LION Newspaper

Finding the ‘funnies’

Anna McCormick, News Co-Editor

December 6, 2019

Some mornings, I wake up dreading the day ahead of me. I have no motivation to get up and start my day. My mind spins with stressors: appearances, an upcoming test or homework. I carry the negative mindset that my day will be terrible. However, I have discovered each day offers little moments of joy....

In their defense

December 6, 2019

Our position: The addition of the self-defense class for next year is a great alternative to the current PE classes. A new self-defense class will be available starting in the 2020-21 school year. While it is only available for female identifying students, it will prove to be a more engaging alterna...

Fantasy makes the No Fun League Fun

Tommy Layden, Sports Co-Editor

December 6, 2019

People who play fantasy know how it goes. They understand the stress, the sweat, the tears, the grind that goes into making a good fantasy team. They know that sick feeling you get when some guy has 40 points on your bench. Fantasy turns some random Cleveland/Baltimore game into the deciding factor in...

Out with the Old

Out with the Old

Claire Williams, copy writer

December 6, 2019

Our society loves tradition. Sometimes, it even favors tradition over a newer choice that is more beneficial. Such is the case in LT’s English curriculum. LT’s English curriculum is filled with classics from “The Odyssey” to “The Awakening” to “Hamlet”. However, reading classical literature...

Four Guys and Pie, episode 1: Everything News from 2019

Four Guys and Pie, episode 1: Everything News from 2019

Nina Shearrill, Multimedia

November 20, 2019

Four LION staffers discuss the ups and downs of 2019, over pie. From Sudan, the college admissions scandal to abortion, these four friends talk about it all.

Artist of the Month: October

Paige Darling, Assistant Multimedia Editor

October 31, 2019

In order to highlight LT’s own artistic community, LION has decided to choose a creator every month, 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, music and po...

Miranda Lambert concert review

Kaitlyn Joyner, Reporter

October 31, 2019

Miranda Lambert kickstarted the weekend early on Thursday Oct. 10. Her ‘girl power’ themed tour “Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars” stopped in Urbana-Champaign for a passionate and energetic concert. Along with Lambert was country-pop star Maren Morris, young artist Tenille Townes and fellow ...

Bengston’s Pumpkin Farm: A staple for Chicagoland fall festivities

Robert Sullivan, Reporter

October 29, 2019

Located just over 30 miles southwest of Chicago, Bengston’s Pumpkin Farm is a family friendly seasonal attraction assorted with rides, entertainment, and a wide variety of food. Perhaps the most highly anticipated Bengston’s treat would be the fresh apple cider donuts they boast as “Chicago’s...

Two perspectives: A look into native Chicagoan, Virgil Abloh’s, exhibit at the MCA

Paige Darling and Alfonso Fernandez

October 24, 2019

Click here to view two LION staffers' perspectives on Virgil Abloh's exhibit in Chicago's very own Museum of Contemporary Art....

Editorial: Computer Carts Essential For Athletic Study Hall

October 24, 2019

Our position: Computer carts are essential for athletic study hall Athletic study hall is an invaluable resource to busy student athletes. It allows them a free period to complete work for other classes, in hopes that they can make up time lost at practices, games and meets. It also provides for a b...

As original as ever

John Hepp, Reporter

October 24, 2019

It’s true: Hollywood has a bad case of sequel-itis. The “Fast and Furious” franchise currently has nine films, with a tenth on the way. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has bloated to 23 total movies, along with several spin-off TV shows. Even Disney, the mastermind that came up with classics such as ...

Blackberry Market surprises suburbs with healthy, affordable options

Array of salads and sandwiches Blackberry Markey (Kulat/LION).

Grace Kulat, Co-Art Director

October 24, 2019

Recently, health conscious food options are becoming increasingly more important to people. Restaurants are switching over to or using better non-processed ingredients. With the slogan “eat better, feel better,” Blackberry Market on 36 South LaGrange Road is doing just that.  When you walk in ...

Editorial: All classes, all levels

October 24, 2019

Our Position: LT should offer all levels of a course for required classes to give students the best learning experience possible LT requires 14 academic classes (Civics, Consumer Economics, English I, English II, English III, English IV, Health, Algebra, Geometry, one additional math, Biology, Ch...

Editorial: LT promotes student voice

October 24, 2019

Position: LT's voter registration event encouraged teens to register by providing them this opportunity. LT held a voter registration with the League of Women's Voters at NC on Sept. 24. All students had to do to register was complete an easy to use form and provide a valid ID or social security nu...

Copy and paste

Nina Shearrill, Multimedia Editor

October 24, 2019

Hollywood is starting to lack content that is truly, or mostly, original. As production companies create movies solely in the capitalistic pursuit of money, the content that makes it to the big screen with multi-million dollar budgets becomes increasingly narrow.   The success of movies like “Aven...

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