The Bear Facts

2018 Midterm Elections

Luke Kockler, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under News

The midterm elections are coming up on Nov. 6 and will decide the balance of congress  for the next four years. The midterms give citizens an option to change the representatives in our area and also to get to vote for our senators. Currently, the Republican party holds the majority in both the H...

Cross Country Trip to Bethlehem Pennsylvania

Lexie Scarber, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018


Filed under News, News Briefs

The girls and boys cross country team traveled to Bethlehem Pennsylvania to race at the Lehigh University Paul Short Invitational. The invitational was a 5K on the college campus that is nestled in a mountainous region. The team arrived in Pennsylvania Thursday afternoon and ran at a national park and ...

PSAT

Dominic LaNave, Markos Ayele, Staff Writers

October 5, 2018


Filed under News, News Briefs

The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) is right around the corner. The test will take place on Wednesday, October 10. Depending on which grade you are in, this test has different meanings. All ninth graders will be taking the PSAT 8/9, which is a test built to ready them for the PSAT 10 that they ...

Socks for Change

Sean Evans, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018


Filed under News, News Briefs

Starting Tuesday, October 9 a new campaign will begin. Its goal: Collect socks for the homeless. Socktober, as it’s being called by its organizers, is going to be a school-wide fundraiser to gather socks for the homeless shelters. The event was coordinated by Abby Williams in the middle school and the at...

Swim & Dive Team Interest Meeting

Luke Kockler, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018


Filed under News, News Briefs

The swim & dive team will be having an interest meeting on October 2 to discuss information about the team and tryouts. Coach Liz Moore holding the meeting in room C106 from 3-4 PM. Attendance is recommended for anyone who wants to join the team for the upcoming winter season....

NSHS

Sean Evans, Staff Writer

September 19, 2018


Filed under News, News Briefs

On September 9 the new National Spanish Honor Society held its first meeting. The lack of one in previous years encouraged the current officers to create a new Spanish service club. This new honor society will work to further the experience students have in and out of the Spanish classroom, from fie...

Dessert on Broadway

Dominic LaNave, Staff Writer

September 19, 2018


Filed under News, News Briefs

The Chorus Department is preparing to put on their annual fundraiser, Dessert on Broadway, on Friday, September 28 at 7:00 PM in the Little Theater. The event itself will be a night filled of musical performances by members of the chorus and those performances will feature Broadway-related selections. In...

Braddock Relays 2018

Alexandra Scarber, Staff Writer

September 19, 2018


Filed under News, News Briefs

Relay races under the lights translated to a non traditional cross country race that doubled as a fundraiser for the cross country team. The annual Braddock Relays took place September 16. Community races started the event and chance ticket raffles were drawn throughout the event. Members of the cross...

Back to Basics

Back to Basics

Joseph Hughes and Nathalie Vadnais

September 11, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

As the search for a new principal pushes into the current school year, interim principal Dan Meier has entered our sphere to be acting principal for one year. He hopes to be accessible to the student body and involved in school activities. Meier has experience in education and has been a teacher, footba...

Welcoming the Korean Language

Welcoming the Korean Language

Nancy Nguyen, Staff Editor

October 6, 2017


Filed under Lake Braddock, News, Showcase

With already five languages here at Lake Braddock, the students now have a sixth choice of enrolling in Korean. Started with a club sponsored by History teacher Jocelyn Cable, it is now an opportunity for students to learn the language. “We wanted to start a club here because at the time there were...

Red Sand Project raises human trafficking awareness

Gabe Dakake, Staff Writer

May 4, 2017


Filed under News, Sports

“There are more people enslaved now than there have ever been, and we probably don’t even notice it,” teacher Paul Agner said. On April 4, 2017, the Teachers for Tomorrow group, and many other classes joined in laying red sand in all the cracks in the LB sidewalk from Door 1 to Door 14. The la...

Storks at School

Storks at School

Rodbod Bagheri, Staff Writer

May 1, 2017


Filed under News

Most students walk into class, expecting their teacher to be sitting at their desk. There are obviously exceptions to this; teachers are allowed roughly ten sick days a school year. But a rarer, longer period of absence occurs when a teacher takes a maternity leave. When a teacher takes a maternity lea...