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PART 3: The Unknown Murder of Alan Fredian

PART 3: The Unknown Murder of Alan Fredian

Maddie Gee and Jeanne Mardegan June 27, 2022

Hey Lion Listeners! Co-Hosts Maddie Gee and Jeanne Mardegan wrap up the three-part series on the local murder of Alan Fredian, with the inclusion of more articles that had been lost in the Lion Newspaper...

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Maddie Gee, News Editor, Multimedia Editor May 27, 2022

Student contributes to over $6 million raised for Ukraine

Student contributes to over $6 million raised for Ukraine

Junior video game developer donates work for charity
Maddie Gee, Reporter May 22, 2022

Tye Abbott ’23 has had a passion for computer science and video game development since first playing video games around the age of 5. In the past, he has released two video games of his own, “Lucid:...

The importance of upholding Roe v. Wade

Janessa Mosqueda, News Editor, Multimedia Editor May 20, 2022

On Monday, May 3, I opened Instagram and as I was scrolling through, I noticed various posts regarding a leaked opinion draft from the Supreme Court, published by Politico. This draft, written by Justice...

Wellness logo (photo courtesy of Dara Voy).

Staff encourages wellness

Teachers takes time to celebrate each other, participate in events
Molly Burke, Reporter May 18, 2022

For the second time, the Professional Learning Team (PLT) planned Wellness Week, which was dedicated to celebrating and supporting LT staff members on May 9-13, PLT member Darragh Voy said. This week included...

Spanish teacher Ellen Acuna dips dessert into chocolate fountain on May 5 (Lestina/LION).

Chefs class caters teacher appreciation luncheon

Cuban-themed lunch served at SC, NC
Scarlett Lestina, Copy Editor May 18, 2022

With National Teacher Appreciation Week spanning from May 2-6, the Chefs class hosted their annual luncheon for all LTHS staff, including teachers, student assistants, and administrators. The class of...

Staff mental health declines, support offered

Staff mental health declines, support offered

Teachers, staff work towards new practices
Abraham Morales, News Editor, Multimedia Editor May 17, 2022

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers consistently reported high stress levels, burnout, and mental exhaustion, according to the “We are Teachers” blog. A year of remote and hybrid learning, followed...

Interior of Don Misael Tamales restaurant in Lyons after opening in March (Hepokoski/LION).

Don Misael Tamales offers fresh food, opens in Lyons

Authentic Mexican food now offered for dining in, to-go
Macy Hepokoski, In-Depth Editor May 17, 2022

Don Misael Tamales opened this past March in Lyons and offers a range of authentic Mexican food, including a lunch, dinner, and breakfast menu.  Upon visiting in April, I was greeted by a fairly empty...

Team strategizes together before home game against York on April 7 (Lestina/LION).

Girls water polo trains for state comeback run

Small team builds on success of past performances
Scarlett Lestina, Copy Editor May 16, 2022

Coming back from their first state appearance in 2021 after 13 years, the girls water polo team has an impressive record of 24-2-1 as of April 29.  “Last year was just about establishing we have...

Mental health days are bleak

Grace Moore, Opinions Editor May 16, 2022

You wake up, brush your teeth, go to school, come home from school, go to sleep, wake up, brush your teeth, go to school, come home from school, go to sleep, and again, and again, and one more time, and...

Emily Joseph ‘22 prepares to make play at third base in game against Glenbard West (photo courtesy Anna Bryant).

Girls softball starts season strong with two slaughter-rule victories

Team looks to win conference with experienced lineup of ball players
Brooke Chomko, Sports Editor May 16, 2022

With rainy and cold weather, the beginning of softball season came with a lot of game cancellations due to unplayable field conditions for the team. The frequent cancellations are nothing out of the ordinary...

Taylor Swift surprise releases another re-recorded single

Taylor Swift surprise releases another re-recorded single

Continues to keep her fans wondering what she will do next
Hannah Race, Reporter May 13, 2022

For those of you who may not know, Taylor Swift has been re-recording her past albums and releasing them with “(Taylor’s Version)” on the end of the titles. She is doing this because Big Machine...

Sign for Lorde concert which took place on April 23 at the Chicago Theater (Rauf/LION).

Lorde tours Solar Power, brings intimate, powerful energy to Chicago

Performs at Chicago Theater after four year hiatus
Gabriella Rauf, In-Depth Editor May 12, 2022

Eight months after the release of the album, Lorde began touring for “Solar Power.” She played in Chicago for two nights: Friday, April 22, and Saturday, April 23, at the Chicago Theater.  The...

Science Olympiad competes at state

Science Olympiad competes at state

Virtual competition replaces in-person meet
Scarlett Lestina, Copy Editor May 11, 2022

The Science Olympiad team competed in a virtual state competition with their 15 members on April 23. They placed 17 out of 51 teams. “I was very excited for our students,” sponsor Robert Sherman...

SOUR TOUR projection at the Aragon Ballroom on April 16th (Gee/LION).

Gracie Abrams, Olivia Rodrigo perform in Chicago

Concert creates surreal experience for audience members
Maddie Gee and Cooper Anderson May 4, 2022

Strobe lights shone on the heads of the people in the crowd, the music vibrated through our feet, and hands swayed to the tempo of the song. We could not believe we were seeing an artist, whose songs we...

PART 2: The Unknown Murder of Alan Fredian

PART 2: The Unknown Murder of Alan Fredian

Jeanne Mardegan and Maddie Gee April 29, 2022

You thought you were done with us? Psych! We're back with a spin off episode of the infamous LT murder from the 70s. In this episode, we discuss more details pertaining the case, coming from a retired...

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