Associate Principal Kevin Brown said.   “Nobody wants anything like this to happen any place—much less i...

Student proposes use of reusable silverware in cafeteria

Nicole Klein, Reporter

February 13, 2019


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Before Kathleen McMahon ‘19 leaves LT, she wants to utilize the resources she has to help her make LT a better place. She has proposed that the cafeteria use reusable silverware instead of plastic silverware. “Looking back on four years of high school before college, I wanted to take advantag...

ValenTAN’s Day helps Lurie Children’s Hospital

ValenTAN’s Day helps Lurie Children’s Hospital

Nina Shearrill, Business Manager

February 12, 2019


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As Valentine’s day comes around, many people are focused on planning a date with their significant other, a night out with friends or just staying home watching Netflix. No matter what those plans are, we all find ways to enjoy the holiday of love. LT Teacher Sylvia Tanious is trying to extend that h...

Spiritual based yoga class offered at church

Spiritual based yoga class offered at church

Anna McCormick, Reporter

February 12, 2019


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Pastor Katherine Willis Pershey, while studying to be a yoga teacher, created a Faith and Flow yoga class last spring to help people reduce stress, build strength and flexibility, and deepen their spirituality. “The Faith and Flow class is especially beneficial for people who identify as Christians who want ...

WLTL, LTTV host annual Rock-A-Thon

WLTL, LTTV host annual Rock-A-Thon

Anna McCormick, Reporter

February 12, 2019


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For 88 hours straight, WLTL will collaborate with LTTV and live broadcast gimmicks, stunts, music and talk shows for the 32nd annual Rock-A-Thon, a fundraising event for WLTL and LTTV. “It is the only fundraiser we do,” general manager Chris Thomas said. “The school is very supportive of providi...

Esports club competes in playoffs

Esports club competes in playoffs

Georgia Dougherty, Pulse co-editor

February 12, 2019


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Although coming to fruition last January, Esports, a competitive video gaming club at LT, is thriving and recently competed at Nationals. “Esports club is a place for students meet and form teams with other students who play the same games as them,” Esports member Erik Westegaard said. “And we are still ...

Proposal for new condominiums to be built in place of antique mall

Proposal for new condominiums to be built in place of antique mall

Tessa Voytovich, Reporter

February 7, 2019


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La Grange could be getting a new addition to its skyline in the replacement of an old facade. A proposal has been released for a condominium complex to be built on the site of the Jackson Square Mall at 112 E. Burlington Ave. One concern that residents have is that the old Jackson Square Mall must b...

Lyon Con day one highlights community’s ‘geek culture,’ despite week’s weather

Lyon Con day one highlights community’s ‘geek culture,’ despite week’s weather

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

February 2, 2019


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For the second year in a row, people of all ages descended on the LT Corral Saturday for the first day of Lyon Con, a weekend of festivities celebrating the community’s so-called “geek culture.” Not only did people play a variety of different games, but some people even came dressed up as their f...

Dangerously cold temperatures brings school closure to second day

Dangerously cold temperatures brings school closure to second day

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

January 30, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

As a result of forecasts projecting that the dangerously cold weather conditions that shuttered operations at government buildings and schools on Wednesday will continue to pound Chicago on Thursday, the LT Administration made the decision Wednesday morning to yet again cancel school for a second day....

Drastic weather conditions result in cancellation of school

Drastic weather conditions result in cancellation of school

Anna McCormick, Reporter

January 29, 2019


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Around 12:30 p.m. today, NC Associate Principal Kevin Brown announced school would be closed Jan. 30 due to extreme weather conditions. This is the second “cold day” LT has had in the past 10 years. “It is rare LT cancels school due to cold weather, but these conditions are also extremely ...

Brookfield Zoo opens new rink

Brookfield Zoo opens new rink

Dani Almase, Reporter

January 29, 2019


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When Erin Purcell ‘20 heard that Brookfield Zoo was opening up a new rink made of ‘glice’ instead of regular ice, she knew she would have to experience it herself. She has always loved skating, and this rink was something she could not miss out on. “The new rink was very different and cool,” Pur...

Pregnancy center opens in La Grange

Pregnancy center opens in La Grange

Lars Lonnroth and Pilar Valdes

January 25, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Print Issues, Top Stories

Driving down LaGrange Road, one’s interest may be piqued by the bright pink sign outside of a house converted into an office building. The building is home to the newly opened branch of the Women’s Care Center (136 N. LaGrange Rd.), an Indiana-based pro-life organization offering ultrasounds and...

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