2012 December : Bear Facts

‘Honest Abe’ may not be as truthful as he seems

December 20, 2012 • nicole syverson, entertainment writer  
Filed under Entertainment

Abraham Lincoln’s quest to get the House of Representatives to approve the 13th amendment that abolished slavery is the focus of the new movie, Lincoln.  While this movie was touching and inspiring, a few historical details made the movie s eem less realistic.             The movie idea... Read more »

Travel to a world of imagination with the Hobbit

Travel to a world of imagination with the Hobbit

December 20, 2012 • sara pardej, entertainment editor  
Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

With Christmas around the corner, Elves seem to be missing from Santa’s workshop. The  Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey, hit theaters last Friday, and proved to be a magical hit. The plot centers around Bilbo, the Hobbit. The movie is based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s book, The Hobbit, which is a prequel... Read more »

LZHS security revamped following Newtown shooting

December 18, 2012 • kevin logan, bear facts news editor  
Filed under News

District 95 is now implementing a new security policy for LZHS which was planned prior to the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.                 “We have been looking into a few changes in our security system for a while, but the crisis in Newtown... Read more »

Job shadowing program allows students to explore career choices

December 18, 2012 • Jenny Steinberg, bear facts contributor  
Filed under News

Students have the opportunity to explore and experience potential career choices by participating in the Job Shadowing Program offered by the Career Mentoring Program at LZHS.             The Job Shadowing Program allows freshmen through seniors who meet the academic eligibly requirements... Read more »

Child Development produces Christmas show for preschoolers

December 18, 2012 • Hannah Bostrom, bear facts contributor  
Filed under News

            Preschool classes at the high school are performing a free Christmas show to get ready for the holiday season on December 19 and 20 for parents and students to attend.             Child Development classes and the preschool students will perform holiday songs to showcase... Read more »

Current principal retiring, looking for new principal

December 18, 2012 • Danielle Collins, bear facts contributor  
Filed under News

Administrators began the nation-wide search for a new principal on November 5 due to the retirement of the current principal at the end of the year.             Principal Kim Kolze is retiring after this school year, therefore, the school’s administration has begun to look for a new principal.... Read more »

Varsity cheerleaders prepare for first competition of season

December 18, 2012 • Stephanie Pavin and Michael Gallagher, bear facts contributor  
Filed under News

The LZHS varsity cheerleaders are beginning to prepare for the upcoming cheer competitions held every weekend, starting in December.             The varsity cheerleaders will have a competition every Saturday starting December 8. Each competition will take place at different high schools.... Read more »

St. Francis church helps send Choir to Italy

December 18, 2012 • julia kuhn, bear facts features writer  
Filed under News

The LZHS Choir sang at St. Francis de Sales church to raise money for a Spring Break trip to Italy. The Choir sang at five services at the church: one on the evening of Saturday, December 15; three the morning of Sunday, December 16; and one Sunday night.             “[St. Francis] invited... Read more »

New medical marijuana bill up for vote

December 18, 2012 • carolyn busse, bear facts news writer  
Filed under News

The legalization of medical marijuana in Illinois could soon be a possibility as Illinois lawmakers will vote on the act in December.             If passed in the Illinois House of Representatives, the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act will allow qualifying patients over... Read more »

Colleges checking Facebook

December 18, 2012 • renee griffin, bear facts managing editor  
Filed under News

High school seniors generally spend hours on college applications. They likely do not spend nearly as much time considering what they post to social networks, though their profiles could be considered by admissions officers.             A recent 2012 survey by Kaplan Test Prep found that 26... Read more »

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