LION Newspaper

Staff Appreciation Shout Outs

thank you teachers drawing (courtesy of WordPress).

Nicole Klein, Website editor

May 19, 2020

LT LION newspaper staff would like to thank all the staff and teachers at LT. We appreciate everything you have done for us and everything you are doing during this time of social distancing. We thank you for making our transition to e-learning as smooth as possible due to your positivity and kindness....

“SNL” brings laughs in first home edition of show

Colin Jost tells a joke about Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Olivia Janik, Co-Editor in Chief

April 21, 2020

Social distancing and stay-at-home orders have caused so much in our lives to change in the past month. But even in this time of turmoil, we still need to let go of our stress and laugh. That is why I was overjoyed when I heard that “Saturday Night Live” was coming back to put on an episode filme...

What Netflix series should you watch (BuzzFeed Quiz)?

What Netflix series should you watch (BuzzFeed Quiz)?

Diane Makovic and Nicole Klein

April 20, 2020

Since we’re all currently self-quarantining, there’s nothing better to do after a day of e-learning than binge watch a new Netflix show. Take the LION’s latest BuzzFeed quiz to find out what series you should watch next. Even though we can’t watch TV in the same room as our friends, we can s...

The Bachelor season 24 disappoints fans

The Bachelor Season 24 poster

Brianna Fonseca, reporter

April 14, 2020

I started to watch “The Bachelor” when I was about 12 years old, and I was immediately hooked on the intentional drama the producers had created. The show offers a very interesting perspective to viewers and shows the step-by-step process of how two people fall in love. Each season revolves around...

‘The Platform’ leaves audience in suspense

'The Platform' poster

Dani Almase, Pulse Co-Editor

April 9, 2020

Sick. That was the feeling I felt after watching the movie, “The Platform.’ I felt a sickening feeling in the pit of my stomach. The movie’s compelling influence left me in suspense with chills over my body that made me want to watch more of director Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia’s eerie production. “The Pla...

‘Love Is Blind’ proves to be perfect quarantine distraction

'Love Is Blind' promotional graphic.

Dani Almase, Pulse Editor

March 30, 2020

For the past few weeks since the Coronavirus outbreak peaked, my family and I gather around the TV around 9 p.m. each night to watch our new favorite show: ‘Love Is Blind.’ The show provides an amusing distraction from the chaos happening outside. It also brings my family together to bond and pre...

“On My Block” Season 3 review

On My Block TV series poster.

Liz Gremer, Co-Art Director

March 30, 2020

Like most people, I have been nestled up in my house for the past week, trying to figure out ways to make the time pass by. And what better way to pass a couple hours than to catch up on all the shows I watched. So, when the third season of Netflix’s “On My Block” dropped on Monday, I decided that...

Coronavirus affects LT, United States

Coronavirus particles

Charlotte McLaughlin and Quinn Riordan

March 19, 2020

LT is currently closed from March 16 until April 7 due to the growing spread of the coronavirus. Instead of sitting in class with their teachers, students now sit on their laptops and partake in e-learning at home. It is a complete shift of the average school day and students have to adjust to a new routine...

Steps of Getting Consent

Paige Darling, Assistant Multimedia Editor

March 4, 2020

People are becoming more vocal about being assaulted and stripping the shame associated with it, so it’s our job to inform others of how to form a comfortable environment and be safe. First off, we need to define consent: an agreement between all participants to engage in any activity. It’s important...

Dating App Dangers

Alfonso Fernandez, reporter

February 28, 2020

Match Group, a dating app company that owns over 45 of the nation’s most popular dating sites, and Noonlight, a safety company specializing in the safety of users on and offline, added on Jan. 28 a panic button to Tinder which users can press if they feel scared during a date. The panic button will...

‘Sex Education’ season 2 impresses fans

Liz Gremer, Co Art Director

February 28, 2020

When I first tuned-in to “Sex Education” last year in its first season, I was shocked, but also incredibly intrigued. Sure, the show graphically depicts teenage relationships and intimacy, but the realness and complexity of the storylines kept my eyes glued to the screen. I finished the first season...

Clean Juice accomplishes ‘healthy body and strong spirit’

Smoothie bowl from Green Juice (McCormick/LION).

Anna McCormick, News Co-Editor

February 28, 2020

Clean diets are trending right now. More and more restaurants are adding alternatives to their menus such as plant-based foods, and new restaurants are emerging with the goal to provide customers with healthy foods. The cafe Clean Juice does just that by offering customers a variety of options to fulfill...

True Food Kitchen opens in Oak Brook shopping center

Margarita pizza and turkey burger from True Food Kitchen (Sullivan/LION).

Robert Sullivan, reporter

February 28, 2020

True Food Kitchen welcomes visitors with a split panel canvas sprawling across the back wall reading “Eat More Color.” They not only abide by the artwork with colorful, nutritious meals, but they are also able to fulfill almost any customer's craving with a wide range of seasonal foods and flavors. As...

“The fault in our sex education”

Paige Darling, Assistant Multimedia Editor

February 28, 2020

Sex education is a controversial topic because its main subject is taboo. Sex has a never-ending stigma that prohibits us from having productive conversations about it. What the world, especially the U.S., is failing to understand is that without proper education about sex, it will result in some negative...

Tryfecta Nugget Review

Tryfecta Nugget Review

Tommy Layden, Quinn Riordan, and Lizzie Patel

February 24, 2020 Restaurants reviewed in order of favorite to least favorite: Popeye's Chick-fil-a Wendy's McDonald's White Castle Burger King

Let’s Talk About Sex

Mia Bonfiglio, Co Pulse Editor

February 19, 2020

Julie Loftus, registered school nurse, recently sat in her office talking to a student who hadn’t been feeling well. The student had gotten a tongue piercing and thought it could possibly be infected; however, Loftus ruled this out after giving her an oral inspection. The following week, sores had ...

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