LION Newspaper

Junior becomes ambassador for environmental organization

Dani Almase, Reporter

April 24, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

Greta Molek ‘20 first heard about the organization through her dad. Her dad’s employer works with the organization to clean the beaches four times a year. Molek was then inspired to get involved in preserving the environment by becoming an ambassador for the organization. “I wanted to be an am...

Congressman visits the new Investment Club

Congressman visits the new Investment Club

Lars Lonnroth, Managing editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

April 24, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Despite being less than a year old, LT’s new Investment Club recently received a high-profile visitor at an after-school meeting in SC room C210. On April 18, United States Congressman Dan Lipinski (D-Western Springs) spoke to members of the LT Investment Club about the many financial issues fac...

Pulitzer Prizes shed light on wounded newsrooms, both literal and metaphorical

Pulitzer Prizes shed light on wounded newsrooms, both literal and metaphorical

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

April 22, 2019


Filed under Lars Lonnroth's Media Mayhem, Online Exclusives, Opinion

In Annapolis, Md., June 28, five journalists at the Capital Gazette newspaper were murdered by a disillusioned man who had his questionable conduct scrutinized by the paper. They wrote a story detailing his history of harassing women and—as a result—he attempted to kill "everyone present" at the new...

Save club takes a stand

Save club takes a stand

Kate Ferrell, Freelance reporter

April 18, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

Last year four students in the science drop in center waited patiently for students to come in for help. As they waited their supervisor Patricia Callahan co-leader of Save Promise club was organizing papers for a Save event. Quinn Riordan’ 21 a tutor in the drop in watched Callahan curiously. “I...

LT introduces drone class

LT introduces drone class

Jake Pulciani, Freelance Reporter

April 15, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

LT Aviation and future drone class teacher David Root took an interest in the aviation programs at other schools. Root saw the different forms of drone classes in other schools, and figured it was time LT caught up. “I teach Aviation with our partnership with Embry-Riddle University and most ot...

Olivia O’Brien concert review

Olivia O’Brien concert review

Mia Bonfiglio, Reporter

April 13, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Reviews, Top Stories

An eager crowd filled the floor of Lincoln Hall on April 4, under the purple lights, as Olivia O’Brien walked out on stage. In a tank top, bomber jacket and biker shorts, she immediately gave off a strong stage presence as she danced around, singing an unreleased song. The venue was small but the ...

New members elected to school board

New members elected to school board

Diane Makovic and Liz Gremer

April 12, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

On April 2, three new board members were elected to the D204 school board. According to the Cook County Clerk unofficial results, Allison Kelly, Kari Dillon, and Barbara Rosinsky won the positions with 24%, 23%, and 19% of the votes respectively. While Kelly and Dillon will be serving their first term...

Teacher’s memoir selected for anthology

Mia Bonfiglio, Reporter

April 11, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Nicole Lombardi stood on stage at La Dama, an event hosted by the National Hispanic Institute on March 16 in the Reber Center, to empower women. She read a vulnerable piece of her memoir that tributes her mother. This 1,700 word piece was just one of many personal essays that are shaping Lombardi’s mem...

Climbing “The Dawn Wall”

Climbing “The Dawn Wall”

Diane Makovic, Copy editor

April 9, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion

You may have heard of the Academy Award winning documentary “Free Solo,” which follows rock climber Alex Honnold on his attempt to “free solo” climb El Capitan—a prestigious mountain in Yosemite National Park. While preparing for his solo ascent, Honnold went through practice climbs with fellow...

Do It For Dominic fundraiser helps preserve student’s legacy

Do It For Dominic fundraiser helps preserve student’s legacy

Nina Shearrill, Business Manager

April 8, 2019


Filed under Multimedia, News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

The ‘Do It For Dominic’ event has been raising funds and awareness for childhood cancer in the local La Grange and La Grange Park areas since 2008. After the passing of Ogden Avenue second-grader Dominic Cairo in 2011, Ogden Avenue Elementary Student Council and their advisor, Tara Peterson, began ...

College Week is coming to LT

College Week is coming to LT

Liz Gremer, Reporter

April 5, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

High school students, especially juniors and seniors, spend lots of their time thinking about college. In order to help raise awareness and celebrate senior’s admittance to college, LT’s College and Career Center is set to host its annual College Week April 8 to 12. “We want to raise [awaren...

Young adult author meets with SC students

Young adult author meets with SC students

John Hepp, Freelance Reporter

April 4, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives

For most of his childhood, Paul Volponi didn’t read. The New York native would pretend to read the books given to him by his teachers, and instead listened to what his classmates had to say about the books. However, a teacher had overheard him talking about a James Bond movie he had seen, and introd...

LT students immersed in Mexican culture

LT students immersed in Mexican culture

Nicole Klein, Reporter

April 4, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Over Spring Break, 17 LT students and 2 teachers went to Cuernavaca, Mexico. One of the places they visited was the orphanage, “Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos.” Here, the students played sports and talked with many kids. One child in particular had a wonderful singing voice. The students enjoyed see...

Check out our live coverage of Brownstock!

Check out our live coverage of Brownstock!

Isabel Tuisl, Website/Social Media co-editor

March 22, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Top Stories

If your classes aren’t attending Brownstock tomorrow, March 22, the LION's social media is the places to be! I, the Social Media manager of LION, am going to be updating you throughout the periods that Brownstock is occurring— second, third, sixth, seventh, and eighth. I will be tweeting, live stream...

Boys hoops has best playoff run in past 8 years

Boys hoops has best playoff run in past 8 years

Tommy Layden, Assistant Sports editor

March 21, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

After a prolific season, LT boys basketball was knocked out of the playoffs in the fourth round after losing to the 12th ranked team in the state, Geneva. They went into the postseason with a 21-8 record and had the longest postseason run in the last eight years. “[Geneva was] 30-1 so they have done a lot...

Point-Counterpoint: Should foreign language classes begin in kindergarten?

Point-Counterpoint: Should foreign language classes begin in kindergarten?

Liz Gremer and Diane Makovic

March 21, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion

Point: Profe will be proud by Liz Gremer I began taking Spanish in kindergarten. In elementary school, I learned the alphabet, basic grammar, as well as that “amarillo” means yellow. Going into high school, I had tested out of Spanish I and began Spanish II as a freshman. This year, I am tak...

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