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LT seniors create college football podcast

Five members of the podcast team discuss topics for the upcoming episode that will air on Spotify (Sullivan/LION).

Robert Sullivan, Reporter

October 24, 2019

Every Wednesday evening, six LT seniors meet at WLTL’s Production Room C, a brightly lit studio clustered with wires, microphones, and file cabinets. There, in the basement of NC, they indulge in White Castle or Wing Stop and spend approximately the next two hours discussing the previous week’s college...

Mini Medical School

Tessa Voytovich, News Co-Editor

October 24, 2019

To students who think they want to work in healthcare when they are older, there is a program for you. Dr. Rubin’s Mini Medical School is an educational program designed to encourage high school students to pursue a career in the medical field. “The goal is to get students exposed to medicine...

Students explore independent study option

Tessa Voytovich, Co News-Editor

October 24, 2019

A complaint made by many students about high school is that they are not studying exactly what they wish to study. However, what they may not know is that LT offers an Independent Study course in which curriculum is dictated by the student, for the student. “An independent study gives students the...

Senior serves as student representative to the Board of Education

Claire Williams, Copy Editor

October 24, 2019

Every month, elected school board members and administrators attend meetings to discuss topics such as school policies and the budget. Among them is Sophie Grabis ‘20, who is the current student representative to the Board of Education. Grabis has always been interested in student government bu...

Student succeeds in songwriting

Allison Keeley ‘20 sings an original song  and plays guitar at Monster Bash (Janik/LION).

Olivia Janik, Co-Editor In Chief

October 24, 2019

When Allison Keeley ‘20 was 6 years old, she saw a drum set in a Pottery Barn Teen catalog and thought it would make her look cool, she said. Twelve years later, Keeley has reached over 25,000 listens on her SoundCloud. Her most recent song, “Somewhere in LA,” hit 1,000 plays within 24 hours of be...

Student-based tutoring available at NC

Student gets help from peer tutor (LION photo illustration).

Adriana Serrano, Reporter

October 24, 2019

Alongside junior counselor Alex Ip, Mira Dedhia ’21 has been working on contacting and organizing upperclassmen who are willing to set aside time after school to tutor other NC students for Peers Helping Peers “We are trying to focus more on one-to-one support,” Ip said. “It’s almost like ...

Corral recently adds new features to Friday Night Ins

Corral recently adds new  features to Friday Night Ins

Charlotte McLaughlin, Reporter

October 24, 2019

In an attempt to expand the options for students already participating in the Corral’s Friday Night Ins and to encourage more people to come, the Corral staff decided that they needed a few upgrades, LT and Corral staff manager Paul Godinho said. “The ‘Friday Night In’ program is fundamen...

History classes receive new textbooks

Books like this had missing pages as well as missing and duplicated chapters (Riordan/LION).

Quinn Riordan, Reporter and photographer

October 24, 2019

History teacher Katy Newcomb was teaching American Studies when her class realized the AMSCO AP US History books were misprinted. The class was in the midst of learning about immigration as a preface to reading the book “The Jungle” when they discovered the textbooks were missing whole chapters, ...

Haunted Places

Paige Darling, Assistant Multimedia Editor

October 17, 2019

O’Hare Airport Majority of people in Chicago do their traveling from O’Hare Airport, but few know that it is haunted. In 1976, Flight 191 exploded into flames killing 271 passengers and crew members. Soon after the crash, the police were called to investigate after motorists reported floating...

Issue 1– Sept 20, 2019

September 26, 2019

New Mural Celebrates Diversity

Transition Academy participants worked on the painting in B101 (photo courtesy of Jorge Sanchez).

Sophia Schultz, Reporter

September 20, 2019

The first diversity mural of the three that will be displayed in room B101 at South Campus was painted over the summer by students enrolled in Transition Academy. Transition Academy is a summer program at LT that is geared towards the Latino population. Its mission is to make the students enrolled in th...

Girls Swim and Dive create blankets for hospitals

Cerys Egan ‘20 and teammates create blankets for sick children in hospitals through Project Linus after one morning practice (photo courtesy of Coach Erin Rodriguez).

Adriana Serrano, Reporter

September 20, 2019

As the girls swim and dive season started on Aug.12, fourth year diver and one of the team captains, Cerys Egan ’20, worked alongside the entire team early Saturday morning on Aug. 17 to make blankets for children’s hospitals. Egan and the other captains coordinated the drive and collected fabric...

End of Windows 7

Alfonso Fernandez, Reporter

September 20, 2019

Over the summer, LT’s Technology Services Team refurbished the school computers to an updated version of the Windows software. They also provided students and staff with sleek new monitors, in parts of the school. “While I would say that I am not thrilled in making big changes, it's just one of tho...

Student interns in Serbia

The Center for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies posted this photo on its Twitter account featuring adolescents in Norway marching in a climate change movement (

Claire Williams, copy editor

September 20, 2019

For the past 10 years, Alex Kostich ‘21 has spent a month and a half of his summer visiting his family in Serbia. This summer, he dedicated five weeks to interning at the Center for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS).  CANVAS is an international nonprofit that promotes the use of non-viol...

Not so musical high school

Dani Almase, Co-Pulse Editor

September 20, 2019

When we were little, most of us desired to grow up. The fantasy of being able to drive our own car, the yearning of being one of the “big kids” or just having the ability to make our own decisions without our parents. However, the truth is growing up isn’t as fabulous as it seems in the movies. E...

Nine ACE members resign

Members of ACE participate in last year’s All School Assembly (Breen/LION).

Diane Makovic, Co-Editor In Chief

September 20, 2019

The Athletes Committed to Excellence (ACE) group at LT is smaller than normal this year, sponsor Bradley Anderson said. Only 10 members remain including two seniors and eight juniors after nine members resigned. “As much as it was sad for me, I thought that was an incredibly mature response beca...

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