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Student seeks internship

Tess Grzegorek helps a patient at the rehad facility in Countryside (photo courtesy of Grzegorek).

Brianna Fonseca, reporter

January 31, 2020

After interviews, resumes and a time-consuming cross country season, Tess Grzegorek ‘20 was finally able to pursue an internship with Perform Physical Therapy in Countryside, one she desperately hoped would kickstart the beginning of a career in physical therapy. “It has really allowed me to be...

Three robotics teams qualify for state

Margaret Hall '21 and Emma Burns '21 collaborate to build a robot (Schultz/LION).

Robert Sullivan, reporter

January 31, 2020

Wins at the Rich East High School and Huntley High School Vex Tournaments propelled three of LT’s Robotics teams towards the Illinois State Championship in March. The teams’ successes can be attributed to students’ high attitudes and ingenuity, sponsor Blake Sauders said. “Watching the kids grow an...

Sophomores start jewelry company, use profits to help homeless

Grace Reagan '22 shows off examples of the jewelry she and Aimee Rounds '22 (not pictured) see on their instagram account @hometownbeads (photo courtesy of Reagan).

Claire Williams, Copy Editor

January 31, 2020

Grace Reagan ‘21 and Aimee Rounds ‘21 walked down the bustling sidewalks of Chicago, bags of food in hand. The two stopped periodically to lighten their load by offering food to the homeless who sat against the buildings. Reagan and Rounds had bought the food with the donations from their co-owned...

Student musicians strive for state

Adriana Serrano, reporter

January 31, 2020

After hearing a recording of her seventh grade talent show performance, Rebecca Kural’ 21 was so embarrassed by her undeveloped voice that she debated quitting singing. Instead, refusing to give up her passion for music, Kural practiced for  hours with voice trainers and joined different choir ensembles ...

Theatre prepares to perform musical comedy, ‘Spamalot’

J Baldwin '20 and Sam Sugarman '20 dance to a 'Spamalot' number (Kahn/LION).

Lizzie Patel, Reporter

January 31, 2020

Due to the high number of talented students that auditioned for this year’s musical, LT theatre will use its first ever split cast to put on “Monty Python’s Spamalot” from Feb. 20-23. Spamalot is a musical comedy parodying the 1975 film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” which pokes fun at...

Student breeds fish

August Duwell '20 observes species of fish in his fish farm (photo courtesy of Ellie Pendleton).

Sophia Schultz, Reporter

January 31, 2020

August Duwell ‘20 can walk into a pet store and name every type of fish that he sees: German Blue Ram, Red Swordtail, White Cloud Mountain Minnow, Bristlenose Plecostomus, and so on. “I want to be a marine biologist to study fish in nature and to try to preserve as many as I can or that the worl...

Fashion Club plans fashion show

Club members sew articles for fashion show (Riordan/LION).

Nicole Klein, Web Editor

January 31, 2020

In an effort to unite the Fashion Club, president Maddy Bosshart ‘20 decided on doing a fashion show with the help of club sponsor, Lauren Gjini. “I want Fashion Club to be a fun and united club,” Bosshart said. “I want the club to all be a big family and be able to put all our work into ...

New class added to teach students to operate drones

Unmanned aircraft systems like these are used in classroom for practice (Serrano/LION).

Charlotte McLaughlin, Reporter

January 31, 2020

Because of the ever changing technologies tied to aviation, piloting a drone has become a popular skill that many are trying to learn. Two years ago, aviation teacher Dave Root started the process to have this become a class at LT this year, he said. “I wanted this class because I think it’s t...

Advanced fashion design course added for 2020-21, aims to deepen awareness of fashion careers

Students work on collages about the history of fashion during class (Shearill/LION).

Nina Shearrill, Multimedia Editor

January 31, 2020

As of fall 2020, students will be able to choose Advanced Fashion Design as a creative arts elective credit. With the help of Family and Career Sciences teacher Lauren Gjini, the class was approved at the start of first semester, two years after its envisionment. Before its approval, there were quest...

GEMS hosts STEM event for middle school girls

GEMS hosts STEM event  for middle school girls

Tessa Voytovich, Co-News Editor

January 31, 2020

For the third consecutive year, Girls in Engineering, Math and Science (GEMS) is hosting an event for middle school girls to increase and encourage interest in math and science. The event will take place at SC on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Often times, girls in STEM need a support system,”...

Obituary of Kevin Mitros

Kevin Mitros, Director of Buildings and Grounds for the district (courtesy of Randy Antlept)

Kaitlyn Joyner, reporter and photographer

January 21, 2020

Kevin Mitros, Director of Buildings and Grounds for the district, died Dec. 29 at the age of 65. Mitros played an important role in everything he did for students here at LT, Director of Business Services Brian Statchez said.  “He had direct supervision over all of [the] buildings and grounds staff, wh...

Contaminated recycling bins causing problems

Reduce Reuse Recycle (courtesy of Wordpress).

Lillie George, Reporter

January 21, 2020

Due to staff and students’ failure to properly use classroom recycling bins by contaminating them with dirty products, the Waste Management facility issued a warning to the school asking students, staff and faculty to change their habits.  “For as long as we have [recycled at LT], Mr. [Will] Meuer and...

‘Steel Magnolias’ at LT

Sophia Joyce '22 and Kate Paras act in Steel Magnolia (Joyner/LION).

Paige Darling, Assistant Multimedia Editor

December 11, 2019

Director Kirsten Manthei chose to bring the play “Steel Magnolias” to LT because of the female talent this year, she said. The play features an all female cast of six. “There is a warm interpersonal connection in the play,” Manthei said. “It will come across as you watch these women go t...

Western Springs catwalk to be reconstructed

The catwalk is currently located at Western Avenue and Maple Street and spans I-294 (Sullivan/LION).

Lillie George, Reporter

December 11, 2019

Because it fails to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines, the existing pedestrian bridge over Tollway I-294 known as the “catwalk” will be torn down, reconstructed and possibly relocated. This change threatens to affect the routines of many people, including the LT girls cross...

Recreational marijuana sales divide suburbs

Diane Makovic, Co-Editor In Chief

December 10, 2019

With the passage of a bill that would legalize the sales of recreational marijuana in Illinois starting on Jan. 1, 2020, towns in the area have held board meetings to voice both their support and concerns surrounding the controversial issue. “This is a dividing issue because the [Federal] government...

Five volunteer opportunities this holiday season

Kate Ferrell, Assistant Web Editor

December 10, 2019

Secret Santa  Do any of your teachers participate in Secret Santa? Organized by the Lagrange Rotary Club, Help children in need this holiday season by donating money with a group of friends, or class and adopt a child. Secret Santa helps children 0-17 years of age all around the area. The Rotary club w...

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