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LB junior expands horizons at NOVA

LB junior expands horizons at NOVA

Marcell Subert, Managing Editor

February 9, 2016

As he makes his way across the Northern Virginia Community College campus in the premature darkness, junior Jon Grabski prepares for the upcoming lecture that will occupy the rest of his evening. Grabski has been taking two classes at NOVA in lieu of courses here at LB since his sophomore year. M...

LB soccer star chases chance at Colombian national team

LB soccer star chases chance at Colombian national team

Ellie Weber, Staff Writer

February 7, 2016

While most students are spending this week redirecting their sleeping schedules and trudging through their first classes back since the storm, sophomore Maria Pareja has traveled to Bogotá, Colombia. There, she’ll be playing soccer in front of some of the nation’s best coaches, in hopes to earn ...

Okrah finds home at LB

Okrah finds home at LB

Marleen Tipu, Staff Writer

December 10, 2015

Being coerced into an arranged marriage with a man you don’t like, only to fall in love with him later sounds a bit like a Bollywood drama, but for custodian Georgina Okrah, it’s one line in her biography. Born and raised in Ghana, Okrah has a lot to miss about her home. “I miss the origin...

Hitting the books: Senior Sid Madhavan wins Harvard award

Hitting the books: Senior Sid Madhavan wins Harvard award

Pooja Shetha, Style Editor

December 2, 2015

The Harvard Book Prize is a prize given to young and talented high school students recognizing their achievements, both inside and outside school. Senior Sid Madhavan was one of the 1,900 students who received the award this year. “I was definitely in shock when they gave it to me,” Madhavan said. “The fact th...

Veterans Day Interviews

Veterans Day Interviews

Jacob Wiedeman & Megan Cantwell, Staff Writers

November 11, 2015

Here are the full  interviews from the Veterans Day Morning Bru special, produced by Amy Phipps. ...

Making the Big Teams

Making the Big Teams

Devon Lee, Profile Editor

October 22, 2015

It is common for students to begin sports at a young age. Few stick with the sport, and even fewer are given the opportunity to play throughout college. However, after verbally committing to Penn State, sophomore Ally Kurland is now amongst the sparse group of athletes who are able to play in college...

New 2015 Battalion Commander Officer in the JROTC program named

New 2015 Battalion  Commander Officer in the  JROTC program named

Yaitza Lopez, Profile Editor

June 5, 2015

The selection for battalion commander in the Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) program is one not taken lightly. The cadet chosen for this position must demonstrate leadership, apply sense and judgement in solving problems that can affect the Bruin Battalion, and they must be a leader...

Camping out to take a stand for same sex-marriage

Camping out to take a stand for same sex-marriage

Marcell Subert, Managing Editor

June 5, 2015

Some students have had the experience of camping out in front of a shopping mall before Black Friday or before a big video game release, but most have not experienced soaking in the rain at midnight on a Washington, D.C. street while having a homeless man casually walk up and ask them out to dinner....

Farewell to LB counselor: Dylan Hackbarth

Farewell to LB counselor: Dylan Hackbarth

By Ryan Mullins, Staff Writer

June 5, 2015

There comes a point in every administrator’s career when they must say goodbye to their beloved students and co-workers, and move on to bigger and better things. For high school counselor Dylan Hackbarth, that moment will come at the end of this school year. Although it may be hard for both faculty...

Helping the Earth, One Club at a Time

Helping the Earth, One Club at a Time

Gerardo Cerna, Staff Writer

May 14, 2015

Tune It Up

Tune It Up

by Marianne Beveridge, Staff Writer

May 14, 2015

Junior Ilenna Kim has been playing the violin for as long as she can remember. She’s gone from lessons as a little kid, to elementary orchestra as an elementary school student, and now to LB orchestra as well as local orchestras. After she walks across the stage in her purple cap and gown in 2016,...

Hell-UVA Job

Hell-UVA Job

Gerardo Cerna, Staff Writer

May 14, 2015

Senior Ben Tobin is the first student at LB to win a full ride to UVA with the Jefferson Scholarship. Every year the UVA Jefferson Scholarship awards between 30 and 35 students with the prestigious award. Career Center specialist Judith Edwards recommended he fill out an application for the scholarship,...