LION Newspaper

‘Big Daddy’ returns to DJ homecoming

Nina Shearrill, Multimedia Editor

September 20, 2019

As Sept. 28 draws near, many students are deciding whether or not to attend this year’s homecoming dance. Many factors, including the DJ, the theme, and last year’s HoCo experience will help students make their choice. With several changes being implemented this year, Student Council hopes to mak...

Boys Golf anticipates sending players to state

Max Rockrohr  ‘20 takes a swing at the 2018 3A state tournament (photo courtesy of Max Rockrohr).

Isabella Sorice, Social Media Editor

September 20, 2019

With a strong start to the season, the boys varsity golf team is ready to keep its level of competition high, head coach Brian Kopecky said. “This league is very good,” Kopecky said. “We are in a good position to challenge the top team, Hinsdale Central, this season.” On the team of 10, each member has a differe...

Seniors run business passed down by alum

Salvatore Melilli ‘20 and Jimmy DiLoreto ‘20 relax on a break from lawn mowing and raking grass at one of their work sites. Griffin Gresge ‘20, the third company owner, is not pictured (Voytovich/LION)

Tessa Voytovich, Co-News Editor

September 20, 2019

Jimmy DiLoreto ‘20 pulls up to a house in Western Springs and cuts the engine on his black Toyota Tacoma. The Lynyrd Skynyrd playing through the radio stops and Salvatore Mellili ‘20 climbs out of the passenger seat. Griffin Gresge ‘20 follows behind, pulling the two lawn mowers out of the bed of t...

The Monsters of Midway

Tommy Layden, Co-Sports Editor

September 20, 2019

Four or five years ago Chicago wasn’t even on the map in the NFL. It was a city so desperate for a leader that we were willing to sell our soul to the devil just to give the reins to some guy with “great arm strength” which is a phrase I can’t even say anymore without wanting to punch a wall. Y...

Football changes under new coach

: Head coach Dan Hartman (LEFT) strategizes with defensive coordinator, Carl Landi (RIGHT) during the second quarter (Sorice/LION)

Tommy Layden, Co-Sports Editor

September 20, 2019

After finishing last season with a 1-8 record, LT varsity football is back and has something to prove. Linebacker Sam Heyer ‘20 has been biting at the bit waiting to play since the last game of the ‘18-19 season, which ended in a loss to Oak Park-River Forest High School. “Players have taken it up...

Varsity girls golf strives for state

Anne Charlotte ‘21 in her backswing as she practices her drives at Green Meadows (Joyner/LION)

Paige Darling, Assistant Multimedia Editor

September 20, 2019

Varsity girls golf coach Jeff Johnson expects improvement both as a team and individuals in a season that could be a challenge due to the strong conference this year, he said. Despite this potential obstacle, the team started off the year tied with rival Hinsdale Central, with two wins and one loss as ...

Jeni’s splendid ice creams opens at Oak Brook mall

Outdoor seating at Jeni's filled with color (Almase/LION)

Dani Almase, Co-Pulse Editor

September 20, 2019

Nothing sounds better to me than a creamy sugar rush of a piercing frozen treat that melts on your tastebuds. Ice cream holds the key to many people’s hearts, including mine. If you are an ice cream enthusiast, you have to make your way to Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams...

New business course implemented

The classroom is set up to be more similar to a business environment rather than a classroom (Joyner/LION).

Kaitlyn Joyner, Reporter and Photographer

September 19, 2019

After taking Intro to Business and Economics at South Campus, and Accounting at North Campus, Elizabeth Allan ‘20 was looking for another business course at LT to gain more experience before heading to college. She was overjoyed to find out LT has implemented Incubator Ed for the 2019-2020 school year....

Phone pockets become popular with English teachers

Student puts her phone in a phone pocket placed on the door of an English classroom before class (Fonseca/LION).

Brianna Fonseca, Reporter

September 19, 2019

Nicole Lombardi, an English teacher at LT, was becoming concerned with students distracted by their phones in class, rather than learning the material. This frustration inspired her to reach out to other English teachers and approach a higher authority for clarity on the phone policies within classrooms, L...

Horoscopes: LiOnion

Pilar Valdes, Art director

May 23, 2019

Aries Your love life is expected to take a fiery up turn very soon, similar to the Indian food you had for lunch today. Don’t take things too fast though, or your heart will experience a feeling similar to what your bowels felt earlier.   Taurus Go cow tipping tonight. Venus is in ...

Senior prank creates physical experience

Grace Dekoker, Editor-in-Chief

May 23, 2019

As is tradition at LT, the senior class has pulled yet another elaborate prank to commemorate their four years at LT. Students pulled a classic prank, Joe Kester ‘19 said. “We were really pressed for time, since so many of our senior class members were busy with assassin this year,” he said...

Load-and-go leaves student trampled

Anna McCormick, Reporter

May 23, 2019

Around 7:46 a.m. at NC Assistant Principal Shelly Panik’s voice illuminated through the PA stating, “There is a load-and-go situation. I repeat there will be a load-and-go situation today after school.” LT students knew there would be chaos, but no one could anticipate the nearly fatal injuries o...

Student goes out but doesn’t post; did she really go out?

Georgia Dougherty, Pulse co-editor

May 23, 2019

One week ago Brittany Parti ‘19 claimed she went to a college fraternity party at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Yet her Instagram, Snapchat and VSCO accounts remain empty, which poses the question: did she really go out? LION’s reporters were on the case. “Brittany was supposed to ...

Superlatives cause conflict

Tessa Voytovich, Reporter

May 23, 2019

Senior superlatives have always been a big deal at LT, but this year, seniors took it to the next level. Not only did students promote themselves on social media, but they created smear campaigns to take down their competitors. “I was scrolling through Instagram and saw an anonymous account that...

Local police target SC goose

Olivia Janik, Opinions editor

May 23, 2019

In an effort to get the public involved in keeping crime out of the neighborhood, the Western Springs Police Department has created a top 10 most wanted criminals list. At the very top of the list lies a criminal familiar to all LT students: the goose from the South Campus courtyard. The goose gained...

Teachers turn to social media

Grace Dekoker, Editor-in-Chief

May 23, 2019

Walking through the halls of LT, it is evident the majority of the student body is more engrossed in their phones than those around them. Further, when the LION newspaper conducted a survey of 967 NC students and 759 SC students about their in-class Snapchat or Instagram use, only one student responded...

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