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La Grange ‘Restaurant Week’ advertisement (photo courtesy of LGBA website).

Village of La Grange holds 10th annual ‘Restaurant Week’

Katie Garrity, Reporter March 24, 2023

From Feb. 27 to March 5, La Grange hosted “Restaurant Week,” an organized event featuring discounted meal combos and special offers from 16 different restaurants, as well as additional support from...

Chicago’s Millennium Park offers a unique destination for students this spring (Huffman/LION).

Bored over break?

Mckinley Huffman, Reporter March 23, 2023

For most students, spring break is the only thing getting them through the past few weeks of homework, tests, and stress–the coveted days off before the rush of the end of the year. But once school gets...

Gunnar Garelli ‘24 wrestles opponent from DeKalb High School at IHSA State Meet on Feb. 18, wins match 11-1 (photo courtesy of Garelli).

Junior wrestler places fourth at State Championships

Lillian Davis, Reporter March 17, 2023

Gunnar Garelli ‘24 has been wrestling since he was 3 years old. He has wrestled with Izzy Style Wrestling club year round since he was 7 years old, as well as with LT for the past two years, he said....

Kirschbaum’s Bakery remains open with a boarded-up front window covered with St. Patricks Day advertisement (Moran/LION).

Car crashes into Kirschbaum’s Bakery

Ellie Moran, Reporter March 10, 2023

Six staff members and one customer were present in the building at approximately 11 a.m. on Feb. 22, when a car crashed through the front window of Western Springs business Kirschbaum’s Bakery, located...

(From left to right) Courtney McMullen ‘23, Sophie Barrett ‘23, London Shannon-Muscolino ‘25 and Nicholas Barbera 23 at the state final competition at the Peoria Civic Center (photo courtesy of Madeline Morris).

Speech team ends strong season

Sadie Ruppert, Reporter March 10, 2023

The LT Speech Team ended its 2023 season by making history. They sent four competitors to the State competition at the Peoria Civic Center, which was the most students they’d ever sent. London Shannon-Muscolino...

Niklas Polonowski ‘23 expresses his emotions after knocking down a three-point shot against Hinsdale Central (Klos/LION).

Through the season with boy’s hoops (2022-2023)

Matthew Klos and George Ross March 9, 2023

This year's varsity boys basketball team concluded their season after falling to Hinsdale Central 46-40 in their Sectional matchup on March 1. LT completed their season with an overall record of 26-6 and...

Promotional poster for season 3 of Outer Banks (photo courtesy of Netflix).

Are you a Pogue 4 life?

Nina Ivancevic, Reporter March 8, 2023

The time has finally come, season three of “Outer Banks” has been released on Netflix. The show has been very popular over the last few years. Many people binged it during COVID-19 due to the fact...

Stephen Sanchez dances on stage on Feb. 25 at a sold-out concert at Lincoln Hall (Mardegan/LION).

Stephen Sanchez: Live

Jeanne Mardegan, News Editor, Web Editor March 7, 2023

Two men run past the line outside Lincoln Hall as the security guard checks out my bag before letting me in the venue. My body goes numb as I realize one of the men is none other than Stephen Sanchez,...

Jackson Niego ‘23 jumps into the air and scores a basket over defenders (Ludden/LION).

From regular season to regional champs

Julia Ludden and Nina Ivancevic March 2, 2023

This gallery contains photos from LT’s wins at their Blackout and Whiteout games. On Feb. 17, LT had their annual Blackout Game themed “Beyond the Rim” defeating Lake Park 52-46, their last regular...

Band director Mark Dahl conducts the Wind Ensemble in playing ‘Awayday’ in NC Reber Center on Feb. 2 (Davis/LION).

Wind Ensemble plays college level music at February concert

Lillian Davis, Reporter February 22, 2023

A show that only took roughly two hours to perform really took about three months to prepare and practice for. The Wind Ensemble, as well as the Symphonic band and concert bands, performed a collection...

Harry Styles singing song Keep Driving and dancing on stage at the Kia Forum on Jan. 27 (Ivancevic/LION).

‘The Love on Tour’ concert review

Nina Ivancevic, Reporter February 17, 2023

The feeling of finally walking into the pit of the KIA Forum made the torture of waking up at 4 a.m. to wait in line for five plus hours suddenly not feel like torture anymore, and all that was left was...

Tommy Riordan ‘24 shown on the Rockathon promotional poster

WLTL holds their biggest fundraiser of the year

Sadie Ruppert, Reporter February 17, 2023

For 88.1 hours (a nod to the radio station’s frequency), LT’s radio station, WLTL will be live on air and fundraising for their Rockathon event. This is one of the largest fundraisers of any LT club...

A ‘no trespassing’ sign is posted at the entrance of land LT owns. This 70-acre lot is for sale, with proceeds to be spent on facility upgrades at both campuses (Lestina/LION).

LT-owned plot of land for sale

Scarlett Lestina, Managing Editor February 14, 2023

Mass printed signs detailing the words “Stop the Sale” were passed throughout the crowd at the regular board meeting in the Reber Center on Jan. 23. Concerned residents and parents held up these signs...

Aaron Buckholtz ‘23 signs to College of Lake County to play baseball (Huffman/LION)

Winter signing day takes place at NC

Mckinley Huffman, Reporter February 10, 2023

At 7 a.m. on Feb. 1 in the NC Vaughn gym, the second of three signing days occurred. Fifteen student-athletes rotated through the gym every 10 minutes to sign their National Letter of Intent, and take...

Updated website image as seen when first entering the site (photo courtesy of LTHS).

Website undergoes rebranding

Julia Ludden, Reporter February 7, 2023

Over winter break, LT’s website, its biggest vehicle for communication, underwent a redesign. Whether one is a student, staff member, parent, or community member, the website is the place to go for information...

Carter Reid ‘23 runs to Will Sullivan ‘24 during lineup announcements on Jan. 28 against Riverside-Brookfield High School at NC fieldhouse (Ross/LION).

First mental health awareness basketball games hosted at LT

George Ross, Reporter February 3, 2023

On Jan. 28, LT boys and girls varsity basketball hosted games that highlighted mental health awareness at the NC fieldhouse. The game was titled the Mental Health Awareness Games and the purpose was to...

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