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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Niya Katsarska, senior, poses with her exhibited art.

Success with scholarships

Sophia Babcock, Magazine Editor in Chief
April 12, 2022
Most college applications can be done within the Common App.

What I wish I knew before applying to college

Sophia Babcock, Magazine Editor-in-Chief
January 31, 2022
Colin Smith, sophomore, holds a picture of his father from his deployment. (Photo illustration by Sasha Kek)

More than just a holiday

Sophia Babcock, Magazine Editor in Chief
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

Sophia Babcock, Magazine Editor in Chief
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

Sophia Babcock, Magazine Editor-in-Chief
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

Sophia Babcock, Staff Writer
March 17, 2021
Right to left: Sohan Vuppala, Rohan Vuppala
Sometimes when we ask people how they tell us apart they [say], Im not telling you because then youll change it, and then I wont know how to tell you guys apart, Rohan said.

A built in best friend

Sophia Babcock, Staff Writer
March 11, 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

Sophia Babcock, Staff Writer
November 18, 2020
“I think people can use masks like they do clothing. [They] can express their fashion sense with patterns and different colors, and even add fun designs to them,” Pratt said.

A new fashion (mask) trend

Sophia Babcock, Staff Writer
November 11, 2020
Simi Pugazenthi, senior co-founder of the American Hero Project, stamds with an essential worker.  I think my favorite memory was when we donated 211 culvers meals to advocate Good Shepherd hospital. Because when we got there the people in the front and all the nurses were there to greet us. They were so appreciative of the work that we were doing, and the things they were saying to us, honestly just made all of the work and time that we put in so worth it, Pugazenthi said.

A small act of kindness

Sophia Babcock, Staff Writer
October 2, 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

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

In Rain or Shine

Sophia Babcock, Staff Writer
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

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

Not just for kicks

Sophia Babcock, Staff Writer
December 13, 2019
The marching band and color guard perform their halftime show at the football game.

Musicians, athletes, or… both?

Sophia Babcock, Staff Writer
November 5, 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

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

Break-ing news

Sophia Babcock, Staff Writer
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

Sophia Babcock, Staff Writer
September 9, 2019
Cayla Stubler, sophomore, does karaoke with one of her friends. Karaoke was one of her favorite activities to do while in the Philippines.

Funner in the Philippines

Sophia Babcock, Staff Writer
August 20, 2019
Seniors and best friends, Haley Gajewski and Julia Zaucha, pose for a photo in their softball gear. The two girls have been teammates since middle school.

Yes, there is crying in softball

Sophia Babcock, Bear Facts Contributor
May 24, 2019
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