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Farmer's Skillet followed by the Mexican Skillet and Meat Lover's Omlette (Sullivan/LION).

Original Pancake House boasts long, tasty menu

Robert Sullivan, Sports Editor May 25, 2021

Sizzling bacon strips and a spacious dining room layout created a pleasant first impression as I entered the Original Pancake House. The opening, right off LaGrange road, makes it the third in the suburbs...

LT Nurse Megan Styx posing in her work attire (Fry/LION).

LT nurse adapts to impact of COVID-19 on campus

Morgan Fry, Reporter May 25, 2021

Like many school nurses, SC nurse Megan Styx’s role has changed dramatically due to COVID-19. In order to meet public health needs in the community, Styx has worked an increased amount to properly respond...

Student Assistant Yolanda Rodriguez at the NC front desk (Mahaney/LION).

Student assistants limit COVID-19 spread

Ella Mahaney, Reporter May 25, 2021

At the start of the pandemic, the LT student assistants (previously called security guards) were faced with a workday that didn’t include any students. This drastically changed their job which continues...

A thank you to our essential workers

Adriana Serrano and Kaitlyn Joyner, InDepth Editors May 25, 2021

It goes without saying that this past year has been a chaotic whirlwind. From the empty aisles of toilet paper to the rising online shopping addictions, the COVID-19 pandemic has been an unprecedented...

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Milk Money Brewing Company brings first brewery to LaGrange

Morgan Fry, Reporter May 18, 2021

Floor to ceiling open windows beckon guests into Milk Money Brewing Company from the moment they walk by the restaurant on LaGrange road. Turquoise accents in the seating, black metal bars running across...

Artichoke pesto with grilled peppers pizza
(photo by Brooke Chomko/LION)

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...

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