2013 March : Bear Facts

Spreading the word to end the word

Spreading the word to end the word

March 22, 2013 • madeline jordan, bear facts features editor  
Filed under Features

For the special education department at LZHS, March 6th marked the beginning of a hopeful campaign to end the use of the word “retard” from everyday language.             S.N.A.P (special needs athletic program), Buddy Project, and Special Olympic participants spent the day wearing their... Read more »

March Madness sweeps nation

March 21, 2013 • julia kuhn, bear facts features writer  
Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

For college basketball fans, springtime means March Madness. The NCAA tournament consists of 68 teams playing in a one-and-done tournament and fans compete against one another by making brackets, or predictions of which teams will win.  “I get really excited for March Madness because I love making... Read more »

Ben Howard relieves stress with refreshing sound

March 15, 2013 • Adam Griffith, Sports Editor  
Filed under Entertainment

The weeks leading up to spring break can be some of the most stressful of the year. With long nights of homework lined up for days on end, many students often turn to music while they work on their studies.             The English folk-indie singer Ben Howard produces prime music for a late... Read more »

Drama Club hosts Coffee House for Charity Bash

March 15, 2013 • genna danial, bear facts features writer  
Filed under News

Many students performed during Coffee House, a LZHS Drama Club event where teens could perform any act of their choosing for their peers.  On February 28, 2013, students, both to perform and to watch, gathered in the Performing Arts Center in the high school for Coffee House.  Acts ranged from singing... Read more »

LZHS fashion club to host charity fashion show

March 14, 2013 • Emmy Schwerdt, News Writer  
Filed under News

A new club at LZHS will be hosting a fashion show Thursday night at 7pm to raise money for Charity Bash.  Tickets are on sale during all lunch periods and will be available at the door.             Fashion Club, currently in its first year, will be running the show, which will allow students... Read more »

Justin Timberlake releases new album, The 20/20 Experience

March 14, 2013 • Emily Hack, Viewpoint Writer  
Filed under Entertainment

Justin Timberlake may be back, but he is not bringing sexy back in his new album, The 20/20 Experience.             The album, available on iTunes March 19, is Timberlake’s first album in seven years. He has gone down a new path as a solo artist, but his music is not helping him stand out.            ... Read more »

District teacher’s book nominated for award

District teacher’s book nominated for award

March 13, 2013 • genna danial, bear facts features writer  
Filed under News

Laura Matuszewski, special education teacher at Isaac Fox Elementary School, never set out to write a book. She set out to share an explanation. Matuszewski recently self-published a book called A Special Friend, which helps to explain how children with special needs are just like children in general... Read more »

Give blood, save lives

March 12, 2013 • madeline jordan, bear facts features editor  
Filed under Features

Colleen Loverde played the part in saving the life of a human being. To do this, she did not need the credentials of a fire fighter or marine, and the act took less than an hour.             Loverde donated blood, and says the experience was one that she does not regret. In Lake Zurich, there... Read more »

No excuse for abuse

March 12, 2013 • genna danial, bear facts features writer  
Filed under Features

When people hurt their pets, their family members should worry, not just for the well-being of the animal, but for their own safety as well.  Animal abuse is a crime serious enough by itself, but studies have shown it commonly goes hand in hand with domestic abuse.  “With [animal] abuse, it’s more... Read more »

Choir says “Ciao” to Italy over Spring Break

March 12, 2013 • lexi miranda, bear facts features writer  
Filed under Features

Choir students will be saying “Arrivederci” to LZ and “Ciao” to Italy on Wednesday, March 20.             Of the nearly 240 students enrolled in the choir program, 122 students will be attending the trip to Italy over Spring Break to perform at four different venues throughout the... Read more »

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