Lake Zurich High School Student Media

Bear Facts

Lake Zurich High School Student Media

Bear Facts

Lake Zurich High School Student Media

Bear Facts

Part of groupthink is the need for “connections and bonding, and just really feeling secure,” Katie Murtaugh, school social worker, said, which she says are main components teenagers want in high school. “When you enter high school as a teenager, you want to feel connected. You want to have somebody to sit with at lunch, to have connections, whether its in the classroom or extracurricular activities,” Murtaugh said. “[Groupthink] could be both positive and negative. Thinking about the theory of attachment, its that bond with other people that is essential. Most of us grew up with a consistent parent or two, and those were our first relationships that started things off for us as human beings. If someone were to lack that connection, there could be negative consequences later.”

Thinking without thoughts

Sasha Kek, LZ Life Editor
May 20, 2022
Technology consumes teeangers’ daily lives, which exposes them to negative and positive influences and opportunities, according Ryan Siegel, senior. “Technology makes us more self aware. For better or worse, it makes it so that the attention seekers can get their attention and theyll do whatever just to get more attention,” Siegel said. “It also makes it so that we can better society. Youll always see it on YouTube or wherever, the one story that someone wrote, did, that just changed someones life, and most people see that - whether they actually do it or not is a different story - but they want to change and do something like that. It kind of makes people want to be better.”

Stuck to screens

Sasha Kek, LZ Life Editor
March 21, 2022
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