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Boys Gymnastics Team poses with State Trophy (Photo courtesy of Bill Stone)

Boys varsity gymnastics wins IHSA State Championship

Gabriella Rauf, Reporter May 27, 2021

The LT boys gymnastics team competed in the IHSA State Championships at the University of Illinois campus. On May 15, the team finished with a total score of 157.2, 3.05 ahead of the second place team,...

From left Humzah Ali, Patrick Monahan, Jacob Muth, and William Hadraba (photo by Scott Walker).

Senior expands fishing club

William Hadraba ‘21 builds up fishing team
Ella Mahaney, Reporter May 25, 2021

When William Hadraba ‘21 was 2 years old, his mom put a fishing rod in his hand. Since then, he has not stopped fishing. At LT, Hadraba joined the fishing club his freshman year and started to compete...

Free breakfast provided by school

Students unable to receive P-EBT cards

Free meals offered to students due to school’s inability to distribute benefit cards
Janessa Mosqueda & Abe Morales, Reporter May 21, 2021

For most students and their families, the COVID-19 pandemic has posed various new challenges. Many families of students who qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch now rely on their school or local government...

We need a required vaccine

We need a required vaccine

Brooke Chomko, Reporter May 18, 2021

With the school administration’s recent announcement of a full return to school in the fall of 2021 and a shift back to the normal class schedule, it is key that the students and staff are kept as safe...

MMB burger

Milk Money Brewing Company brings first brewery to LaGrange

Morgan Fry, Reporter May 18, 2021

Floor to ceiling open windows beckon guests into Milk Money Brewing Company from the moment they walk by the restaurant on LaGrange road. Turquoise accents in the seating, black metal bars running across...

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LION wins multiple IJEA awards

Print, online and multimedia award winners listed
Rory Quealy, Assistant Web Editor May 14, 2021

LION won 16 individual awards and two overall awards in print and online in the 2021 Illinois Journalism Education Association statewide contest. The newspaper was entered in Division 5 for schools with...

Podcast: The Achievement Gap at LTHS episode 4

Podcast: The Achievement Gap at LTHS episode 4

https://soundcloud.com/user-903044561/mini-series-the-achievement-gap-at-lths-ep-4  

Principal Tyrrell meets LT faculty and staff at the Wellness Walk before school on Friday May 7 (photos by Randy Antlept).

Administration hires new principal

Board of education selects Jennifer Tyrrell as new principal
Grace Moore, Reporter May 11, 2021

LT hired a new principal, Jennifer Tyrrell, on April 19. She will be replacing Brian Waterman who was promoted to superintendent.  Tyrrell was a physical education teacher and coach at Stagg High School...

Podcast: The Achievement Gap at LTHS episode 3

Podcast: The Achievement Gap at LTHS episode 3

Janessa Mosqueda & Abe Morales, Reporter May 7, 2021

https://soundcloud.com/user-903044561/mini-series-the-achievement-gap-at-lths-ep-3

Debate Team poses in front of North Campus after Friday competition (photo courtesy of Mahoney)

Congressional Debate Team competes at IHSA state competition

Six students advance to semifinals at virtual meet
Gabriella Rauf, Reporter April 30, 2021

Six semifinalists from the LTHS Congressional Debate Team competed for IHSA state in a two-day tournament that went from Friday, March 12 to Saturday, March 13. The team members were scattered around the...

Mr. LT participants decorating buckets to collect donations

Mr. LT Pageant returns for 2020-2021 school year

LT hosts pageant with COVID-19 precautions in place
Janessa Mosqueda, Reporter April 22, 2021

The Mr. LT Pageant will occur on Friday, May 14, although it will look different compared to previous years. Since January, organizers Taylor Schullo ‘21 and Morgan Kearney ‘21 have been coming up...

Artichoke pesto with grilled peppers pizza
(photo by Brooke Chomko/LION)

Billy Bricks brings new pizza spot to LaGrange

Brooke Chomko, Reporter April 22, 2021

Even with LaGrange’s proximity to the quality pizza places Chicago boasts, we have our fair share of well-loved spots in our own downtown area. With the closure of Fireside pizza, a new establishment,...

French Club hosts cook-alongs

George Ross, Freelance Writer April 20, 2021

Due to COVID-19, this year the French Club has had to come up with a new idea. About 20 to 30 students participated in cook-alongs provided by the French Club. “Normally French Club does outings to...

LT book club reads books in honor of Black History Month

Catherine Crousore, Freelance Writer April 12, 2021

In honor of Black History month in February, LT’s book club read books written by Black authors to commemorate and educate members on Black history.  “We thought it was important to honor BLM [Black...

Best Buddies plans in-person meeting

Mckinley Huffman, Freelance Writer April 12, 2021

The previously fully-remote Best Buddies club is scheduled to have an in-person, outdoor Friendship Walk this April due to changes in COVID-19 restrictions.   In late October 2020, Best Buddies began...

Nelson dribbles the ball down the court at a home game (photo by Kaitlin Preussner ‘21)

Boys team caps off basketball season

Aidan Wirtz April 9, 2021

With no summer league and less preparation than usual, the boys basketball team made the most of a shorter season, starting shooting guard Tavari Johnson ‘22 said.  “The team connection has been...

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