LION Newspaper

Welcome back

Welcome back

Olivia Janik and Diane Makovic

August 20, 2019

Dear LT students, staff, parents and members of the community,   The 2019-2020 school year has begun, and with it, here at LION Newspaper we are starting our coverage of school and community news. While our first print issue does not come out until Sept. 20, LION is dedicated to updating ...

English teacher pursues passion

English teacher pursues passion

Isabel Tuisl, Social Media Manager/Website co-editor

May 15, 2019

Tom Stukel, an English teacher at LT for the past 14 years, is also the drummer of The Jam Alker Band. Jamie “Jam” Alker formed the band after becoming sober after a decade of abusing drugs. He [eventually] found his way back to his guitar and began to spin his experiences into stories told through...

eSports finishes second in NIU competition

eSports finishes second in NIU competition

Dani Almase, Reporter

May 10, 2019

The long battle in the championship match on May 4 saw the LT eSports team emerge as the second best eSports team in Illinois behind Naperville North. The tournament marked the club’s first in-person competition, traveling to the NIU eSports Arena that recently opened this month in Naperville. “It...

Theatre Board performs ‘Tens by Teens’

Theatre Board performs ‘Tens by Teens’

Nicole Klein, Reporter

May 6, 2019

On May 1, 2 and 3, LT students performed "Tens by Teens" in the Performing Arts Center at SC. The show consisted of 10 plays each running around 10 minutes that were written, directed and performed by students. “This is why I became a teacher,” Lawrence Keller, the show’s producer, said. "...

Students give grants, learn about philanthropy

Students give grants, learn about philanthropy

Lars Lonnroth, Managing editor of Breaking News/Multimedia Content

May 6, 2019

From December to March, students from both LT and Nazareth Academy gathered every other week at the Plymouth Place retirement home’s first floor classroom with a goal: determining how they, as students, can work to improve their community. As part of the brand-new Youth Community Changemaker (YC2) progr...

Congressman visits the new Investment Club

Congressman visits the new Investment Club

Lars Lonnroth, Managing editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

April 24, 2019

Despite being less than a year old, LT’s new Investment Club recently received a high-profile visitor at an after-school meeting in SC room C210. On April 18, United States Congressman Dan Lipinski (D-Western Springs) spoke to members of the LT Investment Club about the many financial issues fac...

Olivia O’Brien concert review

Olivia O’Brien concert review

Mia Bonfiglio, Reporter

April 13, 2019

An eager crowd filled the floor of Lincoln Hall on April 4, under the purple lights, as Olivia O’Brien walked out on stage. In a tank top, bomber jacket and biker shorts, she immediately gave off a strong stage presence as she danced around, singing an unreleased song. The venue was small but the ...

David Kopp ’20 recognized by Chicago Blackhawks Hockey team

David Kopp ’20 recognized by Chicago Blackhawks Hockey team

Harper Hill, News co-editor

April 12, 2019

As the Chicago Blackhawks players were preparing to take the ice on Feb. 22 to play the Colorado Avalanche, David Kopp ‘20 entered the United Center Ice Rink and was presented with the Chicago Blackhawks Youth Player of the Month Award. “It was a real honor,” Kopp said. “It was really cool ...

Teacher’s memoir selected for anthology

Mia Bonfiglio, Reporter

April 11, 2019

Nicole Lombardi stood on stage at La Dama, an event hosted by the National Hispanic Institute on March 16 in the Reber Center, to empower women. She read a vulnerable piece of her memoir that tributes her mother. This 1,700 word piece was just one of many personal essays that are shaping Lombardi’s mem...

Do It For Dominic fundraiser helps preserve student’s legacy

Do It For Dominic fundraiser helps preserve student’s legacy

Nina Shearrill, Business Manager

April 8, 2019

The ‘Do It For Dominic’ event has been raising funds and awareness for childhood cancer in the local La Grange and La Grange Park areas since 2008. After the passing of Ogden Avenue second-grader Dominic Cairo in 2011, Ogden Avenue Elementary Student Council and their advisor, Tara Peterson, began ...

LT students immersed in Mexican culture

LT students immersed in Mexican culture

Nicole Klein, Reporter

April 4, 2019

Over Spring Break, 17 LT students and 2 teachers went to Cuernavaca, Mexico. One of the places they visited was the orphanage, “Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos.” Here, the students played sports and talked with many kids. One child in particular had a wonderful singing voice. The students enjoyed see...

Check out our live coverage of Brownstock!

Check out our live coverage of Brownstock!

Isabel Tuisl, Website/Social Media co-editor

March 22, 2019

If your classes aren’t attending Brownstock tomorrow, March 22, the LION's social media is the places to be! I, the Social Media manager of LION, am going to be updating you throughout the periods that Brownstock is occurring— second, third, sixth, seventh, and eighth. I will be tweeting, live stream...

Boys hoops has best playoff run in past 8 years

Boys hoops has best playoff run in past 8 years

Tommy Layden, Assistant Sports editor

March 21, 2019

After a prolific season, LT boys basketball was knocked out of the playoffs in the fourth round after losing to the 12th ranked team in the state, Geneva. They went into the postseason with a 21-8 record and had the longest postseason run in the last eight years. “[Geneva was] 30-1 so they have done a lot...

Daniel Hartman hired as new LT football coach

Daniel Hartman hired as new LT football coach

Diane Makovic, Copy editor

March 20, 2019

LT recently hired former Hinsdale Central varsity football coach Daniel Hartman to replace coach Kurt Weinberg, who announced his retirement earlier this year. Hartman presented his coaching philosophy at a parent-player meeting on March 19 at 6:30 in the NC Reber Center. “There is a fierce rival...

Mavros Festival to showcase theater students

Mavros Festival to showcase theater students

Mia Bonfiglio, Reporter

March 13, 2019

The annual Donna Mavros Student Directed One Act Play Festival will take place this weekend, including two plays, one called After Math directed by Taylor Schmitt ‘19 and the other is Hectate Hill directed by Ellie Burke ‘19. “[Directing] has been a really interesting experience,” Schmitt said....

King of Hearts dance raises money for American Cancer Society

King of Hearts dance raises money for American Cancer Society

Nicole Klein, Reporter

March 7, 2019

After a four year absence, King of Hearts was put on by Relay for Life on March 2. The dance hosted 500 students of all grades and raised $2,000 for the American Cancer Society, Kris Costopoulos assistant principal for the class of 2019, and sponsor for Relay for Life said.   “I wanted to make s...

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