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La Grange welcomes new Asian fusion cuisine

La Grange welcomes new Asian fusion cuisine

Isabel Tuisl, Social Media Manager, Website co-editor

September 27, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

When eyeing the new downtown La Grange Asian fusion “Forbidden Noodles” restaurant from the outside, I expected it to be authentic, modern and lively. It was definitely modernized -- granite countertops, some contemporary art pieces on the walls and beautiful wooden accents along the ceiling created...

Rank is right

Greg Smith, Managing Editor

September 27, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Four years ago, LT stopped calculating class rank. Arguments against a system of class rank were made primarily on the basis of utilitarianism. Opponents of ranking students claimed that in order to do the greatest good for the greatest number of students, class rank should be eliminated. The line of...

Suicide prevention should be topic of discussion all year

Nina Shearrill, Reporter

September 27, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2016 over 45,000 people died from suicide, making it the second leading cause of death in those aged 10-34 and the 10th leading cause for all ages. Suicide kills more people than homicide does, and the conversation around suicide and...

Focus on the classics

Olivia Janik, Reporter

September 27, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Online Exclusives, Opinion

The LT English classes should revise its reading lists to create a curriculum that interests students and covers relevant themes by adding more classic literature. The biggest problem Language Arts faces is keeping students interested in reading. Most high school students don’t even read the required...

McCain’s Legacy

McCain’s Legacy

Greg Smith, Managing Editor

September 26, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Guest Columns, Opinion

Last month, Arizona Senator John McCain was buried. Whatever your political standing is, McCain was an American hero. He served with distinction in the Vietnam War. He was captured and held in a hellhole of a North Vietnamese prison camp, where he endured five long years of gruesome torture that lef...

Rank is right

September 25, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Print Issues

Our position: In order to recognize the individual achievement of LT students, LT should calculate and report class rank.   Four years ago, LT stopped calculating class rank. Arguments against a system of class rank were made primarily on the basis of utilitarianism. Opponents of ranking stude...

Year-round prevention

September 25, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Print Issues

Our position: Nearing the end of September, which is suicide prevention month, it is important to realize that to lessen the problem of suicide in the world, we need to focus on suicide prevention year-round.   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2016 over 45,...

Women’s Health is World Health

Grace DeKoker, Editor-in-Chief

September 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Print Issues

Women are facing a health crisis across the globe. I’m scared for what the future will mean for not just myself, but for all women: what healthcare will be available, and at what cost. Under the Trump administration, women’s healthcare is under fire like never before. Social conservatives have be...

Socialism: Point/Counter-Point (article/video)

Socialism: Point/Counter-Point (article/video)

Pilar Valdes and Greg Smith

September 20, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Opinion, Point/Counterpoint, Videos

It is the first issue of The LION Newspaper. That means it is also the first Point/Counterpoint, too. Facing off on the topic of Socialism, Managing Editor Greg Smith and Art Director Pilar Valdes tackle this topic. You can also watch a video version of this debate located below. Or, you can watch the vide...

Jason Mraz sings his loving heart out at the Ravinia

Jason Mraz sings his loving heart out at the Ravinia

Georgia Dougherty, Pulse Editor

August 26, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

It’s probable that you’ve heard Jason Mraz’s song “Have it All” from his recent album “Know” frequenting the radio these past weeks. For the three minutes that it’s playing, you know that super positive and happy feeling you get? Imagine having that feeling multiplied by 10 for the two ...

Yes, Pride Month is commercial. That doesn’t mean it isn’t important.

Yes, Pride Month is commercial. That doesn’t mean it isn’t important.

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News/Multimedia Coverage

June 26, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

Coming out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community is extremely tough. Even with the continually changing times, changing cultural environment and an overall sense that the stigma that once surrounded homosexuality and other sects of the LGBTQ+ community has evaporated quicker than any could imagine,...

Alumna releases oh-fish-al EP

Alumna releases oh-fish-al EP

Grace DeKoker, Editor-in-Chief

June 19, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion

LT alumna Josie Dunne ‘15 has not slowed down since the release of her first single- in the four months since “Old School” came out, she has put out a second single (Good Boys), and on June 1, she released her first EP titled “To Be the Little Fish”. An EP- short for extended play- is a co...

Half baked

Half baked

Greg Smith, Assistant Opinions Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

Last week, my friend told me his AP Econ class was asked to analyze the “externalities” of marijuana legalization—i.e., whether it’s a good idea to legalize weed for recreational purposes. As you read this, Illinois lawmakers are debating a proposal to fully legalize marijuana. State Rep. Kelly Cassidy...

USA: the land of opportunity

USA: the land of opportunity

Greg Smith, Assistant Opinions Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

You or someone you know will probably go to college for free out of state. Schools try to attract top students with stipends and full scholarships that even allow some students to do some post graduate work. The opportunities we can find outside of our home towns and states extend far beyond even higher ...

Oh the places you’ll (Chica)go!

Oh the places you’ll (Chica)go!

Pilar Valdes, Assistant Pulse Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

I think we can all agree that the first thing we think of when we hear the word “Chicago” is Trina Vega from Victorious singing her beautiful and timeless solo aptly named “Chicago.” Although Trina may not have been the best at singing, her lyrics ring true. Chicago is “a city that's inviting,...

Funding environmental growth

Greta Markey, Managing Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

At LT, we pride ourselves on being a school with exceptional educational and extracurricular opportunities that foster success in any area of study or interest. We have impressive sports teams, academics, creative arts programs and many would say that, as a school, we are quick to pick up on innovative...

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