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LZHS holds spring assembly

Joe Koncel, Managing Editor

April 20, 2012

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... Read more »

Boys’ tennis smashes the competition

Angelica LaVito, Sports Editor

April 17, 2012

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,... Read more »

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

Josh Back, Bear Facts news writer

April 17, 2012

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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... Read more »

Fundraising trend: choir sells mattresses to raise money

Abby Carpenter, Features Editor

April 17, 2012

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... Read more »

Shin splints: every runner’s nightmare

Renee Griffin, Sports Writer

April 17, 2012

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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.            ... Read more »

LA Fitness coming to LZ

Kevin Logan, Bear Facts news writer

April 17, 2012

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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... Read more »

The nose knows: how smells impact us

Emily Hack, Features Writer

April 17, 2012

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... Read more »

Task force promotes rain barrels

Joe Koncel, Bear Facts managing editor

April 17, 2012

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The Green Lake Zurich Team, a task force created by the Lake Zurich Board of Trustees, is pursuing its first initiative: selling rain barrels. Rain barrels prevent rain water from seeping into the ground and into drainage systems,... Read more »

Last stitch of Home Ec teachers career: Kathryn Olson

Valentina Witkowski, Entertainment Writer

April 17, 2012

Filed under Features

Kathryn Olson, Home Economics teacher, is hanging up her apron and closing her lesson planner this spring when she retires from a 35 year teaching career. Olson has been teaching at LZHS for ten years. She had previously taught... Read more »