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LT Model UN places second at Sandburg, travels to WUMUNC

Margaret Kahn, Freelance Reporter

October 16, 2017


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As multiple conferences approach in multiple states, Model UN students are beginning to plan for debates over world issues with kids from around the country.              “MUN is basically a debate club about world issues," MUN founder John Cronfel said. "You pretend that you are...

Comfort dog brings help, compassion to community

Comfort dog brings help, compassion to community

Diane Makovic, Freelance Reporter

October 13, 2017


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In order to provide compassion to anyone suffering or in need, a comfort dog named Angel visits schools, nursing homes and places undergoing emergencies. Angel is associated with a charity called Lutheran Church Charities, and she is owned by St. John’s Lutheran Church located at 505 S. Park Rd....

Hands-on experiences available at LT in the many fields of science

James King, Freelance Reporter

October 4, 2017


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Students are getting more hands-on experience in the many fields of science by joining together and participating in local high school competitions.  On November 18th at Palatine High School the Lyons Township High School Science Olympiad team will be dressing up as construction workers and putting their ...

LT begins new AP class, open to freshmen, sophomores

Grace Weismantel, Freelance Reporter

October 3, 2017


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Hoping to give students a challenge with content and skill building, LT has began A.P. Human Geography, a new class available for freshmen and sophomores. “I am very excited for students in this class,” social studies teacher James Milkert said. “A.P. Human Geography focuses on encouraging students...

LT students prepare for fall Snowball

Reese Komsthoeft, Freelance Reporter

October 2, 2017


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The word snowball brings forth images of a small, circular icy ball, but when LT students hear it, they think of the weekend retreat that comes around twice a year. They learn about social issues and themselves, and the fall retreat is almost here.   Snowball is a weekend retreat to Camp Mclean on the first weekend of November. Around 225-250 students attend snowba...

Ed Sheeran dazzles crowd at Allstate Arena

Ed Sheeran dazzles crowd at Allstate Arena

Georgia Dougherty, Business Manager

September 26, 2017


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One might think that one man and a guitar would not be enough to entertain the entirety of the Allstate Arena. If that is the case, this person has not seen Ed Sheeran perform live. Sheeran’s concert consists of him, his guitar, and a loop, which allows him to repeat recorded sounds with a pedal to ...

Football experience helps LT freshman learn life lessons

Diane Makovic, Freelance Reporter

September 13, 2017


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At 9:00 in the morning on August 26th at Sandburg High School, Landon Gartner ’21 waited for the opening kickoff of the first football game. The ball was caught by LT, while Gartner ran into an opposing back tackle. LT fumbled the ball and lost possession. The game continued into the third quarter....

Homecoming to experience the American Dream

Travis Morales, Freelance Reporter

September 8, 2017


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Along with the Lion’s roar, the roar of the 1920’s will be heard from LT, as students turn back the clock and welcome the Roaring Twenties era and the world of Great Gatsby to homecoming. The old-fashioned theme may lead to a boost in attendance, Student Council President Brandt Siegfried ’18...

Zac Brown Band strums excellence at Wrigley Field

Zac Brown Band strums excellence at Wrigley Field

Brandt Siegfried, Online/Social Media Editor

September 5, 2017


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For any country lover, Zac Brown Band is a beloved favorite. From “Chicken Fried” to “Toes,” the band's anthems blare from radios as fans of all ages welcome summertime. Zac Brown filled Wrigley Field on Aug. 26 in an awesome display of showmanship and musical art. If you have not attended...

Pritzker taps State Rep. Juliana Stratton as running mate

Pritzker taps State Rep. Juliana Stratton as running mate

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

August 10, 2017


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Illinois Democratic candidate for governor JB Pritzker officially tapped state Rep. Juliana Stratton as his running mate late Thursday morning, one of the first major candidates to make that decision.   Stratton, a freshman representative only elected to the General Assembly in 2016, was p...

Soda tax provokes changes, confusion at local businesses

Soda tax provokes changes, confusion at local businesses

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

August 4, 2017


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Di Nico’s Pizza in La Grange is no longer giving away free drinks with every slice of pizza sold at the establishment, changing their policy on Wednesday as a result of Cook County’s new penny-per-ounce tax on soda and sugary drinks going into effect, a store manager told The LION.   Bob...

Health Care bill fails in Senate

Health Care bill fails in Senate

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

July 30, 2017


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After the Republican leaders in the Senate successfully mustered enough votes to pass a procedure to initiate debate on how to best follow-through on Republican’s years-long promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the senator who was critical in the passage of that procedural vote ended u...

Illinois budget approved

Illinois budget approved

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

July 12, 2017


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Politicians in Springfield brought the nearly 3-year-long budget impasse to a close July 6 when lawmakers voted to override the veto of Gov. Bruce Rauner, a Republican, restoring a full budget to a state that has been lacking one for the majority of Rauner’s term.   “The people in this chamber today did not ...

Trump son met with Russian lawyer who claimed to have ‘incriminating’ info on Clinton

Trump son met with Russian lawyer who claimed to have ‘incriminating’ info on Clinton

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

July 11, 2017


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WASHINGTON—A meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian Attorney who claimed to have information that would incriminate Hillary Clinton has offered more insight to when some members of the campaign of now-President Donald Trump knew of Russian Interference in The U.S. Election. Newly-released ema...

President faces widespread condemnation over Morning Joe tweets

President faces widespread condemnation over Morning Joe tweets

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

July 2, 2017


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A feud between President Donald Trump and the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, has resulted in a barrage of criticism towards the president after unleashing a two-tweet tirade on June 29 against two individuals whom he used to be friendly with back when he was ...

Illinois Republican Leader and LT alumnus resigns from Senate

Illinois Republican Leader and LT alumnus resigns from Senate

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

July 1, 2017


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Springfield—Christine Radogno, the Senate Republican Leader in the Illinois General Assembly and an LT alumnus, has officially abducted her position in the Republican Leadership and from the Senate Saturday to “focus on my personal life” and spend more time with her grandkids, the senator said...

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