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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...

Half baked

Half baked

Greg Smith, Assistant Opinions Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

Last week, my friend told me his AP Econ class was asked to analyze the “externalities” of marijuana legalization—i.e., whether it’s a good idea to legalize weed for recreational purposes. As you read this, Illinois lawmakers are debating a proposal to fully legalize marijuana. State Rep. Kelly Cassidy...

USA: the land of opportunity

USA: the land of opportunity

Greg Smith, Assistant Opinions Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

You or someone you know will probably go to college for free out of state. Schools try to attract top students with stipends and full scholarships that even allow some students to do some post graduate work. The opportunities we can find outside of our home towns and states extend far beyond even higher ...

Oh the places you’ll (Chica)go!

Oh the places you’ll (Chica)go!

Pilar Valdes, Assistant Pulse Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

I think we can all agree that the first thing we think of when we hear the word “Chicago” is Trina Vega from Victorious singing her beautiful and timeless solo aptly named “Chicago.” Although Trina may not have been the best at singing, her lyrics ring true. Chicago is “a city that's inviting,...

Funding environmental growth

Greta Markey, Managing Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

At LT, we pride ourselves on being a school with exceptional educational and extracurricular opportunities that foster success in any area of study or interest. We have impressive sports teams, academics, creative arts programs and many would say that, as a school, we are quick to pick up on innovative...

Free Lunch

Spiro Kass, Editor-in-Chief

May 24, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

When LT students enter NC, they reach a milestone of maturation, and plentiful privileges come along with this transition. At the age of 16, students are eligible to work and join the trade union, operate a motor vehicle, and even enlist in the military with parental consent. Although national and local...

Back to the Suburbs

Sydney Kaehler, Opinions Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The first thing I want to say is that this entire argument stems from social pressure and the word “wanderlust.” Don’t get me wrong, I want to travel around aimlessly and score an amazing job by age 25 as much as the next girl on the cusp of adulthood, but I’m a realist who doesn’t sugarcoat...

Parting column

Parting column

Sydney Kaehler, Opinions Editor

May 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Well, I guess this is it. Technically, there’s still 10 days until I graduate, but this is my last column, as you could probably assume. I’ve rewritten this multiple times already, because I wasn’t really sure what to say. Political? Witty? Nostalgic? Do people even read this? I’ve struggled...

Cast your vote

Greta Markey, Managing Editor

April 28, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

We are lucky enough to live in a country that allows its citizens to elect its leaders. Voting is a right that Americans have advocated and fought for through the American Revolution, the Women’s Suffrage Movement and the Civil Rights Movement; however, many people today abstain from voting for reasons...

Politics on the taxpayer’s dime

Greg Smith, Assistant Opinions Editor

April 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Our position: In the interest of preventing the government from subsidizing certain speech and preventing others, the government should not allow organizations that receive public funding to donate to political campaigns, but should not make any further regulation of campaign finance other than prohibiting...

School safety is the answer

Greg Smith, Assistant Opinions Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Since the recent mass school shooting, this one at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14, issues surrounding these awful incidents have remained on the nation’s mind nonstop. Different proposals and courses of action have been suggested as measures to stop such crimes from...

More mental health

Spiro Kass, Editor-in-Chief

April 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

All across the country, whether in first grade or college, students now share a universal fear. A fear that affects a person’s sense of safety, focus and emotional well-being in an environment that should be kept harmless and comfortable. A fear that no one, let alone a student, should ever have to...

Regulations first

Sydney Kaehler, Opinions Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

CNN reported that there has been an average of one school shooting per week in 2018. No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, this statistic is universally not okay. We ask, “why does this keep happening?” It’s not because our schools aren’t protected enough. It’s not strictly because...

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.”...

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