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World Mental Health Day

Olivia Janik, Co-Editor In Chief

October 10, 2019

Over the past year, I’ve used my position on LION Newspaper to become a fierce advocate for mental health awareness and ending the stigma around discussing mental health. I’ve written and assigned numerous stories on helping students with mental illness and facilitating discussions about our menta...

Editorial: Changes for Gym Swim

September 20, 2019

Our Position: LTHS gym swim should only be taught freshman year The words “gym swim” send shivers down most LT students spines because of the memorable experience they had in the course. On the first day of gym swim,students are required to get in their bathing suits and then sit on cold bleache...

Girlhood

Olivia Janik, Co-Editor In Chief

September 20, 2019

Imagine using your phone camera to check to make sure you’re not being followed. Imagine hiding your key between your knuckles so you have a weapon ready in case someone attacks you. Imagine taking your first self defense class when you were just 11 years old, because even in a neighborhood as safe...

The double tap is crap

Olivia Janik, Co-Editor In Chief

September 20, 2019

My sophomore year, Civics became a required class at LT that all sophomores had to take. With it came the Take Action Project (TAP). The idea of TAP was to teach students about the importance of taking meaningful action to solve a problem. Sadly, most of the time TAP became nothing more than the creation...

Editorial: Our mental health

September 20, 2019

Our position: LT should allow students to take excused mental health days. Now more than ever before, mental illness is an issue that students deal with. It’s only intensified by the great deal of stress that comes with being a high school student. Tests, projects, homework, sports, clubs, jobs and ...

The Table at Crate debuts in Oakbrook

Mia Bonfiglio, Co-Pulse Editor

September 20, 2019

Oakbrook Mall is known for some of the best restaurants in our area. From Asian cuisine to cheese burgers, they have it all. When I heard about the new restaurant opening, The Table at Crate, I knew it had to be good. When I first approached the restaurant, I was shocked by the modernity of it. The out...

Social Media Activism: The New Frontier

Quinn Riordan, Reporter and Photographer

September 20, 2019

Social media has grown to be an essential part of every teens’ lives. Yet, social media activism continuously receives a bad reputation. Activists are labeled as “feminazis” or “social justice warriors.” Social media can spread misinformation, fake news and alternative or out-dated facts. S...

Jeni’s splendid ice creams opens at Oak Brook mall

Jeni’s splendid ice creams opens at Oak Brook mall

Dani Almase, Co-Pulse Editor

September 20, 2019

Nothing sounds better to me than a creamy sugar rush of a piercing frozen treat that melts on your tastebuds. Ice cream holds the key to many people’s hearts, including mine. If you are an ice cream enthusiast, you have to make your way to Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams...

“It: Chapter Two” Review

“It: Chapter Two” Review

John Hepp, Reporter

September 19, 2019

After 2017’s “It” blew audiences away, the sequel, “It: Chapter Two” debuted on Sept. 6 with high expectations. Directed by Andy Muschietti and boasting an all-star cast including Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, and Bill Hader, the bar was set high. “It” (2017) was amazing-one of my favorite m...

Tyler The Creator, made his second stop on his tour at the Credit Union One Arena in Chicago

Tyler The Creator, made his second stop on his tour at the Credit Union One Arena in Chicago

Alfonso Fernandez, Reporter

September 18, 2019

“IGOR” is a new, daunting character in Tyler’s career. It is a vivid chronological album about the toxicity of love and relationships and presents listeners with new, soulful sounds with a twist of modern ones as well. This was all prevalent on his Sept. 4 performance. At 7 p.m the concert started...

Post Malone does it again

Post Malone does it again

Tommy Layden, Co-Sports Editor

September 12, 2019

Whether you are working out, studying late at night, or just wanting to have good time, “Hollywood’s Bleeding” has something that you can blast on repeat. The new Post Malone album is yet another addition the artist’s growing collection of successful studio releases. Post already has two certifie...

Scam and scandal

May 23, 2019

Our position: The higher education system in this country generally rewards graft, dishonesty, large fortunes, and other factors over which students exercise no control. The monetary cost of college should fall on students and colleges; taxpayers and banks should not be involved in the process of payi...

Change laws, change health

May 23, 2019

Our Position: The legislation that raised the minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21 can help decrease the number of high school students who vape and smoke.   Raising the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 in Cook County is going to dramatically decrease the amount of st...

Love your body

Olivia Janik, Opinions editor

May 23, 2019

On the first 70 degree day of spring, I wasn’t outside enjoying it. I was in my room on the verge of tears because all of my shorts from the last summer didn’t fit and for the first time, I had stretch marks on my hips. The worst part was I felt guilty for having these insecurities, I felt that I...

Preparation in precalculus

May 23, 2019

Our Position: The LT Math Department should change the curriculum on the precalculus courses to better introduce students to calculus concepts prior to taking calculus at higher levels.   Calculus is a difficult subject for many students in both high school and in college, and the reason f...

Point-Counterpoint: Holla for Lolla?

Point-Counterpoint: Holla for Lolla?

Anna McCormick and Olivia Janik

May 23, 2019

Point: Sounds of the summer I love music. I love how good songs puts me in a happy mood. I love discovering a new artist that I really connect with. And, I love dancing to it with my friends. Music festivals give me all that excitement. The great thing about music festivals is you are able to ...

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