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Athletes, not distractions

Brooke Chomko, Sports Editor October 15, 2021

Editor’s Note: This version of this column is different from what printed in our October 2021 issue. It has been updated to clarify misinterpreted information. The LION apologizes for this error in print. Cross...

UMI sculpture at Human + Nature exhibit at Morton Aboretum (Hepokoski/LION).

Morton Arboretum features fall views, new Human + Nature Exhibit

Five new sculptures displayed in various locations of arboretum
Macy Hepokoski and Gabriella Rauf October 7, 2021

The Morton Arboretum, located at 4100 IL-53, Lisle, is a public garden and outdoor museum with a mission to collect plants from around the world and display them for the public to study and enjoy.  This...

One of Sweetgreens popular dishes is the Harvest Bowl (McLean/LION).

Sweetgreen restaurant opens location at Oakbrook Center

Sustainable restaurant advertises a variety of whole, healthy food
Emme McLean, Managing Editor October 7, 2021

Huge green glass doors and bustling voices welcomed me as I entered Sweetgreen at the Oakbrook Center. They had a recurring color scheme of bright, neutral colors that complemented their sleek and modern...

Chromebook contrivance

Hannah Race, Reporter October 7, 2021

With the implementation of the new 1:1 Chromebook policy at LT, students have wider access to technology both in the classroom and at home. This is a new concept put in place at the beginning of the 2021-2022...

Chromebook catastrophe

Ryan Whelton, Reporter October 7, 2021

While the presence of technology in the classroom is not foreign to LT, the 1:1 laptop policy is brand new for the 2021-2022 school year. The plan equips each student with a Chromebook to use in the classroom...

Were Chromebooks the right choice?

LION staffers debate whether the addition of chromebooks into the curriculum at LT is beneficial to learning.
October 7, 2021

Decolonizing American history

Olivia Grefenstette, Reporter October 7, 2021

In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue. He discovered the Americas and sang “kumbaya” with the Natives.  Most students have been told this remixed version of our nation’s history....

Celebrate late start day

Our position: Having late start Wednesday every week is a great idea.
October 7, 2021

Every other Wednesday was late start Wednesday at Lyons Township High School until now. This year LT changed the late start Wednesday to be every week. This is a great way to keep students engaged in school,...

Lunchroom regulations

Our Position: LT needs to better follow all state of Illinois COVID-19 restrictions in order to keep the lunchroom a safe and healthy place for all students.
October 7, 2021

Lyons Township High School has started off the 2021-2022 school year by welcoming students back to in-person learning and by encouraging students to socialize with their teachers and peers again. However,...

NIL deals: The Payments

Aidan Wirtz, Sports Editor October 7, 2021

Johnny Manziel, Candace Parker, Tim Tebow, Zion Williamson, Reggie Bush. These specific players would have flourished if they had the money and therefore opportunities college athletes have now. Personally,...

Destigmatize mental health: athletes

Maddie Gee, Reporter October 7, 2021

What do you think about when the word “athlete” comes to mind? Committed, dedicated, strong, hardworking. Yet, there is a specific term that is rarely associated with athletes, because it is assumed...

Mandate the COVID-19 vaccine

Lily Hanafin, Opinions Editor October 7, 2021

Lyons Township needs to put a student vaccine mandate in place for the safety of students and staff. As of Aug. 23, the FDA has granted full approval to the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. This approval...

The importance of embracing who you are

Janessa Mosqueda, News editor, Multimedia editor October 7, 2021

As Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month commences (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15), a few things need to be addressed. This month is a time to commemorate our history and culture along with our influences on the United...

Kanyes 2021 album art for DONDA is simply a black cover.

Donda, Donda, Donda

Kanye West drops first album in two years, generates major popularity and sales
Aidan Wirtz, Sports Editor September 28, 2021

Some argue that Kanye’s new album is the #1 album of the year so far. While I personally think others, such as JCole’s “The Offseason” are better, it’s definitely in my top five.  This album...

Lorde releases new album

Lorde releases new album

Returns with “Solar Power” after four year break
Macy Hepokoski, Indepth Editor September 13, 2021

After her four year hiatus from producing music and social media, Lorde announced her third album “Solar Power” with the release of her single “Solar Power” on Aug. 20. Lorde’s single, released...

Crumbl Cookie Review

Crumbl Cookie Review

Evelyn Kowalski and Molly Burke September 10, 2021

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