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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...

A Tribe Called Quest album review

A Tribe Called Quest album review

Frederick Moody

December 9, 2016


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Eighteen years ago Bill Clinton was President, the iMac just came out, Titanic set a box-office record at the theaters, Windows 98 was unveiled, and ‘A Tribe Called Quest’ released their album “The Love Movement”—thought to be their last. At least that’s what the music world concluded un...

Human first, fame second

Human first, fame second

Juliana Halpin, Managing editor of online content/social media content

December 1, 2016


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion

Look at any issue of People magazine or US Weekly, turn on your TV, check Twitter or Facebook, or look just about anywhere and you're almost certain to find a celebrity's name in the headlines. The sad part is, a vast majority of these articles, stories and commentary are negative. Whether it's Kim K's...

Mr. President, act on DAPL now

Mr. President, act on DAPL now

Patrick Atkinson

November 22, 2016


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

The Dakota Access Pipeline is an oil pipeline being built from Three Forks, North Dakota to Pakota, Illinois, according to Energy Transfer Partners (the company constructing the pipeline).It transfers crude oil, a dirty substance that when burned contributes to the destruction of the Earth, and the pipeli...

Old tradition that holds purpose

Old tradition that holds purpose

Danny Kilrea, Copy editor

November 11, 2016


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion

Now that Donald J. Trump is elected and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has been defeated, there will be lots of negative talk about the electoral college. The electoral college is a body of people from each state that formally elect the President based off the popular vote from their state. There are ...

Political opinions are all valid

Political opinions are all valid

Danny Kilrea, Copy editior

November 10, 2016


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion

A recent value our country has believed in is not shaming overweight people for how they look. Whether you believe in this notion or not, I have noticed that the same people that are against body shaming typically tend to shame people for their political beliefs.  Let’s call this “mind shaming”...

Today’s assignment: Kindness

Hallie Coleman

October 27, 2016


Filed under Guest Columns, oct 27, Opinion

Although we LT students are blessed to go to a school with endless opportunities and such brilliant students, I believe this is also one of the hardest parts of attending LT. Students are so focused on ACT scores and GPAs that along the way we forget how to be kind to one another. I have deeply struggled...

Letter to the editor Josh Leak ‘17

Josh Leak

October 27, 2016


Filed under Guest Columns, oct 27, Opinion

Growing up, I had some of the best examples of Black Men to look up to. My Uncle Garry, the educated, smart, caring pastor who instilled in me the importance of sacrifice. He taught me how a Black Man should stand tall and walk. His son Scottie, the brave, smart, talented teacher who taught me that love...

Value Veganism

Sheridan Spiess, Pulse Editor

September 23, 2016


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion

Every second, 3,000 animals are killed in the U.S. Factory farm raised chickens suffer from overcrowding, 80 percent of U.S. pigs suffer from ammonia exposure and 900 million animals that are raised to be eaten die prematurely from disease, handling, transportation and other factors. This is the reality...

Join the Fight

Join the Fight

Hallie Coleman, Reporter

April 29, 2016


Filed under Guest Columns, Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

Today 1,500 people will die, and tomorrow another 1,500. Every day is a tragedy.  Because everyday 1,500 people die from cancer in the U.S. alone.  Cancer is merciless.  Cancer does not discriminate.  Cancer is everywhere.  Today a child lost his mom to cancer.  Today a woman lost her husband to...

Christmas fun…

MelRose Buckler, News Editor

December 1, 2015


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion

It’s Sunday, Dec. 20 and your younger siblings are outside playing in the snow, laughing with friends and drinking hot chocolate; your older siblings are home from college, sleeping till noon and watching Netflix all day—and you're cooped up in your room trying to memorize 500 vocab words. Your h...

Surreal socializing

Céilí Doyle, News Editor

November 30, 2015


Filed under Guest Columns, Online Exclusives, Opinion

Snapchat. Texting. Instagram. Twitter. Facebook. Social media is utilized anywhere and everywhere on any given day, most commonly and excessively, by members of Generation Z. We are bombarded by a constant barrage of notifications and our smart phones have become an additional appendage. Social media...

High School Shouldn’t Fit in an Instagram Collage

Claire Mikulski, Online Editor

May 18, 2015


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion

I have some news that may upset some of you. I’m here to tell you that the High School Experience was introduced many years ago by a heartless marketing team with the sole intent of making teenagers feel insecure enough to spend obscene amounts of money on goods and services. In short, the High School...

Farewell Column by Joe Rossetti

Joe Rossetti, Sports Editor

May 18, 2015


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion

There’s a common understanding that high school is supposed to be a big transition for young teenagers and serve as a foundation for who one will become in life, and honestly, I think that’s true. So this column goes out to those of you who have some time left to continue, some time left to cherish. Figure...

Minding the gap

Annika Raniginani, Managing Editor

April 13, 2015


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion

Scrolling through the scholarships on Naviance, it seems like there are millions of options. However, a lot of that aid is conditional on being a graduating senior and enrolling in college the next year. For many students, this could present a significant financial barrier to partaking in a gap year. LT...

This one’s for the tall girls

Mary Hadley, Social Media Editor

March 16, 2015


Filed under Guest Columns, Online Exclusives, Opinion

I am a pretty opinionated person and when I know something is unfair or not right I will not back down without a fight. Today has been the fifth day in a row at school that it was nice out. The snow is almost completely melted, the windows are finally remaining open in classrooms, and the heavy winter...

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