LION Newspaper

LION Playlist Issue 1

September 20, 2019

Fallingwater- maggie rogers Motion sickness- phoebe bridgers Something like olivia- john mayer Rivers and roads- the head and the heart Lost in my mind- the head and the heart Face to Face- ruel Hurt somebody ( with julia michaels)- Noah Kahan, julia micheals Loving is easy-R...

School implements new violent incident procedure

In this photo illustration, LION recreates a barricade similar to those practiced in the ALICE drill (Voytovich/LION).

Olivia Janik, Co-Editor In Chief

September 20, 2019

On Tuesday, Aug. 27, Zach Patrick ‘20 felt a rush of adrenaline when North Campus associate principal Kevin Brown’s voice rang over the announcement system during second period. Even though he knew it was a drill, Patrick told himself, “It’s go time” and rushed into action, barricading the door...


Olivia Janik, Co-Editor In Chief

September 20, 2019

Imagine using your phone camera to check to make sure you’re not being followed. Imagine hiding your key between your knuckles so you have a weapon ready in case someone attacks you. Imagine taking your first self defense class when you were just 11 years old, because even in a neighborhood as safe...

The double tap is crap

Olivia Janik, Co-Editor In Chief

September 20, 2019

My sophomore year, Civics became a required class at LT that all sophomores had to take. With it came the Take Action Project (TAP). The idea of TAP was to teach students about the importance of taking meaningful action to solve a problem. Sadly, most of the time TAP became nothing more than the creation...

Editorial: Our mental health

September 20, 2019

Our position: LT should allow students to take excused mental health days. Now more than ever before, mental illness is an issue that students deal with. It’s only intensified by the great deal of stress that comes with being a high school student. Tests, projects, homework, sports, clubs, jobs and ...

Scott Walker Returns

Coach Scott Walker instructs swimmers to complete a set during after school practice in the SC pool (Sorice/LION)

Maggie Kahn, Co-Sports Editor

September 20, 2019

A year after walking away from nearly 30 years of coaching at LT, Scott Walker has returned to the SC pool as the head varsity girls swim coach. When Kurt Johns, the previous girls swim coach, was promoted to be the division chair of Physical Welfare, Walker decided he would come back and take Johns...

Relay for Life Reboot

Members participate in a team challenge at the Relay for Life event in the SC fieldhouse (courtesy of Morgan Kearney)

Kate Ferrell, Reporter

September 20, 2019

This past summer, Natalie Carlisle ’21 took the initiative to reboot the dwindling Relay for Life after attending an event for the club. Relay for Life is an event run by the American Cancer Society that aims to honor cancer victims, survivors, and caretakers, as well as raise funds for cancer resea...

AP Government now available

Lillie George, Reporter

September 20, 2019

Ever since Civics became a required course for high school students in Illinois, the LT board of education has been looking to make this requirement work for each individual student. Before this, the board was discussing ways for students to take AP classes earlier on, so the idea of offering AP U.S. Go...

High School Movie and TV Show Expectations

Liz Gremer, Co-Art Director

September 20, 2019

Before most students entered high school, they were exposed to differing ideas of what high school was going to be like. Whether that was jocks constantly seen with letterman jacket or cliques ruling the cafeteria, the media has created a vision of what high school that isn’t close to reality. The...

Lizzie Patel ‘21 named AAU Academic All-American

Lizzie Patel ‘21 sets up a hitter at a First Alliance volleyball tournament during her club season (photo courtesy of Patel).

Liz Gremer, Co-Art Director

September 20, 2019

Over the summer, Lizzie Patel ‘21 got a text from her 1st Alliance club coach telling her she had been named an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Academic All-American. Weeks later, Patel gleamed with delight and pride upon finding the certificate in her mailbox. “I want to do well,” Patel said. ...

Boys soccer prepares to build on last season’s success

Lizzie Patel, Reporter

September 20, 2019

Silence fills the air before every varsity soccer game. All 22 players sit in the locker room silently and listen to the song “In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins. They wait to make any sound until they all bang on the lockers when the drum solo hits. They stand, one by one, motivating each other...

Cafeteria changes at SC

Reorganization of the SC lunch room has resulted in shorter lines for certain items such as chips (photo courtesy of Xavier Sorice).

Max Dike, Reporter

September 20, 2019

With the beginning of the new school year, students arrived at South Campus to see that both the layouts and procedures in their cafeterias had been given a facelift.  South Campus lunchrooms will now offer more choices when it comes to the food options available to students, SC associate princi...

LT student hikes Africa’s tallest mountain

Morkin and the group pass an elevation of 15,000 feet and start their hike on day five (Grace Morkin).

Anna McCormick, Co-News Editor

September 20, 2019

For seven days, Grace Morkin ‘20 woke up above the clouds. Through the youth travel organization Rustic Pathways, Morkin had the opportunity to hike not only a mountain, but Africa’s tallest mountain and the world’s tallest freestanding volcano, Mount Kilimanjaro. “One of the most memorable t...

LT student becomes CNA

Julia Zylstra ‘20, pictured second to left, with classmates in the CNA program at COD (photo courtesy of Julia Zylstra).

Nicole Klein, Website Editor

September 20, 2019

Ever since Julia Zylstra ‘20 saw the way the nurses interacted with her grandparents in the hospital, she wanted to be a nurse. To get a head start, she became a certified nursing assistant over the summer through College of DuPage.  “It’s a way I saw I could give back to the community, but also...

Social Media Activism: The New Frontier

Quinn Riordan, Reporter and Photographer

September 20, 2019

Social media has grown to be an essential part of every teens’ lives. Yet, social media activism continuously receives a bad reputation. Activists are labeled as “feminazis” or “social justice warriors.” Social media can spread misinformation, fake news and alternative or out-dated facts. S...

Student graduates early, pursues college volleyball

Robert Sullivan, Reporter

September 20, 2019

This coming January, as the LT community braces for another Chicago winter, volleyball star and college commit Grace Asleson ‘20 will board a plane headed to Deland, Fla. There, she will spend her spring practicing with Stetson University’s girls’ volleyball team. “I am really looking forw...

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