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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...

Lovin’ the love

Lovin’ the love

Grace DeKoker, Copy Editor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Pulse, Top Stories

St. Valentine’s Day may be one of the most commercialized holidays in our culture. Characterized by bouquets of roses, heart-shaped boxes of chocolate and red and pink everything, it essentially monopolizes the month of February. Similar to other commercialized holidays, the glitz and glam can oft...

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...

Feel sick? Stay home

Feel sick? Stay home

Camilla Breen and Grace DeKoker

February 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Every high school student has faced the plight of debating to stay home when ill, or tough it out with cold medicine and head to school. While many stressed students decide to show up anyways, the fact of the matter is that going to school while sick isn’t beneficial to anyone. During flu season...

Josie Dunne’s ‘Old School’ densely depicts dating

Josie Dunne’s ‘Old School’ densely depicts dating

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

February 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

LT alumnus Josie Dunne’s first single, “Old School,” seems destined for the pop airwaves. With a pleasant—yet surprising—combination of upbeat piano, pulsing trumpets and a somewhat electronic bass beat, the song flows together perfectly. This isn’t Dunne’s first rodeo. At 21 years old, she has had...

Artificial selection in the media

Artificial selection in the media

Greg Smith, Assistant Opinions Editor

January 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

It’s no secret that news media have great influence over what we hear and believe. The flow of information between people is something that is nearly impossible to control in the age of the internet. But the puzzling thing is that certain pieces of news are selected for coverage by the mainstream media,...

Signs of democracy: Women’s March to the Polls

Signs of democracy: Women’s March to the Polls

Greta Markey, Managing Editor of Print Content

January 26, 2018


Filed under Online Photo Galleries, Opinion, Top Stories

Photos by Camilla Breen, Lars Lonnroth, Greta Markey and Isabel Tuisl Last year, when I went to the first Women’s March on Jan. 21, 2017, I knew that it was the start of something big. Never before in my life had I seen so many people come together and stand up for a few common causes: l...

Audition for honors

January 26, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Each of Lyons Township’s courses is assigned an academic ability level (preparatory, accelerated or honors/Advanced Placement) based on the standards and expectations of the course combined with the level of academic rigor that students are expected to meet in class. All audition-only classes at...

Alcohol isn’t evil

Pilar Valdes, Assistant Pulse Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Pulse

By all legal standards, you become an adult when you turn 18. You are able to vote, enlist in the army and serve on a jury. Yet, when you turn 18, you are still unable to legally purchase, have possession of or consume alcohol. Beyond its illegality, alcohol is extremely stigmatized in the United States....

Sad because of S.A.D.

January 26, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

There is a reason that when drawing a picture of the sun, people also add sunglasses and a smile. The sunglasses part is arbitrary simply because a sun doesn’t need to be protected from itself, but that’s not the point. The point is that sunlight makes people happy. Research from United Arab Emirates...

Mediocre at worst, mediocre at best

Greg Smith, Assistant Opinions Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

Controversy surrounded President Donald Trump since he announced his candidacy in 2015. Few expected Trump, a candidate who had more ties to Democrats than to Republicans, to win the Republican nomination for president, let alone the general election. Yet here we are at the end of his first year, duri...

Wi-Fi would bring LT into the 21st century

January 26, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Lyons Township is a great school. It offers many opportunities in terms of curriculum and extracurricular activities, and classroom instruction is top-notch. But unfortunately, LT’s technological situation does not always contribute to the school’s high caliber. It’s a known fact that cellular...

DJT trumps first year in office

Brandt Siegfried, Online Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

President Donald J. Trump is perhaps the most contentious public figure in the 21st century. I can definitely say that I don’t agree with everything the president says or does (especially his irresponsible use of Twitter), but whether you like his personality or not, my aim is to discuss how Presi...

Internet anxiety

Christina Rossetti, Photo Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion

Just recently, I was watching television with my parents, when I looked down at my phone. Then I heard an NBC story about cell phones. “Christina,” my dad said, “I think this might be really important, so pay attention.” I rolled my eyes, like most teenagers do when a parent tells them to...

Internet anxiety

Christina Rossetti, Photo Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion

Just recently, I was watching television with my parents, when I looked down at my phone. Then I heard an NBC story about cell phones. “Christina,” my dad said, “I think this might be really important, so pay attention.” I rolled my eyes, like most teenagers do when a parent tells them to...

Equality for all

Sydney Kaehler, Opinions Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The Declaration of Independence says, “all men are created equal.” Are we though? Oprah Winfrey recently faced criticism over a comment she made in 2013 on a BBC interview, saying “there are still generation of people, older people, who were born and bred and marinated in it, in that prejudice ...

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