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Coach Kirsten Manthei steps down

Nina Shearrill, Business Manager

October 25, 2018


Filed under News, Print Issues

For the past 16 years, speech coach Kirsten Manthei has dedicated her time to coaching high school speech teams. Starting 14 years ago at LT, she began working as an assistant coach, helping turn a group of five students into a team of over 50 promising members. Early on this season, she announced she w...

LT receives permission to split from treasurer

Mia Bonfiglio, Reporter

October 25, 2018


Filed under News, Print Issues

A new law is in the process of being passed in the Illinois legislature that will allow Lyons Township to separate from the Township Treasurer Office (TTO)—an office that manages finances and investments for schools in the district—once all litigation is completed between the two parties that was...

Issue 2 — October 25, 2018

October 25, 2018


Filed under Print Issues

Sterigenics in Willowbrook faces lawsuits, protests

Sterigenics in Willowbrook faces lawsuits, protests

Anna McCormick, Reporter

October 25, 2018


Filed under News, Print Issues

Sterigenics, located in Willowbrook and just 6.4 miles from LT, has been accused of releasing harmful and carcinogenic chemicals into the air. Residents of Willowbrook and nearby communities have responded to this threat by protesting and filing lawsuits against the company in hopes of shutting it down. On...

American Academy of Pediatrics releases controversial Lesbian Gay Bi Transgender Queer (LGBTQ) policy

Tessa Voytovich, Reporter

October 25, 2018


Filed under News, Print Issues

In a world full of changing societal norms, industries and sciences are constantly evolving. The medical field is not immune to this. One consistent ideal every doctor abides by is “Do no harm.” But what happens when “harm” could be considered subjective? The American Academy of Pediatrics...

Family hosts parties for charity

Family hosts parties for charity

Mary Okkema, News co-editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under News, Print Issues

While walking past the corner of Cossitt and Spring Avenue in La Grange, one might notice the giant white tent set up in the Mary Carroll Dougherty’s front yard with a sign on the fence promoting a princess party fundraiser. Although Dougherty’s princess parties are filled with sparkles and glitter, the...

LTTV wins national Emmy award

LTTV wins national Emmy award

Harper Hill, News co-editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under News, Print Issues, Top Stories

With no facts to back it up, LTTV advisor Bill Allan posted a note on the station’s website in 2007 naming it the best high school television station in the nation. No one questioned or fought him on this statement. Now, 11 years later, this claim has evidence to back it up. LTTV was presented with a...

Documentary highlights racial inequity in local high schools

Documentary highlights racial inequity in local high schools

Grace Dekoker, Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2018


Filed under News, Print Issues

At LT, the 2016-17 demographic reported that 72 percent of students were Caucasian, four percent were African American, 19 percent were Hispanic, and 1.8 percent were Asian. Another two percent were two or more races, and less than one percent identified as American Indian. Contrastingly, Oak Park...

Competitive Cheer returns for a third season at LT

Competitive Cheer returns for a third season at LT

Isabella Sorice, Photographer/reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

Coming back for a third season at LT, the competitive cheer team has been preparing since this past spring. Varsity coach Demi Korpan has been watching the members grow and develop their skills over the past three years, and sees that each year they improve more by keeping them motivated and engaged. “[The...

LION Playlist: What we’re listening to

Camilla Breen and Pilar Valdes

October 22, 2018


Filed under Print Issues, Pulse

As we expand our multimedia presence, we thought it would be incomplete without a Spotify to let you in on exactly what we love to listen to! Here are some of our top picks: 1.) Shrike by Hozier 2.) Silver Lining by Mt. Joy 3.) Drunk on Halloween by Wallows 4.) All I Want Is You by Barry...

Girls XC prepares for state meet

Girls XC prepares for state meet

Dani Almase, Reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

Maddie Cranny ‘20 ran a 19 minute race for the three mile regional conference course at Katherine Legge Park on Oct. 20. She helped her team finish at second place with only two points behind Downers Grove South. The regular season for the girls cross country ended on Oct. 13 when the team ran the...

School safety success

Olivia Janik, Reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Print Issues

Our Position: Ensuring school safety is an important part of education. The LT administration has done a great job keeping students safe at school and ensuring their well-being.   In recent years, school safety has become a hot issue in our country. Schools now have deal with fears of a shooting...

LT approves new pilot investment club

LT approves new pilot investment club

Dani Almase, Reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under News, Print Issues

After hearing about investment clubs in highs schools around the area, Andrew Schodrof ‘20 was confused why one of the biggest high schools in Illinois did not have one. He and four other boys decided to propose the creation of an investment club here at LT. The stipend committee agreed to move f...

Q and A with Kris Costopoulos

Camilla Breen, Pulse co-editor

October 2, 2018


Filed under Print Issues, Pulse

How have you seen vaping increase at LT? “There has been a 263% increase, measured by consequences of students that were caught. Now ‘caught’ is probably just a drop in the ocean compared to everything that's going on. It’s heavier at SC, and there’s been a substantial increase.” “And these are just t...

LT football prepares to play against Leyden HS

LT football prepares to play against Leyden HS

Maggie Kahn, Reporter

September 25, 2018


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

As homecoming festivities creep up and the game against Leyden approaches, there is one concern that stands out to LT’s quarterback J.J. Dutton ’19. “A weakness going into this game would be the size [of the team],” Dutton said. “We aren’t that big but we can definitely use our speed fo...

Girls XC prepares for successful season

Girls XC prepares for successful season

Liz Gremer, Reporter

September 25, 2018


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

After finishing third at state last year, the girls’ cross-country team is training and preparing for another successful season. The team’s goal is to take each meet one at a time and focus on the overall team dynamic, varsity-runner Maddie Cranny ’20 said. “Third at state was very excitin...

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