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More than SAD

SAD Infographic
November 24, 2020

The Chicago winter is on its way: the days are darkening earlier, the temperatures will soon plummet and daily tasks may begin to take on an extra level of strenuity. As the end of daylight savings signifies...

What Exactly is Color Blindness?

While most people see most colors on the color spectrum, those with color blindness see them differently or completely omitted depending on the type and severity of their color blindness.
November 22, 2020

When the word “colorblind” is brought up, one might be tempted to think of old black-and-white movies and equate color blindness to the lack of being able to see any color. And while there is one,...

Solve Hunger Corp: A Fight Against Hunger

Photo courtesy of Tavish SharmaThe Solve Hunger logo was designed by Sharma’s younger sister. The globe represents Sharma’s goal to help families across the world have access to food, and the heart represents the idea that the project is done through love and kindness.
November 22, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many families across the United States, sometimes leaving them jobless and without a source of income. Oftentimes, these families may struggle to put food on the table,...

What’s Trending: Zoom Edition

Photos via Mr. Mark Buesing, Kellie Hopper and Mr. Dave Lapish. Honey pot illustration by Mozilla (CC BY 4.0).
November 21, 2020

It’s the third month of Zoom University for LHS students, and many have become accustomed to the ho-hum of technology issues and awkward breakout rooms. However, the little moments throughout the day...

Pushing Boundaries on the Final Frontier

Pushing Boundaries on the Final Frontier
November 20, 2020

On Oct. 4, 1957, the Soviet Union successfully launched mankind’s first artificial satellite, Sputnik I, into space. With that monumental achievement, humanity found itself in the midst of the Space...

Fashion Through Time

Fashion Through Time
November 20, 2020

For hundreds of years, fashion has continuously changed. From colonial times to now, fashion has experienced a multitude in changes of color, style, design and fabric. Fashion has been influenced by other...

How To Break Bad Habits

Netflix and other streaming services are some of the most common distractors students have from their work.
November 19, 2020

There aren’t many people in the world who don’t have any bad habits. In fact, a private psychological clinic in Toronto says that everyone at some point in their life has had a bad habit.  Maneesh...

Traveling Safely During a Pandemic

Photo Illustration by Alex Clark; photos of airport and Coronavirus from Wikimedia Commons
How to know and assess your risk
November 19, 2020

Note: Travel increases your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19. Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. The CDC recommends that high-risk individuals stay at home...

How eSchool has Impacted New Students

Junior Salma Taha, a new student to LHS, experienced the difficulties of participating in clubs through e-learning. She finds it harder to connect with people because there’s less face-to-face interaction.
November 19, 2020

The transfer to LHS for new students has been unique this school year due to all learning being remote so far. During a normal school year, freshmen and other new students would take a tour of the school...

The Good, The Bad, and The Bard

Shakespeare is regarded by Guinness World Records as the world’s best-selling playwright, with sales exceeding four billion copies of his poems and plays; he’s also the third-most translated author in history.
November 19, 2020

Knee-deep in “doths” and “thees,” struggling to understand exactly why Lady Macbeth is such a staunch advocate of third-degree murder, it’s easy to wonder why English classes across America remain...

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