LION Newspaper

Artist of the Month: October

Paige Darling, Assistant Multimedia Editor

October 31, 2019

In order to highlight LT’s own artistic community, LION has decided to choose a creator every month, one who works in various forms in the art world. We hope to showcase traditional art mediums, like drawings and paintings, along with more modern forms such as photography, short films, music and po...

Miranda Lambert concert review

Kaitlyn Joyner, Reporter

October 31, 2019

Miranda Lambert kickstarted the weekend early on Thursday Oct. 10. Her ‘girl power’ themed tour “Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars” stopped in Urbana-Champaign for a passionate and energetic concert. Along with Lambert was country-pop star Maren Morris, young artist Tenille Townes and fellow ...

Bengston’s Pumpkin Farm: A staple for Chicagoland fall festivities

Robert Sullivan, Reporter

October 29, 2019

Located just over 30 miles southwest of Chicago, Bengston’s Pumpkin Farm is a family friendly seasonal attraction assorted with rides, entertainment, and a wide variety of food. Perhaps the most highly anticipated Bengston’s treat would be the fresh apple cider donuts they boast as “Chicago’s...

Two perspectives: A look into native Chicagoan, Virgil Abloh’s, exhibit at the MCA

Paige Darling and Alfonso Fernandez

October 24, 2019

Click here to view two LION staffers' perspectives on Virgil Abloh's exhibit in Chicago's very own Museum of Contemporary Art....

Editorial: Computer Carts Essential For Athletic Study Hall

October 24, 2019

Our position: Computer carts are essential for athletic study hall Athletic study hall is an invaluable resource to busy student athletes. It allows them a free period to complete work for other classes, in hopes that they can make up time lost at practices, games and meets. It also provides for a b...

As original as ever

John Hepp, Reporter

October 24, 2019

It’s true: Hollywood has a bad case of sequel-itis. The “Fast and Furious” franchise currently has nine films, with a tenth on the way. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has bloated to 23 total movies, along with several spin-off TV shows. Even Disney, the mastermind that came up with classics such as ...

Blackberry Market surprises suburbs with healthy, affordable options

Blackberry Market surprises suburbs with healthy, affordable options

Grace Kulat, Co-Art Director

October 24, 2019

Recently, health conscious food options are becoming increasingly more important to people. Restaurants are switching over to or using better non-processed ingredients. With the slogan “eat better, feel better,” Blackberry Market on 36 South LaGrange Road is doing just that.  When you walk in ...

Editorial: All classes, all levels

October 24, 2019

Our Position: LT should offer all levels of a course for required classes to give students the best learning experience possible LT requires 14 academic classes (Civics, Consumer Economics, English I, English II, English III, English IV, Health, Algebra, Geometry, one additional math, Biology, Ch...

Editorial: LT promotes student voice

October 24, 2019

Position: LT's voter registration event encouraged teens to register by providing them this opportunity. LT held a voter registration with the League of Women's Voters at NC on Sept. 24. All students had to do to register was complete an easy to use form and provide a valid ID or social security nu...

Copy and paste

Nina Shearrill, Multimedia Editor

October 24, 2019

Hollywood is starting to lack content that is truly, or mostly, original. As production companies create movies solely in the capitalistic pursuit of money, the content that makes it to the big screen with multi-million dollar budgets becomes increasingly narrow.   The success of movies like “Aven...

British rock band lights up the night

British rock band lights up the night

Adriana Serrano, Reporter

October 22, 2019

The popular Indie-rock band Catfish and the Bottlemen took to stage at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago on Oct.5, making this one of the many U.S. stops in their self-titled tour for their third studio album “ Balance” released in April. At about exactly 9 p.m. the band wasted no time, kicking of...

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 ...

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