LION Newspaper

Student starts coding company

Brianna Fonseca, reporter

December 9, 2019

From a young age, Colin Flueck ‘21 has had an obsession with Legos and building, which sparked his strong interest in coding and robotics. Now, Flueck hopes to use the knowledge he has to offer other students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Science (STEM) something that they'll be ...

LTTV nominated for Emmy

Alfonso Fernandez, Reporter

December 9, 2019

LTTV submitted a clip of the “Pack the Place” basketball game last year which won first place in sports for the Chicago Midwest National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awards. In the middle of September this year, LTTV was informed that they had been nominated as Emmy finalists for their...

Testing make-up center changes

Kaitlyn Joyner, Reporter and photographer

December 9, 2019

Due to schedule conflicts and the commuting of staff and students, LT has officially implemented a testing make-up center at both campuses for students to sign up and take missed test, Director of North Campus testing center Milea Foy said. It is open all day for each period, so students are able to make...

Student owns Wild Scrunch

Anna McCormick, News Co-Editor

December 6, 2019

After seeing her sister’s college roomate selling scrunchies in her dorm room, Caroline Garvin ‘20 was inspired to create her own scrunchie business. She is now the owner of Wild Scrunch. “When I first started, [Wild Scrunch] was nothing,” Garvin said. “It was just me trying to make money....

Self Defense class offered next year

Quinn Riordan, Reporter and photographer

December 6, 2019

The idea for a self-defense class at LT began in 2016 when PE teachers: Katie Meyers, Kathy Beyer and Joe Conway visited Oak Park River Forest and observed their self-defense program. They learned about the course, became certified for teaching it and worked to implement it at LT. “It was one of ...

Veterans’ Memorial showcases LT history

Isabella Sorice, Social Media/Photo Editor

December 6, 2019

LT has an immense history that dates back to the school’s establishment in 1888. The school has been through both world wars, with many students leaving to serve their country, art teacher and co-designer Patrick Page said. As a way to pay tribute to those students and many other military veterans, LT has...

College credit available next year through IU

Robert Sullivan, Reporter

December 6, 2019

Rather than gambling on one test in the Advanced Placement system, starting next year, LT students will be able to acquire college credit through a dual enrollment program with the University of Indiana-Bloomington.  “This program allows our students to receive transcripted college credit from a prestig...

Sophomore strives to pursue career in videography

Dani Almase, Pulse Co-Editor

December 6, 2019

When Connor Reblin ’22 was 9 years old, he bought the first edition GoPro with his older brother, he said. He started to capture small moments in his life. Over time, Reblin’s passion for making videos grew stronger and he realized what he wanted to do for the rest of his life: videography. “Each video I make is ...

Village of Indian Head Park makes decisions regarding cannabis

Julie Bryar-Smith addresses the village board (Williams/LION).

Claire Williams and Sophia Schultz

December 6, 2019

In early October, Brandt Siegfried ‘18 returned home from Hillsdale College, Mich., for his fall break. Siegfried, a new resident of Indian Head Park and former student council president of LT, took time out of his break on Thursday, Oct. 10, to attend a village board meeting. He was one of the dozen...

Students work on Marie Newman’s campaign

Students Sophia Tarasuk (pictured to the left of the banner) and Jaden Ownby (pictured to the right of the banner) walk for Marie Newman's campaign (courtesy of Ownby).

Sophia Schultz, Reporter

December 5, 2019

Progressive Democrat Marie Newman has been reaching out to people in the community during the last few months. On a regular basis, she has been hearing from activists and residents about what they need from their representative in Washington, Outreach Manager Nick Uniejewski said. Newman is running...

American Sign Language class approved for two more years

Click on here to see how to sign nice to meet you (courtesy of creative commons)

Tessa Voytovich, News Co-Editor

December 2, 2019

A unanimous vote at the Board of Education meeting on Oct. 21 welcomed two more American Sign Language courses to the academic program guide. “When we saw the popularity of [ASL], we decided maybe it’s time to write a proposal for the third and fourth year,” fine arts division chair Paula Nardi s...

LT students participate in ‘trunk-or-treat’

Interact club smiles for a photo at the

Kaitlyn Joyner, Reporter

October 25, 2019

Interact club members volunteered at the Boone Animal Hospital’s Fall Festival on Oct. 12 to participate in Halloween celebrations and give back to the surrounding community, sponsor Mary Decker said.    Last year due to bad weather, the festival was moved inside. However, students still helped out b...

Social Action Project returns stronger than ever

SAP poses for a photo after volunteering at

Brianna Fonseca, Reporter

October 25, 2019

Last year, Sadie Madden ‘21 embarked upon a challenge stemmed from a simple Civics TAP project, which later evolved into a partnership with three other girls in her class, Lizzie Patel ‘21, Abby Hennessy’ 21 and Alexandra Pontrelli ‘21. She had to undergo a rigorous process of trial and error...

Club helps start up businesses abroad

Alfonso Fernandez, Reporter

October 24, 2019

During their freshman year, Andrew Hojjat ‘21 and Alexandar Kostich’s ‘21 AP Human Geography class had a Rotary International sponsor arrive to discuss the organization’s microfinance projects in multiple South African countries. Rotary International is a nonprofit organization that aims towards spr...

German exchange students come to LT

Pictured above LT students collaborated with the German exchange students on their first day at LT (George/LION).

Lillie George, Reporter

October 24, 2019

On Oct. 11, Spencer Frech ‘21 led his new friends from Germany through the doors of LT and into the atmosphere of an American high school. Ready for the day ahead of them, the three students made their way through the crowded hallways. “[In doing the German exchange program], we broaden our stud...

Local schools transition to new grading system Standard-based grading system offers new approach to learning

Anna McCormick, News Co-Editor

October 24, 2019

Beginning this year, some local elementary and middle schools in Districts 101 and 102 began using the standard-based grading system. This system focuses on providing students with feedback to help them master specific standards. “We believe very strongly that grades should be about the communic...

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