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Opinion: LT should implement a testing program before going to hybrid school

Above is a COVID-19 test and mask

October 19, 2020

Position Statement: LT should implement a testing program before going to hybrid school to keep all students and faculty safe.  As numbers of COVID-19 cases rise in Illinois to those higher than when we were in a state-wide shutdown in March, we are being told it is safe to go back to school. To retu...

Editorial: Ugly truth of online learning

October 14, 2020

Position statement:  The current e-learning schedule for LT students is detrimental to their physical and mental well-being and presents an increased pressure on students to teach themselves material that is not as well explained as it would be during in-person teaching.  Due to the COVID-19 pan...

Editorial: IHSA’s unfair treatment

October 5, 2020

Our Position: The IHSA’s decision to delay the spring sport season until summer is unfair towards the spring sport athletes that will be forced to choose between their high school and club sport season.  Due to COVID-19, the fall and winter high school sports have been pushed back to winter an...

Opinion: LT needs more diverse hires

Chart showing the demographics of LT teachers.

September 30, 2020

Our Position: As a part of LT’s continued effort to better the school, it should hire more teachers of color in order to improve inclusivity and education for people of color (POC) and white students.  This year LT has taken a stronger stand to support minority students and to encourage conversation...

Vacate the Vapes

February 28, 2020

Our Position: LT needs to take more action to prevent students from vaping in the school bathrooms. It seems that every year vapes and drugs in general become more and more accessible to students. Many of those same students also feel the need to bring them into the school and ruin one of the few s...

It’s more than just a word

February 28, 2020

Our position: More students should speak out when they hear other students using derogatory language at school. Throughout the school day, it’s not uncommon to hear people using words in a derogatory way. With startling frequency, the “R-word” is used as a joking insult and “gay” is use...

“The fault in our sex education”

Paige Darling, Assistant Multimedia Editor

February 28, 2020

Sex education is a controversial topic because its main subject is taboo. Sex has a never-ending stigma that prohibits us from having productive conversations about it. What the world, especially the U.S., is failing to understand is that without proper education about sex, it will result in some negative...

Editorial: A Greener LT

January 31, 2020

Our Position: LT needs to make more of an effort to create an environmentally conscious and sustainable school. It is common knowledge that the Earth isn’t doing too great. She’s being suffocated by carbon, drowned in plastics, and stripped of her beautiful resources. In recent years, environme...

Editorial: Unnecessary and Irrelevant

January 31, 2020

Our Position: LT should abolish unit tests for sports in standard P.E. The way that standard P.E. classes are graded at LT has been taken too far. The heart of this problem lies within the most irrelevant tests students will take at LT: unit tests for sports. From knowing the rules of tennis to vol...

Speaker educates LT staff on gender development

Sophia Schultz, Reporter

January 31, 2020

Position Statement: The LT administration has made a positive impact on the learning environment at LT by educating the teachers and staff on topics regarding gender identity.   For the purpose of creating a climate at LT in which every student feels a sense of belonging, Hadeis Safi from...

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...

Editorial: Computer Carts Essential For Athletic Study Hall

October 24, 2019

Our position: Computer carts are essential for athletic study hall Athletic study hall is an invaluable resource to busy student athletes. It allows them a free period to complete work for other classes, in hopes that they can make up time lost at practices, games and meets. It also provides for a b...

Editorial: All classes, all levels

October 24, 2019

Our Position: LT should offer all levels of a course for required classes to give students the best learning experience possible LT requires 14 academic classes (Civics, Consumer Economics, English I, English II, English III, English IV, Health, Algebra, Geometry, one additional math, Biology, Ch...

Editorial: LT promotes student voice

October 24, 2019

Position: LT's voter registration event encouraged teens to register by providing them this opportunity. LT held a voter registration with the League of Women's Voters at NC on Sept. 24. All students had to do to register was complete an easy to use form and provide a valid ID or social security nu...

Editorial: Changes for Gym Swim

September 20, 2019

Our Position: LTHS gym swim should only be taught freshman year The words “gym swim” send shivers down most LT students spines because of the memorable experience they had in the course. On the first day of gym swim,students are required to get in their bathing suits and then sit on cold bleache...

Editorial: Our mental health

September 20, 2019

Our position: LT should allow students to take excused mental health days. Now more than ever before, mental illness is an issue that students deal with. It’s only intensified by the great deal of stress that comes with being a high school student. Tests, projects, homework, sports, clubs, jobs and ...

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