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No means no

No means no

Lidia Breen, Pulse Editor

January 27, 2015

When I finished applying to colleges, I didn’t sit down for a celebratory ice cream or dinner with my family. There was no talk about which college was my number one, or which ones we could afford. No, the first thing we talked about was college parties: “Don’t take drinks from strangers...

Under Pressure

Under Pressure

Abby King, Reporter

December 15, 2014

Student athletes are held to unbelievably high standards. Coaches and teammates idolize athletes that endure injury yet still compete at a high level. The problem that has arisen is drawing the fine line between “sucking it up for the team,” and the preserving the athlete’s mental and physical...

Bitter Books

Bitter Books

Claire Quinlan, Pulse Editor

December 5, 2014

It must have been a couple days ago when I came across a small sophomore sitting in the linoleum halls of South Campus, leaning up against his locker, reading a book in the B wing. The sophomore in question had a peculiar look on his face—a mix of disturbed intrigue and undeniable fright. He flipped...

December Point: Keep on coding

Anika Ranginani, Managing Editor

December 3, 2014

I used to hate long division. I was one of those kids that always asked, “If we have calculators, why do we learn this?” I wasn’t the only one who felt that way, but my math teacher still forced us to solve row upon row of long division problems. Ten years later, I can admit that calculators are...

December Counterpoint: Control-Alt-Delete

Abby King, Reporter

December 2, 2014

We have all seen the push for people to join science majors. Whether it be when you enter your science class and see the GEMs and STEMs posters plastered everywhere, or viewed commercials sponsored by phone companies trying to get your attentio­­n­, the pressure’s there. Nevertheless, requiring...

Will’s Word: December

Will Most, Opinion Editor

December 2, 2014

In my first column for the Lion last year, I wrote about dumb questions, and it only seems fitting that I should continue it with a second and final installment. No crowd is more vexatious than those on college tours. It’s an endless barrage of dumb questions, dealt out by both prospective students...

Staff Editorial: Hall for All

December 1, 2014

Think back to a time in the recent past (or last night) when you didn’t finish a homework assignment the night before it was due, so you were frantically trying to finish it during class, and then all of the sudden you were missing material and trying to catch up. Let’s be honest, we’ve all be...

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...

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