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Rauner plans change in education policy

Rauner plans change in education policy

Will Most, Opinions Editor

December 1, 2014


Filed under News, Top Stories

On Nov. 4, Republican Bruce Rauner assumed the position of governor-elect, beating out incumbent Pat Quinn for the position, receiving 50 percent of the popular vote over Quinn’s 46. For many LT students, Rauner represents the first Republican governor to hold office during their elementary and high ...

LT graduate releases rap mixtape

LT graduate releases rap mixtape

Michael Grace, Multimedia Editor

October 23, 2014


Filed under Pulse, Top Stories

With the recent release of his debut rap mixtape “Mid-Summer Dream,” LT grad Dione Goree ’14 has stepped out onto the local music scene. The mixtape features five songs which Goree produced over a period of four months, starting at the end of his senior year at LT. Goree had released a numbe...

In memoriam: Jack Kunkle, 1996-2014

In memoriam: Jack Kunkle, 1996-2014

Gillian Dunlop, Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2014


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Jack Kunkle ‘14 lost his second battle with brain cancer on Sept. 18, having first been diagnosed with the disease as a sixth grader in 2008. As a student, Jack was known for his humor, kindness and above all else, being crowned as the first ever Mr. LT. “To me Jack wasn’t someone many people knew...

Librarian plans innovative makerspace

Librarian plans innovative makerspace

October 23, 2014


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Students in the lower level of the NC library on Sept. 16 crowded around a 3D printer that was slowly sculpting a miniature “tardis,” which is a time machine in the popular television show “Doctor Who.” While they watched, they asked a representative from the Brookfield Public Library questions...

Staff Editorial: Teaching Democracy

October 21, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Top Stories

It doesn’t take a political science major to realize that the contemporary form of democracy in the United States hasn’t exactly maintained the grandeur it began with. It’s hard to miss the obvious signs of stagnation within our government: almost daily updates on the trials of fraudulent officials,...

Wilson Sentenced

Wilson Sentenced

Britanny Grosser-Basile, News Editor

October 20, 2014


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John Wilson Jr., the man convicted of Kelli O’Laughlin’s murder, armed robbery and home invasion that occurred on Oct. 27, 2011, received a 160-year sentence at Bridgeview Courthouse on Oct. 10. “Mr. O’Laughlin and I are so happy that this is over,” mother Brenda O’Laughlin said in an...

Scottish movement for independence fails

Scottish movement for independence fails

Ceili Doyle, Assistant News Editor

October 17, 2014


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The atmosphere throughout the university grounds of Scotland’s University of St. Andrews was laced with anticipation of change that would surely result from a win for either side of the vote for Scottish independence. On Sept. 18, Scottish citizens 18 and older took to the polls in a landmark vote...

Antique Taco Review

Antique Taco Review

Lidia Breen, Pulse Editor

October 16, 2014


Filed under Pulse, Top Stories

When first confronted with the idea of an “antique taco,” one’s mind can’t help but wander to images of disgusting, moldy tacos from the mid-1800’s. This could not be further from the truth. In reality, the Wicker Park taco joint, Antique Taco, 1360 N Milwaukee Ave, is a colorful atmosphere...

Mr. Freeze performs for GEMS

Mr. Freeze performs for GEMS

Amy Lacny, Photo Editor

October 2, 2014


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Fermilab’s Mr. Freeze entertained audience members on Wed. Oct. 1, in a liquid nitrogen cryogenics show held in the South Campus PAC. The show, hosted by LT’s Girls in Engineering, Mathematics and Science (GEMS), had an audience ranging from wide-eyed elementary school students to elderly communit...

Lyons Places Second in PepsiCo Showdown

Lidia Breen, Pulse Editor

September 29, 2014


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

Although number three seeded LT (13-4) held a lead for much of the game, they couldn’t hold on versus a tough number one seeded Morton (14-1-2) side, and fell 3-2 in the final of the PepsiCo Showdown at DePaul on Sunday in penalty kicks. “I felt really bad for our guys,” Head Coach Paul Labbato...

Football Kicks off

Football Kicks off

Joe Okkema, News Editor

September 16, 2014


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Learning from last year’s defensive shortcomings, the Lions football team took the opportunity afforded by the offseason to institute a new defensive package, switching from a four-man to a three-man front that will utilize five linebackers instead of three. Combined with a thoroughly experienced lineup,...

LT Rugby Players Tour Europe

LT Rugby Players Tour Europe

Garrett Ariana, Reporter

September 15, 2014


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

As a result of their hard work and skill, some elite members of the West Suburban Bulls Rugby were selected to go on tour to England and Wales for 15 days this summer to play against cream of the crop competition. None of the players were just put on the team simply based on their history. There was...

Local Bands Rock Out, Crush at Battle of the Bands

Local Bands Rock Out, Crush at Battle of the Bands

Garrett Ariana, Reporter

September 15, 2014


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As Christian Naval ‘15 closed his set for the Illinois Battle of the Bands, jamming on the guitar to “Sweet Home Chicago” by Rob Johnson with his senior band, Far-Sighted, a feeling of gratification swept over him. Far-Sighted finished second in the statewide competition while another LT band,...

Former LT Basketball Star Transfers to IU

Former LT Basketball Star Transfers to IU

Michael Grace, Multimedia Editor

September 11, 2014


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

As Nick Zeisloft ‘11 stepped onto the court in Montreal, Canada, on August 13, 2014, wearing the ever so famous Indiana crimson and cream uniform, he knew that he made the right decision. Zeisloft has recently transferred from the Missouri Valley Conference’s Illinois State (ISU) to Indiana University...

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