2011 December : Bear Facts

Bare Voices performs in winter show

December 21, 2011 • Abby Carpenter, Features Editor  
Filed under Features, News

Just in time for LZ’s winter break, Bare Voices and the Chamber Strings groups performed in a concert in the Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, December 20. In elegant suits and sparkly black dresses, Bare Voices was dressed for the festive holiday spirit during their performance, dancing along to... Read more »

Middle school dodge ball tournament raises money for Charity Bash

Middle school dodge ball tournament raises money for Charity Bash

December 20, 2011 • Nicole Syverson, Contributor  
Filed under News

National Honors Society ran a dodgeball tournament and raised $1,600 for LZHS Charity Bash on November 16. The dodgeball tournament raised money for the Crohn’s and Colitis foundation. The tournament was held for middle school kids in the field house.This is the third year NHS has ran the dodgeball... Read more »

Tech Campus offers new classes

December 20, 2011 • Josh Back, Bear Facts news writer  
Filed under News

The Tech Campus will be offering a class on Photonics, the science of light manipulation, for Juniors and seniors interested. In the class, students will study the emission, detection, and manipulation of light. Joanne Hughes, curriculum director at tech campus, said the class will give the students... Read more »

Bieber kills Christmas

December 20, 2011 • Sara Pardej, Entertainment Writer  
Filed under Entertainment

Deck the halls with boughs of shawty- wait, shawty? When did shawty become a part of Christmas songs? Justin Bieber, pop sensation, recently released a new album, Under the Mistletoe, which proved classic Christmas songs are classics for a reason; they are not meant to be remixed or redone.            ... Read more »

Women’s club brings hope to families with local holiday helpers

December 20, 2011 • Lexi Miranda, Contributor  
Filed under Features

The Hawthorn Woods Women’s Club (HWWC) is helping women and children currently living in shelters during the holiday season through their ‘Holiday Helpers’ program. Amelia Leng, junior, is familiar with the ‘Holiday Helpers’ program because her mom is a member of the HWWC and thinks this is... Read more »

Catching sleep and crashing cars

December 20, 2011 • Julia Kuhn, Features Writer  
Filed under Features

The dangers of drinking and driving are well publicized, but drowsy driving is proving to be just as deadly. “The effects are similar to drunk driving, such as reduced reaction time and impaired judgment,” Tom O’Connell, Lake Zurich Police Officer, said. “Accidents are caused... Read more »

Local food pantries lend a helping handful

Local food pantries lend a helping handful

December 20, 2011 • Emily Hack, Features Writer  
Filed under Features

In Lake County, 11.7 percent of people and 21.8 percent of children are food insecure, according to Feeding America 2011 statistics. They do not have access to enough food to live a healthy and active lifestyle, but local food pantries are trying to end that hunger. Food pantries such as St. Vincent... Read more »

District 95 installs radon testing canisters

December 20, 2011 • Chris Radecki, Bear Facts editor-in-chief  
Filed under News

Due to complaints from parents and community members about faulty radon testing in 2009, the Board recently decided to install 648 radon-testing canisters, spread throughout all district buildings. At a recent Board meeting, District parents expressed dissatisfied views about the faulty testing the district... Read more »

Rachel’s Challenge connects students

December 20, 2011 • Lexi Fye, Bear Facts contributor  
Filed under News

The Student Leadership Program, with faculty advisors, is starting a chain reaction, where students are able to add a link to a paper chain for good deeds they have done. The Student Leadership Program, made up of chosen students from each grade level, has spread this idea to other teachers, according... Read more »

The impact of kind words: LZ Compliments creates a chain reaction

December 20, 2011 • Tara McKee, Contributor  
Filed under Features

HELP WANTED: High-energy student, willing to work long hours in a no-income, but emotionally rewarding job. Requires night and weekend work. Egos must be checked at the door, as this job is performed anonymously.  While the job of running the LZ Compliments Formspring page is performed as a labor of... Read more »

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