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Steps of Getting Consent

Paige Darling, Assistant Multimedia Editor

March 4, 2020

People are becoming more vocal about being assaulted and stripping the shame associated with it, so it’s our job to inform others of how to form a comfortable environment and be safe. First off, we need to define consent: an agreement between all participants to engage in any activity. It’s important...

Senior teaches cooking camps to different ages

Genaro Giovingo-Mino patiently  teaches his  young students to bake cupcakes over the  summer of 2019 in his home kitchen (photo courtesy of Giovingo-Mino).

Dani Almase, Pulse Co-Editor

March 4, 2020

At the age of 6 years old, Genaro Giovingo-Mino ‘20 decided to start his own cooking camp for kids in his neighborhood. People come to his house where he teaches them various skills and recipes. Years later, Giovingo-Mino’s cooking camp has flourished and is offered every summer to anyone aged 6...

Forensic science offered to juniors, seniors

Kate Ferrell

February 28, 2020

A new Forensic Science class will be offered to juniors and seniors starting next year. Forensic Science is more commonly referred to as criminalistics. Forensics brings together the techniques and the science that law enforcement and crime scene investigators use to recreate crime scenes based on real-world...

Wanted: Roommate

Liz Gremer, Co Art Director

February 28, 2020

Like many seniors going off to college next year, I’m on the lookout for some potential friends and roommates. I’m trying to get on top of things and meet people before I even get on campus. So, just like everyone else, I downloaded Facebook. As I created my account and joined my school’s “Class...

Dating App Dangers

Alfonso Fernandez, reporter

February 28, 2020

Match Group, a dating app company that owns over 45 of the nation’s most popular dating sites, and Noonlight, a safety company specializing in the safety of users on and offline, added on Jan. 28 a panic button to Tinder which users can press if they feel scared during a date. The panic button will...

Not funny anymore

John Hepp, Opinion Editor

February 28, 2020

I’ve always loved “Saturday Night Live.” I grew up with Bill Hader, Kristin Wiig, Andy Samberg and Maya Rudolph, just to name a few, making me laugh every Saturday night. That cast from eight to nine years ago was perfect, and created a golden age of SNL. Eventually, however, cast members move ...

Boys gymnastics enters new season

Kaitlyn Joyner, reporter

February 28, 2020

For Ben Taylor ‘21, who has been a member of LT varsity gymnastics for three years on all six events, last season was a success. Taylor qualified for state finals and made it to the event finals where he placed seventh on parallel bars, with a high score of 9.4/10. As a team, LT also qualified for s...

Juniors start creative writing club

Student reads her work during Open Mic Cafe

Nicole Klein, Website Editor

February 28, 2020

Sasha Kruger ‘21 and Carmen Frieh ‘21 were both enrolled in Creative Writing class this fall. During the class, they realized that they wished there were more opportunities for creative writing outside of class, so they asked English teacher Nicole Lombardi to be the sponsor of their new club. ...

Teacher receives National Certificate

Katy Newcomb talks to students (photo courtesy of Newcomb)

February 28, 2020

It had been a long time coming for American Studies teacher Katy Newcomb, whose National Board Certificate for teaching history became official on Dec. 7, 2019. The three-year journey to certification was a rigorous one, but finally completing the process feels amazing, she said. “It was pretty cool,...

New Arab Culture Club encourages diversity

Ari Jameel '22 discusses and displays Arabic symbols at club meeting (Joyner/LION).

Kaitlyn Joyner, reporter

February 28, 2020

While on the fall Snowball retreat, Ahmad Ayyeh ‘21 and Ari Jameel ‘22 were given a chance to teach their fellow peers a traditional Arabic dance. During the dance fellow LT students  joined in to perform a Middle Eastern custom, Ayyeh said.  “After the dance, [Jameel and I]  just realized h...

Boys water polo looks to continue last year’s success

Bobby Bolan '20 catches the ball during game and prepares to pass the ball to his teammate (photo courtesy of Tom Musch).

Maggie Kahn, Sports Co-Editor

February 28, 2020

After losing several seniors as they went off to college, this year’s boys water polo team will need to adjust its playing style in order to achieve its goals, head varsity coach Doug Eichstaedt said. The loss of graduated player Victor Perez ‘19  has opened up a lot of opportunities for othe...

Girls track starts the season off on the right foot

Caroline Vear '22 sprints during a race in the SC fieldhouse (Buckendahl/TAB).

Nina Shearrill, Multimedia Editor

February 28, 2020

Girls track started off the season by taking first place in the quad-meet held on Feb. 15. The win was shared by both the varsity and frosh/soph teams against Marist, Lake Park and Lake Zurich in the SC Fieldhouse. “The first meet is mainly to see how everyone performs,” sprinter Lillie George ...

Special Olympics Gold team state bound

LT Special Olympics basketball teams compete at All-school Assembly on Jan. 24 (Sorice/LION).

February 28, 2020

On March 13, the Special Olympics Gold basketball team members will pack their bags and drive to Illinois State University, where their hard work from the season will pay off in the fight for the state title. “Our Blue, Gold and White teams have played very well this year,” player and first year...

Let’s Talk About Sex

Mia Bonfiglio, Co Pulse Editor

February 19, 2020

Julie Loftus, registered school nurse, recently sat in her office talking to a student who hadn’t been feeling well. The student had gotten a tongue piercing and thought it could possibly be infected; however, Loftus ruled this out after giving her an oral inspection. The following week, sores had ...

Wrestling works toward state

Andrew Schodrof '20 (LEFT) attempts to pin Paul Cozzi '21 (RIGHT) during a drill at practice on Jan. 21 (Riordan/LION)

Lizzie Patel, reporter

February 3, 2020

Under the spotlight cast in Vaughan Gym every dual point counted when LT wrestling faced Hinsdale Central High School on Dec. 13. The stress and drama added even more excitement to the air. After a pin in an upset that cost LT 6 dual points, it was up to the entire team to put in a collective effort...

Administration combats achievement gaps

Robert Sullivan and Alfonso Fernandez

January 31, 2020

Each year, a report card is released for all public schools in Illinois providing a snapshot of the schools’ demographics, academic performance and other programs and activities. LT’s report card reveals a wide achievement gap that the administration has strived to address with the pursuit of a fully...

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