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‘Newsies’ features student actors, premieres tonight

Maggie Kahn, Reporter

January 25, 2019


Filed under News, Print Issues

The production of “Newsies”, which premieres tonight, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. at The Community House in Hinsdale, tells the story of a young boy named Jack Kelly who will lead his coworkers in a strike against power-hungry newspaper owners of New York. “This show is important because it is a true...

LT welcomes junior high choirs at Choral Festival

Mia Bonfiglio, Reporter

January 25, 2019


Filed under News, Print Issues

The Junior High Choral Festival is an annual event where music students from junior highs in the area are invited to LT to perform a concert with the LT choir students. “The awesome thing about the Junior High Choral Festival is that it brings together 350 to 500 people of diverse ages and backgrounds,...

ILMEA All-State approaching, musicians reflect

Isabel Tuisl, Website/Social Media co-editor

January 25, 2019


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Every year, high schools from all nine districts of the state choose students to participate in the Illinois Music Educators All-State and All-District Festivals (ILMEA). LT band, choir, orchestra, jazz band and vocal jazz ensemble all can audition to take part in these festivals. For oboist John Quinlan...

All-school Assembly bounces back

Grace Kulat, Photographer/reporter

January 25, 2019


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On Feb. 8, the sound of LT students singing the fight song will be heard from blocks away. The All-school Assembly is one of the best days of the year for students at Lyons Township High School. Students from South Campus get bused over to North Campus to enjoy performances from peers as well as outside...

University of Illinois race team visits LT auto shop

Nicole Klein, Reporter

January 25, 2019


Filed under News, Print Issues

To inform students about engineering opportunities and highlight how helpful it is to get involved, the Illini Society of Automotive Engineers Formula race team, including Tim Kogucki ‘16 and Joe Koszut ‘17, visited LTHS on Nov. 19. “We try to inspire the next generation of engineers, but that wasn’t th...

Senior starts conversation groups for Spanish, French

Senior starts conversation groups for Spanish, French

Dani Almase, Reporter

January 25, 2019


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When Kylie Jabjiniak ‘19 initiated Spanish and French conversation meetings at the Thomas Ford Memorial Library, she wanted to create a venue for people to engage with languages and share their cultural curiosity. She got the word out to others about the meetings by putting information in the library n...

Contract finalized for upcoming five years

Grace DeKoker, Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2019


Filed under News, Print Issues

Just as finals were beginning for LT students, the Lyons Township Education Association (LTEA) voted on a new contract that would be effective immediately, pending the Board of Education’s (BOE) approval. The agreement passed on behalf of the LTEA with a large majority on Dec. 18, and was approved...

LT celebrates MLK Jr., honors his legacy

LT celebrates MLK Jr., honors his legacy

Grace Kulat, Photographer/reporter

January 25, 2019


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There was a sense of community in the SC Performing Arts Center on Jan. 15 as students, faculty and community members came together to celebrate the life of Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and joined in singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing”. The audience enjoyed performances from many students, i...

Firefighters at high risk for disease

Firefighters at high risk for disease

Greg Smith, Managing editor

January 25, 2019


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Jacob Metzger ’19 studies fire science at the Technology Center of DuPage and is a part of the Western Springs Fire Explorer program, which includes career training and instruction in hands-on skills. In addition to skills such as first aid and the handling of a fire hose, these programs emphasize how im...

Bookstore hero retires after 15 years

Harper Hill, News co-editor

January 25, 2019


Filed under News, Print Issues

Two years ago, former NC bookstore manager Mary Yena received news her husband was ill. Since last March, his condition progressively worsened. Failing to see improvements, Yena announced her intent to retire in September. On Dec. 28, Yena officially retired from LT, but she left a large mark on the high...

Tornado hits Waterman’s hometown, Student Council raises funds

Tornado hits Waterman’s hometown, Student Council raises funds

Taylor Schmitt, Co-Website/ Social Media editor

December 21, 2018


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After Principal Brian Waterman’s hometown of Taylorville, Ill. was hit by a severe tornado Dec. 1, student council began raising funds to show their support. Student council members will be walking around with cans to collect donations from Dec. 13 to Dec. 21. “I’m just humbled someone though...

Teachers sit in on November Board of Education meeting

Teachers sit in on November Board of Education meeting

Grace Dekoker, Editor-in-Chief

December 12, 2018


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At the beginning of a new school year, students can expect to see new faces, new teachers and new classes. LT faculty expected something new at the start of this school year as well- to ratify their new contract for this and upcoming school years. The previous contract-- which lays out logistics such...

LION Playlists: What we’re listening to

Georgia Dougherty, Pulse co-editor

December 10, 2018


Filed under Print Issues, Pulse

What are our favorite bops this month? Here are our top picks for a great jam session! Grace Kelly by MIKA Radio Gaga by Queen Scar Tissue by Red Hot Chili Peppers Sex and Candy by Marcy Playground Femme Fatale by The Velvet Underground Big Poppa by The Notorious B.I.G. War by Edwin Starr Goodb...

12 Years

Pilar Valdes, Art Director

December 10, 2018


Filed under Print Issues, Pulse

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently released their Climate Report. The report details the devastating consequences the world will face if the world’s temperature increases by more than 1.5 degrees Celcius (34.7 degrees farenheit) in the 12 years. The effects of man-made climate...

Help at home: 10 easy ways to reduce your carbon footprint

Liz Gremer, Reporter

December 10, 2018


Filed under Print Issues, Pulse

While it may seem difficult to help better the environment, there are small, easy changes you can incorporate into your life to make our Earth healthier. Take public transit: No matter where you go, taking a train or bus helps reduce the amount of carbon emitted into the air. According to America...

It’s not as bad as you think!

Georgia Dougherty, Pulse co-editor

December 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Print Issues, Pulse

Anthropogenic global warming (AGW) is the hypothesis that climate change is produced by human activity. Most people who believe in AGW follow Penn State University climatologist Michael Mann’s hockey stick model. His view hypothesizes that “the post-1970 surge of global warming has created a ‘hockey...

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