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Bare Voices performs in winter show

Abby Carpenter, Features Editor

December 21, 2011

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... Read more »

Tech Campus offers new classes

Josh Back, Bear Facts news writer

December 20, 2011

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,... Read more »

Bieber kills Christmas

Sara Pardej, Entertainment Writer

December 20, 2011

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... Read more »

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

Lexi Miranda, Contributor

December 20, 2011

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... Read more »

Catching sleep and crashing cars

Julia Kuhn, Features Writer

December 20, 2011

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... Read more »

District 95 installs radon testing canisters

Chris Radecki, Bear Facts editor-in-chief

December 20, 2011

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,... Read more »

Rachel’s Challenge connects students

Lexi Fye, Bear Facts contributor

December 20, 2011

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... Read more »

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

Tara McKee, Contributor

December 20, 2011

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... Read more »

Boys’ bowling team never spares the competition

Mike Schmitt, Erik Nelson, Contributors

December 20, 2011

Filed under Sports

The boy’s bowling team has high expectations as they begin a new season. The team has gone to State the past three years, and their goal is to go again this year. “We’ve had a lot of progress in the offseason,” Peter... Read more »