Top Stories : Bear Facts

Listening in on summer festival season

Listening in on summer festival season

May 27, 2014 • lexi miranda, bear facts staff  
Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

From country music to electronic dance music, from indie rock to alternative music, there are many music festivals around the Chicago area to attend this summer.   Three popular music festivals in the Chicago area include Pitchfork, Country Thunder, and Lollapalooza.   Pitchfork may not be as big as... Read more »

Up and Coming: Matt Pereira

Up and Coming: Matt Pereira

May 27, 2014 • adam griffith, bf graduating staff  
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

  Matthew Pereira, freshman, clocked a 4.17.7 1600 meter run at the Warren Invitational track meet on April 19, making him the fastest mile runner in the state and the secone fastest freshman in the country as of May 22. At the Bear Invite on April 25, Pereira ran a 9:18.19 in the 3200 meter run... Read more »

Pursuing passions & following dreams

Pursuing passions & following dreams

May 27, 2014 • michael gallagher and stephanie pavin, bear facts staff  
Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

Discovering a major in high school that one will want to pursue throughout college is not always as simple as it may seem. In some cases, being involved in school electives can help one realize they are passionate about something other than English, math, science, or social studies. Students who follow... Read more »

Pressure on athletes causes injuries

Pressure on athletes causes injuries

April 15, 2014  
Filed under Top Stories, Viewpoint

An athlete’s best is expected day in and day out, but this expectation put on them from coaches, parents, and teammates causes athletes to crumble under this consistent pressure, causing unnecessary injuries. A young, and growing body should not be getting injured regularly in order to succeed at practice.... Read more »

Sing along with spring musical The Music Man

Sing along with spring musical The Music Man

April 15, 2014 • stephanie pavin, entertainment writer  
Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

Student performers and audience members will be perfectly in tune when The Music Man marches onto the PAC stage April 23-25. The musical showcases a variety of entertainment, such as singing, dancing, and comedy. “It’s a classic, very family-friendly musical,” David Harmon, director and... Read more »

Athletes take the jump from high school sports to NCAA

Athletes take the jump from high school sports to NCAA

April 15, 2014 • meagan bens, sports writer  
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

  Although millions of kids in the nation compete in sports at the high school level, 98 out of 100 students will never play at the collegiate level, according to Georgia State University’s website. The transition from high school to college is already difficult, according to Healthy Children’s... Read more »

Night & Day: Nightlinger reflects on first 232 days

Night & Day: Nightlinger reflects on first 232 days

April 15, 2014 • Nikos Stroubos, News Writer  
Filed under News, Top Stories

Kent Nightlinger, principal, having formerly been assistant principal, knew what to expect returning to LZHS as principal. Nightlinger said he had no negative impressions of the school when he left and has not formed any since coming back. Nightlinger has been involved in education for his whole adult... Read more »

Tonelli gym flooded after pipe bursts

Tonelli gym flooded after pipe bursts

March 13, 2014 • adam griffith, news writer  
Filed under News, Top Stories

At approximately 7 a.m. this morning, March 13, a water pipe that runs along the bottom of the Tonelli Gym track broke open during a morning track practice and began flooding the gym.  The fire alarm system was activated, and early bird students and athletes who had morning practice evacuated the building... Read more »

Who will be the future Mr. LZ?

Who will be the future Mr. LZ?

March 11, 2014 • lexi fye, entertainment editor  
Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

‘Twas the week before Mr. LZ, and all through the town, not a contestant was resting, they were working for the crown.  The talents were chosen and practiced with care, in hopes of taking the trophy without feeling despair. The final competition and show for Mr. LZ will be happening next Wednesday,... Read more »

Frigid weather, frightening roads

Frigid weather, frightening roads

March 11, 2014 • Emmy Schwerdt, News Writer  
Filed under News, Top Stories

Due to a prolonged winter season, Lake Zurich roads are facing an increase in potholes and a decrease in overall driving conditions. The polar vortex, which caused temperatures to vary greatly on a day-by-day basis and large amounts of snowfall and ice, has caused the “pothole season” to come early.... Read more »

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