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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


Filed under Pulse

"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...

Pilar’s playlists edition 1

Pilar’s playlists edition 1

Pilar Valdes, Assistant Pulse Editor

February 25, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Pulse

Hey everyone! My name is Pilar, and I really like music. I also really like making playlists. I pride myself in having a pretty expansive music taste, and I am always open to suggestions. To help you get to know my music taste, here is a list of some of my all time favorite songs (in no particular...

Lovin’ the love

Lovin’ the love

Grace DeKoker, Copy Editor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Pulse, Top Stories

St. Valentine’s Day may be one of the most commercialized holidays in our culture. Characterized by bouquets of roses, heart-shaped boxes of chocolate and red and pink everything, it essentially monopolizes the month of February. Similar to other commercialized holidays, the glitz and glam can oft...

Alcohol isn’t evil

Pilar Valdes, Assistant Pulse Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Pulse

By all legal standards, you become an adult when you turn 18. You are able to vote, enlist in the army and serve on a jury. Yet, when you turn 18, you are still unable to legally purchase, have possession of or consume alcohol. Beyond its illegality, alcohol is extremely stigmatized in the United States....

Robotics Club gears up for competitions

Robotics Club gears up for competitions

Greg Smith, Assistant Opinions Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under Pulse, Uncategorized

Lyons Township’s growing new robotics club is now halfway through its second year. Teachers Joshua Nabasny and Blake Sauders began the club in response to interest their students showed in the field of robotics, Nabasny said. “In the beginning, [a challenge] was getting active students,” Nabas...

Pies by Fasano satisfies sweet tooth

Spiro Kass, Editor-in-Chief

January 26, 2018


Filed under Pulse

Within the heart of downtown LaGrange among the hustle and bustle of LaGrange Road, Pies by Fasano (74 S. LaGrange Rd.) may be easy to miss. However, the bakery’s quality pies and service definitely makes it a destination worth visiting. While approaching the store, I immediately received a family-owned...

Kill the mill

Kill the mill

Greta Markey, Managing Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under Pulse

Behind every wide-eyed, tongue-lolling, tail-wagging puppy you see through the glass of a local shelter or dog store there is a story. For the 2.11 million dogs sold from puppy mills each year, that story is one of mistreatment, malnutrition and commercial motivation. There are over 400 breeds of...

Netflix originals and chill?

Camilla Breen, Assistant Photo Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under Pulse

Nowadays, it seems like Netflix adds new shows every day. In 2017 alone, it released 34 original series and movies. Whether you’re looking for a new show to marathon or just watch casually, we’re here to make the decision easier with this list of the most popular Netflix originals, ranked from best...

McCabe’s Granola Skypes culinary classes

Pilar Valdes, Reporter

January 26, 2018


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Chris and Susan Muth ‘73 recently had a Skype call with two of the advanced culinary arts classes at SC. Chris and Susan co-own McCabe’s Granola, an organic granola company based in Cincinnati, Ohio, and founded in 2011. McCabe’s Granola is now available in 800 Kroger, 45 Jewel-Osco and 45 ...

Alex Dolgner ‘18 to be student football coach at Iowa State

Hayden Claesson, Reporter

January 26, 2018


Filed under Pulse

Just about every kid who has ever played football in America has had dreams on being the next big superstar. They want to be the next Tom Brady, yet few kids want to be the next Bill Belichick. Alex Dolgner ‘18 is one of those few kids who want to be the next great football coach. “Ever si...

Rise of a video empire

Rise of a video empire

Sarah Grier, Pulse Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under Pulse

We live in a world of immediate news, communication and entertainment. Even President Donald Trump tweets his policy ideas. Now when a slight buffer occurs it is a way bigger inconvenience than it should be, let alone sitting for a commercial. Netflix is a company that provides TV shows and movies immed...

Q&A with Erin Sharkey

Isabel Tuisl, Reporter

January 26, 2018


Filed under Pulse

Erin Sharkey ‘18 volunteers at the West Suburban Humane Society, located in Downers Grove, and answers questions about her experience working there. Q: What are your tasks at the Humane Society? Explain a day in your life at work. A: I begin by changing the water in all of the rooms and cage...

Smallcakes provides big surprise

Camilla Breen, Assistant Photo Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under Pulse

After first hearing that Western Springs would be gaining a new cupcakery in the near future, I was instantly willing to try it out. A simple peruse of their website garnered my attention due to the multitude of flavors offered, but I was eager to see if the cupcakes lived up to the hype. Smallcakes,...

Christkindlmarket brings holiday spirit to Chicago

Christkindlmarket brings holiday spirit to Chicago

Grace DeKoker, Copy editor

December 22, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusives, Pulse, Top Stories

The most wonderful time of the year is marked by a few signs in the city of Chicago: the strings of lights along Michigan Avenue, the Willis Tower antennae lit up with green and red, and, of course, the opening of the annual Christkindlmarkt. Located at Daley Plaza, the Christkindlmarkt has been running in Chica...

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