The Bear Facts

Young Conservative Club

Kyle Smith, Staff Writer

November 14, 2016


Filed under News, Uncategorized

Lake Braddock has a large proportion of liberal leaning students. Especially in this political climate, tension can arise between students who are liberal and those who are conservative. In response to this pressure, Emma Marcois created the Young Conservatives Club, a new club to Lake Braddock and a...

A Night With Milo

A Night With Milo

Thomas Anderson, Senior Writer

November 11, 2016


Filed under Battleground USA, News, Opinion, Showcase, Special Features

One of the most well-regarded philosophers of the Enlightenment was Voltaire. An outspoken advocate of free speech, Voltaire uttered the famous lines “I disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it.” Trailblazers like Voltaire helped bring about free speech ...

The Problem with Parking: It Isn’t Going Anywhere

Lauren Nguyen, Staff Writer

November 11, 2016


Filed under News

In mid-September, a lottery took place to decide which students would receive parking hangers. Last year, all seniors who applied and a select few juniors were given spots, but many seniors this year are left with no place to regularly leave their cars. The importance of having parking spaces varies....

How to Tame the College Application Monster

How to Tame the College Application Monster

Lauren Nguyen, Staff Writer

November 11, 2016


Filed under News, News In-Depth, Showcase

Applying to college is a grueling, intimidating process. Post-high school education is a step closer toward joining the real world as an adult. However, with the right approach, applying to college is a beast which can be tackled. Thinking about college can start long before the physical process actually...

Is the “Cell-Phone Jail” Excessive?

Is the “Cell-Phone Jail” Excessive?

Gabe Dakake, Staff Writer

November 11, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

There is an obvious discrepancy between how students and some teachers interpret the school’s policy about no cell phones in the hallways. Faculty members like calculus teacher Sean Conlin contend that by confiscating phones they are simply doing their jobs and promoting a productive learning...

Uproar set to be a success for second consecutive year

Uproar set to be a success for second consecutive year

Tom Anderson, News Editor

April 29, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Tonight, the blacktop will be taken over by raucous music and jumping students. This unique type of school dance is called Uproar, a wildly popular event which is in its second consecutive year. Despite a bleak weather forecast for tonight, the collective spirit of the student body is not expected...

Honoring LB alumnus involved in fatal car accident

Honoring LB alumnus involved in fatal car accident

Marcell Subert, Managing Editor

April 20, 2016


Filed under News

Last Tuesday, April 12, Class of 2014 LB alumnus Shiv Sharma was involved in a fatal car accident about 40 miles away from his school, Longwood University. He was 19. “Shiv always had the brightest smile and one of the most contagious laughs,” alumnae Gina Chang said. “If I could describe ...

After nine years, Virginia Tech shooting is remebered

After nine years, Virginia Tech shooting is remebered

Marleen Tipu, Staff Writer

April 19, 2016


Filed under News

On April 16, 2007 the Virginia Polytechnic Institute was rocked by horror. Seong Hui Cho took over the school, and what ensued was later dubbed as one of the most gruesome college shooting in American History. Nine years later, Virginia Tech still mourns the tragedy.   “I was on my way to my cla...

Guide to AP Classes

Guide to AP Classes

Andres Lang, Staff Writer

April 16, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

In high school, taking an AP class means that students are practically taking a college course. Students decide to take AP classes for many reasons. Some students take APs for the GPA boost they get if they pass the class. Other students take AP classes because they want to prove to colleges that they ...

The real lives of bus drivers

The real lives of bus drivers

Sarah Paquette and Ryan Mullins, Staff Writers

April 5, 2016


Filed under News, News In-Depth

Throughout Fairfax County, there are over 1,600 bus drivers, each responsible for safely transporting children to and from school. They work to ensure that each student reaches school in a secure and timely fashion every morning and afternoon despite various traffic situations and accidents. While often take...

Preparing for Standardized Tests

Preparing for Standardized Tests

Neil Gutkin, Staff Writer

April 2, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

The SAT and other standardized tests can cause large amounts of stress because of their seemingly important role in students’ lives. A 2005 study by the National Bureau of Economic Research revealed that students who studied got better grades than those who didn’t. Practicing good study methods h...

Looks like Teachers don’t like Apple(s)

Looks like Teachers don’t like Apple(s)

Brendan Morgan, Staff Writer

March 28, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

In this age of technology, students have trouble keeping their eyes off their phones and on the lesson being taught. Students now have access to the school’s WiFi, making it easier to connect to the internet. Though this is useful, it adds to a problem teachers already struggle with: student a...