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LT students tie ribbons, commemorating child’s battle with cancer

LT students tie ribbons, commemorating child’s battle with cancer

Sarah Grier, Assistant Pulse Editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

Blue ribbons line the streets in Hinsdale and Western Springs to commemorate the life of 10-year-old Brooks Tonn who passed away on Dec. 1, 2017. Tonn was diagnosed with nasal cancer on Dec. 27, 2016 that eventually spread to his spine. Ellie Durkin ‘18, family friend of the Tonn’s, gathered a group...

Fantasy Football: Week 13 Start or Sit

Fantasy Football: Week 13 Start or Sit

Luke Lusson and Grant Campbell, Sports Editor and News Editor

December 2, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Tyreek Hill (Chiefs at Jets Sunday noon): Don’t overthink this one. Although Hill has not found the end zone since Week 9, the fact of the matter is that he’s one of the most explosive players in the league that has the potential to go for a boatload of points each week. The Jets have been a favora...

LT alumnus betters Ghanaian community

LT alumnus betters Ghanaian community

Pilar Valdes, Assistant Pulse Editor

December 1, 2017


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Less than 24 hours after graduating from LT, Rebecca Kuntz ‘11 was on a plane to Ghana, Africa, to volunteer with Light for Children, a nonprofit organization based in Ghana that focuses on education, orphan prevention and health for children. Throughout her tenure at LT, Kuntz was involved in LTTV...

Beverage tax canned

Grace DeKoker, Copy Editor

December 1, 2017


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The Board of Cook County Commissioners reached a decision regarding the highly contested tax on all sweetened beverages on Oct. 10. After months of pressure from their constituents, the commissioners took a vote which would repeal the beverage tax, Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison (R- Palos Park) ...

Dunn, relays shine in girls swimming 6th place state finish

Dunn, relays shine in girls swimming 6th place state finish

Hayden Claesson, Reporter

November 26, 2017


Filed under Articles, Sports, Top Stories

ACME printing may have a great business opportunity at the LT South Campus pool to update the record boards because of the new records that have been set at the state meet on Nov. 17-18. This year the girls set records in seven different events. The team finished 6th overall in the entire state of...

Canadian turned South Korean says Korean tensions overblown

Canadian turned South Korean says Korean tensions overblown

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

November 22, 2017


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On the Korean Peninsula, Greg Ory lives in South Korea’s second largest city, Busan. After moving to South Korea due to the increased economic opportunities that were not available in his native Canada, he has established himself as a teacher and amateur author in South Korea. With the world’s...

Set it down

Set it down

Grace DeKoker, Copy Editor

November 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

The weekend of Nov. 3-5 was Operation Snowball’s Fall Retreat, which coincided with Kairos as well. I attended OSB as a staff member for the first time, and I cannot emphasize how impactful and incredible my weekend was. I was both anxious and excited to lead on Snowball for the first time; we all...

Fantasy Football: Week 11 Start or Sit

Fantasy Football: Week 11 Start or Sit

Luke Lusson and Grant Campbell, Sports and News Editors

November 16, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports, Top Stories

Melvin Gordon (Bills at Chargers Sunday 3:05 p.m.): Gordon is coming off of a disappointing Week 10, only putting up 9 fantasy points. This is likely attributed to his backup RB Austin Ekeler scoring all TDs for the Chargers’ RB’s. If Gordon is going to bounce back from this disappointing perfor...

Poetry returns to stage for second year in a row

Poetry returns to stage for second year in a row

Taylor Schmitt, Reporter

November 14, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusives, Top Stories

The LTHS Theatre Board will present "Got Poetry? Volume II" in the Reber Center at NC on Nov. 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. Over 40 poems will be performed by the cast of just eight actors, who interpreted and staged the entire show themselves, with the aid of Director Ann Dudek. "Poetry is difficult, be...

Fantasy Football: Week 10 Start or Sit

Fantasy Football: Week 10 Start or Sit

Luke Lusson and Grant Campbell

November 11, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

With Week 10 of the NFL season approaching, there's no room for lineup mistakes in fantasy football leagues. Take a look at who we are saying to start and to bench in our first ever edition of Start or Sit. Cam Newton (Dolphins at Panthers Monday 7:30 p.m.): At home during primetime against an exploitab...

Western Springs removes water fountains

Western Springs removes water fountains

Diane Makovic, Freelance Reporter

November 9, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusives, Top Stories

The decision to remove the fountains instead of simply shutting them down was easy for Western Springs Park Board President Chris Dallavo. “Once we found that the elevated lead levels were there, there was no issue that they had to be shut down,” Dallavo said. “I found no benefit to having a...

Lyons fall to Curie

Lyons fall to Curie

Luke Lusson, Sports Editor

October 29, 2017


Filed under Articles, Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

The 18th seeded Curie Condors came into Saturday’s first round playoff matchup with a trick up their sleeve. Rather than sending the ball deep on the opening kickoff, the Condors risked giving LT solid field position and surprised the Lions with an onside kick. The risk paid off for the Condors, who...

Concussion research progresses

Concussion research progresses

Mikaela Larson, Sports Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Michigan Stadium is the biggest arena in the country. Nicknamed “The Big House” it rarely goes silent. But when a head-to-head collision left Matthew Harris ‘13 unresponsive on Oct. 10, 2015 at the Northwestern vs. Michigan football game near the end of the third quarter, the stadium might as well ha...

Ed Sheeran dazzles crowd at Allstate Arena

Ed Sheeran dazzles crowd at Allstate Arena

Georgia Dougherty, Business Manager

September 26, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusives, Top Stories

One might think that one man and a guitar would not be enough to entertain the entirety of the Allstate Arena. If that is the case, this person has not seen Ed Sheeran perform live. Sheeran’s concert consists of him, his guitar, and a loop, which allows him to repeat recorded sounds with a pedal to ...

From Bennett Field to NFL

From Bennett Field to NFL

Mikaela Larson, Sports Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Sept. 17 was a day to be remembered forever as Jake Elliott ‘13 stepped onto the field in Arrowhead Stadium against the Kansas City Chiefs and made his NFL debut for the Philadelphia Eagles. He went two-for-three on field goals, knocking one in from 40 yards out, and two-for-two on extra points. If...

In memoriam: Tony Burkes, 1997-2017

In memoriam: Tony Burkes, 1997-2017

Greta Markey, Managing Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

LT students and faculty joined together on Sept. 1, 2017, by wearing blue to honor the memory of transition student Albert “Tony” Burkes ‘15. Burkes’ death, which occurred on the night of Aug. 24, came as a shock to many LT community members. As an M.V.P. of the LT Special Olympics Basketball team ...

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