2010 October : Bear Facts

Frankenfish dangerous to public

Frankenfish dangerous to public

October 21, 2010 • Angelica LaVito, Viewpoint Writer  
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             Food is classified as genetically engineered when scientists combine genes from different organisms. The latest creation, genetically modified salmon, could be hitting shelves in as little as 16 months.  Regrettably, health experts are overlooking potential dangers to stimulate... Read more »

Americans’ use of technology is hazardous to health

Americans' use of technology is hazardous to health

October 21, 2010 • Diana Zajac, Viewpoint Writer  
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            Over 60 percent of Americans are considered obese, more than any other country People overlook the health problems too much technology can cause. Americans need to get more exercise but our advance in technology has left people too lazy to care.             “Some cultures... Read more »

America’s most expensive public school is too extravagant

America's most expensive public school is too extravagant

October 20, 2010 • Joe Koncel, Viewpoint Editor  
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On the site of the former Ambassador Hotel where Robert Kennedy was assassinated now stands a group of schools named in his honor, a group of schools that cost Los Angeles over $578 million.  While this extravagance may inspire students to work hard, the LA school district would have been better off... Read more »

Staff View: Tax cuts should expire at end of 2010

October 20, 2010 • Staff Editorial  
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            With the end of 2010 drawing near, there is plenty of talk emanating from the White House about the current tax situation. President Obama plans on letting the tax cuts for wealthier individuals in the country expire. Obama should stick to this decision:  letting the Bush tax... Read more »

Becoming a hit on Youtube

Becoming a hit on Youtube

October 20, 2010 • Emily Ekl, Entertainment Editor  
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The road to becoming noticed by the movie and music industry has been changing drastically over the past decade, and becoming internet-oriented, and one social networking site that has had a huge part, Youtube.             With the ability to put videos on the internet on a site dedicated... Read more »

Toy Story 3 goes to infinity and beyond

Toy Story 3 goes to infinity and beyond

October 20, 2010 • Kaitlyn Etienne, Entertainment Writer  
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            On November 2, Toy Story 3 comes out on DVD and Blu-ray, and for anyone who is or isn’t a fan of the series, it’s definitely worth buying.             In addition to making its mark on the record charts—Toy Story 3 was the first animated film to reach $1 billion... Read more »

‘The Office’ anticipates new boss

October 20, 2010 • Joe Koncel, Viewpoint Editor  
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Steve Carell  began hinting at leaving NBC’s “The Office” in April.  Since confirmed, the upcoming seventh season will be his last.  This was a wise choice, as last year’s mediocre, unmemorable sixth season proved “The Office” is running out of steam.            ... Read more »

‘Inception’ takes a new look at the concept of dreams

'Inception' takes a new look at the concept of dreams

October 6, 2010 • Krystyna Keena, Features Writer  
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 Inception woke viewers up and got them thinking about dreams this summer. While many viewers enjoyed the movie, the question remains whether or not the dreams of Inception were a possible reality.  Psychology teachers George McNalis and Bob Knuth both saw Inception. While they enjoyed the movie, Inception... Read more »

America’s trains on path to derail

America's trains on path to derail

October 5, 2010 • Joe Koncel, Viewpoint Editor  
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The two main transportation systems used in the United States today are notoriously slow.  Air travel check in and security is a hassle, while cars are often stuck in traffic.  The travel method of the future, the one we should be using, is the same used by most other countries: high speed trains. Passenger... Read more »

Super Wal-Mart will bring business

Super Wal-Mart will bring business

October 5, 2010 • Diana Zajac, Viewpoint Writer  
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LZ residents and grocery stores need to prepare themselves for the opening of the Wal-Mart Super Center, which will benefit us all starting in January 2011. Lake Zurich’s Wal-Mart is planning on expanding 40,000 square feet once they receive full approval from the Village Board. This expansion will... Read more »

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