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LT alumnus wins Super Bowl, inspires charity

LT alumnus wins Super Bowl, inspires charity

Isabel Tuisl, Reporter

March 2, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Jake Elliott’s football career isn’t the only thing taking off lately. Along with Elliott’s Super Bowl win as the kicker for the Philadelphia Eagles, his T-shirt sales through LT and involvement with The Eagles Eye Foundation have raised money and awareness for causes in the community. All of the...

LT protest presses for gun control in walkout

LT protest presses for gun control in walkout

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

February 23, 2018


Filed under News, Online Photo Galleries, Top Stories

Students at SC walked out of class on Feb. 21 in order to call for gun control measures in the wake of the murder of 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Students at NC did the same on Feb. 22. “We as students have a moral obligation to ensure that future g...

LT admin investigates reported threat

LT admin investigates reported threat

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Students at SC informed the LT administration on Feb. 21 of a potential threat regarding the school’s safety, Principal Brian Waterman said. The administration investigated the reports, but found them to be meritless. Waterman informed parents of the reports on Feb. 21 through an email. He made a g...

Legacy Guild prepares for rockin’ evening

Legacy Guild prepares for rockin’ evening

Georgia Dougherty, Business Manager

February 20, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

On Saturday Feb. 24 at Fitzgerald’s Nightclub in Berwyn, The Legacy Guild is hosting the Big Spring Event 2018. The event features the Midwest’s most renowned cover band, Mike & Joe, who will be rocking the main stage at Fitzgerald’s from 7 p.m. to midnight. Prices of tickets as of Feb 1 a...

NC hit with power problems

NC hit with power problems

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

February 20, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

When teachers and students arrived at NC Tuesday, they were greeted by a campus that looked somewhat reminiscent of a horror movie. In the main building, one of the three power transformers had a blown fuse which hindered computer use, internet access and lighting capabilities. “We definitely needed...

LT loses OT thriller in “Blackout” game

LT loses OT thriller in “Blackout” game

Luke Lusson, Sports Editor

February 17, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Sports, Top Stories

Friday’s annual boys basketball “Blackout” game had more storylines coming in than usual. The return of Super Bowl champion Jake Elliott ‘13, the half-court shot attempt to win a car and the Decade of Darkness theme for the game had all of the LT community filled with anticipation. However, ...

Principal Waterman offers reflection on recent events

Principal Waterman offers reflection on recent events

Brandt Siegfried, Online Editor

February 15, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

At the beginning of third period, LT Principal Brian Waterman offered a reflection on the recent school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The text is available on the LT website and in today's District 204 email blast. The Pulse section of the March 2 issue of LION will highlight issues surrounding school shootings and safety at LT. Dear LT Families, Today, many of us are reflecting on the role...

Do It For Dominic to hold annual fundraiser

Do It For Dominic to hold annual fundraiser

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

February 15, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

The Do it for Dominic Hero Fund’s annual event at the MAX McCook is taking place this Friday, marking the end of the organization’s main fundraising season. The fund commemorates La Grange Park resident Dominic Cairo, a student at Ogden Elementary school who died of cancer in 2011 when he was 8 years old...

Lovin’ the love

Lovin’ the love

Grace DeKoker, Copy Editor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Pulse, Top Stories

St. Valentine’s Day may be one of the most commercialized holidays in our culture. Characterized by bouquets of roses, heart-shaped boxes of chocolate and red and pink everything, it essentially monopolizes the month of February. Similar to other commercialized holidays, the glitz and glam can oft...

NBA trade-deadline analysis

NBA trade-deadline analysis

Luke Lusson and Grant Campbell, Sports Editor, News Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Lakers receive:  Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye, first-round pick Cavaliers receive:  Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Lusson's grades: Cavaliers:  B Lakers:  A- I truly believe that this deal helped out both teams. I liked it from the Lakers standpoint not because of getting Thomas,...

All-School Assembly postponed due to inclement weather

All-School Assembly postponed due to inclement weather

Harper Hill and Lars Lonnroth, Reporter and Assistant News Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

The day before LT’s All-School Assembly was poised to take place, NC Associate Principal Kevin Brown went over the intercom Feb. 8 to deliver a message to students: the assembly has been postponed. The provider of bus services for LT, First Student, notified the school that—due to expected adver...

Level Up: Lyon Con Shines in Debut

Level Up: Lyon Con Shines in Debut

Travis Morales, Freelance Reporter

February 8, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

In the Spring of 2017 Bill Allan, advisor for LTTV, pitched an idea that would set itself apart from any other event in LT history. His idea: a comic con-style event, featuring tournament gaming, open tabletop gaming, video games, cosplay and cosplay contests, photo ops and more. With the collaboratio...

Feel sick? Stay home

Feel sick? Stay home

Camilla Breen and Grace DeKoker

February 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Every high school student has faced the plight of debating to stay home when ill, or tough it out with cold medicine and head to school. While many stressed students decide to show up anyways, the fact of the matter is that going to school while sick isn’t beneficial to anyone. During flu season...

Josie Dunne’s ‘Old School’ densely depicts dating

Josie Dunne’s ‘Old School’ densely depicts dating

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

February 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

LT alumnus Josie Dunne’s first single, “Old School,” seems destined for the pop airwaves. With a pleasant—yet surprising—combination of upbeat piano, pulsing trumpets and a somewhat electronic bass beat, the song flows together perfectly. This isn’t Dunne’s first rodeo. At 21 years old, she has had...

Philadelphia Eagles bring vision to students

Philadelphia Eagles bring vision to students

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

February 3, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Many LT students will watch to the Super Bowl this Sunday with a new pair of eyes as a result of LT alumnus Jake Elliott ‘13 playing for the Philadelphia Eagles. For 70 students from both NC and SC, it won’t just be Elliott on the field changing their view of the game: their physical ability to watc...

Speech team prepares for regional competition

Speech team prepares for regional competition

Greta Markey, Managing Editor of Print Content

February 2, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Parents, friends teammates and interested community members gathered on Jan. 31 in the SC PAC from 6:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m. to support the LT Speech Team in its regional performance entitled “Connect.” Twelve speech team members participated in performing 14 different events ranging from humorous...

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