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Waterman Connects with Students

Waterman Connects with Students

Ceili Doyle, Assistant News Editor

September 15, 2014

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

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

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

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...

Nutrition Laws

Anika Ranginani, Managing Editor

September 11, 2014

Lion has compiled some foods that can and can't be sold at LT during the day. Scroll over the images for more information. ...

AP Changes Impact Students

Lauren Hucko, Reporter

September 11, 2014

This year LT has made changes to many AP courses to comply with the new additions and revisions that the College Board has made to the AP tests. Teachers have been working together over the summer in order to prepare themselves for the changes and ensure success for their students. Both the College...

Grant used to “Flip” Classroom

MelRose Buckler, Copy Editor

September 10, 2014

This July, world history teacher Erin Shook asked for an iPad mini to pilot a flipped classroom, a learning environment in which students are taught the lessons at home through a video or podcast and do homework or activities during the class period. "I was shocked when I found out that I was funde...

Spring Rock Park Undergoes Renovations

Joe Okkema, News Editor

September 9, 2014

As fall athletic teams throughout the LaGrange and Western Springs area begin their seasons, they will be unable, at least temporarily, to use facilities at Spring Rock Park in Western Springs. Renovations of the parks’ major athletics field began July 28 and will likely continue for almost a full...

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