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Olivia O’Brien concert review

Olivia O’Brien concert review

Mia Bonfiglio, Reporter

April 13, 2019

An eager crowd filled the floor of Lincoln Hall on April 4, under the purple lights, as Olivia O’Brien walked out on stage. In a tank top, bomber jacket and biker shorts, she immediately gave off a strong stage presence as she danced around, singing an unreleased song. The venue was small but the ...

David Kopp ’20 recognized by Chicago Blackhawks Hockey team

David Kopp '20 was awarded the Youth Player of the Month plaque by the Chicago Blackhawks on the Ice of the United Center Feb. 22. (Photos provided by Keeve)

Harper Hill, News co-editor

April 12, 2019

As the Chicago Blackhawks players were preparing to take the ice on Feb. 22 to play the Colorado Avalanche, David Kopp ‘20 entered the United Center Ice Rink and was presented with the Chicago Blackhawks Youth Player of the Month Award. “It was a real honor,” Kopp said. “It was really cool ...

Teacher’s memoir selected for anthology

Mia Bonfiglio, Reporter

April 11, 2019

Nicole Lombardi stood on stage at La Dama, an event hosted by the National Hispanic Institute on March 16 in the Reber Center, to empower women. She read a vulnerable piece of her memoir that tributes her mother. This 1,700 word piece was just one of many personal essays that are shaping Lombardi’s mem...

Do It For Dominic fundraiser helps preserve student’s legacy

Do It For Dominic fundraiser helps preserve student's legacy

Nina Shearrill, Business Manager

April 8, 2019

The ‘Do It For Dominic’ event has been raising funds and awareness for childhood cancer in the local La Grange and La Grange Park areas since 2008. After the passing of Ogden Avenue second-grader Dominic Cairo in 2011, Ogden Avenue Elementary Student Council and their advisor, Tara Peterson, began ...

LT students immersed in Mexican culture

LT students tour Taxco, the silver capital of the world (Klein/LION).

Nicole Klein, Reporter

April 4, 2019

Over Spring Break, 17 LT students and 2 teachers went to Cuernavaca, Mexico. One of the places they visited was the orphanage, “Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos.” Here, the students played sports and talked with many kids. One child in particular had a wonderful singing voice. The students enjoyed see...

Check out our live coverage of Brownstock!

LT students jam together at Brownstock 2016. Brownstock will only run during periods 2,3, 6, 7 and 8 this year (File photo/LION).

Isabel Tuisl, Website/Social Media co-editor

March 22, 2019

If your classes aren’t attending Brownstock tomorrow, March 22, the LION's social media is the places to be! I, the Social Media manager of LION, am going to be updating you throughout the periods that Brownstock is occurring— second, third, sixth, seventh, and eighth. I will be tweeting, live stream...

Boys hoops has best playoff run in past 8 years

Tyrese Shines '19 makes a play during the Blackout game (LION).

Tommy Layden, Assistant Sports editor

March 21, 2019

After a prolific season, LT boys basketball was knocked out of the playoffs in the fourth round after losing to the 12th ranked team in the state, Geneva. They went into the postseason with a 21-8 record and had the longest postseason run in the last eight years. “[Geneva was] 30-1 so they have done a lot...

Daniel Hartman hired as new LT football coach

Jack Denning '19 and JJ Dutton '19 prepare on sideline prior to game against Carl Sandburg High School. On Tuesday, LT students and community members had the chance to meet the new LT Football coach, Dan Hartman (Sorice/LION).

Diane Makovic, Copy editor

March 20, 2019

LT recently hired former Hinsdale Central varsity football coach Daniel Hartman to replace coach Kurt Weinberg, who announced his retirement earlier this year. Hartman presented his coaching philosophy at a parent-player meeting on March 19 at 6:30 in the NC Reber Center. “There is a fierce rival...

Mavros Festival to showcase theater students

Ellie Burke '19 gives her actors notes after a run as they rehearse for 
 the Mavros festival (Schmitt/LION).

Mia Bonfiglio, Reporter

March 13, 2019

The annual Donna Mavros Student Directed One Act Play Festival will take place this weekend, including two plays, one called After Math directed by Taylor Schmitt ‘19 and the other is Hectate Hill directed by Ellie Burke ‘19. “[Directing] has been a really interesting experience,” Schmitt said....

King of Hearts dance raises money for American Cancer Society

Jack Riordan and Jimmy Riordan join Joe Manio to announce the return of King of Hearts Dance (Breen/LION).

Nicole Klein, Reporter

March 7, 2019

After a four year absence, King of Hearts was put on by Relay for Life on March 2. The dance hosted 500 students of all grades and raised $2,000 for the American Cancer Society, Kris Costopoulos assistant principal for the class of 2019, and sponsor for Relay for Life said.   “I wanted to make s...

Brownstock returns under new management

LT students jam together at Brownstock 2016. Brownstock will only run during periods 2,3, 6, 7 and 8 this year (File photo/LION).

Mary Okkema, Co-news editor

March 1, 2019

Despite the rumors over the past few months, Brownstock XIX is occurring on March 22. Students and faculty have stepped up to keep this tradition going by volunteering and pitching ideas on how to continue it. “There are events that students love, and then there are also events, like Brownstock...

Boys swim team places fifth at state

Members of the LT relay celebrate after placing first in state. (Photo courtesy of Donetelli)

Dani Almase, Reporter

February 28, 2019

Before the state meet on Feb. 22, Ben Lynch ‘19 was thinking about how it would be the last meet of his swim career. For the past 11 years, he has put hard work and dedication into this sport. It was now coming down to this final moment. The state team consisted of five swimmers: Lynch, Michael Wal...

Rock-A-Thon raises money for WTLT, LTTV programs

Desa Bolger works on Andy Danbury's eyes in preparation for the Rock-a-thon drag race competition.  (Lonnroth/LION)

Anna McCormick, Reporter

February 25, 2019

WLTL managers Andy Danbury ‘20 and Paul Kraessig ‘20 were bobbing for apples and garlic sardines in a game known as “face-fishing” during the 88 hour broadcast known as Rock-A-Thon. “I contributed 40 hours of my life, $60 from my wallet and most of my leg hair,” Danbury said. The WL...

Blackout Game brings LT together for game, Josie Dunne Appearance

Tyrese Shines '19 makes a play during the Blackout game (LION).

Lars Lonnroth and Tommy Layden

February 25, 2019

As the LT pep band “Brass, Wind and Fire” blasted the LT school song, members of the LT student section bobbed their head and clapped along to the beat. A big game was about to begin. For the 11th year in a row, the LT Blackout Game drew countless LT students to the NC fieldhouse—with the LT stu...

District 86 referendum still sparking debate

The facade of Hinsdale Central High School. The school, along with the other school in the Hinsdale high school district—Hinsdale South—may have to make cuts to athletic and extracurricular programs if a referendum isn't passed in April. (Voytovich/LION)

Tessa Voytovich, Reporter

February 20, 2019

Residents of District 86 have been on edge since the referendum in November 2018 failed to pass. The district is waiting for another vote on April 2 to pass a new referendum to renovate and repair both the Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South high school campuses. Because of the high stakes in place, bot...

Pulsera Project readies for fundraiser, learns about culture

LT Teacher Lisa Plichta teaches her 8th period spanish class. She also helps organize the yearly Pulsera Project. (Lonnroth/LION)

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

February 18, 2019

For the fifth year a row, the LT Spanish department will sell bracelets and T-shirts March 4-15 to raise money for the Pulsera Project, an organization that provides jobs for disadvantaged artisans in Spanish-speaking nations in Central America. But in addition to raising money for a good cause, the fundraise...

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