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Tentative teacher contract reached

Tentative teacher contract reached

Grace DeKoker, Editor-in-Chief

December 13, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

As of the Nov. 19 Board of Education meeting, negotiations for a new contract for LT teaching staff were still in progress. There have been two closed meetings since then, where both the School Board as well as the Lyons Township Education Association had their negotiating parties present and discussion...

2018 GRAMMY’s nominations

2018 GRAMMY’s nominations

December 13, 2018


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The 2018 GRAMMY nominations are out for the Feb. 10, 61st GRAMMY Awards, and I’m here to recap the nominees of the most popular categories for you. General Field: Record Of The Year - God’s Plan/Drake, Shallow/Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, All The Stars/Kendrick Lamar & SZA, Rockstar/P...

The Aragon Ballroom parties with Carti

The Aragon Ballroom parties with Carti

Xavier McDonald, Freelance Reporter

December 13, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

On a snowy night in Uptown, Chicago, Playboi Carti made a quick stop to The Aragon Ballroom on Nov. 15 that left the audience joyful but bruised from the insane mosh pits and inexpensive tickets, costing only $35. The concert was the sixth stop of 22 dates of his current Neon Tour, in which he is trav...

Play ‘Lend Me A Tenor’ takes LT stage

Play ‘Lend Me A Tenor’ takes LT stage

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

December 11, 2018


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The LT Theatre department presented Ken Ludwig’s “Lend Me A Tenor” on the weekend of Dec. 9. The humorous play tells the story of a big shot Italian singer who suddenly can not perform at an engagement in Cleveland, forcing the other characters to try to fix the situation. “Every scene, bac...

NHI gives the gift of inspiration this holiday season

NHI gives the gift of inspiration this holiday season

Travis Morales, Freelance Writer

December 10, 2018


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The sight of juicy steak and chicken fajitas combined with sweet churros is only a sliver of what Noche Navideña—or Christmas Night in English—offered on Dec. 7. For the second year in a row, LT students, faculty and the National Hispanic Institute (NHI) club came together to truly learn about the...

The 1975’s “A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships” review

The 1975’s “A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships” review

Camilla Breen and Isabel Tuisl

December 5, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Reviews, Top Stories

Listening party (Isabel): On Nov. 30, the official release date of The 1975’s “A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships,” listening parties occured in places all over the nation. Chicago’s party took place at 7pm. at Shuga Records (1272 N Milwaukee Ave in Wicker Park). When my friend and I en...

Energetic performance by Josie Dunne gets crowd on its feet

Energetic performance by Josie Dunne gets crowd on its feet

Isabel Tuisl, Social Media Manager/Website co-editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Reviews, Top Stories

Josie Dunne ‘15 captivated her audience at her hometown show on Nov. 20 with her positive and energetic presence as she jumped around the stage all night, along with her family and friends who came out to support her. Approaching the venue, Park West, I could already tell it was sort of a strang...

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) institutes new scholarship program

Harper Hill, News co-editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under News, Print Issues, Top Stories

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) recently instituted the Chancellor’s Fellows Program in hopes that free tuition will encourage high-achieving, low-income Illinois residents to stay in state for their college education. “The state of Illinois has, over the past number of years, been...

Teachers sit in on November Board of Education meeting

December 3, 2018


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At the beginning of a new school year, students can expect to see new faces, new teachers and new classes. LT faculty expected something new at the start of this school year as well- to ratify their new contract for this and upcoming school years. The previous contract-- which lays out logistics such...

Pilar’s Playlist edition 9

Pilar’s Playlist edition 9

Pilar Valdes, Art Director

December 2, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Pilar's Playlist, Top Stories

I have spent a LOT of time indoors these past few weeks. For starters, I don’t know if you guys have noticed, but it’s cold outside. Then mother nature handed us some beautiful snow, and Dr. Kilrea handed us a snow day. I like being outside, especially in the winter because I think snow is the most b...

Mumford and Sons find new sound with recent album “Delta”

Mumford and Sons find new sound with recent album “Delta”

Georgia Dougherty, Pulse co-editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

The first record I ever got was Mumford and Sons’ “Sigh No More” album. I can very easily say that their new album, “Delta,” will be on my Christmas list. “Delta” is the band’s third consecutive number one album in the U.S., topping the Billboard 200; however, it strays from their usual...

Streetlight Manifesto brings ska, community to Chicago

Streetlight Manifesto brings ska, community to Chicago

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

November 25, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

The moment Streetlight Manifesto strutted on the stage at the Riviera on Nov. 17, the crowd erupted into euphoria. But beyond the initial ecstasy that occurs at every concert, the moment the band played its first note, it went from euphoria to bedlam—in a good way. When the band played the first notes of “E...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Grace DeKoker, Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Here at the LION Newspaper, we have so much to be grateful for. Our amazing advisors, a supportive administration, and of course, our diligent staff and co-workers. From our little family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving.

Pilar’s playlists edition 7

Pilar’s playlists edition 7

Pilar Valdes, Art Director

November 19, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Pilar's Playlist, Top Stories

Hello, my loyal readers! (Hey Mom.) After a brief summer and half of first semester hiatus, I am back and better than ever. I’m pretty much the same. I feel like I need to get to know you guys a little better, or really you need to get to know me better. So, a little bit about me: I’m the youngest...

Jon Bellion’s new album impresses with variety

Isabel Tuisl, Website/Social Media co-editor

November 18, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

Jon Bellion, an American singer, songwriter, rapper and record producer released his album “Glory Sound Prep” on Nov. 9. Two and a half years after the release of his first studio album, “The Human Condition,” Jon released his new album to his already acquired audience as a result of his hit...

Newly formed band, Boygenius, sells out Thalia Hall Nov. 12, 13

Newly formed band, Boygenius, sells out Thalia Hall Nov. 12, 13

Grace Kulat, Reporter/Photographer

November 17, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Reviews, Top Stories

The entire audience was silent as Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus stood on the edge of the Thalia Hall stage performing their final song for the night “Ketchum, ID,” acoustically. The audience was captivated by their soothing voices and beautiful guitar chords. The venue was quiet but as t...

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