LION Newspaper

Editorial: IHSA’s unfair treatment

October 5, 2020

Our Position: The IHSA’s decision to delay the spring sport season until summer is unfair towards the spring sport athletes that will be forced to choose between their high school and club sport season.  Due to COVID-19, the fall and winter high school sports have been pushed back to winter an...

Opinion: Keep us safe and remote

Grace Moore

October 5, 2020

Should LT go back to school, or should students stay in their homes and learn on Zoom? In this day and age, both ways of learning have their ups and downs. Many students are losing their mind sitting in their room all day on relatively silent Zoom calls. At least they can lose their mind in their ro...

Opinion: Let us in

Macy Hepokoski

October 5, 2020

In times of uncertainty amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, schools across the country pondered one question: should students be let back into classrooms?  I believe that while safety is the most important concern, LT should have in-person learning.  The original hybrid model presented to students and staff introd...

Former LT student pursues career in animation

Photo of Breana Williams. Photo by Breana Williams

Sophia Schultz

October 5, 2020

In mid-2016, LT alum Breana Williams ‘11 left Chicago for Los Angeles to pursue her dream of working in the animation industry. “When I was younger, I really loved the old Disney films like the old classic ones,” Williams said. “I would always watch Bambi, and once my VHS was done, good old...

OPINION: The disaster that was the presidential debate

President Donald Trump on the left. Former Vice President Joe Biden on the right. (Creative Commons)

Kaitlyn Joyner

October 2, 2020

The first presidential debate between President Donald J. Trump and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden took place at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohi, on Sept. 29.  The moderator, Fox News anchor Chris Wallace, introduced the debate with a rare occurrence: the candidates would not ...

Student attends STEM program, writes scientific research paper

Addy Volz holding her summer STEM certificate
(Lindsey Volz)

Janessa Mosqueda, Reporter

October 1, 2020

Adeline Volz ‘22 was scrolling through Tik Tok in early May when she came across a video introducing a new six-week online scientific research program run by Ivy League alumni and top researchers. The summer internships Volz had applied to had been canceled due to COVID-19, and she was looking for s...

Student Council starts up again

Student Council during its afterschool Zoom meeting. (James King/TABULAE)

Abraham Morales, Reporter

September 30, 2020

With school starting back up again, some LT clubs have decided to continue their club work virtually. One of those clubs is Student Council. Over the summer, Student Council discussed possible future student events for the 2020-2021 school year. Their main focus was hosting events for the entire LT commun...

Opinion: LT needs more diverse hires

Chart showing the demographics of LT teachers.

September 30, 2020

Our Position: As a part of LT’s continued effort to better the school, it should hire more teachers of color in order to improve inclusivity and education for people of color (POC) and white students.  This year LT has taken a stronger stand to support minority students and to encourage conversation...

Girls swim prepares for season

Allison Schroeder ‘23 warms up before practice. (Brooke Chomko/LION)

Brooke Chomko, Reporter

September 30, 2020

Swimmer Margaret Meehan ‘21 checked her phone after her club swim practice with some of her other teammates and was excited to see that Illinois High School Association (IHSA) had cleared Girls Swim and Dive for a fall season. After accepting that it would be canceled, the news was a very special t...

Upcoming season excites girls tennis players

Junior varsity tennis player Charlotte McNealy’ 22 smiling whilst swinging her racket at her practice. (Robert Sullivan/LION)

Aidan Wirtz, Reporter

September 30, 2020

The energy is high among new and returning girls tennis players this year, junior varsity player Charlotte McNealy’ 22 said. With other sports unable to proceed, theirs is one of the few up and running in the fall. Although there is uncertainty in the wake of a sport starting up during the pandemic, ...

Principal hosts student focus groups in hopes of inclusion, improvement

Screenshot of a slide from the student focus group presentation

Lillie George, News Editor

September 28, 2020

On July 8, Alejandra Rodriguez '21 stepped through the doors of LT and into a room of apprehensive students and faculty. Rodriguez, along with around 30 of her peers, was there to open up the conversation about racism and exclusion at LT during the student focus group hosted by Principal Brian Waterman. "...

LT students create Diversity Mural to cultivate belonging

Diversity mural located at  Lyons Township north campus. Photo by Janessa Mosqueda ‘22

Brianna Fonseca, News Editor

September 28, 2020

Due to current global events and political discussions, communities have begun to take action to cultivate more diversity and belonging.  LT was no exception, as students and faculty took part in implementing a new diversity mural near the entrance of the North Campus cafeteria to raise awareness of...

LT to begin hybrid learning model Oct. 19

Lyons Township plans for hybrid learning. Photo by

John Hepp, Editor-in-Chief

September 27, 2020

Starting on Oct. 19, LT will transition to a hybrid learning model, according to an email sent out on Sept. 24. Under this hybrid plan, 50% of students will attend in-person learning for two days per week based on their last name. Students will attend remotely on days they are not scheduled to be on...

LT student aids in ending period poverty

Sophia Schultz's box of donations (Sophie Draluck)

Gabriella Rauf, Reporter

September 25, 2020

Sophia Schultz ‘21 was participating in a conversation about how many women struggle to afford proper menstrual health when she became intrigued by the idea that she could make a difference in the situation these women were in. Schultz began to organize a feminine products drive that would bring awaren...

New season, same expectations for boys golf

Varsity golfer Griffin Pohl' 21 takes some shots on at the fairway at a practice. (Tiernan Kelly/TAB)

Max Dike, Sports Editor

September 25, 2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the look of many sports at both the amateur and professional levels, some have been able to withstand the virus’s devastating effect on the athletic landscape. Boys golf at LT is one example of these survivors, and despite some changes, the season is opening ...

NHI merges with pilot club Latinos Juntos

NHI merges with pilot club Latinos Juntos

Collette Doyle, Reporter

September 24, 2020

The 13-year LT chapter of NHI has merged its existing members and mission with pilot club Latinos Juntos. Attributed to the convenience of single leadership amidst the difficulties of remote learning, this merger will remain in effect until the Stipend Committee has an opportunity to review Latinos Junto...

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