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Student’s environmental activism results in appearance on radio

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

September 30, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Pulse

Over the past summer, Desa Bolger ‘19 began looking up at the sky—but not just for herself. She was doing it for the greater good. Bolger, with her interests in communication and environmental science, got involved with the local environmentalist organization the Sky Day Project, running some...

Improv show turns ten

Improv show turns ten

Taylor Schmitt, Website/ Social Media co-editor

September 29, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

So ____ You’ll ____ X: Fill in the ____ performs Thursday Sept. 27, Friday Sept. 28 and Saturday Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. with an additional show at 3:30 p.m. on Friday Sept. 28 in the SC PAC. The show celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, with a cast of 25. “It’s a blast to be in,” Mike Kuehl, t...

Church hosts annual rummage sale

Church hosts annual rummage sale

Anna McCormick, Reporter

September 28, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

The First Methodist Church of LaGrange located at 100 W. Cossitt Avenue is hosting their 10th annual “Attic Rummage Sale.” On Sept. 28 the sale will be going on from 5-8 pm with a 20% mark-up. On Sept. 29 from 5-8pm only regular pricing is available. On Sept. 30 the sale will be going on from...

Student lobbies on Capitol Hill

Student lobbies on Capitol Hill

Nicole Klein, Reporter

September 28, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Over the summer, David Kopp ‘20 went to Washington D.C. to advocate for more funding for eye research through the organization Prevent Blindness. “I wanted to make a difference and help get money for people all around the country who are struggling with different types of vision diseases,” Kop...

Focus on the classics

Olivia Janik, Reporter

September 27, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Online Exclusives, Opinion

The LT English classes should revise its reading lists to create a curriculum that interests students and covers relevant themes by adding more classic literature. The biggest problem Language Arts faces is keeping students interested in reading. Most high school students don’t even read the required...

SC on hard lockdown, NC on soft

SC on hard lockdown, NC on soft

Grace DeKoker, Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

As of about 9:30, Sept. 26, just shortly after the beginning of second period, SC went on a hard lockdown as a result of the BluePoint system being activated. NC is on a soft lockdown, awaiting information from any sources to hear updates on the situation at SC. Until the updates arrive, no students...

Podcast: The Happenings of the Halls Ep. 1 (School Security)

Podcast: The Happenings of the Halls Ep. 1 (School Security)

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

September 21, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Online Exclusives

There is so much happening in the halls of LT, and that why the The LION’s Happenings of the Halls is here. On today’s show, we discuss the new security measures taken by the LT Administration in the wake of the heightened awareness of gun violence in America. And after that, we talk to LION editor...

LT offers new Mock Trial club

LT offers new Mock Trial club

Claire Williams, Freelance Reporter

September 18, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Katie Materick ‘19 stood on the podium of a San Francisco courtroom, mind whirling and heart racing. She had been called as a witness to testify against an accused attempted murderer. Across from her, the defense fired off difficult, text-dependent questions, eager to prove her an unreliable wi...

NFL Podcast September 13, 2018

Hayden Claesson and Tommy Layden

September 13, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Online Exclusives, Sports

With the first week of the NFL season closed, join LION sports editor Hayden Claesson, WLTL sports manager Jacob Nevis, and LION reporter Tommy Layden in our first podcast of the year covering the first week of NFL action, predictions, and funny commentary about professional football. Make sure to listen...

Jason Mraz sings his loving heart out at the Ravinia

Jason Mraz sings his loving heart out at the Ravinia

Georgia Dougherty, Pulse Editor

August 26, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

It’s probable that you’ve heard Jason Mraz’s song “Have it All” from his recent album “Know” frequenting the radio these past weeks. For the three minutes that it’s playing, you know that super positive and happy feeling you get? Imagine having that feeling multiplied by 10 for the two ...

Welcome back to a new year of news!

Welcome back to a new year of news!

Grace DeKoker, Editor-in-Chief

August 24, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Dear students, faculty, parents, and members of the LT community, The 2018-2019 school year is upon us! That means that the LION newspaper staff will be dedicating our year to informing and updating the community via seven paper issues, our website, and social media.   To stay connected...

Yes, Pride Month is commercial. That doesn’t mean it isn’t important.

Yes, Pride Month is commercial. That doesn’t mean it isn’t important.

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News/Multimedia Coverage

June 26, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

Coming out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community is extremely tough. Even with the continually changing times, changing cultural environment and an overall sense that the stigma that once surrounded homosexuality and other sects of the LGBTQ+ community has evaporated quicker than any could imagine,...

Alumna releases oh-fish-al EP

Alumna releases oh-fish-al EP

Grace DeKoker, Editor-in-Chief

June 19, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion

LT alumna Josie Dunne ‘15 has not slowed down since the release of her first single- in the four months since “Old School” came out, she has put out a second single (Good Boys), and on June 1, she released her first EP titled “To Be the Little Fish”. An EP- short for extended play- is a co...

Media Mayhem: LTTV sportscaster becomes Emmy Award presenter

Media Mayhem: LTTV sportscaster becomes Emmy Award presenter

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

June 4, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

When LTTV Sports Director Max Abrahamson walked across the stage at the Senior Honor’s assembly, there were audible gasps when his scholarship sum was announced. Such a feat was possible due to his success at LTTV. In recognition for his excellence in sports broadcasting—a field he entered as a...

LT NHI hosts event to bring schools together

LT NHI hosts event to bring schools together

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

May 19, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

LT’s chapter of the National Hispanic Institute (NHI) took a step towards addressing a long-lasting deficiency in the overall NHI community: a general sense of isolation between various NHI chapters in the Chicagoland area. “We have a history of being disorganized and not really being in contact w...

Students commit to college athletics

Students commit to college athletics

Luke Lusson and Mikaela Larson

May 3, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

The Class of 2018 has 41 student athletes committed to continuing their athletic career next year at 37 different schools. The most common sport is football with students committed from Division I (D1) to Community College (JuCo). Congratulations to all of the future college athletes; remember LT when...

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