LION Newspaper

Funding environmental growth

Greta Markey, Managing Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

At LT, we pride ourselves on being a school with exceptional educational and extracurricular opportunities that foster success in any area of study or interest. We have impressive sports teams, academics, creative arts programs and many would say that, as a school, we are quick to pick up on innovative...

Free Lunch

Spiro Kass, Editor-in-Chief

May 24, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

When LT students enter NC, they reach a milestone of maturation, and plentiful privileges come along with this transition. At the age of 16, students are eligible to work and join the trade union, operate a motor vehicle, and even enlist in the military with parental consent. Although national and local...

Back to the Suburbs

Sydney Kaehler, Opinions Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The first thing I want to say is that this entire argument stems from social pressure and the word “wanderlust.” Don’t get me wrong, I want to travel around aimlessly and score an amazing job by age 25 as much as the next girl on the cusp of adulthood, but I’m a realist who doesn’t sugarcoat...

Cast your vote

Greta Markey, Managing Editor

April 28, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

We are lucky enough to live in a country that allows its citizens to elect its leaders. Voting is a right that Americans have advocated and fought for through the American Revolution, the Women’s Suffrage Movement and the Civil Rights Movement; however, many people today abstain from voting for reasons...

School safety is the answer

Greg Smith, Assistant Opinions Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Since the recent mass school shooting, this one at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14, issues surrounding these awful incidents have remained on the nation’s mind nonstop. Different proposals and courses of action have been suggested as measures to stop such crimes from...

Internet access is important

Internet access is important

April 13, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Imagine going about your business in the library, working on an assignment. While looking up new information, you click on a link and receive nothing but a screen saying that the site you are trying to reach is blocked because of questionable content. At LT, this is far too common an occurrence. The...

A startling (lack of) statistics

A startling (lack of) statistics

Maddy Cohen, Art Director

March 5, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Online Exclusives, Opinion

A little under a month after the Stoneman Douglas high school shooting, America is still shaken. In pursuit of answers, I looked for some information about gun violence, school shootings specifically. What was startling to me was not the amount of deaths or shootings, but the fact that I could not find...

De-schedule cannabis

Spiro Kass, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

According to the Drug Enforcement Association, in order for a drug to be considered Schedule I, the substance must have no current accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. There are a variety of drugs that fall under this categorization which millions of Americans fall victim to each year...

Boys will be boys

Sydney Kaehler, Opinions Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The popular excuse for boys’ actions—“boys will be boys”—should not be tolerated and not be given a free pass simply because of gender. It’s a phrase that people usually don’t lose sleep over. It’s become just one of those things people say, and that’s why it is so tolerated in today’s...

Helpless homework checks

Mary Devine, Reporter

March 2, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Position Statement: LT Teachers should not check in homework because it wastes time, does not reflect a student's ability, and does not apply to the work world. For a class like math, teachers have considerable liberties as to whether or not homework is counted for a grade. Some teachers check in...

Audition for honors

January 26, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Each of Lyons Township’s courses is assigned an academic ability level (preparatory, accelerated or honors/Advanced Placement) based on the standards and expectations of the course combined with the level of academic rigor that students are expected to meet in class. All audition-only classes at...

Sad because of S.A.D.

January 26, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

There is a reason that when drawing a picture of the sun, people also add sunglasses and a smile. The sunglasses part is arbitrary simply because a sun doesn’t need to be protected from itself, but that’s not the point. The point is that sunlight makes people happy. Research from United Arab Emirates...

Wi-Fi would bring LT into the 21st century

January 26, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Lyons Township is a great school. It offers many opportunities in terms of curriculum and extracurricular activities, and classroom instruction is top-notch. But unfortunately, LT’s technological situation does not always contribute to the school’s high caliber. It’s a known fact that cellular...

AP should stand for A-Political

December 1, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The College Board: the powerful company that controls the SAT, the PSAT, and AP testing, among other college preparation tests. Most students are probably unaware of the Board’s influence in education or its organizational structure that works to insert politics into the classroom. While the College...

Sports vs. sleep

December 1, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

High school students are very busy. Obligations must be fulfilled and many extracurricular activities must be attended to not only have an enjoyable high school experience, but also to have a reasonable chance of admission to a post high school program of the student’s choice. Unfortunately, high...

Irate with immunization rates

December 1, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

We are extremely fortunate to be living in 2017; at least from a healthcare perspective. We are living our healthiest, longest lives, with the most treatments and medications to combat and cure the most diseases. We’re at a point where we can prevent and eradicate disease that once plagued us just...

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