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A startling (lack of) statistics

A startling (lack of) statistics

Maddy Cohen, Art Director

March 5, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Online Exclusives, Opinion

A little under a month after the Stoneman Douglas high school shooting, America is still shaken. In pursuit of answers, I looked for some information about gun violence, school shootings specifically. What was startling to me was not the amount of deaths or shootings, but the fact that I could not find...

De-schedule cannabis

Spiro Kass, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

According to the Drug Enforcement Association, in order for a drug to be considered Schedule I, the substance must have no current accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. There are a variety of drugs that fall under this categorization which millions of Americans fall victim to each year...

Boys will be boys

Sydney Kaehler, Opinions Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The popular excuse for boys’ actions—“boys will be boys”—should not be tolerated and not be given a free pass simply because of gender. It’s a phrase that people usually don’t lose sleep over. It’s become just one of those things people say, and that’s why it is so tolerated in today’s...

Helpless homework checks

Mary Devine, Reporter

March 2, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Position Statement: LT Teachers should not check in homework because it wastes time, does not reflect a student's ability, and does not apply to the work world. For a class like math, teachers have considerable liberties as to whether or not homework is counted for a grade. Some teachers check in...

Audition for honors

January 26, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Each of Lyons Township’s courses is assigned an academic ability level (preparatory, accelerated or honors/Advanced Placement) based on the standards and expectations of the course combined with the level of academic rigor that students are expected to meet in class. All audition-only classes at...

Sad because of S.A.D.

January 26, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

There is a reason that when drawing a picture of the sun, people also add sunglasses and a smile. The sunglasses part is arbitrary simply because a sun doesn’t need to be protected from itself, but that’s not the point. The point is that sunlight makes people happy. Research from United Arab Emirates...

Wi-Fi would bring LT into the 21st century

January 26, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Lyons Township is a great school. It offers many opportunities in terms of curriculum and extracurricular activities, and classroom instruction is top-notch. But unfortunately, LT’s technological situation does not always contribute to the school’s high caliber. It’s a known fact that cellular...

AP should stand for A-Political

December 1, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The College Board: the powerful company that controls the SAT, the PSAT, and AP testing, among other college preparation tests. Most students are probably unaware of the Board’s influence in education or its organizational structure that works to insert politics into the classroom. While the College...

Sports vs. sleep

December 1, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

High school students are very busy. Obligations must be fulfilled and many extracurricular activities must be attended to not only have an enjoyable high school experience, but also to have a reasonable chance of admission to a post high school program of the student’s choice. Unfortunately, high...

Irate with immunization rates

December 1, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

We are extremely fortunate to be living in 2017; at least from a healthcare perspective. We are living our healthiest, longest lives, with the most treatments and medications to combat and cure the most diseases. We’re at a point where we can prevent and eradicate disease that once plagued us just...

Free speech hypocrisy

November 1, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Uncategorized

The war on media has picked up a lot of traction in the recent years, particularly due to President Donald Trump’s continuous attacks on the so-called “liberal and unfair” media. In response, the public has outcried that this is an attack on a key pillar of democracy, and a contributor to the president...

Fake digital image

September 22, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

When scrolling through your Instagram feed or watching Snapchat stories, it’s rare that the pictures aren’t posed or that the videos aren’t staged. Everyone knows that the person you see on social media almost always isn’t the same person you’ll see walking through the halls. If everyone underst...

Activity restrictions

September 22, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

At school, students are encouraged to get involved in activities. Participating in and contributing to a variety of clubs and teams makes for well-rounded students, creates larger networks of friends, and provides an overall healthy and positive experience. It does not make sense, then, that students ...

Limited NC parking

September 22, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Alongside a new campus and the status of upperclassmen, NC brings the sweet bliss of not having to ride the bus anymore and of not needing to arrive to school hot and sweaty from a lengthy walk. Whether carpooling with friends or driving solo, the luxury of being able to get oneself to and from school...

Braggers begone

Sydney Kaehler, Assistant opinions editor

May 25, 2017


Filed under Editorials, May 25, Opinion

Our Position: Students shouldn’t press their peers for school information or feel like they need to be vocal about their grades, test scores or GPA to anyone. In every single class, there's the one student who complains upon receiving a 90 percent on the test. Do not be that kid. School is difficult,...

AP Test + Final = Overkill

Danny Kilrea, Copy editor

April 12, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The beginning of May is a stressful time for students because it marks the beginning of AP exams. It is the culmination of all the material learned over the past two semesters. A lot of hard work and late nights goes into these exams to reach the score of a precious “5.” After the tests are over,...

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