Lake Zurich High School Student Media

Bear Facts

Lake Zurich High School Student Media

Bear Facts

Lake Zurich High School Student Media

Bear Facts

2022-2023 Staff

Jane Yu
Digital Editor-in-Chief

Jane Yu

This is Jane’s third year on staff and second year as Digital Editor-in-Chief of Bear Facts. Jane is involved in orchestra, Tri-M, NHS, Sinfonietta, and golf. In the future, Jane hopes to go into law and maybe become a judge one day. Most of the time, you can find Jane practicing her violin for her next performance or audition and outside playing golf in the summer.   

Parker Carley
Magazine Editor-in-Chief

Parker Carley

Going into her senior year, this is Parker’s second year on staff and first year as magazine editor in chief for the Bear Facts program. She plans to major in journalism and aspires to go to the University of Wisconsin Madison. Parker is involved in NHS, Social Justice Club, and does Track and Field. Outside of school you can find her snuggled up in her room reading a book (most likely romance), o...

Gurneer Sidhu
Spotlight Editor

Gurneer Sidhu

Returning to Bear Facts for her second year on staff as a junior, Gurneer is excited for her first year as Spotlight Editor. At school, she is also involved in Speech and Acting club, Political Science Club, Medical Science Club, and NHS. Outside of school, Gurneer is heavily involved in Taekwondo, where she has a 2nd degree black belt. If she isn’t at Taekwondo, or at school, you’ll find Gurnee...

Emma Harper
LZ Life Editor

Emma Harper

This is Emma’s second year working with the Bear Facts staff as the LZ Life Editor. She is thrilled to begin her third year as a junior in the journalism program. When she isn’t frantically finishing a story you will probably find her doing one of her numerous hobbies including, but not limited to: devouring books, sewing, knitting, or cross-stitching (like a grandma), or singing. Outside of Bear Fac...

Lindsey Bitzer
Sports Editor

Lindsey Bitzer

Going into her junior year, Lindsey takes up the role as Sports Editor in Bear Facts. As a very committed runner, she spends a lot of time with her XC team. However, when she isn’t running, she is usually drawing or sketching. She intends to pursue a career in graphic design when she graduates but for now, she works to help make Bear Facts as successful as it can be.

Mackenzie Rough
News Editor

Mackenzie Rough

Going into her senior year, this is Mackenzie’s second and final year on staff and her first year as News Editor. She looks forward to graduating and going to college, where she plans to study biochemistry and environmental science, but until then, she spends most of her time frantically coming up with story ideas for her section and ignoring most of her homework.  

Sashrika Shyam
Op-Ed & Entertainment Editor

Sashrika Shyam

As a junior and her second year on the Bear Facts Staff, Sashrika is very excited to be the Op-Ed and Entertainment Editor. In school, Sashrika is involved in Drama Club, Science Team, Political Science Club, and NHS. When she is not studying or doing homework, you can find Sashrika reading a good romance book or watching Gilmore Girls for the 10th time in a row. Sashrika wants to take the valuable inve...

Sadie Good
Secretary

Sadie Good

As a sophomore, this is Sadie’s  first year on staff and as secretary for the Bear Facts program. She aspires to study journalism in college and pursue investigative journalism as a career. Sadie is involved with LZHS’ literary magazine and participates in numerous other activities as well, such as chess club, French club, and badminton club. Sadie is an avid reader/writer of fiction outside of school an...

Kara Yoon
Business Manager

Kara Yoon

Going into their third year of being on the Bear Facts Staff, Kara hopes to take on Lois Lane-type capers as a senior. If you were to spot them outside of student media, you'd probably see them in the art room or a movie theater. While their future might not have a career in hard-hitting investigative journalism in store, they hope to continue writing moving forward. 

Lexy Kushner
Staff Writer

Lexy Kushner

For their junior year, Lexy is spending their first year on the Bear Facts staff on the opinion/ed section. Outside of journalism, they can be found drawing, making crafts, and playing video games. In the future, they plan to use all the writing and social skills they learned from Bear Facts to help them in whatever paths they might take in life moving forward.

Mckenzee Johnson
Staff Writer

Mckenzee Johnson

As a sophomore, this is Mckenzee’s first year on staff. She loves to follow politics and current events. At school, she is a member of the speech team and political science club. In the future, Mckenzee wants to move to the east coast and work in government.

Tessa Fabsik
Staff Writer

Tessa Fabsik

This is Tessa’s first year on the Bear Facts staff. She spends most of her time playing soccer or tennis. She is also one of the presidents of international club and a member of the French Club. Tessa also loves to bake and listen to pop music.  

Hope Rothas
Staff Writer

Hope Rothas

This is Hope’s first year on the Bear Facts Staff. She is on the varsity Poms Team and the Track and field team. However she also loves to paint, sew, and hangout with friends in whatever spare time she has.

Jeanne Yu
Staff Writer

Jeanne Yu

As a sophomore, this is Jeanne’s first year on staff for the Bear Facts program. She is involved in the golf team, Tri-M, Sinfonietta, and orchestra as a violinist. Jeanne is also a Student Council officer who motivates others to show LZ spirit. When she is not practicing golf or violin, Jeanne loves to spend her time doing calligraphy and baking for her two dogs. In the future, Jeanne wishes to...

Grace Sun
Staff Writer

Grace Sun

As a sophomore, this is Grace’s first year on the Bear Facts staff. When she isn’t busy stressing out about school, you’ll find Grace running with the Cross Country and Track team, volunteering with Tri-M, playing the cello, crocheting, reading, or napping. Her greatest hope is to go to a top college and make a lot of money, so you won’t find her slacking off anywhere, even at home....