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Hash Stacks Cafe and Market opens

Candied french toast and a side of bacon (Bonfiglio/LION).

Mia Bonfiglio, Pulse Co-Editor

December 6, 2019

On a typical weekend, you can often find me going out to breakfast with friends or family.  However with the limited options in the area, I find myself going to the same places over and over again. The opening of Hash Stacks at 909 Burlington Ave., Western Springs, is just what the town needed. Formerly,...

LT boys basketball off to hot start

Coach Tom Sloan draws up plays in timeout during a game against Maine South on Nov. 27 in the NC field house (Layden/LION).

Tommy Layden, Sports Co-Editor

December 6, 2019

With five minutes to go in the first half of the Plainfield North High School game, LT was up by five—a comfortable lead going into half time. Rather than taking their foot off the gas, the Lions were bursting with energy on both sides of the ball: an opposing guard dribbled up and lobbed a pass toward...

Special Olympics basketball season off to strong start

Special Olympics basketball season off to strong start

Lizzie Patel, Reporter

December 6, 2019

The energy and excitement of LT athletes took the upstairs SC gym by storm in the opening game for the Special Olympics Basketball season. Cheers erupted from the fan section as the white team athletes fought for every point in an intense game against Glenbard South on Tuesday, Nov. 5. “When we...

Students work on Marie Newman’s campaign

Students Sophia Tarasuk (pictured to the left of the banner) and Jaden Ownby (pictured to the right of the banner) walk for Marie Newman's campaign (courtesy of Ownby).

Sophia Schultz, Reporter

December 5, 2019

Progressive Democrat Marie Newman has been reaching out to people in the community during the last few months. On a regular basis, she has been hearing from activists and residents about what they need from their representative in Washington, Outreach Manager Nick Uniejewski said. Newman is running...

American Sign Language class approved for two more years

Click on here to see how to sign nice to meet you (courtesy of creative commons)

Tessa Voytovich, News Co-Editor

December 2, 2019

A unanimous vote at the Board of Education meeting on Oct. 21 welcomed two more American Sign Language courses to the academic program guide. “When we saw the popularity of [ASL], we decided maybe it’s time to write a proposal for the third and fourth year,” fine arts division chair Paula Nardi s...

Issue 2- Oct. 24, 2019

November 8, 2019

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LT students participate in ‘trunk-or-treat’

Interact club smiles for a photo at the

Kaitlyn Joyner, Reporter

October 25, 2019

Interact club members volunteered at the Boone Animal Hospital’s Fall Festival on Oct. 12 to participate in Halloween celebrations and give back to the surrounding community, sponsor Mary Decker said.    Last year due to bad weather, the festival was moved inside. However, students still helped out b...

Club helps start up businesses abroad

Alfonso Fernandez, Reporter

October 24, 2019

During their freshman year, Andrew Hojjat ‘21 and Alexandar Kostich’s ‘21 AP Human Geography class had a Rotary International sponsor arrive to discuss the organization’s microfinance projects in multiple South African countries. Rotary International is a nonprofit organization that aims towards spr...

Editorial: Computer Carts Essential For Athletic Study Hall

October 24, 2019

Our position: Computer carts are essential for athletic study hall Athletic study hall is an invaluable resource to busy student athletes. It allows them a free period to complete work for other classes, in hopes that they can make up time lost at practices, games and meets. It also provides for a b...

‘Joker’ movie premieres in theaters

Dani Almase, Pulse Co-Editor

October 24, 2019

From Jack Nicholson in the first theatrical “Batman” in 1989, to the iconic Heath Ledger in the 2008 “Dark Night”, to Jared Leto in the juvenile “Suicide Squad”, the villain Joker has been portrayed by many different and famous actors. However, none of them compare to Joaquin Phoenix’s outsta...

Chicago Crime and Haunting

Mia Bonfiglio, Pulse Co-Editor

October 24, 2019

The city of Chicago holds a variety of crime and ghost stories throughout history. Here we explore the notoriously known criminals of Chicago and their crimes along with a variety of hauntings in the Chicago area.   Killer Clown John Gacy experienced an abusive childhood and struggled with dete...

ATOM: Trell Harris

Kate Ferrel, Reporter

October 24, 2019

On the North Field of New Trier on Aug 30. the varsity football team had its first game of the season. Wide receiver Trell Harris ’22 opened the season with the first touchdown of the year. “I’ve been dreaming about this ever since I started playing football,” Harris said. Harris starte...

Local schools transition to new grading system Standard-based grading system offers new approach to learning

Anna McCormick, News Co-Editor

October 24, 2019

Beginning this year, some local elementary and middle schools in Districts 101 and 102 began using the standard-based grading system. This system focuses on providing students with feedback to help them master specific standards. “We believe very strongly that grades should be about the communic...

Tennis works to bring late season success

Lizzie Patel, Reporter

October 24, 2019

Whether it is winning big matches in weekend invitationals or competing well against a tough schedule, this year’s girls varsity tennis team is working to continue their success through the end of the season, head varsity coach Dave Robare said. Seniors leaders, particularly McKenna Sands ‘20 and Greta Fr...

Copy and paste

Nina Shearrill, Multimedia Editor

October 24, 2019

Hollywood is starting to lack content that is truly, or mostly, original. As production companies create movies solely in the capitalistic pursuit of money, the content that makes it to the big screen with multi-million dollar budgets becomes increasingly narrow.   The success of movies like “Aven...

The Haunting at Park Jr. High

Isabella Sorice, Photo/Social Media Editor

October 24, 2019

On the night of a recent eighth grade dance, four teachers were walking around Park Jr. High School, looking for students who might have wandered off. Among the group was some of the current staff, principal Philip Abraham, assistant principal Joseph Gage, and P.E. teacher Steven Metz. As they walked from room to...

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