The Bear Facts

Girls’ basketball to host ALS Night

Girls' basketball to host ALS Night

Jordan Small, Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2016

On Saturday Feb. 13, the girls’ basketball program will host an ALS Night in support of the Girata family. The teams will be facing off against Woodson in the second to last game of the regular season. Throughout the night, there will be a bake sale, 50/50 raffle and other raffle prizes all to bene...

School Board votes not to start school before Labor Day

The SheiKra roller coaster at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida, has a straight vertical drop. (Jay Clarke/Miami Herald/MCT)

Megan Cantwell, Editor in Chief

February 11, 2016

The FCPS School Board voted not to apply for a waiver to start classes before Labor Day in the 2016-2017 school year at its most recent meeting. However, according to a tweet from at-large member Ryan McElveen, the School Board will consider applying for the waiver for the 2017-2018 school year. A...

Special Olympics basketball comes to LB

Legendary basketball coach John Wooden takes questions from Special Olympics Southern California athletes in 2006 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Wooden died at age 99 in Los Angeles, California, on Friday, June 4, 2010. (Christine Cotter/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Megan Cantwell, Editor-in-Chief

February 6, 2016

After attending a Special Olympics basketball game at Robinson Secondary School, junior Jamie Hunstad was inspired to start a club at LB. Beginning this weekend, students who are part of the special education program at LB will be able to participate on the team, and the rest of LB’s students will be...

Late start time does not always deliver more sleep

Late start time does not always deliver more sleep

Neil Gutkin, Staff Writer

February 4, 2016

Last year, the decision was made to move the school start time from 7:25 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. with the time school ends also getting moved from 2:10 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Now, students say that the change has little effect, due to many buses coming unnecessarily early, while others say that the change has ...

Clear favorite in Iowa, but questions remain unanswered

Sarah Palin talks to a crowd of voters for Donald Trump's campaign in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. (Rick Majewski/Zuma Press/TNS)

Jake Wartel, Opinion Editor

February 1, 2016

Countless reporters, analysts and fellow politicians have waited for the ball to drop on this primary season. When would Sanders fade, Trump implode, and the establishment for both parties seize the upper hand? With just a few hours to the Iowa Caucus results, and the beginning of the election seaso...

LB Speech and Debate to sit out state championship at Liberty

LB Speech and Debate to sit out state championship at Liberty

Michelle Kurilla, Staff Writer

January 21, 2016

Last year, LB speech and debate placed third overall as a team in the state tournament. This year, the team won’t be attending the state championship. The venue for the VHSL state speech and debate tournament is set to be held at Liberty University on April 22-23. In December, Liberty Universi...

As winter storms approach, #closeFCPS makes its comeback

As winter storms approach, #closeFCPS makes its comeback

Michelle Kurilla, Staff Writer

January 19, 2016

“CloseFCPS season” is approaching quickly. Winter has a new meaning for the students of LB. Last year, January 6, 2015 marked a monumental moment in FCPS history. The school district refused to close for a snow day, and the students refused to be quiet about it. #closeFCPS trended globally on Twitter. St...

SGA create Senior Happy Days

SGA create Senior Happy Days

Michelle Kurilla, Staff Writer

December 18, 2015

“Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” The words of Bob Marley best summarize the message that SGA is trying to send to the Class of 2016. The Student Government Association at LB created Senior Happy Days as a new way to honor seniors with recognition on the Morning Bru, candy and a card. “Last year...

For Fans New and Old, A New Star Wars Brings a Force of Feeling

Fans try to stay warm as they wait in line for

Jake Wartel, Opinion Editor

December 17, 2015

Kim Salac rejoices at the chance to talk about Star Wars. With her rebel alliance cap and Star Wars t-shirt, she looked the part of an excited Star Wars fan. On Dec. 18, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will hit theaters. The buzz around the film has fans old and new ecstatic. “I am very excited,” junior Kim Salac sa...

New Regulations on Open Flames

New Regulations on Open Flames

Ryan Mullins, Staff Writer

November 6, 2015

On the last day of the first quarter, a chemistry lab went wrong, setting a classroom on fire at Woodson High School. As a result of the six students injured and chaos that ensued after, FCPS Superintendent Karen Garza temporarily called for the disallowance of open flames in classrooms. “It's a tem...

From Boy Scout Up

Chris Margraf (left) and Liam Kelly (right) backpack in the New Mexican mountains

Marleen Tipu, Staff Writer

October 20, 2015

For many young men, the title of Eagle Scout is a highly coveted honor. Whether they wish to become an Eagle Scout to make an impact on their community, it looks good on college applications, or just because it was just the next step in their Boy Scout career, they all had to go through the same requ...

First PTSA Meeting Recap

Megan Cantwell, Web Editor-In-Chief

October 9, 2015

Wednesday night was this year’s first meeting of the parent-teacher-student association (PTSA). The PTSA budget for the 2015-2016 school year was approved. The only major change was to senior Baccalaureate, which will fund itself this year from funds carried over from last year’s fundraising effor...