LION Newspaper

Issue 5 — March 1, 2019

March 6, 2019


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‘Mortified Nation’ documentary conveys importance of EI, SEL classes

Camilla Breen, Pulse co-editor

March 5, 2019


Filed under Print Issues, Pulse

In a world driven by interpersonal connections, many psychology professionals say that emotional intelligence is the key to personal and professional success. More ‘social emotional learning’ (SEL) classes are introduced to school yearly. To understand how increased emotional intelligence, or emotional...

AOTM: Micheal Walsh ’19

AOTM: Micheal Walsh ’19

Tommy Layden, Assistant sports editor

March 1, 2019


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

As Ryan Hammond ‘17 touched the wall at just over one minute and 30 seconds, LT shattered the previous state record by less than a second.  Along with the help of Spencer Walker ‘18, Jeffery Vitek ‘18, and Michael Walsh ‘19, the swimmers set the new record for the 200 yard medley relay, auto...

IHSA to abolish football conferences, replace with new district formatting

Hayden Claesson, Sports editor

March 1, 2019


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

Any student athlete who competes in an Illinois High School (athletic) Association sport knows the basics of how teams are divided. For many sports in the IHSA, teams are divided into conferences, and these conferences can be based on many things. Such reasons can include geography, school size, history,...

Boys gymnastics faces roster changes

Nicole Klein, Reporter

March 1, 2019


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

Last May, Matthew O’Malley ‘19 won vault at sectionals, which automatically qualified him for the state meet. At state, he was the last vaulter to compete, meaning he knew exactly what score he needed in order to make it to finals. He received that score and went first in finals. Afterward he had...

Support all sports

Hayden Claesson, Sports editor

March 1, 2019


Filed under Columns, Print Issues, Sports

The blackout game is a big deal at LT, and anyone in the fieldhouse can tell by the hordes of students clad in black that we don’t mess around when it comes to cheering on our basketball team. As an athlete, I know what it is like to have a huge crowd in the stands cheering you on; it gets you hyped...

After placing 10th in state, boys LAX plans to compete for state championship

After placing 10th in state, boys LAX plans to compete for state championship

Grace Kulat, Photographer/reporter

March 1, 2019


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

When the LT boys lacrosse team lost to Hinsdale Central in the sectional championship the whole team was let down. The past two years the LT boys varsity lacrosse team has finished top 10 in state, but this year the team plans to compete for the state championship. “This is the deepest and most...

Editorial: Copious choices

March 1, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Print Issues

Our Position: LT offers a wide variety of class options that students can choose from, and students should take advantage of this during course selections.   Every winter, the time comes for students at LT and incoming freshman to select their courses for the next year. For many selecting a...

Editorial: Timely Teachings

March 1, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Print Issues

Position Statement: Health class should be moved from sophomore year curriculum to freshman year in order to help inform and prepare younger students for issues they face in high school.   Walking into the halls of SC, freshman are introduced to an environment that is completely different from t...

End the stigma

Olivia Janik, Opinions editor

March 1, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Print Issues

We talk about mental health a lot. We talk about what to do if a friend is in trouble. We talk about “speak up-lining” people when they are in danger of harming themselves or others. But, we rarely talk about what it’s like to live with a mental illness. We never have actual conversations about...

Tyranny of small minds

Greg Smith, Managing editor

March 1, 2019


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I just read an opinion piece published in another school newspaper, the Yale Daily News. In a February 7 column titled “Evil is banal,” Yale student Isis Davis-Marks basically argues that white men should be stalked and monitored so that dirt on them can later be used to destroy their lives. No,...

Photographer graduates early, travel world to expand his craft

Photographer graduates early, travel world to expand his craft

Isabella Sorice, Photographer/reporter

March 1, 2019


Filed under News, Print Issues

As Kyle Niego ‘19 started his senior year, he had one goal: to finish school a semester early. By taking an extra gym class first semester, and having all other necessary credits completed, Niego was able to graduate in December. He aspires to be an entrepreneur, Niego said. “I knew junior year...

MUN continues recent success

MUN continues recent success

Maggie Kahn, Reporter

March 1, 2019


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At the Notre Dame conference on Feb. 1, the LT Model United Nations (MUN) club came in first place, beating out nine other schools and taking home 11 individual awards. “I was very excited to hear how well we did at Notre Dame,” Matthew O’Malley ‘19 said. “I was especially pleased with the...

Brookfield Zoo helps repopulate wolf species

Brookfield Zoo helps repopulate wolf species

Grace DeKoker, Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2019


Filed under News, Print Issues

Animals are moved in and out of zoos frequently, but the recent addition of Apache, a Mexican gray wolf, to the Brookfield zoo is more meaningful than bringing in a new inhabitant. This past December, a wolf called Apache arrived from Albuquerque N.M., the wolf was brought in as part of a species sur...

Swim relay wins state

Swim relay wins state

Grace DeKoker, Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2019


Filed under News, Print Issues, Sports

LT boys’ swim have garnered state titles, broken records, and maintained a standard of athletic excellence for the past four years. Going into the 2018-19 season, they were expected to slow down, and lose momentum. Their 200 yard medley relay was expected to just squeak into the top twelve at state. No...

The legacy that lived

Grace Dekoker, Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2019


Filed under Print Issues, Pulse

I’m not saying that I’m the biggest Harry Potter fan on this staff, but you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who’s read the series over 20 times, who can name specific chapters that events happen in, and is a proud owner of an Ollivander’s wand. When “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find”...

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