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Catchy and Cuban: Camila Cabello’s debut album dazzles

Camilla Breen, Assistant Photo Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Pulse

After parting with famous girl group Fifth Harmony about a year ago, Camila Cabello has finally released her first solo, self-titled album. While she has worked with numerous other artists on features and singles, the album Camila is her first exposure to the world as a solo artist. Cabello has already...

A startling (lack of) statistics

A startling (lack of) statistics

Maddy Cohen, Art Director

March 5, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Online Exclusives, Opinion

A little under a month after the Stoneman Douglas high school shooting, America is still shaken. In pursuit of answers, I looked for some information about gun violence, school shootings specifically. What was startling to me was not the amount of deaths or shootings, but the fact that I could not find...

The kids are all right

The kids are all right

Pilar Valdes, Assistant Pulse Editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Online Exclusives, Opinion

According to a 2015 US Bureau of Labor report, millennials will make up 75% of the workforce by 2025. But let me take a step back. What are millennials? Who are they? According to leading generational experts Neil Howe and William Strauss, anyone born between 1980 and 2004 is considered a millennial. So, ...

Q & A with a French exchange student

Q & A with a French exchange student

Taylor Schmitt, Reporter

February 28, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Pulse

Between Feb. 18 and March 1, 22 students will be staying with LT families as part of LT's biannual French exchange. Charlotte Racine is one of the students participating in the program. Answers have been edited for length and clarity. Q: Why did you choose to participate in the program that allowed you...

Exterminate assassin

Exterminate assassin

Christina Rossetti, Photo Editor

February 27, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion

Assassin: a staple at many schools located around the Chicagoland area, as well as potentially many other areas in the United States. A game played where students go around and symbolically try to “kill” other students in order to stay alive and eventually win. Kill. Their. Peers. Is that really...

Media Mayhem: Buzz about Buzzfeed

Media Mayhem: Buzz about Buzzfeed

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

February 26, 2018


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

Throughout all of its existence, Buzzfeed has garnered a reputation for being uber popular and uber inconsequential. But there is a side of Buzzfeed that is not factory-made viral videos, top 10 lists and articles claiming that “We Can Tell Which Office Character You Are From What You Get At Starbucks.”...

Pilar’s playlists edition 1

Pilar’s playlists edition 1

Pilar Valdes, Assistant Pulse Editor

February 25, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Pulse

Hey everyone! My name is Pilar, and I really like music. I also really like making playlists. I pride myself in having a pretty expansive music taste, and I am always open to suggestions. To help you get to know my music taste, here is a list of some of my all time favorite songs (in no particular...

LT admin investigates reported threat

LT admin investigates reported threat

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Students at SC informed the LT administration on Feb. 21 of a potential threat regarding the school’s safety, Principal Brian Waterman said. The administration investigated the reports, but found them to be meritless. Waterman informed parents of the reports on Feb. 21 through an email. He made a g...

Rep. Lipinski, challenger Newman to face off at Moraine Valley Community College on Feb. 21

Rep. Lipinski, challenger Newman to face off at Moraine Valley Community College on Feb. 21

Brandt Siegfried, Online Editor

February 21, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

In a rare Democratic primary race in Illinois’ Third Congressional District, incumbent Rep. Dan Lipinski will debate his challenger, Marie Newman, before the March 20 primary. The Third District covers large swaths of southwestern suburban Chicago, including most of LT’s territory. The event, spon...

Legacy Guild prepares for rockin’ evening

Legacy Guild prepares for rockin’ evening

Georgia Dougherty, Business Manager

February 20, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

On Saturday Feb. 24 at Fitzgerald’s Nightclub in Berwyn, The Legacy Guild is hosting the Big Spring Event 2018. The event features the Midwest’s most renowned cover band, Mike & Joe, who will be rocking the main stage at Fitzgerald’s from 7 p.m. to midnight. Prices of tickets as of Feb 1 a...

New eSports club offers unique opportunity

Claire Williams, Freelance Reporter

February 19, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

In the hopes of introducing student video gamers to the opportunity of gaming competitively and earning college scholarships, LT has begun offering eSports Club. The club’s first meeting was on January 30, and it has continued to meet every Tuesday in room D122 since. At the first meeting, almost 120 s...

No thoughts, no prayers

No thoughts, no prayers

Camilla Breen, Assistant Photo Editor

February 18, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion

Valentine’s day is supposed to be a day filled with love. However, for students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fl., the day was quickly turned upside down as a former student opened fire and fatally shot 17 people, injuring many more. This is one of the several school shootin...

Speech qualifies for state

Speech qualifies for state

Mary Okkema, Assistant Online Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

Ten LT Speech Team members competed at Sectionals School on Feb. 10 at Elk Grove High. LT’s sectional is known for being the most competitive in the state. The entire tournament was a rollercoaster of emotions, because for some students this would be their last high school competition.   Four ...

Lars Lonnroth’s Media Mayhem: The LION’s look at media, journalism and the world

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

February 12, 2018


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

The media is a field that carries significant clout and influence on the world around us. The media shines a light on the things that impact people’s lives, but the media also impacts people’s lives. The content churned out daily by media organizations across the nation impacts how people view the wor...

LT alumnus advances to Super Bowl

LT alumnus advances to Super Bowl

Mikaela Larson, Sports Editor

January 23, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

Since the Sept. 22 issue of the LION Newspaper, alumnus Jake Elliott ‘13 become a recognized name throughout the NFL. The Sunday after the issue, Elliott broke the Philadelphia Eagles record for longest field goal kicked at 61 yards on Sept. 24 to win the game. Now, he is on the nation’s biggest s...

Christkindlmarket brings holiday spirit to Chicago

Christkindlmarket brings holiday spirit to Chicago

Grace DeKoker, Copy editor

December 22, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusives, Pulse, Top Stories

The most wonderful time of the year is marked by a few signs in the city of Chicago: the strings of lights along Michigan Avenue, the Willis Tower antennae lit up with green and red, and, of course, the opening of the annual Christkindlmarkt. Located at Daley Plaza, the Christkindlmarkt has been running in Chica...

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