A synopsis on Obama’s presidency

Written by Emily London, Staff Writer

November 17, 2016


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As Obama’s eight year reign as president comes to a close, it is only proper to respect and acknowledge some of his major accomplishments as President of the United States. Only starting as an ice-cream scooper at Baskin Robbins, Obama later became the first African American president in America. Helping...

Trump is new president-elect

Written by Bradley Zimmerman, Staff Writer

November 9, 2016


Filed under News

The results of the 2016 United States presidential election are in. Donald Trump has won the election. He will be the 45th President of the United States of America. Mike Pence, the Governor of Indiana who served as Trump’s running mate, will be the 48th Vice President. Yesterday was a day that...

The big day

Written by Bradley Zimmerman, Senior Staff Writer

November 8, 2016


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The day America had been waiting for is finally here. It's November 8, 2016, and right now, America is voting into office the 45th President of the United States. After more than nineteen months, since Ted Cruz became the first person to announce his candidacy, the country has finally arrived at this...

Cubs win World Series

Written by Bradley Zimmerman, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016


Filed under News, Sports

It’s not a dream nor a fantasy. It’s reality and it’s over. The Chicago Cubs have won the World Series. On November 2, in Game 7 of the World Series, the Cubs ended a championship drought that lasted 108 years, the longest championship drought in all four of the major North American professional...

Lockport’s late rally falls short

Written by Brandon Wenzel, Staff Writer

October 4, 2016


Filed under News, Sports

The Porters recently welcomed in Southwest Suburban Conference foe Bolingbrook (2-3) in their week 6 game. The Porters were looking to capitalize off of momentum gained from a massive 42-16 win over Andrew in week 5. This win against Andrew had given the Porters their fourth win of the year, matching...

Two Main Terror Suspects Arrested in Belgium

Written by Bradley Zimmerman, Staff Writer

March 23, 2016


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At approximately 8am local time on March 22, Brussels, Belgium was rocked by two explosions at the Brussels Airport and, an hour later, a third on board a subway train as it pulled into a station. The explosions have left 32 innocent people dead with 316 injured, 62 of them critically. 4 of them have...

Coleco Chameleon: The Retro Video Game System

Written by Jake Barnes, Staff Writer

March 23, 2016


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Since video game consoles began to allow connection to the internet, updates and downloadable content have become major parts of modern gaming. Free updates allow developers to fix bugs found after a game’s release, and downloadable content allows developers to sell additional levels for a game...

GameTrailers’ Surprising Shut Down

Written by Jake Barnes, Staff Writer

March 10, 2016


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....

Lockport Finally Updating

Lockport Finally Updating

Written by Dylan Borzym, Staff Writer

February 3, 2016


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Lockport’s population has grown immensely over the last 20 years.  Growing its population by over 60% in the last 2 decades, Lockport has been able to make some new additions to the city.  There have been a few additions to the  Lockport-Homer Glen border; however, they have mostly been restauran...

Lockport and Lanyards

Written by Bradley Zimmerman, Staff Writer

November 4, 2015


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One of the newest policies at Lockport Township High School are lanyards that the students, staff, and visitors have to wear around their necks whenever they are inside either campus. The visitors have been assigned lanyards upon entering the building for years, the staff started wearing them last year,...

Senate Bill 16: Ingenious or Misguided?

Written by Ellie Savant, Editor-in-Chief

February 18, 2015


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In the next several months, LTHS could lose up to $2.6 million dollars in state aid. That’s right, $2.6 million. Why? Because right now, Senate Bill 16 is sitting in the rules committee of the Illinois House of Representatives. This bill passed the Illinois Senate earlier in spring of 2014, with...

Will You Be My Valentine?

Will You Be My Valentine?

Written by Bradley Zimmerman, Staff Writer

February 18, 2015


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Lockport’s annual TWIRP dance was held last Saturday, Feb. 14 and was a huge success. This year, hundreds of students attended, some with dates, and some without. Boom Entertainment, headed by DJ Dan The Man, provided the main entertainment. However, there was one difference that made this year’s...

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