LP seeks to employ new state test as smoothly as possible

Amanada Layne, Staff Writer

March 26, 2015

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Much of the talk about the newly initiated common core assessment PARCC has been varied, from good to bad to uninformed. According to the Common Core State Standards Initiative webpage, common core is a set of high-quality academic...

L Martin, Features Editor

March 23, 2015

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In 2011 Rahm Emanuel took office as the mayor of Chicago, winning with 55% of the vote. As mayor he promised for safer streets, stable finances, and stronger schools.   Four years later and now everyone is taking a moment...

Origins of Valentine’s Day murky, debated

Tu Le, Staff Writer

March 5, 2015

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Ah, Valentine’s Day. The day of love. Or so one thinks.   Not many people know about the true origins of Valentine’s Day—as with most holidays. But it’s not as romantic as one might believe.   The story starts...

Gov. Rauner unveils cuts, spending increases

Juliet Furlong and Antoinette Lobello

March 5, 2015

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Bruce Rauner, Illinois Governor, talked about what big issues are currently being faced in Illinois and what he plans on doing in his State of the State address February 4.   The State of the State address is an annual speech...

LP dress code based on school environment concerns

Madison Szcerba, Staff Writer

February 28, 2015

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School dress codes are something that students may not be too fond of. They can differentiate between genders. Although school dress codes are something students may not be fond of, Lake Park does what it can to make it fair. Every...

Turnabout smaller but no less successful

Akhila Adkoli, Staff Writer

February 28, 2015

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The people who attended Turnabout on Valentine’s Day had fun once again this year, thanks to all the people that helped put it together. Earth Club volunteered to hold people’s belongings in the warehouse at West Campus....

Duckworth visits LP girls

Duckworth visits LP girls

February 28, 2015

GSA prepares for Night of Noise

Liam Brannan, Staff Writer

February 28, 2015

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The Gay Straight Alliance is hosting a party on April 17 in support of LGBT+ youth that have been discriminated against for their gender and/or orientation. There will be a student band, karaoke, face painting, and snacks available...

Anti-vaccination attitude causes measles spike

L Martin, Features Editor

February 28, 2015

Filed under Features, News

The measles are back and with a vengeance. Why? Because parents and guardians are simply refusing to vaccinate their children. In December of last year, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reported that approximately...

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