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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 […]

Disney+

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 […]

“Cherry ” Film Production in Cleveland

November 9, 2019 8:15pm | Avery Plumley

Cleveland is a big city that holds many famous things, we have many popular sports teams, exquisite restaurants, and even prime locations for movie production. There are currently two movies being filmed in the Cleveland area, one being the Russo brothers first non-superhero related movie, […]

Review of Luigi’s Mansion 3

November 9, 2019 7:55pm | Matthew Mannion

Luigi’s Mansion 3 is a very solid game. I got it on October 31, the day of its release. It is very reminiscent of the original game for the Gamecube. I personally really liked the game, I already got through the entire story mode. It […]

Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé

November 3, 2019 5:58pm | Essence Omotosho

Earlier this year, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter stood in her full goddess glory at Coachella. Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé is a rare glimpse into the life of a superstar. Written, directed and produced by the singer, and shot over eight months, the Netflix project is part […]

‘Huge step’ made by Ticketmaster for disabled music fans

November 3, 2019 5:55pm | Noor imtiaz

For years, a lot of disabled music fans had a lot of difficulty and faced a lot of barriers when it comes to booking concert tickets. Now Ticketmaster is introducing a new system that allows gig-goers to book tickets online like anyone else. Whether it’s the […]

Maggie Rogers Fights Back Against Sexual Harassment at Own Concert

October 27, 2019 10:45pm | Helen Roche

The silence needs to be broken around the matter of sexual violence; this global destruction cannot be swept under the rug anymore. Change starts with survivors having the strength to speak out at their own time of healing to inspire other survivors to not feel […]

Demetrius Harmon’s ‘You Matter’ Brand Brings Awareness to Mental Health

October 27, 2019 9:46pm | Essence Omotosho

Demetrius Harmon is an entertainer and social media influencer. He started out uploading 6-second videos to Vine and has since gained an immense following. Publically addressing his struggles with mental health, Demetrius has been a force in working to take away much of the stigma […]

Upcoming Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix (pre-Holiday entertainment)

October 27, 2019 8:59pm | Chloe Fielder

The weather is cooling down fast and that means snuggling in a blanket while watching a movie. November has a whole list of television series and movies to get you ready for the holidays. Netflix has many options on its way that are like basically […]

Why Everyone Should Watch HBO’s Euphoria

October 21, 2019 12:24am | Essence Omotosho

Following a group of high school students as they navigate love and friendships in a world of drugs, sex, trauma and social media, the series Euphoria is executive produced by Drake, along with manager Future the Prince. The ensemble cast includes Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi, […]

Book Review: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

October 12, 2019 11:49pm | Isabelle Reali

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams is the first of five books in a series. The Guide is a fun, chaotic book that will rocket you through space, destroy a few planets, travel you through time, and send you hurtling through several […]

Beyoncé Presents: Making The Gift

October 8, 2019 2:42pm | Essence Omotosho

Beyoncé is opening up about all things music and motherhood in her new documentary special, Beyoncé Presents: Making The Gift. The 38-year-old singer debuted a behind-the-scenes look at the process of making her album The Lion King: The Gift, giving an inside look into what […]

Justin and Hailey’s Big Day

October 8, 2019 1:26pm | Cassidy Baldridge

Justin Bieber who is now 25 recently got married last year to Hailey Baldwin who is 22. This past week they finally had a big wedding in South Carolina. September 13, 2018 the couple went to a courthouse in NewYork and eloped. Everyone knew that […]

Savage X Fenty Show

September 27, 2019 4:44pm | Essence Omotsho

Last year, Rihanna put on a fashion show to show off her lingerie line, Savage X Fenty, that blew every other runway out of the water, thanks to truly diverse casting. But if the Fall 2018 collection was the superstar’s way of putting her sharp […]

The New Little Mermaid

September 20, 2019 4:34pm | Essence Omotosho

Currently Disney is on a bit of a roll with remaking all of their classics like The Lion King, Lady and the Tramp, and Cinderella, so it is only right to add The Little Mermaid to that list. The Little Mermaid is about a mermaid princess […]

Fear Inoculum, Was It Worth the 13 Year Wait?

September 13, 2019 4:39pm | Kyle Ciresi

Tools 2019 album Fear Inoculum comes 13 years after the release of 10,000 days and it has been long anticipated by myself and the entire metal community.   The title track comes on strong with a rising synth and a groovy clean guitar. This leads […]

PlayStation’s Newest Generation Console

September 13, 2019 3:55pm | Matthew Mannion

PlayStation is releasing a new console in 2020. It was said that is will not be released before April, but gamers hope it is. This would be the fifth generation is PlayStation’s life. The pricing is hypothesized to be around $500 dollars, based on the […]

Finally Another Installment in the Luigi’s Mansion Series

September 5, 2019 3:04pm | Matthew Mannion

  Luigi’s Mansion 3 is set to be released on October 31, 2019. This game would be the third installment in the classic Luigi’s Mansion series. The original game was released in 2001 for the Nintendo Gamecube, and the sequel was released 12 years later […]

Google Unveils $399 Phone, CIA Privacy Moves

May 29, 2019 5:15pm | Tony Cunningham

Recently, Google revealed a new phone, costing up to $399. As a result, the CIA has been doing some rather interesting things. The Google Pixel 3A, the newest phone announced by Google, with a starting price of $399, could possibly bring in plenty of new […]

Blossom Music Concerts

May 19, 2019 7:58pm | Jillian Moorman

The sun is getting brighter and the days are getting longer, signaling summer is on its way. Summer is a time for outdoors spent with family and friends. Nothing could model that more than concerts at Blossom Music Center. This venue in Cuyahoga Falls holds […]

YouTuber James Charles Sister Scandal

May 19, 2019 7:56pm | Aiden Kelley

Hi Sisters! James Charles has lost over 3 million subscribers after a video by YouTube Beauty Guru Tati (Tati Westbrook) surfaced Friday, May 10. The video, spreading like a wildfire, goes into detail about Westbrook’s previous relationship with Charles. Westbrook goes on to talk about […]

IT: Chapter Two

May 19, 2019 7:15pm | Tony Cunningham

On September 8th, 2017, a film adaption of Stephen King’s IT was released, with critics praising the film overall. Stephen King himself has been on board for the majority of this entire process. Something to note is the ways that Bill Skarsgård’s portrayal of Pennywise differentiates […]

‘Pikachu’ Attempt at Dethroning ‘Avengers’

May 19, 2019 7:13pm | Bryce Binion

“Pokémon Detective Pikachu” gave “Avengers: Endgame” a run for its money this weekend at the box office, but the superheroes managed to hold onto the once again.  The Marvel blockbuster earned an estimated $63.1 million from its third weekend in North America only, bringing its […]

National Geographic New Series the Hot Zone

May 16, 2019 4:34pm | Samuel Stone

February 10th of this year, National Geographic premiered a trailer for their newest show, The Hot Zone. The series depicts the series of events that occurred in the 1980s when Ebola touched down on American soil for the first time. It is based on Richard […]

Best Netflix Shows

May 13, 2019 4:06pm | Mackenzie Merriner

Netflix was founded in 1997 and it is an American media service that was founded in Scotts Valley, California. The two founders of Netflix were Marc Randolph and Reed Hastings. Netflix is media service where you can watch movies and tv shows. Netflix has 148 […]

Senior Only Art Show

May 9, 2019 5:03pm | McKenzie Lane

This Thursday, May 9th, is the Senior Art Show; which will display varying medias such as Ceramics, mixed media, paintings, fiber arts, and more. Awards will be given for such media too; the judge had come on Wednesday morning to take a look and determine […]

Fortnite Season 9

May 9, 2019 4:54pm | Seth Andregg

Fortnite: all the rage in today’s video game world. The game was originally released back in 2017. The online video game was designed and developed by Epic Games. In just over two years, Fortnite is about to enter its ninth season on May 9th; each […]

Met Gala’s Iconic Camp Fashion

May 8, 2019 5:47pm | Evelyn Jenkins

The 71st annual Met Gala took place on Monday 6th, 2019. The theme for this years gala was “Camp: Notes on Fashion”, inspired by Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay. In Sontag’s iconic essay, she defines camp as “love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration.” Camp […]

Thank you for the music

May 8, 2019 12:17pm | Madeline Cummings

Mamma Mia!  Probably one of the best well-known musicals was preformed last weekend at Lakewood High Schools auditorium. People from all over Lakewood came to see the spectacular production and were left in awe. The play was produced by some of Lakewood High’s amazing teachers […]

Kehlani: Favorite Female Artist

May 7, 2019 4:48pm | Bella Nieves

Background Kehlani’s career started when she auditioned for the sixth season of America’s Got Talent with her group, PopLyfe. The group finished in fourth place. Judge Piers Morgan said to Kehlani, “You’ve got real talent, but I don’t think you need the group.” In 2013, […]

Halima Aden Becomes the First Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model to Wear a Hijab

May 2, 2019 5:01pm | Madyson Layelle Al-Aseili

Somali-American model, Halima Aden, has just made history as being the first model in Sports Illustrated to wear a hijab and burkini. The Kenyan-born model said it was “a dream come true.” Aden appears in the swimsuit edition, out in May. View this post on […]

Teen Suicides Increasing After Netflix Show “13 Reasons Why”

May 2, 2019 3:48pm | Maizy Cunningham

The Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” is a fictional story about a teenage girl named Hannah Baker. After she committed suicide, the cassette tapes she left for the people who helped her decision of her ending her life were released.   This show was created […]

Taylor’s New Single “ME!”

May 1, 2019 1:07pm | Semra Dervisevic

This past Friday, 10-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift released the lead single, “ME!”, off of her unreleased, highly anticipated album.  The album name has yet to be announced. Although, Swift has hinted that the album title is hidden somewhere in the music video for “ME!” […]

Patrick Mahomes on the cover of Madden 20

April 29, 2019 12:59pm | Ali Alhamdani

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes flexed his stats and now he is on the Madden 20 cover. On Thursday night, EA Sports announced the reigning NFL MVP and Offensive Player of the Year as the cover athlete of “Madden NFL 20”. Patrick Mahomes is  […]

Ramy

April 29, 2019 12:56pm | Madyson Layelle Al-Aseili

Muslims have been continual objects on American TV, but rarely subjects. However, as the issues of diversity have been going on in Hollywood, many TV shows and movies have been gaining more POC in their productions. Ramy Youssef’s new Hulu series about a millennial Egyptian-Muslim […]

New Podcast Takes True Crime in a New Direction

April 26, 2019 4:36pm | Samuel Stone

Over the past couple of years, true crime has become its own phenomena. Documentaries come out in troves, web series that garner millions of views, Reddit threads of sleuths trying to solve unsolved murders, and many, many podcasts that cover a wide range of topics […]

The Significance of Tony Stark and Steve Rogers’s Relationship in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

April 26, 2019 1:15pm | Lauren Jones

Tony Stark and Steve Rogers are two heroes that are considered part of the “Big 3” in the Marvel Cinematic Universe along with Thor. However, their relationship to each other plays a big part in the Marvel Cinematic Universe more than you think it does. […]

Wiz Khalifa Dropping New Project

April 25, 2019 1:35pm | Bella Nieves

We all love Wiz Khalifa…at least I hope we all do. Songs like, “Black and Yellow”, “Work Hard, Play Hard”, “Young, Wild & Free”, and even more recent songs like “See You Again”, which was dedicated to the death of Paul Walker in 2013, have […]

Hall of Fame Inductees

April 15, 2019 2:47pm | Angela Lewis

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has finally released its 2019 inductees. This year there are seven inductees. The Cure, Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy music and The Zombies. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is known for recognizing the best and most-known artists, […]