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Dr. Seuss-inspired performance benefits SOS Children’s Village

by Mary Compton, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, The Arts

At 11 years old, most girls are riding their bikes or looking for a trip to the mall. But at that age, LTHS student Brooke Ferricks was directing her first play.  

“I first came up with the idea to start my own theater...

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...