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Pay for parties, audition for popularity

Sarah Grier, Pulse Editor

November 1, 2017


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Doors open to girls squealing, clapping and chanting in unison: “I wanna go adpi. Boom! Boom!” While watching recruitment sorority videos on YouTube to get more insight on Greek life, I've never been more terrified. It was as if the gates of hell were unleashed. Some of my other favorite videos...

Today, tomorrow, forever: brothers and sisters

Isabel Tuisl, Reporter

November 1, 2017


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What comes to mind when someone mentions a college sorority or fraternity? Parties? Hazing? Society’s connotation is usually negative, but that is just another reason to be a part of Greek life: to prove to the public that stereotypes surrounding the college lifestyle are wrong. Greek life is built...

Senior assists hurricane victims, helps raise money

Taylor Schmitt, Reporter

November 1, 2017


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For an aspiring paramedic, it is especially devastating to hear about the destruction of so many lives in the Caribbean and Southern United States due to the trifecta of hurricanes that recently swept the region. As a part of the Young Explorer program with local fire departments, Lorenzo Esquivel '18 h...

Student starts National Guard basic training

Mary Devine, Reporter

November 1, 2017


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Waking up at 3:30 a.m. on a mid-summer day to exercise for two hours, put on his uniform, and finally start his day was the lifestyle of Sam Fonseca '18 from June 12 to Aug. 24 this past summer. Fonseca decided to join the National Guard and went through his first part of basic training in Georgia this past...

Musician plans to release album

Camilla Breen, Reporter

November 1, 2017


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Rhyan Komsthoeft ‘18 just finished performing her solo at The Jam Lab when the chief recording engineer of the studio, Colin Peterik, approached her and asked her to record music with him. She happily agreed, and this seemingly small interaction kickstarted the opportunity of a lifetime for Komsthoeft. ...

Students begin to embrace photography as creative visual outlet

Lindsey Hauch, Pulse Editor

November 1, 2017


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A picture is worth 1,000 words, but it seems like now-a-days, these words are clearer, have better quality and are perfectly edited. While an increasing number of students vest time and money into photography, what is the attracting factor about this hobby that has begun to sweep LT?  "There is a deg...

MODern look at pizza

Christina Rossetti, Photo Editor

September 22, 2017


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One of the best parts of my weekend is being able to go out, grab lunch with the friends I am not able to see during the week, and just catch up on life. Our favorite thing to do is try a new place and experience new food together. I was able to go out and try a new place with one of my friends, and...

Cheesie’s too cheesy for a grate experience

Cheesie’s too cheesy for a grate experience

Brandt Siegfried, Online Editor

September 22, 2017


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Perhaps the hottest new La Grange restaurant of last summer, Cheesie’s Pub & Grub at 46 South La Grange Road, is hard to miss. The large orange sign and garage door storefront between DiNico’s and a home good store is unique. Upon entry, Cheesie’s is a unique restaurant. Orders and payment...

Sound the trumpets

Sarah Grier, Pulse Editor

September 22, 2017


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French teacher Sam Robinson has been playing the trumpet since the mere age of 12 and once receiving his first full-time teaching job 14 years ago at LT, he has found an excellent community of musically involved teachers. These teachers are brought together each year for Brownstock, an annual in-sch...

Swinging singer

Danny Kilrea, Managing Editor of Online Content

September 22, 2017


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In freshmen year Latin class, teacher Laurie Jolicoeur had her students sing a song to learn about the seven kings of Rome. When everyone started singing, everyone immediately was amazed by Jolicoeur’s singing, because it was so good, Piper Turckes ‘18 recalled. At that time, Jolicoeur revealed she...

LT English teacher finds passion through drumming

Lindsey Hauch, Pulse Editor

September 22, 2017


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Playing the drums for one band is impressive, but for two is pure talent, especially while juggling duties as a high school English teacher and cross-country coach. Tom Stukel makes it his goal to incorporate drumming and music into his life, however hectic it may be.  "I started when I was really young. M...

The effects of Women’s March

Lindsey Hauch, Pulse Editor

September 22, 2017


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On Jan. 21, 2017, 5 million people across all seven continents embraced their views as a feminist. Men, women and children of all ages, nationalities and religions took a stand for something that has been deliberately withheld throughout history: equality. Whether it be for an end of violence, reprod...

The truth about feminism

Sydney Kaehler, Assistant Opinions Editor

September 22, 2017


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What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word feminist? You probably stop at the prefix: fem-. That prefix directly translates to female, and that’s all people need to hear to start drawing conclusions. “Feminism is for crazy chicks that want more rights than men.” That mindset...

Nintendo gives sponsorship to LT senior

Olivia Tuisl, Reporter

September 22, 2017


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Every night, Cole Flott ‘18 sits down at his computer and writes for his website, mtwildwood.net, for which he reviews a Nintendo game series titled Yo-kai Watch. The website that he coded from scratch has accumulated to a community of a few thousand people over the span of a year and a half. Flott...

LT student launches clothing line

Georgia Dougherty, Reporter

September 22, 2017


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Rose Peters ‘18 suddenly picked up her cell phone and texted her mom an idea she just thought of: a denim skirt clothing line. “I got the idea while I was studying abroad in France,” Peters said. “A lot of girls were wearing them, but I didn’t really know where to get them, and I was like, ‘I...

LT student creates football documentary

LT student creates football documentary

September 22, 2017


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It is 5 a.m. on a summer morning when Max Abrahamson ‘18 wakes up to start his long day.  He makes it to LT SC by 5:30 a.m. to shoot footage of the varsity football players arriving to practice.  He shoots the entire practice, following the football players from the field to the weight room to meetings...

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