Teen vaping on the rise in the U.S.

Teen vaping on the rise in the U.S.

Written by Haley Wyatt, Features Writer

February 20, 2019

As Lockport Township High School begins to crack down on student vaping at both campuses, it is important to look at the numbers associated with teen vaping in the United States. Some teens today feel that vaping is not as dangerous as smoking and poses virtually none of the same risks. However, whe...

From the inside of a mental health facility

From the inside of a mental health facility

Written by Jennie Alexandros, News Editor

February 21, 2018

When you think of a mental health facility, what do you imagine? A white room with padded walls and straight jacks? Chains, evil staff, and flickering lights? Maybe even the terrifying asylum from “American Horror Story” or any other popular horror movie? Typically, most people who have not experi...

Epilepsy: What it means to be 1 in 26

Epilepsy: What it means to be 1 in 26

Written by Madeline Hedrich, Photographer

November 26, 2017

You’re walking with your friend, until suddenly, they collapse onto the ground, unconscious, and immediately their body starts to flail and contract. They throw up, lose their bladder, and shake violently; they completely lose control over everything in their body. In this scenario, it’s not what’s hap...

The art of stress management in school

The art of stress management in school

Written by Jennie Alexandros, News Editor

November 1, 2017

As the months of the school year continue on, the workload and difficulty of your classes increase until you eventually become so stressed that you throw your hands in the air and decide that enough is enough - until, of course, you realize that quitting is not an option. Personally, I have been feeling the weight o...

Conquering teen depression

Conquering teen depression

Written by Abigail Ignasiak, Student Writer

October 3, 2017

Depression, particularly in teenagers, is often described as an invisible illness. Its symptoms can easily be played off as teenagers just acting like...well, teenagers. A student acting moody, becoming disconnected from their parents, and sleeping hours and hours on end after school can be labeled as ...

Can your phone contribute to stress levels?

Social media apps are frequently used throughout the day.

Written by Erika Klejka, Student Writer

September 22, 2017

Have you ever been with someone who was constantly on his or her phone? You aren’t the only one. According to the Pew Research Center in February 2016, people in today’s society are so addicted that an average American logs onto Facebook five times or more a day. This Online addiction leads to cut...

Two fashion brands acknowledge models of different shapes and sizes

Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of love and beauty, looks at her body’s reflection - the way that women reflect on their bodies to see if they conform to society’s views of beauty.

Written by Nancy Rivera, Student Writer

September 18, 2017

Kering and LVMH, two exclusive fashion brands, announced on September 6 that a new work requirement was made for their models. The companies have been criticized for hiring models with unrealistic body standards, so the new requirement would allow models of all shapes and sizes to work for them. ...

Snapchat’s new feature causes privacy concerns for users

Written by Kirsten Adamski, Staff Writer

September 8, 2017

In late June, the popular social media app Snapchat added a brand new feature to its list: Snap Map. Snap Map is a digital map that allows users to see the exact location of some of their friends at any given moment in time. This obviously concerned some children and parents alike because this d...

Changing the mentality on mental illnesses

Written by Jennie Alexandros, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017

Naturally, humor is extremely therapeutic and helpful for people with mental illnesses. A mental illness is a disorder that affects a person's way of thinking, mood, or behavior. A mental illness is not a walk in the park, despite what most people think. It does not only consist of small bursts of an...

The benefits of learning a new language

Written by Adriana Watson, Editorial Editor

March 22, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

“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...