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Vape issue causes closures at SC

Hayden Claesson, Sports Editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under News

As spring of 2018 rolled around in Western Springs, LT students began to see the end of the school year just around the corner. Around this time, most south campus students’ challenges are simply to prevent their GPA from tanking and nailing their finals; however, another problem students faced last...

Village of La Grange has marijuana debate

Mary Okkema, News co-editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under News

  The legalization of marijuana has been a trending topic in the U.S. for the past decade. So far, eight states and Washington D.C. have legalized recreational use of marijuana, and 23 have legalized medical marijuana. The debate recently became local. “The Great Marijuana Debate” was...

Dare2Tri to become club

Pilar Valdes, Art Director

September 21, 2018


Filed under News

Dare2Tri, an organization based in Chicago that provides equipment and training to physically disabled athletes so that they can complete a triathlon, is becoming a club at LT this month. Dare2Tri has collaborated with LT in the past by providing equipment for disabled students to complete the sophomore...

In memoriam: Alexis Shapiro ’16, 1998-2018

In memoriam: Alexis Shapiro ’16, 1998-2018

Grace DeKoker and Harper Hill

September 21, 2018


Filed under News, Print Issues

The LT community is more than just the current student body: it includes all alumni. The entire community is grieving after the death of former LT student Alexis Shapiro ‘16. Her death resonates with many, and through the tragic event, her family hopes her story will save a life. Alexis died from a drug...

Student council makes major changes to homecoming dance

Mia Bonfiglio, Reporter

September 19, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

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...

PETA brings lawsuit after stingray deaths at Brookfield Zoo

PETA brings lawsuit after stingray deaths at Brookfield Zoo

Georgia Dougherty, Pulse Co-editor

September 19, 2018


Filed under News

The Brookfield Zoo is in the middle of a legal battle right now, three years after all of their stingrays died, causing Stingray Bay to shut down. On July 10, 2015, a malfunction in the life support system of the exhibit caused depleted oxygen levels, ultimately resulting in the death of all 54 stingray...

Village of Hinsdale works on infrastructure project

Village of Hinsdale works on infrastructure project

Dani Almase, Reporter

September 19, 2018


Filed under News

Multiple roads in Hinsdale, along with main streets around the Chicago suburbs, are being repaired due to the 2018 Infrastructure Project. The project impacted the commute time of LT English teacher and former Hinsdale resident Virginia Condon. “The construction doubled the time it took me to ge...

LT offers new Mock Trial club

LT offers new Mock Trial club

Claire Williams, Freelance Reporter

September 18, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Katie Materick ‘19 stood on the podium of a San Francisco courtroom, mind whirling and heart racing. She had been called as a witness to testify against an accused attempted murderer. Across from her, the defense fired off difficult, text-dependent questions, eager to prove her an unreliable wi...

New security in place for new school year

New security in place for new school year

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

September 11, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Over the summer, the LT administration took a series of steps to help bolster school security during a time where gun violence is increasingly discussed in schools across the nation. “In all the unfortunate shootings that we have had in schools, the one thing that we’ve learned is that the quicker...

On school safety, LT Save Club promotes alternative to gun control

On school safety, LT Save Club promotes alternative to gun control

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

August 29, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Only hours after holding its first ever meeting Aug. 28 at the NC Cafeteria, two members of the new LT Save Promise Club gathered for a forum at the La Grange Park Public Library to tell the local affiliate of the Moms Demand Action advocacy group about what it is like living as a student in an atmosphere...

Welcome back to a new year of news!

Welcome back to a new year of news!

Grace DeKoker, Editor-in-Chief

August 24, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Dear students, faculty, parents, and members of the LT community, The 2018-2019 school year is upon us! That means that the LION newspaper staff will be dedicating our year to informing and updating the community via seven paper issues, our website, and social media.   To stay connected...

Media Mayhem: LTTV sportscaster becomes Emmy Award presenter

Media Mayhem: LTTV sportscaster becomes Emmy Award presenter

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

June 4, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

When LTTV Sports Director Max Abrahamson walked across the stage at the Senior Honor’s assembly, there were audible gasps when his scholarship sum was announced. Such a feat was possible due to his success at LTTV. In recognition for his excellence in sports broadcasting—a field he entered as a...

Civics ends pilot year

Civics ends pilot year

Pilar Valdes, Assistant Pulse Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under News

At LT, many students live in constant fear of not meeting the graduation requirements. Students of all ages are told by their counselors to make sure they have one year of fine arts, one year of practical arts, four years of English, two of math; the list goes on. This year, a new graduation requirement...

Radio Supervisor celebrates 25 years at WLTL

Radio Supervisor celebrates 25 years at WLTL

Maddy Cohen, Art Director

May 24, 2018


Filed under News

In 1975, Mike Baker walked into WLTL to try out to be an engineer as a student. The station was located on the third floor of the Vaughn building, spread out between two piano rooms, and only ran hours a day. Almost 43 years later, WLTL dominates a large section of the basement, runs 24 hours a day a...

Highway Authority to widen 294, impact community

Highway Authority to widen 294, impact community

Brandt Siegfried, Online Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under News

The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority has embarked on a project to repave and expand the 24 miles of I-294 from Balmoral Avenue in Rosemont to 95th street in Bridgeview, Western Springs Village Manager Ingrid Velkme said. The $4 billion project commenced this year and will continue until an esti...

Free cardiac screenings benefit LT students

Free cardiac screenings benefit LT students

Grace DeKoker, Copy Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under News

Cardiovascular disease is often the last thought on any high school student’s mind, but approximately 7,000 teenagers experience sudden cardiac arrest each year. Only one in every 10 of them will survive, according to the American Heart Association. Treatment options are limited, since a high percentage...

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