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Editorial: Drop the class

September 15, 2015

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,...

Editorial: In Defense of DuPage

May 18, 2015

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...

Editorial: Burning down the PARCC

Position Statement: Despite its supposedly new and improved format and in depth answering process, the PARCC test is flawed in the material it covers, will be taxing to learn, and will require class time that could be better used for normal curriculum goals.
April 13, 2015

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”...

Editorial: Deep Freeze

Position Statement: Although the tuition freeze at University of Illinois (U of I) is a step in the right direction to increasing Illinois resident enrollment, it fails to make the already high cost of attendance any more affordable and will not make the school more attractive to instate students.
April 10, 2015

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...

Editorial: One for one is for all

March 4, 2015

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...

Editorial: Cash flow too low

Position Statement: The state of Illinois must raise its standard minimum wage in order to stimulate economic growth and provide the working class with a foundation that enables them to promote a sustainable lifestyle.
January 29, 2015

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...

Editorial: Breaking down party lines

Position: Partisan politics slow down Congress. Drastic changes need to be made in order to expedite legislation.
January 29, 2015

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...

Staff Editorial: Hall for All

Our Position: The proposed bell schedule changes for next year, including the addition of a 25-minute study hall period, will be beneficial to students because it will provide them with a chance to finish short homework assignments or seek help for larger ones, as well as conference with teachers or make up tests.
December 1, 2014

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...

Staff Editorial: Talkin’ Bout my Generation

Our Position: To combat recent prevalence of political ignorance and indifference in today’s youth, LT should include a mandatory political education class to create an educated voter base.
December 1, 2014

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...

Staff Editorial: Teaching Democracy

October 21, 2014

It doesn’t take a political science major to realize that the contemporary form of democracy in the United States hasn’t exactly maintained the grandeur it began with. It’s hard to miss the obvious...

Staff Editorial: Breaking Rank

Our Position: High school rankings are a pointless exercise, as it is impossible to evaluate a high school purely on test scores, college attendance rate and graduation rate. The perfect high school education is subject to change depending on the student, the school and what the student needs for growth.
October 21, 2014

Recently, LT published its testing results for assessments such as the ACT, SAT and AP tests; and by all standards, LT was above average. ACT scores were higher than ever, despite the fact that students...

Staff Editorial: Study Hall Lockdown

October 9, 2014

Last Friday, Oct. 3, the usual laid back rules of North Campus study hall were stripped away from all seven periods. On Thursday, someone vandalized a desk and then stupidly put it on the popular app Street...

Staff Editorial: Feud with Ferguson

Position Statement- The recent shooting in Ferguson Missouri reveals essential problems with America’s police force, such as their recent extreme militarization and urge to shoot to kill.
September 29, 2014

The world may never know the exact consequences that led 18-year old Michael Brown to be shot dead on Aug. 9, but we do know a few things: he was unarmed, the responsible police officer was white, and...

Staff Editorial: Reliable Information on Social Media Vital to Society

Our Position: The value of social media to journalism is undeniable; however, with great access to information comes great responsibility. Consumers of news must be careful to only trust credible news sources.
September 10, 2014

In this day and age, articles railing against social media are completely obsolete. The benefits of a user-friendly communication network that spans the globe are so abundant and obvious that any argument...

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