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,...

Why SparkNotes can’t be a substitute for English novels

Why SparkNotes can’t be a substitute for English novels

Written by Matas Borusevicius, Staff Writer

September 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

With the school year settling in, students are all beginning to face the normal pace of the classes. This also comes with students reading their classic novels required for English class. This can be a daunting task for most, especially in honors classes where 200 pages of archaic vocabulary in a clas...

The lie of “love at first sight”

The lie of “love at first sight”

Written by Adriana Watson, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Perhaps the biggest issue regarding gender is that neither gender truly understands the other. Women just assume that men think like them (which is hilariously false), and men typically have no idea what women are thinking to begin with (because women are sporadic aliens). And even worse, most people spe...

Does school really benefit us all

Written by Daniel Cruz, Staff Writer

May 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion

School is a part of every student's life, but some people have different opinions or views on whether it is beneficial. Some students think grades measure who can do hours of homework, and some people think that grades can actually measure intelligence. Everybody has different outlooks, but in my opinion,...

Can we have class outside?

Written by Taelor Mutz, Staff Writer

April 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Spring is finally here! The weather is becoming a little warmer each day. Being stuck in a classroom all winter makes students feel gloomy. Since our winter season seems to last forever, why can’t we go outside when the weather is finally nice? Having class outside can have many benefits for stud...

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