The Bear Facts

Rhyme time with Nick Wilcher

Yaitza Lopez, Staff Writer

March 28, 2014

Senior Nick Wilcher slowly walked on stage, the first one in the competition to read his poem. Confronting the bright lights flashing in his eyes, the deafening silence from the audience, and all the glares from everyone, especially the judges, he began to get out of his comfort zone and say the firs...

Expression through performance

Maggie Komoniewski, Staff Writer

March 28, 2014

For senior Aruba Dennis, singing opera is her favorite way to spend free time and express herself. She has enjoyed it ever since she was a little girl, when her dad signed her up for choir because she was loud. Over the years, Dennis has become increasingly involved in her choir and developed a great pass...

Learning from the best

Steve Hong, Staff Writer

March 28, 2014

Opera is a classical art that was created in the late 16th century and has come to become one of the greatest vocal arts.   “I’ve been singing my whole life through church,” senior Craig Moman said, “but I started taking it seriously when I realized the potential in my voice and started worki...

Sing it out, sing it to the world

Steve Hong, Staff Writer

March 28, 2014

Lindsey Bross is a senior who is dedicated to her voice and has come to be known throughout LB for her talent in singing. She spends a majority of her day in music classes ranging from Music Sampler, Film Study, Advanced Women’s Chorus and Advanced Mixed Chorus.   “I used to sing when I was a kid...

From Radford to Harvard, Edwards eyes college opportunities

Yaitza Lopez, Staff Writer

February 7, 2014

All students can learn and are encouraged to pursue lifelong dreams and goals. Motivational speaking like this is what Judith Edwards says to all LB high school students as they discover what they want to be after high school. Stepping foot in her office, you are struck by all the inspiring posters stat...

Sisterhood of the traveling dance

Maggie Komoniewski, Staff Writer

February 7, 2014

Sophomores Claire Szipszky and Kyra Dunlap were steered into the world of dance by their mothers as 4 year old girls. But once they started, they didn’t stop and ended up dancing all around the world.   Both Szipszky and Dunlap were born in the United States. However, due to Szipszky’s dad’s j...

Around the world in so many days

Yaitza Lopez, Staff Writer

February 7, 2014

He was just one step further into fulfilling his and his mother’s goal in traveling the world, one continent at a time, and as the U.S Airlines plane landed on the concrete ground at the Tokyo Airport in Japan, 10th grader Estefan Diaz awoke from his nap and realized that the 10 hour nap was over, an...

Achieving stardom, one jump at a time

Pooja Shethna, Staff Writer

February 7, 2014

She’s the center of attention, thousands of eyes fixed upon her, waiting for the moment to arrive. She can hear her heart beating uncontrollably, as if it’s about to explode. All of a sudden, music plays. It’s time for her to sing. Sophomore Arielle Brown has been singing since she started kin...

FOPAC

Maggie Komoniewski, Staff Writer

February 7, 2014

Along with being senior class president, senior Josh Deem has brought back, improved and ascended to the presidency of FOPAC, a club dedicated to educating the nation’s youth about everything and anything related to making money. FOPAC stands for "Future One Percenters of America Club”. It is a c...

The amazing artworks of Stokes and Fitzgerald

Amanda Hendrix, Staff Writer

February 7, 2014

Dec. fourth marked the beginning of the sixth annual Artist Teacher Exhibition. For nine days, the Workhouse Arts Center Vulcan Gallery displayed 50 pieces of artwork, representing 41 teachers of Fairfax County. LB was lucky enough to call two of those participants of our own; Jo Stokes and Deb Fitz...

Ryan McElveen: The Savior of FCPS

Elena Simon, Web Editor

January 23, 2014

When significant weather reports are being seen on the news, the ever hopeful students of FCPS come together in what now seems to be a ritual, of photoshopping pictures of 27 year-old School Board Member Ryan McElveen’s face onto other pictures on Twitter. The photos, humorous in nature, are often...

Jingle Ball performers return to D.C. to dazzle

Amanda Hendrix, Staff Writer

January 15, 2014

For the second year in a row, iHeartRadio sponsors Jingle Ball, an event that spans 12 cities across the nation. Hosted by a number of casts from local radio shows, the music festival aims to show off iHeartRadio’s holiday spirit. The most prominent of this year’s lineup performances are Miley Cy...