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No thoughts, no prayers

No thoughts, no prayers

Camilla Breen, Assistant Photo Editor

February 18, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion

Valentine’s day is supposed to be a day filled with love. However, for students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fl., the day was quickly turned upside down as a former student opened fire and fatally shot 17 people, injuring many more. This is one of the several school shootin...

Speech qualifies for state

Speech qualifies for state

Mary Okkema, Assistant Online Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

Ten LT Speech Team members competed at Sectionals School on Feb. 10 at Elk Grove High. LT’s sectional is known for being the most competitive in the state. The entire tournament was a rollercoaster of emotions, because for some students this would be their last high school competition.   Four ...

Lars Lonnroth’s Media Mayhem: The LION’s look at media, journalism and the world

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

February 12, 2018


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

The media is a field that carries significant clout and influence on the world around us. The media shines a light on the things that impact people’s lives, but the media also impacts people’s lives. The content churned out daily by media organizations across the nation impacts how people view the wor...

LT alumnus advances to Super Bowl

LT alumnus advances to Super Bowl

Mikaela Larson, Sports Editor

January 23, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

Since the Sept. 22 issue of the LION Newspaper, alumnus Jake Elliott ‘13 become a recognized name throughout the NFL. The Sunday after the issue, Elliott broke the Philadelphia Eagles record for longest field goal kicked at 61 yards on Sept. 24 to win the game. Now, he is on the nation’s biggest s...

Christkindlmarket brings holiday spirit to Chicago

Christkindlmarket brings holiday spirit to Chicago

Grace DeKoker, Copy editor

December 22, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusives, Pulse, Top Stories

The most wonderful time of the year is marked by a few signs in the city of Chicago: the strings of lights along Michigan Avenue, the Willis Tower antennae lit up with green and red, and, of course, the opening of the annual Christkindlmarkt. Located at Daley Plaza, the Christkindlmarkt has been running in Chica...

Season of giving: LT students raise $1,000 for Secret Santa

Season of giving: LT students raise $1,000 for Secret Santa

Travis Morales, Freelance Reporter

December 18, 2017


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Christmas has come early to eight children in need, thanks to the heroic efforts from 29 LT students. Students from the Social Awareness and Perspective-Taking Class at LT fundraised during class and solicited donations from teachers, classmates, friends, and family outside of class. In a span of only...

BEDS constructs new permanent housing for chronically homeless

Nicole Klein, Freelance Reporter

December 11, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusives

After being involved with BEDS Plus for about 20 years, Board of Directors Treasurer Richard Hillsman has seen many people that have been helped by the organization. One person he will always remember is a gentleman that lived on the street for two years and began using BEDS overnight shelters. Since ...

Sophomore plays goalie for varsity water polo

Reese Komsthoeft, Freelance Reporter

December 8, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusives

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


Filed under Online Exclusives

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


Filed under Online Exclusives

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


Filed under Online Exclusives, Top Stories

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


Filed under Online Exclusives

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


Filed under Online Exclusives, Top Stories

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


Filed under Online Exclusives

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


Filed under Articles, Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

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


Filed under Online Exclusives

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...

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