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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 »

Stay off the bench with stable knees

Stay off the bench with stable knees

March 11, 2014 • meagan bens, sports writer  
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Hearing a loud pop, feeling their knee give out, and having intense pain surround their knee, the athlete walks off the field with assistance. Within a few hours, the athlete is hopelessly sitting on a couch with a swollen knee, fearing the worst. About 75 percent of all torn ACLs happen without contact,... Read more »

Stop recording the moment, start enjoying it

Stop recording the moment, start enjoying it

February 11, 2014 • genna danial, viewpoint writer  
Filed under Top Stories, Viewpoint

“I’m right in your face baby. You gotta seize this moment baby! Put that damn camera down!” Beyoncé told a fan at a recent concert in Atlanta, according to USA Today’s website. Beyoncé was right to scold the misguided fan. People are so focused on recording the moment now that they... Read more »

Charity Bash kicks off with Special Olympics

Charity Bash kicks off with Special Olympics

February 11, 2014 • Jenny Steinberg, News Writer  
Filed under News, Top Stories

The eleventh annual Charity Bash kicks off on February 11. For two weeks, students, teachers, and community members will raise money to give to the selected charity, Special Olympics of Illinois. Ali Thompson, senior, nominated Special Olympics as a choice for this year’s charity and was chosen back... Read more »

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