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Courtney Larson (left), the 2020 Miss Illinois Teen, and Hannah Etienne (right) the 2021 Miss Illinois Teen, shortly after the finale on July 5, 2021.

Nothing like Toddlers and Tiaras

Hannah Etienne, Spotlight Editor
October 1, 2021
According to OurWorldinData.org statistics, 52% of Americans are fully vaccinated. Yet the vaccine does not guarantee immunity from COVID, and there are increasing numbers of breakthrough cases that resulted in hospitalization or death; if the vaccine is not 100 percent effective to prevent people from contracting the virus, why should anyone be forced to take it?

My health, my choice

Sasha Kek, LZ Life Editor
August 25, 2021
As the COVID-19 pandemic has shaken up the past year, it has also created uncertainty about the futures of our seniors. Looking into the future, we must prepare for a new reality and make bold new strides.

We must look past the pandemic

Max Feldman, Magazine Editor-in-Chief
May 21, 2021
A mango boba smoothie from Liquid Fusion. Although the location isnt as close, this boba smoothie was one of the best.

Finding the quali-tea boba

Jane Yu, Staff Writer
May 20, 2021
A Conscious Cup donut.

Donuts you do-nut want to miss

Caroline Sun, Digital Editor-in-Chief
May 10, 2021
As a current in-person learner, Shaun Stubenvoll, sophomore, says despite seeing people violating social distancing rules, it is still possible in schools. “Of course it’s possible, and with vaccines coming out by the time we start school next year, hopefully social distancing will be a distant memory,” Stubenvoll said.

Not enforced, not practiced

Sasha Kek, Secretary
April 27, 2021
Fires can be a scary thing, let alone one that can result in total property loss. Everyone should keep in mind how easy it is to have a fire start and remember to keep dryers clean.

A fiery experience

Jane Yu, Staff Writer
March 3, 2021
Last year, part of the Scholastic Journalism Week celebration was raffling off baskets. The Bear Facts staff has decided to discontinue this tradition for safety reasons, but still plans to hold a fundraiser and  create more social media content.

Altered events, steadfast values

Max Feldman, Magazine Editor-in-Chief
February 22, 2021
Final exams are supposed to be a way of checking for retained mastery of class material. Instead, they test the ability to cram and memorize information before you forget it again.

Traditional final exams need to go

Adam Monnette, Live Media Manager
January 29, 2021
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