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Review: Taylor Swift’s “1989”

Review: Taylor Swift’s “1989”

Claire Quinlan, Pulse Editor

December 2, 2014


Filed under Pulse

RIP to quality Tswift country tunes of strength and frequent tears. Her frustrating new album “1989” is full of catchy though dull, repetitive and uncreative beats that are empty of vulnerability and make it clear that Swift is going for chart-toppers rather than heart-consolers. From the first...

Burritos soar over golden arches

Burritos soar over golden arches

Grace Gumbiner, Reporter

December 2, 2014


Filed under Pulse

In the past few years, Chipotle has surged ahead in popularity of its previous owner, McDonalds. Chipotle’s revenue has risen 11 percent from $2.73 billion to $3.04 billion this year, while McDonald’s profits dropped 30 percent, according to the Huffington Post. This increase in profits has stemmed...

LION’Scopes

Gaby Sabatino and Garrett Ariana

December 2, 2014


Filed under Pulse

Are you in desperate need of some guidance? Looking forward to what is yet to come? Thank God, because we didn’t write these for nothing. So sit back, kick your feet up and enjoy yourself as you read our predictions for your near future. These are the ‘Scopes. (Note: The following are for entertainment...

Let them eat [bundt] cake

Let them eat [bundt] cake

Lidia Breen, Pulse Editor

December 2, 2014


Filed under Pulse

Kate Moss once said, “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.” But, I recently learned that this is false: cake tastes much better than skinny feels. Specifically, Nothing Bundt Cakes, at 30 N La Grange Rd.,tastes a heck of a lot better than skinny—or anything else. From the moment you walk ...

Far from Dunne

Far from Dunne

Claire Quinlan, Pulse Editor

December 2, 2014


Filed under Pulse

On the evening of Oct. 1, Josie Dunne ‘15 grinned as she sat at her kitchen table, surrounded by her parents, random friends and household pets, and signed approximately 75 papers, formalizing her record deal with Warner Music Nashville. With this deal, Dunne is required to write two full songs p...

How to spend your Halloween right

How to spend your Halloween right

Abby King, Reporter

October 30, 2014


Filed under Online Exclusives, Pulse

As high school students outgrow the classic tradition of trick-or-treating, many may wonder to do with their Halloween night. Here are some alternatives to have a great holiday: Go to Walgreens after school and buy the 3/$3 (or 6/$6 if the holiday really has you feeling down) of those candy boxes, ...

LT senior discovers roller derby

LT senior discovers roller derby

Claire Quinlan, Pulse Editor

October 28, 2014


Filed under Pulse

To walk into Lombard Roller Rink on a Bout day for the Chicago Riots girl’s roller derby team is to slip into an unexposed sect of LT culture. Skates are flying, cheers abound, and girls with nicknames like “Sandra Bullet” and “Alpha” scream as they pass and push each other to score points...

City ghost tour busted

City ghost tour busted

Mike Flaherty, Business Manager

October 28, 2014


Filed under Pulse

For those of you that expect ghost hunting to be all about contacting demonic spirits, getting possessed and then telling people that a door slamming is actually a supernatural creature manifesting its hatred for living beings: you would not enjoy the Chicago Ghost Investigations tour. Located in a shady...

LGBT sexual education push

LGBT sexual education push

Amy Lacny, Copy Editor

October 28, 2014


Filed under Pulse

From cringe-worthy pictures to embarrassingly realistic diagrams, sexual education can be an awkward experience for everyone. Yet it serves its purpose of educating the student body on safe relationships and healthy habits—for the majority of students. The minority, specifically those who identify...

LT graduate releases rap mixtape

LT graduate releases rap mixtape

Michael Grace, Multimedia Editor

October 23, 2014


Filed under Pulse, Top Stories

With the recent release of his debut rap mixtape “Mid-Summer Dream,” LT grad Dione Goree ’14 has stepped out onto the local music scene. The mixtape features five songs which Goree produced over a period of four months, starting at the end of his senior year at LT. Goree had released a numbe...

Halloween Handbook: What to wear?

Clare Mikulski, Managing Editor of Online Content

October 22, 2014


Filed under Pulse

A White House Security Breach- In the style of Omar Gonazalez, hop the fence and sprint across the White House lawn for reasons unbeknownst to the public. WARNING: DO NOT ATTEMPT. LION does not assume responsibility for any injuries that come as a result of this costume.   Weston Berger- You’ll...

Halloween Handbook: What to do?

Halloween Handbook: What to do?

Claire Quinlan, Pulse Editor

October 22, 2014


Filed under Pulse

Oh the joys of Halloween. Your classic childhood holiday: emptying lonely candy bowls on porches, hauling around ragged pillow sacks and zeroing in on those king-size candy bar houses, dressing up as a garbage man or a bathtub or a cheerleader. Girls and guys didn’t bare all and strut around like they...

Halloween Handbook: Where to go?

Michael Grace, Multimedia Editor

October 22, 2014


Filed under Pulse

Halloween: the one time of year besides Christmas that is a kid’s dream. Coming home from a long night of trick-or-treating, dumping your candy out and appreciating the hard work you put in going door-to-door, completely blind of what you will receive, is quite the feeling. A gasp of excitement here...

Better left in private

Better left in private

Riley Carroll, Art Director

October 20, 2014


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion, Pulse

Sex. If I tried to print this one word a couple of decades ago people would have viewed it as untasteful and simply unacceptable, but now it's a word that is constantly sprinkled throughout the media, pulling audiences in, rather than turning them away. This shift in leniency is a shift in the wrong...

Review: OK GO’s “Hungry for Ghosts”

Review: OK GO’s “Hungry for Ghosts”

Riley Carroll, Art Director

October 20, 2014


Filed under Pulse

With a variety of tracks ranging from over-the-top techno to those that parallel its usual alternative rock style, Chicago band OK GO’s newest album, “Hungry Ghosts”, has something for everyone, but, taken in its entirety, it is not nearly as appealing. Throughout the album the band uses a synthesizer...

Antique Taco Review

Antique Taco Review

Lidia Breen, Pulse Editor

October 16, 2014


Filed under Pulse, Top Stories

When first confronted with the idea of an “antique taco,” one’s mind can’t help but wander to images of disgusting, moldy tacos from the mid-1800’s. This could not be further from the truth. In reality, the Wicker Park taco joint, Antique Taco, 1360 N Milwaukee Ave, is a colorful atmosphere...

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