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De-schedule cannabis

Spiro Kass, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

According to the Drug Enforcement Association, in order for a drug to be considered Schedule I, the substance must have no current accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. There are a variety of drugs that fall under this categorization which millions of Americans fall victim to each year...

I am not an object

Sarah Grier, Pulse Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion

“You belong in the modeling business, not the College of Business.” I can still picture the smirk of a middle-aged bus driver as he looked me up and down while saying these words to me. I felt violated. I was at the “Women Mean Business” camp this past summer at the University of Minnesota....

The American dream(ers)

Greta Markey, Managing Editor of Print Content

March 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As Americans, we are citizens of a melting pot country. The Statue of Liberty is inscribed with a poem that promises protection over the tired, poor, huddled masses; however, today we live in a political climate that shuns these immigrants when they need us most. America was built on outcasts, on diversity....

Better do both

Greg Smith, Assistant Opinions Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

At every turn, congressional Democrats have mishandled DACA negotiations. They have defined themselves by the increasingly indefensible position of opposition to President Donald Trump at all costs, no matter what he says. And although he is flawed, he has handled the negotiations on DACA correctly. ...

Boys will be boys

Sydney Kaehler, Opinions Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The popular excuse for boys’ actions—“boys will be boys”—should not be tolerated and not be given a free pass simply because of gender. It’s a phrase that people usually don’t lose sleep over. It’s become just one of those things people say, and that’s why it is so tolerated in today’s...

Helpless homework checks

Mary Devine, Reporter

March 2, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Position Statement: LT Teachers should not check in homework because it wastes time, does not reflect a student's ability, and does not apply to the work world. For a class like math, teachers have considerable liberties as to whether or not homework is counted for a grade. Some teachers check in...

The kids are all right

The kids are all right

Pilar Valdes, Assistant Pulse Editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Online Exclusives, Opinion

According to a 2015 US Bureau of Labor report, millennials will make up 75% of the workforce by 2025. But let me take a step back. What are millennials? Who are they? According to leading generational experts Neil Howe and William Strauss, anyone born between 1980 and 2004 is considered a millennial. So, ...

Exterminate assassin

Exterminate assassin

Christina Rossetti, Photo Editor

February 27, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion

Assassin: a staple at many schools located around the Chicagoland area, as well as potentially many other areas in the United States. A game played where students go around and symbolically try to “kill” other students in order to stay alive and eventually win. Kill. Their. Peers. Is that really...

Media Mayhem: Buzz about Buzzfeed

Media Mayhem: Buzz about Buzzfeed

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under Lars Lonnroth's Media Mayhem, Online Exclusives, Opinion

Throughout all of its existence, Buzzfeed has garnered a reputation for being uber popular and uber inconsequential. But there is a side of Buzzfeed that is not factory-made viral videos, top 10 lists and articles claiming that “We Can Tell Which Office Character You Are From What You Get At Starbucks.”...

No thoughts, no prayers

No thoughts, no prayers

Camilla Breen, Assistant Photo Editor

February 18, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion

Valentine’s day is supposed to be a day filled with love. However, for students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fl., the day was quickly turned upside down as a former student opened fire and fatally shot 17 people, injuring many more. This is one of the several school shootin...

Lovin’ the love

Lovin’ the love

Grace DeKoker, Copy Editor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Pulse, Top Stories

St. Valentine’s Day may be one of the most commercialized holidays in our culture. Characterized by bouquets of roses, heart-shaped boxes of chocolate and red and pink everything, it essentially monopolizes the month of February. Similar to other commercialized holidays, the glitz and glam can oft...

Lars Lonnroth’s Media Mayhem: The LION’s look at media, journalism and the world

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under Lars Lonnroth's Media Mayhem, Online Exclusives, Opinion

The media is a field that carries significant clout and influence on the world around us. The media shines a light on the things that impact people’s lives, but the media also impacts people’s lives. The content churned out daily by media organizations across the nation impacts how people view the wor...

Feel sick? Stay home

Feel sick? Stay home

Camilla Breen and Grace DeKoker

February 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Every high school student has faced the plight of debating to stay home when ill, or tough it out with cold medicine and head to school. While many stressed students decide to show up anyways, the fact of the matter is that going to school while sick isn’t beneficial to anyone. During flu season...

Josie Dunne’s ‘Old School’ densely depicts dating

Josie Dunne’s ‘Old School’ densely depicts dating

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

February 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

LT alumnus Josie Dunne’s first single, “Old School,” seems destined for the pop airwaves. With a pleasant—yet surprising—combination of upbeat piano, pulsing trumpets and a somewhat electronic bass beat, the song flows together perfectly. This isn’t Dunne’s first rodeo. At 21 years old, she has had...

Artificial selection in the media

Artificial selection in the media

Greg Smith, Assistant Opinions Editor

January 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

It’s no secret that news media have great influence over what we hear and believe. The flow of information between people is something that is nearly impossible to control in the age of the internet. But the puzzling thing is that certain pieces of news are selected for coverage by the mainstream media,...

Signs of democracy: Women’s March to the Polls

Signs of democracy: Women’s March to the Polls

Greta Markey, Managing Editor of Print Content

January 26, 2018


Filed under Online Photo Galleries, Opinion, Top Stories

Photos by Camilla Breen, Lars Lonnroth, Greta Markey and Isabel Tuisl Last year, when I went to the first Women’s March on Jan. 21, 2017, I knew that it was the start of something big. Never before in my life had I seen so many people come together and stand up for a few common causes: l...

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