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LT book club reads books in honor of Black History Month

Catherine Crousore, Freelance Writer April 12, 2021

In honor of Black History month in February, LT’s book club read books written by Black authors to commemorate and educate members on Black history.  “We thought it was important to honor BLM [Black...

Best Buddies plans in-person meeting

Mckinley Huffman, Freelance Writer April 12, 2021

The previously fully-remote Best Buddies club is scheduled to have an in-person, outdoor Friendship Walk this April due to changes in COVID-19 restrictions.   In late October 2020, Best Buddies began...

Nelson dribbles the ball down the court at a home game (photo by Kaitlin Preussner ‘21)

Boys team caps off basketball season

Aidan Wirtz April 9, 2021

With no summer league and less preparation than usual, the boys basketball team made the most of a shorter season, starting shooting guard Tavari Johnson ‘22 said.  “The team connection has been...

Monet and Chicago Review

Monet and Chicago Review

Grace Moore & Janessa Mosqueda, Reporter April 5, 2021

Board of Education race presents six new candidates

Board of Education race presents six new candidates

Election for new LT BOE occurs on April 6
Brooke Chomko, Reporter April 5, 2021

On April 6, voters in the area will have a unique situation when voting on the District 204 school board. Of the seven total seats on the board, five will be up for election, and one of those five will...

Women's History Month Tribute

Women’s History Month Tribute

Before Women's History month comes to an end, we want to celebrate not only ourselves, but the amazing women in our lives and community. Acknowledging the greatness of women throughout history is not limited...

(photo courtesy of PSI's instagram)

Peaceable Schools Initiative Pep fair provides stress relief for students

Grace Moore, Reporter March 30, 2021

During lunch periods on Wednesday, March 3 and 10, Peaceable Schools Initiative provided stress relief for students by holding their annual PEP fair. PSI is a club at LT that tries to make the school a...

Back of the T-shirt this year (photo courtesy of Plichta).

LT students continue the Pulsera Project

Grace Moore, Reporter March 30, 2021

During after school Zoom meetings, LT students are helping people in Latin America. The Pulsera Project, a fair trade certified organization for artisans in Nicaragua and Guatemala,  sells bracelets to...

Ben Taylor '21 holds an iron cross during practice (photo courtesy of Cahill).

Athlete of the Month: Ben Taylor ’21

Collette Doyle, Reporter March 17, 2021

At the end of his sophomore year, Ben Taylor ‘21 eagerly stood at the end of the parallel bars, listening to the cheers of his varsity teammates and coaches behind him. With a running jump off the springboard,...

Girls track coach remains ready

Longtime head coach reflects on career, prepares for team season
Aidan Wirtz, Reporter March 17, 2021

With 33 years of hard work and dedication under his belt, girls cross country coach Greg Frandsen, or Fran, as the team calls him, continues to come back and work with the runners. From being a mentor...

Lian Malas '21 prepares to take a shot (photo courtesy of Malas).

Boys water polo trains for late season

Team prepares for its first game in over a year
Charlotte McLaughlin , Art Director March 17, 2021

Shortly after IHSA lifted some restrictions on contact sports, the boys water polo team started to train and prepare for its upcoming season, though it is still uncertain when the team’s first competition...

Emily Claesson swims at a meet between Lyons Township at Hinsdale Central during her time at LT (photo courtesy of Claesson).

Former athlete keeps pursuing passion

Decorated swimmer moves to new home, continues competing at high level
Max Dike, Sports Editor March 17, 2021

Last August before her junior year started, Emily Claesson and her family packed up their things for the last time and headed east to Virginia Beach, Va., where Claesson’s father had recently gotten...

Jack Swicionis '21 maintains possession against Ben Campbell '21 (Patel/LION).

Boys soccer returns, trains

Plays Morton March 11
Lizzie Patel, Sports Editor March 17, 2021

Boys soccer has been a staple of success for LT since the team’s state title in 2009. Consistently ranking highly in arguably one of the most talented soccer conferences in Illinois, the varsity team...

Persephone Herman ‘22 artwork titled “Ebb and Flow of Black Excellence”

Junior artist to graduate early

Persephone Herman ‘22 plans to attend art school in Chicago
Ella Mahaney, Reporter March 15, 2021

At 4 years old, Persephone Herman ‘22 was drawing detailed pictures of Teen Titans and other cartoon characters. Her parents would joke that she had traced these very realistic drawings, mother JanToya...

Students prepare for online Steppers conference in SC PAC (photo courtesy of Johnson).

Steppers participate in online conference

Steppers start off their season with non-competitive meet
Janessa Mosqueda, Reporter March 12, 2021

LT Steppers participated in “I Step,” a virtual conference intended to bring step teams together, introduce themselves to each other and take part in a friendly competition before the competition season...

Menagerie members meet after school to prepare working on designs (photo courtesy of Maffey).

Menagerie recognized as finalist for award

LT magazine continues sucess of past years
Brooke Chomko, Reporter March 12, 2021

Like most activities, Menagerie has had to adapt to the confusion and uncertainty of COVID-19. However, even with the stress of designing a magazine from home, the 2020 staff persevered and was recently...

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