LION Newspaper

A fair chance

April 12, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Our Position: Some LT sports programs give unfair advantages to athletes who play on club teams during tryouts. The struggle for a spot on a high school sports team can be tough. Especially at LT, where there are nearly 4,000 students. The school has 32 athletic programs for boys and girls in tot...

Academic integrity

April 12, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Our position: While academic integrity begins and ends with students, a school can foster an environment where cheating is socially unacceptable if grading and disciplinary systems reward and encourage academic honesty while punishing dishonesty. Fortunately, high schools and colleges alike value acad...

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...

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 ...

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,...

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