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Marie Newman beats incumbent in Democratic primary

Marie Newman speaks at event with Gloria Steinem

Olivia Janik, Editor in chief

March 21, 2020

Marie Newman beat incumbent Dan Lipinski in the Democratic primary for the Illinois 3rd district congressional race by less than three percent of the vote, according to Vox. Newman, a progressive Democrat, first challenged Lipinski in the 2018 primary and lost by around two percent. “It didn’t ...

Coronavirus affects LT, United States

Coronavirus particles

Charlotte McLaughlin and Quinn Riordan

March 19, 2020

LT is currently closed from March 16 until April 7 due to the growing spread of the coronavirus. Instead of sitting in class with their teachers, students now sit on their laptops and partake in e-learning at home. It is a complete shift of the average school day and students have to adjust to a new routine...

Free food service available for students

Brown bag and apple (Behringer-Crawford Museum)

Diane Makovic, Co-Editor In Chief

March 17, 2020

In an effort to address concerns regarding students who need breakfast and/or lunch during the e-learning period, LT is providing a free food service starting Wednesday, March 18 for all LT students. This curbside “Grab-and-Go” service will run this week (Wednesday, March 18 through Friday, March...

School moves to e-learning as concerns over COVID-19 increase

School moves to e-learning as concerns over COVID-19 increase

Olivia Janik, Editor In Chief

March 13, 2020

After canceling all after school activities and athletics on Thursday, March 12, the LT administration has announced that the school will switch to e-learning until April 6 in order to slow down the spread of COVID-19, more commonly known as the coronavirus, Dr. Brian Waterman said in an announcemen...

School announces new grading system

School announces new grading system

Claire Williams, Copy Editor

March 2, 2020

Starting the fall of 2020, LT is planning to implement a new grading system designed to address the inconsistency and inequity of the current grading system, Principal Brian Waterman said. The new system will be on an A-F scale that does not use averages, and an A will represent proficient. While teacher te...

Winter Guard squad wins state title

Kaila Baker '20 preforms her solo routine at the Illinois Drill Team Association state finals on Feb. 15 (photo courtesy of Baker). Her dance routine placed second at the competition.

Max Dike, reporter

February 28, 2020

LT’s Winter Guard competed in the Illinois Drill Team Association state finals on Feb. 15 and won the state championship for the Tall Flags category of the meet in the AAA Division. This is the first state championship Winter Guard has won in the program’s history. “The highlight was definitely...

Tryfecta Nugget Review

Tryfecta Nugget Review

Tommy Layden, Quinn Riordan, and Lizzie Patel

February 24, 2020 Restaurants reviewed in order of favorite to least favorite: Popeye's Chick-fil-a Wendy's McDonald's White Castle Burger King

5 different culture restaurants (Buzzfeed Quiz)

5 different culture restaurants (Buzzfeed Quiz)

Kate Ferrell, Assistant Web Editor

February 21, 2020

Love traveling or food? Take our Buzzfeed quiz! Cida Thai Located South of LaGrange road, Cida Thai is a great place if you are craving some quick but delicious Thai food. Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, you can not only enjoy Thai noodle bow...

Linda‌ ‌Thomas‌ ‌obituary‌

Para education, Linda Thomas (LT photos).

Kate Ferrell, Assistant Web Editor

February 18, 2020

At 69 years old, Linda Thomas, para educator and member of the alternative school program, died on Dec. 7, 2019. With both of her kids graduating from LT, as well as being president of the paraprofessional leader organization for two years and a supervisor for the LT corral, Thomas was a valued member of...

Relive All-school Assembly 2020

Relive All-school Assembly 2020

Isabella Sorice, Social Media/ Photography Editor

February 12, 2020

Relive some of the best moments from the 2020 All-school through this photo gallery compiled by LION. Enjoy!

The Meanings and Perceptions of Beauty

The Meanings and Perceptions of Beauty

Nina Shearrill and Kaitlyn Joyner

February 3, 2020

Enjoy staffers Nina Shearrill and Kaitlyn Joyner interview other LT students about the meaning of "beauty" and what it looks like to them. The answers may surprise you.

Administration combats achievement gaps

Robert Sullivan and Alfonso Fernandez

January 31, 2020

Each year, a report card is released for all public schools in Illinois providing a snapshot of the schools’ demographics, academic performance and other programs and activities. LT’s report card reveals a wide achievement gap that the administration has strived to address with the pursuit of a fully...

All-School Assembly marks 20th anniversary of festivities, games

All-School Assembly marks 20th anniversary of festivities, games

Anna McCormick, News Co-Editor

January 31, 2020

The 20th Annual All-school Assembly began on Jan. 24. with Student Council Vice-President and co-host of the assembly James King ‘21 dressed as Ariel and the rest of the student council members decked out in Disney themed onesies and costumes. This year’s assembly consisted of a mix between new ...

Three robotics teams qualify for state

Margaret Hall '21 and Emma Burns '21 collaborate to build a robot (Schultz/LION).

Robert Sullivan, reporter

January 31, 2020

Wins at the Rich East High School and Huntley High School Vex Tournaments propelled three of LT’s Robotics teams towards the Illinois State Championship in March. The teams’ successes can be attributed to students’ high attitudes and ingenuity, sponsor Blake Sauders said. “Watching the kids grow an...

Four Guys and Pie, episode 3: Everything Debatable

Four Guys and Pie, episode 3: Everything Debatable

Nina Shearrill, Multimedia Editor

January 27, 2020

Four LION staffers battle head to head over cats v.s. dogs, the inclusivity of feminism, and "Where's Waldo" as host Nina Shearrill and guest judge Bill Wesley decide the fate of the teams. Watch this fun filled episode that breaks the routinely serious mold that is signature to "Four Guys and P...

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