LION Newspaper

Tentative teacher contract reached

Tentative teacher contract reached

Grace DeKoker, Editor-in-Chief

December 13, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

As of the Nov. 19 Board of Education meeting, negotiations for a new contract for LT teaching staff were still in progress. There have been two closed meetings since then, where both the School Board as well as the Lyons Township Education Association had their negotiating parties present and discussion...

2018 GRAMMY’s nominations

2018 GRAMMY’s nominations

December 13, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

The 2018 GRAMMY nominations are out for the Feb. 10, 61st GRAMMY Awards, and I’m here to recap the nominees of the most popular categories for you. General Field: Record Of The Year - God’s Plan/Drake, Shallow/Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, All The Stars/Kendrick Lamar & SZA, Rockstar/P...

The Aragon Ballroom parties with Carti

The Aragon Ballroom parties with Carti

Xavier McDonald, Freelance Reporter

December 13, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

On a snowy night in Uptown, Chicago, Playboi Carti made a quick stop to The Aragon Ballroom on Nov. 15 that left the audience joyful but bruised from the insane mosh pits and inexpensive tickets, costing only $35. The concert was the sixth stop of 22 dates of his current Neon Tour, in which he is trav...

Hinsdale Central Pool thrown into uncertainty (video)

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

December 11, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Online Exclusives

Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South High Schools are in a sticky situation after a referendum seeking millions of dollars in funding for infrastructural improvements failed. Now, the schools may be forced to make deep cuts to many programs and facilities—potentially even their pool and swim team.  ...

Play ‘Lend Me A Tenor’ takes LT stage

Play ‘Lend Me A Tenor’ takes LT stage

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

December 11, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

The LT Theatre department presented Ken Ludwig’s “Lend Me A Tenor” on the weekend of Dec. 9. The humorous play tells the story of a big shot Italian singer who suddenly can not perform at an engagement in Cleveland, forcing the other characters to try to fix the situation. “Every scene, bac...

NHI gives the gift of inspiration this holiday season

NHI gives the gift of inspiration this holiday season

Travis Morales, Freelance Writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

The sight of juicy steak and chicken fajitas combined with sweet churros is only a sliver of what Noche Navideña—or Christmas Night in English—offered on Dec. 7. For the second year in a row, LT students, faculty and the National Hispanic Institute (NHI) club came together to truly learn about the...

It’s Coffee Time!!!! (video review)

Camilla Breen, Pilar Valdes, and Georgia Dougherty

December 6, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Online Exclusives, Pulse, Videos

Where's the best place to get your caffeine fix? LION staffers Pulse co-editors Camilla Breen '19 and Georgia Dougherty '19 and Art Director Pilar Valdes '19 seek out the answer for you. Do you agree? Disagree? Are furious we didn't review your go-to coffee place? Let us know in the comments o...

The 1975’s “A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships” review

The 1975’s “A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships” review

Camilla Breen and Isabel Tuisl

December 5, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Reviews, Top Stories

Listening party (Isabel): On Nov. 30, the official release date of The 1975’s “A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships,” listening parties occured in places all over the nation. Chicago’s party took place at 7pm. at Shuga Records (1272 N Milwaukee Ave in Wicker Park). When my friend and I en...

Energetic performance by Josie Dunne gets crowd on its feet

Energetic performance by Josie Dunne gets crowd on its feet

Isabel Tuisl, Social Media Manager/Website co-editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Reviews, Top Stories

Josie Dunne ‘15 captivated her audience at her hometown show on Nov. 20 with her positive and energetic presence as she jumped around the stage all night, along with her family and friends who came out to support her. Approaching the venue, Park West, I could already tell it was sort of a strang...

Podcast: Happenings of the Halls ep. 3 (Teacher Contracts)

Podcast: Happenings of the Halls ep. 3 (Teacher Contracts)

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

December 3, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Online Exclusives

For almost an entire semester, LT teachers have been working without a contract. Behind the scenes, the school administration and the teacher’s union have been unable to work out the details to produce a contract both parties agree on. Also, Over the past couple years, Illinois high school students...

Pilar’s Playlist edition 9

Pilar’s Playlist edition 9

Pilar Valdes, Art Director

December 2, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Pilar's Playlist, Top Stories

I have spent a LOT of time indoors these past few weeks. For starters, I don’t know if you guys have noticed, but it’s cold outside. Then mother nature handed us some beautiful snow, and Dr. Kilrea handed us a snow day. I like being outside, especially in the winter because I think snow is the most b...

NFL Podcast November 2018

Hayden Claesson and Tommy Layden, Sports Editor and Assistant Sports Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Online Exclusives, Sports, Uncategorized

For the third time this year, we have teamed up with sports director Jacob Nevis '19 of WLTL to create a podcast covering the Chicago Bears and other NFL action. For more sports coverage, tune into the WLTL app or on 88.1 Thursday nights from 8-10 p.m. ...

Mumford and Sons find new sound with recent album “Delta”

Mumford and Sons find new sound with recent album “Delta”

Georgia Dougherty, Pulse co-editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

The first record I ever got was Mumford and Sons’ “Sigh No More” album. I can very easily say that their new album, “Delta,” will be on my Christmas list. “Delta” is the band’s third consecutive number one album in the U.S., topping the Billboard 200; however, it strays from their usual...

Streetlight Manifesto brings ska, community to Chicago

Streetlight Manifesto brings ska, community to Chicago

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

November 25, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

The moment Streetlight Manifesto strutted on the stage at the Riviera on Nov. 17, the crowd erupted into euphoria. But beyond the initial ecstasy that occurs at every concert, the moment the band played its first note, it went from euphoria to bedlam—in a good way. When the band played the first notes of “E...

Pilar’s Playlist edition 8

Pilar’s Playlist edition 8

Pilar Valdes, Art Director

November 25, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Pilar's Playlist

I hope everyone had a very merry Thanksgiving and enjoyed listening to “brejes” this week. Hopefully the spirit of the holidays and my playlist dedicated to my brothers (still the softest thing I’ve ever done) brought you a little closer to your family this Thursday; that is, until your crazy uncle s...

LGHWC holds craft fair, donates to charity of the year

Isabel Tuisl, Website/ Social Media co-editor

November 23, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

About 70 vendors set their booths up in the auditorium of Highlands Middle School for the 24th annual La Grange Highlands Woman’s Club (LGHWC) craft fair on Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free event consisted of raffles, a bake sale, handmade products for purchase, a food court and more. Every y...

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