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Brockhampton’s “Iridescence” shines

Brockhampton’s “Iridescence” shines

Camilla Breen, Pulse co-editor

October 5, 2018

Iridescence: luminous colors that change when seen at different angles. The word is the title of rap collective Brockhampton’s new album, but also coincidentally perfectly describes the group itself and the songs on the new album. Brockhampton, a self-proclaimed boy band consisting of 13 members, ...

Juul targets teens

Pilar Valdes, Art Director

September 27, 2018

I’m not even going to bother starting this article off by explaining what a JUUL is. This is a high school newspaper, with high school readers; you know what a JUUL is. That’s what's so worrisome about the phenomenon that is juuling; it’s not always used by adult smokers who are trying to quit...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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