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Longtime choir teacher retires

music notes (courtesy of creative commons).

Max Dike, reporter

May 22, 2020

After a 37-year tenure as a choral music teacher and a choir director, 34 of which came at Lyons Township, Constance Lyda has made the decision to retire at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. With her, she takes years of valuable experience and life lessons from over three decades of teaching at LT,...

Menagerie staff plans for release of online edition

Menagerie staff working together over zoom (courtesy of Menagerie).

Lillie George, reporter

May 21, 2020

Faced with the task of pulling together a high quality, in-depth literary magazine from home, the Menagerie editors have been hard at work preparing for this year’s design, which was released online today. “We [were] nervous but excited,” art adviser Mary Rohlicek said. “I’m so very impresse...

Staff Appreciation Shout Outs

thank you teachers drawing (courtesy of WordPress).

Nicole Klein, Website editor

May 19, 2020

LT LION newspaper staff would like to thank all the staff and teachers at LT. We appreciate everything you have done for us and everything you are doing during this time of social distancing. We thank you for making our transition to e-learning as smooth as possible due to your positivity and kindness....

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...

‘Tens by Teens Goes Viral’ replaces in-person performance

tens by teens poster (courtesy of LTTV Youtube).

Claire Williams, copy editor

May 11, 2020

Like the vast majority of second semester events, LT’s production of “Tens by Teens,” a compilation of plays written and performed by students, was cancelled due to the coronavirus. While the in-person production of the plays was no longer a feasible option, theatre teacher and director Lawrence Keller decided t...

Mia Gales ‘20 creates Facebook page, keeps seniors connected

Facebook logo (courtesy of creative commons).

Brianna Fonseca, reporter

May 7, 2020

From “Tiger King” memes to e-learning jokes to senior college decisions, Mia Gales’ ‘20 Facebook page has given seniors an opportunity to stay connected during the COVID-19 stay-at-home order. As more postings go up on the Facebook wall, seniors are communicating through light-hearted jokes a...

Student council raises over $5000 for COVID-19 relief

Different types of popcorn that were available for purchase that raised money for COVID-19 relief (courtesy of ltactivites instagram)

Claire Williams, reporter

April 28, 2020

Student council recently partnered with Double Good Fundraising to do a gourmet popcorn fundraiser, with 50% of proceeds going towards COVID-19 relief. The fundraiser lasted from April 15 at 5 p.m. through April 19 at 5 p.m. During this time, they sold more than $12,000 worth of popcorn and were able ...

Virtual Mr. LT

Mr. LT on YouTube (courtesy of LTTV YouTube).

Sophia Schultz, reporter

April 24, 2020

LT’s annual male pageant, Mr. LT, has been moved to an online platform due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This week-long virtual event on LTTV’s YouTube page began on Monday, April 20 at 7 p.m. with contestant introductions. “Since its inception, Mr. LT has been a lighthearted, fun event desig...

IHSA cancels spring state tournaments

IHSA logo courtesy of IHSA.org

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...

“SNL” brings laughs in first home edition of show

Colin Jost tells a joke about Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Olivia Janik, Co-Editor in Chief

April 21, 2020

Social distancing and stay-at-home orders have caused so much in our lives to change in the past month. But even in this time of turmoil, we still need to let go of our stress and laugh. That is why I was overjoyed when I heard that “Saturday Night Live” was coming back to put on an episode filme...

What Netflix series should you watch (BuzzFeed Quiz)?

What Netflix series should you watch (BuzzFeed Quiz)?

Diane Makovic and Nicole Klein

April 20, 2020

Since we’re all currently self-quarantining, there’s nothing better to do after a day of e-learning than binge watch a new Netflix show. Take the LION’s latest BuzzFeed quiz to find out what series you should watch next. Even though we can’t watch TV in the same room as our friends, we can s...

Equality—that’s literally all we’re asking for

Equality—that's literally all we're asking for

Maggie Kahn, Sports Co-Editor

April 15, 2020

While trapped in quarantine, my two best guy friends and I were Facetiming when we stumbled upon a very emotional, heated topic: feminism.  I wouldn’t describe myself as an extreme liberal when it comes to my political views, but the stigma this term carries makes my blood boil.  When I aske...

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...

My new normal

To do list (courtesy of creative commons).

Liz Gremer and Isabella Sorice

April 13, 2020

If you’ve been keeping up to date with our website, you would have seen that a lot of people are offering up their mindset and feelings about coronavirus. I have to say, I agree with everything my peers have said. From the importance of keeping distance to the sadness surrounding the cancellations...

New app available for LION newspaper readers

The Source app promotional photo (courtesy of SNO).

Nicole Klein, website editor

April 8, 2020

The app allows readers to subscribe to the LION newspaper and receive notifications when stories are posted online so you can stay up to date on all the latest news. Readers can save articles for future reading and comment on stories, as well as subscribe to specific content--such as opinion writing--...

Senior assassin postponed

Senior assassin postponed

Anna McCormick, News Co-Editor

April 8, 2020

Though Senior Assassin is currently postponed, Henry Stenner ‘20 is taking this time off to improve his game play methods and anticipates an arrival back to school where he can utilize his skills in hopes of winning the Senior Assassin title.  “I’m most looking forward to continuing my assassin journey ...

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