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Virtual spirit week created in the midst of a pandemic

Virtual spirit week created in the midst of a pandemic

Charlotte McLaughlin, reporter

April 3, 2020

During an unprecedented time of great disconnect, LT decided to create its own online spirit week for the week of March 30. The daily themes were Moshpit Monday, Tag Tuesday, Wash Your Hands Wednesday, Throwing Thursday, and Film Friday, according to the @lthswaterman Instagram page. “School spirit...

Local restaurants to order from during COVID-19 Stay-at-Home order (Buzzfeed quiz)

Local restaurants to order from during COVID-19 Stay-at-Home order (Buzzfeed quiz)

Diane Makovic and Nicole Klein

April 3, 2020

Now more than ever, local businesses need our support to stay open. Carrying out or buying gift cards are a great way to help. Below is a list of four local LaGrange and Western Springs area restaurants that have delivery, carryout or curbside pickup during Illinois’ Stay-at-Home order. Take our B...

LT teachers chosen to conduct at state

Brianna Fonseca, reporter

February 20, 2020

Each year, students from across Illinois audition to participate in the ILMEA All State District festival. This year, band teacher Mark Dahl was chosen to be a guest conductor for the jazz ensemble. Choir director John Musick was chosen to conduct next year for Jazz Choir at the three-day All-State Co...

Linda‌ ‌Thomas‌ ‌obituary‌

Linda‌ ‌Thomas‌ ‌obituary‌

Kate Ferrell, Assistant Web Editor

February 18, 2020

At 69 years old, Linda Thomas, para educator and member of the alternative school program, died on Dec. 7, 2019. With both of her kids graduating from LT, as well as being president of the paraprofessional leader organization for two years and a supervisor for the LT corral, Thomas was a valued member of...

Wrestling works toward state

Wrestling works toward state

Lizzie Patel, reporter

February 3, 2020

Under the spotlight cast in Vaughan Gym every dual point counted when LT wrestling faced Hinsdale Central High School on Dec. 13. The stress and drama added even more excitement to the air. After a pin in an upset that cost LT 6 dual points, it was up to the entire team to put in a collective effort...

Nutrition for athletes

Nutrition for athletes

Diane Makovic, Co-Editor in Chief

January 31, 2020

Athletes across all sports participate in draining practices almost every day of the week. They constantly push their bodies to the limit in search of ways to improve their performances. One of the most important, but also most frequently overlooked, aspects of athletics is nutrition. “The body...

Contaminated recycling bins causing problems

Contaminated recycling bins causing problems

Lillie George, Reporter

January 21, 2020

Due to staff and students’ failure to properly use classroom recycling bins by contaminating them with dirty products, the Waste Management facility issued a warning to the school asking students, staff and faculty to change their habits.  “For as long as we have [recycled at LT], Mr. [Will] Meuer and...

Explore LT’s first international festival

Explore LT’s first international festival

Paige Darling, Assistant Multimedia Editor

November 20, 2019

Click here to experience visuals from LT's first festival displaying students from its various fine arts clubs.

Two perspectives: A look into native Chicagoan, Virgil Abloh’s, exhibit at the MCA

Paige Darling and Alfonso Fernandez

October 24, 2019

Click here to view two LION staffers' perspectives on Virgil Abloh's exhibit in Chicago's very own Museum of Contemporary Art....

Tennis works to bring late season success

Lizzie Patel, Reporter

October 24, 2019

Whether it is winning big matches in weekend invitationals or competing well against a tough schedule, this year’s girls varsity tennis team is working to continue their success through the end of the season, head varsity coach Dave Robare said. Seniors leaders, particularly McKenna Sands ‘20 and Greta Fr...

Girls Swim and Dive create blankets for hospitals

Girls Swim and Dive create blankets for hospitals

Adriana Serrano, Reporter

September 20, 2019

As the girls swim and dive season started on Aug.12, fourth year diver and one of the team captains, Cerys Egan ’20, worked alongside the entire team early Saturday morning on Aug. 17 to make blankets for children’s hospitals. Egan and the other captains coordinated the drive and collected fabric...

Scott Walker Returns

Scott Walker Returns

Maggie Kahn, Co-Sports Editor

September 20, 2019

A year after walking away from nearly 30 years of coaching at LT, Scott Walker has returned to the SC pool as the head varsity girls swim coach. When Kurt Johns, the previous girls swim coach, was promoted to be the division chair of Physical Welfare, Walker decided he would come back and take Johns...

Lizzie Patel ‘21 named AAU Academic All-American

Lizzie Patel ‘21 named AAU Academic All-American

Liz Gremer, Co-Art Director

September 20, 2019

Over the summer, Lizzie Patel ‘21 got a text from her 1st Alliance club coach telling her she had been named an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Academic All-American. Weeks later, Patel gleamed with delight and pride upon finding the certificate in her mailbox. “I want to do well,” Patel said. ...

Boys soccer prepares to build on last season’s success

Lizzie Patel, Reporter

September 20, 2019

Silence fills the air before every varsity soccer game. All 22 players sit in the locker room silently and listen to the song “In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins. They wait to make any sound until they all bang on the lockers when the drum solo hits. They stand, one by one, motivating each other...

Student graduates early, pursues college volleyball

Robert Sullivan, Reporter

September 20, 2019

This coming January, as the LT community braces for another Chicago winter, volleyball star and college commit Grace Asleson ‘20 will board a plane headed to Deland, Fla. There, she will spend her spring practicing with Stetson University’s girls’ volleyball team. “I am really looking forw...

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