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Mr. LT packs Reber Center for local charity

Mr. LT packs Reber Center for local charity

Camilla Breen, Assistant Photo Editor

April 9, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Online Photo Galleries, Top Stories

Mr. LT was started in 2014 to raise money for charity. This year on April 7, 15 students competed in the pageant and the proceeds went to Healing Hearts for Ashley. Photos were taken by Camilla Breen.

March for Our Lives

March for Our Lives

Camilla Breen, Grace DeKoker, and Mary Devine

April 5, 2018


Filed under News, Online Photo Galleries, Top Stories

The March for Our Lives occurred across the United States on March 24. Lion staff members Camilla Breen, Grace DeKoker and Mary Devine documented the events in Chicago and San Diego. The following photo gallery highlights key moments from the march.

Candidates declare victory in local races

Candidates declare victory in local races

Brandt Siegfried, Online Editor

April 4, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Illinois voters, including a number of LT students, went to the polls on March 20 to select candidates to represent their parties in the Nov. 6 general election. This fall, voters will select the winners of the governorship, other statewide offices, representatives for Illinois’ 18 congressional districts...

March Madness Sweet 16 Preview

March Madness Sweet 16 Preview

Luke Lusson, Mikaela Larson, and Grant Campbell

March 22, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

The first week of March Madness sure didn’t lack any drama. Historic upsets and crazy buzzer beaters were only a few highlights of all that transpired in the first two rounds. With the Sweet 16 now set, take a look at how Luke Lusson, Mikaela Larson and Grant Campbell are answering the following qu...

Students walk out in protest, respect for lives lost

Students walk out in protest, respect for lives lost

Spiro Kass, Editor-in-Chief

March 14, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

At 10 a.m. sharp on March 14, hundreds of LT NC and SC students respectfully exited their third period classrooms and walked outside of each campus in unity to participate in the National School Walkout. The demonstration was made to support student safety and honor those who have died from gun violence...

Ultimate guide to March Madness 2018

Ultimate guide to March Madness 2018

Mikaela Larson and Luke Lusson

March 14, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s March. And March means March Madness. Need some help filling out your bracket? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. These six categories below are designed to give you everything you need to know when it comes to your brackets. From early round upsets to national champi...

LION Bracket Challenge

LION Bracket Challenge

March 12, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

March Madness is the most wonderful time of the year! Do you consider yourself sports savvy? Do you love basketball? Do you want to be featured in the grid? There is a one in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 chance that you'll have a perfect bracket, so why not test your luck? Click HERE to enter our LION sponsored bracket challenge!...

Waterman: Student dies in ‘tragic accident’

Waterman: Student dies in ‘tragic accident’

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

March 6, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

LT student Hayden Miles ‘21 was killed Monday evening in what LT Principal Brian Waterman called a “tragic accident,” according to a Tuesday morning email to school staff. At around 7:50 p.m. Monday evening, police were called to the pedestrian crossing west of Central Avenue in Western Spr...

Holstering gun violence at school

Holstering gun violence at school

Brandt Siegfried and Maddy Cohen

March 2, 2018


Filed under Pulse, Top Stories

Maddy would never touch a gun; Brandt enjoys spending an hour at the range. We have dramatically opposed positions on gun control, but in this honest reflection on the role of guns in America, we have created an essay about guns and safety. There is common ground on the gun issue, and, after thought...

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...

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