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  • Super Bowl champ Jake Elliott '13 returning for Friday's Blackout game

  • All-School Assembly rescheduled for Feb. 23

LT loses OT thriller in “Blackout” game

LT loses OT thriller in “Blackout” game

Luke Lusson, Sports Editor

February 17, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Friday’s annual boys basketball “Blackout” game had more storylines coming in than usual. The return of Super Bowl champion Jake Elliott ‘13, the half-court shot attempt to win a car and the Decade of Darkness theme for the game had all of the LT community filled with anticipation. However, ...

Principal Waterman offers reflection on recent events

Principal Waterman offers reflection on recent events

Brandt Siegfried, Online Editor

February 15, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

At the beginning of third period, LT Principal Brian Waterman offered a reflection on the recent school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The text is available on the LT website and in today's District 204 email blast. The Pulse section of the March 2 issue of LION will highlight issues surrounding school shootings and safety at LT. Dear LT Families, Today, many of us are reflecting on the role...

Do It For Dominic to hold annual fundraiser

Do It For Dominic to hold annual fundraiser

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

February 15, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

The Do it for Dominic Hero Fund’s annual event at the MAX McCook is taking place this Friday, marking the end of the organization’s main fundraising season. The fund commemorates La Grange Park resident Dominic Cairo, a student at Ogden Elementary school who died of cancer in 2011 when he was 8 years old...

Lovin’ the love

Lovin’ the love

Grace DeKoker, Copy Editor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Pulse, Top Stories

St. Valentine’s Day may be one of the most commercialized holidays in our culture. Characterized by bouquets of roses, heart-shaped boxes of chocolate and red and pink everything, it essentially monopolizes the month of February. Similar to other commercialized holidays, the glitz and glam can oft...

NBA trade-deadline analysis

NBA trade-deadline analysis

Luke Lusson and Grant Campbell, Sports Editor, News Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Lakers receive:  Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye, first-round pick Cavaliers receive:  Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Lusson's grades: Cavaliers:  B Lakers:  A- I truly believe that this deal helped out both teams. I liked it from the Lakers standpoint not because of getting Thomas,...

All-School Assembly postponed due to inclement weather

All-School Assembly postponed due to inclement weather

Harper Hill and Lars Lonnroth, Reporter and Assistant News Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

The day before LT’s All-School Assembly was poised to take place, NC Associate Principal Kevin Brown went over the intercom Feb. 8 to deliver a message to students: the assembly has been postponed. The provider of bus services for LT, First Student, notified the school that—due to expected adver...

Level Up: Lyon Con Shines in Debut

Level Up: Lyon Con Shines in Debut

Travis Morales, Freelance Reporter

February 8, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

In the Spring of 2017 Bill Allan, advisor for LTTV, pitched an idea that would set itself apart from any other event in LT history. His idea: a comic con-style event, featuring tournament gaming, open tabletop gaming, video games, cosplay and cosplay contests, photo ops and more. With the collaboratio...

Feel sick? Stay home

Feel sick? Stay home

Camilla Breen and Grace DeKoker

February 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Every high school student has faced the plight of debating to stay home when ill, or tough it out with cold medicine and head to school. While many stressed students decide to show up anyways, the fact of the matter is that going to school while sick isn’t beneficial to anyone. During flu season...

Josie Dunne’s ‘Old School’ densely depicts dating

Josie Dunne’s ‘Old School’ densely depicts dating

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

February 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

LT alumnus Josie Dunne’s first single, “Old School,” seems destined for the pop airwaves. With a pleasant—yet surprising—combination of upbeat piano, pulsing trumpets and a somewhat electronic bass beat, the song flows together perfectly. This isn’t Dunne’s first rodeo. At 21 years old, she has had...

Philadelphia Eagles bring vision to students

Philadelphia Eagles bring vision to students

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

February 3, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Many LT students will watch to the Super Bowl this Sunday with a new pair of eyes as a result of LT alumnus Jake Elliott ‘13 playing for the Philadelphia Eagles. For 70 students from both NC and SC, it won’t just be Elliott on the field changing their view of the game: their physical ability to watc...

Speech team prepares for regional competition

Speech team prepares for regional competition

Greta Markey, Managing Editor of Print Content

February 2, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Parents, friends teammates and interested community members gathered on Jan. 31 in the SC PAC from 6:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m. to support the LT Speech Team in its regional performance entitled “Connect.” Twelve speech team members participated in performing 14 different events ranging from humorous...

Grading the Nikola Mirotic Trade

Grading the Nikola Mirotic Trade

Luke Lusson and Grant Campbell, Sports Editor, News Editor

February 1, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

After trade talks between the Chicago Bulls and New Orleans Pelicans came to halt on Tuesday, the two sides finally agreed on a deal today. Chicago will send Nikola Mirotic and a 2018 second round pick in exchange for Omer Asik, Tony Allen, Jameer Nelson and a 2018 first-round pick that is top five protect...

Super Bowl LII

Super Bowl LII

Grant Campbell and Luke Lusson, News Editor, Sports Editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Super Bowl LII information: Sunday, February 4th 5:30 p.m. Can be found on NBC Played in U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN Campbell's Super Bowl LII prediction: Every second of my life, I think about how much I hate the New England Patriots.  The infamous relationship between QB T...

Artificial selection in the media

Artificial selection in the media

Greg Smith, Assistant Opinions Editor

January 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

It’s no secret that news media have great influence over what we hear and believe. The flow of information between people is something that is nearly impossible to control in the age of the internet. But the puzzling thing is that certain pieces of news are selected for coverage by the mainstream media,...

Signs of democracy: Women’s March to the Polls

Signs of democracy: Women’s March to the Polls

Greta Markey, Managing Editor of Print Content

January 26, 2018


Filed under Online Photo Galleries, Opinion, Top Stories

Photos by Camilla Breen, Lars Lonnroth, Greta Markey and Isabel Tuisl Last year, when I went to the first Women’s March on Jan. 21, 2017, I knew that it was the start of something big. Never before in my life had I seen so many people come together and stand up for a few common causes: l...

Athletic training offers aid to students

Camilla Breen, Assistant Photo Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Three times a week, student athletic trainers student athletes with injuries that may occur during practices. The dedicated student trainers work two seasons per year and work with any athlete that might need assistance. Throughout the year, trainers become close, create lasting friendships and impact...

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