Best of SNO

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2018-2019
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Lake Zurich High School
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Lake Zurich High School
in 2018-2019
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2018-2019
Best of SNO Rank for
Lake Zurich High School
Stories from Lake Zurich High School
Down, but not out
Sports

Marissa Drake | April 22, 2019

High school athletes account for an estimated 2 million injuries, each year, according to Stop Sports Injuries. LZHS athletes are of that number, and trainers help to get them back in shape.

For the…

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Swinging for the fences
Sports

Alex Ketcham | April 18, 2019

Having your future decided at 16 may be daunting to most high schoolers. However, for this student, it is motivation.

Tyler Snep, senior, committed to play baseball at the University of Iowa his sophomore…

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Head in the clouds
Features

Ellie Melvin | April 9, 2019

Civil Air Patrol may be called America’s best-kept secret, but students in its cadet program are about ready to shout about it.

Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and is…

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Teaching where they were taught
Features

Caroline Sun | February 20, 2019

“Once I graduate, I’m never coming back here again,” is a phrase commonly heard amongst students whose senioritis is hitting them hard in their last semester of high school. But while some students…

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A Passion for pageantry: sophomore defies stereotypes
Features

Sreelikhi Vangavolu | February 14, 2019

“They’re dumb. They’re bratty. All they have to do is sit still and look pretty” is a common misconception people in society have of girls who compete in pageants. But with over 1000 volunteer…

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Running for coffee
News

Max Feldman | February 9, 2019

Whether to buy that chocolate long john or to rush off to class is a decision that has haunted students ever since Jazzman’s opened.

Though not every student has to get that sweet treat during…

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Importance of World Cultures, American Studies being forgotten
Opinions

Emma Brumage-Kilcourse | February 5, 2019

We are used to hearing about local (and even national) controversies surrounding certain high school classes; AP US History curriculum, for instance, is frequently challenged by legislators for how it…

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Things to remember: Home Economic and Foods classes help students prepare for life beyond high school
Features

Marissa Drake | February 5, 2019

When Home Economics was first introduced into the school system, the class was offered to students to “prepare student[s] for effective discharge of duties within the home and give scientific preparation…

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In the face of adversity
Features

Madeleine Lawler | January 27, 2019

When she first opened up about her health, very few people believed her. Doctors, friends, and nurses would turn their backs, confessing that they just “didn’t know what was wrong” or accusing…

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Flipping through high school
Sports

Ellie Melvin | January 25, 2019

It’s his life, his love, his challenge, and his success. Cooper Giles, senior, is a gymnast.

Giles is the national champion of pommel horse, fourth on the floor, and tenth all around in the 2018 Men’s…

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Keep Swimming: Charity Bash charity helps families stay afloat
News

Max Feldman | December 14, 2018

Spending day and night in a hospital is pricey already, but paying the steep price of the non-medical expenses makes matters even worse. One charity is trying to help families in those situations, and…

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Senior door: Security change follows major national trends
Features

Alex Ketcham | November 14, 2018

The senior door closing has been a hot topic among students within the past week, but there is some confusion as to why the policy was put in place.

Administration sent out an email to students prior…

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New opportunities: Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day helps to break boundaries
Features

Max Feldman | November 8, 2018

Girls are breaking boundaries every day, but the STEM field has remained largely male-dominated. One new event tried drawing girls into engineering, hoping that gender gap could close.

The Introduce…

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School takes shot at sustainability: clubs, administration think of environmental initiatives
Features

Max Feldman | November 6, 2018

Everyone loves to indulge. No, not indulging in a massive piece of chocolate cake, but that guilty pleasure of turning up the heat, or even taking a long, hot shower. The school is trying to prevent the…

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Walking through the decades
Opinions

Ellie Melvin | October 23, 2018

Students took a trip through the decades this Tuesday as they walked down hallways decked out in retro fashion for homecoming week.

The school’s diverse clubs set the atmosphere with hallway decorations…

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Bear Den makes changes in order to energize events
News

Alex Ketcham | October 19, 2018

Student sections are meant to be obnoxiously loud, and extremely hyped up for whatever they are cheering on. The Bear Den, the student section club, aims to do just that.

The Bear Den, just like many…

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Passport Cuisines: student’s idea turns into a business
Features

Chloe Faris | October 11, 2018

Middle school is a time to make friends, join activities, and focus on school. While most students were doing just that, Dean spent 7th grade creating a business.

Now a senior, Dean Lambertsen still…

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A long-running problem: female runners face everyday threats of harassment
Showcase

Caroline Sun | October 5, 2018

When a girl laces up her running shoes and starts her watch, her expectation is that of a workout, one that will make her feel better after she is done. She is prepared for the harassment of a passerby,…

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