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Mia Gales ‘20 creates Facebook page, keeps seniors connected

Facebook logo (courtesy of creative commons).

Brianna Fonseca, reporter

May 7, 2020

From “Tiger King” memes to e-learning jokes to senior college decisions, Mia Gales’ ‘20 Facebook page has given seniors an opportunity to stay connected during the COVID-19 stay-at-home order. As more postings go up on the Facebook wall, seniors are communicating through light-hearted jokes a...

Student council raises over $5000 for COVID-19 relief

Different types of popcorn that were available for purchase that raised money for COVID-19 relief (courtesy of ltactivites instagram)

Claire Williams, reporter

April 28, 2020

Student council recently partnered with Double Good Fundraising to do a gourmet popcorn fundraiser, with 50% of proceeds going towards COVID-19 relief. The fundraiser lasted from April 15 at 5 p.m. through April 19 at 5 p.m. During this time, they sold more than $12,000 worth of popcorn and were able ...

Virtual Mr. LT

Mr. LT on YouTube (courtesy of LTTV YouTube).

Sophia Schultz, reporter

April 24, 2020

LT’s annual male pageant, Mr. LT, has been moved to an online platform due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This week-long virtual event on LTTV’s YouTube page began on Monday, April 20 at 7 p.m. with contestant introductions. “Since its inception, Mr. LT has been a lighthearted, fun event desig...

IHSA cancels spring state tournaments

IHSA logo courtesy of

Diane Makovic, Co-Editor-In-Chief

April 22, 2020

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) released an official statement cancelling all spring state tournaments after a video conference call on Tuesday, April 21.  "We support the decision by Governor Pritzker and the Illinois State Board of Education, and given the logistics, we simply felt we c...

“SNL” brings laughs in first home edition of show

Colin Jost tells a joke about Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Olivia Janik, Co-Editor in Chief

April 21, 2020

Social distancing and stay-at-home orders have caused so much in our lives to change in the past month. But even in this time of turmoil, we still need to let go of our stress and laugh. That is why I was overjoyed when I heard that “Saturday Night Live” was coming back to put on an episode filme...

What Netflix series should you watch (BuzzFeed Quiz)?

What Netflix series should you watch (BuzzFeed Quiz)?

Diane Makovic and Nicole Klein

April 20, 2020

Since we’re all currently self-quarantining, there’s nothing better to do after a day of e-learning than binge watch a new Netflix show. Take the LION’s latest BuzzFeed quiz to find out what series you should watch next. Even though we can’t watch TV in the same room as our friends, we can s...

Equality—that’s literally all we’re asking for

Equality—that's literally all we're asking for

Maggie Kahn, Sports Co-Editor

April 15, 2020

While trapped in quarantine, my two best guy friends and I were Facetiming when we stumbled upon a very emotional, heated topic: feminism.  I wouldn’t describe myself as an extreme liberal when it comes to my political views, but the stigma this term carries makes my blood boil.  When I aske...

Girls water polo continues to develop skills despite conditions

LT girls water polo  (Riordan/LION).

Lillie George, reporter

April 15, 2020

Without a pool to train in or her teammates to count on, Abby Guerra ‘21, along with many other LT girls water polo players, persists through the disappointment of a season suspension and the isolation of quarantine by getting into an at-home workout routine. Guerra and her coaches hope this will k...

My new normal

To do list (courtesy of creative commons).

Liz Gremer and Isabella Sorice

April 13, 2020

If you’ve been keeping up to date with our website, you would have seen that a lot of people are offering up their mindset and feelings about coronavirus. I have to say, I agree with everything my peers have said. From the importance of keeping distance to the sadness surrounding the cancellations...

New app available for LION newspaper readers

The Source app promotional photo (courtesy of SNO).

Nicole Klein, website editor

April 8, 2020

The app allows readers to subscribe to the LION newspaper and receive notifications when stories are posted online so you can stay up to date on all the latest news. Readers can save articles for future reading and comment on stories, as well as subscribe to specific content--such as opinion writing--...

Senior assassin postponed

Senior assassin postponed

Anna McCormick, News Co-Editor

April 8, 2020

Though Senior Assassin is currently postponed, Henry Stenner ‘20 is taking this time off to improve his game play methods and anticipates an arrival back to school where he can utilize his skills in hopes of winning the Senior Assassin title.  “I’m most looking forward to continuing my assassin journey ...

Girls lacrosse in limbo

Elise Husemann '20 and teammate play against Wheaten-Warrenville South (courtesy of Husemann).

Max Dike, reporter

April 6, 2020

Despite just being in her first year at LT, Amanda Hahn ‘23 was thrilled for her first season on the varsity girls lacrosse team and looked forward to bringing a fun, positive energy to the team, she said. “I love playing lacrosse,” Hahn said. “I have the most fun playing when everyone ar...

Virtual spirit week created in the midst of a pandemic

Virtual Spirit Week (courtesy of lthswaterman Instagram).

Charlotte McLaughlin, reporter

April 3, 2020

During an unprecedented time of great disconnect, LT decided to create its own online spirit week for the week of March 30. The daily themes were Moshpit Monday, Tag Tuesday, Wash Your Hands Wednesday, Throwing Thursday, and Film Friday, according to the @lthswaterman Instagram page. “School spirit...

Local restaurants to order from during COVID-19 Stay-at-Home order (Buzzfeed quiz)

Breakfast made into a smiley face (courtesy of Health Beat).

Diane Makovic and Nicole Klein

April 3, 2020

Now more than ever, local businesses need our support to stay open. Carrying out or buying gift cards are a great way to help. Below is a list of four local LaGrange and Western Springs area restaurants that have delivery, carryout or curbside pickup during Illinois’ Stay-at-Home order. Take our B...

Boys volleyball stays active

Right-side hitter Miki Dubak ‘20 jumps for the spike against Leyden High School in the NC fieldhouse on May 2, 2019.

Maggie Kahn, Sports Editor

March 31, 2020

Just as the boys volleyball team finished making final cuts during tryout week, LT cancelled all after school activities and eventually school as a whole until April 8, tentatively. With this unexpected disruption to the start of the season, head varsity coach Brad Skendzel hopes to keep the boys in shape...

Freestyle relay ream places first at state

Jack Thorell '20, Bryson Breitenbucher ‘20, Michael Schoneman ‘21, and Jack Wanless ‘22 with their medal.

Lizzie Patel, reporter

March 26, 2020

The student section cheered with excitement as Jack Thorell ‘20 passed St. Charles High School’s relay team to finish in first place in the 200 yard Freestyle Relay at the state meet at Evanston High School on Feb. 29. The team, consisting of Thorell, Bryson Breitenbucher ‘20, Michael Schoneman ‘21, a...

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