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Pilar’s playlists edition 6

Pilar Valdes, Assistant Pulse Editor

April 29, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Pulse

Hello!! I hope everyone has been enjoying the beautiful sunshine and good weather! I hope you enjoyed “LET ME LOVE YOU,” this week’s playlist is called “strong female leads.” Aptly titled because every song features a female lead. Anyone that knows me knows that I am a feminist. A proud feminist, ac...

LT alumna releases first single

Georgia Dougherty, Business Manager

April 24, 2018


Filed under Pulse

LT alumna Josie Dunne woke up March 10 and checked her phone. Then, she started screaming. “Kelly Clarkson tweeted out, ‘loving @josiedunnemusic right now!’” Dunne said. “It was the first thing I woke up to and I screamed for 10 minutes straight. People that I’ve always looked up to wil...

Careers in gaming

Camilla Breen, Assistant Photo Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Articles, Pulse, Sports

Video games have been a staple of modern media for many years, and show no signs of becoming less popular. It may seem simple to create a video game, but there is much more that goes into it. Below is just a fraction of careers available in the video game industry. 1. Game animator Animators create...

Pilar’s playlists edition 5

Pilar Valdes, Assistant Pulse Editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Pulse

Sorry about the brief hiatus. If you don’t like Taylor Swift, I’m sure these past three weeks have been somewhat painful for you. But alas, here I am. This week’s playlist is called “LET ME LOVE YOU” because obviously screaming at someone to let you love them and then making a playlist about them is the best way to earn their affection. Not at al...

LT student aims to help others with blog

LT student aims to help others with blog

Isabel Tuisl, Reporter

April 13, 2018


Filed under Pulse

Being a teenager in high school is difficult enough alone. The addition of mental illness can further complicate schoolwork and social situations for those students. Skyla Stillo ‘19 understands this more than anyone, because she has been in that position before. In fact, she is in this position ri...

Fortnite hype

Sarah Grier, Pulse Editor

April 13, 2018


Filed under Pulse

If you somehow do not know what Fortnite is, the simplest thing I could compare it to is “The Hunger Games.” In Fortnite Battle Royale, 100 individual players are dropped into the map and fight to the death. The map consistently shrinks from a storm into smaller and smaller zones to force the...

Pilar’s playlists edition 4

Pilar Valdes, Assistant Pulse Editor

March 18, 2018


Filed under Pulse

Sorry that this isn’t being posted at its usual time; tragic, I know. Well, I hope you enjoyed last week’s playlist “sixteen and thriving.” Now that we’ve been at this for a few weeks, you may have noticed a recurrent theme on all of my playlists: Taylor Swift. Anyone that has ever known me k...

LT Theatre Board to present The Odyssey

LT Theatre Board to present The Odyssey

Camilla Breen, Assistant Photo Editor

March 15, 2018


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On March 16-18, the LTHS Theatre Board will perform Homer’s The Odyssey in the NC Reber Center. The production has been adapted from a previous version from Chicago director Mary Zimmerman. The show will still feature the classic epic storyline, but will also be “a lively tale told again” Theatr...

Music Makers Theatre brings Brooklyn to life in ‘West Side Story’

Taylor Schmitt, Reporter

March 13, 2018


Filed under Pulse

The concept of a classic Shakespeare story coming to New York's Upper West Side in the 1950s sounds insane. How could it be possible to mix the world's greatest love story with the violence-ridden streets of Brooklyn? It turns out that the intense, violent and diverse streets of America are the perfect ...

Review: Fortnite Teams of 20 mode

Review: Fortnite Teams of 20 mode

Hayden Claesson, Reporter

March 12, 2018


Filed under Articles, Pulse, Sports

Epic Game’s explosively popular Fortnite Battle Royale mode released a new update on March 8,  with the 3.2 version. While this new update was mainly just bug fixes, it did have something players have been looking forward to for quite some time: the teams of 20 mode. This mode has five teams of 20...

Pilar’s playlists edition 3

Pilar Valdes, Assistant Pulse Editor

March 11, 2018


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Heyyy everyone! It’s Pilar again! I hope you enjoyed “yams for dinner”. Since that playlist was so mellow and lowkey sad, here’s a more upbeat playlist for you. It’s called “sixteen and thriving” because you know I’m 16 and arguably, thriving. But don’t worry, you don’t have to be 1...

Catchy and Cuban: Camila Cabello’s debut album dazzles

Camilla Breen, Assistant Photo Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Pulse

After parting with famous girl group Fifth Harmony about a year ago, Camila Cabello has finally released her first solo, self-titled album. While she has worked with numerous other artists on features and singles, the album Camila is her first exposure to the world as a solo artist. Cabello has already...

Pilar’s playlists edition 2

Pilar Valdes, Assistant Pulse Editor

March 4, 2018


Filed under Pulse

Ok, so for the second edition of this blog thing that we’re calling a blog even though I hate that word. Dawg with a blog, right? But back to the subject; this week’s playlist much more mellow than “still got lightning in me”; and after the Black Mirror episode that was last week, I think we could all use a little calming down. But don’t worry: this playlist is still full of jams; ...

Holstering gun violence at school

Holstering gun violence at school

Brandt Siegfried and Maddy Cohen

March 2, 2018


Filed under Pulse, Top Stories

Maddy would never touch a gun; Brandt enjoys spending an hour at the range. We have dramatically opposed positions on gun control, but in this honest reflection on the role of guns in America, we have created an essay about guns and safety. There is common ground on the gun issue, and, after thought...

Important measures taken to curve nationwide epidemic

Lindsey Hauch, Pulse Editor

March 2, 2018


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"It is the type of place where you can leave your car unlocked overnight and think it's fine," Gabby Topper '20 said. Initially, does your mind jump to LaGrange or Western Springs? The LT community? Or how about Parkland, Fla.-- the town where the deadliest school shooting in five years took place...

Q & A with a French exchange student

Q & A with a French exchange student

Taylor Schmitt, Reporter

February 28, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Pulse

Between Feb. 18 and March 1, 22 students will be staying with LT families as part of LT's biannual French exchange. Charlotte Racine is one of the students participating in the program. Answers have been edited for length and clarity. Q: Why did you choose to participate in the program that allowed you...

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