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Point-Counterpoint: Should foreign language classes begin in kindergarten?

Point-Counterpoint: Should foreign language classes begin in kindergarten?

Liz Gremer and Diane Makovic

March 21, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion

Point: Profe will be proud by Liz Gremer I began taking Spanish in kindergarten. In elementary school, I learned the alphabet, basic grammar, as well as that “amarillo” means yellow. Going into high school, I had tested out of Spanish I and began Spanish II as a freshman. This year, I am tak...

Media Mayhem: What even is a news organization?

Media Mayhem: What even is a news organization?

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

March 5, 2019


Filed under Lars Lonnroth's Media Mayhem, Online Exclusives, Opinion

It can be very easy to think of a newspaper as a manufactured product like your soaps and your silverware. If you look at the way you get your soap and silverware and the way you get a newspaper, they can look somewhat similar. Heavy machinery in a warehouse somewhere transforms a normal piece of metal ...

Editorial: Copious choices

March 1, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Print Issues

Our Position: LT offers a wide variety of class options that students can choose from, and students should take advantage of this during course selections.   Every winter, the time comes for students at LT and incoming freshman to select their courses for the next year. For many selecting a...

Editorial: Timely Teachings

March 1, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Print Issues

Position Statement: Health class should be moved from sophomore year curriculum to freshman year in order to help inform and prepare younger students for issues they face in high school.   Walking into the halls of SC, freshman are introduced to an environment that is completely different from t...

End the stigma

Olivia Janik, Opinions editor

March 1, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Print Issues

We talk about mental health a lot. We talk about what to do if a friend is in trouble. We talk about “speak up-lining” people when they are in danger of harming themselves or others. But, we rarely talk about what it’s like to live with a mental illness. We never have actual conversations about...

Tyranny of small minds

Greg Smith, Managing editor

March 1, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Print Issues

I just read an opinion piece published in another school newspaper, the Yale Daily News. In a February 7 column titled “Evil is banal,” Yale student Isis Davis-Marks basically argues that white men should be stalked and monitored so that dirt on them can later be used to destroy their lives. No,...

People of LT

Camilla Breen, Pulse co-editor

March 1, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Senior: Xavier Chew ‘19 “What makes me happy? Time to make myself better; I want to always be better than yesterday’s Xavier. I write lyrics and rap, that’s how I cope with stress from the outside world. I started when I was a freshman. My dad and I were waiting at a bus stop, and he just...

Robust student press freedoms used to be the norm. Now, they’re the exception.

Robust student press freedoms used to be the norm. Now, they’re the exception.

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

February 23, 2019


Filed under Lars Lonnroth's Media Mayhem, Online Exclusives, Opinion

The LION’s blog Media Mayhem evaluates the implications and the legacy of the Tinker v. Des Moines Supreme Court Ruling to mark the end of Scholastic Journalism Week 2019. On this day 50 years ago—Feb. 23, 1969—the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a landmark decision: in the ca...

Ariana Grande’s ‘thank u, next’ album review

Ariana Grande’s ‘thank u, next’ album review

Dani Almase, Reporter

February 19, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion

She is only 25 years old and easily one of the most successful pop singers in the world. In 2018, she was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year. On Aug. 17, 2019, she released her fourth studio album, Sweetener. Just six months later, she came out with her fifth album, thank u, next on Feb. 8. ‘Sh...

The most overhyped holiday of the year: Valentine’s Day

The most overhyped holiday of the year: Valentine’s Day

Dani Almase, Reporter

February 14, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion

I’ve always seen Valentine’s Day as any other day of the year. It is an irrelevant holiday during which people traditionally show affection to their romantic partner. When we were little kids, it was a fun day when we would pass out cards and candy to all of our classmates. However as we got older, it bec...

Childhood Nostalgia: New LEGO movie review

Childhood Nostalgia: New LEGO movie review

Dani Almase, Reporter

February 12, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

Editors Note: This is part one of a multi-article series about the most anticipated  children's movie sequels this year that are sure to instill a certain degree of childhood nostalgia. LEGOs are plastic building blocks usually played with by young kids to construct anything their imagination desires....

A$AP Rocky concert review

A$AP Rocky concert review

Xavier Mcdonald, Freelance reporter

February 6, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion

My decision to not bring a coat to the A$AP Rocky concert on Jan. 9 seemed reasonable until I found myself in an hour and a half freezing cold line circling UIC Pavillion. Rocky came out to perform at 11:30 p.m. wearing a crash dummy mask and Air Jordans. To introduce him, two people dressed up as ...

Media Mayhem: Podcast Serial grapples with the complexity of justice in America

Media Mayhem: Podcast Serial grapples with the complexity of justice in America

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

January 31, 2019


Filed under Lars Lonnroth's Media Mayhem, Online Exclusives, Opinion

When I heard that the third season of the hit narrative podcast Serial would be a deep-dive into America’s criminal justice system—through the lense of a courthouse in Cleveland—I was very intrigued as to what story they would ultimately tell. Serial came to prominence in 2014 when it told th...

A job well done

January 25, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Print Issues

Our Position: We should take the time to appreciate that our teachers still helped their students to their utmost ability even with all that was going on behind the scenes. Before winter break, all LT teachers were working under the terms of last year’s contract. The teachers received a contract on De...

Fix up the Speak Up

January 25, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Print Issues

Our position: Although the Speak Up Line has potential to help with mental health problems, it can and needs to be replaced by a system that can address mental health issues and substance abuse concerns because the Speak Up Line has come to be used as a method of bullying. The Speak Up Line started ...

Why not?

Greg Smith, Managing editor

January 25, 2019


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion, Print Issues

Many of our elected public servants are good, hardworking people. Unfortunately, many are also disingenuous, self-obsessed and self-promoting. They are not all that smart, but are all the while convinced of their own brilliance. I don’t think the presidencies of Barack Obama and Donald Trump have been...

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