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Tens by Teens returns for 17th annual show

Ellie Moran, Reporter May 22, 2023

With a quick start-up and strong student leadership, actors put on a strong performance in the student led production Tens by Teens. The variety of 10-minute mini-plays, all written, directed, and acted...

Eurythmic dancers face the audience waving a hand in the air.

Eurythmic Dance Company hosts showcase

Myrna Cross, InDepth Editor May 22, 2023

Every year, the Eurythmic Dance Company hosts a performance at the end of the school year to showcase the dancers’ hard work and dedication to their sport. This year, the dancers performed on May 4-6.  Every...

Finalists announcement published on local news site (photo courtesy of

Seniors recognized for essay submissions

Olivia Grefenstette, Opinions Editor May 22, 2023

This past February, three LT students–Jeanne Mardegan ‘23, Sofia Garcia ‘23, and Claire Reedy ‘23–were named Depaul Blue Book finalists for the personal essays they had submitted in 2022. Thousands...

Alyssa Iovinelli’s drawing titled ‘All Tuckered Out,’ as shown in the 2023 Spring Art Show at SC (photo courtesy of Alyssa Iovinelli).

Spring Art Show paints SC with color

Jeanne Mardegan, News Editor, Website Editor May 22, 2023

Springtime at LT allows for many traditions to continue each year: finals, Prom, graduation. In addition to the classics, for the past 31 years, the Art Department has looked forward to the end of the...

Editor-in-chief Natalie Hess ‘23 speaking at Menagerie meeting (Gough/TAB).

Menagerie distributes yearly lit magazine

Elin O'Brien, Reporter May 22, 2023

Since their time at SC, Lindsey Wilson ‘23 and Natalie Hess ‘23, the two editors-in-chief for Menagerie have been waiting until their senior year to have the biggest impact on the annual literary magazine...

Kole Beck-Jewusiak ‘24 and Maks Washchuk ‘24 hold Ukrainian flag outside of SC on April 11 (Garrity/LION).

Students strive to start new Ukrainian Club

Lillian Davis, Reporter May 22, 2023

Sitting down waiting for track practice to begin, Kole Beck-Jewusiak ‘24 had an idea. He shared his proposal of starting a Ukrainian Club at LT with Maks Washchuk ‘24, who was sitting next to him at...

Artifacts discovered at Willow Springs location, including a broken projectile point, a type of spearhead, utilized flakes, and other stone tool pieces (photo courtesy of Brian Bardy).

Dig this: prehistoric site discovered

Jaclyn Cummings, Reporter May 22, 2023

Located in the village of Willow Springs, an archeological site was found in the garden of a community restaurant in the spring of 2021. Since then, archeologist and LT para educator Brian Bardy has been...

Dr. Silvia Alvarez-Clare stands in front of an endangered arroyo oak tree, Quercus brandegeei, a species the Global Tree Conservation Program of the Morton Arboretum is working to determine specific threats and identify conservation actions needed to save it from extinction (Photo courtesy of Tyler Prich).

Chicago advances in biodiversity

Maddie Gee, News Editor, Multimedia Editor May 22, 2023

As of March 8, a brand-new partnership formed between two iconic Chicago institutions and the world’s largest conservation organization, composed of more than 8,300 conservationists, the Species Survival...

The hands of multiple LT students with hearts and stars drawn on them who participated in the MOXIE quiet movement on April 10, 2023. 
(photo courtesy of @moxie_kids7)

Quiet movement gains traction

Kathryn Lazich, Reporter May 22, 2023

Since the end of February, some LT students have been participating in a quiet movement based on the book and movie “MOXIE” by Jennifer Mathieu. To silently protest, students have drawn hearts and...

Interior wall decor of CFS Coffee (Burke/LION).

CFS Coffee preserves Colombian history

Molly Burke, Sports Editor May 17, 2023

CFS Coffee Shop introduced its seventh location in Oak Brook this past January, becoming the first location outside of Florida. The new coffee and breakfast/lunch spot located on York Road aims to preserve...

Standing room only

Scarlett Lestina, Managing Editor May 17, 2023

It seems like everyone and their mom lifts weights.  I’m not talking about the ever-rising population of gym rats, but rather the number of kids that play LT sports, and thus are in the weight room. Being...

Tim Shepard warms-up before home game against Oak Park River Forest High School on April 11 (Garrity/LION).

Boys volleyball serves, boasts four college commits

Katie Garrity, Reporter May 17, 2023

After a strong start to the season with minimal losses, the boys volleyball team continues to work hard with a goal of making it through the IHSA Sectionals. With four NCAA committed players, the team...

PCP: The Age of Screenagers

Cooper Anderson and Lillian Davis May 17, 2023

The social media curse by Cooper Anderson   I am one of the unlucky people in the world who does not remember a time without social media. Being born in 2005, just two short years before the...

Evie Reinisch ‘23 scans the pool in preparation of a shot on April 27 against Waubonsie Valley High School (Burke/LION)

Water polo teams try to repeat last years success

George Ross, Reporter May 17, 2023

Both boys and girls water polo seasons have come to a close. Each team looked to improve upon their respective season from last year, in which both fought to become third place. This season both teams...

Athlete of the Year: Frederick Ragsdale III

Athlete of the Year: Frederick Ragsdale III

Sydney Wolf, Sports Editor May 17, 2023

Since Frederick Ragsdale III ‘23 began playing baseball at the age of 3 years old, his uniform was always too big on him. However, being the smallest on the team played a big role in establishing the...

The Age of Screenagers: Q&A with JT

Myrna Cross, InDepth Editor May 17, 2023

Is this your first job as a principal? Did you know going into this job that you wanted to make LT’s community heavily involved with social media?  I was a principal at Carl Sandburg High in Orland...

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