2011 November : Bear Facts

Suspicious package at LZHS cleared as empty camera case

Suspicious package at LZHS cleared as empty camera case

November 30, 2011  
Filed under News, Top Stories

A suspicious package was found outside the front entrance of LZHS early Monday morning. After thorough examination by police, fire department, and bomb squad personnel, the package was discovered to be an empty video camera case. Police were called to the school at 5:59am to follow up a report regarding... Read more »

New faculty joins LZHS: Donald Castans

New faculty joins LZHS: Donald Castans

November 22, 2011 • Julia Kuhn, Features Writer  
Filed under Features

Donald Castans, science teacher, joined the LZHS faculty this year as a new physical science teacher. The inviting environment of LZHS impressed Castans when he arrived in Lake Zurich, he said. “I was blown away by how welcoming it was,” Castans said. “Everyone is very friendly, which... Read more »

Review: Nothing but the Beat is good, could be more creative

November 15, 2011 • Maggie Monson, Viewpoint Writer  
Filed under Entertainment

David Guetta’s album, Nothing but the Beat, is a strong mix of dance and House music that overall is only good as a party album. Guetta, a French disc jockey (DJ), released Nothing but the Beat on August 26. The album is Guetta’s fifth, and the first disc contains 13 songs featuring a total of 16... Read more »

Occupy Wall Street protests should continue

November 15, 2011 • Kaitlyn Etienne, Viewpoint Editor  
Filed under Viewpoint

The protest known as Occupy Wall Street has been called an anti-capitalist movement, a violent demonstration, and the opposite of the Tea Party, but no matter what you call it, the thousands of people marching and protesting in New York and around the world are exercising their First Amendment Rights... Read more »

Going the Distance: An inside look into boys’ cross country

Going the Distance: An inside look into boys' cross country

November 15, 2011 • Angelica LaVito, Sports Editor  
Filed under Sports

Hard work over time beats talent; goal-oriented people find ways; every day is a great day.  These are the boys’ cross country team’s key quotes, and they have found great success from living by these quotes.               “It’s not always the most talented who wins the race; a... Read more »

Bathroom breaks should not be limited: Evergreen Park High School should get rid of new bathroom policy

Bathroom breaks should not be limited: Evergreen Park High School should get rid of new bathroom policy

November 15, 2011 • Madeline Jordan, Features Writer  
Filed under Viewpoint

When you need to go, you need to go. The primary focus of class time should always be for learning, but teachers must present students with a reasonable bathroom policy in which students absorb as much of the lesson as possible, while still being able to use the can. In mid-October, Evergreen Park High... Read more »

Social network showdown

Social network showdown

November 15, 2011 • Sara Pardej, Entertainment Writer  
Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

Social networking has become a part of almost everyone’s life. In fact, about 93 percent of teens aged 12-17 go online, according to Top Ten Reviews. Teachers have also begun to catch onto social networking. Julie Bryniczka, girls’ lacrosse coach, and Peter Kupfer, physics teacher, use Twitter and... Read more »

Deer Park gains new restaurants

November 15, 2011 • Kevin Logan, Bear Facts news writer  
Filed under News

Deer Park Mall is home to many restaurants and stores, but three new restaurants have become a part of the shopping center area: Smashburger, The Waffle Gourmet, and Red Robin. SMASH BURGER: Smashburger is one of the fastest growing “better burger” food chains in the United States. The company owns... Read more »

Man’s best friend or man’s worst enemy? LZ students and their pets

November 15, 2011 • Madeline Jordan, Features Writer  
Filed under Features

When life gets ‘ruff’, LZHS teens know they can turn to their pets. Whether it be for support or an escape from boredom, research supports the mood-enhancing benefits of pets. “Unless you’re someone who really dislikes animals or is absolutely too busy to care for one properly, pets can provide... Read more »

Drug testing policy update

November 15, 2011 • Chris Radecki, Bear Facts editor-in-chief  
Filed under News

Due to strong community opposition, the District 95 Board of Education unofficially decided to drop the drug testing plan. The plan was not formally dropped, as a formal vote on the plan among Board members still needs to take place, but Board members made the fate of the plan clear at their last Committee... Read more »

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