LION Newspaper

LT implements new remote learning model

LT student e-learning outside 
(Claire Williams/LION)

Claire Williams, Managing Editor

September 18, 2020

After months of deliberation this summer, LT announced that students would be starting the 2020 fall semester 100% online. Students and staff have since had to adjust to remote learning. “It’s something that was very disappointing,” Superintendent Timothy Kilrea said. “We want our kids back in school...

LT seniors work to destigmatize mental illness

Art by Ella Rakvin

Emmerson McLean, Reporter

September 18, 2020

While quarantining at home during the coronavirus pandemic, Genesis Magpayo’ 21 and Lillie George’ 21 hit upon an idea that would soon become a full-fledged organization. Magpayo and George are the founders of “Mental Note,” a group whose goal is to spread awareness and end the stigma that s...

Students conduct summer journalism class

LION staff members teach incoming freshman and middle school students journalistic writing

Morgan Fry, Reporter

September 16, 2020

 Lillie George ‘21, LT student and News Section Editor for the LION Newspaper, was seeking to share her passion for journalism with LT’s next generation of student reporters. With the help of fellow LION peers, Adriana Serrano ‘21, Charlotte McLaughlin ‘21, Brianna Fonseca ‘21, and Kaitlyn J...

Church League basketball cancels season

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Robert Sullivan, Sports Editor

September 9, 2020

As a swimmer with competition season in the winter, Jack Whelton ‘21 was never able to play school basketball. Instead, he chose to join a recreational team through Saint John of the Cross Parish. What ensued were three years best described as electric, gritty basketball, Whelton said.  Unfortunat...

What should you do this Labor Day? (BuzzFeed Quiz)

What should you do this Labor Day? (BuzzFeed Quiz)

Kate Ferrell, Website Editor

September 5, 2020

The first long weekend of the year. Despite the crazy world, we are living in you can still have fun this Labor Day weekend. Take the LION’s latest BuzzFeed quiz to find out what you should do this weekend. ...

LT student raises money for those affected by Covid-19

Quinn Riordan, reporter

April 29, 2020

As people are quarantined in their homes, social distancing and isolating, medical workers are working to help those affected by coronavirus and as a result, are increasing their chance of getting the virus. Some children are left without food as schools close and people’s jobs are affected. Genesis Magpayo...

IHSA cancels spring state tournaments

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Diane Makovic, Co-Editor-In-Chief

April 22, 2020

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) released an official statement cancelling all spring state tournaments after a video conference call on Tuesday, April 21.  "We support the decision by Governor Pritzker and the Illinois State Board of Education, and given the logistics, we simply felt we c...

Senior celebrations continue despite school closure

Olivia Janik, Co-Editor in Chief

April 21, 2020

Although school will not continue for the rest of the year, celebrations for the Class of 2020 will still take place this year, principal Dr. Brian Waterman said in an email to the LT community on April 23.  The Senior Honors Assembly will take place over livestream on May 21, and the next day, ...

LT Math and Science departments donate PPE to AMITA hospital in LaGrange

Donations (courtesy of 
Adam Roubitchek)

Claire Williams, copy editor

April 21, 2020

In an effort to counteract a possible shortage of supplies due to the coronavirus outbreak, members of the LT Math and Science department donated hundreds of personal protective equipment (PPE) to AMITA hospital in LaGrange. “While we are all sheltering in place, those in the hospital are on the...

“SNL” brings laughs in first home edition of show

Colin Jost tells a joke about Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Olivia Janik, Co-Editor in Chief

April 21, 2020

Social distancing and stay-at-home orders have caused so much in our lives to change in the past month. But even in this time of turmoil, we still need to let go of our stress and laugh. That is why I was overjoyed when I heard that “Saturday Night Live” was coming back to put on an episode filme...

What Netflix series should you watch (BuzzFeed Quiz)?

What Netflix series should you watch (BuzzFeed Quiz)?

Diane Makovic and Nicole Klein

April 20, 2020

Since we’re all currently self-quarantining, there’s nothing better to do after a day of e-learning than binge watch a new Netflix show. Take the LION’s latest BuzzFeed quiz to find out what series you should watch next. Even though we can’t watch TV in the same room as our friends, we can s...

Student council, class board elections now online

Anna McCormick, News Co-Editor

April 20, 2020

Amidst the worldwide pandemic, the current Student Council and Class Board have to improvise how campaigns and elections for next year’s members will work. For the first time ever, candidates will both campaign and be elected online. “The Class Board and Student Council sponsors engaged in a ser...

Equality—that’s literally all we’re asking for

Equality—that's literally all we're asking for

Maggie Kahn, Sports Co-Editor

April 15, 2020

While trapped in quarantine, my two best guy friends and I were Facetiming when we stumbled upon a very emotional, heated topic: feminism.  I wouldn’t describe myself as an extreme liberal when it comes to my political views, but the stigma this term carries makes my blood boil.  When I aske...

Girls water polo continues to develop skills despite conditions

LT girls water polo  (Riordan/LION).

Lillie George, reporter

April 15, 2020

Without a pool to train in or her teammates to count on, Abby Guerra ‘21, along with many other LT girls water polo players, persists through the disappointment of a season suspension and the isolation of quarantine by getting into an at-home workout routine. Guerra and her coaches hope this will k...

The Bachelor season 24 disappoints fans

The Bachelor Season 24 poster

Brianna Fonseca, reporter

April 14, 2020

I started to watch “The Bachelor” when I was about 12 years old, and I was immediately hooked on the intentional drama the producers had created. The show offers a very interesting perspective to viewers and shows the step-by-step process of how two people fall in love. Each season revolves around...

My new normal

To do list (courtesy of creative commons).

Liz Gremer and Isabella Sorice

April 13, 2020

If you’ve been keeping up to date with our website, you would have seen that a lot of people are offering up their mindset and feelings about coronavirus. I have to say, I agree with everything my peers have said. From the importance of keeping distance to the sadness surrounding the cancellations...

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