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Point: It’s time to move on

Clare Mikulski, Managing Editor of Online Content

April 13, 2015

Facebook is not only unnecessary at this point in social media evolution, but very often brings nothing but anxiety and unhappiness to its users. If we assume that Facebook was created in order for friends and relations to update one another on their whereabouts and activities, the site has been made...

Will’s Word: Hipsters

Will’s Word: Hipsters

Will Most, Opinions Editor

April 13, 2015

It’s hard to pinpoint when it occurred, but the idea of the hipster is dead. Many are quick to blame bands such as Arcade Fire and Vampire Weekend that became too “mainstream,” but it is much more complex and convoluted than a band “selling out.” Being a hipster is a being part of an established...

Editorial: Deep Freeze

April 10, 2015

As of Jan. 15, 2015, the University of Illinois board of trustees voted to freeze undergraduate tuition for the next four years at their present rates for the 2014-2015 school years. The tuition freeze comes as part of an effort to increase the number of Illinois residents attending U of I. While nine...

This one’s for the tall girls

Mary Hadley, Social Media Editor

March 16, 2015

I am a pretty opinionated person and when I know something is unfair or not right I will not back down without a fight. Today has been the fifth day in a row at school that it was nice out. The snow is almost completely melted, the windows are finally remaining open in classrooms, and the heavy winter...

Counterpoint: Exposing Espionage

Joe Okkema, News Editor

March 4, 2015

Following the exposure of events like the National Security Agency’s domestic spying scandal, it’s only natural that people rush to defend their right to privacy now more than ever. The Fourth Amendment does indeed guarantee protection against “unreasonable search and seizure,” so it’s no surprise...

Editorial: One for one is for all

March 4, 2015

Over time, every major industry and institution has shifted away from using paper. Businesses share information and forms over email, newspapers have shifted their content to a digital realm and even book stores have begun to offer less books, and more e-readers. So why then, do high schools stand pat,...

Cracking down on courses

Will Most, Opinion Editor

March 4, 2015

Walking through the halls of LT in the month of March, you tend to hear a sound. It is the sound of pens nervously clicking and feet tapping restlessly. It’s that time of the year again, when seniors await the final and often most gruesome steps of their college decision, as juniors prepare to take...

No joking matter

Michael Rasmussen, Website Editor

March 4, 2015

How soft are we? To many of our nation’s outspoken older folks, we millennials are softer than a batch of freshly-baked cinnamon buns –a bunch of latte-drinking, self-obsessing, starry-eyed philosophizing, entitled wussies (Isn’t that what each generation says about its predecessor?). But here’s...

Editorial: Hating on registering

March 3, 2015

In a school of 4,000 students, one can only imagine the amount of time it must take to organize everyone’s class schedules. Even with computerized systems, the amount of one-on-one decision making and time spent mulling over the abundant classes offered at LT makes course selection an enormous battle...

Point: Cyberbullying? Close your laptops

Point: Cyberbullying? Close your laptops

Dante Stefanini, Multimedia Editor

March 2, 2015

As of Jan. 1, 2015, Illinois state legislature passed a new law that gives school administrators the right to acquire students’ social media passwords if they are suspected of cyberbullying. The law also tasked school administrators to thoroughly investigate cases where students were intimidated, threatened...

Editorial: Cash flow too low

January 29, 2015

In statewide debate, increasing the rates of minimum wage within Illinois has been the forefront of economic strategies sought out to help improve the lives of those supported by low-wage incomes. It would stimulate growth by injecting more money into a struggling economy that does not provide the working...

Editorial: Breaking down party lines

January 29, 2015

Ideally, the United States would have a bipartisan government that operates in the interests of the people; however, the current situation in Congress tells a different story. Legislators tie up important bills in petty arguments over party policy, and not enough gets done. Members of Congress operate...

January Counterpoint: Sharing the Wealth

January Counterpoint: Sharing the Wealth

Joe Rossetti, Sports Editor

January 28, 2015

The proposal by Senate Bill 16 to redistribute state funding is a great idea. Senate Bill 16 has the potential to have a large impact on impoverished areas, which, based on our state’s current regressive public education funding system, receive less state and local funding than more affluent areas....

January Point: Cutting our resources

January Point:  Cutting our resources

Gillian Dunlop, Editor-in-Chief

January 28, 2015

Senate Bill 16’s proposal to distribute state funds “based on local ability to pay” is a seemingly good idea. It makes sense that areas with more affluent residents should give part of the funding that would normally go to their local public schools to a school in an impoverished area. It makes...

Blame game

Blame game

Joe Okkema, News Editor

January 27, 2015

As we begin the monotonous grind of another second semester at LT and students get acclimated to new students and new classrooms, it’s hard for me not to harp on those students who feel academically victimized by their teachers. Everybody knows someone who is rather vocal about how it is their teacher’s...

Will’s Word: A death in the family

Will’s Word: A death in the family

Will Most, Opinion Editor

January 27, 2015

The dynamic between parents and their children has always been a delicate one. The best relationships are grounded in trust, mutual respect and acknowledge merit of each other’s ideas. This perfect dynamic hardly ever exists and family relationships can suffer if people aren’t treating each other...

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