LION Newspaper

Free exercise

Brandt Siegfried, Online Editor

April 13, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion

Separation of church and state; while most high school students cite this phrase when they think of the Constitution, it’s actually one of the most misunderstood principles of American government. For starters, the Constitution never actually says the words “separation of church and state.”...

Letter to the Editor: Wi-Fi

Caroline Trecartin, Freelance Reporter

March 20, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Online Exclusives, Opinion

"What's the Wi-Fi password?" is the number one question I hear nowadays. Whether it's in a restaurant, at a friend's house or even in a grocery store, people constantly need to be messaging others and staying connected with the latest news. For the past several decades, technology has been consistently...

To whom shall we entrust our safety?

To whom shall we entrust our safety?

Brandt Siegfried, Online Editor

March 9, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Online Exclusives, Opinion, Uncategorized

In the wake of the school shooting that claimed 17 lives in Parkland, Fla., school security has thrust itself to the top of policy agenda. The knee-jerk calls for gun control from liberal reactionaries dominate the headlines as talking heads on cable news jabber. The usual suspects in Congress staged...

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 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, ...

Alcohol isn’t evil

Pilar Valdes, Assistant Pulse Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Pulse

By all legal standards, you become an adult when you turn 18. You are able to vote, enlist in the army and serve on a jury. Yet, when you turn 18, you are still unable to legally purchase, have possession of or consume alcohol. Beyond its illegality, alcohol is extremely stigmatized in the United States....

Internet anxiety

Christina Rossetti, Photo Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion

Just recently, I was watching television with my parents, when I looked down at my phone. Then I heard an NBC story about cell phones. “Christina,” my dad said, “I think this might be really important, so pay attention.” I rolled my eyes, like most teenagers do when a parent tells them to...

Politics belongs to politicians

Politics belongs to politicians

Camilla Breen, Assistant Photo Editor

January 12, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

In recent months, there has been a substantial increase in the amount of celebrities talking about politics. I, for one, am all for it--I love the idea of stars using their platforms to speak out for what they believe, and the concept lends itself to an important principle of free speech in our society....

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;...

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. ...

’13 Reasons Why,’ welcome to your tape

Tim Mikulski, Art Director

May 25, 2017


Filed under Guest Columns, May 25, Opinion

Because you are reading this high school newspaper, I can safely assume that you spend a good deal of time around teenagers. If that assumption is true, I can even more safely assume that you have heard about “13 Reasons Why”, the recent Netflix mini-series of Jay Asher’s novel telling the stor...

Philosophy II: An Ode to JV

Phil Smith, Editor in Chief

March 2, 2017


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion

Baseball in 2012. Girls Gymnastics in 2014. Boys Water Polo in 2012 and 2015. Stephanie Lin’s three badminton titles in a row, and, of course, Boys Swimming and Diving in 2016. In my four years at LT, I have witnessed varsity athletes do some amazing things. This column isn’t about any of them....

‘Hello Internet’s’ vinyl podcast misses its mark

Lars Lonnroth, Freelance reporter

February 24, 2017


Filed under Guest Columns, Online Exclusives, Opinion

When I heard that the podcast “Hello Internet,” hosted by education youtubers CPG Grey and Brady Haran, were releasing a podcast printed exclusively on vinyl, I was gripped by the novelty, the irony, and the notion of a podcast pressed onto a physical object. The notion ricocheted around my head ...

Studying pays off

Maddy Cohen, Assistant Pulse editor

January 27, 2017


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion

Getting a college degree is no longer an option, it's a necessity. However, as more students feel forced to continue their education after high school, the price has increased exponentially. No matter how often you work or the amount of jobs you have, college costs seem unattainable to any student...

Why finals?

Why finals?

Sarah Grier, Assistant online/ social media editor

December 19, 2016


Filed under Guest Columns, Online Exclusives, Opinion

After a semesters work of homework, tests and quizzes, I look on Infinite Campus at my four borderline grades trying to decide which to exempt. The fact that any of my grades could drop because of one test is baffling. The final exam policy at LT needs to be redesigned in order to account for the work...

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