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

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
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...

LWV of La Grange hosts informational Zoom presentation

League of Women Voters logo
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

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, local resident, runs for U.S. Senate

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

Student launches small business over summer

Photos by Elena Stoddard found on Etsy website
Senior starts up jewelry shop
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...

Opinion- Black lives matter today, tomorrow, always

Photo taken by Conor Cahill ‘21
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
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...

Former LT student pursues career in animation

Photo of Breana Williams. Photo by Breana Williams
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...

Student activist creates podcast

Genesis Magpayo with podcast's logo. 
(Ella Mahaney/LION)
Genesis Magpayo ‘21 creates ‘Dear Asian Girl’
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....

LT clubs raise money for small black-owned businesses

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

LT seniors work to destigmatize mental illness

Art by Ella Rakvin
Students create newsletter to spread awareness about mental illness through literature and art
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...

What should you do this Labor Day? (BuzzFeed Quiz)

What should you do this Labor Day? (BuzzFeed Quiz)
September 5, 2020

The first long weekend of the year. Despite the crazy world, we are living in you can still have fun this Labor Day weekend. Take the LION’s latest BuzzFeed quiz to find out what you should do this weekend....

Staff Appreciation Shout Outs

thank you teachers drawing (courtesy of WordPress).
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...

“SNL” brings laughs in first home edition of show

Colin Jost tells a joke about Dr. Anthony Fauci.
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...

What Netflix series should you watch (BuzzFeed Quiz)?

What Netflix series should you watch (BuzzFeed Quiz)?
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...

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