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Jazz artist releases sophomore album

June 10, 2014 • nikos stroubos, news writer  
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Japanese born, New York-based trumpeter Takuya Kuroda released his sophomore album this year. Rising Son features creative, technical guitar solos, afrobeat, a seamless fusion of jazz and soul, and of course, lots of trumpet. The February 18 release, produced by bandmate José James, is worthy of more... Read more »

Softball team loses in sectional finals

June 10, 2014 • michael gallagher, entertainment writer  
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The varsity softball team made it all the way to the finals, losing 12-9 in the sectional finals. Despite the loss, they were proud of their work. After playing five post season games, the team only lost one game. “I think we were really good. [We were] like a family,” Brittney Pettinger, junior,... Read more »

Students should clean out P.E. lockers today

June 6, 2014 • danielle collins, features writer  
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All students should clean out their Physical Education lockers today, June 6, as classes will be reviewing for finals on Monday and not changing for PE. “Students will be asked to take their PE uniforms and locks home with them on Friday. We would prefer that students clean out their lockers before... Read more »

Nicki Minaj tops the charts with new song

May 30, 2014 • michael gallagher, entertainment writer  
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Nicki Minaj, the self-proclaimed Queen of Rap, released her new single “Pills N Potions” last Wednesday, May 21 on iTunes.  This is the first single from her upcoming album The Pink Print.             “Pills N Potions” is a song far from what Nicki Minaj is known for, and entrances... Read more »

District releases heat procedure survey results

May 29, 2014 • emmy schwerdt, news writer  
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With temperatures on the rise as summer closes in, District 95 recently released the results of a survey concerning establishing procedures for excessive heat.     The District received 1,898 responses to the April survey, 72 percent of responders were from parents. The survey addressed the policies... Read more »

Students host supply drive to benefit local charity

May 27, 2014 • dominique gertie, bear facts contributor  
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A group of P.E. Leaders recently conducted a supply drive as a classroom service project supporting Joanie’s Closet. Joanie’s Closet is a non-profit charity that benefits students District 95. Five juniors conducted a supply drive to raise school supplies for the organization as a service project... Read more »

Police liaison leaving

May 27, 2014 • amanda pflaumer, bear facts contributor  
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LZHS’s Student Resource Officer (SRO), Detective Mike Parlberg, is leaving at the end of the current school year. He is leaving because of the school’s rotation policy for the SRO position. “Basically, I’m here to be a resource to the kids, to enforce criminal law as necessary, to ensure... Read more »

Rock N’ Ribs offers beats, great food

May 27, 2014 • hannah bostrom, bear facts staff  
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Barbecue, mac and cheese, rock and roll, baked beans,  music videos, ribs, and much more: if this sounds like a dream, it is time to wake up and go to Rock N’ Ribs in LZ. “I’ve always loved food and cooking,” Alice Banach, parent of senior Shelby Banach and owner of Rock N’ Ribs, said.... Read more »

Registration available for 2015 spring break trip to Europe

May 27, 2014 • jenny steinberg, bear facts staff  
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Students who want a more worldly education next year need to register soon for the spring break 2015 trip to London, Paris, and Rome. “I think it’s a good thing for students to see other cultures, and you get to see the history and the art and everything else like that. It’s really more educational... Read more »

Local Starbucks displays art projects of District 95 students

May 27, 2014 • nikos stroubos, bear facts staff  
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A local Starbucks is currently hanging LZ student art on their wall and will continue to do so for several months. Parents and teachers prompted Marcus Lyles, Starbucks store manager, with the idea of putting student art on the wall, according to Wyatt Sikora, Starbucks shift manager. Starbucks has received... Read more »

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