LION Newspaper

LION Playlist Issue 1

September 20, 2019

Fallingwater- maggie rogers Motion sickness- phoebe bridgers Something like olivia- john mayer Rivers and roads- the head and the heart Lost in my mind- the head and the heart Face to Face- ruel Hurt somebody ( with julia michaels)- Noah Kahan, julia micheals Loving is easy-R...

High School Movie and TV Show Expectations

Liz Gremer, Co-Art Director

September 20, 2019

Before most students entered high school, they were exposed to differing ideas of what high school was going to be like. Whether that was jocks constantly seen with letterman jacket or cliques ruling the cafeteria, the media has created a vision of what high school that isn’t close to reality. The...

Better than the Movies

Mia Bonfiglio, Co-Pulse Editor

September 20, 2019

Walking down the jam-packed, humid hallways, the first day of freshman year completely squashed all of my preconceived notions of what high school would be like. Throughout my younger life, I was obsessed with the ‘High School Musical’ movie series. The sudden flash mobs and constant singing led me t...

The Table at Crate debuts in Oakbrook

Mia Bonfiglio, Co-Pulse Editor

September 20, 2019

Oakbrook Mall is known for some of the best restaurants in our area. From Asian cuisine to cheese burgers, they have it all. When I heard about the new restaurant opening, The Table at Crate, I knew it had to be good. When I first approached the restaurant, I was shocked by the modernity of it. The out...

Jeni’s splendid ice creams opens at Oak Brook mall

Outdoor seating at Jeni's filled with color (Almase/LION)

Dani Almase, Co-Pulse Editor

September 20, 2019

Nothing sounds better to me than a creamy sugar rush of a piercing frozen treat that melts on your tastebuds. Ice cream holds the key to many people’s hearts, including mine. If you are an ice cream enthusiast, you have to make your way to Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams...

So, what’s the deal with Astrology?

Liz Gremer, Reporter

May 23, 2019

Since the beginning of time, humans have sought to discover what makes people who they are and what makes us different from one another. One of the most popular theories that help explain us is astrology: the study of the positions of the sun, stars, moons, and their relation to the traits of people....

Beatrix breathes city life to suburbs

A top-down photo of a meal from Beatrix (Breen/LION).

Camilla Breen, Pulse co-editor

April 18, 2019

I am, what some may call an avid brunch and coffee enthusiast. So naturally, when I heard that Beatrix, a restaurant and coffeehouse with three locations in downtown Chicago, had made itself a new home nestled among the restaurants at Oakbrook mall, I had to get over there to try it out.  Located at...

“Queer Eye” Season 3 Review

Queer Eye promotional photo

Liz Gremer, Reporter

April 1, 2019

When Netflix decided to do a new, modern reboot of the early 2000s hit “Queer Eye”, fans were ready for a new group of fabulous queer men to grace their screens and perform a makeover. The reboot was applauded, and the show has produced three seasons and 25 original makeovers. When the third seaso...

Wndr museum displays wndrful creations

Anna McCormick, Reporter

March 5, 2019

In most museums, taking photos is discouraged so that guests can fully absorb the arts beauty. In contrast, the Wndr museum encourages guests to take countless photos because the people contribute to the art. The Wndr museum was originally a pop-up exhibit but it was declared a permanent museum on ...

‘Mortified Nation’ documentary conveys importance of EI, SEL classes

Camilla Breen, Pulse co-editor

March 5, 2019

In a world driven by interpersonal connections, many psychology professionals say that emotional intelligence is the key to personal and professional success. More ‘social emotional learning’ (SEL) classes are introduced to school yearly. To understand how increased emotional intelligence, or emotional...

‘The Halal Guys’ opens on South LaGrange Rd.

The chicken platter from “The Halal Guys’” that includes basmati rice, lettuce, tomato, hummus, and white sauce. (Bonfiglio/LION)

Mia Bonfiglio, Reporter

February 28, 2019

Middle Eastern food is pretty foreign to me, so when The Halal Guys opened at 5621 S. LaGrange Rd. in Countryside, I did not know what to expect. I heard from friends who had eaten at the food cart in New York—where the restaurant started—and they all had great things to say about it. Despite some...

‘Father of 4’ is fresh pressed

The cover art for the new album, depicting rapper Offset with his four kids.

Tommy Layden, Assistant sports editor

February 26, 2019

Just 5 days ago, Offset released Father of 4, his debut solo album. The mixtape offers a introspective look into his struggles, his ascent to the top with his Migos groupmates and his complex relationship with his 4 children. The Metro Boomin and Southside produced tape currently sits at no.5 on the Itun...

Childhood Nostalgia Reviews: How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

A promotional image for the film, featuring Hiccup and Toothless, the main characters.

Georgia Dougherty, Pulse co-editor

February 25, 2019

Editors Note: This is part two of a multi-article series about the most anticipated  children's movie sequels this year that are sure to instill a certain degree of childhood nostalgia. Our thrilling, friendly, dragon-filled adventures, known as the “How To Train Your Dragon” series, has now ...

Huge turnout for “Grease”

Grease cast pose at diner. (promotional photo)

Mia Bonfiglio, Reporter

February 25, 2019

Kate Paras ‘20, playing the lead role of Sandy, stood backstage, holding hands with her fellow cast members during the first song of the show on the opening night of “Grease.” The audience had lots of energy, which helped boost the cast’s confidence going into the first performance, Paras said. ...

“Head Above Water” makes a statement

The cover art for Lavigne's new album, which released Feb. 15, 2019.

Isabel Tuisl, Website/Social Media co-editor

February 24, 2019

If I’m being honest, I don’t really listen to Avril Lavigne. Before listening to this album, I only knew the childhood classics Girlfriend, Sk8er Boi and Here’s to Never Growing Up. I don’t even know how I knew those songs because it’s not like I went on the computer and looked her up — again, not th...

“Dear Evan Hansen” national tour comes to Chicago

The poster for the show's tour, which opened Feb. 12 in Chicago (

Liz Gremer, Reporter

February 21, 2019

Due to the overwhelming popular demand following its 2017 Best Musical Tony award, ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ has begun its national tour across the country, covering over 50 cities. The tour, which began in Sept. 2018 at the Buell Theater in Denver, CO, just began a five week run in Chicago. The sho...

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