No-animal-product diets starting to gain popularity

Andrea Colantonio, Staff Writer

August 23, 2016

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As a wave of healthy eating has taken over the Internet in recent years, vegan and vegetarian diets have become increasingly popular amongst young people. Vegan and vegetarian diets are sometimes scrutinized for lacking nutrients, ...

Vinyl not so final–music enthusiasts embrace records

Christina Paskon, Staff Writer

August 18, 2016

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“The perks of having vinyl are definitely the aesthetic, the sound quality, and I actually really like that little crackling noise right before the record starts playing. I also really like holding the actual record in my hands.” Vinyl enthusiast Kaylee Brandt.

Summer music festivals beckon

Jehanne Jedlink, Staff Writer

June 2, 2016

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In the summer, Chicago is packed with local people and tourists who come to enjoy the many activities that take place in the city. One of them are music festivals, like Lollapalooza, Riot Fest, Spring Awakening, and Chicago B...

Lots of senior drama this year at LP. But the good kind.

Kayla De Veyra, Staff Writer

May 31, 2016

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Lake Park gives students the chance to try out what their interested in and help them decide what they want to apply to their futures. Theater lets students apply their talents to a stage whether it’s just for fun or if it’s practice for their careers.

Cybersecurity, blocked apps outcome of federal law

Seth Caines, Staff Writer

May 27, 2016

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  Lake Park has been restricting different social media apps as well as websites, and people are now realizing the effects. Contrary to common belief, the school does not solely decide what is restricted on the Wi-Fi. The school is required by the Child Internet Protection Act (CIPA) to block certa...

Schools provide summer curriculum to close vacation learning vacuum

Angela Carreto, Staff Writer

May 19, 2016

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Study after study confirms that students of all ages lose a certain percentage of what they learned over those months off. As a result, these days, schools across America, including Lake Park, mandate some kind of summer curriculum or reading so that students don’t forget anything they learned.

Today’s youth not as drawn to anti-war literature as previous generations

Jehanne Jedlink, Staff Writer

April 26, 2016

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It’s likely that most everyone you ask has heard of, or even read, classic anti-war novels such as Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five, Joseph Heller’s Catch 22, and William Golding’s Lord of the Flies - with the excepti...

Youth and Government evolving, but still going strong

Andrea Colantonio, Staff Writer

April 26, 2016

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The United States is a country built on democracy, but the true meaning of democracy sometimes get lost—especially by teenagers. In 1936, Pete Duran, an Albany New York YMCA Boys’ Work Secretary, started the first Youth &...

AP Classes reach out to underrepresented students

Clare Cinneli, Staff Editor

April 7, 2016

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Teachers in the Advanced Placement Steering Community are reaching out to students in lower level classes who have lower incomes or are a racial minority to get them involved with AP classes. AP classes can give students the c...

Play takes on a comedic approach to foreigners

Seth Caines, Staff Writer

April 7, 2016

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The Foreigner, a comedy, was performed by the Lake Park Thespians on February 4-6 in the Dice Auditorium. The play tells the story of a painfully shy Englishman named Charlie Baker. Baker is going to Georgia on a retreat with his f...

LP looks to improve recycling program

Dean Falco, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2016

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Lake Park's recycling program is successful by any measurement, but those who run it are still looking to do more. East Campus Principal Jim Roberts and the Earth Club have been searching for ways to expand and improve it where...

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