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...

Allowing students to listen to music in school has some benefits

Allowing students to listen to music in school has some benefits

Written by Taelor Mutz, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Being stuck in a building all day is a little more tolerable . . . thanks to music. Listening to music takes you to your own place and allows you to block everything else out. As a high school student the most important thing that I always carry around are  headphones. Music doesn’t just block out other discuss...

When is too old to go trick or treating?

When is too old to go trick or treating?

Written by Jessica Chavez, Editorial Editor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Trick or treating is the best time of the year for many kids. Eventually, we all grow up, but when do we ask ourselves if we are too old to trick or treat? Some may argue that teenagers are more likely to be out partying or drinking during Halloween. Allowing teens to participate in trick or treating c...

Meditation: It isn’t a hippy trend

Written by Adriana Watson, Editorial Writer

October 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion

For the majority of my life I’ve been rather skeptical of meditation. After all, how could sitting silently in a room just breathing in and out help you? It sounded like a waste of time. Lately, however, I’ve begun to delve into the world of meditation as a means of potentially relieving some stre...

The truth behind high school relationships

The truth behind high school relationships

Written by Jennie Alexandros, News Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

High school is the zenith for unsuccessful relationships: finding the boy or girl of your dreams and running off into the sunset just before he/she breaks up with you for an ill-advised reason. It is not often where a high school relationship lasts or go nearly as far as you think. Most of the time,...

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