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‘Jesus Is King’ listening session review

'Jesus Is King' listening session review

John Hepp, Reporter

October 3, 2019

I was able to attend a listening session that Kanye West held for his upcoming album, “Jesus is King,” at the historic Auditorium Theatre in downtown Chicago on Sept. 28. There was very little publicity for the event, with it only being announced on Kim Kardashian’s Instagram the night before. I...

Parents express concerns regarding air conditioning at LT

Parents express concerns regarding  air conditioning at LT

Claire Williams, Kate Ferrell, and Sophia Schultz

September 30, 2019

After connecting through a Facebook post, roughly 15 parents attended a school board meeting on Sept. 16 to address concerns about the lack of air conditioning at LT. “I think there’s strength in numbers,” father to future LT students, who wished to remain anonymous, said. “When more people...

Artist of the Month: September

Paige Darling, Assistant Multimedia Editor

September 20, 2019

In order to highlight LT’s own artistic community, LION has decided to choose a creator every month, one who works in various forms in the art world. We hope to showcase traditional art mediums, like drawings and paintings, along with more modern forms such as photography, short films, music and po...

Nine ACE members resign

Members of ACE participate in last year’s All School Assembly (Breen/LION).

Diane Makovic, Co-Editor In Chief

September 20, 2019

The Athletes Committed to Excellence (ACE) group at LT is smaller than normal this year, sponsor Bradley Anderson said. Only 10 members remain including two seniors and eight juniors after nine members resigned. “As much as it was sad for me, I thought that was an incredibly mature response beca...

School implements new violent incident procedure

In this photo illustration, LION recreates a barricade similar to those practiced in the ALICE drill (Voytovich/LION).

Olivia Janik, Co-Editor In Chief

September 20, 2019

On Tuesday, Aug. 27, Zach Patrick ‘20 felt a rush of adrenaline when North Campus associate principal Kevin Brown’s voice rang over the announcement system during second period. Even though he knew it was a drill, Patrick told himself, “It’s go time” and rushed into action, barricading the door...

LT student hikes Africa’s tallest mountain

Morkin and the group pass an elevation of 15,000 feet and start their hike on day five (Grace Morkin).

Anna McCormick, Co-News Editor

September 20, 2019

For seven days, Grace Morkin ‘20 woke up above the clouds. Through the youth travel organization Rustic Pathways, Morkin had the opportunity to hike not only a mountain, but Africa’s tallest mountain and the world’s tallest freestanding volcano, Mount Kilimanjaro. “One of the most memorable t...

Seniors run business passed down by alum

Salvatore Melilli ‘20 and Jimmy DiLoreto ‘20 relax on a break from lawn mowing and raking grass at one of their work sites. Griffin Gresge ‘20, the third company owner, is not pictured (Voytovich/LION)

Tessa Voytovich, Co-News Editor

September 20, 2019

Jimmy DiLoreto ‘20 pulls up to a house in Western Springs and cuts the engine on his black Toyota Tacoma. The Lynyrd Skynyrd playing through the radio stops and Salvatore Mellili ‘20 climbs out of the passenger seat. Griffin Gresge ‘20 follows behind, pulling the two lawn mowers out of the bed of t...

Beautifully Incorporated promotes body-positivity

Beautifully Incorporated promotes body-positivity

Quinn Riordan, Reporter and Photographer

September 18, 2019

At the beginning of summer, four newly graduated LT students started a campaign about body-positivity and self-confidence. Using social media and photography they have conveyed these messages to spread positive feelings. Project starter and Indiana University freshman Lauren Scriba ‘19 has worked to cr...

Tyler The Creator, made his second stop on his tour at the Credit Union One Arena in Chicago

Tyler The Creator, made his second stop on his tour at the Credit Union One Arena in Chicago

Alfonso Fernandez, Reporter

September 18, 2019

“IGOR” is a new, daunting character in Tyler’s career. It is a vivid chronological album about the toxicity of love and relationships and presents listeners with new, soulful sounds with a twist of modern ones as well. This was all prevalent on his Sept. 4 performance. At 7 p.m the concert started...

Post Malone does it again

Post Malone does it again

Tommy Layden, Co-Sports Editor

September 12, 2019

Whether you are working out, studying late at night, or just wanting to have good time, “Hollywood’s Bleeding” has something that you can blast on repeat. The new Post Malone album is yet another addition the artist’s growing collection of successful studio releases. Post already has two certifie...

Welcome back

Welcome back

Olivia Janik and Diane Makovic

August 20, 2019

Dear LT students, staff, parents and members of the community,   The 2019-2020 school year has begun, and with it, here at LION Newspaper we are starting our coverage of school and community news. While our first print issue does not come out until Sept. 20, LION is dedicated to updating ...

English teacher pursues passion

A photoshoot the band recently had (courtesy of Karen Rettig).

Isabel Tuisl, Social Media Manager/Website co-editor

May 15, 2019

Tom Stukel, an English teacher at LT for the past 14 years, is also the drummer of The Jam Alker Band. Jamie “Jam” Alker formed the band after becoming sober after a decade of abusing drugs. He [eventually] found his way back to his guitar and began to spin his experiences into stories told through...

eSports finishes second in NIU competition

eSports finishes second in NIU competition

Dani Almase, Reporter

May 10, 2019

The long battle in the championship match on May 4 saw the LT eSports team emerge as the second best eSports team in Illinois behind Naperville North. The tournament marked the club’s first in-person competition, traveling to the NIU eSports Arena that recently opened this month in Naperville. “It...

Theatre Board performs ‘Tens by Teens’

Elaine Tracy '19, Chris O'Neill '19, and Hannah Race '22 perform in

Nicole Klein, Reporter

May 6, 2019

On May 1, 2 and 3, LT students performed "Tens by Teens" in the Performing Arts Center at SC. The show consisted of 10 plays each running around 10 minutes that were written, directed and performed by students. “This is why I became a teacher,” Lawrence Keller, the show’s producer, said. "...

Students give grants, learn about philanthropy

Parents make their own burritos during the YC2 graduation ceremony (Lonnroth/LION).

Lars Lonnroth, Managing editor of Breaking News/Multimedia Content

May 6, 2019

From December to March, students from both LT and Nazareth Academy gathered every other week at the Plymouth Place retirement home’s first floor classroom with a goal: determining how they, as students, can work to improve their community. As part of the brand-new Youth Community Changemaker (YC2) progr...

Congressman visits the new Investment Club

Congressman Dan Lipinski (D-Western Springs) speaks to the new LT investment club about a variety of topics (Lonnroth/LION).

Lars Lonnroth, Managing editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

April 24, 2019

Despite being less than a year old, LT’s new Investment Club recently received a high-profile visitor at an after-school meeting in SC room C210. On April 18, United States Congressman Dan Lipinski (D-Western Springs) spoke to members of the LT Investment Club about the many financial issues fac...

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