2011 October : Bear Facts

Cross country teams move on to state

October 30, 2011 • Renee Griffin, Sports Writer  
Filed under Sports

Both the boys’ and girls’ cross country teams will travel to the state meet in Peoria next weekend after good showings in sectionals. The girls’ team finished fourth overall at sectionals. Sophomore Meaghan Gelinas finished first for the team and 14th overall with a time of 18:25.73. She was followed... Read more »

Bears best Geneva Vikings in first play-off round

October 30, 2011 • Adam Griffith, Sports Writer  
Filed under Sports

The Bears came out on top Saturday with a narrow win over the Geneva Vikings. Fewer fans than usual filed into Mel Eide to watch the Bears quickly fall behind Geneva off of a fumble on the first play 14 seconds into the game.  The future seemed dark for LZ , with the score 21-7 as half-time approached,... Read more »

Teenagers are too old for trick-or-treating

Teenagers are too old for trick-or-treating

October 29, 2011 • Maggie Monson, Viewpoint Writer  
Filed under Top Stories, Viewpoint

Halloween is every child’s dream: free candy, crazy costumes, and staying up past bedtime. When teenagers intrude upon these traditions, they spoil Halloween for the children. “I don’t think that teenagers should be trick-or-treating because it takes away from the younger kids’ experience because... Read more »

GSA raises awareness about LGBT harassment

October 26, 2011 • Valentina Witkowski, Entertainment Writer  
Filed under News

LZHS’s Gay Straight Alliance club celebrated Ally Week October 17-21, along with many other schools and communities nationwide. Ally Week hosts events that serve to identify, support, and celebrate allies against anti-LGBT language bullying and harassment in American schools. Members of GSA set up... Read more »

Sample writing from the Journalism 1 classes

Sample writing from the Journalism 1 classes

October 26, 2011 • Various, Contributors  
Filed under News

Period 3: Genevieve Danial Journalism students were split when they were offered the opportunity to go on a fieldtrip to Whitewater, Wisconsin to attend a journalism conference or attend the LZHS homecoming assembly on October 14. Journalism students had the choice to attend an all day conference that... Read more »

New faculty joins LZHS: Jeanne Engelkemeir

New faculty joins LZHS: Jeanne Engelkemeir

October 25, 2011 • Julia Kuhn, Features Writer  
Filed under Features, Top Stories

Jeanne Engelkemeir, French teacher, joined the LZHS World Language Department this year as the new AP French teacher. Upon arriving at LZHS, Engelkemeir was impressed with the friendliness and dedication LZHS faculty have for the students. “I love everyone in our department, and the French teachers... Read more »

Bear Facts Flashback: Senator Dole Visits History Class

Bear Facts Flashback: Senator Dole Visits History Class

October 24, 2011  
Filed under Features

Each week, Bear Facts will post an article from a past issue.  These articles can demonstrate what life was like for a high school student in that year.  What seemed important to them that seems commonplace now? This article ran in November 1979. By Charley Kline On November 12, Senator Robert Dole... Read more »

Bears end regular season with win over Zion, move on to playoffs

Bears end regular season with win over Zion, move on to playoffs

October 23, 2011 • Renee Griffin, Sports Writer  
Filed under Sports

The football team defeated Zion-Benton on Friday night in the last game of the regular season, with the final score standing at 41-3. The win places them at the top of the North Suburban Conference in a three-way tie with Stevenson and Lake Forest, both of whom also won on Friday. It marks the first... Read more »

State Senator Dan Duffy visits LZHS

State Senator Duffy

October 21, 2011 • Joe Koncel, Managing Editor  
Filed under News

Dan Duffy, State Senator from District 26, visited government classes at LZHS to encourage students to get involved in politics and discuss his work in the legislature. “I’m speaking about what it’s like being in the state senate and about different legislation that I’m working... Read more »

New faculty joins LZHS: Julie Anderson

New faculty joins LZHS: Julie Anderson

October 20, 2011 • Madeline Jordan, Features Writer  
Filed under Features

Julie Anderson is here to help students. Whether the problem be emotional, academic, or social, Anderson has begun her first year in the guidance department at LZHS and is ready to address the needs of the student body. “I’m a social worker, and there’s competition in that field of work,” Anderson... Read more »

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