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University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) institutes new scholarship program

Harper Hill, News co-editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under News, Print Issues, Top Stories

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) recently instituted the Chancellor’s Fellows Program in hopes that free tuition will encourage high-achieving, low-income Illinois residents to stay in state for their college education. “The state of Illinois has, over the past number of years, been...

Teachers sit in on November Board of Education meeting

December 3, 2018


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At the beginning of a new school year, students can expect to see new faces, new teachers and new classes. LT faculty expected something new at the start of this school year as well- to ratify their new contract for this and upcoming school years. The previous contract-- which lays out logistics such...

Pilar’s Playlist edition 9

Pilar’s Playlist edition 9

Pilar Valdes, Art Director

December 2, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Pilar's Playlist, Top Stories

I have spent a LOT of time indoors these past few weeks. For starters, I don’t know if you guys have noticed, but it’s cold outside. Then mother nature handed us some beautiful snow, and Dr. Kilrea handed us a snow day. I like being outside, especially in the winter because I think snow is the most b...

Mumford and Sons find new sound with recent album “Delta”

Mumford and Sons find new sound with recent album “Delta”

Georgia Dougherty, Pulse co-editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

The first record I ever got was Mumford and Sons’ “Sigh No More” album. I can very easily say that their new album, “Delta,” will be on my Christmas list. “Delta” is the band’s third consecutive number one album in the U.S., topping the Billboard 200; however, it strays from their usual...

Streetlight Manifesto brings ska, community to Chicago

Streetlight Manifesto brings ska, community to Chicago

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

November 25, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

The moment Streetlight Manifesto strutted on the stage at the Riviera on Nov. 17, the crowd erupted into euphoria. But beyond the initial ecstasy that occurs at every concert, the moment the band played its first note, it went from euphoria to bedlam—in a good way. When the band played the first notes of “E...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Grace DeKoker, Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Here at the LION Newspaper, we have so much to be grateful for. Our amazing advisors, a supportive administration, and of course, our diligent staff and co-workers. From our little family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving.

Pilar’s playlists edition 7

Pilar’s playlists edition 7

Pilar Valdes, Art Director

November 19, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Pilar's Playlist, Top Stories

Hello, my loyal readers! (Hey Mom.) After a brief summer and half of first semester hiatus, I am back and better than ever. I’m pretty much the same. I feel like I need to get to know you guys a little better, or really you need to get to know me better. So, a little bit about me: I’m the youngest...

Jon Bellion’s new album impresses with variety

Isabel Tuisl, Website/Social Media co-editor

November 18, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

Jon Bellion, an American singer, songwriter, rapper and record producer released his album “Glory Sound Prep” on Nov. 9. Two and a half years after the release of his first studio album, “The Human Condition,” Jon released his new album to his already acquired audience as a result of his hit...

Newly formed band, Boygenius, sells out Thalia Hall Nov. 12, 13

Newly formed band, Boygenius, sells out Thalia Hall Nov. 12, 13

Grace Kulat, Reporter/Photographer

November 17, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Reviews, Top Stories

The entire audience was silent as Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus stood on the edge of the Thalia Hall stage performing their final song for the night “Ketchum, ID,” acoustically. The audience was captivated by their soothing voices and beautiful guitar chords. The venue was quiet but as t...

Bohemian Rhapsody movie review

Bohemian Rhapsody movie review

Tommy Layden, Reporter

November 14, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

"Bohemian Rhapsody" is a movie about how a group of misfits came together and created music that was far ahead of their time. Strong showings from lead actors Rami Malek and Lucy Boynton, and moving performances from supporting cast members, turned an already entertaining story into a great film. Set i...

LT actors with special needs opens 25th production “The Lion King Jr.”

LT actors with special needs opens 25th production “The Lion King Jr.”

Nina Shearrill, Reporter

November 13, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Twenty five years ago Arlene Rehak started a program for adults who wanted to act, but may not have been able to participate in traditional forms of theatre that are unable to fulfill the needs of the adults. Christine Grohne, her daughter, has helped out behind the scenes in various ways over the y...

Grace Mayer ‘21 manages girls basketball team

Fiona O'Brien, Freelance reporter

November 13, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Could you imagine showing up to basketball practice everyday and going to games every weekend, but not being able to play? While most people would view this as a waste of time, Grace Mayer ‘21 views this as the best way to spend her days. Mayer has Cerebral Palsy but that does not prevent her from...

Super-Sectionals loss ends varsity soccer season

Super-Sectionals loss ends varsity soccer season

Maggie Kahn, Reporter

November 7, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

Although the varsity boys soccer team lost in the Super-Sectionals game, the playoff games leading up to it had a great student turnout with the bleachers packed and LT fans cheering loudly, centerback Ty Williams ‘19 said. “The fans were instrumental in our success in the playoffs,” Williams said. ...

LT Memorial wall in proposal process

LT Memorial wall in proposal process

Liz Gremer, Reporter

November 7, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Based on different primary sources found from different war time periods, plans for a memorial wall to honor LT’s history and connections to various wars, most notably WWI, are in the process of being pitched, wall sponsor Patrick Page said. “When we talk about service, I don’t think it should ...

Substance abuse survey results spark concern at LT

Substance abuse survey results spark concern at LT

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

November 1, 2018


Filed under News, Print Issues, Top Stories

Carrie ‘19 has tried almost all the drugs under the sun. She has vaped. She has smoked marijuana. She has drank alcohol. She has abused prescription drugs. She has even used LSD—once she did it at school. Carrie, who was granted anonymity in order to discuss her experiences, is also enrolled in AP a...

Future Healthcare Professionals visit Northwestern Hospital

Future Healthcare Professionals visit Northwestern Hospital

Grace Kulat, Reporter/Photographer

October 31, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

When teacher Sylvia Tanious first began working at Lyons Township she started a club called Future Healthcare Professionals (FHP) to help introduce and inform students about medical professions. The club has the opportunity to go on many educational field trips. Now 20 students have been given the o...

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