A recap of last week’s homecoming activities

A recap of last week’s homecoming activities

Written by Lauren Jankowski, Staff Writer

September 25, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Homecoming week has been a hit with many games, dancing, and outrageous outfits during dress up days! Hallway decorating on Monday night was a huge success with many people showing up and decking out the halls with school spirit. Tuesday night was the perfect weather to watch a movie, and students did...

Why SparkNotes can’t act as a substitute for our English novels

Why SparkNotes can’t act as a substitute for our English novels

Written by Matas Borusevicius, Staff Writer

September 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

With the school year settling in for most of us, we 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 students, especially in honors classes where 200 pages of archaic voca...

Homecoming 2017 Photo Slide Show

Homecoming 2017 Photo Slide Show

September 24, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Here are just some photos taken last week at our homecoming events and activities. To view the photo slideshow, click on any photo. More photos will be uploaded throughout the week! If you have photos from homecoming week that you would like featured in our Porter Press student news site, please...

Marching band’s monumental victory

Marching band’s monumental victory

Written by Ryan Meyer, Copy Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

For the first time in 39 years on September 9th, LTHS’ marching band won first place in the Lake Park Marching Band Competition. In order to find out what made the band victorious, LTHS senior drum majors Amanda Medina Segura and Olivia Ruffatto, who are conductors for the band, shared their thoughts con...

Can your phone contribute to stress levels?

Can your phone contribute to stress levels?

Written by Erika Klejka, Student Writer

September 22, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

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...

A Florida resident talks about his Irma experience

A Florida resident talks about his Irma experience

Written by Tannor Giertuga and Zayne Giertuga

September 22, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

After Hurricane Irma hit the southeast coast of America, we wanted to know how residents felt.  We had the opportunity to interview Kevin Keuper, a Florida resident, about his thoughts on the whole situation. Here is his perspective. Porter Press: When you first heard the storm coming, did you th...

Speech team: It’s more than public speaking

Speech team: It’s more than public speaking

Written by Imani Tapley, Student Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

It’s finally time for comedians, public speakers, and dramatic actors to shine. Lockport Township High School’s Speech Team had its  first meeting on Thursday, September 14th. The new head coach Ms. Kennedy Musich will be leading the speech team in a series of competitions. This team is incredib...

Starkey’s fighting football culture

Starkey’s fighting football culture

Written by Zach Stangel, Sports Editor and Student Journalist

September 21, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Lockport's football season is finally here and so is the culture and leadership. Mr. Daniel Starkey, varsity football coach, says ,“The team wants to go to the IHSA Class 8A playoffs and go further than last year.” LTHS football players Mike Palumbo and Alek Trafton commented on the culture and the team....

Kicking off band season with a bang

Kicking off band season with a bang

Written by Jennie Alexandros, News Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Lockport High School's band is kicking off the season with a good start. According to Hannah Compton, an LTHS sophomore, “This year we are overall better than last year, and we are further along than we were too.” With summer practices ranging from 4 to 13  hours and after school practices of 2 and a h...

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...

IT movie review: horror done right

IT movie review: horror done right

Written by Sarah Albertino, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017


Filed under A & E, Showcase

It is not a perfect film. The biggest issue is the portrayals of Bill Denbrough and Beverly Marsh by Jaeden Lieberher and Sophia Lillis. They both have potential, but their emotional and verbal delivery is somewhat dull and very overdone. What is particularly unimpressive is Beverly’s story line and th...

Lockport Township High School boys soccer ‘goals’

Lockport Township High School boys soccer ‘goals’

Written by Ben Bauer, Student Writer

September 18, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

If you enjoy watching soccer or just enjoying rooting for the Porters, this fall should be exciting. There are 3 levels of boys soccer: Freshman, JV, and Varsity. The soccer teams compete in the 3A Division where Varsity Head Coach Christopher Beal says they would like to repeat as conference champi...

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