LION Newspaper

College Week is coming to LT

College Week is coming to LT

Liz Gremer, Reporter

April 5, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

High school students, especially juniors and seniors, spend lots of their time thinking about college. In order to help raise awareness and celebrate senior’s admittance to college, LT’s College and Career Center is set to host its annual College Week April 8 to 12. “We want to raise [awaren...

Young adult author meets with SC students

Young adult author meets with SC students

John Hepp, Freelance Reporter

April 4, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives

For most of his childhood, Paul Volponi didn’t read. The New York native would pretend to read the books given to him by his teachers, and instead listened to what his classmates had to say about the books. However, a teacher had overheard him talking about a James Bond movie he had seen, and introd...

LT students immersed in Mexican culture

LT students immersed in Mexican culture

Nicole Klein, Reporter

April 4, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Over Spring Break, 17 LT students and 2 teachers went to Cuernavaca, Mexico. One of the places they visited was the orphanage, “Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos.” Here, the students played sports and talked with many kids. One child in particular had a wonderful singing voice. The students enjoyed see...

Check out our live coverage of Brownstock!

Check out our live coverage of Brownstock!

Isabel Tuisl, Website/Social Media co-editor

March 22, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Top Stories

If your classes aren’t attending Brownstock tomorrow, March 22, the LION's social media is the places to be! I, the Social Media manager of LION, am going to be updating you throughout the periods that Brownstock is occurring— second, third, sixth, seventh, and eighth. I will be tweeting, live stream...

Boys hoops has best playoff run in past 8 years

Boys hoops has best playoff run in past 8 years

Tommy Layden, Assistant Sports editor

March 21, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

After a prolific season, LT boys basketball was knocked out of the playoffs in the fourth round after losing to the 12th ranked team in the state, Geneva. They went into the postseason with a 21-8 record and had the longest postseason run in the last eight years. “[Geneva was] 30-1 so they have done a lot...

Point-Counterpoint: Should foreign language classes begin in kindergarten?

Point-Counterpoint: Should foreign language classes begin in kindergarten?

Liz Gremer and Diane Makovic

March 21, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion

Point: Profe will be proud by Liz Gremer I began taking Spanish in kindergarten. In elementary school, I learned the alphabet, basic grammar, as well as that “amarillo” means yellow. Going into high school, I had tested out of Spanish I and began Spanish II as a freshman. This year, I am tak...

Daniel Hartman hired as new LT football coach

Daniel Hartman hired as new LT football coach

Diane Makovic, Copy editor

March 20, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

LT recently hired former Hinsdale Central varsity football coach Daniel Hartman to replace coach Kurt Weinberg, who announced his retirement earlier this year. Hartman presented his coaching philosophy at a parent-player meeting on March 19 at 6:30 in the NC Reber Center. “There is a fierce rival...

McClure educates people on issues of mental health

McClure educates people on issues of mental health

Delaney Sullivan, Freelance reporter

March 18, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

McClure Junior High School hosted a meeting on Feb. 21 for parents and eighth graders to inform them about the current struggles of mental health in our society. Eighth grader Jack Sluis, was shocked about what he had learned. He had no idea that mental health affects as many people as it does. He did...

La Grange considers townhouses to replace children’s home

La Grange considers townhouses to replace children’s home

Nina Shearrill, Business manager

March 15, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

For over 100 years the Illinois Masonic Children’s home—located at 441 9th Ave. in LaGrange—acted as at first an orphanage, and then a group home. After its closing in 2017, the lot still houses several buildings that are not in use. M/I Homes, a home-building company, set its sights on the unused lo...

LT troubleshoots Internet issues

LT troubleshoots Internet issues

Taylor Schmitt, Website/Social Media co-editor

March 14, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

Since Wi-Fi was made available to students on Jan. 16 this year, the district has been experiencing Internet access issues. The issues affect every device across the district network, including the district-owned PC’s in the DC, as well as students’ private devices. “Bluntly, when things are...

Mavros Festival to showcase theater students

Mavros Festival to showcase theater students

Mia Bonfiglio, Reporter

March 13, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

The annual Donna Mavros Student Directed One Act Play Festival will take place this weekend, including two plays, one called After Math directed by Taylor Schmitt ‘19 and the other is Hectate Hill directed by Ellie Burke ‘19. “[Directing] has been a really interesting experience,” Schmitt said....

Chess team goes to state

Chess team goes to state

Nina Shearrill, Business manager

March 12, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

Despite the fact that the chess team started just last year, they have taken no time in gathering up dedicated members and even making it to state. By practicing twice a week and receiving help from professional chess players, LT was able to take nine of their Chess Team’s members to state. During th...

LT student section named finalist in IHSA competition

LT student section named finalist in IHSA competition

Mia Bonfiglio, Reporter

March 12, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

The IHSA Student Section Showdown selected LT’s student section as a finalist in the competition of the best student sections. LTTV produced a video for the contest and eight students will be sent to the competition to represent LT. “The talent and school spirit that is shown through these vide...

LT students react to NC bathroom incident

LT students react to NC bathroom incident

Diane Makovic, Copy editor

March 11, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

After a female LT student was assaulted in a NC bathroom on Feb. 14, students have expressed wariness being in school restrooms alone.     “I make sure to not go into bathrooms alone, especially in the Vaughan building,” Leah Dillon ‘20 said. “I try to get another girl to go with me.”...

Business Professionals of America head to Nationals

Business Professionals of America head to Nationals

Liz Gremer, Reporter

March 8, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

Following a strong showing throughout their entire season and the state meet, Business Professionals of America (BPA) is sending four of its members to the national competition May 1-5 in Anaheim, CA. “I love seeing the pride they have for what they accomplished,” advisor Jennifer Walker said. “They sh...

La Grange library cuts ribbon celebrating grand opening

La Grange library cuts ribbon celebrating grand opening

Lulu Griffin, Freelance Reporter

March 6, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

The La Grange Public Library hosted a ribbon-cutting reception to celebrate the grand opening of the newly renovated facility. “The library is the real heartbeat of the village,” Village President Tom Livingston said. “It’s always good to modernize in order to attract a new generation of reside...

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