LION Newspaper

Safe spaces don’t make a safe school

Tim Mikulski, Art director

October 27, 2016

It makes sense that talk of safe spaces is centered on places of education. High school and college are intensely formative times, and students encounter frequent new ideas compared to the relative isolation that middle and elementary schools provide. LT students are receptive to each others’ ideas;...

The divided states of America

October 27, 2016

A Gallup Poll found in 2011 that only 44 percent of Americans believe that the next generation will have a better life than their parents. This is the lowest amount of Americans since the question was first asked in 1983. America’s unity has always been in question, dating back to the beginning...

Go safe or go home

Juliana Halpin, Managing editor of online content/social media content

October 27, 2016

Whether it is intentional or unintentional, those who argue that safe spaces are unnecessary and have no place on school campuses are inadvertently arguing for students and staff to feel unsafe while on school grounds. Safe spaces have historically been places where groups of people with common characteristics...

Security for students

October 27, 2016

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...

Today’s assignment: Kindness

Hallie Coleman

October 27, 2016

Although we LT students are blessed to go to a school with endless opportunities and such brilliant students, I believe this is also one of the hardest parts of attending LT. Students are so focused on ACT scores and GPAs that along the way we forget how to be kind to one another. I have deeply struggled...

Letter to the editor Josh Leak ‘17

Josh Leak

October 27, 2016

Growing up, I had some of the best examples of Black Men to look up to. My Uncle Garry, the educated, smart, caring pastor who instilled in me the importance of sacrifice. He taught me how a Black Man should stand tall and walk. His son Scottie, the brave, smart, talented teacher who taught me that love...

Go Cubs go

Go Cubs go

Adam Janicki, Sports editor

October 25, 2016

While the iconic 1989 movie “Back to the Future” failed to predict the Cubs as World Series Champions in 2015, this year may prove otherwise. After almost a century of re-building, Chi-town has united to support its Cubbies. Forget the White Sox this year, the Cubs are in the limelight now and every...

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

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. ...

La Grange residents reminisce adored grocery store

La Grange residents reminisce adored grocery store

Adam Janicki, Sports Editor

October 11, 2016

Ever since I started going to DeVries Grocery Store and Market, it has always provided the La Grange community and my family with an array of memories and spectacular service. Whether I went to DeVries to buy groceries on the weekends or snacks on the way back from school, the employees and owners always...

Federal kratom ban delayed

Federal kratom ban delayed

Charlie Stelnicki, Managing Editor

October 4, 2016

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

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...

Kick back and read

Charlie Stelnicki, Managing editor of print content

September 23, 2016

The summer reading webpage cheerily announces on, “Continue to cultivate the habit of reading and escape into new worlds this summer with a good book!” Now, I understand that many students lack enthusiasm for anything school related during long summer days, and that isn’t by any fault...

Summer’s too booked for reading

Brandt Seigfried, Reporter

September 23, 2016

Mid-August, the week right before school starts, we have all done it; our summer reading isn’t completed yet. What’s the solution? Pick out this random book off the list, skim it or Spark Note it before school starts. We won’t do anything important with it anyways, right? When I was a kid, my...

Aimless Arms

Thomas Atseff, Opinions editor

September 23, 2016

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...

Value Veganism

Sheridan Spiess, Pulse Editor

September 23, 2016

Every second, 3,000 animals are killed in the U.S. Factory farm raised chickens suffer from overcrowding, 80 percent of U.S. pigs suffer from ammonia exposure and 900 million animals that are raised to be eaten die prematurely from disease, handling, transportation and other factors. This is the reality...

A helping hand

Sydney Kaehler, Assistant Opinions editor

September 22, 2016

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...

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