LION Newspaper

Scam and scandal

May 23, 2019

Our position: The higher education system in this country generally rewards graft, dishonesty, large fortunes, and other factors over which students exercise no control. The monetary cost of college should fall on students and colleges; taxpayers and banks should not be involved in the process of payi...

Change laws, change health

May 23, 2019

Our Position: The legislation that raised the minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21 can help decrease the number of high school students who vape and smoke.   Raising the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 in Cook County is going to dramatically decrease the amount of st...

Preparation in precalculus

May 23, 2019

Our Position: The LT Math Department should change the curriculum on the precalculus courses to better introduce students to calculus concepts prior to taking calculus at higher levels.   Calculus is a difficult subject for many students in both high school and in college, and the reason f...

A fair chance

April 12, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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