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Artichoke pesto with grilled peppers pizza
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Billy Bricks brings new pizza spot to LaGrange

Brooke Chomko, Reporter April 22, 2021

Even with LaGrange’s proximity to the quality pizza places Chicago boasts, we have our fair share of well-loved spots in our own downtown area. With the closure of Fireside pizza, a new establishment,...

Photo of damaged Pride Flag (photo courtesy of FCCLG Office Administrator)

LaGrange church pride flag, BLM banners vandalized

Local church receives second hate crime within a month
Sophia Schultz, News Editor March 3, 2021

On the night of Monday, Jan. 4, an unidentified individual set fire to the First Congregational Church of LaGrange’s LGBTQ+ pride flag, located on the northwest corner of the building. This individual...

Opinion: A wish from 2020

Charlotte McLaughlin , Art Director December 18, 2020

The entirety of this year has felt anything but real. I compare much of the year to a fever dream of some sort—a very cruel fever dream at that. I have grown such an immense hatred and fear towards this...

Letter to 2020

Quinn Riordan December 15, 2020

Dear 2020,  It was Dec. 31, 2019, and we all stood counting down the seconds towards a new year and a new decade. The new year always brings with it the promise of new joys, goals and a time for hopes...

Opinion: The privilege that lies in being ‘non-political’

Adriana Serrano, Pulse Editor November 2, 2020

I’ve never been the biggest fan of the phrase “I don’t get involved in politics,” and to be quite honest, the saying has never sat well with me. You see, there’s a vast difference between choosing...

Wave of LT students active in democracy

LT students sign up to be local electoral judges
Kaitlyn Joyner, Pulse Editor November 2, 2020

When Jessica Quintero ‘21 found out she could still get involved in the election without being able to vote, she immediately jumped on the opportunity. Through a process recommended by her friend, Quintero...

League of Women Voters logo

LWV of La Grange hosts informational Zoom presentation

Gabriella Rauf, Reporter November 1, 2020

The League of Women Voters (LWV) of the La Grange area hosted an informational meeting on Thursday, Oct. 22 about the effects of climate change via Zoom. Climate Change Reality Project speaker Kent Taylor...

Congressional candidates answer constituents’ questions

Quinn Riordan October 30, 2020

On Thursday, Oct. 3, The League of Women Voters hosted a forum for the 3rd Congressional District candidates: Democrat Marie Newman and Republican Mike Fricilone. The forum was held on Zoom and the candidates...

Kevin Keely and Daughter Gabby Keely '21 (Kristin Keely)

Kevin Keely, local resident, runs for U.S. Senate

Ella Mahaney, Reporter October 30, 2020

When Kevin Keely first decided to run for office, it didn’t seem real to him. Sure, he had filled out the paperwork and signed on all the dotted lines, but the true gravity of what he was about to do...

Photos by Elena Stoddard found on Etsy website

Student launches small business over summer

Senior starts up jewelry shop
Collette Doyle, Reporter October 28, 2020

At 10 years old, Elena Stoddard ‘21 spent the majority of her summer days crafting jewelry in her basement and selling her creations to her neighbors. Over the past few months, Stoddard has returned...

Photo taken by Conor Cahill ‘21

Opinion- Black lives matter today, tomorrow, always

Paige Darling, Multimedia Editor October 8, 2020

For some reason the George Floyd killing felt and hurt differently for me and so many others. The pain of these events reverberated within so many people in this country and across the world. The world...

Student speaks out against racial injustice in Western Springs

Student speaks out against racial injustice in Western Springs

LT Junior organizes protest during the summer to bring awareness to police brutality
Adriana Serrano, Pulse Editor October 7, 2020

On the afternoon of June 3, the streets of Downtown LaGrange were lined with protestors and those in support of the “Black Lives Matter” movement; many were holding signs and were eager to bring awareness...

Photo of Breana Williams. Photo by Breana Williams

Former LT student pursues career in animation

Sophia Schultz, News Editor October 5, 2020

In mid-2016, LT alum Breana Williams ‘11 left Chicago for Los Angeles to pursue her dream of working in the animation industry. “When I was younger, I really loved the old Disney films like the...

Genesis Magpayo with podcast's logo. 
(Ella Mahaney/LION)

Student activist creates podcast

Genesis Magpayo ‘21 creates ‘Dear Asian Girl’
Ella Mahaney, Reporter September 24, 2020

As any regular day in middle school, Genesis Magpayo '21 sits at her lunch table surrounded by her friends waiting to eat her favorite Filipino dish, Kare Kare. She opens her lunch bag and takes a bite....

Sadie Madden, Jessica Quintero, and Natalia Madrigal wearing the t-shirt.
(Rory Quealy/LION)

LT clubs raise money for small black-owned businesses

Rory Quealy, Assistant Web Editor September 22, 2020

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement both nationally and locally, National Hispanic Institute (NHI) and Black and Multicultural Club collaborated to sell ‘Lions for Inclusivity’ T-shirts to...

Art by Ella Rakvin

LT seniors work to destigmatize mental illness

Students create newsletter to spread awareness about mental illness through literature and art
Emmerson McLean, Reporter September 18, 2020

While quarantining at home during the coronavirus pandemic, Genesis Magpayo’ 21 and Lillie George’ 21 hit upon an idea that would soon become a full-fledged organization. Magpayo and George are the...

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