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BPA heads to nationals

Taylor Schmitt, Reporter

May 24, 2018


Filed under News

After its success at the state level, LT's Business Professionals of America team will head to nationals from May 9 to 12 in Dallas, Texas. The team is taking eight of its nine qualifying members to compete in events ranging from web design to business management. "What's interesting about school...

Theatre Board puts on 12th annual Tens by Teens

Camilla Breen, Assistant Photo Editor

May 24, 2018


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Audience members in the SC PAC were amidst graveyards and spooky scenes as actors performed their unintentionally dark 12th annual Tens by Teens show on April 25, 27 and 28. Put on by the Theatre Board, the shows, all 10 minutes in length, were written, directed, and acted out entirely by students.  Although...

Students Participate in Annual Raku Fest

Mary Devine, Reporter

May 24, 2018


Filed under News

As Ana Nix '19 traveled from NC to SC on May 4 for periods six through eighth, her Friday afternoon was a little bit different from everyone else. Instead of sitting in class, she enjoyed sunshine and warm weather doing what she loves: ceramics. She participated in the annual ceramics Raku Fest this ...

Newest NC library improvement revealed, karaoke stage to be built

Greta Markey, Managing Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under News

LT has recently approved proposed renovations to the NC library that will hopefully make the library a more inviting area for students. Among these additions are a karaoke stage, a small movie theatre and the first man-made wormhole to the fifth dimension. “We have found that by holding events in...

SciOly competes at state

SciOly competes at state

Georgia Dougherty, Managing Editor

May 24, 2018


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LT’s Science Olympiad varsity team plus 10 alternates drove down to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Friday, April 20 to check out the campus and study. The next day, they competed in the hopes of qualifying for nationals against 49 teams, and ended up finishing seventh overall. “Overall...

Event seeks to discourage underage drinking

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

May 24, 2018


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At the Mariano’s in Garden Market, a group of teenagers affiliated with the Coalition for a Drug Free Lyons Township walked the aisles of alcoholic beverages on April 25, having no intention of purchasing the beverages. The teens instead aimed to do the exact opposite: preventing the purchase of al...

Legacy wall brings hope, positivity

Christina Rossetti, Photo Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under News

Boystown, a neighborhood in Chicago, received a new addition in 2012: a decorated wall in honor of gay advocates and famous LGBT people in American history. They called it “The Legacy Walk”. It features icons and figures like Frances Perkins, Sally Ride, Oscar Wilde, Keith Haring, Walt Whitman and so ...

Associate Principal announces retirement

Associate Principal announces retirement

Harper Hill, Reporter

May 20, 2018


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SC Associate Principal Therese Nelson plans to retire at the end of the 2018 academic year, bringing an end to a successful and rewarding career in education. “I'm so proud to leave here knowing where education has evolved, and I think one of the important things for me, or for all of us, is th...

LT NHI hosts event to bring schools together

LT NHI hosts event to bring schools together

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

May 19, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

LT’s chapter of the National Hispanic Institute (NHI) took a step towards addressing a long-lasting deficiency in the overall NHI community: a general sense of isolation between various NHI chapters in the Chicagoland area. “We have a history of being disorganized and not really being in contact w...

LION brings home the gold

LION brings home the gold

Brandt Siegfried, Online Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

Every year, the LION staff submits work to journalism contests sponsored by the Northern Illinois School Press Association. The results were announced at the annual convention at College of DuPage on April 20, 2018. NEWSPAPER CATEGORIES Overall newspaper contest (three consecutive issues, 1, 2,...

BPA heads to nationals

BPA heads to nationals

Taylor Schmitt, Reporter

May 1, 2018


Filed under News

After its success at the state level, LT's Business Professionals of America team will head to nationals from May 9 to 12 in Dallas, Texas. The team is taking eight of its nine qualifying members to compete in events ranging from web design to business management. "What's interesting about school...

La Grange founder owned slaves

La Grange founder owned slaves

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under News

Up until the mid-1950s, the majority of the people living in La Grange could not consume alcohol in the confines of their own home—they risked having their house confiscated if they did. Franklin Cossitt, the founder of La Grange, had seen too many towns emerge around the pub and the bottle. This was...

Electoral college discussion event

Electoral college discussion event

Brandt Siegfried, Online Editor

April 25, 2018


Filed under News

Press Release from the League of Women Voters of the La Grange Area: The League of Women Voters® of the La Grange Area will sponsor a meeting in May about the Electoral College. Should we continue our current system in which our states appoint electors, or should our President and Vice President...

Exchange exposes LT students to French culture and schools

Exchange exposes LT students to French culture and schools

Mary Devine, Reporter

April 19, 2018


Filed under News

Twenty LT French students departed to Marseilles, France on Mar. 24 for a two-week culture immersion. After hosting the French students back in February, it was the LT students' turn to experience France. During spring break, the students explored Marseilles, the second largest city in France, and then sp...

Italian exchange enjoys 15th year abroad

Italian exchange enjoys 15th year abroad

Christina Rossetti, Photo Editor

April 18, 2018


Filed under News

Italy: the country famous for the Leaning Tower, pizza, the Colosseum and so much more. But for Jess Pelletiere ‘18, there was something else that made going to Italy on LT’s Italian exchange trip stand out. “My favorite part was the Trevi fountain in Rome because it was such a Lizzie McGuire...

Media Mayhem: Inside the Chicago Tribune’s unprecedented push for unionization

Media Mayhem: Inside the Chicago Tribune’s unprecedented push for unionization

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under Lars Lonnroth's Media Mayhem, News, Top Stories

As long-time readers of the Chicago Tribune can attest, the prestigious newspaper's editorial page has consistently published eviscerating editorials that have taken a vociferous anti-union posture. But despite that long-held position, staffers at the nearly 171 year old paper are pushing for un...

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