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Cramming courses

March 1, 2016


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Position statement: Several changes need to be implemented to the course selection process, such as appointing students to assist in class descriptions and moving back the deadline that students have to choose classes. What would you do if you were told to choose a cereal to have for breakfast ev...

‘Sixteen Shots’

‘Sixteen Shots’

Ceili Doyle, News Editor

January 25, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Intro: The Facts On the night of Oct. 20, 2014, 17-year-old, Laquan McDonald—who was armed with a knife—was shot 16 times by Chicago Police Department [CPD] officer Jason Van Dyke from approximately 10 feet away. The shooting was captured by a police cruiser’s dashboard camera; however, the ...

Nous sommes Paris

December 7, 2015


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Lying in a pool of blood, surrounded by hundreds of bodies, approximately 80 of which had ceased to have a heart beat, hundreds of innocent concert-goers hid or played dead in sheer terror for 10-minutes as unmasked gunmen mercilessly slaughtered those inside the Bataclan concert center at one of six...

The price of free speech

December 1, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

There is a disturbing trend spreading across universities throughout America. Within the past three months, two collegiate intellectuals—one a 30-year-old two-tour Iraq War veteran now studying, the other a Yale associate master—voiced opinions that provoked very strong reactions. The former,...

Loosen up tech policies

October 27, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In our society, technology is constantly on the rise, especially in education. Seventy-three percent of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers said that their students use cell phones in the classroom or to complete assignments, according to a Pew Research Center study. So, why is LT...

Our responsibility

October 25, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The civil war in Syria began during the Arab Spring of 2011, when many countries in the region experienced transitions of power out of the hands of dictators. Four short years later, the population of Syria has decreased from 22.4 million people in 2012 to an estimated population of 10.6 million in 2015,...

Editorial: Senior liberty

September 15, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

A five minute drive out of the North Campus parking lot is all it takes for hungry, hard-working seniors to find themselves parked outside of a Chipotle, Noodles and Co., Subway, McDonald’s, Mariano’s and more. After three tediously long, grueling years of high school, senior students deserve the...

Editorial: Drop the class

September 15, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

As we enter the 2016 election cycle, we can expect to be bombarded by attack ads and 24/7 media coverage of all major candidates. How can a relatively uninformed teenager sort through the political maneuvering, learn about politics and government, and decide whom to support?   Illinois lawmakers...

Editorial: In Defense of DuPage

May 18, 2015


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Here’s a nice social experiment: the next time a friend or relative asks you where you’re going to college, tell them that you are going to the College of DuPage (COD). Don’t treat it like it’s a joke. Watch their reaction. Hopefully, they greet this newfound news with a great smile, a hug and...

Editorial: Burning down the PARCC

April 13, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The infamous behemoth that is the Common Core is now serving up a new recipe for disaster and dissatisfaction in the hearts of Illinois student test takers. The PARCC test, a supposedly “new and improved” exam, will replace the despised ISAT test this year. Although its intentions are good, the unsettling...

Editorial: Deep Freeze

April 10, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

As of Jan. 15, 2015, the University of Illinois board of trustees voted to freeze undergraduate tuition for the next four years at their present rates for the 2014-2015 school years. The tuition freeze comes as part of an effort to increase the number of Illinois residents attending U of I. While nine...

Editorial: One for one is for all

March 4, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Over time, every major industry and institution has shifted away from using paper. Businesses share information and forms over email, newspapers have shifted their content to a digital realm and even book stores have begun to offer less books, and more e-readers. So why then, do high schools stand pat,...

Editorial: Cash flow too low

January 29, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In statewide debate, increasing the rates of minimum wage within Illinois has been the forefront of economic strategies sought out to help improve the lives of those supported by low-wage incomes. It would stimulate growth by injecting more money into a struggling economy that does not provide the working...

Editorial: Breaking down party lines

January 29, 2015


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Ideally, the United States would have a bipartisan government that operates in the interests of the people; however, the current situation in Congress tells a different story. Legislators tie up important bills in petty arguments over party policy, and not enough gets done. Members of Congress operate...

Staff Editorial: Hall for All

December 1, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Think back to a time in the recent past (or last night) when you didn’t finish a homework assignment the night before it was due, so you were frantically trying to finish it during class, and then all of the sudden you were missing material and trying to catch up. Let’s be honest, we’ve all be...

Staff Editorial: Talkin’ Bout my Generation

December 1, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Modern culture would like you to think that this generation, the one that all LT students are currently part of, is the laziest, most entitled and least academically intelligent generation the U.S. has ever known. Statistics could show you that attention spans are on the decline; test scores are behind...

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