LION Newspaper

Improv show turns ten

Improv show turns ten

Taylor Schmitt, Website/ Social Media co-editor

September 29, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

So ____ You’ll ____ X: Fill in the ____ performs Thursday Sept. 27, Friday Sept. 28 and Saturday Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. with an additional show at 3:30 p.m. on Friday Sept. 28 in the SC PAC. The show celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, with a cast of 25. “It’s a blast to be in,” Mike Kuehl, t...

Church hosts annual rummage sale

Church hosts annual rummage sale

Anna McCormick, Reporter

September 28, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

The First Methodist Church of LaGrange located at 100 W. Cossitt Avenue is hosting their 10th annual “Attic Rummage Sale.” On Sept. 28 the sale will be going on from 5-8 pm with a 20% mark-up. On Sept. 29 from 5-8pm only regular pricing is available. On Sept. 30 the sale will be going on from...

Student lobbies on Capitol Hill

Student lobbies on Capitol Hill

Nicole Klein, Reporter

September 28, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Over the summer, David Kopp ‘20 went to Washington D.C. to advocate for more funding for eye research through the organization Prevent Blindness. “I wanted to make a difference and help get money for people all around the country who are struggling with different types of vision diseases,” Kop...

Sarah Barcelona ‘19 returns to XC

Isabella Sorice, Reporter, Photographer

September 27, 2018


Filed under News

After facing many obstacles, varsity runner Sarah Barcelona ‘19  has finally returned to LT cross country for her senior year. Before her junior year, Barcelona had two stress fractures that kept her from running. As well as missing a crucial year, her style of running changed dramatically, Barcelona...

SC safe after hard lockdown

SC safe after hard lockdown

Grace DeKoker, Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Following the events of Sept. 26, much of the student body is curious, concerned and confused about what occurred at SC that prompted a hard lockdown, as well as why NC then went on lockdown as well. LION has already covered the installation of BluePoint system, and there is speculation that the installation...

SC on hard lockdown, NC on soft

SC on hard lockdown, NC on soft

Grace DeKoker, Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

As of about 9:30, Sept. 26, just shortly after the beginning of second period, SC went on a hard lockdown as a result of the BluePoint system being activated. NC is on a soft lockdown, awaiting information from any sources to hear updates on the situation at SC. Until the updates arrive, no students...

People of LT

Camilla Breen, Pulse co-editor

September 25, 2018


Filed under News, Print Issues

Lizzo Cremins ‘19: “I play badminton, and I went to state last year for it. I’m pretty good; I started playing in middle school gym class, and it was fun at that time because it wasn’t so competitive; it wasn’t to the point where the only reason I was doing it was to win tournaments for ...

Western Springs fixes, beautifies major roads

Western Springs fixes, beautifies major roads

Anna McCormick, Reporter

September 25, 2018


Filed under News, Print Issues

Due to construction, detoured routes throughout August and November led the Village of Western Springs to send out letters to all residents and businesses on the streets being worked on. The biggest road projects are on Lawn Avenue and Johnson Avenue. The construction that began on Aug. 3 is predicted to continue ...

Renovations continue at La Grange library

Renovations continue at La Grange library

Nicole Klein, Reporter

September 24, 2018


Filed under News, Print Issues

Due to wear and tear at the LaGrange Public Library, and the community suggesting changes, library officials decided to renovate the facility. “The project will benefit the library by providing a user friendly environment with more space, more glass, giving it an open appeal and a new Internet Cafe,”...

I-294 widening affects train, park

Tessa Voytovich, Reporter

September 21, 2018


Filed under News

LT sports teams such as tennis and cross country use Spring Rock Park for practices after school-- however, this may change. The Burlington-Northern Santa Fe train tracks must be rerouted for the impending construction project on the I-294 Tollway. Here’s the catch: it limits access to the park. “We,...

Student council institutes changes for Homecoming

Mia Bonfiglio, Reporter

September 21, 2018


Filed under News

Student Council is making changes to this year’s homecoming dance in attempts to fund a bigger production by increasing school spirit and upperclassman participation. The new changes will include an increase in ticket price, from $15 to $20, creative spirit day themes, more decorations to go al...

Marching band members granted athletic study hall

Diane Makovic, Copy editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under News

For the first time, marching band students at LT are receiving an athletic study hall. It began this semester and will last until the final home football game against Hinsdale Central on Friday, Oct. 12. “It was something that was brought to our attention last year that we weren’t doing,” Scott Eggerdi...

New principals discuss goals for school

Isabel Tuisl, Website/Social Media co-editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under News

With the arrival of the 2018 school year, there comes an influx of new teachers and administrators; specifically South Campus’s recent additions of the 2022 Assistant Principal, Bryan Radavich, and the Associate Principal, Shanna Lewis. SC knew the position of the Associate Principal was needed be...

Fashion-passion comes to LT through new club

Isabella Sorice, Photographer/Reporter

September 21, 2018


Filed under News

Because of an increased interest in fashion, Activities Director Peter Geddeis has approved a proposal from Skyla Stillo ‘19 to institute a new club. “I want fashion club to bring together a group that wants to create and express themselves through fashion,” Stillo said. The first meeting is...

Western Springs votes to raise minimum wage

Grace Kulat, Photographer/Reporter

September 21, 2018


Filed under News

This past summer, the Western Springs Village Board voted to raise the minimum wage from $8.25 to $11 an hour. The minimum wage is expected to increase again to $13 by the year 2020. The Board originally opted out of the Cook County minimum wage and sick leave ordinances in May of 2011, when they were...

LT makes switch from Microsoft to G-Suite

Taylor Schmitt, Web/Social Media co-editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under News

LT students returned this year to a new school-sponsored Google G-Suite account that replaces the old Microsoft Outlook service. The account is now the official way for all students to communicate with teachers. The Microsoft 365 accounts are still active, but will no longer receive school announcements. “What...

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