LTHS boys basketball team’s “uncommon” mindset

LTHS boys basketball team’s “uncommon” mindset

Written by Zach Stangel, Sports Editor and Student Journalist

October 23, 2017

Basketball season at LTHS is almost upon us, and so is the hard work and dedication of the Porter’s boys varsity basketball team.   Mr. William Crossen, varsity basketball coach says, “The expectations start with our program motto, which is “Uncommon.” So the goal of any season is always to...

“Happy Death Day” as one of the best horror films of the year

Written by Zayne Giertuga, Staff Writer

October 18, 2017

**Prior to reading the article: Spoiler Alert** Happy Death Day was bound to be great since the first trailer was released. Blumhouse, the film production team who made this movie, are well known for horror movies like The Purge and Get Out. This movie is no exception to this pattern. The main c...

Girls tennis team closes its season

Girls tennis team closes its season

Written by Delaney Pavlik, Staff Writer

October 18, 2017

From the start of the season, the girls varsity tennis team has been leaving their hearts out on the court. With the state tournament date closing in, the team will need to be on top of their game. Warming up before a game is essential for a player to be successful. Tennis players usually make a plan befo...

P.E. classes take on new grading system

P.E. classes take on new grading system

Written by Imani Tapley, Student Writer

October 18, 2017

This school year, Physical Education got a little bit more serious. Mr. Todd Elkei, Department Chair of Health, Physical Education and Drivers Education, answers the questions that the students have been waiting for: Will students' P.E. classes affect their GPA? Mr. Elkei spoke on the main goal of chan...

Wicked, fun part-time jobs in October for Lockport teens

Wicked, fun part-time jobs in October for Lockport teens

Written by Emily London and Jennie Alexandros

October 17, 2017

October is a month filled with fun, pranks, and of course, horror. In Will County, there are more than a dozen different haunted houses, hayrides, or pumpkin patches, many of which hire local teens who meet the requirements necessary in order to be considered fit for the job. Hannah Nicole Meyers, ...

Students recognized for their exemplary character at annual Porter Pride breakfast

Students recognized for their exemplary character at annual Porter Pride breakfast

October 16, 2017

The Porter Pride student recognition breakfast took place last Thursday, October 12th, in the Maroon Room at East Campus. Staff members from different departments recognized students who embody what it means to be a Porter. Families of students also attended the event and had the opportunity to meet...

Mother! movie review: the most divisive film of the year

Mother! movie review: the most divisive film of the year

Written by Sarayah Villasenor, Staff Writer

October 15, 2017

From Black Swan to Noah, director Darren Aronofsky has a knack for making controversial films. His most recent and, as many claim, his most controversial movie Mother! dropped on September 15. Starring Jennifer Lawrence as “mother,” Javier Bardem as “Him,” Ed Harris as “man,” and Mic...

Oktoberfest: fall fest with friends and family

Oktoberfest: fall fest with friends and family

Written by Delaney Pavlik, Student Writer

October 10, 2017

During the first weekend of October, St. Joseph School in Lockport on Madison Street hosts its own Oktoberfest. The event attracts people of all ages to come together and celebrate the season.  There is no fee for admission or parking. Oktoberfest runs 3 days, typically either the last weekend of...

Boys and girls golf end their season on a good note

Boys and girls golf end their season on a good note

Written by Sydney Bush, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017

On September 26th and 27th, both LTHS boys and girls varsity golf teams competed in the Southwest Suburban Conference tournament and did very well.   The boys team overall placed second with a score of 309, only 3 strokes short of the champion, Lincoln-Way East High School. As individuals, LTHS jun...

To kneel or not to kneel

To kneel or not to kneel

Written by Tannor Giertuga, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017

When you think of football, baseball, or even hockey games, everyone will remember the national anthem.  Even if you have never been to a game, you will still hear it play on TV.  The American flag is flown for everyone to see; however, for the past two weeks, we have seen an increased amount of NFL...

Freshman girls volleyball continues its outstanding season

Freshman girls volleyball continues its outstanding season

Written by Annie Coniglio, World News Writer

October 4, 2017

Family, Fortitude, Ferocity, Fearless, and Fun are the five pillars that Coach Zeimetz, the freshman girls' volleyball coach, lives by. Not only is he preparing his volleyball players for their next big milestone in their volleyball careers, he is also making them a better teammate. A major key in bein...

Conquering teen depression

Conquering teen depression

Written by Abigail Ignasiak, Student Writer

October 3, 2017

Depression, particularly in teenagers, is often described as an invisible illness. Its symptoms can easily be played off as teenagers just acting like...well, teenagers. A student acting moody, becoming disconnected from their parents, and sleeping hours and hours on end after school can be labeled as ...

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