The Bear Facts

Real men cheer: Granrud joins LBVC

Real men cheer: Granrud joins LBVC

Anne Merrill, Staff Writer

October 14, 2014


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The cheerleaders walk onto the track every Friday evening before the start of the game as the sun sets behind the tennis courts. As the fans scan the crowd from right to left they notice something different about the team this year: Junior Evan Granrud is the only male cheerleader on the team. “I...

Dropping a beat, dropping the skateboard

Dropping a beat, dropping the skateboard

Marianne Beveridge, Staff Writer

October 14, 2014


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Performing music and landing gigs at popular concert venues is something most high school students can only dream of. For senior Nick Layendecker, however, this has become a reality. Layendecker is no stranger to musical talent. Both his parents possess immense musical talent. His father is a pianist,...

From LB to JMU, now coming back

From LB to JMU, now coming back

Maddie Sievers, Staff Writer

October 14, 2014


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As an alumnus from Lake Braddock and James Madison University, it seems Brett Garner, the new Systems of Support Advisor, is determined to bleed purple and gold forever. Although it is not widely known what exactly his new job is, rumors that Garner has taken over as dean of students are false. “Mr....

New year at LB, a new face in SS6

New year at LB, a new face in SS6

Nikki Sheppard, Staff Writer

October 10, 2014


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For many years, high school students who frequented subschool 6, whether to turn in a note from their parents or to sign out from school early have seen Cynthia Prieto working in the office, but now there is a new face to greet these students: Bryan Holland. With a new member on the administration team,...

A trip to the Land of the Rising Sun

A trip to the Land of the Rising Sun

Devon Lee, Staff Writer

October 10, 2014


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This past summer, some of LB’s Japanese students found themselves in a plane heading to Japan. They were able to have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit Japan, to learn more about Japan’s culture and to put to practice what they learned in the classroom. “Because my team and I placed...

Discovering Her Potential

Steve Hong, Staff Writer

April 25, 2014


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Science Olympiad is a national organization that  for the past 30 years has been promoting interest in various fields of science through several competitions. LB’s own Science Olympiad team has achieved various awards since its inception. Sophomore Kira Emmons has been noted and recognized by not only ...

Speak the speech: Quinones stars in Shakespeare contest

Emily Migdal, Profile Editor

April 25, 2014


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The Washington DC Metro English Speaking Union Shakespeare Competition is a competitive contest for high school theatre students. Every year students are given the opportunity to perform at the school level, but only the best advance to the ESU branch level competition. This year, junior Liana Quinon...

Making a difference at home and beyond

Maggie Komoniewski, Staff Writer

April 25, 2014


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As an eighth grader, Christine McGrath was required to volunteer for her Take Action  project, which required students to volunteer with one organization for at least five hours and then reflect on their experience and impact. The experience changed her life and inspired her to do more for her comm...

Photos worth a thousand words

Pooja Shethna, Staff Writer

April 25, 2014


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It takes some people years upon years to find what they're truly passionate about in life, but for others, it takes a couple of minutes. However, senior Emily Beagles falls right in the middle. As a little girl, Beagles tried various activities ranging from soccer to dance but none of them seemed to in...

Goalie scores the chance of a lifetime

Yaitza Lopez, Staff Writer

April 25, 2014


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The soccer goalkeeper is one of the most important players on the field. They are the last line of defense, and the first line of attack. To be a soccer goalie, it is important to be mentally tough, strong in the air, and not afraid to get hurt. It is required to have good positioning and be fast and ...

From big hits to Harvard: Ryan Antonellis

Victoria Hodge, Staff Writer

April 25, 2014


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With just a few seconds left in the game and the score almost tied, both the players on the field and the fans in the stands are hoping for just one game winning play to seal the win. After a wayward throw to Ryan Antonellis, everyone becomes unsure if he will be able to catch it. Within a few second...

Verhaddelt cultures (mixing cultures)

Pooja Shethna, Staff Writer

March 28, 2014


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Visiting new kinds of people and cultures can give you a slight insight on some of the unknown elements of societies. However, for two girls in LB their unexpected visits proved to be quite a unique experience. Some of the worst punishments your parents can give you range from kicking you out of the h...