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LT Theatre Board to present The Odyssey

LT Theatre Board to present The Odyssey

Camilla Breen, Assistant Photo Editor

March 15, 2018

On March 16-18, the LTHS Theatre Board will perform Homer’s The Odyssey in the NC Reber Center. The production has been adapted from a previous version from Chicago director Mary Zimmerman. The show will still feature the classic epic storyline, but will also be “a lively tale told again” Theatr...

Music Makers Theatre brings Brooklyn to life in ‘West Side Story’

Taylor Schmitt, Reporter

March 13, 2018

The concept of a classic Shakespeare story coming to New York's Upper West Side in the 1950s sounds insane. How could it be possible to mix the world's greatest love story with the violence-ridden streets of Brooklyn? It turns out that the intense, violent and diverse streets of America are the perfect ...

Review: Fortnite Teams of 20 mode

Review: Fortnite Teams of 20 mode

Hayden Claesson, Reporter

March 12, 2018

Epic Game’s explosively popular Fortnite Battle Royale mode released a new update on March 8,  with the 3.2 version. While this new update was mainly just bug fixes, it did have something players have been looking forward to for quite some time: the teams of 20 mode. This mode has five teams of 20...

Pilar’s playlists edition 3

Pilar Valdes, Assistant Pulse Editor

March 11, 2018

Heyyy everyone! It’s Pilar again! I hope you enjoyed “yams for dinner”. Since that playlist was so mellow and lowkey sad, here’s a more upbeat playlist for you. It’s called “sixteen and thriving” because you know I’m 16 and arguably, thriving. But don’t worry, you don’t have to be 1...

Catchy and Cuban: Camila Cabello’s debut album dazzles

Camilla Breen, Assistant Photo Editor

March 7, 2018

After parting with famous girl group Fifth Harmony about a year ago, Camila Cabello has finally released her first solo, self-titled album. While she has worked with numerous other artists on features and singles, the album Camila is her first exposure to the world as a solo artist. Cabello has already...

Pilar’s playlists edition 2

Pilar Valdes, Assistant Pulse Editor

March 4, 2018

Ok, so for the second edition of this blog thing that we’re calling a blog even though I hate that word. Dawg with a blog, right? But back to the subject; this week’s playlist much more mellow than “still got lightning in me”; and after the Black Mirror episode that was last week, I think we could all use a little calming down. But don’t worry: this playlist is still full of jams; ...

Holstering gun violence at school

The main entrance of LT on Cossitt Avenue (Breen/LION).

Brandt Siegfried and Maddy Cohen

March 2, 2018

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

"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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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