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Vacate the Vapes

February 28, 2020

Our Position: LT needs to take more action to prevent students from vaping in the school bathrooms. It seems that every year vapes and drugs in general become more and more accessible to students. Many of those same students also feel the need to bring them into the school and ruin one of the few s...

True Food Kitchen opens in Oak Brook shopping center

Margarita pizza and turkey burger from True Food Kitchen (Sullivan/LION).

Robert Sullivan, reporter

February 28, 2020

True Food Kitchen welcomes visitors with a split panel canvas sprawling across the back wall reading “Eat More Color.” They not only abide by the artwork with colorful, nutritious meals, but they are also able to fulfill almost any customer's craving with a wide range of seasonal foods and flavors. As...

It’s more than just a word

February 28, 2020

Our position: More students should speak out when they hear other students using derogatory language at school. Throughout the school day, it’s not uncommon to hear people using words in a derogatory way. With startling frequency, the “R-word” is used as a joking insult and “gay” is use...

Church league column

Tommy Layden, Sports Co-Editor

February 28, 2020

Church League is just rec league basketball. It is just a bunch of guys in a gym who aren’t the most skilled or the best athletes shooting hoops. Church League is all of these things, but it is so much more than a rec league. It is a continuation in a sport for many who had no chance of playing in...

“The fault in our sex education”

Paige Darling, Assistant Multimedia Editor

February 28, 2020

Sex education is a controversial topic because its main subject is taboo. Sex has a never-ending stigma that prohibits us from having productive conversations about it. What the world, especially the U.S., is failing to understand is that without proper education about sex, it will result in some negative...

Little Women Review

Quinn Riordan, reporter and photographer

February 27, 2020

“Little Women” does the little things right Louisa May Alcott’s novel “Little Women” has been taught and read by thousands of people, its lovable characters Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, left a lasting impression on generations and created high anticipation for Greta Gertwig’s adaptation. “Li...

Little Women Review

Tommy Layden, Sports Co-Editor

February 27, 2020

‘Little Women’ is for the boys I walked into “Little Women” with a group of my cousins. Right away all of the boys and I were on the same page, “this movie looks like trash,” “this sucks,” and “why aren’t we at the new ‘Star Wars’ movie.” However, after struggling throu...

Tryfecta Nugget Review

Tryfecta Nugget Review

Tommy Layden, Quinn Riordan, and Lizzie Patel

February 24, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=4eC6lYgNs4U&feature=emb_title Restaurants reviewed in order of favorite to least favorite: Popeye's Chick-fil-a Wendy's McDonald's White Castle Burger King

The Meanings and Perceptions of Beauty

The Meanings and Perceptions of Beauty

Nina Shearrill and Kaitlyn Joyner

February 3, 2020

Enjoy staffers Nina Shearrill and Kaitlyn Joyner interview other LT students about the meaning of "beauty" and what it looks like to them. The answers may surprise you.

So long, 2010s

Dani Almase, Pulse Co-Editor

January 31, 2020

On Dec. 31, 2009, I was a 7-year-old girl waiting to count down the new year. I remember thinking how cool I felt to be staying up until midnight with my parents. I was still so young and I had my whole life ahead of me. As the clock struck 12, it was 2010. At that moment, 5,256,000 minutes flew by,...

The Superficiality of Social Media

John Hepp, Opinions Editor

January 31, 2020

Nothing has invaded our lives in the past decade more than social media. The posts, notifications, and hashtags have become a daily part of most of our lives. On social media, you can choose to hide who you really are behind a screen. Choosing to do this creates an optimized version of ourselves that...

Editorial: A Greener LT

January 31, 2020

Our Position: LT needs to make more of an effort to create an environmentally conscious and sustainable school. It is common knowledge that the Earth isn’t doing too great. She’s being suffocated by carbon, drowned in plastics, and stripped of her beautiful resources. In recent years, environme...

Editorial: Unnecessary and Irrelevant

January 31, 2020

Our Position: LT should abolish unit tests for sports in standard P.E. The way that standard P.E. classes are graded at LT has been taken too far. The heart of this problem lies within the most irrelevant tests students will take at LT: unit tests for sports. From knowing the rules of tennis to vol...

New year, same you

Olivia Janik, Co-Editor in Chief

January 31, 2020

The new year can be a time of new beginnings, new goals and new attitudes towards life. In reality, however, the new year represents a week-long trial at a gym before ending up back on the couch binging Netflix because exercise is too much work. Hardly anyone completes their New Year’s resolution,...

Starbucks Roastery Reserve debuts in Chicago

Olivia Janik, Co-Editor in Chief

January 31, 2020

As a self-proclaimed coffee snob, I was over the moon when I heard that the world’s largest Starbucks would replace the Crate and Barrel on Michigan Avenue. I am happy to report that the Starbucks Reserve Roastery, located at 646 N. Michigan Ave., did not disappoint. Starbucks managed to create a D...

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