LION Newspaper

Staff Editorial: Talkin’ Bout my Generation

December 1, 2014

Modern culture would like you to think that this generation, the one that all LT students are currently part of, is the laziest, most entitled and least academically intelligent generation the U.S. has ever known. Statistics could show you that attention spans are on the decline; test scores are behind...

Will’s Word: October

Will Most, Opinions Editor

October 28, 2014

Early in the morning, On Sept. 18 Lyons Township High School lost the greatest man to ever walk its halls. This man entertained more than David Hasselhoff, showed more physical toughness than Jeff Hornacek and always ended his lists with three things. His name was Jack Kunkle, and I am honored that he...

Staff Editorial: Teaching Democracy

October 21, 2014

It doesn’t take a political science major to realize that the contemporary form of democracy in the United States hasn’t exactly maintained the grandeur it began with. It’s hard to miss the obvious signs of stagnation within our government: almost daily updates on the trials of fraudulent officials,...

Staff Editorial: Breaking Rank

October 21, 2014

Recently, LT published its testing results for assessments such as the ACT, SAT and AP tests; and by all standards, LT was above average. ACT scores were higher than ever, despite the fact that students with special situations were included in the overall score. The amount of students taking and succeeding...

October Point: Help those who can’t help themselves

October Point: Help those who can’t help themselves

Gillian Dunlop, Editor-in-Chief

October 20, 2014

For the last few months, the gruesome nature of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has been depicted on the 24 hour news cycle all over the world. Graphic videos display journalists being beheaded, merciless killings and other acts of terror that firm believers in democracy and humanity look...

October Counterpoint: “If I go there will be trouble; if I stay it will be doubled”

October Counterpoint: “If I go there will be trouble; if I stay it will be doubled”

Ceili Doyle, Assistant Sports Editor

October 20, 2014

From 1979 through 1989, Soviets occupied Afghanistan. The U.S. government in response employed the policy of containment under the Reagan administration, providing assistance to rebels to fight against the U.S.S.R. Funding rebel troops resulted in an unforeseen catastrophe: the expansion of an extremist...

Better left in private

Better left in private

Riley Carroll, Art Director

October 20, 2014

Sex. If I tried to print this one word a couple of decades ago people would have viewed it as untasteful and simply unacceptable, but now it's a word that is constantly sprinkled throughout the media, pulling audiences in, rather than turning them away. This shift in leniency is a shift in the wrong...

Academic Epidemic

Garrett Ariana, Opinions

October 16, 2014

Fast-forward 50 years. Taking a glimpse back at your high school days, what runs through your head? That one time you studied so hard for your calc test? When you made those 50 flashcards and got an 88 on that vocab quiz? No, of course not. You’ll remember prom, Friday night football games and the...

Staff Editorial: Study Hall Lockdown

Lion Staff

October 9, 2014

Last Friday, Oct. 3, the usual laid back rules of North Campus study hall were stripped away from all seven periods. On Thursday, someone vandalized a desk and then stupidly put it on the popular app Street Chat. With the administration monitoring the anonymous picture app, the period after the pictur...

Staff Editorial: Feud with Ferguson


September 29, 2014

The world may never know the exact consequences that led 18-year old Michael Brown to be shot dead on Aug. 9, but we do know a few things: he was unarmed, the responsible police officer was white, and he sustained six bullet wounds, one of which was at the top of his head. The shooting has ignited...

Will’s Word: September

Will Most, Opinions

September 29, 2014

Equality has always been a primary issue in the United States, and over the years we have worked to make the world we live in as equal as possible. However, the push for equality between the genders has come to a standstill in recent years. Exact numbers are debated, but women are making about 75...

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Chillingly Clear

Claire Quinlan, Pulse Editor

September 18, 2014

I don’t believe that the meaning behind the ALS Ice-bucket challenge has penetrated the thick skull that is our generation. Many a time, perusing my Facebook feed, I cannot seem to find a post that is not a video of friends of friends pouring lukewarm water (with recently added ice) onto their perfectly...

Is an Up Worth a Life?

Gillian Dunlop, Editor-in-Chief

September 18, 2014

We hear it during Freshman Experience Day. We hear it on the first day of school. We hear it reiterated to us every day for four years, yet why is treating each other with dignity and respect so hard? How hard is it to hold back unwelcome comments? To censor yourself online as you would in person? To...

September Counterpoint: Construction causes disruption

Grace Gumbiner, Reporter

September 17, 2014

I’m sure we all love screaming over the jackhammers in class so the teachers can hear us, but I think it’s safe to say that the construction and the noise it produces are not ideal. The excessive construction at LT consistently inconveniences students and faculty, making it easy to question its n...

September Point: Building a Better Future

Drew Cushing

September 15, 2014

The long-term benefits of the NC construction far outweigh the current noise and minor distractions that students have to deal with now.  While the noise does occasionally make it hard to hear in the classroom, most students are able to ignore the clamor and keep focused on their work. If the renovations...

Staff Editorial: Reliable Information on Social Media Vital to Society

September 10, 2014

In this day and age, articles railing against social media are completely obsolete. The benefits of a user-friendly communication network that spans the globe are so abundant and obvious that any argument in opposition to social media is laughably old-fashioned. While it is virtually impossible to...

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