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Nearly 100 students prepare to perform ‘Mary Poppins’

by Jacquelyn Schlabach, Assistant Editor Life & Arts, The Arts

“In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun.”

The famous nanny Mary Poppins spread spontaneity, laughter and, of course, fun to the Banks children in the 1964 Disney film. In just a few days, that all...

Former LTHS student to compose piece for Chicago Symphony Orchestra

by Jacquelyn Schlabach, Assistant Editor Life & Arts, The Arts

For a final project in his summer course at Northwestern University, Jim Stephenson was instructed to write a bad piece of music. 

The course, Adventures in Bad Music, had a backward approach to helping students...

LTHS sophomore to direct ‘Seussical Jr.’ at Homer church

by Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, The Arts

“And will you succeed? Yes! You will indeed (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed),” wrote Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) in his popular book, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go.” 

In the case of Brooke Ferricks, Seuss would have...