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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”...

Athlete of the Month: Ben Ellenby ’19 and Kendall Wright ’19

Nina Shearrill, Business manager

January 29, 2019


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

Kendall Wright ‘19 and Benjamin Ellenby ‘19 started playing Special Olympics basketball at Park Junior High School in the seventh grade. Over the years, they have learned the recipe to having a successful team, not just in the way they play, but in the way they interact with each other and the student b...

Eight teams a charm

Hayden Claesson, Sports editor

January 29, 2019


Filed under Columns, Print Issues, Sports

After watching Trevor Lawrence make two spectacular passes to Justyn Ross that ended Alabama’s historic season, it reminds us of the crazy moments that make college football so amazing. College football is one of the most watched sports leagues in the United States, and every season has its crazy mo...

Poms qualifies for IHSA state

Poms qualifies for IHSA state

Mia Bonfiglio, Reporter

January 29, 2019


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

After qualifying for IHSA state for the first time in LT competitive dance team history last year, varsity poms has much to live up to this season. They also won first place and a High Point Award at the Illinois Drill Team Association (IDTA) state competition last year. The team officially began competing...

Head varsity football coach resigns

Head varsity football coach resigns

Isabella Sorice, Photographer/reporter

January 29, 2019


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

After 10 years of coaching at LT, head varsity football coach Kurt Weinberg is leaving football to spend more time with his family. “I haven’t been able to see my kids play their sports in the fall,” Weinberg said. “It’s time to put family first.” Weinberg finishes his LT football career w...

Pack the Place prevails

Tommy Layden, Assistant Sports editor

January 28, 2019


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

Just before 5 p.m. on Jan. 18 LT’s NC field house was buzzing; clubs were setting up fundraising tables, players were warming up, and coaches were helping organize each aspect of the game. All of this was in anticipation of the Pack The Place games--as soon as you walked in the gym you could feel that...

Da Bears are in hibernation- for now

Tommy Layden, Assistant Sports editor

January 28, 2019


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

Cody Parkey is a name that has now become infamous, a name that is circulating the thoughts of Bears’ fans everywhere. After a prolific season, the Bears lost in one of the worst ways, a missed field goal with just seconds to spare. This was not the first game that was lost in the waning seconds....

Track seasons start with a bang

Liz Gremer and Diane Makovic

January 25, 2019


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

Girls’ track expects another successful, competitive year It is a sunny May day, and the girls’ 4x400 meter relay team has just clinched the fourth place state title. The quartet of Renata Wingert ‘19, Lizzie Scotty ‘19, Sonia Slusarczyk ‘18, and Tara Schwarz ‘18, glow with their medals o...

Hockey team’s strong success

Maggie Kahn, Reporter

January 25, 2019


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

The LTHS Hockey Club is performing above expectations, with their teamwork fueling the drive to win. “I’m really fortunate this year that the boys really get along well on and off the ice,” first year head varsity coach Benjamin Engle said. “[There is] a unique bond they have that I haven’t...

A job well done

January 25, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Print Issues

Our Position: We should take the time to appreciate that our teachers still helped their students to their utmost ability even with all that was going on behind the scenes. Before winter break, all LT teachers were working under the terms of last year’s contract. The teachers received a contract on De...

Fix up the Speak Up

January 25, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Print Issues

Our position: Although the Speak Up Line has potential to help with mental health problems, it can and needs to be replaced by a system that can address mental health issues and substance abuse concerns because the Speak Up Line has come to be used as a method of bullying. The Speak Up Line started ...

Why not?

Greg Smith, Managing editor

January 25, 2019


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion, Print Issues

Many of our elected public servants are good, hardworking people. Unfortunately, many are also disingenuous, self-obsessed and self-promoting. They are not all that smart, but are all the while convinced of their own brilliance. I don’t think the presidencies of Barack Obama and Donald Trump have been...

R is for Respect

Pilar Valdes, Art Director

January 25, 2019


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion, Print Issues

I have the mouth of a sailor. With two older brothers, I heard every swear you could think of, all before the age of 10. I will say just about any word in the English language, except one. It's not that hard. It’s one word. Six letters. You can eliminate it from your vocabulary. You can call something...

Issue 4 — January 25 2019

January 25, 2019


Filed under Print Issues

Pregnancy center opens in La Grange

Pregnancy center opens in La Grange

Lars Lonnroth and Pilar Valdes

January 25, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Print Issues, Top Stories

Driving down LaGrange Road, one’s interest may be piqued by the bright pink sign outside of a house converted into an office building. The building is home to the newly opened branch of the Women’s Care Center (136 N. LaGrange Rd.), an Indiana-based pro-life organization offering ultrasounds and...

LT Theatre to perform fun, classic musical ‘Grease’

Nicole Klein, Reporter

January 25, 2019


Filed under News, Print Issues

Due to the directors wanting to put on a fun, well-known musical, LT theatre will be putting on the beloved, high school teen-romance “Grease” Feb. 14-17 in the NC Reber Center. “We hope everyone in and watching the musical has fun,” director Mike Kuehl said. “If the audience doesn’t leave sin...

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