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Band Jawbreaker returns to Chicago after reuniting

Band Jawbreaker returns to Chicago after reuniting

Lars Lonnroth, Managing editor of Breaking News/ Multimedia Content

November 7, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion

When you think college English professor, you probably think the only stage they can command is that of the classroom. But that is not the case with Blake Schwarzenbach, the front-man of the largely unknown yet incredibly influential punk band Jawbreaker. Jawbreaker served as the bridge between p...

Young, dumb and un-woke

Greg Smith, Opinions/Managing editor

November 5, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion, Special Section

Politicians, voters, and pundits seem to be constantly concerned with the “youth vote.” To me, this really makes no sense. While the number of young people may be statistically important in deciding an election, ideas and opinions that are only informed by social media hashtags and buzzwords are...

Taking back our school

November 5, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion

It’s unfortunately been well known for quite some time now that LT has a serious problem when it comes to use of marijuana, nicotine products, and alcohol. But the LTHS administration and the LT community have just recently obtained precise information about just how bad it is. The results of the Il...

Common culture

Greg Smith, Opinions/Managing editor

November 5, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion

Taylor Swift just endorsed Phil Bredesen in the Tennessee U.S. Senate race. While this may sound like blasphemy to some: I do not care in the slightest.   Swift is a musician, some would say a talented one. And while I may like some of her songs, I don’t care what she thinks about politics. ...

Should highschoolers be allowed to trick-or-treat? -Point-Counterpoint

Dani Almase and Tommy Layden

October 31, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

Point: High schoolers are not too old to trick-or-treat By Dani Almase Halloween is the night of Oct. 31, which is commonly celebrated by children who dress in all different types of costumes. They cheer for candy or other treats from house to house around their neighborhood shouting, “trick ...

Media Mayhem: Khashoggi’s last column call of accountability

Media Mayhem: Khashoggi’s last column call of accountability

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

October 30, 2018


Filed under Lars Lonnroth's Media Mayhem, Opinion

Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey on Oct. 2, but he would never come out alive. Almost a month after Khashoggi disappeared into the consulate, his disappearance is still captivating the world—and complicating the United States’ already tricky relationship with Saudi Arabi...

Is the razor right?

Georgia Dougherty, Pulse editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns

A couple weeks ago, I got into a huge debate with my parents. They were annoyed because I didn’t want to shave my legs. I was annoyed because I didn’t want to. I’ll present this like a court case. My parents’ side: I should shave my legs because it is hygienic and people will cast negative...

American Exceptionalism: Point/Counter-Point (Article/Video)

American Exceptionalism: Point/Counter-Point (Article/Video)

Greg Smith and Grace DeKoker

October 25, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

Is America truly exceptional? That is the question we seek to answer in this issue's installation of Point-Counter point. The LION's Managing Editor Greg Smith faces off against LION's Editor-in-Chief Grace DeKoker on how great America really is. You can also watch a video version of this debate loca...

School safety success

Olivia Janik, Reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Print Issues

Our Position: Ensuring school safety is an important part of education. The LT administration has done a great job keeping students safe at school and ensuring their well-being.   In recent years, school safety has become a hot issue in our country. Schools now have deal with fears of a shooting...

Women’s health is world health

Grace DeKoker, Editor-in-Chief

October 22, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion

In the wake of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a Supreme Court Justice, Democrats have lost the Supreme Court majority. A Republican ideal for many years has ben to overturn Roe v. Wade, which, among other things, recognized that a woman’s right to privacy “is broad enough to encompass...

“Tootsie” previews success on Broadway

“Tootsie” previews success on Broadway

Liz Gremer, Reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

The newest adaptation of “Tootsie” hit the Cadillac Palace Theater in Chicago stage on Sept. 11, and has been applauded for its modern take on the 1982 movie. Although the story adjusts some aspects to match the times, the story remains the same: a struggling actor disguises himself as a woman in...

Twenty One Pilots returns with another attention-grabbing album

Twenty One Pilots returns with another attention-grabbing album

Isabella Sorice, Photographer/reporter

October 16, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

Twenty One Pilots (TOP) came out with their fifth album, “Trench,” on Oct. 5, three years since their last album “Blurryface.” The band’s classic sound is well represented throughout the album, with dark lyrics and a combination of electronic and rock styles, making it a must-listen for fa...

‘A Star is Born’ stuns audience

‘A Star is Born’ stuns audience

Liz Gremer, Reporter

October 11, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion

Walking into the theater with little knowledge of A Star Is Born—other than the fact that it has had three Hollywood remakes—my expectations were already elevated. The latest brought a modern twist to the heartbreaking—yet classic—story of love and addiction. The movie begins with Jackson “Jack” Mai...

LANY packs “Malibu Nights” with meaning

LANY packs “Malibu Nights” with meaning

Camilla Breen, Pulse co-editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion

Up and coming pop band LANY, based out of Los Angeles, Ca., released their new album last night.  Their sophomore album “Malibu Nights” comes as a long awaited album for fans; the band, consisting of keyboardist Les Priest, drummer Jake Clifford Goss, and frontman Paul Jason Klein, announced the album...

Brockhampton’s “Iridescence” shines

Brockhampton’s “Iridescence” shines

Camilla Breen, Pulse co-editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion

Iridescence: luminous colors that change when seen at different angles. The word is the title of rap collective Brockhampton’s new album, but also coincidentally perfectly describes the group itself and the songs on the new album. Brockhampton, a self-proclaimed boy band consisting of 13 members, ...

Juul targets teens

Pilar Valdes, Art Director

September 27, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Pulse

I’m not even going to bother starting this article off by explaining what a JUUL is. This is a high school newspaper, with high school readers; you know what a JUUL is. That’s what's so worrisome about the phenomenon that is juuling; it’s not always used by adult smokers who are trying to quit...

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