2012 April : Bear Facts

LZHS holds spring assembly

April 20, 2012 • Joe Koncel, Managing Editor  
Filed under News

LZHS recognized athletes and academic teams between performances at today’s spring assembly. Students applauded and recognized athletes from basketball, volleyball, and cross country, among other sports, as well as those who competed in math and science competitions.  The seven retiring teachers... Read more »

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April 18, 2012  
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Boys’ tennis smashes the competition

April 17, 2012 • Angelica LaVito, Sports Editor  
Filed under Sports

With preseason matches out of the way, the boys’ tennis team just began their season on April 3.  A new coach and a young team pose new challenges and opportunities for this year.             Kristin Finnigan, PE and Health teacher, stepped down from the head coach position last year, leaving... Read more »

Be brave and shave: St. Balderick’s raises money for cancer research

Be brave and shave: St. Balderick's raises money for cancer research

April 17, 2012 • Madeline Jordan, Features Writer  
Filed under Features

 Britney Spears went bald for attention. Some men go bald for style or convenience. Stephanie Henderson, however, shaved her head for very different reasons. After seeing a pitch for St Balderick’s charity on the TV show The Doctors, Henderson, a junior, chose to change up her look in order to raise... Read more »

Stanko says bye to Biology

Stanko says bye to Biology

April 17, 2012 • Julia Kuhn, Features Writer  
Filed under Features

     After a career of 34 years teaching science at LZHS, Phil Stanko is getting ready to say goodbye to the students and faculty of the Lake Zurich community.      “I enjoy feeling that I have, in some small way, helped the students grow and develop while sharing my passion for science,”... Read more »

Lisa show winners continue to ‘best of the best’ show

April 17, 2012 • Josh Back, Bear Facts news writer  
Filed under News

Students who won the school wide Life is simply art (Lisa) show in January will compete in a best of the best Lisa show against the other schools in the Chicago area on May 20. Students entered their work to compete with each other in the January show in the five categories: photography, sculpture, drawing,... Read more »

Fundraising trend: choir sells mattresses to raise money

April 17, 2012 • Abby Carpenter, Features Editor  
Filed under Features

Say goodbye to cookie dough, candy, and entertainment coupon books. The newest way to raise money is with a mattress sale. “At first I thought it sounded crazy,” Nick Juknelis, director of vocal music, said. “When a fundraising representative approached us with the idea, I said okay because I honestly... Read more »

Shin splints: every runner’s nightmare

April 17, 2012 • Renee Griffin, Sports Writer  
Filed under Sports

Shin splints occur in 13.1 percent of all runners, according to Beginnertriathlete.com. And that is not including those who get shin splints while simply running to catch a bus or something similar.             “A lot of runners get shin splints for a variety of reasons. I treat kids for... Read more »

LA Fitness coming to LZ

April 17, 2012 • Kevin Logan, Bear Facts news writer  
Filed under News

LA Fitness plans to introduce a new location in Lake Zurich, replacing the closed Wickes Furniture building on the corner of Deer Path Road and Route 12, across from Wal-Mart. Lake Zurich Board of Trustees approved an application last fall for building and producing an LA Fitness health club and fitness... Read more »

The nose knows: how smells impact us

April 17, 2012 • Emily Hack, Features Writer  
Filed under Features

Scents and smells are all around us: at the park, in the zoo, or on the beach. But what kind of role do these smells play in our lives? The nose’s job is to smell. A smell can bring on a flood of memories, influence people’s moods, and even affect their work performance, according to howstuffworks.com. “I... Read more »

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