The Bear Facts

Other Holiday-Season Traditions/Holidays

Soniya Madhavan, Staff Writer

January 30, 2017

Although there is a Christian majority in the U.S., there are also many other diverse religions in our own community. People who don’t celebrate Christmas have other traditions that they celebrate with their family on, before or after Christmas Day Starting from July until August, Muslims celebrate...

The Weight of a Good GPA

The Weight of a Good GPA

Jadyn Spradlin, Staff Writer

January 30, 2017

Course Selections are coming up, and students are making lots of decisions on what regular, honors, and AP classes they are going to take. Students who don't know for sure what college they want to go to and instead apply to many may be faced with an issue deciding what classes to take because of how...

Winter Sports Break the Bank

Alex Uy, Staff Writer

January 6, 2017

LB offers a range of winter sports such as crew, basketball and gymnastics. Tryouts for these sports have already passed, meets and games have passed, and the money the athletes spent on spirit wear, sport wear and otis still being used and paid off. All sports have expenses, but which break the bank...

Science Fair Not Required For Freshmen

Gabriel Dakake, Staff Writer

January 6, 2017

Science fair has always been an important project in Honors Biology, and was required for freshmen up until this school year, when the school changed its policy to make science fair optional. The Lake Braddock science fair is held in January each year and up until recently freshmen at LB were required...

Young Democrats

Kieran O'Hare, Staff Writer

November 14, 2016

The Young Democrats Club is a club at LB that is based off the education and recognition of public events in the Democratic Party. With a large amount of students at LB being liberal leaning, the club has always had very strong voiced leaders and members. The aim of the club is allow students to fulfil...

Young Conservative Club

Kyle Smith, Staff Writer

November 14, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...