The Bear Facts

Back to Basics

Back to Basics

Joseph Hughes and Nathalie Vadnais

September 11, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

As the search for a new principal pushes into the current school year, interim principal Dan Meier has entered our sphere to be acting principal for one year. He hopes to be accessible to the student body and involved in school activities. Meier has experience in education and has been a teacher, footba...

Welcoming the Korean Language

Welcoming the Korean Language

Nancy Nguyen, Staff Editor

October 6, 2017


Filed under Lake Braddock, News, Showcase

With already five languages here at Lake Braddock, the students now have a sixth choice of enrolling in Korean. Started with a club sponsored by History teacher Jocelyn Cable, it is now an opportunity for students to learn the language. “We wanted to start a club here because at the time there were...

Teaching the wrong thing to high school girls

Teaching the wrong thing to high school girls

Gillian Church, Opinion Editor

June 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The high school dress code serves as a protection between self expression and disruption of students’ best interests, but what happens when problems arise and the protection of students becomes the ridicule of a student body?   The concept of what could be enforced in dress codes was brought u...

A Look Back at the Main Thing

A Look Back at the Main Thing

Peter Bashaw, Staff Writer

April 7, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

On March 21, the Main Thing returned to LB’s Little Theater to promote and share art in the school’s community. Having been canceled last year due to low artist turnout, the third incarnation of the show received much interest across a vast spectrum of artists. Performances were hybridizations of various ...

Lake Braddock Hiring New Football Coach

Lake Braddock Hiring New Football Coach

Daniel Dodson, Senior Writer

April 3, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

BURKE, Va- A job listing for the LB varsity head football coaching position has been posted on the official FCPS coaching page. “Yes, it has been advertised. There are two cycles with the second cycle beginning Wednesday, we will be reviewing resumes and references and we will move forward,”  Director...

Karl Kerns Sets Vision for LB

Karl Kerns Sets Vision for LB

Daniel Dodson, Senior Writer

March 3, 2017


Filed under Profile, Showcase

Lake Braddock’s new Director of Student Activities or DSA, Karl Kerns, has set forth his vision and hopes for the student activities/athletics department in an exclusive interview with the Bear Facts. Kerns recently joined LB in Dec. 2016 and carries decades of experience in education. He got his...

Bruin Athletes Commit On National Signing Day

Bruin Athletes Commit On National Signing Day

Ian Bivona, Sports Editor

February 1, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Every year on the first Wednesday of February, athletes for all sports across the country announce their official commitment for NCAA athletics. This year, several LB athletes, from many different sports, announced their commitments, committing to schools all around the country. On National Signing...

The OA Junior Ian Thompson Stars In The Latest Netflix Original Series

The OA Junior Ian Thompson Stars In The Latest Netflix Original Series

Peter Bashaw, Arts Editor

February 1, 2017


Filed under Arts, Showcase

Before all this started, his name was Ian Thompson. It still is, of course, but more and more he’s known for his stage name Alexander. He’s well known in the LB chorus, despite (and because) his quitting the department last year. He’s one of a number of transgender students who made this decision,...

Science Fair Removed From Curriculum

Science Fair Removed From Curriculum

Gabriel Dakake, Staff Writer

February 1, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

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...

The Weight of a Good GPA

The Weight of a Good GPA

Jadyn Spradlin, Staff Writer

January 30, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

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...

A Look Backward and a Look Forward in the Arts

A Look Backward and a Look Forward in the Arts

Peter Bashaw, Arts Editor

December 8, 2016


Filed under Arts, Showcase

Last Friday the annual arts auction returned to the school library. The auction functions as a fundraiser for the art department, selling students’ works to raise funds. The works include ceramics, photos, paintings and drawings and were available for purchase by art students and teachers. The auction...

A Night With Milo

A Night With Milo

Thomas Anderson, Senior Writer

November 11, 2016


Filed under Battleground USA, News, Opinion, Showcase, Special Features

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 ...