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LTMUN places high in conferences

LTMUN places high in conferences

Charlotte McLaughlin, Freelance reporter

November 18, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

At the awards ceremony at one of the first Model United Nations conferences of the year, MUN SC advisory board leader Collette Doyle ‘21 sat eagerly awaiting both her personal placement and LT’s overall placement. “I remember just feeling extremely nervous,” Doyle said. “They announce win...

Jon Bellion’s new album impresses with variety

Isabel Tuisl, Website/Social Media co-editor

November 18, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

Jon Bellion, an American singer, songwriter, rapper and record producer released his album “Glory Sound Prep” on Nov. 9. Two and a half years after the release of his first studio album, “The Human Condition,” Jon released his new album to his already acquired audience as a result of his hit...

Newly formed band, Boygenius, sells out Thalia Hall Nov. 12, 13

Newly formed band, Boygenius, sells out Thalia Hall Nov. 12, 13

Grace Kulat, Reporter/Photographer

November 17, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Reviews, Top Stories

The entire audience was silent as Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus stood on the edge of the Thalia Hall stage performing their final song for the night “Ketchum, ID,” acoustically. The audience was captivated by their soothing voices and beautiful guitar chords. The venue was quiet but as t...

Bohemian Rhapsody movie review

Bohemian Rhapsody movie review

Tommy Layden, Reporter

November 14, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

"Bohemian Rhapsody" is a movie about how a group of misfits came together and created music that was far ahead of their time. Strong showings from lead actors Rami Malek and Lucy Boynton, and moving performances from supporting cast members, turned an already entertaining story into a great film. Set i...

LT actors with special needs opens 25th production “The Lion King Jr.”

LT actors with special needs opens 25th production “The Lion King Jr.”

Nina Shearrill, Reporter

November 13, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Twenty five years ago Arlene Rehak started a program for adults who wanted to act, but may not have been able to participate in traditional forms of theatre that are unable to fulfill the needs of the adults. Christine Grohne, her daughter, has helped out behind the scenes in various ways over the y...

Grace Mayer ‘21 manages girls basketball team

Fiona O'Brien, Freelance reporter

November 13, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Could you imagine showing up to basketball practice everyday and going to games every weekend, but not being able to play? While most people would view this as a waste of time, Grace Mayer ‘21 views this as the best way to spend her days. Mayer has Cerebral Palsy but that does not prevent her from...

Super-Sectionals loss ends varsity soccer season

Super-Sectionals loss ends varsity soccer season

Maggie Kahn, Reporter

November 7, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

Although the varsity boys soccer team lost in the Super-Sectionals game, the playoff games leading up to it had a great student turnout with the bleachers packed and LT fans cheering loudly, centerback Ty Williams ‘19 said. “The fans were instrumental in our success in the playoffs,” Williams said. ...

LT Memorial wall in proposal process

LT Memorial wall in proposal process

Liz Gremer, Reporter

November 7, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Based on different primary sources found from different war time periods, plans for a memorial wall to honor LT’s history and connections to various wars, most notably WWI, are in the process of being pitched, wall sponsor Patrick Page said. “When we talk about service, I don’t think it should ...

Band Jawbreaker returns to Chicago after reuniting

Band Jawbreaker returns to Chicago after reuniting

Lars Lonnroth, Managing editor of Breaking News/ Multimedia Content

November 7, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion

When you think college English professor, you probably think the only stage they can command is that of the classroom. But that is not the case with Blake Schwarzenbach, the front-man of the largely unknown yet incredibly influential punk band Jawbreaker. Jawbreaker served as the bridge between p...

Future Healthcare Professionals visit Northwestern Hospital

Future Healthcare Professionals visit Northwestern Hospital

Grace Kulat, Reporter/Photographer

October 31, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

When teacher Sylvia Tanious first began working at Lyons Township she started a club called Future Healthcare Professionals (FHP) to help introduce and inform students about medical professions. The club has the opportunity to go on many educational field trips. Now 20 students have been given the o...

Should highschoolers be allowed to trick-or-treat? -Point-Counterpoint

Dani Almase and Tommy Layden

October 31, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

Point: High schoolers are not too old to trick-or-treat By Dani Almase Halloween is the night of Oct. 31, which is commonly celebrated by children who dress in all different types of costumes. They cheer for candy or other treats from house to house around their neighborhood shouting, “trick ...

Snowball prepares for fall retreat, reflects on leadership roles

Snowball prepares for fall retreat, reflects on leadership roles

Erin McGovern, Freelance Reporter

October 30, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Operation Snowball is currently preparing to bus 225 Lyons Township students to Camp MacLean for their annual fall retreat, leaving this Friday morning at around 9 a.m. The retreat will be full of first-time participants, said Snowball director John Quinlan ‘19. “The main message of Snowball is encouragi...

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...

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