LION Newspaper

LION playlist issue 3

Dani Almase, Pulse Co-Editor

December 9, 2019

Rushing Back - Flume, Vera Blue Don’t Kill My High - Lost Kings, Wiz Khalifa, Social House Get It Right - Diplo, MO Let You Know - Flume, London Grammar Still Don’t Know My Name - Labrinth Free (Drew Love) - Louis the Child, Drew Love False Alarm - Matoma All My Life - D...

Skills pay the bills

Nicole Klein, Website Editor

December 9, 2019

Although classic and modern books have many important messages that students could spend hours discussing, English classes should focus more on literary analysis skills than on the specific book itself. Even though many students have not mastered literary analysis skills, such as finding the main...

Student owns Wild Scrunch

Anna McCormick, News Co-Editor

December 6, 2019

After seeing her sister’s college roomate selling scrunchies in her dorm room, Caroline Garvin ‘20 was inspired to create her own scrunchie business. She is now the owner of Wild Scrunch. “When I first started, [Wild Scrunch] was nothing,” Garvin said. “It was just me trying to make money....

Editorial: No gym for student athletes

Charlotte McLaughlin, Reporter

December 6, 2019

Our position: Students who play sports should automatically receive a gym waiver in order to take another class or study hall in its place. Waivers to get out of gym should be automatically offered to any student involved in a school or club sport. This would allow them to take another class in the pla...

Self Defense class offered next year

Quinn Riordan, Reporter and photographer

December 6, 2019

The idea for a self-defense class at LT began in 2016 when PE teachers: Katie Meyers, Kathy Beyer and Joe Conway visited Oak Park River Forest and observed their self-defense program. They learned about the course, became certified for teaching it and worked to implement it at LT. “It was one of ...

Veterans’ Memorial showcases LT history

Isabella Sorice, Social Media/Photo Editor

December 6, 2019

LT has an immense history that dates back to the school’s establishment in 1888. The school has been through both world wars, with many students leaving to serve their country, art teacher and co-designer Patrick Page said. As a way to pay tribute to those students and many other military veterans, LT has...

Fantasy makes the No Fun League Fun

Tommy Layden, Sports Co-Editor

December 6, 2019

People who play fantasy know how it goes. They understand the stress, the sweat, the tears, the grind that goes into making a good fantasy team. They know that sick feeling you get when some guy has 40 points on your bench. Fantasy turns some random Cleveland/Baltimore game into the deciding factor in...

Athlete of the Month: Alec Valentino’21

Adriana Serrano, Reporter

December 6, 2019

At the beginning of his freshman year, Alec Valentino’s’21 was approached by his brother Aaron Valentino’18, one of the only male athletes on the competitive co-ed cheerleading team at the time. Needing another male to fulfill the IHSA requirements for co-ed cheerleading, Aaron recruited his brother to jo...

College credit available next year through IU

Robert Sullivan, Reporter

December 6, 2019

Rather than gambling on one test in the Advanced Placement system, starting next year, LT students will be able to acquire college credit through a dual enrollment program with the University of Indiana-Bloomington.  “This program allows our students to receive transcripted college credit from a prestig...

Sophomore strives to pursue career in videography

Dani Almase, Pulse Co-Editor

December 6, 2019

When Connor Reblin ’22 was 9 years old, he bought the first edition GoPro with his older brother, he said. He started to capture small moments in his life. Over time, Reblin’s passion for making videos grew stronger and he realized what he wanted to do for the rest of his life: videography. “Each video I make is ...

Bowling strives for strike season

Jason Peak '20 (Ferrel/LION).

Kate Ferrell, Assistant Website Editor

December 6, 2019

With an almost entirely new line-up, the varsity bowling team is hoping to improve upon its seventh place finish at Sectionals last year. After losing by 89 pins for a state qualifying spot, the team is striving to make it to the second day of state and place in the top 10, co-captain Daniel Hirstei...

New Cafe surprises LaGrange with ‘quality and sustainable’ meals

New Cafe surprises LaGrange with ‘quality and sustainable’ meals

Grace Kulat, Co-Art Director

December 6, 2019

Walking into Milkstop cafe in LaGrange there is an immediate sense of community. The cafe is owned by a small group of locals who came together to create a relaxed and inclusive environment. The location on 700 W. Burlington, previously Circle of Stones, is both modern and inviting. As I walked in...

Out with the Old

Out with the Old

Claire Williams, copy writer

December 6, 2019

Our society loves tradition. Sometimes, it even favors tradition over a newer choice that is more beneficial. Such is the case in LT’s English curriculum. LT’s English curriculum is filled with classics from “The Odyssey” to “The Awakening” to “Hamlet”. However, reading classical literature...

Girls gymnastics ‘trust the process’ this season

Margeaux Rice '22 split jumps into the air in warmups

Charlotte McLaughlin, Reporter

December 6, 2019

As the new season approaches, the girls gymnastics team’s motto for the year is “trust the process,” which means they will be working together to build from last year and truly grow as gymnasts and teammates, varsity girls gymnastics head coach Darragh McDermott said. “Our focus is on prog...

Village of Indian Head Park makes decisions regarding cannabis

Julie Bryar-Smith addresses the village board (Williams/LION).

Claire Williams and Sophia Schultz

December 6, 2019

In early October, Brandt Siegfried ‘18 returned home from Hillsdale College, Mich., for his fall break. Siegfried, a new resident of Indian Head Park and former student council president of LT, took time out of his break on Thursday, Oct. 10, to attend a village board meeting. He was one of the dozen...

Student-athletes commit to college programs

Luke Geraghty '20, Joey Fitzgerald'20, Zack Kristy '20 and Alex Salvino '20 chat and wait to sign (Riordan/LION).

Maggie Kahn, Sports Co-Editor

December 6, 2019

Surrounded by proud family members and coaches, 16 LT students signed a binding National Letter of Intent (NLI) on Nov. 13 that commemorates their future participation in collegiate sports. “If [they are] at the signing day, then they are extremely good athletes who have been successful both academically...

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