LION Newspaper

LT seniors create college football podcast

Five members of the podcast team discuss topics for the upcoming episode that will air on Spotify (Sullivan/LION).

Robert Sullivan, Reporter

October 24, 2019

Every Wednesday evening, six LT seniors meet at WLTL’s Production Room C, a brightly lit studio clustered with wires, microphones, and file cabinets. There, in the basement of NC, they indulge in White Castle or Wing Stop and spend approximately the next two hours discussing the previous week’s college...

Mini Medical School

Tessa Voytovich, News Co-Editor

October 24, 2019

To students who think they want to work in healthcare when they are older, there is a program for you. Dr. Rubin’s Mini Medical School is an educational program designed to encourage high school students to pursue a career in the medical field. “The goal is to get students exposed to medicine...

Students explore independent study option

Tessa Voytovich, Co News-Editor

October 24, 2019

A complaint made by many students about high school is that they are not studying exactly what they wish to study. However, what they may not know is that LT offers an Independent Study course in which curriculum is dictated by the student, for the student. “An independent study gives students the...

Senior serves as student representative to the Board of Education

Claire Williams, Copy Editor

October 24, 2019

Every month, elected school board members and administrators attend meetings to discuss topics such as school policies and the budget. Among them is Sophie Grabis ‘20, who is the current student representative to the Board of Education. Grabis has always been interested in student government bu...

Student succeeds in songwriting

Allison Keeley ‘20 sings an original song  and plays guitar at Monster Bash (Janik/LION).

Olivia Janik, Co-Editor In Chief

October 24, 2019

When Allison Keeley ‘20 was 6 years old, she saw a drum set in a Pottery Barn Teen catalog and thought it would make her look cool, she said. Twelve years later, Keeley has reached over 25,000 listens on her SoundCloud. Her most recent song, “Somewhere in LA,” hit 1,000 plays within 24 hours of be...

Student-based tutoring available at NC

Student gets help from peer tutor (LION photo illustration).

Adriana Serrano, Reporter

October 24, 2019

Alongside junior counselor Alex Ip, Mira Dedhia ’21 has been working on contacting and organizing upperclassmen who are willing to set aside time after school to tutor other NC students for Peers Helping Peers “We are trying to focus more on one-to-one support,” Ip said. “It’s almost like ...

Corral recently adds new features to Friday Night Ins

Corral recently adds new  features to Friday Night Ins

Charlotte McLaughlin, Reporter

October 24, 2019

In an attempt to expand the options for students already participating in the Corral’s Friday Night Ins and to encourage more people to come, the Corral staff decided that they needed a few upgrades, LT and Corral staff manager Paul Godinho said. “The ‘Friday Night In’ program is fundamen...

History classes receive new textbooks

Books like this had missing pages as well as missing and duplicated chapters (Riordan/LION).

Quinn Riordan, Reporter and photographer

October 24, 2019

History teacher Katy Newcomb was teaching American Studies when her class realized the AMSCO AP US History books were misprinted. The class was in the midst of learning about immigration as a preface to reading the book “The Jungle” when they discovered the textbooks were missing whole chapters, ...

LT teacher shares battle with cancer

Nina Shearrill, Multimedia Editor

October 18, 2019

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and National Mammography Day (Oct. 18), LION has chosen to share the story of a family in the LT community that has been affected by breast cancer. LT World History teacher Theresa Hirstein was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer in the winter of 201...

LT Hall of Fame gains two pilots

Lillie George, Reporter

October 18, 2019

In continuing a valuable tradition at LT and honoring the accomplishments and service of the school’s alumni, an induction ceremony was recently held for two new LT Hall of Fame inductees over homecoming weekend. “It is important for us to honor our alumni [for their life accomplishments] and...

Monster Bash replaces Cupid’s Cabaret

Brenna Pardilla '20 sings with her band Araw at Gabi at Monster Bash in the Corral on Friday, Oct 4 (Janik/LION).

Brianna Fonseca, Reporter

October 16, 2019

Unlike the usual Cupid’s Cabaret talent show, which LT Choir board hosts annually, board members made a decision which changed the overall dynamic of this year’s musical event. They changed the usual Cupid’s Cabaret event to LT’s first ever “Monster Bash,” which took place Friday, Oct. 4,...

Students participate in Chicago Youth Climate Strike

Students participate in Chicago Youth Climate Strike

Claire Williams, Copy Editor

October 10, 2019

As Molly O’Donnell ‘20 stepped off the train at Union Station, she couldn’t help noticing all the people carrying posters. She held one of her own, expressing a similar sentiment to the others she saw: the urgent need to fight climate change.  O’Donnell, along with thousands of others, marched from Gra...

Parents express concerns regarding air conditioning at LT

Parents express concerns regarding  air conditioning at LT

Claire Williams, Kate Ferrell, and Sophia Schultz

September 30, 2019

After connecting through a Facebook post, roughly 15 parents attended a school board meeting on Sept. 16 to address concerns about the lack of air conditioning at LT. “I think there’s strength in numbers,” father to future LT students, who wished to remain anonymous, said. “When more people...

New Mural Celebrates Diversity

Transition Academy participants worked on the painting in B101 (photo courtesy of Jorge Sanchez).

Sophia Schultz, Reporter

September 20, 2019

The first diversity mural of the three that will be displayed in room B101 at South Campus was painted over the summer by students enrolled in Transition Academy. Transition Academy is a summer program at LT that is geared towards the Latino population. Its mission is to make the students enrolled in th...

End of Windows 7

Alfonso Fernandez, Reporter

September 20, 2019

Over the summer, LT’s Technology Services Team refurbished the school computers to an updated version of the Windows software. They also provided students and staff with sleek new monitors, in parts of the school. “While I would say that I am not thrilled in making big changes, it's just one of tho...

Student interns in Serbia

The Center for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies posted this photo on its Twitter account featuring adolescents in Norway marching in a climate change movement (

Claire Williams, copy editor

September 20, 2019

For the past 10 years, Alex Kostich ‘21 has spent a month and a half of his summer visiting his family in Serbia. This summer, he dedicated five weeks to interning at the Center for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS).  CANVAS is an international nonprofit that promotes the use of non-viol...

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