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True Evil

Greg Smith, Managing editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion, Print Issues

At the conclusion of a speech to the House of Commons describing the horrors of the slave trade in 1791, English abolitionist William Wilberforce said “You may choose to look the other way, but you can never say again that you did not know.” Our society isn’t always interested in knowing the...

Hate Seeping Through

Mary Okkema, News co-editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion, Print Issues

American society and politics have increasingly become polarized over the past few years. It seems that people have forgotten to listen to and respect others opinions. Democrats and Republicans are both struggling to find common ground and compromise. This political polarization is causing great tension...

People of LT- December 3, 2018

Camilla Breen, Pulse co-editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under News, Print Issues

Laney Antkiewicz ‘19: “I met my host sister from Germany, Maja, through my other friend Chelsea that I’d met in Religion class and we weren’t really friends until she had me over for new years where we actually became friends. Maja really helped me out when I needed a new host family in G...

Home 2 Home extends help to those in need

Dani Almase, Reporter

December 3, 2018


Filed under News, Print Issues

In the beginning, Janelle Towne did not see the organization Home 2 Home project (H2H) as something she set out to start. It all began as a single service project at a homeless shelter. When Towne talked to the executive director of the shelter, she found out that the clients there were only given an ai...

Student organizes LEO club chapter

Taylor Schmitt, Website/Social Media co-editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under News, Print Issues

When Amanda Kural ‘19 reached out to her local chapter of Lions International about help with a drive for women’s sanitary products, she didn’t expect to be starting her own LEO club chapter with a large group of her friends. Lions International is a charity organization that connects people to...

Local food pantries stock up for holidays

Local food pantries stock up for holidays

Lars Lonnroth, Managing editor of Breaking News/ Multimedia content

December 3, 2018


Filed under News, Print Issues

The holiday season is a time that often instills a spirit of giving among many people, with many groups organizing food drives and engaging in other charitable activity. While the LT community is not as impoverished as some areas in the city or the suburbs, Director of Social Concerns Kendall Grant a...

ACE progresses with results from assessment

Isabel Tuisl, Website/Social Media co-editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under News, Print Issues

Athletes Committed to Excellence (ACE), a club that aspires to unite and lead the student body toward lives of excellence through positive, healthy choices, tested their members’ qualifications and leadership skills on Nov. 1 with a 45-minute talent assessment called CliftonStrengths (formerly Gallup...

Music Makers moves locations

Music Makers moves locations

Anna McCormick, Reporter

December 3, 2018


Filed under News, Print Issues

Starting in the home of the Michors, a Western Springs family, Music Makers has developed into a widely known musical program in the community. Music Makers is further continuing its growth with a new facility located at 4332 Howard Ave., Western Springs. Music Makers began 40 years ago when lessons...

Business is impacted by local construction

Nina Shearill, Business manager

December 3, 2018


Filed under News, Print Issues

The Beautiful Beginnings Baby Donuts (BB’s Donuts) shop started as a small stand, open every Saturday morning. Over the last five years the shop has turned into a Western Springs favorite, even having been featured on Chicago’s Best. However, as the construction on Lawn Avenue progresses, the restaurant...

LT senior, father work to construct marimbas

Pilar Valdes, Art Director

December 3, 2018


Filed under News, Print Issues

Hannah Hasenwinkel ‘19 and her dad, Mark Hasenwinkel, have built 11 marimbas for various playgrounds around the state. As a collaboration with Spaces For Play, a playground company focused on creative play and playground design, the marimbas they build are used as a way for kids to explore music, ...

Josie Dunne ’15 plays in Chicago

Greg Smith, Managing Editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under News, Print Issues

LT alumna Josie Dunne ‘15 performed in concert at Park West in Chicago on Nov. 19. The concert set many firsts for her musical career, including the fact that Park West is the largest Chicago venue where Dunne has performed to date, she said. The show also featured a new band configuration and a set which ...

Adaptive swings now featured in playgrounds

Adaptive swings now featured in playgrounds

Mia Bonfiglio, Reporter

December 3, 2018


Filed under News, Print Issues

When Christine Ramirez would take her 6-year-old son Parker Ramirez to Ehlert park in Brookfield, he was not able to use the swings. Parker was born with hypoplasia of the corpus callosum, causing developmental delays. Parker had to stand back and watch as the other kids swang and laughed. Althoug...

LT hosts vaping info meeting for community

LT hosts vaping info meeting for community

Diane Makovic, Copy editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under News, Print Issues

The SC PAC was filled with parents from around the LT community on Nov. 6. About half of the seats were filled at 7 p.m. to hear a presentation called The Truth about Vaping, put on by the Parent Community Network, The Coalition for Drug Free Lyons Township, and Rosecrance Health Network, an organization...

New security measures enacted

Tessa Voytovich, Reporter

December 3, 2018


Filed under News, Print Issues

Earlier this year, on Feb. 14, schools all over the United States received a devastating reality check. That was the day of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Safety in schools had increasingly become an issue, but for many, that shooting was what really prompted change. “I...

LION Newspaper scores nationally at NSPA/JEA

Grace Kulat, Photographer/Reporter

December 3, 2018


Filed under News, Print Issues

Five LION Newspaper members earned a total of nine national awards at the National High School Journalism Convention held in Chicago the first weekend of November. They competed against student journalists from all over the country. The four day event is held semi annually and sponsored by the Journalism...

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) institutes new scholarship program

Harper Hill, News co-editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under News, Print Issues, Top Stories

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) recently instituted the Chancellor’s Fellows Program in hopes that free tuition will encourage high-achieving, low-income Illinois residents to stay in state for their college education. “The state of Illinois has, over the past number of years, been...

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