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Maeve McDougal ‘23 looks ahead for teammates to make a pass (Pohl/LION).

Girls basketball raises money for women’s cancer fund

Reagan Pohl, Reporter January 25, 2023

On Jan. 19, the girls varsity basketball team hosted a Pink Out Play4Kay fundraising game in the NC fieldhouse. The team played against Oak Park River Forest High School, winning 65-19, and raised just...

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...

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

Athlete of The Year: Patti Cesarini

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...

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IHSA cancels spring state tournaments

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...

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

Junior provides support to community during crisis

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...

LT girls water polo  (Riordan/LION).

Girls water polo continues to develop skills despite conditions

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...

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

Girls lacrosse in limbo

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...

Virtual Spirit Week (courtesy of lthswaterman Instagram).

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,...

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...

Para education, Linda Thomas (LT photos).

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...

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

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...

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).

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...

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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...

Explore LTs 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

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

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