2012 September : Bear Facts

Cross country members help running community

September 27, 2012 • genna danial, bear facts features writer  
Filed under Sports

Instead of sleeping in on a Sunday morning, some LZHS cross country members woke up early to volunteer at the Alpine Races on September 23, 2012.              The Alpine Runners hold the Alpine Races every year, which include a half marathon, 5K, youth mile, and kids races.  Some LZHS cross... Read more »

Fierce Five tours Chicago

Fierce Five tours Chicago

September 21, 2012 • Lexi Fye, Viewpoint Writer  
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The men and women’s Olympic gymnasts, along with other gymnasts, are officially coming to Chicago on October 14.  They will be performing multiple gymnastics skills to be a part of the Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions. The Kellogg’s tour has already traveled through California and Arizona,... Read more »

Running for a reason: teachers join marathon

September 18, 2012 • Madeline Jordan, bear facts features editor  
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It is not every day that a high school teacher wakes up and decides to run one of the largest marathon road races in the world. It is even rarer when three of those teachers are at LZHS and will be raising thousands of dollars each in the charity of their choice. On October 7, Tom Reagan, Lisa Ledbetter,... Read more »

Helping in Honduras: Tollberg’s story

September 18, 2012 • Gell Lavito, bear facts editor-in-chief  
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Many teachers complete their career having taught at a few different schools in the area.  For one science teacher, Bethany Tollberg, her résumé includes teaching in Honduras for a year. Instead of teaching at LZHS for the 2011-2012 school year, Tollberg taught math and science at Rancho Ebenezer,... Read more »

Just cheating yourself

September 18, 2012 • Genna Danial, bear facts features writer  
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In today’s fast-paced society, students are pressured to be the best so they can be prepared for college or a career.  Students are so concerned with receiving a good grade it does not matter how they achieve it, causing a major educational problem: cheating. Students may cheat for many reasons. ... Read more »

High School 101: Back to school guide helps you survive

September 18, 2012 • Julia Kuhn, bear facts features writer  
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RING! The bell signals the start of school, accompanied by rushing students and crowded hallways. With so much activity going on, the start of school can seem a little overwhelming. A new school year can be hard to adjust to after a long summer of no homework and tests. This school survival guide will... Read more »

Former LZ QB signs with Bears

Former LZ QB signs with Bears

September 18, 2012 • Renee Griffin, bear facts managing editor  
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Only two major football teams in Illinois call themselves the Bears: the LZ Bears and the Chicago Bears. Matt Blanchard, 2007 graduate, has played for both. Blanchard was the starting quarterback of the LZ football team in 2006, when the Bears finished second in the state after losing to St. Rita in... Read more »

Bears cheer loud, proud

September 18, 2012 • Adam Griffith, bear facts sports editor  
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For years, Lake Zurich has been legendary throughout the conference for its student section, which on any given Friday may hold up to 354 students. But what you won’t find from looking at the stands at Mel Eide is the heart, spirit, and tradition that have been years in the making. On a typical Thursday,... Read more »

Proffitt keeps momentum rolling

Proffitt keeps momentum rolling

September 18, 2012 • Adam Griffith, bear facts sports editor  
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When the Bear’s opened their season against Fremd on August 31, they took the field under new leadership. David Proffitt, who had coached at LZHS for six years before succeeding Bryan Stortz as head coach after his move to Rock Island, has only made minor changes while keeping the momentum from past... Read more »

Smart snacking for a healthier diet!

September 18, 2012 • lexi miranda, bear facts features writer  
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Although snacks are the key to a healthy, balanced diet, nibbling on the wrong foods can add unwanted calories to your day. Teens should eat snacks that have a little protein and complex carbs to fill nutritional gaps and keep them full, according to https://superhealthykids.com.  “Slow digesting... Read more »

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