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The 1975’s “A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships” review

The 1975’s “A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships” review

Camilla Breen and Isabel Tuisl

December 5, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Reviews, Top Stories

Listening party (Isabel): On Nov. 30, the official release date of The 1975’s “A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships,” listening parties occured in places all over the nation. Chicago’s party took place at 7pm. at Shuga Records (1272 N Milwaukee Ave in Wicker Park). When my friend and I en...

Energetic performance by Josie Dunne gets crowd on its feet

Energetic performance by Josie Dunne gets crowd on its feet

Isabel Tuisl, Social Media Manager/Website co-editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Reviews, Top Stories

Josie Dunne ‘15 captivated her audience at her hometown show on Nov. 20 with her positive and energetic presence as she jumped around the stage all night, along with her family and friends who came out to support her. Approaching the venue, Park West, I could already tell it was sort of a strang...

Safe and informed

December 3, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Print Issues

Our Position: LT is doing a good job in terms of school security, but should inform students about the new protocol. In the wake of increased school violence, LT has been tightening security to protect its students. The LT administration has implemented numerous new security measures this year betw...

School over sports

December 3, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Print Issues

Our Position: Coaches need to recognize that athletics come second to academics for student athletes. Being a high schooler is no easy job. There’s stressful classes, trying to figure out what to do with for the rest of your life and plenty of social and academic stress. Some students take on the extr...

True Evil

Greg Smith, Managing editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion, Print Issues

At the conclusion of a speech to the House of Commons describing the horrors of the slave trade in 1791, English abolitionist William Wilberforce said “You may choose to look the other way, but you can never say again that you did not know.” Our society isn’t always interested in knowing the...

Hate Seeping Through

Mary Okkema, News co-editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion, Print Issues

American society and politics have increasingly become polarized over the past few years. It seems that people have forgotten to listen to and respect others opinions. Democrats and Republicans are both struggling to find common ground and compromise. This political polarization is causing great tension...

Grade Inflation: Point-Counterpoint-Counterpoint (video/article)

Grade Inflation: Point-Counterpoint-Counterpoint (video/article)

Diane Makovic, Olivia Janik, and Hayden Claesson

December 3, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

Test-retakes, Curves and Extra credit is a staple of high achieving classrooms. Students love it. But is it actually helping students master the subject matter? That is the question on this issue of Point Counterpoint Counterpoint. You can watch a video of this debate bellow. Or, you can watch the video in a new tab on LTTV's Yo...

Pilar’s Playlist edition 9

Pilar’s Playlist edition 9

Pilar Valdes, Art Director

December 2, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Pilar's Playlist, Top Stories

I have spent a LOT of time indoors these past few weeks. For starters, I don’t know if you guys have noticed, but it’s cold outside. Then mother nature handed us some beautiful snow, and Dr. Kilrea handed us a snow day. I like being outside, especially in the winter because I think snow is the most b...

Mumford and Sons find new sound with recent album “Delta”

Mumford and Sons find new sound with recent album “Delta”

Georgia Dougherty, Pulse co-editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

The first record I ever got was Mumford and Sons’ “Sigh No More” album. I can very easily say that their new album, “Delta,” will be on my Christmas list. “Delta” is the band’s third consecutive number one album in the U.S., topping the Billboard 200; however, it strays from their usual...

Streetlight Manifesto brings ska, community to Chicago

Streetlight Manifesto brings ska, community to Chicago

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

November 25, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

The moment Streetlight Manifesto strutted on the stage at the Riviera on Nov. 17, the crowd erupted into euphoria. But beyond the initial ecstasy that occurs at every concert, the moment the band played its first note, it went from euphoria to bedlam—in a good way. When the band played the first notes of “E...

Jon Bellion’s new album impresses with variety

Isabel Tuisl, Website/Social Media co-editor

November 18, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

Jon Bellion, an American singer, songwriter, rapper and record producer released his album “Glory Sound Prep” on Nov. 9. Two and a half years after the release of his first studio album, “The Human Condition,” Jon released his new album to his already acquired audience as a result of his hit...

Newly formed band, Boygenius, sells out Thalia Hall Nov. 12, 13

Newly formed band, Boygenius, sells out Thalia Hall Nov. 12, 13

Grace Kulat, Reporter/Photographer

November 17, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Reviews, Top Stories

The entire audience was silent as Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus stood on the edge of the Thalia Hall stage performing their final song for the night “Ketchum, ID,” acoustically. The audience was captivated by their soothing voices and beautiful guitar chords. The venue was quiet but as t...

Bohemian Rhapsody movie review

Bohemian Rhapsody movie review

Tommy Layden, Reporter

November 14, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

"Bohemian Rhapsody" is a movie about how a group of misfits came together and created music that was far ahead of their time. Strong showings from lead actors Rami Malek and Lucy Boynton, and moving performances from supporting cast members, turned an already entertaining story into a great film. Set i...

Band Jawbreaker returns to Chicago after reuniting

Band Jawbreaker returns to Chicago after reuniting

Lars Lonnroth, Managing editor of Breaking News/ Multimedia Content

November 7, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion

When you think college English professor, you probably think the only stage they can command is that of the classroom. But that is not the case with Blake Schwarzenbach, the front-man of the largely unknown yet incredibly influential punk band Jawbreaker. Jawbreaker served as the bridge between p...

Young, dumb and un-woke

Greg Smith, Opinions/Managing editor

November 5, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion, Special Section

Politicians, voters, and pundits seem to be constantly concerned with the “youth vote.” To me, this really makes no sense. While the number of young people may be statistically important in deciding an election, ideas and opinions that are only informed by social media hashtags and buzzwords are...

Taking back our school

November 5, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion

It’s unfortunately been well known for quite some time now that LT has a serious problem when it comes to use of marijuana, nicotine products, and alcohol. But the LTHS administration and the LT community have just recently obtained precise information about just how bad it is. The results of the Il...

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