LION Newspaper

Issue 2- Oct. 24, 2019

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LT students participate in ‘trunk-or-treat’

LT students participate in ‘trunk-or-treat’

Kaitlyn Joyner, Reporter

October 25, 2019

Interact club members volunteered at the Boone Animal Hospital’s Fall Festival on Oct. 12 to participate in Halloween celebrations and give back to the surrounding community, sponsor Mary Decker said.    Last year due to bad weather, the festival was moved inside. However, students still helped out b...

Club helps start up businesses abroad

Alfonso Fernandez, Reporter

October 24, 2019

During their freshman year, Andrew Hojjat ‘21 and Alexandar Kostich’s ‘21 AP Human Geography class had a Rotary International sponsor arrive to discuss the organization’s microfinance projects in multiple South African countries. Rotary International is a nonprofit organization that aims towards spr...

Editorial: Computer Carts Essential For Athletic Study Hall

October 24, 2019

Our position: Computer carts are essential for athletic study hall Athletic study hall is an invaluable resource to busy student athletes. It allows them a free period to complete work for other classes, in hopes that they can make up time lost at practices, games and meets. It also provides for a b...

‘Joker’ movie premieres in theaters

Dani Almase, Pulse Co-Editor

October 24, 2019

From Jack Nicholson in the first theatrical “Batman” in 1989, to the iconic Heath Ledger in the 2008 “Dark Night”, to Jared Leto in the juvenile “Suicide Squad”, the villain Joker has been portrayed by many different and famous actors. However, none of them compare to Joaquin Phoenix’s outsta...

Chicago Crime and Haunting

Mia Bonfiglio, Pulse Co-Editor

October 24, 2019

The city of Chicago holds a variety of crime and ghost stories throughout history. Here we explore the notoriously known criminals of Chicago and their crimes along with a variety of hauntings in the Chicago area.   Killer Clown John Gacy experienced an abusive childhood and struggled with dete...

ATOM: Trell Harris

Kate Ferrel, Reporter

October 24, 2019

On the North Field of New Trier on Aug 30. the varsity football team had its first game of the season. Wide receiver Trell Harris ’22 opened the season with the first touchdown of the year. “I’ve been dreaming about this ever since I started playing football,” Harris said. Harris starte...

Local schools transition to new grading system Standard-based grading system offers new approach to learning

Anna McCormick, News Co-Editor

October 24, 2019

Beginning this year, some local elementary and middle schools in Districts 101 and 102 began using the standard-based grading system. This system focuses on providing students with feedback to help them master specific standards. “We believe very strongly that grades should be about the communic...

Tennis works to bring late season success

Lizzie Patel, Reporter

October 24, 2019

Whether it is winning big matches in weekend invitationals or competing well against a tough schedule, this year’s girls varsity tennis team is working to continue their success through the end of the season, head varsity coach Dave Robare said. Seniors leaders, particularly McKenna Sands ‘20 and Greta Fr...

Copy and paste

Nina Shearrill, Multimedia Editor

October 24, 2019

Hollywood is starting to lack content that is truly, or mostly, original. As production companies create movies solely in the capitalistic pursuit of money, the content that makes it to the big screen with multi-million dollar budgets becomes increasingly narrow.   The success of movies like “Aven...

The Haunting at Park Jr. High

Isabella Sorice, Photo/Social Media Editor

October 24, 2019

On the night of a recent eighth grade dance, four teachers were walking around Park Jr. High School, looking for students who might have wandered off. Among the group was some of the current staff, principal Philip Abraham, assistant principal Joseph Gage, and P.E. teacher Steven Metz. As they walked from room to...

LT seniors create college football podcast

LT seniors create college football podcast

Robert Sullivan, Reporter

October 24, 2019

Every Wednesday evening, six LT seniors meet at WLTL’s Production Room C, a brightly lit studio clustered with wires, microphones, and file cabinets. There, in the basement of NC, they indulge in White Castle or Wing Stop and spend approximately the next two hours discussing the previous week’s college...

Mini Medical School

Tessa Voytovich, News Co-Editor

October 24, 2019

To students who think they want to work in healthcare when they are older, there is a program for you. Dr. Rubin’s Mini Medical School is an educational program designed to encourage high school students to pursue a career in the medical field. “The goal is to get students exposed to medicine...

Students explore independent study option

Tessa Voytovich, Co News-Editor

October 24, 2019

A complaint made by many students about high school is that they are not studying exactly what they wish to study. However, what they may not know is that LT offers an Independent Study course in which curriculum is dictated by the student, for the student. “An independent study gives students the...

Senior serves as student representative to the Board of Education

Claire Williams, Copy Editor

October 24, 2019

Every month, elected school board members and administrators attend meetings to discuss topics such as school policies and the budget. Among them is Sophie Grabis ‘20, who is the current student representative to the Board of Education. Grabis has always been interested in student government bu...

Student succeeds in songwriting

Student succeeds in songwriting

Olivia Janik, Co-Editor In Chief

October 24, 2019

When Allison Keeley ‘20 was 6 years old, she saw a drum set in a Pottery Barn Teen catalog and thought it would make her look cool, she said. Twelve years later, Keeley has reached over 25,000 listens on her SoundCloud. Her most recent song, “Somewhere in LA,” hit 1,000 plays within 24 hours of be...

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