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Sophomore plays goalie for varsity water polo

Reese Komsthoeft, Freelance Reporter

December 8, 2017


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Eleven-year-old Grace Wantuck ‘20 watched from the concession stand at SC while her older sister was playing water polo. Her parents told her to give the sport a try, but Wantuck shunned the thought for years. When she finally  jumped in the pool and put a ball in her palm though, she knew water p...

Poms team performs touching dance routine

Anna McCormick, Freelance Reporter

December 5, 2017


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Ella Ruston ‘20 and her teammate, Elizabeth Wood ’20, hoped to impress the judges by dancing the powerful message of the song “Praying” at their upcoming poms competition.On Dec. 2, the LT junior varsity poms team went to Gardner South Wilmington High School to compete in its first poms competition ...

Peer Leadership hosts 8th grade tours

Liz Gremer, Freelance Reporter

November 27, 2017


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Peer Leadership Club has begun to plan the student led tours to be given to incoming freshmen in the upcoming months to help acquaint the eighth graders to the halls of SC. The first tours begin Dec. 5 for parochial and private schools that feed into LT, SC Peer Leadership Advisor Joan Cushing said. “We h...

Poetry returns to stage for second year in a row

Poetry returns to stage for second year in a row

Taylor Schmitt, Reporter

November 14, 2017


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The LTHS Theatre Board will present "Got Poetry? Volume II" in the Reber Center at NC on Nov. 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. Over 40 poems will be performed by the cast of just eight actors, who interpreted and staged the entire show themselves, with the aid of Director Ann Dudek. "Poetry is difficult, be...

Civics class encourages students

Isabelle Reynolds, Freelance Reporter

November 10, 2017


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This summer Ben Lafontaine, and the other Civics teachers were required to create a new class for LT sophomores. They used this as an opportunity to construct a meaningful class for LT students. The class includes a semester long project that will challenge students to make a change in their community...

Western Springs removes water fountains

Western Springs removes water fountains

Diane Makovic, Freelance Reporter

November 9, 2017


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The decision to remove the fountains instead of simply shutting them down was easy for Western Springs Park Board President Chris Dallavo. “Once we found that the elevated lead levels were there, there was no issue that they had to be shut down,” Dallavo said. “I found no benefit to having a...

Culinary arts students visit Joliet Junior College

Anna McCormick, Freelance Reporter

November 8, 2017


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Ellie Ahrens ‘20, along with four other students, stood in front of their assigned group with blindfolds on. Unaware of what was going to be given to them to eat, Ahrens was a little nervous. Ahrens was handed a hard, circular shaped food and placed it in her mouth. She tasted something tangy, and...

Lyons fall to Curie

Lyons fall to Curie

Luke Lusson, Sports Editor

October 29, 2017


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The 18th seeded Curie Condors came into Saturday’s first round playoff matchup with a trick up their sleeve. Rather than sending the ball deep on the opening kickoff, the Condors risked giving LT solid field position and surprised the Lions with an onside kick. The risk paid off for the Condors, who...

Glass Animals produce “How To Be A Human Being”

Glass Animals produce “How To Be A Human Being”

Mac Most, Freelance Reporter

October 19, 2017


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Glass Animals were able to grab a lot of people’s attention with their third album, “How To Be A Human Being” (released in 2016). This English four man group has been able to increase their popularity alongside other electronic indie bands like Alt-J, Vampire Weekend and Portugal. Lead sing...

LT produces “Our Town”

Nicole Klein, Freelance Reporter

October 17, 2017


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In an effort to entertain and teach the community about the importance of personal connections, LT is putting on the production of "Our Town." "I would say the theme of the play is to portray how the things that matter in life are usually not the things we spend the most time on," Director Lawrence...

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 ...

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