Tag Archives: Features
BB King

Blues Legend passes, legacy remains

by Kristin Washagan Head Editor   Riley B. King—better known as B.B. King—passed on May 14, 2015 in Las Vegas. The 89-year-old musician’s cause of death was a result of a series of strokes, after spending two weeks in hospice suffering from dehydration. Despite the mourning of his death, fans remember the musician that he […]

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Ryan Rooney and Diana Vera

Artist walks among high school

by Kristin Washagan Head Editor   Since his sophomore year of high school, senior Ryan Rooney has been focused on his art. From painting to sketching, this budding artist has very creative views for the future of his art. As president of the school’s art club, Rooney helps guide and mentor other students in bettering […]

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Darren Shan

Author Spotlight: Darren Shan

by Josh Traynere Design and Photography Editor   Darren Shan is the author of the Cirque Du Freak series, the Demonata series and currently the Zom-B series. He was born and resides in the United Kingdom.  Shan deals with a variety of topics from racism to the loss of friendship. The Tom-Tom had a chance to […]

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Connor Koehler at his nomination

Senior Spotlight: Naval Academy Acceptance

by Olivia Matthews Features Writer   Senior Connor Koehler is attending the prestigious U.S. Naval Academy this upcoming fall.  Founded in 1845, the Naval Academy “prepares young men and women to become professional officers of competence, character and compassion in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.” Located in Annapolis Maryland, the Academy is highly selective […]

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Furious 7 tops the Charts

  by Darius Presniakovas Features Writer Furious 7 hit the big screen on April 3 and climbed to the top of the box office within a few days. This movie seamlessly wrapped up the entire series, which first started fifteen years ago in June 2001 with the release of The Fast and the Furious, according […]

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Winter exits Lemont

by Reanna Comiso Assistant to the Editors   Just in time for spring break, temperatures began to increase on March 9, reaching a high of 51 degrees Fahrenheit in the Chicagoland area. With spring officially beginning on March 20, the Chicagoland area and the rest of the Midwest received an early glimpse of spring. With […]

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New Haiku Login integrates Google Apps for Education

by Darius Presniakovas Guest News Writer   The view of Lemont’s Haiku page has changed to a new two-panel design, which incorporates Google Apps for Education (GAFE). This change was made on March 5, it allows a few early adopters to test a new Google Apps based login panel. This pilot program is “testing the […]

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Spring-cleaning can wait!

by Olivia Matthews Features Writer   As spring swings into motion, you will want to be ready for far more than just spring-cleaning! When the winter melts away and the temperature changes from 30 degrees to 65, it is essential to make the most of this wonderful season in the Chicago-land area. Here are the […]

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