The Bear Facts

Spirit week dominated by Greek life

Seniors Jasmine Tesfa and Marianne Beveridge sport their black clothes on Gods vs Titans Day.

Michael Murphy, Style Editor

November 7, 2014

With homecoming only occurring once a year, students, such as senior Stephanie Chewning, give spirit week their all. “Spirit days are a great way to show your school pride and spirit,” Chewning said. “I will never be able to describe how much I love Lake Braddock, so to me, spirit days are the...

Homecoming: Big Fat Greek Review

Students dance at the homecoming dance.

Hao Nguyen, Business Manager

November 7, 2014

A recap of homecoming weekend, including Bite of Braddock, the homecoming game against T.C. Williams and the dance. As previous years have done before, Bite of Braddock and the homecoming parade have become part of Lake Braddock’s tradition. This year, food from all over was catered, including (but not...

Restaurant Review: Coal Fire

Restaurant Review: Coal Fire

Jake Hruska, Business Manager

November 7, 2014

First off, the decor and atmosphere of the new restaurant, Coal Fire, is what you’d expect from a restaurant that does mostly carryout orders. Fine, but it was nothing too eye-catching. There are plenty of tables, and there was no wait either of the times I was there. The plates and glasses are made...

Bringing back wheels on heels

Heelys are shoes with removable wheels in the heel of the shoe.

Hao Nguyen, Business Manager

November 7, 2014

In 8000 B.C.E., man began adorning his feet with designer-quality leather laced with only the finest leather strips. Since 3200 B.C.E., man has utilized the wheel to its greatest potential. Or so we thought. It took one of the greatest men who ever lived, Roger Adams of Heelys Incorporated, to synthesize...

Relationships graduate, too

Matt Bowersox and Casey Silva celebrate Silva’s graduation.

Claire Hollinger, Staff Writer

November 7, 2014

In an age of highly realistic and logical ideals, many people believe that long distance relationships simply will not work out. According to a survey taken by a student at Albion College in Michigan in February 2013, only about 5 percent of college students have stayed with their high school sweethearts....

Teens spill the ink about tattoos

Demetri Karounos, Staff Writer

October 14, 2014

Upon turning 18, several high schoolers make the decision to go out and get a tattoo. Tattoos, although always relevant, have had a recent spike in popularity in mainstream culture. The tattoo industry has seen an increase of interest in recent years. According to The Harris Poll, people between the...

Bruins face a case of double trouble

Gerardo Cerna, Staff Writer

October 9, 2014

Having someone confuse you for someone else can be fun at times, especially if they confuse you for one of your closest friends. Juniors Casey Manya and Jordan Tautges often experience cases of mistaken identity. “We have the basic brown hair, brown eyes, tanned skin look,” Tautges said. These...

Age-old question: What do girls look for in a guy

Paul Barnhill and Mikey Lodato, Staff Writer

February 11, 2014

What do girls look for in a guy? Is it the piercing eyes of a Siberian husky, the size of their comic book collection, the manliness of their crocs or their Arnold Schwarzenegger-esque body? Some of these may be more accurate than others. The Bear Facts has done a survey of about 50 girls in Lake Brad...

Favorite holidays,according to your peers

Michael Murphy, Staff Writer

November 18, 2013

The golden brown turkey sits on a table emitting a glorious smell. Next to it is the cranberry sauce that is still in the shape of a can. Lake Braddock’s sophomore Pablo Morám can’t wait to experience Thanksgiving 2013. “I love being with my family, eating great food and sharing experiences...

Teachers as parents, students as children

Jake Hruska, Staff Writer

November 18, 2013

It isn’t very often that teachers have their children attend the school at which they teach, but a few teachers do, and they wouldn’t have it any other way. “It’s great,” AP Government and Micro/Macro Economics teacher Theresa Hatch said, “It’s fun, it’s special…It’s really been...

Fall Fashion Preview: Men make it work

Jake Hruska, Staff Writer

October 13, 2013

The temperature is dropping, and it’s the time for jackets, jeans and warmer, thicker layers. Fall is that perfect time between summer and winter, when it’s not too hot and not too cold. It’s the season a man can wear whatever he pleases, adding a sweater or jacket, and still be comfortable. But...