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The Evolution of Whales

Written by Annie Coniglio, News Editor, Editor-in-chief May 27, 2021

50 million years ago the early ancestors of whales were land-dwelling animals called Pakicetus which was a four legged goat sized animal. It is hard to believe that whales are common ancestors to land...

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My Octopus Teacher Review

Written by Emily Maier, Features Editor May 23, 2021

My Octopus Teacher is a Netflix documentary about Craig Foster, a filmmaker, and his friendship with an octopus. It starts out with Foster free diving in South Africa and meeting an octopus and following...

LTHS Goes Wicked!

LTHS Goes Wicked!

Written by Abigail Worker, A & E writer May 23, 2021

The Porter Players present a Spring Musical Concert featuring The Wizard of Oz. The concert showcased The Wizard of Oz, The Wiz, and Wicked! It was inspired by the books of L. Frank Baum. The performance...

Student Spotlight: Francesca Frieri

Student Spotlight: Francesca Frieri

Written by Emily Thompson, Features Editor May 20, 2021

1. How has this season been going? Any major changes because of covid? We have had a very strong start to our 2021 season. This is our first official season with our new head coach, Grainne Kelly, and...

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A Graduation the Class of 2021 Needs

Written by Kaia Hsu, Editorial editor May 13, 2021

As the weather warms up, the 2020-2021 school year comes to an end. The class of 2021 is officially graduating, but it is not a normal graduation. Instead of friends all together, and every member of a...

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White Sox, Cubs Look to Improve as Season Gets Underway

Written by Ryan Bennett, Sports Editor May 10, 2021

The 2021 MLB season is more than a month in, and we are starting to see which teams are contenders for the World Series and which teams likely won’t make the playoffs. The two baseball teams that play...

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Tokyo Olympics Rescheduled for 2021

Written by Zoey Foss, A & E writer May 10, 2021

Last summer, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics were pushed back due to the rise of the pandemic. Health officials worried that the crowds would make the event a super spreader, as they had no way to contain the...

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Should We Stop Teaching Fairytales?

Written by Zoey Foss, A & E writer April 30, 2021

Parents have always worried about what they teach their children, and the stories they’re telling have sparked concern in recent years. Many parents are afraid that the gory Brothers Grimm stories are...

Don’t Cross the Fine Line

Don’t Cross the Fine Line

Written by McKenna Orrico, News Editor April 29, 2021

Being the friend of someone who has depression can have an impact on your emotional and mental state. When you see someone you love going through something as treacherous as depression, your first instinct...

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Lockport Boys Basketball Finishes Season Strong

Written by Ryan Bennett, Sports Editor April 26, 2021

The Lockport Boys Basketball team is coming off one of their most impressive seasons in recent memory. They finished with a 12-4 record, and were one win away from qualifying for the conference championship.  The...

Infrastructure: Evolving or Crumbling?

Infrastructure: Evolving or Crumbling?

Written by Timothy Spore, Editorial editor April 26, 2021

Infrastructure is essential to everyday life, however, the United State’s infrastructure is rated a C- according to the American Society of Civil Engineers. To elaborate, infrastructure is fairly complicated,...

Community Service Opportunities on the Rise

Community Service Opportunities on the Rise

Written by Abigail Worker, Features Editor April 26, 2021

The year is coming to end, and instead of being able to enjoy one's summer, students are going to be worrying about community service hours that they weren't able to achieve last year. Luckily, there is...