Features : Bear Facts

Winkelman: more than an art teacher

April 15, 2014 • lexi miranda, sports editor  
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You may know him from his amazing artwork or the rock music blasting from his room, but there is more to Matt Winkelman, art teacher, than meets the eye. Winkelman remembers beginning to draw from the second he could pick up a pencil. Since then, he has been in love with art in all of its forms. He attended... Read more »

Cosmetology for a cause

Cosmetology for a cause

April 15, 2014 • laura messerschmidt, features editor  
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After watching her mother’s battle against cancer, a recent graduate is pursuing cosmetology with intentions to go into making wigs for cancer patients. Bear Facts caught up with Vanessa Remblake, a winter 2014 graduate, to talk about her inspiration, experiences, and plans for her future as a beauty... Read more »

Painting the picture: an inside look at AP art

April 15, 2014 • kat pauli, managing editor  
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While many students take Advanced Placement (AP) courses during their high school career, very few move on to take AP Art Studio, a highly demanding and time intensive course where students spend hours in and out of class working to finish a piece every week. Rather than taking a traditional test at... Read more »

Visions, magic, and signs: ways to predict your future

April 15, 2014 • Genna Danial, Viewpoint Writer  
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Although psychic abilities are widely criticized by American society and have never been scientifically supported, many people see psychics for guidance or predictions of the future. If you want to try to predict your own future, here are some methods to do it: Palm Reading Originating in ancient Greece,... Read more »

Krause’s tips for summer

April 15, 2014 • Sara Pardej, Editor-In-Chief  
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Carl Krause, college and career counselor, shared his best tips for each grade to do this summer to prepare for the future. Freshmen It’s okay to still be a kid Look into enrichment programs on Naviance Keep concentrating on grades Sophomores Find a job, it’s a good experience to write about Travel... Read more »

Saving bottles, saving the environment

April 15, 2014 • hannah bostrom, features writer  
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People flock to these with a passion, including this trip in their routines, even if it means being late to class. The filtered water fountains impact students’ lives every day. Whether it be learning about environmental awareness, becoming conscious of the healthy benefits of water, or having a sense... Read more »

A look at equestrian therapy

A look at equestrian therapy

April 15, 2014 • danielle collins, features writer  
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Premature twins fell in love with two ponies named Bubbles and Penny at an equestrian therapy barn two months ago, and their improvements due to the therapy are already showing. At another therapeutic barn, a mother and daughter duo fell in love with volunteering  eight years ago and their passion has... Read more »

LZHS graduates give advice about adjusting to college

April 15, 2014 • Julia Kuhn, In Depth Editor  
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High schoolers, especially seniors, are looking ahead to the future and wondering what it holds.  The more students know about their future, hopefully the less worried they will be. In that spirit, Bear Facts questioned LZHS graduates about their lives at college and their advice for high school students... Read more »

Accident leads to life scare

Accident leads to life scare

March 11, 2014 • jenna roach, sports writer  
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When students go onto college and tell their new friends about their old lives, many do not have a story quite like one student’s summer experience. Shannon Jessen, senior, had mononucleosis over the summer, and her spleen, which was enlarged due to the disease, burst while she was tubing at her uncle’s... Read more »

Addiction: A losing battle with yourself

March 11, 2014 • Hannah Bostrom, Features Writer  
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“Addiction is a disease. It’s carried out genetically. Maybe a mom or a grandmother is an alcoholic and then that carries on to the kids. If someone has diabetes you wouldn’t yell at or blame them just like you wouldn’t yell at or blame someone who has an addiction,” Scott Brand, director of... Read more »

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