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LT searches for new superintendent

LT hires search firm to help narrow applicants down for school board
January 8, 2021

With superintendent Timothy Kilrea’s retirement taking effect June 30, 2021, the search for a new superintendent for the fall of 2021 is underway. The school board is using a district search firm for...

Sustainability Club works to make switch to recycled graduation gowns

Discussions with principal prove effective, club hopes to see change for 2022 graduation
January 8, 2021

During February of this year, Margaret Hall ‘21 read about colleges switching to 100% recycled graduation gowns in an effort to promote sustainability. Recognizing the potential for LT to follow in the...

Student creates motivational blog in freetime

Senior starts blog over quarantine
January 8, 2021

Victoria Zieba ‘22 launched her blog,, where she consistently posts content centered around advice, career paths, productivity and self-care. Her main focus is to inspire and uplift...

Renowned author visits classes virtually

Chris Crutcher gives presentation to students, teachers free of charge
January 8, 2021

Since 1985, author Chris Crutcher has been traveling thousands of miles to visit schools across the country and speak with students about his journey as a writer. Due to the pandemic, Crutcher began offering...

Zion Husmann ‘22 self-publishes comic book

Illustration from Husmann's original comic book. (Husmann)
LT student writes, illustrates comic books during early quarantine
December 18, 2020

Following school lockdowns and stay-at-home orders in March, Zion Husmann ‘22 embarked on developing his own comic book for the remainder of the 2020 school year. Hoping to make the MCA (Museum of Contemporary...

Girls basketball remains uncertain

Lindsey Hahn takes a shot at practice. (Lizzie Patel/LION)
Team attempts to stay positive and improve
December 18, 2020

Like so many schools across the state, LT faced a difficult choice to make this winter season. With the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) taking opposite...

Boys bowling hopeful for comeback season

Matthew Skwarek ‘23 focuses on his shot at practice. (Kaitlin Preussner/TAB)
New season presents opportunities to improve on last year’s work
December 18, 2020

Daniel Hirstein ‘21 stepped up to the bowling lane with a nine strike streak, only three strikes away from getting a perfect score. The pressure was high with spectators starting to congregate to see...

Businesses face challenges during pandemic

Two local businesses make adjustments to profit
December 18, 2020

In early March, the rise in COVID-19 cases resulted in restaurants closing for inside dine-in and a week later Illinois’ first stay-at-home order started. All non-essential businesses were closed, leaving...

Boys basketball prepares for delayed season

Miles Kaminski '21 dribbles during a drill at practice. (Grace Geraghty/TAB)
Team hopes to improve on last year’s finish
December 18, 2020

In a normal year the boys basketball team would be in the beginning of their season, practicing and playing games to crowded gyms. However, with the prevalence of COVID-19, their season is on hold.  At...

Opinion: A wish from 2020

December 18, 2020

The entirety of this year has felt anything but real. I compare much of the year to a fever dream of some sort—a very cruel fever dream at that. I have grown such an immense hatred and fear towards this...

English project leads to new hobby

Ella Ruppert '22 prepares for release of songs. (Mahaney/LION)
Ella Ruppert ‘22 releases original songs
December 18, 2020

Ella Ruppert ‘22 realized how much she enjoyed creating her own music when she wrote and sang a song for an English project two years ago. Since then, she has released four songs—three of which are...

Junior swimmer reflects on state appearance, new season

Jack Wanless '22 prepares to race at the 2020 state meet at Evanston Township High School. (photo courtesy of Wanless)
Jack Wanless ‘22 went to state as a sophomore, hopes to go back at the end of this season.
December 18, 2020

Despite swimming competitively for about a decade, Jack Wanless ‘22 only joined the LT swim team last season, in the middle of his sophomore year. The prior experience paid off for him, as Wanless qualified...

Local theaters make adjustments

Theaters hold both virtual and in person classes and rehearsals
December 18, 2020

During the past eight months of the pandemic, local theaters have had to be creative in order to safely allow kids to continue to act, sing and perform.  Music Makers Theatre was supposed to have their...

Steps of Getting Consent

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...

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).
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...

Forensic science offered to juniors, seniors

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...

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