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The problem with rape culture today

The problem with rape culture today

Hallie Coleman, Assistant Online Editor

September 14, 2016

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

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

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

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

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


Thomas Atseff, Assistant Web Editor

May 9, 2016

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

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...



March 31, 2016

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

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...

Cramming courses

March 1, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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