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eSports finishes second in NIU competition

eSports finishes second in NIU competition

Dani Almase, Reporter

May 10, 2019

The long battle in the championship match on May 4 saw the LT eSports team emerge as the second best eSports team in Illinois behind Naperville North. The tournament marked the club’s first in-person competition, traveling to the NIU eSports Arena that recently opened this month in Naperville. “It...

Rupi Kaur’s first Chicago show makes massive impression

Rupi Kaur’s first Chicago show makes massive impression

Isabel Tuisl, Website/Social Media co-editor

October 3, 2018

Chicago has been awaiting the arrival of 25-year-old poet Rupi Kaur for years, with her first release of the NYT’s Bestseller milk & honey in 2014. In January when she announced her the sun and her flowers tour for her second book that debuted Oct. 3, 2017, I frantically searched for Chicago a...

Getting Weird

Hayden Claesson

September 26, 2018

The lights were bright at Bennett Field during the opening quarter of senior night against Carl Sandburg on Aug 24. Starting quarterback J.J. Dutton ‘19 hiked the ball and then began pedaling downfield as the crowd turned chaotic. Normally a student cheering section would simply have been screaming...

Water polo puts in work at state tournament

Water polo puts in work at state tournament

Greta Markey, Managing Editor

May 24, 2018

It’s easy to describe your team as your family, but for Illinois Water Polo Player of the Year Victor Perez ‘19, this was literally the case. This season, Perez had the opportunity to play with his younger brother, Sebastian Perez ‘21. “My favorite memory [of the 2018 IHSA state tournamen...

Athlete of the year: Danny Kilrea ‘18

Greta Markey, Managing Editor

May 24, 2018

A lot of people want to know what secret formula creates an athlete that qualified to run in and subsequently placed third in the Footlocker National Cross Country Meet, former assistant cross country coach Tom Stukel said. But for Danny Kilrea ‘18 there is no secret ingredient. There is just hard wo...

Boys volleyball rallies for Coach Pyritz’s last year

Harper Hill, Reporter

May 24, 2018

After ending the season last year in a disappointing loss to Riverside Brookfield in the sectional semifinals, the boys volleyball team has been working hard at a second chance to make a deep playoff run. Along with their hard work, the boys are hoping to enjoy their last season with varsity coach...

Softball season heads for playoffs

Softball season heads for playoffs

Hayden Claesson, Reporter

May 24, 2018

As March rolled around, many spring sports were starting practices and getting a headstart on their season. Unfortunately, the softball team did not enjoy this luxury due to inclement plaguing the first few weeks of the season. “The cancellations in the beginning of the season affected us a lot...

Careers in gaming

Camilla Breen, Assistant Photo Editor

April 24, 2018

Video games have been a staple of modern media for many years, and show no signs of becoming less popular. It may seem simple to create a video game, but there is much more that goes into it. Below is just a fraction of careers available in the video game industry. 1. Game animator Animators create...

Girls soccer starts strong

Luke Lusson, Sports Editor

April 24, 2018

After winning the West Suburban Silver Conference title a year ago, the LT girls varsity soccer team is looking to build on its conference success and translate it to a deep playoff run. “We hope to repeat as conference champs this year,” midfielder Elizabeth Hall ‘18 said. “More importan...

Softball readies for Pink Out game

Softball readies for Pink Out game

Claire Williams, Freelance Reporter

April 17, 2018

It was frigid on May 6, 2017 when a wave of pink players washed over the LT softball fields for the first Pink Out game in years. Despite the temperature, an exceptional number of fans came to cheer, most of whom were also wearing pink. “We got way more fans than we usually did and a lot of support...

Boys baseball prepares for strong season

Boys baseball prepares for strong season

Harper Hill, Reporter

April 13, 2018

Last season, in a game against its biggest competitor Oak Park River Forest High School, the boys varsity baseball team was deep into the seventh and final inning of the game. The pressure was on pitcher Grant Leader ‘19, who had to be pulled out because of new IHSA pitching count rules. Before be...

Athlete of the month: Sean Ryan ’18

Athlete of the month: Sean Ryan ’18

Grant Campbell, News Editor

April 13, 2018

Since fifth grade, Sean Ryan ’18 has dreamt of competing in a Division 1 collegiate sport.  At the time, he was tearing up the field for St. Cletus Middle School’s football program.  He considered that to be his sport.  One year later, Ryan was introduced to the sport of volleyball. “In sixth grade, one...

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...

Local gymnastics community responds to controversy

Local gymnastics community responds to controversy

Mikaela Larson, Sports Editor

March 8, 2018

Former doctor for USA and Michigan State Gymnastics Larry Nassar was sentenced for 40 to 175 years in prison on Jan. 24 for sexually assaulting gymnasts under the veil of treatment. More than 250 people have come forward accusing him of abuse. “Obviously I am very shocked and unable to completely co...

Boys’ gymnastics trains for comeback

Boys’ gymnastics trains for comeback

Mary Okkema, Assistant Online Editor

March 2, 2018

LT boys’ varsity gymnasts left it all on the floor last year at the state meet, where they fought hard after winning in Sectionals. The Lions ended up placing second in state at Hinsdale Central, just 0.2 points behind Glenbard West, making 2017 the closest state meet in the 67 year history of IHSA...

Girls track season starts

Girls track season starts

Hayden Claesson, Reporter

March 2, 2018

It was a hot day in late May at the IHSA girls’ track and field state finals. Renata Wingert ‘19 walked up to the starting blocks to lead off the 4x400-meter relay. When the gun sounded Wingert rocketed off the block and 400 meters later, passed the baton to Maggie Caplice ‘17. After three minutes...

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