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Gymnastics starts season off strong with first win

The team takes home first at Hinsdale South

Brittany Grosser-Basile, News Editor

December 5, 2014

The two-time defending state champion girls gymnastics team is back in season. Three members of the champion team remain, and are joined by many new underclassmen. “Since our team is so different from last year, we have to view this upcoming season as a blank slate and avoid comparing it to past...

LT Archives

LT Archives

Clare Mikulski, Managing Editor of Online Content

December 4, 2014

Buildings change over time. People have memories, but when they leave with those memoires, it’s easy to forget what existed before changes were made. All over the school, ceilings are dropped, molding is changed and the original NC building from 1888 recedes behind decades of construction projects....

Alum opens education center in Ghana

Alum opens education center in Ghana

Britanny Grosser-Basile, News Editor

December 2, 2014

After her post-graduation trip to Ghana in 2011, Rebecca Kuntz ‘11 realized her passion for volunteering, and has since opened the Light for Children Educational Center for the Ghanaian town of Atonsu on Oct. 9 and started a nonprofit organization called The Treasured Ones. "The Center has creat...

NHI Celebración

NHI Celebración

MelRose Buckler, Copy Editor

December 2, 2014

To celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of individuals throughout the year, 23 LTHS National Hispanic Institute (NHI) club members traveled to Dallas, Texas, on Nov. 13-16 to attend the 12th annual NHI Celebración. “My favorite part of the trip was getting to see all of the people from acros...

Rauner plans change in education policy

Bruce Rauner celebrates his election as governor of Illinois on election night Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 at the Hilton Chicago. (Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune/MCT)

Will Most, Opinions Editor

December 1, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Photo Credit: Burr Ridge Patch

Britanny Grosser-Basile, News Editor

October 20, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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