Lake Zurich High School Student Media

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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
Timothy Beranek, math teacher, checks the fantasy football statistics during a free period. [Fantasy football] gives me a reason to actually want to watch more sports and just piques your interest,” Beranek said, “so youre not just interested in your favorite team, but youre interested in every game that goes on. It definitely helps me learn more about the game and whos good, and kind of dive into a little bit more.”

Tackling the trend

Sasha Kek, Staff Writer
January 20, 2020

Trends from the past

janie huels, bear facts contributor
May 26, 2015
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