2012 February : Bear Facts

LZHS Harry Potter club has its second meeting

LZHS Harry Potter club has its second meeting

February 28, 2012 • Julia Kuhn, Features Writer  
Filed under News, Top Stories

The Harry Potter Club is now open for learning about the secrets of magic. “We had our second meeting today, and it went really well. There were a few less people there than last time, but the people there were very enthusiastic and excited, which made the meeting fun,” Veronika Paprocka,... Read more »

Student secures a successful future by learning languages

February 27, 2012 • Abby Carpenter, Features Editor  
Filed under Features

Knowing what the future holds for you after high school is nearly impossible. But knowing what you want to happen and doing something about it in high school is one way to control your future. Jamie Pryhuber is doing just that by trying to teach herself several different languages to better secure herself... Read more »

Bear Facts Flashback: Comic Books are more than “just for laughs”

Bear Facts Flashback: Comic Books are more than “just for laughs”

February 23, 2012  
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 February 1992. By Ryan Whisner Many people believe “comic books”... Read more »

Turnabout decorations add sparkle to the cafeteria

Turnabout decorations add sparkle to the cafeteria

February 22, 2012 • Kaitlyn Etienne, Viewpoint Editor  
Filed under News

Students eating or talking in the cafeteria may have noticed it seems a bit more sparkly than usual. It is all thanks to the work of about sixty students from student council, who met at the school on Monday to transform the cafeteria into this year’s Fire and Ice theme.  “When we talked about Fire... Read more »

Stevenson ends LZ girls’ basketball season

Stevenson ends LZ girls' basketball season

February 17, 2012 • Adam Griffith, Sports Writer  
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The girls’ varsity team lost in the regional championship game last night against the fourth seed Stevenson at home. The Bears (5) got off to a slow start and were unable to seize hold of the game, walking off the court down 4-10 at the end of the first. After that, the game turned into a blur as Stevenson... Read more »

Boys’ wrestling team pins down the competition

Boys' wrestling team pins down the competition

February 14, 2012 • Adam Griffith, Sports Writer  
Filed under Sports

As the boys’ wrestling season comes to a close, Bear Facts sits down with two of the top wrestlers as they look back on a successful season. The team finished third overall in the Stevenson regionals, with seven wrestlers advancing to sectionals. » Gresham Henderson, junior   Q: Why do you love... Read more »

Dedicated to dance

Dedicated to dance

February 14, 2012 • Ashlee Czapla, Features Writer  
Filed under Sports

Back stage, curtain down, lights off. The excited murmur of a crowd echoes from the other side of a velvet curtain. Anticipation and adrenaline build as months of preparing and practicing are about to pay off. A signal is called. The curtain slowly rises, the lights turn on, the music begins playing.... Read more »

Protest: websites ‘blackout’ against SOPA

February 14, 2012 • Josh Back, Bear Facts news writer  
Filed under News

Congress indefinitely shelved the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and its Senate counter-part the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) because of the internet blackout on January 18 caused. Despite this, some internet users are still fighting a battle over two other pieces of legislation. Influential... Read more »

Two sports, one goal: cross training

Two sports, one goal: cross training

February 14, 2012 • Renee Griffin, Sports Writer  
Filed under Sports

Weight training and practices are not the only ways for a high school athlete to improve his or her play. Cross training, or training in more than one sport, can be valuable. Some play two sports because they enjoy both, but others may do it to stay in shape for their main sport. “A lot of people come... Read more »

Online courses offer practical benefits for students

February 14, 2012 • Kaitlyn Etienne, Viewpoint Editor  
Filed under Viewpoint

The ITT Technical Institute commercial of a girl going to college in her pajamas is a familiar sight to many students. But while some just laugh and ignore the ad, a growing number are actually signing up for online courses. With the increasing popularity of distance learning, students should not ignore... Read more »

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