LION Newspaper

Acknowledgement overdue

Maddy Cohen, Art Director

December 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

The $20 bill is the third most common currency in circulation. The faces and symbols on this bill are intended to represent America; however, Andrew Jackson is currently the face of the $20 bill. His face does not remind us of the amazing history Americans have had, but a dark one that we often try to ...

A person first

Sydney Kaehler, Opinions Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Pulse

I don’t want this to sound like “my manifesto” against LT, because I think the school, teachers and learning environment are great. But, I do have some issues with the student community. Actually, I’m not even going to be vague on this matter. I have an issue with what I heard in the hallway ye...

Changing tradition

Danny Kilrea, Freelance Reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

With the recent feminist movement, our society has been much more conscientious about making sure men and women are equal, which is a good thing. One of the recent ideas is to put a woman, such as Harriet Tubman, on the $20 bill, considering it is only men right now. While equality is essential, I’m not ...

Set it down

Set it down

Grace DeKoker, Copy Editor

November 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

The weekend of Nov. 3-5 was Operation Snowball’s Fall Retreat, which coincided with Kairos as well. I attended OSB as a staff member for the first time, and I cannot emphasize how impactful and incredible my weekend was. I was both anxious and excited to lead on Snowball for the first time; we all...

Free speech hypocrisy

November 1, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Uncategorized

The war on media has picked up a lot of traction in the recent years, particularly due to President Donald Trump’s continuous attacks on the so-called “liberal and unfair” media. In response, the public has outcried that this is an attack on a key pillar of democracy, and a contributor to the president...

Enough is enough

Sydney Kaehler, Opinions Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

One of the most vivid memories of my childhood occurred Dec. 14, 2012. I was 12. I knew something was wrong when I came home, and my mom explained what had happened. I wasn’t even able to understand why someone would ever go to Sandy Hook Elementary School and murder 20 children and six adults. As...

Spiro Kass responds to criticism

Spiro Kass, Editor-in-chief

October 31, 2017


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion

After the distribution of the Sept. 22 issue featuring my profile on Nick Fuentes, I was well aware that my profile would stir discussion, one of the major reasons why I chose to write the article in the first place. Since the distribution, I have kept updated with all local complaints surrounding the int...

Climate consideration

Greta Markey, Managing Editor of Print Content

October 31, 2017


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion

I grew up in an environmentally conscious home. In middle school, instead of following the “Twilight” sagas, I would stay up late and watch documentaries about fracking and garbage island with my mom. I learned from a young age that many human activities have a major impact on our natural world;...

No peaking

Sydney Kaehler, Opinions Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion

High school is the only thing that’s on most of our minds, because it’s happening right now. Only seniors are worrying about what is to come next. No matter what everyone is thinking about, by senior year most of us have found our niche- the place you fit in. Everyone knows where everyone else st...

Fake digital image

September 22, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

When scrolling through your Instagram feed or watching Snapchat stories, it’s rare that the pictures aren’t posed or that the videos aren’t staged. Everyone knows that the person you see on social media almost always isn’t the same person you’ll see walking through the halls. If everyone underst...

Activity restrictions

September 22, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

At school, students are encouraged to get involved in activities. Participating in and contributing to a variety of clubs and teams makes for well-rounded students, creates larger networks of friends, and provides an overall healthy and positive experience. It does not make sense, then, that students ...

Limited NC parking

September 22, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Alongside a new campus and the status of upperclassmen, NC brings the sweet bliss of not having to ride the bus anymore and of not needing to arrive to school hot and sweaty from a lengthy walk. Whether carpooling with friends or driving solo, the luxury of being able to get oneself to and from school...

Let’s talk about it

Maddy Cohen, Art Director

September 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

There are three things you should never talk about in polite company: money, religion and politics. Luckily, I’m not polite. It has always been a principle for teachers to conceal their political views in the classroom. While this has made the school environment much more tepid, not discussing these...

Private is professional

Greg Smith, Assistant Opinions Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

We learn a great deal from our teachers. Beyond rote knowledge, a good teacher can teach how to process information, how to reason, and how to arrive at logical conclusions. Good teachers can teach their students how to think. But a teacher does a disservice when he or she tries to teach what to t...

Embrace your culture

Spiro Kass, Editor-in-Chief

September 22, 2017


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion

Whether it was the turquoise-blue ocean illuminated by the bright sun, the tall, evergreen mountains that outlined the horizon, or simply the overwhelming sense of being at home, my trip to Greece this past summer was filled with experiences and emotions that allowed me to have the time of my life. ...

Braggers begone

Sydney Kaehler, Assistant opinions editor

May 25, 2017


Filed under Editorials, May 25, Opinion

Our Position: Students shouldn’t press their peers for school information or feel like they need to be vocal about their grades, test scores or GPA to anyone. In every single class, there's the one student who complains upon receiving a 90 percent on the test. Do not be that kid. School is difficult,...

The voice of Lyons Township students for more than 100 years
Opinion