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Lyons Township tackles Suicide Awareness Month

Keira Sullivan, Freelance Reporter

October 30, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

Lyons Township is taking Suicide Awareness Month seriously, making announcements on the P.A. and teaching students how to deal with depression for their friends and themselves in an effort to help the rising numbers of mental illness in teens. “[Suicide Awareness Month] is really important because...

Podcast: Happenings of the Halls Ep. 2 (Drug use at LT)

Podcast: Happenings of the Halls Ep. 2 (Drug use at LT)

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

October 25, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Online Exclusives

LT is home to drug and alcohol use. All high schools are. But a survey students took last year suggest that substance abuse at LT is higher than other schools in our area. Also, the LION is covering the mid-term elections, so on today’s show we go deep into what this election means for America.

Take Action Project changes will benefit students, teachers

Take Action Project changes will benefit students, teachers

Quinn Riordan, Freelance Writer

October 24, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

The new state-required civics course is in its second year at LT. Faculty and students have worked on changes to create a better experience. Take Action Projects (TAP) are projects required in the course, and they have undergone significant changes since last school year. Civics teacher Jessica Lee worked...

Women’s health is world health

Grace DeKoker, Editor-in-Chief

October 22, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion

In the wake of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a Supreme Court Justice, Democrats have lost the Supreme Court majority. A Republican ideal for many years has ben to overturn Roe v. Wade, which, among other things, recognized that a woman’s right to privacy “is broad enough to encompass...

Spanish students assimilate into Mexican language, culture

Spanish students assimilate into Mexican language, culture

Charlotte McLaughlin, Freelance Reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

LT Spanish students will have the chance to learn, make friends and explore while completely assimilated into a different culture during an all-inclusive trip to Cuernavaca, Mexico. From March 16-30, 2019, all Spanish for Spanish Speakers, Spanish IIA students and above will have the chance to experience...

LT prepares for mock election

LT prepares for mock election

Maggie Kahn, Reporter

October 19, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

On Oct. 23 in both NC and SC cafeterias, LT students will be eligible to participate in a mock election in which votes will determine the state governor, the lieutenant governor and attorney general. “It’s a nice educational opportunity that promotes the actual election,” Global Studies Division...

“Tootsie” previews success on Broadway

“Tootsie” previews success on Broadway

Liz Gremer, Reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

The newest adaptation of “Tootsie” hit the Cadillac Palace Theater in Chicago stage on Sept. 11, and has been applauded for its modern take on the 1982 movie. Although the story adjusts some aspects to match the times, the story remains the same: a struggling actor disguises himself as a woman in...

Twenty One Pilots returns with another attention-grabbing album

Twenty One Pilots returns with another attention-grabbing album

Isabella Sorice, Photographer/reporter

October 16, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

Twenty One Pilots (TOP) came out with their fifth album, “Trench,” on Oct. 5, three years since their last album “Blurryface.” The band’s classic sound is well represented throughout the album, with dark lyrics and a combination of electronic and rock styles, making it a must-listen for fa...

Peppy Primary Returns

Peppy Primary Returns

Diane Makovic, Copy editor

October 14, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

The Peppy Primary Poms event occured on Friday, Oct. 5 at 5 p.m. Poms hosts the event for girls ages 7 to 11 to introduce them to LT athletics and also serves as a fundraiser for the team, Varsity Poms Coach Brittany Knickelbein said. “It is about getting kids involved in the LT poms program, introducing kids to ...

LT teacher implements new phone-free classroom policy

Collette Doyle, Freelance reporter

October 12, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

A new school policy authorizing students to stow cellphones during class has been implemented in classrooms to eliminate distraction and promote enhanced learning, focus, and socialization within students. On Aug. 20, English II teacher Vikki Reid announced to all of her classes that she would n...

‘A Star is Born’ stuns audience

‘A Star is Born’ stuns audience

Liz Gremer, Reporter

October 11, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion

Walking into the theater with little knowledge of A Star Is Born—other than the fact that it has had three Hollywood remakes—my expectations were already elevated. The latest brought a modern twist to the heartbreaking—yet classic—story of love and addiction. The movie begins with Jackson “Jack” Mai...

LT Students, Staff react to SC lockdown

LT Students, Staff react to SC lockdown

Taylor Schmitt and Lars Lonnroth

October 6, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Via Sznewajs had her earbuds in on her way to second period last Thursday when she noticed other students running into classrooms. Upon removing her earbud, she heard the alarm sounding throughout the halls of upper C—it was a hard lockdown coming from the school’s new BluePoint system. She ran ...

LANY packs “Malibu Nights” with meaning

LANY packs “Malibu Nights” with meaning

Camilla Breen, Pulse co-editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion

Up and coming pop band LANY, based out of Los Angeles, Ca., released their new album last night.  Their sophomore album “Malibu Nights” comes as a long awaited album for fans; the band, consisting of keyboardist Les Priest, drummer Jake Clifford Goss, and frontman Paul Jason Klein, announced the album...

Brockhampton’s “Iridescence” shines

Brockhampton’s “Iridescence” shines

Camilla Breen, Pulse co-editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion

Iridescence: luminous colors that change when seen at different angles. The word is the title of rap collective Brockhampton’s new album, but also coincidentally perfectly describes the group itself and the songs on the new album. Brockhampton, a self-proclaimed boy band consisting of 13 members, ...

Fashion show raises awareness

Fashion show raises awareness

Olivia Janik, Reporter

October 5, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

The National Hispanic Institute and fashion classes partnered up to raise awareness for domestic violence through a fashion show. Falling for Fashion took place on Sept. 30 in the Reber Center at North Campus to raise money for Constance Morris House, a local domestic violence shelter. “It just...

Rupi Kaur’s first Chicago show makes massive impression

Rupi Kaur’s first Chicago show makes massive impression

Isabel Tuisl, Website/Social Media co-editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under Articles, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Chicago has been awaiting the arrival of 25-year-old poet Rupi Kaur for years, with her first release of the NYT’s Bestseller milk & honey in 2014. In January when she announced her the sun and her flowers tour for her second book that debuted Oct. 3, 2017, I frantically searched for Chicago a...

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