The Bear Facts

Writing Center

Keke Nerwai, Staff writer

February 22, 2019

Need help writing something? Well you can just ask the Writing Center for help. Every second half of 6th period bruin block in H228 Mr. McCabe’s classroom. Students go to Mr. McCabe’s room for help on writing. His advanced composition students are there as well to help other students with writin...

Winter workout, spring tryout

Evan Downs, Staff Writer

January 6, 2017

Spring athletes need to prepare for tryouts over the winter, but this isn’t necessarily the easiest thing to do when they are buried in the snow. Most have their tryouts in the last couple weeks of February, at the peak of the snow season, but spring athletes have to find opportunities to maximize...

Young Conservative Club

Kyle Smith, Staff Writer

November 14, 2016

Lake Braddock has a large proportion of liberal leaning students. Especially in this political climate, tension can arise between students who are liberal and those who are conservative. In response to this pressure, Emma Marcois created the Young Conservatives Club, a new club to Lake Braddock and a...

DECA Pumpkin Carving Competition

DECA Pumpkin Carving Competition

November 9, 2016

The DECA officers would like to congratulate the winners of the Inaugural Pumpkin Carving Competition which took place on October 27th. The winners are the following: Gabby Mariello for Best Overall, Allison Acchione for Scariest, Teah Lorenzi for Funniest, and Bryson McDaniel for Most School-Spirited....

Lost and found again

Lost and found again

Ben Concepcion, Editor-in-Chief

June 2, 2016

Don’t leave your items alone forever. As this year comes to a close, make sure that you check the lost and found and take home any items that you’ve left around the building. They’re waiting for you. In the meantime, staff of the Bear Facts donned some of your apparel and showcased it for th...

LBT up for multiple Cappies awards

LBT up for multiple Cappies awards

Jake Gold and Sarah Paquette, Staff Writers

May 20, 2016

Winning a Cappies award is the pinnacle of high school theatre success. The Cappies, a theatre awards program conducted through 15 chapters nationwide, give awards in 35 different categories for nominations. With five nominations per category, the competition is tight. Receiving a Cappie award is a g...

Even in the second semester, students still struggle with short passing period

Even in the second semester, students still struggle with short passing period

Kyle Smith, Reporter

March 21, 2016

After time between classes was reduced from eight minutes to six minutes, students have had trouble getting to class on time. The number of people in the hallways doesn’t help. People bunching together in the hallways slows down traffic and can cause some students to be late. Sophomore Wesley Smith...

Behind strong offense and shutdown pitching, softball cruises to first victory

Behind strong offense and shutdown pitching, softball cruises to first victory

Jordan Small, Editor in Chief

March 18, 2016

After Wednesday night’s game was cancelled due to weather, the softball team faced off against Yorktown on Thursday night in the season opener. The Bruins offense looked in midseason form by the third inning, scoring four runs in that inning alone. Behind LB’s strong offense and a dominant performa...

The Struggles of Being a Teacher

The Struggles of Being a Teacher

Nathan Reiff, Staff Writer

March 18, 2016

It takes a special kind of person to wake up every day at 5:30 a.m., spend eight hours of the day at work, go home and spend countless hours continuing to prepare and grade, and then do it all again the next day. This is the reality, however, for most teachers at LBSS, who often spend more time preparin...

School board member Megan McLaughlin visits SGA class

Jake Gold, Yearbook Editor-in-Chief

March 14, 2016

Thursday, March 10, school board member Megan McLaughlin joined LB's student government class in an open discussion of past and proposed FCPS policy changes. Notably, McLaughlin talked about workload, grading policy, college credits and modified start times. Board member salaries and a pre-labor day st...

The Effect of Student Jobs on Academics

The Effect of Student Jobs on Academics

Neil Gutkin, Staff Writer

March 4, 2016

Data released by the U.S. Census in 2013 reveals that one in four high school students age 16 and older work part-time jobs. Having a job in high school is, in general, a beneficial experience. Jobs give students work experience as well as opportunities to work upon and improve time and money manag...

Girls’ basketball unable to get past first place South County

Girls' basketball unable to get past first place South County

Jordan Small, Editor in Chief

January 17, 2016

For the second time in two weeks, Friday night was not kind to the girls’ basketball program. After falling to West Potomac at all three levels two weeks ago, the same thing happened against South County on Friday night. The Bruins ran into a very good South County program, who is currently tied atop the ...