The benefits of learning a new language

Written by Adriana Watson, Editorial Editor
March 22
Filed under Lifestyle

As inductions to honors societies for foreign languages are coming up at LTHS, I find it suitable to talk a bit about the benefits of learning a foreign language. The majority of high school students choose to simply take their two required years of a foreign language and move on. Continuing a langu...

Flu virus prevention

Written by Jennie Alexandros, Staff Writer
January 19
Filed under Lifestyle

Getting sick seems almost impossible as teenagers. Whether it’s a cold or the chickenpox, we will catch something and spread it throughout the entire school and beyond that. Nonetheless, getting sick is can be preventable. All it requires is a bit of hygiene and precautions. Number one, you should alwa...

Safety in school

Written by Emily London, Staff Writer
January 18
Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

“Run. Hide. Fight…” On November 28th, 2016, Ohio State University broadcasted this three-worded message to students on campus. Piling chairs against their doors, students hid in their classrooms, alarmed and unaware of the events that were going to unfold. Other students and staff followed th...

Stress from final exams

Written by Taelor Mutz, Staff Writer
January 12
Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

The preparation to get a good grade on semester finals has students feeling the pressure and stress. What a stressful time of the year. Preparation for semester finals really determine your grade. If you study and understand it, then you should perform well on your semester final exams. Victoria Hennesey...

A few tips on running safely

Written by Jennie Alexandros, Staff Writer
December 8
Filed under Lifestyle

While running or jogging through their neighborhood, people do not usually pay much attention to their surroundings or the potential dangers of being outside alone and empty handed. There are many risks associated with going for a jog, such as abductions, getting hit by a vehicle, or even becoming victim...

Body image and eating disorders

Written by Jennie Alexandros, Staff Writer
November 7
Filed under Lifestyle

Living in a world where looks seem to overrule any other trait a person has can have an abhorrent effect on adolescents and young children. According to the website “Eating Disorder Hope,” around 50% of teenage females and 33% of teenage boys use intense and restrictive strategies to lose weight....

Star Fox Zero Review

Written by Jake Barnes, Staff Writer
May 11
Filed under Lifestyle

When Star Fox 64 was released in 1997, it was a surprise hit. In an age where long games with huge worlds were all the rage, Star Fox 64 was an hour long game that focused on quality over quantity. Every game in the series since then has been an utter disappointment. Games like Star Fox Adventures ...

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Written by Jake Barnes, Staff Writer
April 27
Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

With a 28 percent on rotten tomatoes, it was hard not to have low expectations for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The biggest complaint that you will hear from most people is that there is too much Justice League and not enough Batman versus Superman. When Wonder Woman, Lex Luthor, and Doomsday wer...

GameTrailers’ Surprising Shut Down

GameTrailers’ Surprising Shut Down

Written by Jake Barnes, Staff Writer
March 10
Filed under Lifestyle, News

When GameTrailers was founded in 2002, online video game journalism was still a new concept. Most video game news was consumed in printed magazines or on television. It was a huge success. Competing well with sites like IGN and Kotaku, GameTrailers was a major source for video game and technology news....

College Corner: Valparaiso University

College Corner: Valparaiso University

Written by Kyle Steinhoff, Staff Writter
March 1
Filed under Lifestyle, Student Life

Valparaiso University is an independent, private Lutheran university. It was established in 1858 and is located in Valparaiso, Indiana. There is currently 3,183 undergraduate students and 916 graduate students coming from almost all 50 states, and over 40 different countries. Classes are relatively smal...

Star Wars Wins Big in Movie Wars

Star Wars Wins Big in Movie Wars

Written by Bradley Zimmerman, Staff Writer
January 27
Filed under Lifestyle

In October 2012, George Lucas, the legendary creator of Star Wars sold his company Lucasfilm to Walt Disney Studios for more than $4 billion. Pretty soon, an awakening occurred that produced plans for a new Star Wars trilogy. With J.J. Abrams in the director’s chair, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the mos...

Why the Oculus Rift Will Sell Well

Why the Oculus Rift Will Sell Well

Written by Jake Barnes, Staff Writer
January 27
Filed under Lifestyle, Opinion

In 1995, Nintendo released the Virtual Boy video game console. The Virtual Boy was a virtual reality headset selling for $180, which is the equivalent of about $280 today. It was expected to be a huge revolution in the gaming industry, but was instead a commercial failure, only selling 350,000 units by t...

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