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Local food pantries stock up for holidays

Local food pantries stock up for holidays

Lars Lonnroth, Managing editor of Breaking News/ Multimedia content

December 3, 2018


Filed under News, Print Issues

The holiday season is a time that often instills a spirit of giving among many people, with many groups organizing food drives and engaging in other charitable activity. While the LT community is not as impoverished as some areas in the city or the suburbs, Director of Social Concerns Kendall Grant a...

Issue 3 — December 3, 2018

December 3, 2018


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ACE progresses with results from assessment

Isabel Tuisl, Website/Social Media co-editor

December 3, 2018


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Athletes Committed to Excellence (ACE), a club that aspires to unite and lead the student body toward lives of excellence through positive, healthy choices, tested their members’ qualifications and leadership skills on Nov. 1 with a 45-minute talent assessment called CliftonStrengths (formerly Gallup...

Music Makers moves locations

Music Makers moves locations

Anna McCormick, Reporter

December 3, 2018


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Starting in the home of the Michors, a Western Springs family, Music Makers has developed into a widely known musical program in the community. Music Makers is further continuing its growth with a new facility located at 4332 Howard Ave., Western Springs. Music Makers began 40 years ago when lessons...

Business is impacted by local construction

Nina Shearrill, Business manager

December 3, 2018


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The Beautiful Beginnings Baby Donuts (BB’s Donuts) shop started as a small stand, open every Saturday morning. Over the last five years the shop has turned into a Western Springs favorite, even having been featured on Chicago’s Best. However, as the construction on Lawn Avenue progresses, the restaurant...

LT senior, father work to construct marimbas

Pilar Valdes, Art Director

December 3, 2018


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Hannah Hasenwinkel ‘19 and her dad, Mark Hasenwinkel, have built 11 marimbas for various playgrounds around the state. As a collaboration with Spaces For Play, a playground company focused on creative play and playground design, the marimbas they build are used as a way for kids to explore music, ...

Josie Dunne ’15 plays in Chicago

Greg Smith, Managing Editor

December 3, 2018


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LT alumna Josie Dunne ‘15 performed in concert at Park West in Chicago on Nov. 19. The concert set many firsts for her musical career, including the fact that Park West is the largest Chicago venue where Dunne has performed to date, she said. The show also featured a new band configuration and a set which ...

Adaptive swings now featured in playgrounds

Adaptive swings now featured in playgrounds

Mia Bonfiglio, Reporter

December 3, 2018


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When Christine Ramirez would take her 6-year-old son Parker Ramirez to Ehlert park in Brookfield, he was not able to use the swings. Parker was born with hypoplasia of the corpus callosum, causing developmental delays. Parker had to stand back and watch as the other kids swang and laughed. Althoug...

LT hosts vaping info meeting for community

LT hosts vaping info meeting for community

Diane Makovic, Copy editor

December 3, 2018


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The SC PAC was filled with parents from around the LT community on Nov. 6. About half of the seats were filled at 7 p.m. to hear a presentation called The Truth about Vaping, put on by the Parent Community Network, The Coalition for Drug Free Lyons Township, and Rosecrance Health Network, an organization...

New security measures enacted

Tessa Voytovich, Reporter

December 3, 2018


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Earlier this year, on Feb. 14, schools all over the United States received a devastating reality check. That was the day of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Safety in schools had increasingly become an issue, but for many, that shooting was what really prompted change. “I...

LION Newspaper scores nationally at NSPA/JEA

Grace Kulat, Photographer/Reporter

December 3, 2018


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Five LION Newspaper members earned a total of nine national awards at the National High School Journalism Convention held in Chicago the first weekend of November. They competed against student journalists from all over the country. The four day event is held semi annually and sponsored by the Journalism...

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) institutes new scholarship program

Harper Hill, News co-editor

December 3, 2018


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The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) recently instituted the Chancellor’s Fellows Program in hopes that free tuition will encourage high-achieving, low-income Illinois residents to stay in state for their college education. “The state of Illinois has, over the past number of years, been...

Teachers sit in on November Board of Education meeting

December 3, 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...

LT to provide Wi-Fi for students

Taylor Schmitt, Website Co-web/Social Media editor

November 1, 2018


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LT is expecting to be able to provide students with access to free Wi-Fi by the end of the 2018-19 school year. After preliminary testing that will give access to some staff, the network will allow students to connect multiple devices at school. “Our goal is to make sure that we do it right and...

Substance abuse survey results spark concern at LT

Substance abuse survey results spark concern at LT

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

November 1, 2018


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Carrie ‘19 has tried almost all the drugs under the sun. She has vaped. She has smoked marijuana. She has drank alcohol. She has abused prescription drugs. She has even used LSD—once she did it at school. Carrie, who was granted anonymity in order to discuss her experiences, is also enrolled in AP a...

LT choir gives back

Nicole Klein, Reporter

October 31, 2018


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This year, LT choir wanted to do its part to make the world a better place. They decided to give back by taking donations and helping out at Feed My Starving Children. “We chose to become more charitable because not only does it impact the LT choir community to bring everyone together and provide...

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