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(Pictured from left to right) Cooper King ‘23, Graham Smith ‘23, James Georgelos ‘23, Danny Pasko ‘23, and Head Coach Jon Beutjer lock arms as they approach midfield for the coin toss before their first round matchup against Naperville Central (Klos/LION).

Varsity football concludes memorable season

Matthew Klos and George Ross November 22, 2022

The 2022 LT football season was unlike any other fans have experienced in the last decade. With the quarterfinal loss, LT finished 9-3, all three losses coming from playing against three of the final four...

Cover of the new Midnights album (photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

Taylor Swift releases ‘Midnights’

Julia Ludden, Elin O'Brien, and Katie Garrity November 21, 2022

Taylor Swift released her new album “Midnights” on Oct. 21 at midnight. The original album features 13 songs about 13 sleepless nights; she gradually revealed track titles leading up to the release...

LION Newspaper staff poses with Best in Show certificate at the National High School Journalism Convention (photo courtesy of Kirsten Manthei).

LION and Menagerie place nationally at journalism conference

Reagan Pohl, Photo Editor November 18, 2022

Earlier this month, ten LION students attended the Fall National High School Journalism Convention, held from Nov. 10-13 at the Grand Marriott in St. Louis, Mo. The event has been sponsored by both the...

Cross-country girls top 7 smile after 3 mile race (Lestina/LION).

Boys and girls cross country runs in state meet

Katie Garrity November 11, 2022

After strong performances all-season long in boys and girls cross country, both teams took seventh at the IHSA State Meet on Nov. 5. Although both teams feel they could’ve done better overall, the intense...

Display of Italian cuisine from Piccolo Buco (Klos/LION).

Piccolo Buco opens in Oak Brook

George Ross and Matthew Klos November 10, 2022

Piccolo Buco is a relatively new Italian restaurant that specializes in wood fired pizza and wine. The restaurant is inspired by the Piccolo Buco restaurant set in Rome but brought to Oak Brook by the...

Fall signing day occurs

Scarlett Lestina, Managing November 10, 2022

The first of three signing days this school year took place on Nov. 9 in the Vaughan gym at 7 a.m. with a new student athlete rotating in to sign their National Letter of Intent (NLI) approximately every...

German exchange students sightsee in Chicago on Oct. 19.
(photo courtesy of Ellie Fekrat ‘24).

LT welcomes German exchange students

Ellie Moran, Reporter November 4, 2022

LT’s German exchange program returned this year on Oct. 8, when 15 German students arrived in Chicago and were introduced to their host families. The program, which has been running for over 15 years,...

LION Unsolved: The Familial Homicide of the Hendricks

LION Unsolved: The Familial Homicide of the Hendricks

Jeanne Mardegan and Maddie Gee October 31, 2022

Welcome back to LION Unsolved, the Lion's very own true crime podcast hosted by juniors Maddie Gee and Jeanne Mardegan.  In this mini-series podcast, we will discuss crime cases in the Illinois area....

Avery Jasinski ‘24 in Vaughan Gym donating blood on Thursday, Oct. 6. (Cummings/LION)

NC hosts blood drive

Jaclyn Cummings, Reporter October 20, 2022

On Oct. 6, LT hosted its first blood drive of the school year. Running from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the NC Vaughan Gyms, around 43 volunteers gave blood to Versiti, resulting in 40 blood products that can...

Golf team just before competing in the regional match (Photo courtesy of Addison Watanabe ‘24)

Girls golf finishes out strong, competitive season

Sadie Ruppert, Reporter October 18, 2022

The girls golf team has a shorter season than many other fall sports, but that didn’t stop them from working hard to accomplish their goals this season, Addison Watanabe ‘24 said. Watanabe was the...

Movie poster for Halloween Ends [2022] (photo courtesy of IMDB.com).

A Review of Halloween Ends (2022)

Julia Alvarado, Freelance Writer October 17, 2022
[This review may contain spoilers]
Improv showcase poster (photo courtesy of LT Theatre Board).

LT holds 14th annual improv show

Lillian Davis, Reporter October 12, 2022

Every year, LT Theater Board puts together an improv showcase in the Performing Arts Center at SC. This year's show was held on Sept. 29, Sept. 30, and Oct. 1.  The improv show included two teams that...

Pearl (2022) movie poster

“Pearl” movie review

Nina Ivancevic, Reporter October 11, 2022

Out of all the horror movies I’ve watched, “Pearl” has to have the most symbolic yet discomforting plot I’ve seen. Ti West, the director, gives us a prequel to his earlier movie “X,” a horror...

 “Portugal. The Man” performs at the Rise Stage at Riot Fest, 2022  (Huffman/LION).

Riot Fest returns for 2022

Mckinley Huffman, Reporter October 6, 2022

Last summer, I first heard that one of my favorite bands, My Chemical Romance (MCR), was going to be headlining at Riot Fest, and I knew right away that I wanted to go. A year later, after seeing the full...

Conan Gray performing Astronomy at Sept. 28 show in Chicago (Mardegan/LION).

Conan Gray takes on Chicago

Jeanne Mardegan, News Editor, Website Editor October 6, 2022

After seeing singer Conan Gray on his world tour in March of this year, I knew it was a show I’d want to see again. A natural performer who started on YouTube in 2013, Gray released his first extended...

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