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Australia is Engulfed in Flames

Written by Annie Coniglio, News Editor February 27, 2020

The wildfires in Australia have been burning since late July. A total of 17.9 million acres of land has been obliterated by the wildfires. Climate change is cited as one of the reasons for the wildfires;...

Mahomes Rallies Chiefs to Defeat 49ers in Super Bowl 54

Written by Ryan Bennett, Sports Editor February 19, 2020

Super Bowl 54 pitted the Kansas City Chiefs against the San Francisco 49ers at Hard Rock Stadium, in Miami, Florida. It was the culmination of the NFL’s 100th season, which had been honored all year...

Flaws of the American Prison System

Written by Eleni Stavropoulos, Editorial Writer January 27, 2020

After reading two articles, one from this year and one from 1955, I have stumbled upon some alarming flaws in our country’s prison system.   Both articles presented the fact that our prison system...

Disney launches new app

Written by Kaia Hsu, Editorial Writer December 20, 2019

Almost everyone as a kid watched cartoons and shows on TV. The most popular platform to watch favorite shows was Disney channel. Over the years, Disney tried to out-do themselves, and on November 12, Disney...

Boys bowling team aims for a strike

Written by Ryan Bennett, Sports Editor December 13, 2019

The LTHS boys varsity bowling team started off its season strong in their first meet. The team hosted Plainfield Central and impressed, defeating them in all three games. The boys junior varsity (jv) team...

Is cheating getting worse?

Written by Kaia Hsu, Editorial Editor December 11, 2019

For most students, having a good future is their top priority. However, the stress and pressure to get a promising future can sometimes lead to cheating, whether it be on homework, tests, or quizzes, or...

Girls cross country competes at state

Girls cross country competes at state
Written by Emily Thompson, Features Editor December 11, 2019

The LTHS girls cross country team raced on November 2nd against various schools to achieve placing 4th place in their sectionals to secure a spot at the IHSA state championship.  On November 7th LTHS...

Goodbye to many, hello to more: a review of the girls volleyball season

(From top left to right in order: Coach Mraz, Kate Sadler, Taylor Morgan, Emily DeBlecourt,  Dovile Gorys, Nadia Goich, Lindsay Oldendorf, Rebecca Oldendorf,  Coach Zeimetz, 
Bottom row: Xeni Lavvas, Eileen Mitchell, Ellie Anselmo, Leena Ajibola, Morgan Schmutzler, Nora Dykstra, Cameryn DeBlecourt - Not pictured: Hannah Knippenberg)
Written by Emily Thompson, Features Editor December 4, 2019

The LTHS girls volleyball team, led by Head Coach Nick Mraz and Assistant Coach Ken Zeimetz, had a fulfilling season with an overall record of 26-12. With the Porters playing an intense three sets against...

In memoriam: A review of the TV show, Riverdale

Written by Eleni Stavropoulos, Editorial Writer December 4, 2019

*Spoiler Alert* The new season of the TV show, Riverdale, premiered on October 9th. The entire episode was centered around the death of Fred Andrews, played by actor Luke Perry, who died tragically...

A risky way to save Africa’s dying population of giraffes

A risky way to save Africa's dying population of giraffes
Written by Annie Coniglio, News Editor November 13, 2019

There once was a time where giraffes strolled aimlessly across the African terrain. But now their population is becoming critically endangered. According to National Geographic, there are only 110,000...

LTHS marching band end their season on a high note.

The LTHS marching band on the practice field
Written by Annie Coniglio, News Editor November 13, 2019

The LTHS marching band made history at the Illinois State University Championship by winning their 6A class. This moment was one of Jenna Roe’s, drum major, and Mr. Kennedy’s, assistant director, favorite...

Best Buddies participate in fall fun activities

Hannah Borello poses with her pumpkin showing her fall spirit with her buddy, Jannah Abu-Khalil.
Written by Kaia Hsu, Editorial Writer November 13, 2019

Best Buddies kicks off the fall season when they met at Konows, a farm in Homer Glen,  on October 6th. The Best Buddies club is an organization that creates opportunities and friendships for people with...