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“Ralph Breaks the Internet” Movie Review

“Ralph Breaks the Internet” Movie Review

Dani Almase, Reporter

May 15, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion

Disney movies are the iconic representation of innocence, joy, and love that shapes the childhood of many people. When people think of their youth, they often imagine their favorite Disney movie. That is why I always thought of “Wreck It Ralph” as a part of my innocence. I was 10 years old when the fir...

English teacher pursues passion

English teacher pursues passion

Isabel Tuisl, Social Media Manager/Website co-editor

May 15, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Tom Stukel, an English teacher at LT for the past 14 years, is also the drummer of The Jam Alker Band. Jamie “Jam” Alker formed the band after becoming sober after a decade of abusing drugs. He [eventually] found his way back to his guitar and began to spin his experiences into stories told through...

eSports finishes second in NIU competition

eSports finishes second in NIU competition

Dani Almase, Reporter

May 10, 2019


Filed under Articles, News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

The long battle in the championship match on May 4 saw the LT eSports team emerge as the second best eSports team in Illinois behind Naperville North. The tournament marked the club’s first in-person competition, traveling to the NIU eSports Arena that recently opened this month in Naperville. “It...

Theatre Board performs ‘Tens by Teens’

Theatre Board performs ‘Tens by Teens’

Nicole Klein, Reporter

May 6, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

On May 1, 2 and 3, LT students performed "Tens by Teens" in the Performing Arts Center at SC. The show consisted of 10 plays each running around 10 minutes that were written, directed and performed by students. “This is why I became a teacher,” Lawrence Keller, the show’s producer, said. "...

Students give grants, learn about philanthropy

Students give grants, learn about philanthropy

Lars Lonnroth, Managing editor of Breaking News/Multimedia Content

May 6, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

From December to March, students from both LT and Nazareth Academy gathered every other week at the Plymouth Place retirement home’s first floor classroom with a goal: determining how they, as students, can work to improve their community. As part of the brand-new Youth Community Changemaker (YC2) progr...

Alcohol presentation raises awareness

Alcohol presentation raises awareness

Isabel Tuisl, Website/social media co-editor

May 1, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

A presentation about alcohol called “Alcohol’s Effect on the Adolescent Brain and Body” was given by Sahib S. Gill, M.D., a certified family physician in Westmont, Illinois, who is also affiliated with AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago. The presentation, which took place April 23 in th...

Junior becomes ambassador for environmental organization

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 ...

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