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Sports Injuries: Discovering Myself

Andy McCann, Guest Columnist December 14, 2022

Playing hockey for 11 years, I never expected myself to have to step away from the game. First, in December of 2021, I broke my elbow and had to sit for six weeks. Then in January of this year, I sprained...

 Decorative display inside cafe area featuring a hand-painted mural (Ludden/LION).

Daboba opens U.S. location in Oakbrook Terrace

Julia Ludden, Reporter December 14, 2022

Daboba, a worldwide chain originating in Malaysia, opened its 14th restaurant in the U.S. this past October in the Oak Brook Terrace. They specialize in bubble tea, or more commonly referred to as boba,...

Actors Lettia Wright, Lupita Nyongo, and Tenoch Huerta in an advertisment of Black Panther (photo courtesy of koimoi.com0.

Marvel fans praise ‘Wakanda Forever’

Maddie Gee, News Editor, Multimedia Editor December 14, 2022

Since the tragic death of “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman in 2020, much has changed since the first airing of Black Panther in February of 2018. Post-pandemic times–as well as new additions...

 Kathryn Lazich ‘23 and her family breaking the bread (cesnica) for Orthodox Christmas on Jan. 7 in 2015 (photo courtesy of Lazich).

Celebrating the holidays is not a ‘one size fits all’ situation

Kathryn Lazich, Reporter December 14, 2022

Every year when the air becomes crisp and “Last Christmas” by Wham! plays on the radio, I can’t help but get excited for the holiday traditions and memories that are about to happen. Some of my favorite...

Celebrating our differences

Cooper Anderson and Myrna Cross December 14, 2022

Every year when the cold rolls around, Christmas is the first thing on everybody’s mind. There is undeniable joy in the air when it is finally socially acceptable to put up that Christmas tree, decorate...

Matt Klos ‘24, Caroline Klos ‘20, and Juliana Moran pose for a photo with the La Befana impersonator after mass at Our Lady of Pompei in January of 2014 (photo courtesy of Klos).

La Befana, the old Italian tale

Matthew Klos, Reporter December 14, 2022

If you have any Italian neighbors, keep a close listen on the eve of Jan. 5 and you might hear this chanted from a bordering yard.  The tale of La Befana portrays an old lady–often misinterpreted...

Compliments to College, Career Center

Staff Editorial December 13, 2022

With new faces spearheading services, the College and Career Center has been working incredibly hard this school year to make its presence known at LT, as well as offering students loads of different opportunities...

Sink or swim

Staff Editorial December 13, 2022

Most LT students have experienced it: the terrible swim caps, the awkward bathing suits, and the nauseating smell of chlorine. Gym swim. On its own, gym class is a stressor in many students' lives....

‘Diet starts tomorrow’

Olivia Grefenstette, Opinions Editor December 13, 2022

It starts with a comment as simple as, “Are you really going to eat that second plate?”  The holidays are known for gratitude, peace, and time spent together. However, there is a pressing issue...

PCP: Should the current minimum voting age change?

Cooper Anderson and Myrna Cross December 13, 2022

Protect the polls by Cooper Anderson The right to vote is one of the various freedoms and privileges we share as citizens of the United States, with many eagerly anticipating the day they are finally...

Sick of the snowflakes

Evelyn Kowalski, Editor-in-Chief December 13, 2022

It’s hard to be angry all the time, believe me. When we as a society are chronically online, it's easy to get all wrapped up in who said what and cancel culture as a whole. But at a certain point, it’s...

Athlete of the Issue: Niklas Polonowski ‘23

Sydney Wolf, Sports Editor December 13, 2022

Niklas Polonowski ‘23 was introduced to the game of basketball very early in his life, however he truly fell in love with it at the age of 9, and ever since then, he has grown to be one of LT’s most...

Wide receiver Travis Stamm 24 locks into game against Oak Park River Forest High School on Sept. 16. LT won the game 38-13 (photo courtesy of Bruederle)

Students find hobby in sports photography, capture moments

Molly Burke, Sports Editor December 13, 2022

Braedyn Martinez ‘23 only started sports photography in January of this year, but his dad worked in television production, so he grew up in an environment similar to photography. This influenced him...

Girls wrestling team officially created

Molly Burke, Sports Editor December 13, 2022

Last year was the first time the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) offered a State Series and season for female wrestlers. LT had a couple of girls who wrestled in the regular season, but were not...

Competitive cheer team practices block routine at SC field house Nov. 21 for competition. (LION/Gartner).

Competitive cheer amps up for winter season

Aero Gartner, Reporter December 13, 2022

Competitive cheer, after plenty of long hours over the summer, is back again for their competition season and has plans to return better than ever. With a new block routine that challenges the team’s...

Quinn Collins 23 and Garrett Walls 23 dive off platform for 200 IM at intersquad meet on Nov. 28 at SC pool (Wolf/LION)

Boys swim team trains seniors for final season, reflects on past years

Sydney Wolf, Sports Editor December 13, 2022

After finishing third in State last year, the boys swim team is returning this season in hopes to replicate that performance, according to one of the four team captains, Quinn Collins ‘23. Being the...

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