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Learning on the go

Eden Sage, Freelance Reporter

October 19, 2015


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James Milkert, the Human Geography teacher, plans to bring his students to downtown Chicago to give them a better perspective on what they’re learning in class and learn the history on their city. The students will map the location of significant, political and economical places in the city, spe...

LTHS students break several AP test records in year 2015

Maddie Williams, Freelance Reporter

October 16, 2015


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In 2015, more AP tests were taken than ever before because of the students, teachers, and administrators at LTHS. “I think that eliminating the accel level courses in English and Physics was a contributing factor in the increase of AP tests administered at LT last year,” Principal Brian Waterma...

LT soccer player receives PepsiCo Showdown MVP award from USMNT goalie

LT soccer player receives PepsiCo Showdown MVP award from USMNT goalie

Izy Scott, Art Director

October 15, 2015


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Room 140 was hushed at the beginning of third period on Oct. 14 as faculty including Principal Brian Waterman, Athletic Director John Grundke and head boys varsity soccer Coach Paul Labbato shared conversation just moments before U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team (USMNT) goalie Brad Guzan entered the ...

LT student improves SC biology courtyard

Maddie Williams, Freelance Reporter

October 14, 2015


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The construction of a new path and the eradication of invasive species of plants took place in the biology courtyard in order to make it more accessible for handicapped students and to provide a healthier learning environment. “Although I could have done something else, I really wanted to do this...

Exchange student helps with Germany’s immigration crisis

Greta Markey, Freelance Reporter

October 9, 2015


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LT sophomore Angelina Kapp ‘18 has been helping establish immigration refugee shelters with her host family as a part of her year abroad in Germany. From July 2015 to July 2016, through the Congress Bundestag Exchange group, Kapp will be spending a year in a town called Erkelenz Germany, Kapp’...

Running, walking, fundraising to commemorate Kelli Joy

Spiro Kass, Freelance Writer

October 8, 2015


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The community was offered an opportunity to run, walk and raise money to support the Kelli Joy Memorial Foundation, an organization that supports numerous charities and gives scholarships to LT students. “It’s a lot of work, but it keeps my wife and I involved with the community while remembering...

Former LT student’s tweet goes viral over Cubs game

Former LT student’s tweet goes viral over Cubs game

Garrett Ariana, Editor in Chief

October 7, 2015


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

Bleacher Report, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Chicago Sun-Times, Ashton Kutcher. These are just five of the dozens of sports pages, news sites and celebrities that gave Ben Larson’s ‘13 tweet national recognition. Earlier this week, a screenshot of the email from his University of Illinois professor,...

LT to offer free cardiac screenings for students

Tommy McTigue, Freelance Reporter

October 6, 2015


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LT will hold free cardiac screenings from the organization Young Hearts for Life to detect possible heart issues in students. "It is important for students to partake in cardiac screenings," Jennifer Bialobok, coordinator of community relations, said. "This program makes it easy for students and par...

Teenagers break into and vandalize local school

Teenagers break into and vandalize local school

October 5, 2015


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Four teenage males entered McClure Junior High School without permission through the south doors around 9:00 p.m. on Aug. 12, and they proceeded to vandalize the interior by discharging a fire extinguisher. The school rents out the basketball gym on Wednesday night, and the south door was propped...

Tragedy strikes LT community

Tragedy strikes LT community

Ceili Doyle, News Editor

October 2, 2015


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As visitors poured into the Lakewood Funeral Home in Chicago on Sept. 18 to pay their respects to Neyla Soriano ‘18, they picked up bright, red ribbons and prayer cards. The red was chosen to match the dress worn by Soriano on the front of the prayer card. Four days prior, on Monday, Sept. 14, Sorian...

LT denies sailing club

LT denies sailing club

Claire Gertsmeier, Freelance Reporter

October 1, 2015


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This year LT students tried to form a sailing club at LT, but were denied due to the risk of insurance issues. “I was definitely bummed out because we had all the details sorted out; we had the money and the connections,” Lily Wojcik ’18 said. “We just didn’t have the support and that was...

New BOE member begins

Grace Palmer, Reporter

September 29, 2015


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Molly Murphy Bruton has been chosen by the board of education to serve out Todd Shapiro’s term until April 2017 due to his recent resignation at the beginning of the school year. “She is a very bright person, has a wonderful temperament and a passion for education,” Board of Education President Tom ...

Italian exchange students roam the halls of LT

Sheridan Spiess, Copy Editor

September 22, 2015


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Since the spring semester of last year, LT students taking part in the Italian exchange program have prepared for the exchange students’ arrival at LT. They have prepared field trips and events for the exchange students after applying to be a part of the program last spring. On Sept. 20 Italian...

The big top comes to perform

The big top comes to perform

Sean Brynda, Freelance Reporter

September 21, 2015


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The Pleasantdale Park District will be introducing an event that has never happened in its history. The Park District will be hosting the Kelly Miller Circus. The circus is to have many acts and animals for audience viewers. “I think it will be a fun time for families in the community,” Pleasantdale...

Funeral arrangements

Funeral arrangements

September 17, 2015


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Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Neyla Soriano who passed away on Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. The LION has recently received information regarding the arrangements for Soriano which are listed below: A funeral visitation will be held Friday, Sept. 18 from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m...

Volleyball adjusts to new group

Hallie Coleman, Reporter

September 17, 2015


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports

After setter Hannah Juley ‘15 graduated and committed to University of Wisconsin- Madison, the girls varsity volleyball team knew they were going to have to make several adjustments. Not only was she one of the most valuable players on the varsity volleyball team last season, but the team also had no...

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