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Another Paul knockout?

December 9, 2020 2:54pm | Armoni Mcneill

Thought 2020 was crazy? Just wait until 2021. Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and YouTuber Logan Paul announced Sunday that they will fight each other in an exhibition match set for February 20, 2021. Retired boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced Sunday he will return to […]

Winter Fab

December 9, 2020 2:34pm | Sylvie Ballou

With the world forced to stay inside and bored, many find entertainment in redefining their personal style or taking up new hobbies that they never had the time to focus on before. My love for expression and style has resurfaced after almost 4 and a […]

Lil Boosie & Mo3 shot in the same week?

November 18, 2020 2:33pm | Armoni McNeill

Recently we know King Von was murdered in ATL. Now it’s starting to seem as if all the rappers are dying. The media is going crazy over the fact that Mo3, a Dallas rapper, was shot and killed on November 11th in a brazen attack […]

“Call Of Duty Black Ops Cold War”

November 11, 2020 2:28pm | Jacob Goings

“Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War” is the next Call of Duty game to come out in the Black Ops franchise. People also call this game “Black Ops 5”. It is coming out on November 13th, and it is available for pre-order. If you […]

King Von shot and killed in ATL

November 11, 2020 2:27pm | Armoni Mcneill

A 26-year-old Chicago rapper was shot and killed in front of a hookah bar in ATL on the 6th of November. King Von was one of the 2 people who was fatally shot on Friday morning. Authorities say 2 groups of men argued in the […]

Rap’s Restyling

November 11, 2020 2:12pm | Ayden Wacker

Music, especially rap, has immensely changed over time.  The style, the speed, the rhyme scheme. Rap has changed to adjust to the liking of people as time goes on in many ways compared to Rock or Country music which has stayed the same ever since […]

October Reads!

October 21, 2020 1:28pm | Armoni McNeill

There is nothing better than curling up with a cozy blanket, a cup of coffee or hot chocolate, and a good book to read! Here are some great books to read for our fall season! “The Haunting of Hill House” by Shirley Jackson. This book is […]

Halloween Horror Movies

October 21, 2020 1:26pm | Ayden Wacker

Its that time of year —  hot chocolate, cozy pajamas, and scary movies. And lately more and more scary movies are coming out with different meanings and crazy jump scares. With Halloween coming up and with COVID-19 going on, it’s only right to have a […]

Rihanna’s 2020 Savage x Fenty fashion show takes a turn for the worst

October 16, 2020 6:37pm | Maddy Cummngs

Fans of Rihanna were taken aback when she started receiving backlash from the Muslim community about her lingerie show, Savage x Fenty, which streamed on Amazon Prime, October 2. During the show, Rihanna used the song “Doom” by artist Coucou Chloe, which includes a Muslim […]

Is It Really a Social Dilemma?

September 30, 2020 11:04pm | Maddy Cummings

Cell phones: the gadget that allows us to stay connected while simultaneously tearing us from the real world. Cellular devices are possibly one of the biggest controversies in today’s society as many believe they are ruining generations with “fake news” and propaganda; in contrast, some […]

” Have confidence in the young people, give them a chance, and they will surprise you”- Kofi Annan

September 25, 2020 11:56pm | Armoni McNeill

24 year old actress, singer and activist Zendaya blew the internet away when she became the youngest person ever to take home a Emmy for best lead actress. Zendaya, a former Disney star,  motivates young children to be kind. She now stars in a hit […]

Must Watch Binges

September 16, 2020 1:32pm | Ayden Wacker

Cable? What is Cable? Netflix is where its at with its constant flow of new additions.  Lately Netflix has been coming out with some incredible binge worthy shows. Shows filled with horror, realism, comedy, etc. If you have not checked these shows out yet, you […]

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 Review

May 14, 2020 10:59pm | Adam Schraibman

It might have came out 8 years ago. but it will forever be a childhood classic. This review is to see if it stood the test of time. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 came out November 12th, 2012 and has since been hailed as […]

Meat is Murder Album Review

May 14, 2020 10:27pm | Adam Schraibman

Meat is Murder is the second album by the English post-punk, indie band The Smiths. It was released in 1985 and was immediately popularized by its rhythm and groove. It was so popular that it stayed on the number one spot on the UK Albums […]

Burzum: A look into Black Metal

May 12, 2020 1:39pm | Liam Meszaros

  Burzum is a solo musical project created by Louis Cachet, who is professionally known as Varg Vikernes. Burzum was created in 1991 as a black metal project and would later come to be known as one of the most influential figures in black metal; […]

Predator: Hunting Grounds Review

May 11, 2020 7:59pm | Liam Meszaros

  On the 24th of April, this year, the game studio Illfonic released their new title Predator: Hunting Grounds. It is an asymmetric multiplayer game putting 4 players on a team to traverse the jungle and complete objectives while one player is put into the role […]

Music review: Rust In Peace

May 8, 2020 6:52pm | Liam Meszaros

  Megadeth is one of the biggest metal bands to date. Formed in 1983 after guitarist Dave Mustaine left the band Metallica, he sought to innovate the genre of thrash metal which had already begun to gather attention around the world. In 1985, Megadeth released […]

Mrs. America Review

April 27, 2020 7:20pm | Madeline Cummings

Mrs. America, available exclusively on Hulu, tells the story of the fight for the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s. Director Dahvi Waller tells the inspiring story through multiple viewpoints of leading activists during the time. However, there is a twist. The fascinating thing about […]

Different and Fun Board Games

April 22, 2020 3:23pm | Emma Perry

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced everybody into their homes. Schools, workplaces, and many other locales have been closed down in order to prevent the spread of the pandemic. As we are now stuck in our houses with our families, it is inevitable that conversation and […]

100 gecs

April 19, 2020 5:13pm | Jonas Evans

100 gecs is a rising American experimental music duo, who make music with heavy auto tune and electronic sound. The two members are Dylan Brady and Laura Les. Despite their odd sound, they have only been getting a large fan base. They have even played […]

American Journalist and Feminist: Margaret Fuller

April 18, 2020 3:39pm | Bella Nieves

Brief Background Sarah Margaret Fuller was born on May 23, 1810 in Massachusetts. Her father, Timothy Fuller, educated Margaret at a young age because he was a lawyer and politician. Timothy Fuller died of Cholera in 1835. Fuller attended regular school and became a teacher. […]

” P.s I still love you” Movie review

April 14, 2020 10:32am | Emma Perry

“P.S. I Still Love You” is the 2nd book of the series “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Once Before”.  The 2nd book of this amazing teen romance series has now been turned into a movie like the first. This movie is also packed with […]

Watch These Netflix Shows If You’re Bored

April 2, 2020 3:32pm | Bella Nieves

“I Am Not Okay with This” This is a great show for those who like teen focused shows that are packed with drama. This show dives into every emotion teens feel, making it very easy to connect with one or more characters.  If you enjoyed […]

Why Music Should be a Bigger Part of Our Lives

March 15, 2020 6:21am | Jonas Evans

Music is, and always has been, one of the most vital pillars of culture, and forms of self expression. Yet, many people don’t include it in their lives; or they make it such a small part that it alienates its significance.  In a cultural sense, […]

Pop Smoke Hologram Tribute

March 12, 2020 2:24pm | Corey Canant

Bashar Barakah Jackson, also known as Pop Smoke, was an American rapper that had the media and everyone roaring around him. At just 20 years old, Pop Smoke has had much success. His lead single “Welcome to the Party” was released in April 2019. The […]

Disney+ presents new original movie “Stargirl”

March 6, 2020 4:43pm | Johana Guci

If you’ve been using your Disney+ subscription to re-watch old episodes of High School Musical and Kim Possible, that’s great, but don’t sleep on some of the platform’s original content. A trailer for the Disney+ original movie Stargirl has dropped, and it may be the […]

Come See “Cinderella” at the Beck Center!

March 6, 2020 4:40pm | Halina Dreger

Later this month, Beck Center ballet students and company members will take to the Mackey Theater stage to perform Cinderella. Performances are at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 29. Tickets are $12 for […]

My Opinion On The Mandalorian

February 28, 2020 6:08pm | Liam Meszaros

  The Mandalorian released its first episode on the 12th of November in 2019. With the first series now at an end, fans are left waiting until October of this year for the next one. The Mandalorian was a huge success because of its lovable […]

Hologram Tour for Whitney Houston

February 21, 2020 5:19pm | Chloe Fielder

Whitney Houston, an American artist and actress. Houston has been awarded the most female artist by Guinness World Records. Her music still is one of the best selling worldwide. Houston died on February 11, 2012 due to a Coronary artery disease. Since her death, many […]

SpongeBob is Still On

February 21, 2020 3:52pm | Ayden Wacker

Whether it is because of the childish jokes or the amazing voices in the TV show SpongeBob SquarePants, this show has brought so much happiness to America. Bringing these objects and sea animals to life has brought our inner happiness alive and will continue to […]

Luke Perry, Cameron Boyce, Tim Conway missing from Oscar’s Memoriam

February 18, 2020 1:49am | Bella Nieves

Many celebrities were honored this year in the Oscar’s Memoriam like Kobe Bryant and Sylvia Myles. A few key people were missing from this tribute, which is forgivable, but disappointing. Luke Perry, Cameron Boyce, and Tim Conway were not shown during this memoriam. “Once Upon […]

Breakfast Club

February 18, 2020 1:37am |

The old-timey movie that has evolved into an all time classic. The breakfast club was made in 1985. An old 80s movie that has made its way into our hearts. Breakfast club is about 5 students who each get detention with getting caught for their […]

The Oscars

February 12, 2020 3:45pm | Ayden Wacker

On Sunday February 9th, The Oscars began and many talented actors and actresses took the stage to be recognized for their wonderful achievements. There were also many performances to create better entertainment for the public. When Joker came out on October 4, it was very […]

The National Anthem

February 7, 2020 5:58pm | Mallory Moorman

Before any game no matter how big or small. There is one thing that is always the same. One thing that always happens. The silence before the start of all the amazing things that could possibly happen. That is the national Anthem. There are many […]

Star Wars – the sequel trilogy

February 7, 2020 5:57pm | Liam Meszaros

On December 20th, 2019, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hit theaters. It is the ninth episode of the Skywalker saga and the conclusion that has been long in the making for over 40 years. Unfortunately for Disney, their new trilogy has not been very […]

Justin Bieber

February 2, 2020 7:43pm | Mallory Moorman

I’m sure you all know him and love him Justin Bieber. From the viewing of his YouTube cover videos till now. He has been a fan favorite for a while, and the fan base just keeps growing. He has a lot going on for him […]

Mac Miller’s New Album “Circles”

January 26, 2020 7:28pm | Essence Omotosho

Mac Miller’s posthumous album Circles is a gorgeous feat, a continuation of his vision on his previous album Swimming, doused with a grimly prescient perspective of the struggles that eventually led to his tragic death in September 2018. In this sense, it is a staggeringly […]

Beyoncé’s Ivy Park x Adidas Collection

January 17, 2020 6:21pm | Essence Omotosho

When Adidas announced its multi-year partnership with Beyoncé last April, it marked a new accomplishment for the superstar it is the first time Queen Bey has stepped foot into the sneaker market, a place where her contemporaries like Kanye West, Pusha T, Travis Scott and […]

Cara Harmon

January 17, 2020 6:18pm | Mallory Moorman

Meet Cara Harmon – a very involved junior here at Lakewood High School. Here are a few questions she answered so we could get a peek on what her future looks like. What are your plans for after you graduate? “My after high school plans […]

Juice WRLD

December 15, 2019 12:51am | Essence Omotosho

While growing up in the Chicago suburbs, Jarad Higgins would freestyle rap through his school hallways. As a teenager, he began recording as Juice WRLD (a nod to the 1992 film starring 2 Pac) and set his eyes on stardom. “My biggest fear is not […]

Artist of the Decade

December 15, 2019 12:48am | Mallory Moorman

The decade is ending soon, and there is a lot to look back upon. Especially for artist Taylor Swift. She has done so much with her career, and even outside of her career that the world would be blind not to notice. Therefore on November […]

Disney Plus

December 6, 2019 5:17pm | Caden Stanuch

I think that we can all agree that Disney as a whole is a very successful business. With a net worth of about 130 Billion dollars, is no secret that Disney is a successful company. Disney has recently released new form of entertainment, called Disney […]

Every Movie and TV Show Leaving Netflix in December

December 6, 2019 5:02pm | Essence Omotosho

Netflix gives and takes away. The end of every month is a good reminder that titles on Netflix do not last forever (outside of the service’s original programming, of course). Even with all of the TV shows and movies coming to the streaming service in […]

Review of “Sound of Scars” by Life of Agony

December 6, 2019 4:59pm | Matthew Mannion

The album Sound of Scars by the hard rock band Life of Agony. It is a concept album, which is an album that tells a story as it goes. It is the follow-up album to their previous concept album River Runs Red. Sound of Scars […]

Ryan Sheppard: The Man The Myth The Legend

December 6, 2019 4:52pm | Kyle Ciresi

Ryan Sheppard is a 17-year-old Cleveland rapper who has been on the rise since early 2014. He started his career in the library of his middle school, the librarian gave him access to the school’s recording room. He had to whisper because the walls were […]


November 22, 2019 7:00pm | Essence Omotosho

Disney+ is a streaming video service owned by Disney. It is similar to competing services like Netflix, Apple TV+, and Amazon Prime Video in that it is a video-on-demand service, with a library of movies and TV shows that can be viewed at any time, […]

Disney+ Will Become Netflix’s Biggest Rival

November 22, 2019 6:55pm | Chloe Fielder

For all those binge-watchers, Disney plus was launched on November 12, 2019. You can stream up to all of the available movies and shows Disney has out. Disney plus has movie and tv show options from its own originals, Star Wars, PIXAR, Marvel, and National […]

Book Review: No Country for Old Men

November 11, 2019 3:42pm | Helen Roche

Cormac McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men is a true American classic. This is not just your average cozy up before bed, relaxing read, but an exciting array who’s-gonna-die-next tension.  No Country for Old Men has an intoxicating plot that refuses you to put it down; death […]

‘Supernatural’ to End After 15th Season

November 9, 2019 8:20pm | Essence Omotosho

When Supernatural comes to an end next year with its fifteenth and final season, it will be because all involved thought it was time to pack up their monster-fighting weapons. “This was a community decision. The network and the studio did not just say like, ‘Hey, […]

Little Mermaid Live! Love or hate?

November 9, 2019 8:16pm | Isabelle Reali

The Little Mermaid. A childhood staple since its release in 1989. ABC, looking for a way to reignite the wonder of this underwater fantasy, created a live action version of this classic to introduce it in a new way to a new generation. The Little […]