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The Lumineers BRIGHTSIDE cover art.

The Lumineers release “BRIGHTSIDE”

Indie rock band drops album after 2 years, features new sounds and genres
Sydney Wolf, Reporter January 28, 2022

The Lumineers, returning with their fourth studio album after two years, will truly brighten anyone's day. “BRIGHTSIDE” was released on Jan. 14, following their three singles; “Brightside,” “Big...

The parking problem

Emme McLean, Managing Editor January 20, 2022

When we leave SC for NC, we are given a number of freedoms and privileges that come with age. At NC, we are able to pick from a larger variety of classes, a more diverse selection of food in the cafeteria,...

Do’s and don’ts of fashion for 2022

Do’s and don’ts of fashion for 2022

Grace Moore, Opinions Editor January 6, 2022

After one look at me, you can tell I know a lot about fashion.  However, what you don’t know is I sit at my desk in my flared jeans, look at my peer’s shoes and think “wow, Air Force 1s with...

2021: A year of change and growth

Gabriella Rauf, InDepth Editor December 22, 2021

As with any year, 2021 flew past. I think I speak for a lot of people when I say that this was a year of challenges and resilience, with drastic changes that required patience.  Many might have gone...

In and Out of the Classroom

Macy Hepokoski, InDepth Editor December 22, 2021

After starting 2021 in a hybrid model last school year, we are officially ending 2021 fully in person. I’ve got to say, tests are definitely harder without my notes open on the left of my computer screen,...

Get rid of heart rate monitors

Our position: Physical education classes should eradicate heart rate monitor results from summative grades.
December 22, 2021

Heart rate monitors are an unfair way of assessing students, especially if “heart rate days” are being counted as summative assessments. Heart rate monitor straps are one of the main components that...

Let’s get physical

Lily Hanafin, Opinions Editor December 22, 2021

Thanks to the social media platform TikTok, the world has experienced a rise in the “gym girl” —women who spend hours everyday lifting and eating protein filled meals. The app has created an environment...

End this consumerist madness

Grace Moore, Opinions Editor December 22, 2021

As you pick up a shirt off the Forever 21 rack, you carry the weight of each child laborer that slaved over it. You carry the thirst from their water that’s filled with toxic dyes. You bear the weight...

The perks of physical education

Ryan Whelton, Reporter December 22, 2021

Physical education (PE) is dreadful for some, while others idolize the class. PE may not be everyone’s favorite period at LT, but it is an essential part of each student's day and should continue to...

Protest against physical education

Cooper Anderson, Reporter December 22, 2021

Physical Education (PE) class has been one of the most dreaded classes in history for some students. If you are like me, you probably cringe just hearing the word “PE.” We all have horror stories from...

Should physical education be required?

LION staffers debate whether students should be required to take physical education courses at LT.
December 22, 2021

Sushi Ukai Restaurant Review

Naimah Arteaga, Freelance Writer December 21, 2021

Everyone wants to have a good meal on their birthday. Expectations are high and we want our experience to be something to remember. On my birthday, my family and I decided to go to a restaurant called...

Christmas tree featured in the market (Whelton/LION).

Holiday festivities continue for 25th annual Christkindlmarket

Popular return to in-person celebration in Chicago after held online last year
Macy Hepokoski and Ryan Whelton December 20, 2021

The 25th annual Christkindlmarket once again livens up the streets of downtown Chicago, after a gap year due to COVID-19, where the event was completely virtual. Two locations have opened up this year...

Puttshack located at the Oakbrook Center mall (Anderson/LION).

Puttshack opens in Oakbrook

New attraction offers mini golf, dining, bar
Evelyn Kowalski and Cooper Anderson December 20, 2021

Puttshack, one of the newest additions of the Oakbrook Center mall, opened its doors on Nov. 3, offering indoor mini golf, dining, and a bar. It gives off a modern vibe and stylish appeal at the same time....

Album cover for “Red (Taylor’s Version)” which came out on Nov. 12.

Taylor Swift releases ‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’

Surprises fans with new songs, music videos
Hannah Race, Reporter December 7, 2021

Taylor Swift released “Red (Taylor’s Version)” on Nov. 12, as well as a surprise release of “All Too Well: The Short Film” on YouTube. The short film is based off of the song “All Too Well...

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