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LT Theatre to perform fun, classic musical ‘Grease’

Nicole Klein, Reporter

January 25, 2019


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Due to the directors wanting to put on a fun, well-known musical, LT theatre will be putting on the beloved, high school teen-romance “Grease” Feb. 14-17 in the NC Reber Center. “We hope everyone in and watching the musical has fun,” director Mike Kuehl said. “If the audience doesn’t leave sin...

‘Newsies’ features student actors, premieres tonight

Maggie Kahn, Reporter

January 25, 2019


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The production of “Newsies”, which premieres tonight, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. at The Community House in Hinsdale, tells the story of a young boy named Jack Kelly who will lead his coworkers in a strike against power-hungry newspaper owners of New York. “This show is important because it is a true...

LT welcomes junior high choirs at Choral Festival

Mia Bonfiglio, Reporter

January 25, 2019


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The Junior High Choral Festival is an annual event where music students from junior highs in the area are invited to LT to perform a concert with the LT choir students. “The awesome thing about the Junior High Choral Festival is that it brings together 350 to 500 people of diverse ages and backgrounds,...

ILMEA All-State approaching, musicians reflect

Isabel Tuisl, Website/Social Media co-editor

January 25, 2019


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Every year, high schools from all nine districts of the state choose students to participate in the Illinois Music Educators All-State and All-District Festivals (ILMEA). LT band, choir, orchestra, jazz band and vocal jazz ensemble all can audition to take part in these festivals. For oboist John Quinlan...

All-school Assembly bounces back

Grace Kulat, Photographer/reporter

January 25, 2019


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On Feb. 8, the sound of LT students singing the fight song will be heard from blocks away. The All-school Assembly is one of the best days of the year for students at Lyons Township High School. Students from South Campus get bused over to North Campus to enjoy performances from peers as well as outside...

University of Illinois race team visits LT auto shop

Nicole Klein, Reporter

January 25, 2019


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To inform students about engineering opportunities and highlight how helpful it is to get involved, the Illini Society of Automotive Engineers Formula race team, including Tim Kogucki ‘16 and Joe Koszut ‘17, visited LTHS on Nov. 19. “We try to inspire the next generation of engineers, but that wasn’t th...

Senior starts conversation groups for Spanish, French

Senior starts conversation groups for Spanish, French

Dani Almase, Reporter

January 25, 2019


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When Kylie Jabjiniak ‘19 initiated Spanish and French conversation meetings at the Thomas Ford Memorial Library, she wanted to create a venue for people to engage with languages and share their cultural curiosity. She got the word out to others about the meetings by putting information in the library n...

Contract finalized for upcoming five years

Grace DeKoker, Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2019


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Just as finals were beginning for LT students, the Lyons Township Education Association (LTEA) voted on a new contract that would be effective immediately, pending the Board of Education’s (BOE) approval. The agreement passed on behalf of the LTEA with a large majority on Dec. 18, and was approved...

LT celebrates MLK Jr., honors his legacy

LT celebrates MLK Jr., honors his legacy

Grace Kulat, Photographer/reporter

January 25, 2019


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There was a sense of community in the SC Performing Arts Center on Jan. 15 as students, faculty and community members came together to celebrate the life of Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and joined in singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing”. The audience enjoyed performances from many students, i...

Firefighters at high risk for disease

Firefighters at high risk for disease

Greg Smith, Managing editor

January 25, 2019


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Jacob Metzger ’19 studies fire science at the Technology Center of DuPage and is a part of the Western Springs Fire Explorer program, which includes career training and instruction in hands-on skills. In addition to skills such as first aid and the handling of a fire hose, these programs emphasize how im...

Bookstore hero retires after 15 years

Harper Hill, News co-editor

January 25, 2019


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Two years ago, former NC bookstore manager Mary Yena received news her husband was ill. Since last March, his condition progressively worsened. Failing to see improvements, Yena announced her intent to retire in September. On Dec. 28, Yena officially retired from LT, but she left a large mark on the high...

Vaping assembly questions industries

Vaping assembly questions industries

Mia Bonfiglio, Reporter

January 24, 2019


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In light of the Illinois Youth Survey, taken by every student in the state, LT’s administration was concerned by the data collected, Assistant Principal Kris Costopoulos said. After finding that over half of juniors and seniors vape, administrators arranged for the Director of Addiction Services at Linden...

Brookfield Zoo opens up new ice rink

Dani Almase, Reporter

January 22, 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,” Purcell said....

Eagle Scout makes difference in community

Eagle Scout makes difference in community

Tessa Voytovich, Reporter

January 17, 2019


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Earning the rank of Eagle Scout as a Boy Scout is a great honor. The rank emphasizes leadership and citizenship, which is displayed through a service project conducted by the prospective Eagle Scout, according to the Boy Scouts of America. Over the summer of 2018, Joe Pryzbylowski ‘20 directed his own...

Tornado hits Waterman’s hometown, Student Council raises funds

Tornado hits Waterman’s hometown, Student Council raises funds

Taylor Schmitt, Co-Website/ Social Media editor

December 21, 2018


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After Principal Brian Waterman’s hometown of Taylorville, Ill. was hit by a severe tornado Dec. 1, student council began raising funds to show their support. Student council members will be walking around with cans to collect donations from Dec. 13 to Dec. 21. “I’m just humbled someone though...

LT teacher displays light show in yard

LT teacher displays light show in yard

Anna McCormick, Reporter

December 21, 2018


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Physics teacher Robert Sherman has always loved decorating his house for Christmas. He placed third in a decorating competition as a kid, and continued to decorate his dorm for Christmas in college. Ever since 2004, Sherman has been conducting a light show at his home. He originally did the show every year...

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