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Danny Kilrea, Reporter

September 22, 2016

Every LT student has secretly pulled out his or her phone in the hallway to quickly send a few Snapchats, texted during a movie day in class, scrolled through Twitter during lunch or even tried to check Canvas during lunch study hall.  Until this year, every student did it in fear that a teacher would...

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...

Going bananas

Going bananas

Philip Smith, Editor in Chief

August 26, 2016

Hidden away in the jungles of Western Springs, zip lines snake through the forest canopy and people from all over the Chicagoland area fly into cargo nets hung 40 feet above the ground. The new addition to the local forest preserve Bemis Woods South is Go Ape, a company that runs zip lines and treetop ...

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...

Lollapalooza Editorial

Mary Sullivan, Reporter

May 20, 2016

In 1990, Perry Farrell was struck with a stroke of brilliancy. Jane’s Addiction, his band, was embarking on their farewell tour across the United States and Canada, and Farrell decided that they must go out with a bang. Now here we are, 25 years later, and to this day, on the very last weekend of July,...

Limitless

Limitless

Ceili Doyle, News Editor

May 16, 2016

I do not consider myself a sage or the world’s most esteemed high school role model, but please bear with me as I attempt to condense my thoughts on these past four years into a few measly paragraphs. High school is nothing without the people and I believe we are irreparably changed by the people (students...

Play on

Play on

Izy Scott, Art Director

May 16, 2016

Remember Ring Around the Rosie? You know, that game you would always play at camp even though no one particularly loved it or understood what was going on half of the time? That game where no matter how pointless it seemed to be whipping yourself in circles, you would “fall down” and couldn’t h...

Don’t overextend

Abby King, Pulse Editor

May 16, 2016

I have always been told that life is a compilation of decisions that you make. The good, the bad, the stupid and the brilliant all get jumbled into not only who you are, but who you become. I am going to be honest— freshman year: the mere thought of this terrified me. You’re talking to the girl who...

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...

Odds are…

Odds are…

Phil Smith, Opinion Editor

May 16, 2016

I’m not a soccer fan. I don’t enjoy watching 90-plus minutes of running around with only a shot here and there, but keeping up with Leicester City (pronounced LESS-ter, for some odd reason) and their road to the Premier League championship has been fun. The team had 5,000-1 odds to win it all going...

Editorial: “No kill” Chicago animal shelters

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...

Join the Fight

Join the Fight

Hallie Coleman, Reporter

April 29, 2016

Today 1,500 people will die, and tomorrow another 1,500. Every day is a tragedy.  Because everyday 1,500 people die from cancer in the U.S. alone.  Cancer is merciless.  Cancer does not discriminate.  Cancer is everywhere.  Today a child lost his mom to cancer.  Today a woman lost her husband to...

Shifting the spectrum of student reporting

Izy Scott, Art Director

April 20, 2016

Finally. Finally after 225 years of the U.S. constitution guaranteeing the civil rights of freedom of speech and press, Illinois is talking about extending that right to some of the most deserving journalist in the state: high school reporters. This week, the Illinois House pushed the Speech Rights o...

Point: Coverage creates change

MelRose Buckler, News Editor

April 7, 2016

After 26 innocent people—20 of them only children—were murdered in Newtown, Conn. in 2012, the entire nation grieved together. President Barack Obama held a press conference and social media was flooded with messages of condolences to the victims and their families. The media covered the story f...

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