LION Newspaper

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 ...

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...

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