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Silence the fear on suppressors

Silence the fear on suppressors

Danny Kilrea, Copy editor

January 23, 2017


Filed under oct 27, Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

IL SB206, which proposes gun suppressors (silencers) to be legalized, will be voted on by the Illinois Senate this week. At first, this sounded ludicrous to me. Gun suppressors would be legalized? I thought it was impossible for the bill to even pass the preliminary stages, especially in a primarily...

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Sydney Hansen, News co-editors

October 27, 2016


Filed under oct 27, Special Section

Highly controversial yet politically experienced, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton made history by becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party.   As a former NY Senator and U.S. Secretary of State, as well as First Lady to former president Bill Clinton,...

Donald J. Trump

Donald J. Trump

Danny Kilrea, Copy editior

October 27, 2016


Filed under oct 27, Special Section

The 2016 election may be considered one of the most peculiar elections in American history. It became especially unusual when Donald J. Trump announced his candidacy for President.  It was unexpected that a reality TV show star and a beauty pageant owner would end up being the Republican party nominee. ...

Hockey club gains attention

Mikaela Larson, Reporter

October 27, 2016


Filed under Articles, oct 27, Sports

The LT hockey boys knew they were in for a challenge when it came to playing St. Rita on the road Sept. 15. Not only was St. Rita a top-10 team for most of the 2015-16 season, but they had also knocked out LT during the state championship tournament that same year. After a competitive, tension-filled...

Forcing fear

Thomas Atseff, Opinions editor

October 27, 2016


Filed under Editorials, oct 27, Opinion

If you have ever watched CNN, msNBC, Fox News or any other mainstream news media program, you are constantly reminded that at any moment you may be killed in a terrorist attack. If you watch or read any of these networks, to you, ISIS is invading America every day, Russia is trying to take over the world...

Veterans dominate court

Greta Markey, Copy Editor

October 27, 2016


Filed under Articles, oct 27, Sports

As girls varsity volleyball nears the end of its season with a record of 12-4, Abby Vulich '17 and Rhiannon Schueunemann '17 recognize the hard work and dedication it will take for their team to make it to state this season.   "Going into regionals and sectionals, one thing we have to keep in mind i...

Safe spaces don’t make a safe school

Tim Mikulski, Art director

October 27, 2016


Filed under oct 27, Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

It makes sense that talk of safe spaces is centered on places of education. High school and college are intensely formative times, and students encounter frequent new ideas compared to the relative isolation that middle and elementary schools provide. LT students are receptive to each others’ ideas;...

Mark Kirk Campaign

Brandt Siegfried, Reporter

October 27, 2016


Filed under oct 27, Special Section

On Nov. 2, 2010, Republican Mark Kirk was declared the winner of President Barack Obama’s former Senate seat. Kirk narrowly defeated Illinois treasurer Alexi Giannoulias 48 percent to 46 percent in a Republican wave year, joining five other freshmen Republicans in the Senate. This November, Kirk fac...

The divided states of America

October 27, 2016


Filed under Editorials, oct 27, Opinion

A Gallup Poll found in 2011 that only 44 percent of Americans believe that the next generation will have a better life than their parents. This is the lowest amount of Americans since the question was first asked in 1983. America’s unity has always been in question, dating back to the beginning...

Go safe or go home

Juliana Halpin, Managing editor of online content/social media content

October 27, 2016


Filed under oct 27, Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

Whether it is intentional or unintentional, those who argue that safe spaces are unnecessary and have no place on school campuses are inadvertently arguing for students and staff to feel unsafe while on school grounds. Safe spaces have historically been places where groups of people with common characteristics...

Security for students

October 27, 2016


Filed under Editorials, oct 27, Opinion

The common misconception regarding our town is that we live in a perfect community. Tragedy has hit us in the past, and even if crime hasn’t personally affected you, letting your guard down and blowing caution to the wind just because we live in a “pleasant suburb” is foolish. But most of us do...

Issue #2 10-27-17

October 27, 2016


Filed under oct 27, Print Issues

Today’s assignment: Kindness

Hallie Coleman

October 27, 2016


Filed under Guest Columns, oct 27, Opinion

Although we LT students are blessed to go to a school with endless opportunities and such brilliant students, I believe this is also one of the hardest parts of attending LT. Students are so focused on ACT scores and GPAs that along the way we forget how to be kind to one another. I have deeply struggled...

Tammy Duckworth campaign

Tammy Duckworth campaign

Sheirdan Spiess, Pulse co-editors

October 27, 2016


Filed under oct 27, Special Section

Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth is an Iraq War Veteran and former Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs. She has been a U.S. Representative of the 8th Congressional District of Illinois since 2013. Before that, she was a director for Illinois Veterans Affairs Department. During her time in the Iraq War sh...

Letter to the editor Josh Leak ‘17

Josh Leak

October 27, 2016


Filed under Guest Columns, oct 27, Opinion

Growing up, I had some of the best examples of Black Men to look up to. My Uncle Garry, the educated, smart, caring pastor who instilled in me the importance of sacrifice. He taught me how a Black Man should stand tall and walk. His son Scottie, the brave, smart, talented teacher who taught me that love...

Competition awaits cheer

Maddy Cohen, Assistant Pulse Editor

October 27, 2016


Filed under News, oct 27

  As tryouts for winter sports are approaching, another activity will be offered to all students: competitive cheerleading. After many years of consideration, cheer coaches Bobette Pulliam, Jennifer Bigenwald, Jessica Drogos, and Bridget Martino, with the help of many students, took the steps t...

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