Open House is beneficial for parents to attend

brianne saab, staff writer

September 9, 2014

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Open House, scheduled for September 11 at 7pm, is an opportunity for parents and teachers to meet and interact.   “I think it’s a great way for the parents to get an idea as to what... Read more »

Group projects are unfair

May 28, 2014

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You are either the one who does all the work, or the one who takes all the credit for it. There doesn’t seem to be any in between when it comes to group projects. Group projects should be used less frequently because they... Read more »

Stand up, honor the U.S.

genna danial, bear facts staff

May 28, 2014

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Students are always pressured for time, whether it is rushing to finish their history notes before lunch ends or trying to fit physics homework in between soccer practice and volunteering for NHS. In the busy life of a high school... Read more »

Students should appreciate the classics

allie brandl, bear facts staff

May 27, 2014

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Words. They are little composites of letters that, when arranged by an author, hold power over emotions. An author causes his readers to weep, laugh, or be inspired simply by the flow of his pen. But if you listen to the common... Read more »

Students missing out on all library offers

brianne saab, bear facts staff

May 27, 2014

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If someone told you there was a way to make your schoolwork easier, would you take a second from your texting to listen? Probably. But if someone said that resource is the school library, odds are most students would dismiss the... Read more »

Lunch & learning program does not help freshmen

May 27, 2014

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Taking notes, doing worksheets, and reading textbooks already take up about five and a half hours in a typical school day out of almost seven learning hours, not including passing periods. The new plans implemented by the Social... Read more »

Teachers need to learn new information for their classes

katie szarkowicz, bear facts staff

May 27, 2014

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Students sit in class almost 40 hours in total a week. They take notes, do homework and projects, complete endless tests, and rely on teachers to teach them the most current and up-to-date material. However, teachers are letting... Read more »

School requirements should be reconsidered

lexi fye, entertainment editor

April 21, 2014

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High school, it is a place where everyone is supposed to try absolutely everything and explore every single aspect life offers. However, multiple students reach a point where there are more interesting... Read more »

PARCC exams deter learning

April 15, 2014

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The Illinois State Board of Education has elected to adopt the Partnership for College and Career Readiness (PARCC) examination for the 2014-2015 school year. By implementing this new test they are taking away class time from... Read more »

Students must take advantage of the summer for planning

April 15, 2014

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It is important for high schoolers to follow a passion over the summer, according to the College Board. The truth of the matter is, by the time students are seniors, they have to choose what route they want to take for the rest... Read more »

Lack of sidewalks dangerous to kids of LZ

Bear Facts Staff

March 11, 2014

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In many areas walking to school is a common occurrence, even for younger students. But in many Lake Zurich and Hawthorn Woods neighborhoods the lack of sidewalks makes walking to and from school dangerous. For the safety of not... Read more »