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A culture of death

Greg Smith, Managing editor

April 23, 2019


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion

Until I recently turned 18, I couldn’t even go to a the doctor for a strep test without my parents’ consent. When I needed a physical and a vision test to enter the military, one of my parents needed to be there as well. In mid-February, Democrats in the Illinois House proposed an extreme law,...

Pulitzer Prizes shed light on wounded newsrooms, both literal and metaphorical

Pulitzer Prizes shed light on wounded newsrooms, both literal and metaphorical

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

April 22, 2019


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

In Annapolis, Md., June 28, five journalists at the Capital Gazette newspaper were murdered by a disillusioned man who had his questionable conduct scrutinized by the paper. They wrote a story detailing his history of harassing women and—as a result—he attempted to kill "everyone present" at the new...

Olivia O’Brien concert review

Olivia O’Brien concert review

Mia Bonfiglio, Reporter

April 13, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Reviews, Top Stories

An eager crowd filled the floor of Lincoln Hall on April 4, under the purple lights, as Olivia O’Brien walked out on stage. In a tank top, bomber jacket and biker shorts, she immediately gave off a strong stage presence as she danced around, singing an unreleased song. The venue was small but the ...

A fair chance

April 12, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Our Position: Some LT sports programs give unfair advantages to athletes who play on club teams during tryouts. The struggle for a spot on a high school sports team can be tough. Especially at LT, where there are nearly 4,000 students. The school has 32 athletic programs for boys and girls in tot...

Academic integrity

April 12, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Our position: While academic integrity begins and ends with students, a school can foster an environment where cheating is socially unacceptable if grading and disciplinary systems reward and encourage academic honesty while punishing dishonesty. Fortunately, high schools and colleges alike value acad...

Climbing “The Dawn Wall”

Climbing “The Dawn Wall”

Diane Makovic, Copy editor

April 9, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion

You may have heard of the Academy Award winning documentary “Free Solo,” which follows rock climber Alex Honnold on his attempt to “free solo” climb El Capitan—a prestigious mountain in Yosemite National Park. While preparing for his solo ascent, Honnold went through practice climbs with fellow...

Point-Counterpoint: Should foreign language classes begin in kindergarten?

Point-Counterpoint: Should foreign language classes begin in kindergarten?

Liz Gremer and Diane Makovic

March 21, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion

Point: Profe will be proud by Liz Gremer I began taking Spanish in kindergarten. In elementary school, I learned the alphabet, basic grammar, as well as that “amarillo” means yellow. Going into high school, I had tested out of Spanish I and began Spanish II as a freshman. This year, I am tak...

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 ...

Editorial: Copious choices

March 1, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Print Issues

Our Position: LT offers a wide variety of class options that students can choose from, and students should take advantage of this during course selections.   Every winter, the time comes for students at LT and incoming freshman to select their courses for the next year. For many selecting a...

Editorial: Timely Teachings

March 1, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Print Issues

Position Statement: Health class should be moved from sophomore year curriculum to freshman year in order to help inform and prepare younger students for issues they face in high school.   Walking into the halls of SC, freshman are introduced to an environment that is completely different from t...

End the stigma

Olivia Janik, Opinions editor

March 1, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Print Issues

We talk about mental health a lot. We talk about what to do if a friend is in trouble. We talk about “speak up-lining” people when they are in danger of harming themselves or others. But, we rarely talk about what it’s like to live with a mental illness. We never have actual conversations about...

Tyranny of small minds

Greg Smith, Managing editor

March 1, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Print Issues

I just read an opinion piece published in another school newspaper, the Yale Daily News. In a February 7 column titled “Evil is banal,” Yale student Isis Davis-Marks basically argues that white men should be stalked and monitored so that dirt on them can later be used to destroy their lives. No,...

People of LT

Camilla Breen, Pulse co-editor

March 1, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Senior: Xavier Chew ‘19 “What makes me happy? Time to make myself better; I want to always be better than yesterday’s Xavier. I write lyrics and rap, that’s how I cope with stress from the outside world. I started when I was a freshman. My dad and I were waiting at a bus stop, and he just...

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...

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...

The most overhyped holiday of the year: Valentine’s Day

The most overhyped holiday of the year: Valentine’s Day

Dani Almase, Reporter

February 14, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion

I’ve always seen Valentine’s Day as any other day of the year. It is an irrelevant holiday during which people traditionally show affection to their romantic partner. When we were little kids, it was a fun day when we would pass out cards and candy to all of our classmates. However as we got older, it bec...

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