LION Newspaper

Safe and informed

December 3, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Print Issues

Our Position: LT is doing a good job in terms of school security, but should inform students about the new protocol. In the wake of increased school violence, LT has been tightening security to protect its students. The LT administration has implemented numerous new security measures this year betw...

School over sports

December 3, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Print Issues

Our Position: Coaches need to recognize that athletics come second to academics for student athletes. Being a high schooler is no easy job. There’s stressful classes, trying to figure out what to do with for the rest of your life and plenty of social and academic stress. Some students take on the extr...

Juul targets teens

Pilar Valdes, Art Director

September 27, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Pulse

I’m not even going to bother starting this article off by explaining what a JUUL is. This is a high school newspaper, with high school readers; you know what a JUUL is. That’s what's so worrisome about the phenomenon that is juuling; it’s not always used by adult smokers who are trying to quit...

La Grange welcomes new Asian fusion cuisine

La Grange welcomes new Asian fusion cuisine

Isabel Tuisl, Social Media Manager, Website co-editor

September 27, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

When eyeing the new downtown La Grange Asian fusion “Forbidden Noodles” restaurant from the outside, I expected it to be authentic, modern and lively. It was definitely modernized -- granite countertops, some contemporary art pieces on the walls and beautiful wooden accents along the ceiling created...

Rank is right

Greg Smith, Managing Editor

September 27, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Four years ago, LT stopped calculating class rank. Arguments against a system of class rank were made primarily on the basis of utilitarianism. Opponents of ranking students claimed that in order to do the greatest good for the greatest number of students, class rank should be eliminated. The line of...

Suicide prevention should be topic of discussion all year

Nina Shearrill, Reporter

September 27, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2016 over 45,000 people died from suicide, making it the second leading cause of death in those aged 10-34 and the 10th leading cause for all ages. Suicide kills more people than homicide does, and the conversation around suicide and...

Focus on the classics

Olivia Janik, Reporter

September 27, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Online Exclusives, Opinion

The LT English classes should revise its reading lists to create a curriculum that interests students and covers relevant themes by adding more classic literature. The biggest problem Language Arts faces is keeping students interested in reading. Most high school students don’t even read the required...

McCain’s Legacy

McCain’s Legacy

Greg Smith, Managing Editor

September 26, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Guest Columns, Opinion

Last month, Arizona Senator John McCain was buried. Whatever your political standing is, McCain was an American hero. He served with distinction in the Vietnam War. He was captured and held in a hellhole of a North Vietnamese prison camp, where he endured five long years of gruesome torture that lef...

Rank is right

September 25, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Print Issues

Our position: In order to recognize the individual achievement of LT students, LT should calculate and report class rank.   Four years ago, LT stopped calculating class rank. Arguments against a system of class rank were made primarily on the basis of utilitarianism. Opponents of ranking stude...

Year-round prevention

September 25, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Print Issues

Our position: Nearing the end of September, which is suicide prevention month, it is important to realize that to lessen the problem of suicide in the world, we need to focus on suicide prevention year-round.   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2016 over 45,...

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...

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