LION Newspaper

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...

Media Mayhem: LTTV sportscaster becomes Emmy Award presenter

Media Mayhem: LTTV sportscaster becomes Emmy Award presenter

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

June 4, 2018


Filed under Lars Lonnroth's Media Mayhem, News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

When LTTV Sports Director Max Abrahamson walked across the stage at the Senior Honor’s assembly, there were audible gasps when his scholarship sum was announced. Such a feat was possible due to his success at LTTV. In recognition for his excellence in sports broadcasting—a field he entered as a...

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...

Free Lunch

Spiro Kass, Editor-in-Chief

May 24, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

When LT students enter NC, they reach a milestone of maturation, and plentiful privileges come along with this transition. At the age of 16, students are eligible to work and join the trade union, operate a motor vehicle, and even enlist in the military with parental consent. Although national and local...

Back to the Suburbs

Sydney Kaehler, Opinions Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The first thing I want to say is that this entire argument stems from social pressure and the word “wanderlust.” Don’t get me wrong, I want to travel around aimlessly and score an amazing job by age 25 as much as the next girl on the cusp of adulthood, but I’m a realist who doesn’t sugarcoat...

Parting column

Parting column

Sydney Kaehler, Opinions Editor

May 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Well, I guess this is it. Technically, there’s still 10 days until I graduate, but this is my last column, as you could probably assume. I’ve rewritten this multiple times already, because I wasn’t really sure what to say. Political? Witty? Nostalgic? Do people even read this? I’ve struggled...

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