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Media Mayhem: Inside the Chicago Tribune’s unprecedented push for unionization

Media Mayhem: Inside the Chicago Tribune’s unprecedented push for unionization

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under Lars Lonnroth's Media Mayhem, News, Top Stories

As long-time readers of the Chicago Tribune can attest, the prestigious newspaper's editorial page has consistently published eviscerating editorials that have taken a vociferous anti-union posture. But despite that long-held position, staffers at the nearly 171 year old paper are pushing for un...

Internet access is important

Internet access is important

April 13, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Imagine going about your business in the library, working on an assignment. While looking up new information, you click on a link and receive nothing but a screen saying that the site you are trying to reach is blocked because of questionable content. At LT, this is far too common an occurrence. The...

Free exercise

Brandt Siegfried, Online Editor

April 13, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion

Separation of church and state; while most high school students cite this phrase when they think of the Constitution, it’s actually one of the most misunderstood principles of American government. For starters, the Constitution never actually says the words “separation of church and state.”...

Letter to the Editor: Wi-Fi

Caroline Trecartin, Freelance Reporter

March 20, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Online Exclusives, Opinion

"What's the Wi-Fi password?" is the number one question I hear nowadays. Whether it's in a restaurant, at a friend's house or even in a grocery store, people constantly need to be messaging others and staying connected with the latest news. For the past several decades, technology has been consistently...

Media Mayhem: How a church retreat reminded me of the value of points of view

Media Mayhem: How a church retreat reminded me of the value of points of view

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

March 12, 2018


Filed under Lars Lonnroth's Media Mayhem, Opinion

Despite what some may claim, teenagers are aware of the world around them. Some are more aware of world than others, but high school students do consume news—however, teenagers often consume the news in forms different than people have in the past: online. I read the news like some adults do, in prin...

To whom shall we entrust our safety?

To whom shall we entrust our safety?

Brandt Siegfried, Online Editor

March 9, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Online Exclusives, Opinion, Uncategorized

In the wake of the school shooting that claimed 17 lives in Parkland, Fla., school security has thrust itself to the top of policy agenda. The knee-jerk calls for gun control from liberal reactionaries dominate the headlines as talking heads on cable news jabber. The usual suspects in Congress staged...

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...

Dumping DACA

Hayden Claesson, Reporter

March 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

Ever since Donald Trump emerged in the political scene, his presidential campaign and promises have been focused on solutions for the immense immigration problem in the United States. Some of the ideas include building a wall and greatly reducing the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA). Trump’...

De-schedule cannabis

Spiro Kass, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

According to the Drug Enforcement Association, in order for a drug to be considered Schedule I, the substance must have no current accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. There are a variety of drugs that fall under this categorization which millions of Americans fall victim to each year...

I am not an object

Sarah Grier, Pulse Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion

“You belong in the modeling business, not the College of Business.” I can still picture the smirk of a middle-aged bus driver as he looked me up and down while saying these words to me. I felt violated. I was at the “Women Mean Business” camp this past summer at the University of Minnesota....

The American dream(ers)

Greta Markey, Managing Editor of Print Content

March 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As Americans, we are citizens of a melting pot country. The Statue of Liberty is inscribed with a poem that promises protection over the tired, poor, huddled masses; however, today we live in a political climate that shuns these immigrants when they need us most. America was built on outcasts, on diversity....

Better do both

Greg Smith, Assistant Opinions Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

At every turn, congressional Democrats have mishandled DACA negotiations. They have defined themselves by the increasingly indefensible position of opposition to President Donald Trump at all costs, no matter what he says. And although he is flawed, he has handled the negotiations on DACA correctly. ...

Boys will be boys

Sydney Kaehler, Opinions Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The popular excuse for boys’ actions—“boys will be boys”—should not be tolerated and not be given a free pass simply because of gender. It’s a phrase that people usually don’t lose sleep over. It’s become just one of those things people say, and that’s why it is so tolerated in today’s...

Helpless homework checks

Mary Devine, Reporter

March 2, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Position Statement: LT Teachers should not check in homework because it wastes time, does not reflect a student's ability, and does not apply to the work world. For a class like math, teachers have considerable liberties as to whether or not homework is counted for a grade. Some teachers check in...

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, ...

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...

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