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Halloween Handbook: What to do?

Halloween Handbook: What to do?

Claire Quinlan, Pulse Editor

October 22, 2014

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

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

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

Riley Carroll, Art Director

October 20, 2014

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

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...

‘Let’s Be Cops’ Review

'Let's Be Cops' Review

Annika Ranginani, Managing Editor

September 18, 2014

“Let’s Be Cops” has a cast full of stars including Nina Dobrev, Andy Garcia, Robb Riggle and the awesome duo, Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. from “New Girl.” Yet despite these big names, the movie has little else to offer, lacking any form of subtlety. The premise behind the movie is...

‘Dead Poets Society’ Review

'Dead Poets Society' Review

Riley Carroll, Art Director

September 18, 2014

Very seldom can one find a dated movie that transcends time to deliver a message that is as relevant, if not more so, now as it was when it first came out. “Dead Poet's Society” is undoubtedly a film that will timelessly remain at the forefront of the film industry. This past August, actor Robin...

Baby Donuts Review

Baby Donuts Review

Claire Quinlan, Pulse Editor

September 18, 2014

A block from the tracks at 4472 Lawn Ave, nestled next to a baby store and across from Vie, lies a delicious and casual to-go window with treats of tiny proportions. With charming colors and tons of options, bb’s donuts is welcomed by Western Springs as well as my stomach and is a constant reminder...

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Chillingly Clear

Claire Quinlan, Pulse Editor

September 18, 2014

I don’t believe that the meaning behind the ALS Ice-bucket challenge has penetrated the thick skull that is our generation. Many a time, perusing my Facebook feed, I cannot seem to find a post that is not a video of friends of friends pouring lukewarm water (with recently added ice) onto their perfectly...

Yak Attack

As told by: Annika Ranginani, Managing Editor

September 18, 2014

Intro: LION reached out to a student who had been targeted on Yik Yak to find out how they reacted to the negative comments. The student has chosen to remain anonymous. I made some mistakes this summer and the Yaks just started popping up. I don’t live close enough to LT to get the Yaks, so I first...

Is an Up Worth a Life?

Gillian Dunlop, Editor-in-Chief

September 18, 2014

We hear it during Freshman Experience Day. We hear it on the first day of school. We hear it reiterated to us every day for four years, yet why is treating each other with dignity and respect so hard? How hard is it to hold back unwelcome comments? To censor yourself online as you would in person? To...

Pigskin Pointers

Michael Rasmussen, Web Editor

September 18, 2014

Autumn begins this weekend – soon the leaves will brown and shrivel away, leaving the lush trees of summer as a distant memory. This seemingly dismal seasonal transition is only a sign of good things to come. It’s finally football season: what more could anyone want? And this fall will be glorious,...

Best Fantasy Football Team Names: 2014

Will Most, Opinions Editor

September 18, 2014

In the world of fantasy football, names are everything. Seasons and playoff chances can fall apart in a matter of weeks, but team names? Those last for months. Nobody will remembers your 10-4 season, but everyone will remembers Dave’s hilarious team name for years to come. If you’re not winning the...

Finnish Exchange Student Dives into LT

Amy Lacny, Photo Editor

September 18, 2014

Visit Finland in a year and you might find Alli Hagman ’16 in the circus, swinging swathes of fabric as part of an aerial acrobatics act. For now, however, the 17-year-old Finnish exchange student is content here at LT, mastering her English, bickering with host siblings, and groaning about homework a...

Omai Restaurant Review

Omai Restaurant Review

Lidia Breen, Pulse Editor

September 15, 2014

Nestled in the middle of downtown La Grange at 50 S La Grange Rd, surrounded by pizza places and a burger restaurant that scream stereotypical American cuisine—Omai Vietnamese is anything but typical. While it looks fairly non-descript and bland from the outside, just a typical building with a small...

Free Association with Dr. Brian Waterman

Free Association with Dr. Brian Waterman

Claire Quinlan and Lidia Breen

September 11, 2014

We have all seen Dr. Waterman handing out LT bracelets and offering a friendly greeting to anyone near, but who really is the man in the suit? We decided to find out, in the weirdest way possible, with ridiculous questions and even goofier answers. LION: What is your favorite summer job that you ever...

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