“Gear”ing up for graduation

Emily Krivograd, Staff Writer and Web-Editor

May 21, 2018

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As the semester winds down, and the stress of finals nears, seniors are preparing for graduation, which will be Friday, May 25. However, before graduation, seniors must prepare for the ceremony by picking up graduation caps, ...

There’s more behind your plate of food

Leena Alul and Katelyn Krakar

May 17, 2018

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You spend seven hours a day, five days a week at school, chances are, you’re going to get hungry throughout the day. Luckily for you, the Commons offer breakfast and lunch. The USDA allows breakfast and caffeinated products...

Tom-Tom reporters excel at IHSA State Journalism meet

May 1, 2018

Filed under Academics, Activities & Athletics, Features, News, Showcase, Student Life

Seniors Peyton Jay and Emily Krivograd attended the 2018 IHSA State Journalism meet at Eastern Illinois University on Friday, April 27. Jay competed in the Editorial Writing category and placed 5th in state.  Krivograd ...

Snow flurries bury Chicago White Sox’s home opener

Leena Alul, Staff Writer and Media Specialist

April 25, 2018

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The first pitch of the White Sox’s home opener was thrown at 3:10 p.m on April 6, by starting pitcher A.J. Pierzynski. Unfortunately, the White Sox took a loss against the Detroit Tigers. The game went into a tenth inning with the  final s...

Deadly rite of passage

Brianna Katauskas, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018

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Seniors are buzzing with excitement as the end of the year nears and they get closer to starting college. While students are anticipating their future, there are some serious dangers that they need to be aware of. Joining a s...

Making a buzz about the spelling bee

Morgan Page, Staff Writer and Co-Editor

April 10, 2018

Filed under News, Showcase

Despite the snow on the ground, one of the sure signs of spring is the annual spelling bee, which will take place on Wednesday, April 11 in the PAC. The competition begins at 7 p.m. and will run until 9 p.m. Admission is $5, but the entranc...

Prepping, stressing for SAT testing

Emily Krivograd, Staff Writer and Web-Editor

April 6, 2018

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Juniors are preparing (and stressing) as they gear up to take the SAT test next Tuesday, April 10. The class of 2019 will spend the entirety of the shortened day taking the test until a 1 p.m. dismissal. “I like to believe that scores from previo...

LRC improvements and design launches

Katie Knutte, Staff Writer and Copy Editor

March 2, 2018

Filed under Academics, News

Mrs. Rebecca Delhi, Learning Resource Center assistant and LHS alumni, shared insight about her previous experience with LHS and described her goals about the LRC’s exciting new design features. Mrs. Delhi graduated from L...

Preparing for spring rain

Matt O'Malley, Staff Writer and Web-Editor

March 2, 2018

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Heavy rainfall early in the morning on Feb. 20 in the Cook County area left many residents stuck in their homes, unable to go to work or school. For some, this is a great excuse not to show up for school; for others, it’s much...

Lip-syncing to liveliness

Lip-syncing to liveliness

February 22, 2018

Rising popularity in vapes leads to schoolwide controversy

Nick Rangel and Baillie Costigan

February 22, 2018

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Nicotine has become a widespread issue throughout school that administrators have been trying to control. Although it is not in cigarette form anymore, a new trend called vaping has taken over. It first started in schools with electronic ...

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