LION Newspaper

50th Anniversary of Title IX

Lily Hanafin, Opinions Editor March 24, 2022

Title IX has given women the opportunity to succeed and compete in sports. Every woman from Katie Ledecky—winner of 10 Olympic Medals—to Allyson Felix—breaking the record for the most gold medals...

AP test scores decrease for 2021

Administration partners with non-profit organization to increase AP enrollment
Janessa Mosqueda and Abraham Morales March 24, 2022

The College Board released its Annual Standardized Assessment Report in October of 2021. This document contains information about LT regarding standardized test scores, Advanced Placement (AP) enrollment,...

Student performers in the 2019 showcase (Darling/LION).

Cultural Showcase returns to SC Corral

Event allows students to demonstrate, recognize each other’s ethnic differences
Rory Quealy, News Editor, Web Editor March 24, 2022

Editor’s Note: This article contains reporting for an event that was scheduled to take place on April 26, but was canceled due to additional circumstances. When attending a Student Equity and Belonging...

Sailing team trains with Columbia Yacht Club Sailing School (photo courtesy of Gavin Dempsey 22).

After many years, sailing receives club status

Spreads knowledge about knot tying, linework to new club participants
Elle Simek, Reporter March 24, 2022

LT recently made a new addition to the long list of clubs and activities offered through the school. Sailing officially received club status November 2021, after previously not having that title in past...

Rielly Chesna 22 crosses ball across middle to teammate in game against Whitney Young on March 14 (Wirtz/LION).

Girls soccer season begins, hopes to top last year’s performance

Team once again able to compete against non-conference opponents
Sydney Wolf, Reporter March 24, 2022

Finishing last year’s season second in state is very challenging to follow, but the LT varsity girls soccer team is determined to come back this year even stronger. The team is returning without last...

Major internal, external improvement projects at SC

Major internal, external improvement projects at SC

Morgan Fry, Editor in Chief March 24, 2022

On Monday, Feb.14, noise levels started to increase, dust dispersed into the air, and students at SC glanced in curiosity as an excavator dug into the ground, SC Associate Principal Greg Gardner said....

Sam Kidder 22 works to gather loose ball during home game against Waubonsie Valley HS on March 14 (Wolf/LION).

Boys lacrosse embraces new head coach,

Team welcomes incoming, returning players, prepares for successful season
Sydney Wolf, Reporter March 24, 2022

After eight years of coaching at State College High School in Pennsylvania, the LT boys lacrosse coach, William Kalbfleisch, is returning to lead the team this season. With tryouts finished, the team strives...

Liam cashin 22, Isaias Lopez 22, and Kyle Barron 22 hold a shot during practice on March 10 (Wirtz/LION).

Weightmen continue to dominate

Team carries on past legacies of track, field throwers
Aidan Wirtz, Sports Editor March 24, 2022

The shotput and discus throwers often go overlooked by the community, other than those who participate in track and field. But for the “big boys” of the LT Weightmen program, led by coach Jerry Rigo,...

Girls badminton returns for spring season

High hopes drive team to work harder
Gabriella Rauf, InDepth Editor March 24, 2022

The girls badminton team had its first practice on Tuesday, March 1. After a season of canceled games, difficulties with breathing under masks, and teams being disqualified due to COVID-19 outbreaks, the...

Troy Stukanberg 23 tries to avoid tag from Jack Legan 23 at a March 14 practice on Bennett Field (Barbera/LION).

Boys baseball starts season off confidently in pursuit of upcoming playoff, state run

Upperclassmen exhibit leadership, look to win conference championship
Scarlett Lestina, Copy Editor March 24, 2022

As the spring sports season arrived, boys baseball officially began on Feb. 28, with tryouts for all levels. For the first couple of weeks, the schedule was a bit hectic. Baseball is often a weather permitting...

Church League returns, heats up

Teams battle for championship win, bragging rights among classmates
Aidan Wirtz, Sports Editor March 24, 2022

Church League basketball is something high school students look forward to every year. For those who choose not to try out for the LT team, or for anybody who is looking to participate in competitive basketball...

Boys gymnastics starts strong, breaks school record

Boys gymnastics starts strong, breaks school record

Team strives to win back-to-back state championships, create teammate bonds
Molly Burke, Reporter March 24, 2022

The boys gymnastics team waited nervously for their state scores to come in at Hoffman Estates High School last May 15, 2021. The tensions were high as the current second place team was finishing their...

Becky Phillips 23 runs 200 meter race at home quad meet on March 12 (Chomko/LION).

Athlete of the Month: Becky Phillips ‘23

Brooke Chomko, Sports Editor March 24, 2022

Becky Phillips ‘23 has done almost every sport imaginable throughout her life. When she was young, she played softball, basketball, volleyball, badminton, soccer, and tennis, but has since focused on...

Logo for the new Boys II Men club (photo courtesy of Mathis).

Assistant Principal creates brotherhood at LT

New Boys II Men club created in order to foster safe space for male students
Jeanne Mardegan, Reporter March 24, 2022

While the invitation and cookies enticed Alexander Bailey ‘22 to enter the lower level library at NC for the introductory meeting of the new Boys II Men (BIIM) club on Feb. 17, it was the open environment...

Ally DeLatorre 23, Lauren Schinker 23, Malia Fink 23, and Peri Deroche 23 at GEMS club meeting (GEMS Instagram).

GEMS club members work to empower women

Leaders reflect on influence of women in STEM during Women’s History Month
Gabriella Rauf, InDepth Editor March 24, 2022

The girls in engineering, math, and science (GEMS) club, is meant to be a safe and accepting place for girls or non-binary students at LT with an interest in science, engineering, math, or science (STEM),...

Students bring new Yarn, Thread club to LT

Cooper Anderson, Reporter March 24, 2022

The day of Jan. 24 marked the beginning of the brand new Yarn and Thread club (LTYT), where students are able to participate and learn more about fiber arts, a form of art consisting of fabric, yarn, natural,...

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