Does caffeine pose a threat to teens’ health?

Does caffeine pose a threat to teens’ health?

Written by Jennie Alexandros, News Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Imagine it's a Monday morning and your alarm is blaring, and one of the first things you do after getting out of bed is drink coffee, which contains high amounts of caffeine. According to Medical News Today, about 83% of teenagers drink caffeinated beverages on a daily basis. Coffee is the go-to drink to wake us...

The strange story of Replika: An AI that learns who you really are

Written by Adriana Watson, Editorial Writer

March 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In my constant search for interesting new apps that improve your life in some way, I stumbled upon an app named Replika: a text-based AI that learns and mimics your personality over time. Now you may be thinking: what’s the use of this? Why would someone text an AI when they could just text a real...

Small creators come together in the face of hardship

Small creators come together in the face of hardship

Written by Gabby Bach, A&E Writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

On January 16, YouTube announced its new eligibility requirements for its creators to achieve monetization of their videos. In order to be paid for the content they post, creators must have reached 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch hours within the past 12 months. These requirements have caused small...

Why Youtube’s new policy is great

Written by Billy Jahnke, Staff Writer

February 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It seems, for the first time in 2 years, the Online community is split on a decision that Youtube has made. Recently, Youtube has changed its monetization policy. The new policy has it so that any channel with less than 1,000 subscribers and 40 hours of view time in the last year can’t place adverti...

Where do you see logarithms?

Where do you see logarithms?

Written by Adriana Watson, Editorial Writer

February 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

This time of the year, most juniors are exploring the delightful universe of logarithms. It’s one thing to learn how they work for the sake of your test grade, but if you’re anything like me, you might have some questions as to why exactly you need to know that lne=1. And just because I like to be nice so...

How to be a loner on Valentine’s Day

How to be a loner on Valentine’s Day

Written by Jessica Chavez, Editorial Editor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It’s once again that time of year when love is in the air! It seems like everyone is getting into relationships and posting about it Online. For all you single folks such as myself who don’t care for this holiday, here are some survival tips to make it through the day. Personally, I plan to spe...

The stereotypes behind the TWIRP dance

The stereotypes behind the TWIRP dance

Written by Haley Wyatt, Senior Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

With February beginning, Valentine’s Day-inspired dances and events are in full swing. At LTHS, one of the biggest events at this time is the annual TWIRP dance, named by the acronym “The Woman Is Requested to Pay." While the dance comes with many names around the country - TWIRP, sweethearts, Sadie Ha...

Coping with rejection

Written by Adriana Watson, Editorial Writer

December 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Although rejection may seem catastrophic in the moment, it’s something that is fairly easy to overcome. Unfortunately, the most effective cure for rejection is being rejected. The theory being that by forcing ourselves to seek out rejection, we will be able to numb ourselves from its effect As a result, on...

The first, not the last

Written by Daniel Cruz, Editor-in-Chief

December 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Some people say that they don’t have regrets because it is all a learning experience. Others say that they are full of regrets. No matter what you do there is always going to be things in your life that you wish never happened. There are going to be things that changed you for, what seems like, the w...

What I learned from rejection

Written by Adriana Watson, Staff Writer

November 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I recently volunteered at Christmas Crossroads, a craft show hosted by the Lockport Women’s Club, collecting donations for United Service Organizations and Tender Loving Care, an animal shelter in Homer Glen. Although I didn’t expect to gain a life lesson from standing behind a booth and asking peop...

Why gun control shouldn’t happen

Written by Zayne Giertuga, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

With the recent Las Vegas shooting, the New York terrorist attack, and the more recent Texas church massacre, gun control has been a highly controversial issue in which both Republicans and Democrats have different viewpoints. Gun control removes civilians’ ability to defend themselves. Not only do...

At what age is “too old” to go trick or treating?

Written by Adriana Watson and Jessica Chavez

November 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion

LTHS students Adriana Watson (junior) and Jessica Chavez (sophomore) engage in a debate about whether teens should participate in trick or treating during Halloween. Who do you agree with? What do you think of the key points they brought up during their discussion? Tell us your thoughts in our...

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