LION Newspaper

Runner stays active during quarantine

Lizzie Patel, reporter

May 15, 2020

When runner Maggie Vear ‘20 heard the initial announcement over the loudspeaker on March 12 that all sports had been suspended through March 30, she was shocked to say the least, Vear said. She had heard rumors about York High School suspending its sports, but she did not expect it could become a r...

Athlete of The Year: Patti Cesarini

Patti Cesarini jumping to hit the volleyball during a game (edits made by Liz Gremer).

Maggie Kahn, Tommy Layden

May 13, 2020

For Patti Cesarini ‘20, volleyball is more than a sport, she said. It’s a second home with another family and different memories. It’s a place away from her normal everyday life. No matter what happened earlier in the day, going to practice allows her to forget about it and focus on what’s goin...

IHSA cancels spring state tournaments

IHSA logo courtesy of

Diane Makovic, Co-Editor-In-Chief

April 22, 2020

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) released an official statement cancelling all spring state tournaments after a video conference call on Tuesday, April 21.  "We support the decision by Governor Pritzker and the Illinois State Board of Education, and given the logistics, we simply felt we c...

Junior provides support to community during crisis

Livi and Darcy Kriha stand 6ft away from their neighbor as they help in whatever way they can (courtesy of Livi Kriha).

Adriana Serrano, reporter

April 16, 2020

Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, Livi Kriha’21 has taken it upon herself to assist those in her neighborhood of LaGrange during this time of uncertainty. “Even if it doesn't seem like it from the outside, I know a lot of people are struggling,” Kriha said. “It's a scary time and I want ...

Girls water polo continues to develop skills despite conditions

LT girls water polo  (Riordan/LION).

Lillie George, reporter

April 15, 2020

Without a pool to train in or her teammates to count on, Abby Guerra ‘21, along with many other LT girls water polo players, persists through the disappointment of a season suspension and the isolation of quarantine by getting into an at-home workout routine. Guerra and her coaches hope this will k...

Girls lacrosse in limbo

Elise Husemann '20 and teammate play against Wheaten-Warrenville South (courtesy of Husemann).

Max Dike, reporter

April 6, 2020

Despite just being in her first year at LT, Amanda Hahn ‘23 was thrilled for her first season on the varsity girls lacrosse team and looked forward to bringing a fun, positive energy to the team, she said. “I love playing lacrosse,” Hahn said. “I have the most fun playing when everyone ar...

Virtual spirit week created in the midst of a pandemic

Virtual Spirit Week (courtesy of lthswaterman Instagram).

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...

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

Para education, Linda Thomas (LT photos).

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

Andrew Schodrof '20 (LEFT) attempts to pin Paul Cozzi '21 (RIGHT) during a drill at practice on Jan. 21 (Riordan/LION)

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

This plate of food from a cafe in Bath, England shows a balanced meal as it contains vegetables, carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats. It proves that it is possible to easily find healthy meal options anywhere you are (Makovic/LION).

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

Reduce Reuse Recycle (courtesy of Wordpress).

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...

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