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Philosophy: Read this

Philosophy: Read this

Phil Smith, Opinion Editor

April 7, 2016

Summer is almost here. With it will come warm weather, beaches, ice cream and of course, the LT summer reading program. Students leaving LT for the summer are handed a list of books and are told that they have to read one. Many don’t. When school resumes, some teachers almost completely ignore the...

Act with Morality

Thomas Atseff, Assistant Online Editor

April 4, 2016

America is a nation of immigrants; we always have been. Yet for a long time, especially during this presidential election season, that crucial fact has been forgotten. According to the Pew Research Center, our country currently houses about 11 million “illegal” immigrants from Mexico and Latin America...

A helping hand

March 31, 2016

We have all had that one math class that you stumble out of in a haze of confusion and fear, unsure of what foreign language you struggled to listen to for the past 48 minutes was trying to tell you. LT administrators understand that too. They also understand how it is not always easy to ask for help...

Counterpoint: Erase the immoral face

Hallie Coleman, Reporter

March 31, 2016

Fear.  Fear possesses the human race; it is a presence that never sleeps.  Fear eats away at sanity and leaves nothing but vulnerability.  Fear is paralyzing.  Imagine walking into some place you find comfort, a place in which you feel safe.  Imagine never being able to walk within a five block...

iPrivacy

iPrivacy

March 31, 2016

Position Statement: Demands by the FBI for Apple to create an “all access” iOS operating system that would allow them to access data and information from any iPhone are not only an overreach of power by the federal government, but also could pose extreme security risks and are a violation of our...

Rowdy Rally

Rowdy Rally

Katie Palermo, Reporter

March 14, 2016

As the Presidential Primary for Illinois came closer, I thought I would go out and experience the candidates holding rallies around the state. One that struck me as interesting one to attend was the Donald Trump rally at the UIC Pavilion on March 11. Although the thought of Trump as president sends ...

Suburban safety

Suburban safety

Caroline Konstant, Copy Editor

March 1, 2016

Muggings. Robberies. Break-ins. Take a look at the police blotter and you will discover the crime that is in our towns. While crime will never be nonexistent, the recent robberies have sparked fear in teens, parents and other members of the community. Our parents chose to settle down the suburbs for...

Gimme some credit

March 1, 2016

Position statement: Students should be given the option of taking required prep courses credit/no credit, or at the accelerated level, to keep these classes from negatively affecting their GPAs.    Countless students at LT do everything in their power to maintain a high GPA.  From filling their sc...

Cramming courses

March 1, 2016

Position statement: Several changes need to be implemented to the course selection process, such as appointing students to assist in class descriptions and moving back the deadline that students have to choose classes. What would you do if you were told to choose a cereal to have for breakfast ev...

Philosophy: Young, Wild and Voting

Phil Smith, Opinion Editor

February 29, 2016

We’ve seen the posters around North Campus, prompting LT students to “get a VIP pass” to that wild, crazy concert of voter registration. All of this is part of an initiative to get LT students to register and to vote. Yes, voting is very important, and I think that everyone should register and...

More than “R”

More than “R”

Lauren Hucko, Pulse Editor

February 26, 2016

The first Wednesday of every March marks the national day of awareness for Spread the Word to End the Word—a day dedicated to encouraging people to refrain from using the "R-word" (retarded) in colloquial speech. In recent years, there has been a widespread push to retire this word, including legis...

#OscarSoWhite: More than just a hashtag

#OscarSoWhite: More than just a hashtag

Heidi Hauch, Business Manager

February 24, 2016

The Academy Awards were designed to be entertaining, an opportunity for Americans to admire the fashion and poise of their favorite A-list celebrities and watch their favorite movies win well-deserved awards. However, this year’s Academy Awards, which will air Feb. 28 at 5:30 p.m., have become more...

Point: Cancer in a can

Charlie Stelnicki, Assistant Sports Editor

February 22, 2016

The outdoors are a gift of life. Every LT student can relate to the joy of the day weather permits the South Campus courtyards to be reopened, heading out to do a lab in the biology courtyard your freshman year, or eating lunch with friends in the sun. You can get a breath of fresh air before heading...

CounterPoint: Raising the age to purchase tobacco: NOT lit

Mary Sullivan, Reporter

February 22, 2016

Mayor Rahm Emanuel appears to have a vendetta set against tobacco products. At the end of December, he began a campaign against e-cigs, on Jan. 11 he proposed raising the already very high tobacco taxes to help fund a CPS student program and now here we are in February and Mayor Emanuel is pushing forwa...

Philosophy: Representing all of us?

Phil Smith, Opinion Editor

January 26, 2016

I love letters to the editor. It shows that people around us care about what we are writing. They read our product, consider what we say and either agree or disagree enough for them to take the time to write to us. It shows that the Lion is important to them; they are also important to us. We appreciate...

Point: Freedom from fear

Gaby Sabatino, Managing Editor

January 25, 2016

Columbine. Newtown. Aurora. San Bernardino. Colorado Springs. Charleston. The list goes on. I can continue to ramble off the names of various schools, houses of worship, communities and public places where dozens of American lives have fallen victim to tragic events involving mass shootings. From...

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