LION Newspaper

Nine ACE members resign

Members of ACE participate in last year’s All School Assembly (Breen/LION).

Diane Makovic, Co-Editor In Chief

September 20, 2019

The Athletes Committed to Excellence (ACE) group at LT is smaller than normal this year, sponsor Bradley Anderson said. Only 10 members remain including two seniors and eight juniors after nine members resigned. “As much as it was sad for me, I thought that was an incredibly mature response beca...

School implements new violent incident procedure

In this photo illustration, LION recreates a barricade similar to those practiced in the ALICE drill (Voytovich/LION).

Olivia Janik, Co-Editor In Chief

September 20, 2019

On Tuesday, Aug. 27, Zach Patrick ‘20 felt a rush of adrenaline when North Campus associate principal Kevin Brown’s voice rang over the announcement system during second period. Even though he knew it was a drill, Patrick told himself, “It’s go time” and rushed into action, barricading the door...

Relay for Life Reboot

Members participate in a team challenge at the Relay for Life event in the SC fieldhouse (courtesy of Morgan Kearney)

Kate Ferrell, Reporter

September 20, 2019

This past summer, Natalie Carlisle ’21 took the initiative to reboot the dwindling Relay for Life after attending an event for the club. Relay for Life is an event run by the American Cancer Society that aims to honor cancer victims, survivors, and caretakers, as well as raise funds for cancer resea...

AP Government now available

Lillie George, Reporter

September 20, 2019

Ever since Civics became a required course for high school students in Illinois, the LT board of education has been looking to make this requirement work for each individual student. Before this, the board was discussing ways for students to take AP classes earlier on, so the idea of offering AP U.S. Go...

Cafeteria changes at SC

Reorganization of the SC lunch room has resulted in shorter lines for certain items such as chips (photo courtesy of Xavier Sorice).

Max Dike, Reporter

September 20, 2019

With the beginning of the new school year, students arrived at South Campus to see that both the layouts and procedures in their cafeterias had been given a facelift.  South Campus lunchrooms will now offer more choices when it comes to the food options available to students, SC associate princi...

LT student hikes Africa’s tallest mountain

Morkin and the group pass an elevation of 15,000 feet and start their hike on day five (Grace Morkin).

Anna McCormick, Co-News Editor

September 20, 2019

For seven days, Grace Morkin ‘20 woke up above the clouds. Through the youth travel organization Rustic Pathways, Morkin had the opportunity to hike not only a mountain, but Africa’s tallest mountain and the world’s tallest freestanding volcano, Mount Kilimanjaro. “One of the most memorable t...

LT student becomes CNA

Julia Zylstra ‘20, pictured second to left, with classmates in the CNA program at COD (photo courtesy of Julia Zylstra).

Nicole Klein, Website Editor

September 20, 2019

Ever since Julia Zylstra ‘20 saw the way the nurses interacted with her grandparents in the hospital, she wanted to be a nurse. To get a head start, she became a certified nursing assistant over the summer through College of DuPage.  “It’s a way I saw I could give back to the community, but also...

‘Big Daddy’ returns to DJ homecoming

Nina Shearrill, Multimedia Editor

September 20, 2019

As Sept. 28 draws near, many students are deciding whether or not to attend this year’s homecoming dance. Many factors, including the DJ, the theme, and last year’s HoCo experience will help students make their choice. With several changes being implemented this year, Student Council hopes to mak...

Seniors run business passed down by alum

Salvatore Melilli ‘20 and Jimmy DiLoreto ‘20 relax on a break from lawn mowing and raking grass at one of their work sites. Griffin Gresge ‘20, the third company owner, is not pictured (Voytovich/LION)

Tessa Voytovich, Co-News Editor

September 20, 2019

Jimmy DiLoreto ‘20 pulls up to a house in Western Springs and cuts the engine on his black Toyota Tacoma. The Lynyrd Skynyrd playing through the radio stops and Salvatore Mellili ‘20 climbs out of the passenger seat. Griffin Gresge ‘20 follows behind, pulling the two lawn mowers out of the bed of t...

New business course implemented

The classroom is set up to be more similar to a business environment rather than a classroom (Joyner/LION).

Kaitlyn Joyner, Reporter and Photographer

September 19, 2019

After taking Intro to Business and Economics at South Campus, and Accounting at North Campus, Elizabeth Allan ‘20 was looking for another business course at LT to gain more experience before heading to college. She was overjoyed to find out LT has implemented Incubator Ed for the 2019-2020 school year....

Phone pockets become popular with English teachers

Student puts her phone in a phone pocket placed on the door of an English classroom before class (Fonseca/LION).

Brianna Fonseca, Reporter

September 19, 2019

Nicole Lombardi, an English teacher at LT, was becoming concerned with students distracted by their phones in class, rather than learning the material. This frustration inspired her to reach out to other English teachers and approach a higher authority for clarity on the phone policies within classrooms, L...

Welcome back

Welcome back

Olivia Janik and Diane Makovic

August 20, 2019

Dear LT students, staff, parents and members of the community,   The 2019-2020 school year has begun, and with it, here at LION Newspaper we are starting our coverage of school and community news. While our first print issue does not come out until Sept. 20, LION is dedicated to updating ...

People of LT: Issue 7

Anna McCormick, Reporter

May 23, 2019

Autumn Mines-Griffith '19 "My passion outside of school is baking! I have always had an interest in creating new things and also taking current things and adding my own touch on them. I have been baking for two years and I am currently enrolled in the TCD Professional and Baking program. I am able to lea...

College scandal impacts LT

Diane Makovic, Copy editor

May 23, 2019

With the exposition of the recent college admissions scandal in March, eight of the country’s most prestigious universities were put into the spotlight. Current junior students will apply to colleges next year aware that some were able to bribe their way into school. “I would feel more frustration...

LDS policy reversal

Mary Okkema, News co-editor

May 23, 2019

Oak park resident Holly Schuetz, a gay former member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, will never forget Nov. 5, 2015. She was lying in bed looking at emails and scrolling through Facebook when she first heard the news. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints announced a new ...

LT Board of Education

Harper Hill, News co-editor

May 23, 2019

As 2019 marked the end of three Board of Education members’ terms, the committee held a reorganization meeting on April 23 to swear in new members and thank those leaving the board for their years of service. John Polacek had served since 1989 and decided to retire from his position. Barbara Rosin...

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