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Four Guys and Pie, episode 3: Everything Debatable

Four Guys and Pie, episode 3: Everything Debatable

Nina Shearrill, Multimedia Editor

January 27, 2020

Four LION staffers battle head to head over cats v.s. dogs, the inclusivity of feminism, and "Where's Waldo" as host Nina Shearrill and guest judge Bill Wesley decide the fate of the teams. Watch this fun filled episode that breaks the routinely serious mold that is signature to "Four Guys and Pie." ...

Surfaces concert review

Surfaces concert review

Claire Williams, Copy Editor

January 23, 2020

When I arrived at the concert venue on Jan. 10 for Surfaces’ Chicago-stop on their Warm Winter tour, there was still a line wrapped around the Metro. Immediately, I noticed the stage. Its wall was covered with the mellow pastels that Surfaces has branded, and each column scene seemed to embody a differ...

Artist of the Month: January

Paige Darling, Assistant Multimedia Editor

January 22, 2020

In order to highlight LT’s own artistic community, LION has decided to choose a creator every month (usually), 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, mu...

‘Uncut Gems’ is a diamond in the rough

‘Uncut Gems’ is a diamond in the rough

Tommy Layden, Sports Co-Editor

January 17, 2020

“Uncut Gems” is a chaotic movie with a wild, ever-evolving plot and strong individual performances that make it a distressing but very entertaining movie. The protagonist, Howard Ratner portrayed by Adam Sandler, is completely unlike the Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, and Bobby Boucher characters th...

Frozen Two Reviews

Frozen Two Reviews

Quinn Riordan and Kate Ferrell

January 17, 2020

Liked: I walked into “Frozen 2” with my friend on opening weekend, surrounded by young children giddy with anticipation to see their favorite Disney characters, Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf, and the lovable reindeer Sven.  “Frozen 2” is a better movie than its predecessor with memorable music scenes a...

Little Women Reviews

Little Women Reviews

Tommy Layden and Quinn Riordan

January 10, 2020

“Little Women” does the little things right Louisa May Alcott’s novel “Little Women” has been taught and read by thousands of people, its lovable characters Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, left a lasting impression on generations and created high anticipation for Greta Gertwig’s adaptation. “Li...

TryFecta: Holiday Drinks Review

TryFecta: Holiday Drinks Review

Tommy Layden, Quinn Riordan, and Lizzie Patel

December 20, 2019

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Four Guys and Pie, episode 2: Everything College

Four Guys and Pie, episode 2: Everything College

Nina Shearrill, Multimedia Editor

December 12, 2019

Guests Paige Darling, John Hepp and Alfonso Fernandez are back to discuss everything college. Along with special guest Lianne Musser of the LT College and Career Center, these four discuss common questions and fears that students may have about college in the second installment of "Four Guys and ...

Tryfecta, episode 1: Fry Guys

Tommy Layden, Quinn Riordan, and Lizzie Patel

December 9, 2019

We set out to give readers and viewers idea where to get the best fries based on a few different criteria. They are as follows: flavor/saltiness, bang for your buck, crispiness, warmth, overall taste, and aesthetic.  Each of these criteria are judged on a scale of 1 to 5 points, as well as an overal...

Editorial: Courses at the same level should have uniform curriculum

December 9, 2019

Our position: Teachers who teach the same class should follow the same curriculum and have the same homework and retake policies in order to give all students the same experience. As the school year progresses, students may be surprised to learn that despite taking a course at the same level as th...

These dusty old books matter

John Hepp, Reporter

December 9, 2019

I get it. Reading the works of William Shakespeare, Ralph Waldo Emerson or Henry Thoreau is hardly exciting for most high school students. Why should we care about a story or essay some dusty old guy wrote 200 years ago? On the surface, these literary classics that we study in English class seem to ju...

Skills pay the bills

Nicole Klein, Website Editor

December 9, 2019

Although classic and modern books have many important messages that students could spend hours discussing, English classes should focus more on literary analysis skills than on the specific book itself. Even though many students have not mastered literary analysis skills, such as finding the main...

Finding the ‘funnies’

Anna McCormick, News Co-Editor

December 6, 2019

Some mornings, I wake up dreading the day ahead of me. I have no motivation to get up and start my day. My mind spins with stressors: appearances, an upcoming test or homework. I carry the negative mindset that my day will be terrible. However, I have discovered each day offers little moments of joy....

In their defense

December 6, 2019

Our position: The addition of the self-defense class for next year is a great alternative to the current PE classes. A new self-defense class will be available starting in the 2020-21 school year. While it is only available for female identifying students, it will prove to be a more engaging alterna...

Fantasy makes the No Fun League Fun

Tommy Layden, Sports Co-Editor

December 6, 2019

People who play fantasy know how it goes. They understand the stress, the sweat, the tears, the grind that goes into making a good fantasy team. They know that sick feeling you get when some guy has 40 points on your bench. Fantasy turns some random Cleveland/Baltimore game into the deciding factor in...

Out with the Old

Out with the Old

Claire Williams, copy writer

December 6, 2019

Our society loves tradition. Sometimes, it even favors tradition over a newer choice that is more beneficial. Such is the case in LT’s English curriculum. LT’s English curriculum is filled with classics from “The Odyssey” to “The Awakening” to “Hamlet”. However, reading classical literature...

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