2011 August : Bear Facts

Football team starts the season with a win at Fremd (Photo Gallery)

Football team starts the season with a win at Fremd (Photo Gallery)

August 27, 2011 • Angelica LaVito, Sports Editor  
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Despite the loss of many veteran players, the LZHS football team defeated Fremd in their first game Friday night with a final score of 35-3. LZ’s defense pressured Fremd quarterback Sam Beutler all night leading to three interceptions. In all, LZ managed to create four turnovers, while only having... Read more »

Scientists agree climate change is real, Americans should too

August 25, 2011 • Joe Koncel, Managing Editor  
Filed under Viewpoint

Of all the problems faced by the United States and the world, climate change is perhaps the most ignored, and new studies show increasingly fewer Americans even believe it is real.  We need to accept that global warming exists and treat it on the same level as the other problems facing our world.            ... Read more »

Fresh farmers market in downtown LZ

Fresh farmers market in downtown LZ

August 25, 2011 • Valentina Witkowski, Entertainment writer  
Filed under Features

A new addition to the LZ summer scene could be a fresh new concept for the downtown area. For the first time since 2006, Lake Zurich will be home to a Farmers Market in Lion’s Park. This open air market focuses on locally farmed produce, all natural products, local services, and other unique items. “When... Read more »

Teens use the internet for quick cash

Teens use the internet for quick cash

August 24, 2011 • Madeline Jordan, Features writer  
Filed under Features

A summer spent on Katy Perry concerts and six flags summer passes could leave any teen broke, but with the help of a few computer clicks, teens can use websites to regain money lost on summer activities. According to Farnoosh Torabi, author of You’re so money, teens could easily cut costs on clothes... Read more »

Teachers train for summer running

August 24, 2011 • Kat Pauli, bear facts sports writer  
Filed under Sports

Summer is seen as training time for many athletes, as it is the off season for most sports, but for a select few summer is their busiest competition season. Several Lake Zurich teachers are involved with summer running events, ranging from an Ironman 70.3 race, a marathon, to a 5k run. The Ironman 70.3... Read more »

Fantasy football season kicks off with drafts

August 24, 2011 • Renee Griffin, bear facts sports writer  
Filed under Sports

With the National Football League (NFL) preseason under way, fantasy football drafts and leagues are beginning to heat up. Fantasy players everywhere, whether they are coworkers or students, are ranking their players, drafting their rosters, and monitoring their depth charts. For some who play fantasy... Read more »

Girls’ varsity volleyball returns with hopes to smash the competition

Girls' volleyball

August 24, 2011 • Adam Griffith, bear facts sports writer  
Filed under Sports

Today, most of the 2,000 students that make up LZHS will walk through the doors lost in the haze of summer days, but the girls’ on the volleyball team have never really left. They’ve been at the high school, working hard. And they’ve got one goal in mind. “I’ve talked to the girls who were... Read more »

Coming to LZ: ELL students adapt to American life

August 24, 2011 • Abby Carpenter, Features Editor  
Filed under Features

As many high school students understand, moving from state to state or even city to city is an intimidating process no matter how old. But while this may be difficult, fewer students can comprehend the challenge of immigrating to a whole new country. “At first, the culture [in America] really confused... Read more »

Zwinky: a world inside your screen

August 24, 2011 • Sara Pardej, Bear Facts entertainment writer  
Filed under Entertainment

With the touch of a keyboard, and the click of a mouse, you’re on your way into a new virtual cyberworld: Zwinktopia.             Http://zwinky.com is a virtual world in which you, the player, have the opportunity to communicate and play with people around the globe from behind your computer... Read more »

Engineers recruit LZHS band

August 24, 2011 • Kevin Logan, Bear Facts news writer  
Filed under News

The LZHS marching band put on a show at the McCormick Place Skyline Ballroom in Chicago in honor of the American Society of Safety Engineer’s 100th anniversary.             The ASSE asked the marching band in October 2011 to perform at their event honoring their 100th anniversary.            ... Read more »

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