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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...

Boys Golf anticipates sending players to state

Boys Golf anticipates sending players to state

Isabella Sorice, Social Media Editor

September 20, 2019

With a strong start to the season, the boys varsity golf team is ready to keep its level of competition high, head coach Brian Kopecky said. “This league is very good,” Kopecky said. “We are in a good position to challenge the top team, Hinsdale Central, this season.” On the team of 10, each member has a differe...

Football changes under new coach

Football changes under new coach

Tommy Layden, Co-Sports Editor

September 20, 2019

After finishing last season with a 1-8 record, LT varsity football is back and has something to prove. Linebacker Sam Heyer ‘20 has been biting at the bit waiting to play since the last game of the ‘18-19 season, which ended in a loss to Oak Park-River Forest High School. “Players have taken it up...

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...

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