Lake Zurich High School Student Media

Bear Facts

Lake Zurich High School Student Media

Bear Facts

Lake Zurich High School Student Media

Bear Facts

Sophia Babcock

Sophia Babcock, Magazine Editor-in-Chief

Sophia Babcock is a senior and this is her third year on staff and fourth year in the journalism program. This year she is excited to take on the role of Magazine Editor-in-Chief. Outside of Bear Facts, Sophia runs distance in Track and Cross Country. She is also a part of Blue Notes, NHS, Tri-M, and the drama club. When she isn't participating in extracurriculars, you can find her hanging with friends and family, and going on spontaneous adventures. After high school, Sophia plans on pursuing a career in journalism, and hopes to travel more. She is looking forward to this year and making new memories before leaving for college.


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Colin Smith, sophomore, holds a picture of his father from his deployment. (Photo illustration by Sasha Kek)

More than just a holiday

November 11, 2021
During class cosmetology student, Danny Burns, gets to practice different hairstyles on mannequin heads. Pictured above is one of his hair styles that he has done.

Getting a head start

November 2, 2021
In Taylor Nowak’s opinion, “the canvas grading system is okay, but it can be a little difficult to navigate.”

New year different system

September 17, 2021
A loaf of Irish soda bread. “It takes about an hour to make, but the main ingredients are: flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, currants or raisins (optional, we don’t really use them ourselves), an egg, and a bit of buttermilk.” Dalton Leitz, freshman, said.

All decked in green

March 17, 2021
The boys cross country team, posing after a successful conference meet. Despite COVID-19 limitations, the team was able to persevere through for a state finish.

Fall Sports Recap 2020

November 18, 2020
Cassidy Kalamaras, displays a favorite product of hers. I love the unicorn. I make these unicorns and its just so fun because I can customize them a lot. I think its so cute and I love that you can change the colors on it, and its very whimsical, Kalamaras said.

LZ means business

September 9, 2020
With rain the field becomes wet and muddy. Athletes must adapt to the conditions.

In Rain or Shine

March 13, 2020
Slaughter and other scouts go white water rafting. This trip is one of many adventure opportunities that he has had as part of a Boy Scouts troop.

Scouting for oppurtunity

February 26, 2020
Sibigtroth breaks bricks while testing for a belt. Testing is required in order to advance.

Not just for kicks

December 13, 2019
Students may be gluten but it does not stop them from enjoying everyday snacks. I think like more recently theres been a lot more [gluten free] options which is really nice, Sarah Richards, sophomore, said.

No gluten no problem

October 7, 2019
Eddie Dlatt, senior, is out for his last season of football due to an injury.

Break-ing news

September 27, 2019
The basketball team poses for a picture during their annual summer camp. The athletes work four days a week to improve individually and as a team.

Working in the offseason

September 9, 2019
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