The Bear Facts

Lost and found again

Lost and found again

Ben Concepcion, Editor-in-Chief

June 2, 2016


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Chris Clarke

Chris Clarke

February 8, 2016


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His Ryan McElveen memes are the only thing that qualify him for this job. He also plays soccer occasionally. Follow him on twitter @CasanovaClarke ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Brittany Derwacter

Brittany Derwacter

February 1, 2016


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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


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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 ...

Pooja Shethna

Pooja Shethna

January 6, 2016


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Pooja really enjoys being in journalism. It's like one big family that you can learn a lot from.

Thy Luu

Thy Luu

January 6, 2016


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Most trees are blue.