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Boys swim team places fifth at state

Boys swim team places fifth at state

Dani Almase, Reporter

February 28, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Before the state meet on Feb. 22, Ben Lynch ‘19 was thinking about how it would be the last meet of his swim career. For the past 11 years, he has put hard work and dedication into this sport. It was now coming down to this final moment. The state team consisted of five swimmers: Lynch, Michael Wal...

Rock-A-Thon raises money for WTLT, LTTV programs

Rock-A-Thon raises money for WTLT, LTTV programs

Anna McCormick, Reporter

February 25, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

WLTL managers Andy Danbury ‘20 and Paul Kraessig ‘20 were bobbing for apples and garlic sardines in a game known as “face-fishing” during the 88 hour broadcast known as Rock-A-Thon. “I contributed 40 hours of my life, $60 from my wallet and most of my leg hair,” Danbury said. The WL...

Blackout Game brings LT together for game, Josie Dunne Appearance

Blackout Game brings LT together for game, Josie Dunne Appearance

Lars Lonnroth and Tommy Layden

February 25, 2019


Filed under Multimedia, Sports, Top Stories

As the LT pep band “Brass, Wind and Fire” blasted the LT school song, members of the LT student section bobbed their head and clapped along to the beat. A big game was about to begin. For the 11th year in a row, the LT Blackout Game drew countless LT students to the NC fieldhouse—with the LT stu...

District 86 referendum still sparking debate

District 86 referendum still sparking debate

Tessa Voytovich, Reporter

February 20, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Residents of District 86 have been on edge since the referendum in November 2018 failed to pass. The district is waiting for another vote on April 2 to pass a new referendum to renovate and repair both the Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South high school campuses. Because of the high stakes in place, bot...

Pulsera Project readies for fundraiser, learns about culture

Pulsera Project readies for fundraiser, learns about culture

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

February 18, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

For the fifth year a row, the LT Spanish department will sell bracelets and T-shirts March 4-15 to raise money for the Pulsera Project, an organization that provides jobs for disadvantaged artisans in Spanish-speaking nations in Central America. But in addition to raising money for a good cause, the fundraise...

ValenTAN’s Day helps Lurie Children’s Hospital

ValenTAN’s Day helps Lurie Children’s Hospital

Nina Shearrill, Business Manager

February 12, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

As Valentine’s day comes around, many people are focused on planning a date with their significant other, a night out with friends or just staying home watching Netflix. No matter what those plans are, we all find ways to enjoy the holiday of love. LT Teacher Sylvia Tanious is trying to extend that h...

Childhood Nostalgia: New LEGO movie review

Childhood Nostalgia: New LEGO movie review

Dani Almase, Reporter

February 12, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

Editors Note: This is part one of a multi-article series about the most anticipated  children's movie sequels this year that are sure to instill a certain degree of childhood nostalgia. LEGOs are plastic building blocks usually played with by young kids to construct anything their imagination desires....

Esports club competes in playoffs

Esports club competes in playoffs

Georgia Dougherty, Pulse co-editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Although coming to fruition last January, Esports, a competitive video gaming club at LT, is thriving and recently competed at Nationals. “Esports club is a place for students meet and form teams with other students who play the same games as them,” Esports member Erik Westegaard said. “And we are still ...

The All-school Assembly is back

The All-school Assembly is back

Grace Kulat, Photographer/Reporter

February 11, 2019


Filed under Multimedia, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

The lights were out and every single phone flashlight was on while LT students cheered on the Special Olympics basketball team as they entered the Vaughan gym ready to play an eventful game to wrap up the 18th annual All-school Assembly. Most students at LT were looking forward to this year’s All-school...

2019 Oscar nominations

2019 Oscar nominations

Isabel Tuisl, Website/Social Media co-editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Pulse, Top Stories

The 2019 Oscar nominations are out for the Feb. 24, 91st Academy Awards, and once again, I’m here to recap the nominees of the most popular categories for you, honoring movies released in 2018. Performance by an actor in a leading role – Christian Bale in “Vice,” Bradley Cooper in “A Star ...

Hinsdale high schools face possibility of major cuts

Hinsdale high schools face possibility of major cuts

Mary Okkema, News co-editor

February 4, 2019


Filed under Multimedia, Sports, Top Stories

There was little room left in the Hinsdale Central cafeteria on Dec. 3, 2018 when members of the community gathered at the District 86 School Board meeting to advocate against proposed budget cuts. “I think we are thrilled by the support we see here tonight for the things we care about just as much...

Lyon Con day one highlights community’s ‘geek culture,’ despite week’s weather

Lyon Con day one highlights community’s ‘geek culture,’ despite week’s weather

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

February 2, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

For the second year in a row, people of all ages descended on the LT Corral Saturday for the first day of Lyon Con, a weekend of festivities celebrating the community’s so-called “geek culture.” Not only did people play a variety of different games, but some people even came dressed up as their f...

Dangerously cold temperatures brings school closure to second day

Dangerously cold temperatures brings school closure to second day

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

January 30, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

As a result of forecasts projecting that the dangerously cold weather conditions that shuttered operations at government buildings and schools on Wednesday will continue to pound Chicago on Thursday, the LT Administration made the decision Wednesday morning to yet again cancel school for a second day....

Drastic weather conditions result in cancellation of school

Drastic weather conditions result in cancellation of school

Anna McCormick, Reporter

January 29, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Around 12:30 p.m. today, NC Associate Principal Kevin Brown announced school would be closed Jan. 30 due to extreme weather conditions. This is the second “cold day” LT has had in the past 10 years. “It is rare LT cancels school due to cold weather, but these conditions are also extremely ...

Brookfield Zoo opens new rink

Brookfield Zoo opens new rink

Dani Almase, Reporter

January 29, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

When Erin Purcell ‘20 heard that Brookfield Zoo was opening up a new rink made of ‘glice’ instead of regular ice, she knew she would have to experience it herself. She has always loved skating, and this rink was something she could not miss out on. “The new rink was very different and cool,” Pur...

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