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Wndr museum displays wndrful creations

Anna McCormick, Reporter

March 5, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Pulse

In most museums, taking photos is discouraged so that guests can fully absorb the arts beauty. In contrast, the Wndr museum encourages guests to take countless photos because the people contribute to the art. The Wndr museum was originally a pop-up exhibit but it was declared a permanent museum on ...

Media Mayhem: What even is a news organization?

Media Mayhem: What even is a news organization?

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

March 5, 2019


Filed under Lars Lonnroth's Media Mayhem, Online Exclusives, Opinion

It can be very easy to think of a newspaper as a manufactured product like your soaps and your silverware. If you look at the way you get your soap and silverware and the way you get a newspaper, they can look somewhat similar. Heavy machinery in a warehouse somewhere transforms a normal piece of metal ...

Say Something Week urges LT to report potential violence

Say Something Week urges LT to report potential violence

Robert Sullivan, Freelance Reporter

February 26, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

In an effort to inform students about the importance of reporting potential violence, SAVE Promise Club will introduce Say Something Week from Feb. 25 to March 2 at LT. “Each school is responsible for its own culture,” SAVE Promise Club sponsor Theresa Hirstein said. “SAVE acts upon somethin...

Rock-A-Thon raises money for WTLT, LTTV programs

Rock-A-Thon raises money for WTLT, LTTV programs

Anna McCormick, Reporter

February 25, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

WLTL managers Andy Danbury ‘20 and Paul Kraessig ‘20 were bobbing for apples and garlic sardines in a game known as “face-fishing” during the 88 hour broadcast known as Rock-A-Thon. “I contributed 40 hours of my life, $60 from my wallet and most of my leg hair,” Danbury said. The WL...

Huge turnout for “Grease”

Huge turnout for “Grease”

Mia Bonfiglio, Reporter

February 25, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Pulse

Kate Paras ‘20, playing the lead role of Sandy, stood backstage, holding hands with her fellow cast members during the first song of the show on the opening night of “Grease.” The audience had lots of energy, which helped boost the cast’s confidence going into the first performance, Paras said. ...

“Head Above Water” makes a statement

“Head Above Water” makes a statement

Isabel Tuisl, Website/Social Media co-editor

February 24, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Pulse

If I’m being honest, I don’t really listen to Avril Lavigne. Before listening to this album, I only knew the childhood classics Girlfriend, Sk8er Boi and Here’s to Never Growing Up. I don’t even know how I knew those songs because it’s not like I went on the computer and looked her up — again, not th...

Robust student press freedoms used to be the norm. Now, they’re the exception.

Robust student press freedoms used to be the norm. Now, they’re the exception.

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

February 23, 2019


Filed under Lars Lonnroth's Media Mayhem, Online Exclusives, Opinion

The LION’s blog Media Mayhem evaluates the implications and the legacy of the Tinker v. Des Moines Supreme Court Ruling to mark the end of Scholastic Journalism Week 2019. On this day 50 years ago—Feb. 23, 1969—the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a landmark decision: in the ca...

“Dear Evan Hansen” national tour comes to Chicago

“Dear Evan Hansen” national tour comes to Chicago

Liz Gremer, Reporter

February 21, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Pulse

Due to the overwhelming popular demand following its 2017 Best Musical Tony award, ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ has begun its national tour across the country, covering over 50 cities. The tour, which began in Sept. 2018 at the Buell Theater in Denver, CO, just began a five week run in Chicago. The sho...

IJCL conference approaches, LT Latin class plans to attend

IJCL conference approaches, LT Latin class plans to attend

Lillie George, Freelance Reporter

February 21, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

In order to learn more about Latin culture and connect with other Latin students from Illinois, LT students will be partaking in the annual Illinois Junior Classical League (IJCL) conference later this month. “[The conference allows for students to] express their enthusiasm about Latin, and to meet...

District 86 referendum still sparking debate

District 86 referendum still sparking debate

Tessa Voytovich, Reporter

February 20, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Residents of District 86 have been on edge since the referendum in November 2018 failed to pass. The district is waiting for another vote on April 2 to pass a new referendum to renovate and repair both the Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South high school campuses. Because of the high stakes in place, bot...

Board: Special Education Teacher honored with Vita Plena Award

Board: Special Education Teacher honored with Vita Plena Award

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

February 19, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

At the Board of Education Meeting Feb. 19, Neil Goldman was honored by the D204 Board of Education for his work in the Special Education department. He received the Vita Plena Award—LT's motto, meaning "The quest for the fulfilling life"—which honors a member of the LT faculty. “I really appre...

Rock-a-thon 2019 in photos

Rock-a-thon 2019 in photos

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

February 19, 2019


Filed under Multimedia, Online Exclusives

WLTL's annual fundraiser Rock-a-thon took to the airwaves presidents day weekend and brought in around $22,000 to help keep the radio station running. Here are some of the scenes of the Rock-a-thon festivities.

Ariana Grande’s ‘thank u, next’ album review

Ariana Grande’s ‘thank u, next’ album review

Dani Almase, Reporter

February 19, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion

She is only 25 years old and easily one of the most successful pop singers in the world. In 2018, she was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year. On Aug. 17, 2019, she released her fourth studio album, Sweetener. Just six months later, she came out with her fifth album, thank u, next on Feb. 8. ‘Sh...

Pulsera Project readies for fundraiser, learns about culture

Pulsera Project readies for fundraiser, learns about culture

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

February 18, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

For the fifth year a row, the LT Spanish department will sell bracelets and T-shirts March 4-15 to raise money for the Pulsera Project, an organization that provides jobs for disadvantaged artisans in Spanish-speaking nations in Central America. But in addition to raising money for a good cause, the fundraise...

Updated: Female student assaulted on campus

Updated: Female student assaulted on campus

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

February 14, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

Update: February 19. 5:55 p.m. A female LT student was assaulted in a NC bathroom Feb. 14, when a male student jumped out of a bathroom stall and threw the female student to the ground, NC Associate Principal Kevin Brown said.   “Nobody wants anything like this to happen any place—much less i...

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