Bear Facts

2017-2018 Staff

Megan Monoson

Magazine Editor-in-Chief

As a senior in her third year on staff, Megan (spelled the right way) will be taking on the role as Magazine Editor-in-Chief of Bear Facts Student Media. In previous years she was the Cover Editor and a writer for the in-depth section of the magazine now known as Spotlight. When Megan is not working on Bear Facts, she spends her time coaching the Lake Zurich Flames Elite cheerleading team known as Infe...

Meggie Furlong

Web Editor-in-Chief

As a senior, Meggie is the Web Editor-in-Chief of Bear Facts Student Media. Previously, she was the Social Media Manager in charge of the staff Twitter and Facebook accounts and an in-depth story writer for the Spotlight section of the award winning print magazine. Outside of Bear Facts, Meggie is a member of the National Honor Society, a captain of the girls' cross country team, a PE Leader, as well...

Rachel Brauer

Secretary & Business Manager

This will be Rachel's third year on staff. After being a staff writer for two years, she has been given the opportunity this year to take on the responsibilities of Secretary and Business Manager as well as the many stresses that come with being a senior. Her short-term goals mostly include making it out of senior year in one piece, but she hopes her future involves teaching Post-Secondary on her way...

Adam Cupples

Sports Editor

As a sophomore, this is Adam's first year on staff for the Bear Facts Student Media Program. In addition to Bear Facts, Adam is also involved in the cross country and track programs at the high school. Adam aspires to graduate college after studying either journalism or political science. In his free time, Adam enjoys running, biking, reading, and hanging out with friends and family.

Valerie Multra

Sports Editor

Valerie is a sophomore and Sports Editor of Bear Facts Student Media. She is involved in cross country, track and field, theater, sophomore class board, Interact, and SNAP. Valerie aspires to graduate from Columbia University.

Parul Pari

Staff Writer

Parul is a sophomore and a first year staff writer for the Spotlight section. She aspires to be a diplomat and graduate from Georgetown University. Parul has recently picked up tennis and has participated in Indian classical dance from a  young age.

Jackson Farsalas

Staff Writer

As a junior, this is Jackson's first year as a staff writer. Outside of Bear Facts, Jackson is a part of the school's football and track and field teams.

Alice Farsalas

Staff Writer

As a sophomore, this year will be Alice's first year on staff. She is involved in a club swim team, and also the school's varsity team. Alice aspires to go to college in southern California for something involving creativity. She hopes to travel to as many exotic places as possible throughout her life.

Emma Brumage-Kilcourse

Staff Writer

Returning to staff for the second year as a junior, staff writer Emma is a politics junkie, member of the speech team, and a poet who regularly performs at both late start poetry club and open mics around the area. She has a passion for student media and aspires to represent all Lake Zurich students in her writing. In the future, Emma hopes to attend college and make a career in journalism as a long...

Meghan Warner

Staff Writer

As a sophomore, this is Meghan's second year as a staff writer on Bear Facts Student Media.  She aspires to go to college at UNC Chapel Hill, in hopes of becoming an Emergency Physician.  Meghan also recently became a Cheerleading National Champion with Ultimate Athletics in February 2017.  Outside of Bear Facts, she is in Medical Science Club, SNAP, and is on her second year of Varsity Cheerleading....

Ria Talukder

Spotlight Co-Editor

The most important thing you need to know about Ria is that Shonali is her real name.  This will be her second year on staff as the co-editor of Bear Facts' Magazine's spotlight section. In the previous year, Ria wrote for LZ life and contributed to the online and print publications for Bear Facts. With the very little time she doesn't spend dedicated to Bear Facts, Ria spends on being an officer...

Chloe Faris

Spotlight Co-Editor

Chloe is a junior and will be the spotlight editor for this year. This is her third year on staff, after being apart of the LZ Life section for two years. Chloe is involved in many other clubs like Student Council, Student Leadership, Interact, PE Leadership, SNAP, and yearbook. Chloe loves spending time with her family and friends and is addicted to eating ice.

Lake Zurich High School Student Media