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LT prepares for mock election

LT prepares for mock election

Maggie Kahn, Reporter

October 19, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

On Oct. 23 in both NC and SC cafeterias, LT students will be eligible to participate in a mock election in which votes will determine the state governor, the lieutenant governor and attorney general. “It’s a nice educational opportunity that promotes the actual election,” Global Studies Division...

“Tootsie” previews success on Broadway

“Tootsie” previews success on Broadway

Liz Gremer, Reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

The newest adaptation of “Tootsie” hit the Cadillac Palace Theater in Chicago stage on Sept. 11, and has been applauded for its modern take on the 1982 movie. Although the story adjusts some aspects to match the times, the story remains the same: a struggling actor disguises himself as a woman in...

Twenty One Pilots returns with another attention-grabbing album

Twenty One Pilots returns with another attention-grabbing album

Isabella Sorice, Photographer/reporter

October 16, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

Twenty One Pilots (TOP) came out with their fifth album, “Trench,” on Oct. 5, three years since their last album “Blurryface.” The band’s classic sound is well represented throughout the album, with dark lyrics and a combination of electronic and rock styles, making it a must-listen for fa...

Peppy Primary Returns

Peppy Primary Returns

Diane Makovic, Copy editor

October 14, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

The Peppy Primary Poms event occured on Friday, Oct. 5 at 5 p.m. Poms hosts the event for girls ages 7 to 11 to introduce them to LT athletics and also serves as a fundraiser for the team, Varsity Poms Coach Brittany Knickelbein said. “It is about getting kids involved in the LT poms program, introducing kids to ...

LT Students, Staff react to SC lockdown

LT Students, Staff react to SC lockdown

Taylor Schmitt and Lars Lonnroth

October 6, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Via Sznewajs had her earbuds in on her way to second period last Thursday when she noticed other students running into classrooms. Upon removing her earbud, she heard the alarm sounding throughout the halls of upper C—it was a hard lockdown coming from the school’s new BluePoint system. She ran ...

Fashion show raises awareness

Fashion show raises awareness

Olivia Janik, Reporter

October 5, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

The National Hispanic Institute and fashion classes partnered up to raise awareness for domestic violence through a fashion show. Falling for Fashion took place on Sept. 30 in the Reber Center at North Campus to raise money for Constance Morris House, a local domestic violence shelter. “It just...

Rupi Kaur’s first Chicago show makes massive impression

Rupi Kaur’s first Chicago show makes massive impression

Isabel Tuisl, Website/Social Media co-editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under Articles, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Chicago has been awaiting the arrival of 25-year-old poet Rupi Kaur for years, with her first release of the NYT’s Bestseller milk & honey in 2014. In January when she announced her the sun and her flowers tour for her second book that debuted Oct. 3, 2017, I frantically searched for Chicago a...

Improv show turns ten

Improv show turns ten

Taylor Schmitt, Website/ Social Media co-editor

September 29, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

So ____ You’ll ____ X: Fill in the ____ performs Thursday Sept. 27, Friday Sept. 28 and Saturday Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. with an additional show at 3:30 p.m. on Friday Sept. 28 in the SC PAC. The show celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, with a cast of 25. “It’s a blast to be in,” Mike Kuehl, t...

Church hosts annual rummage sale

Church hosts annual rummage sale

Anna McCormick, Reporter

September 28, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

The First Methodist Church of LaGrange located at 100 W. Cossitt Avenue is hosting their 10th annual “Attic Rummage Sale.” On Sept. 28 the sale will be going on from 5-8 pm with a 20% mark-up. On Sept. 29 from 5-8pm only regular pricing is available. On Sept. 30 the sale will be going on from...

Student lobbies on Capitol Hill

Student lobbies on Capitol Hill

Nicole Klein, Reporter

September 28, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Over the summer, David Kopp ‘20 went to Washington D.C. to advocate for more funding for eye research through the organization Prevent Blindness. “I wanted to make a difference and help get money for people all around the country who are struggling with different types of vision diseases,” Kop...

SC safe after hard lockdown

SC safe after hard lockdown

Grace DeKoker, Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Following the events of Sept. 26, much of the student body is curious, concerned and confused about what occurred at SC that prompted a hard lockdown, as well as why NC then went on lockdown as well. LION has already covered the installation of BluePoint system, and there is speculation that the installation...

Student council makes major changes to homecoming dance

Mia Bonfiglio, Reporter

September 19, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Student Council is making changes to this year’s homecoming dance in attempts to fund a bigger production by increasing school spirit and upperclassman participation. The new changes will include an increase in ticket price, from $15 to $20, creative spirit day themes, more decorations to go al...

LT offers new Mock Trial club

LT offers new Mock Trial club

Claire Williams, Freelance Reporter

September 18, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Katie Materick ‘19 stood on the podium of a San Francisco courtroom, mind whirling and heart racing. She had been called as a witness to testify against an accused attempted murderer. Across from her, the defense fired off difficult, text-dependent questions, eager to prove her an unreliable wi...

New security in place for new school year

New security in place for new school year

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

September 11, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Over the summer, the LT administration took a series of steps to help bolster school security during a time where gun violence is increasingly discussed in schools across the nation. “In all the unfortunate shootings that we have had in schools, the one thing that we’ve learned is that the quicker...

On school safety, LT Save Club promotes alternative to gun control

On school safety, LT Save Club promotes alternative to gun control

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

August 29, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Only hours after holding its first ever meeting Aug. 28 at the NC Cafeteria, two members of the new LT Save Promise Club gathered for a forum at the La Grange Park Public Library to tell the local affiliate of the Moms Demand Action advocacy group about what it is like living as a student in an atmosphere...

LT Football honors seniors, plays Sandburg

LT Football honors seniors, plays Sandburg

Travis Morales, Freelance Reporter

August 27, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

LT opened the season with a disappointing loss to the Carl Sandburg Eagles, 24-13 at Bennett Field Aug. 24. LT had chances to pull away from Sandburg early, but penalties and mental mistakes were too much to overcome. Before the game, LT honored their senior players and families with a special pregame...

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