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All-School Assembly marks 20th anniversary of festivities, games

All-School Assembly marks 20th anniversary of festivities, games

Anna McCormick, News Co-Editor

January 31, 2020

The 20th Annual All-school Assembly began on Jan. 24. with Student Council Vice-President and co-host of the assembly James King ‘21 dressed as Ariel and the rest of the student council members decked out in Disney themed onesies and costumes. This year’s assembly consisted of a mix between new ...

Student seeks internship

Tess Grzegorek helps a patient at the rehad facility in Countryside (photo courtesy of Grzegorek).

Brianna Fonseca, reporter

January 31, 2020

After interviews, resumes and a time-consuming cross country season, Tess Grzegorek ‘20 was finally able to pursue an internship with Perform Physical Therapy in Countryside, one she desperately hoped would kickstart the beginning of a career in physical therapy. “It has really allowed me to be...

AOTM: Hailey Markworth ‘22

AOTM: Hailey Markworth ‘22

Liz Gremer, Co-Art Director

January 31, 2020

Sophomore year has been action-packed for Hailey Markworth ‘22. Starting the school year as a libero and defensive specialist (DS) for the girls varsity volleyball team, Markworth transitioned to the point and shooting guard position on the varsity basketball team. She has been putting in time and work...

‘Steel Magnolias’ at LT

Sophia Joyce '22 and Kate Paras act in Steel Magnolia (Joyner/LION).

Paige Darling, Assistant Multimedia Editor

December 11, 2019

Director Kirsten Manthei chose to bring the play “Steel Magnolias” to LT because of the female talent this year, she said. The play features an all female cast of six. “There is a warm interpersonal connection in the play,” Manthei said. “It will come across as you watch these women go t...

Western Springs catwalk to be reconstructed

The catwalk is currently located at Western Avenue and Maple Street and spans I-294 (Sullivan/LION).

Lillie George, Reporter

December 11, 2019

Because it fails to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines, the existing pedestrian bridge over Tollway I-294 known as the “catwalk” will be torn down, reconstructed and possibly relocated. This change threatens to affect the routines of many people, including the LT girls cross...

Callahan Dunn ‘20 places first in state

Cal Dunn '20 shakes coach Scott Walker's hand after her first place win on Nov. 23 (photo courtesy of Erin Rodriguez).

Maggie Kahn, Sports Co-Editor

December 10, 2019

After Callahan Dunn ‘20 gazed at the scoreboard at the end of her 200 Individual Medley race and saw the number one next to her name, she was instantly filled with joy. It all hit her when she looked over at her team and coaches who were smiling and cheering enthusiastically, celebrating her once-in-a-li...

Recreational marijuana sales divide suburbs

Diane Makovic, Co-Editor In Chief

December 10, 2019

With the passage of a bill that would legalize the sales of recreational marijuana in Illinois starting on Jan. 1, 2020, towns in the area have held board meetings to voice both their support and concerns surrounding the controversial issue. “This is a dividing issue because the [Federal] government...

Student starts coding company

Brianna Fonseca, reporter

December 9, 2019

From a young age, Colin Flueck ‘21 has had an obsession with Legos and building, which sparked his strong interest in coding and robotics. Now, Flueck hopes to use the knowledge he has to offer other students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Science (STEM) something that they'll be ...

LTTV nominated for Emmy

Alfonso Fernandez, Reporter

December 9, 2019

LTTV submitted a clip of the “Pack the Place” basketball game last year which won first place in sports for the Chicago Midwest National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awards. In the middle of September this year, LTTV was informed that they had been nominated as Emmy finalists for their...

Boys swim prepares for new season, athletes

Max Dike, Reporter

December 9, 2019

For Bryson Breitenbucher ‘20, last year’s state boys swim meet was an experience like no other. The atmosphere was unlike any he had ever felt before, he said. “There’s no energy compared to the state meet,” Breitenbucher said. “It gets you going.” Breitenbucher competed in a slew of rac...

Cuffing Season

Liz Gremer, Co Art-Director

December 9, 2019

As the days get darker earlier and the temperature begins to drop, there is not only a seasonal shift but also a social shift. As one scans the halls of LT during the winter, it is clear that there is a higher prevalence of couples. Not only does November mark the start of the holiday season, it also...

These dusty old books matter

John Hepp, Reporter

December 9, 2019

I get it. Reading the works of William Shakespeare, Ralph Waldo Emerson or Henry Thoreau is hardly exciting for most high school students. Why should we care about a story or essay some dusty old guy wrote 200 years ago? On the surface, these literary classics that we study in English class seem to ju...

Couples of LT

Olivia Janik, Co Editor In Chief

December 9, 2019

LION interviewed couples at LT to learn about their experiences with dating in high school and whether they believe in cuffing season or not. Kate Paras ‘20 and Ben Smiley ‘20 Kate Paras ‘20 and Ben Smiley ‘20 first met in their freshman English class, but the couple did not start dating...

‘Cuff’ it out, unnecessary holiday romance

Kaitlyn Joyner, Reporter and photographer

December 9, 2019

“Cuffing season” is the media’s way of over exploiting the fact that people become lonely during the holidays and crave a relationship and connection. Don’t get me wrong—human interaction is necessary. However, the extent to which people are pressured in order to fit this trend is overwhelming....

Testing make-up center changes

Kaitlyn Joyner, Reporter and photographer

December 9, 2019

Due to schedule conflicts and the commuting of staff and students, LT has officially implemented a testing make-up center at both campuses for students to sign up and take missed test, Director of North Campus testing center Milea Foy said. It is open all day for each period, so students are able to make...

Pros of Cuffing Season

Maggie Kahn, Sports Co-Editor

December 9, 2019

As the holiday season approaches and people typically couple up, if you ask the majority of high school seniors their opinions on relationships, they’ll probably say they’re just a waste of time. Because college is so soon, they’ll most likely say that there’s no point and it will just end in...

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