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LT partakes in Secret Santa

Mary Devine, Reporter

December 1, 2017


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Throughout the month leading up to Thanksgiving break, Student Council and the Rotary Club have been working together to make this Christmas special. An LT tradition for decades, the Secret Santa gift drive has returned once again. On Nov. 29, Student Council delivered over 100 different holiday gifts...

Keep moving forward

Pilar Valdes, Assistant Pulse Editor

December 1, 2017


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During the European Enlightenment of the 18th century, many new philosophical ideas emerged, including the idea of progress. The philosopher’s goal was to improve the human condition through progress in society, technology and politics. Since then, every generation that has followed those enlightened...

Cafecito Bakery satisfies taste buds

Mary Devine, Reporter

December 1, 2017


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Hidden behind a few trees right across the Stone Avenue train station lies the new coffee shop Cafecito Bakery, located at 703 W. Hillgrove Ave. I consider myself a coffee enthusiast; I have a large iced coffee at Dunkin or a caramel macchiato from Starbucks almost every day.  However, I am open to...

Reach for the stars

Greta Markey, Managing Editor

December 1, 2017


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The Red Planet. Most people know Mars as our rust-colored galactic neighbor, but could it also be our only hope? We as humans are consuming natural resources at an increasingly fast rate, the global population continues to grow exponentially and our Earth as a home is quickly becoming a less and less...

Behind the scenes spotlight

Harper Hill and Travis Morales, Reporter and Freelance Reporter

December 1, 2017


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Ever since fifth grade, Justin Monarrez ‘18 has been passionate about all things theatre, especially production. Monarrez works year round to run the production cycle of shows. With all this hard work and enthusiasm, he is working towards his dream goal: stage manager for a Broadway show. "I’m ...

Best Buddies prepares for Holiday Party

Georgia Dougherty, Business Manager

December 1, 2017


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Twenty six days after their bowling party, the Best Buddies club is preparing for its next party: the Ugly Sweater Holiday Party. This will include an ugly sweater competition and cookie decorating in the SC Corral on Dec. 8. “Our November event was bowling, and that was a hit,” Best Buddies officer...

Blue light effect

Sarah Grier, Pulse Editor

December 1, 2017


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Growing up on the 2000s was so different than the picturesque game of tag on a green lawn you would want to imagine. Kids in the 2000s experienced a childhood filled with computer games and better quality video games than ever before. Now, as teens, the computer games and AIM has been transformed...

A sweet, pricey experience in Chicago

Maddy Cohen, Art Director

December 1, 2017


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Bombobar (832 W. Randolph, Chicago, 60607) is easy to miss. It is hidden between two restaurants and only uses a small walk-up window to run business. With only a few chairs sitting around it, and small brand on the brick wall, it looks extremely similar to any trendy Chicago cafe. Nevertheless, Bombobar’s...

Proposed venture aims to colonize Mars

Spiro Kass, Editor-in-chief

December 1, 2017


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In 2011, two aspiring scientists with a creative vision and extreme curiosity came together to launch an awe-inspiring mission with implications that are out of this world… figuratively and literally. Dutch scientists Bas Lansdorp and Arno Wielders devised an idea to colonize Mars, creating a nonprofit company c...

#MeToo draws attention

Grace DeKoker, Copy Editor

December 1, 2017


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Rape is not a topic that is easily discussed. It is not considered a socially acceptable thread of conversation. But with 312,500 men and women facing sexual assault every year, according to Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, many wonder why we aren’t talking about it? The #MeToo movement...

There are no excuses

Pilar Valdes, Assistant Pulse Editor

December 1, 2017


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“They were asking for it.” No, they weren’t. No one asks to be raped. That is the whole concept behind rape; it is nonconsensual. Because if someone were “asking for it”--meaning that throughout the entire experience they wholeheartedly wanted to have sex-- then it wouldn’t be rape. The...

Senior film directors enter silent film festival

Greg Smith, Assistant Opinions Editor

December 1, 2017


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After a month of work, LTTV entered its six-minute film directed by Dom Campo ’18 and Cooper Bearman ’18 into the Student Silent Film Festival, which took place on Nov. 11. The event was hosted at the Sanfilippo Estate, home to the largest privately owned theatre organ in the world and the family...

A person first

Sydney Kaehler, Opinions Editor

December 1, 2017


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I don’t want this to sound like “my manifesto” against LT, because I think the school, teachers and learning environment are great. But, I do have some issues with the student community. Actually, I’m not even going to be vague on this matter. I have an issue with what I heard in the hallway ye...

Student kickstarts cycling class

Camilla Breen, Reporter

December 1, 2017


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After working at the Dailey Method for two years and watching her colleagues lead classes, Colleen Kirby ‘18 was inspired to start instructing spin classes of her own. “I noticed that teens don’t really come in [to the facility], and I was wondering why,” Kirby said. “I thought, ‘are ...

Reason behind scary clown phenomenon

Pilar Valdes, Assistant Pules Editor

November 1, 2017


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This year, Andy Muschiett’s film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel “It” surpassed “The Exorcist” as the highest grossing horror movie of all time—a record that has been held since 1973. The movie, which is a remake of the 1990 mini-series with the same title is based off of Stephen Kin...

‘It’ will leave you speechless

Maddy Cohen, Art Director

November 1, 2017


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“’IT’” is a hard R.” After hearing this from the ticket collector as I walked into the movie theatre, I didn’t know what to expect from “IT”. Upon leaving the theatre, two hours and 15 minutes later, I had an empty bucket of popcorn, a new fear of red balloons and the immense satisfaction...

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