Lake Braddock's Independent Student Newspaper

The Bear Facts

The Many Faces of Mr. Henrich

Nathalie Vadnais, Staff Writer
May 1, 2017
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Michael Henrich is a history teacher at LB who teaches five class periods, coaches the golf team and is the sponsor of the paintball interest club, although he has been especially busy this year since the golf team made it to the championships. “The better the team does, the more school they miss,” Henri...

Wrestling Her Way to Victory

Ben Turner, Profile Editor
March 28, 2017
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Along with football, varsity wrestling has the most extreme male to female player ratio. Very rarely do girls try out for wrestling, let alone join the team. However, sophomore Samantha Kandle not only made the JV team, but even moved up to the varsity team. “Someone told me ‘Oh, you can’t do...

Chill Teachers

Ben Turner and Claire Hollinger, Profile Editor and Staff Writer
March 3, 2017
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Teachers are, of course, the most important part of any class. A good teacher can not only convey information, but instill interest and curiosity in their students. In other words, the teacher can make or break the class, and certain teachers have developed a reputation for being chill. While students...

Karl Kerns Sets Vision for LB

Karl Kerns Sets Vision for LB

Daniel Dodson, Senior Writer
March 3, 2017
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Lake Braddock’s new Director of Student Activities or DSA, Karl Kerns, has set forth his vision and hopes for the student activities/athletics department in an exclusive interview with the Bear Facts. Kerns recently joined LB in Dec. 2016 and carries decades of experience in education. He got his...

Creative Writing

Ben Turner, Profile Editor
February 8, 2017
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Creative Writing is one of the most vied-for classes in all of Lake Braddock. After taking it, many students interested in writing move on to Advanced Composition. However, Advanced Composition is no longer offered after being cut from the curriculum last year. Several students are retaking Creative...

Clean Cuts Lawn Care

Nathalie Vadnais, Staff Writer
February 3, 2017
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Most high schoolers ask their parents when they need small amounts of cash, but junior Raj Aberle drifted away from the crowd and found his own means of income. Aberle went to his neighbor’s house, not long after he asked his parents, and offered his help with their yard work. After a full day of...

Rose Bud of Tarnina

Ben Turner, Profile Editor
January 30, 2017
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The most responsible of high school students have summer jobs that require applications and time commitments. Very few can claim to have an adult job. Junior Mary Kate Brox, however, can truthfully say that she has written a 200 page novel and a published poem. Her story, based around a fairy named Rose...

Rememberig Laween: Memorial

Rememberig Laween: Memorial

Noshin Hassan, Writer
May 20, 2016
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On Saturday, March 12, senior Ryan Duffy, and some of his friends began working on a memorial for senior Laween Akrawi. Duffy is a spray paint artist and believed that this would be an appropriate tribute. He and his friends spent countless hours spray painting, while enduring many obstacles such as...

‘Barba tenus sapientes’

‘Barba tenus sapientes’

Jake Wartel, Opinion Editor
April 23, 2016
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In the beginning of the year Latin teacher Brian Metress had a long white beard and resembled Santa Claus. In class, Metress, as he proclaimed, was a giver, and bellowed in a way very akin to St. Nicholas. While the comparison is flippant, Metress’ work as a teacher and coach really do make him a ...

Paul Dean brings unique teaching style to Chemistry

Paul Dean brings  unique teaching style to Chemistry

Ben Conception, Editor in Chief
April 23, 2016
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Fortune sticks, creepy cats and “Hotel California” by the Eagles are all parts of chemistry teacher Paul Dean’s unique teaching style, based on his view of education, that he has crafted over years. “I’m always trying to bring out the relevance,” Dean said. Relevance means a lot to...

Meet Paul Dean, Chemistry Teacher

Meet Paul Dean, Chemistry Teacher

Ben Concepcion, Editor In Chief
April 15, 2016
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Fortune sticks, creepy cats and “Hotel California” by the Eagles are all parts of chemistry teacher Paul Dean’s unique teaching style, based on his view of education, that he has crafted over years. “I’m always trying to bring out the relevance,” Dean said. Relevance means a lot to...

Setting the stage to perfection

Setting the stage to perfection

Ellie Weber, Staff Writer
April 6, 2016
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Senior Kyle Dannahey, one of theater’s executive board members, is in a way the captain of the theater department. Anyone who wants to use the theater has to go through Kyle, regardless of how or when they plan to use the space. It’s quite a workload for the master electrician, but the eight year...