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Height

Grace Kulat, Co- Art Director

January 31, 2020

I’ve always been one of the tallest girls in my class. I grew up being taller than every single guy in my grade. But my height has never been in the forefront of my mind. I’ve always known that I’m tall, but I never thought that it affected the way people viewed me. I never thought that guys...

Mexican restaurant opens in Western Springs

Mexican restaurant opens in Western Springs

Charlotte McLaughlin, Reporter

January 31, 2020

Mexican food is my all-time favorite, but it’s hard to find good, authentic restaurants in the area. When I heard Guac N Tacos was opening in Western Springs, I naturally had high expectations. With some exceptions, I was truly satisfied.   Guac N Tacos recently replaced an old restaurant,...

Speaker educates LT staff on gender development

Sophia Schultz, Reporter

January 31, 2020

Position Statement: The LT administration has made a positive impact on the learning environment at LT by educating the teachers and staff on topics regarding gender identity.   For the purpose of creating a climate at LT in which every student feels a sense of belonging, Hadeis Safi from...

Four Guys and Pie, episode 3: Everything Debatable

Four Guys and Pie, episode 3: Everything Debatable

Nina Shearrill, Multimedia Editor

January 27, 2020

Four LION staffers battle head to head over cats v.s. dogs, the inclusivity of feminism, and "Where's Waldo" as host Nina Shearrill and guest judge Bill Wesley decide the fate of the teams. Watch this fun filled episode that breaks the routinely serious mold that is signature to "Four Guys and P...

Surfaces concert review

The stage at the Surfaces concert (LION/Williams)

Claire Williams, Copy Editor

January 23, 2020

When I arrived at the concert venue on Jan. 10 for Surfaces’ Chicago-stop on their Warm Winter tour, there was still a line wrapped around the Metro. Immediately, I noticed the stage. Its wall was covered with the mellow pastels that Surfaces has branded, and each column scene seemed to embody a differ...

Artist of the Month: January

Paige Darling, Assistant Multimedia Editor

January 22, 2020

In order to highlight LT’s own artistic community, LION has decided to choose a creator every month (usually), one who works in various forms in the art world. We hope to showcase traditional art mediums, like drawings and paintings, along with more modern forms such as photography, short films, mu...

Frozen Two Review: Disliked

Kate Ferrell, Assistant Web Editor

January 17, 2020

Let it Burn Accumulating over 1.3 billion dollars in box office sales, Disney’s “Frozen 2” surpassed its predecessor in taking the top spot for the highest grossing animated movie. For as much as the film was built up to be, I definitely felt that it is undeserving of its top spot. Following...

‘Uncut Gems’ is a diamond in the rough

‘Uncut Gems’ is a diamond in the rough

Tommy Layden, Sports Co-Editor

January 17, 2020

“Uncut Gems” is a chaotic movie with a wild, ever-evolving plot and strong individual performances that make it a distressing but very entertaining movie. The protagonist, Howard Ratner portrayed by Adam Sandler, is completely unlike the Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, and Bobby Boucher characters th...

Frozen Two Review: Liked

Frozen Two Review: Liked

Quinn Riordan, reporter and photographer

January 17, 2020

I walked into “Frozen 2” with my friend on opening weekend, surrounded by young children giddy with anticipation to see their favorite Disney characters, Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf, and the lovable reindeer Sven.  “Frozen 2” is a better movie than its predecessor with memorable music scene...

Little Women Reviews

Little Women Reviews

January 10, 2020

   

TryFecta: Holiday Drinks Review

Outside of Starbucks and logo (courtesy of creative commons)

Tommy Layden, Quinn Riordan, and Lizzie Patel

December 20, 2019

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Four Guys and Pie, episode 2: Everything College

Four Guys and Pie, episode 2: Everything College

Nina Shearrill, Multimedia Editor

December 12, 2019

Guests Paige Darling, John Hepp and Alfonso Fernandez are back to discuss everything college. Along with special guest Lianne Musser of the LT College and Career Center, these four discuss common questions and fears that students may have about college in the second installment of "Four Guys and ...

Tryfecta, episode 1: Fry Guys

Tommy Layden, Quinn Riordan, and Lizzie Patel

December 9, 2019

We set out to give readers and viewers idea where to get the best fries based on a few different criteria. They are as follows: flavor/saltiness, bang for your buck, crispiness, warmth, overall taste, and aesthetic.  Each of these criteria are judged on a scale of 1 to 5 points, as well as an overal...

Editorial: Courses at the same level should have uniform curriculum

December 9, 2019

Our position: Teachers who teach the same class should follow the same curriculum and have the same homework and retake policies in order to give all students the same experience. As the school year progresses, students may be surprised to learn that despite taking a course at the same level as th...

These dusty old books matter

John Hepp, Reporter

December 9, 2019

I get it. Reading the works of William Shakespeare, Ralph Waldo Emerson or Henry Thoreau is hardly exciting for most high school students. Why should we care about a story or essay some dusty old guy wrote 200 years ago? On the surface, these literary classics that we study in English class seem to ju...

Skills pay the bills

Nicole Klein, Website Editor

December 9, 2019

Although classic and modern books have many important messages that students could spend hours discussing, English classes should focus more on literary analysis skills than on the specific book itself. Even though many students have not mastered literary analysis skills, such as finding the main...

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