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Security for students

October 27, 2016


Filed under Editorials, oct 27, Opinion

The common misconception regarding our town is that we live in a perfect community. Tragedy has hit us in the past, and even if crime hasn’t personally affected you, letting your guard down and blowing caution to the wind just because we live in a “pleasant suburb” is foolish. But most of us do...

Character is how you act when no one is watching

Character is how you act when no one is watching

Danny Kilrea, Copy Editor

October 19, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

Leaked comments from the Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump were released in a 2005 recording including lewd comments about women. His dialogue has caused many key Republicans to drop their endorsements and even call for the RNC to lawyer up and attempt to switch the party’s candidate. ...

Federal kratom ban delayed

Federal kratom ban delayed

Charlie Stelnicki, Managing Editor

October 4, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) issued a press release on Aug. 30, 2016, stating its intent to move an herbal compound known as kratom to the Schedule I category due to the belief of it having a high potential for abuse and a claim that kratom does not provide any currently accepted medical uses. Originally...

Book Review: “Crippled America”

Book Review: “Crippled America”

Brandt Siegfried, Reporter

September 26, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Online Exclusives, Opinion

In the Current Affairs section at Barnes & Noble, Donald Trump's scowl on the cover of “Crippled America” glares down passersby. A political narrative at a surprisingly low 193 pages, “Crippled America” is the ultimate campaign read for any hardcore Trump supporter, but also a decent insig...

Aimless Arms

Thomas Atseff, Opinions editor

September 23, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Warning: This is an editorial on gun control. Please refrain from shutting down your mind until you hear what I have to say; I promise to not propose anything too radical. On June 12, 2016, 49 people were murdered and 53 others were injured in a terrorist attack and hate crime in a gay nightclub in...

A helping hand

Sydney Kaehler, Assistant Opinions editor

September 22, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has recently declared that September is Suicide Prevention month. Of course, we should be aware of suicide year round; however, especially with school starting we need to be more conscious of and enlightened about what is many times, the root of why we feel...

Required Revisions

Danny Kilrea, Reporter

September 22, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Every LT student has secretly pulled out his or her phone in the hallway to quickly send a few Snapchats, texted during a movie day in class, scrolled through Twitter during lunch or even tried to check Canvas during lunch study hall.  Until this year, every student did it in fear that a teacher would...

The problem with rape culture today

The problem with rape culture today

Hallie Coleman, Assistant Online Editor

September 14, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

Why do the headlines read “Stanford swimmer guilty of rape” or “Stanford swimmer released early”? There are a lot of words that come to mind for a rapist-repulsive, vulgar, awful, disgusting, domineering, selfish, horrific, creepy, vile, but the word chosen was swimmer.  A rapist deserves no...

September marks go gold for pediatric cancer

September marks go gold for pediatric cancer

Katie Palermo, Photo Editor

September 12, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

Very few are aware that September marks the month for pediatric cancer awareness. The gold ribbon represents all pediatric cancer patients. As a two-time acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) patient, I have always brought awareness to the cause no matter what month it was. Within the past few years, September...

Life, liberty and the pursuit of standing

Life, liberty and the pursuit of standing

Danny Kilrea, Reporter

September 12, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

California 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick has not stood for the national anthem this football season because of racial injustice and police brutality in the United States.  After tremendous backlash, Kaepernick adjusted his stance and kneeled during the national anthem before a preseason game...

Assault is not an accident

Céilí Doyle, News Editor

June 13, 2016


Filed under Editorials, News, Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

Intolerance is not behind us, sexism is not a way of the past and rape culture is not a myth. Recently the news has been dominated by headlines surrounding rapist Brock Turner and the victim of his sexual assault, the anonymous author of a 12 page letter addressed to Turner. The letter was written...

No man is an island

May 16, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Getting the conversation going In honor of Mental Health Awareness month, here are some startling facts that you should know: if we were to take 100 random Americans, 18 would suffer from an anxiety disorder, more than six would have a developmental disorder (including ADHD and autism spectrum disorde...

Editorial: “No kill” Chicago animal shelters

Editorial: “No kill” Chicago animal shelters

Thomas Atseff, Assistant Web Editor

May 9, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Each year, approximately 8 to 12 million animals enter animal shelters across the United States. In that same year, 5 to 9 million of those animals are euthanized, or killed “humanely.” For years, many animal shelters have begun to retire the process of euthanasia, and now the animal shelters in...

A helping hand

March 31, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

We have all had that one math class that you stumble out of in a haze of confusion and fear, unsure of what foreign language you struggled to listen to for the past 48 minutes was trying to tell you. LT administrators understand that too. They also understand how it is not always easy to ask for help...

iPrivacy

iPrivacy

March 31, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Position Statement: Demands by the FBI for Apple to create an “all access” iOS operating system that would allow them to access data and information from any iPhone are not only an overreach of power by the federal government, but also could pose extreme security risks and are a violation of our...

Gimme some credit

March 1, 2016


Filed under Editorials

Position statement: Students should be given the option of taking required prep courses credit/no credit, or at the accelerated level, to keep these classes from negatively affecting their GPAs.    Countless students at LT do everything in their power to maintain a high GPA.  From filling their sc...

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