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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, […]

The Importance of Captain America in Endgame

April 15, 2019 2:43pm | David Facaros

For Marvel Studios, all roads have led to “Avengers: Endgame.” More than a decade and 21 films in the making, the fourth Avengers film finally arrives in theaters this month with almost impossibly high expectations. Steve Rogers has gone from starring in one of the […]

Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé

April 11, 2019 5:44pm | Madyson Layelle Al-Aseili

Beyoncé Knowles has been on top of the music industry ever since R&B group, Destiny’s Child. Later, establishing a solo career, she’s been running the world ever since. Knowles is known for her incredibly hard work ethic and extraordinary vocal abilities. Starting with her debut […]

Old Town Road

April 11, 2019 5:20pm | Evelyn Jenkins

The hit song “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X shot to fame in March of 2019 when it became popularized from the app Tik Tok. On March 16th, the hit song debuted number 19 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. However, sadly, it was […]

New Exhibit at Cleveland Muesem

April 11, 2019 4:38pm | McKenzie Lane

This past Fall at the Cleveland Art Museum, they showed the exhibit Infinity Mirrors, by Yayoi Kusama. Ever since the unique, mesmerizing, and breathtaking exhibit left, those in the Cleveland area have been anticipating what comes next. Beginning April 9th, Shinto: Discovery of the Divine in […]

Mental Illness Representation in Iron Man 3

April 11, 2019 12:23pm | Lauren Jones

Released on May 3rd, 2013, Iron Man 3 is the 7th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). It stars Robert Downey Jr. as the titular character Tony Stark (a.k.a. Iron Man) as he tries to end a national terrorist plot by the Mandarin and […]

Lakewood Life

April 9, 2019 3:36pm | Blanca Montes

Lakewood is a community that accepts every person who calls it home. There are so many different activities that make Lakewood stand out, like restaurants, Lakewood Park, and a lot of history. Being a citizen of Lakewood is a good way to grow up and […]

Justin Bieber Talks About Album

April 9, 2019 3:32pm | Cassidy Baldridge

Justin Bieber addressed on March 25 why he has not made any new music. As we all know he has recently been focused on settling in with his newly wed Hailey Bieber (Baldwin). It is understanable that we could assume he just does not have […]

Netflix’s On My Block – Season 2

April 4, 2019 5:58pm | Madyson Layelle Al-Aseili

If you’ve seen season one of On My Block, you’re probably excited when season two will come out. But alas, season two of On My Block has finally arrived with more drama, romance, comedy and banging soundtrack. For those of you who don’t know about […]

Portland’s Nurkic Suffers Season-Ending Injury

April 4, 2019 1:00pm | Jusuf Nurkic, Trail Blazers

Last Monday, March 25, the Portland Trail Blazers starting center Jusuf Nurkic suffered a season-ending, gruesome injury. After going up for an offensive rebound against the Nets, Nurkic landed in an awkward position, causing a compounding left Tibia fracture. Teammates quickly realized how serious his […]

Miley Cyrus or Hannah Montana?

April 2, 2019 6:10pm | Katie Booth

Many people took a trip down memory lane on Thursday when Miley Cyrus posted a series of photos and videos on her social media with her new “old” look. She was showing off her new long blonde hair and bangs and singing along to some […]

Billie Eilish’s New Album

April 2, 2019 6:04pm | Evelyn Jenkins

Billie Eilish released her wildly anticipated debut album, “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?” on March 29th. The album went straight to #1 on the US iTunes chart following its midnight release. Billie Eilish is 17 years old, and her songs are […]

What The Beck Center for the Arts Has To Offer

April 2, 2019 12:10pm | Madeline Cummings

Lakewood is one of very few cities that has a place for people of all ages to come together and experience new things and let out their creative energy. The Beck Center for the Arts is one of those places, it has been a place […]

Us

April 1, 2019 4:05pm | Angela Lewis

What is the newest movie everyone is talking about? “Us.” This new horror film will have you jumping out of your seats and make you paranoid about everything. The movie was designed to make you think and use your brain to look for clues. The […]

Peach Martine to American Idol

March 30, 2019 1:14am | Aiden Kelley

Lakewood native Peach Martine is known for her music on YouTube channel under the same name. She currently has two albums, Peach Martine and Saint Cecilia, along with many other singles, her most popular being her “Counting Heartbeats.” Recently, Martine auditioned on American Idol, performing “Zombie” by the […]

First Woman In Decades to Host a Late-Night Show

March 30, 2019 1:10am | Nina Zanghi

YouTube star Lilly Singh will have her own show on late-night television starting September of this year. The show will be called “A Little Late with Lilly Singh”, airing on NBC. This new show will take the place on Carson Daly’s “Last Call with Carson […]

The Act

March 30, 2019 1:06am | Madyson Layelle Al-Aseili

A new Hulu original called The Act, is a true anthology crime series about Gypsy Rose Blanchard, who was involved in the murder of her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard, in June 2015. In the first season of the series, it states, “Gypsy Blanchard, a girl […]

Kylie Jenner, 21, is Officially the Youngest Billionaire Ever According To Forbes

March 8, 2019 6:47pm | Madyson Layelle Al-Aseili

In today’s world, the makeup industry is growing and progressing everyday as we go. From makeup videos on YouTube to beauty influencers creating makeup lines, Kylie Jenner is definitely at the top of the cosmetics game. Kylie Jenner, 21 years old, the youngest of the […]

Season 8 Begins in Fortnite

March 4, 2019 7:56pm | Seth Andregg

For all you Fortnite players, a new season has started and players are excited. Finally confirming what all those earthquakes were about. The prisoner has escaped from the Ice King’s dungeon and is now causing havoc across the island with lava and a huge new […]

Jonas Brothers Announce Reunion Single

March 1, 2019 6:38pm | Molly Roche

The Jonas Brothers are an American pop-rock band formed in 2005. The group consists of three brothers: Kevin, Joe, and Nick Jonas. They gained popularity with their presence on the Disney Channel. They starred in the television network’s “Camp Rock” movie franchise along with fellow […]

Space Jam 2

February 22, 2019 6:21pm | Nina Zanghi

The 1996 classic Space Jam if officially going to have a sequel. Fans were skeptical that Space Jam 2 was going to be a reality, but the release date was just announced. Space Jam 2 will hit theaters on July 16th, 2021. LeBron James’ production […]

Offset and Gunna Release Their Albums

February 22, 2019 6:07pm | Seth Andregg

Rapper Offset finally released his solo album Father of 4. The album features rapper Travis Scott, Cardi B, J. Cole, Big Rube, Gunna, CeeLo Green, 21 Savage, Quavo, and Gucci Mane. Father of 4 was originally set to drop on December 14 but was postponed without any explanation. One of the […]

Pen15

February 22, 2019 6:05pm | Madyson Layelle Al-Aseili

“Pen15 is a hilarious way to relive your middle school trauma.” – Vice When you think of sports bras, braces and your little uni-brow that always got you made fun of,  you think of the one and only awkward stages in your life, middle school. […]

Last Chance to See Georgia O’Keeffe Exhibit at CMA

February 22, 2019 5:30pm | Samuel Stone

On March 3rd, the Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern exhibit will be closing at the Cleveland Museum of Art. So it’s the last chance to be able to see the works, the clothes, and the history of one of America’s most iconic artists. I had the […]

YMW Melly Arrested

February 14, 2019 7:39pm | James Morrissey

Rising Florida rap star YNW Melly has caught a pair of homicide charges. Melly has been said to have shot two of his close friends. With the help from another man, the shooting was set up to look like a drive-by, according to Miramar police. In a post […]

Movies To Watch On Valentine’s Day: Netflix and Hulu

February 14, 2019 7:34pm | Madyson Layelle Al-Aseili

Whether you’re alone this Valentine’s Day or with your significant other, watching a movie can be a romantic and enjoyable time. Movie genres from romantic to horror, here are some movies to watch this upcoming Valentine’s Day in celebration of the holiday. (All movies will […]

Cardi B’s High School History Teacher Tells Haters To “STFU and Take a Seat”

February 8, 2019 9:53pm | Madyson Layelle Al-Aseili

Cardi B has been the big talk in pop culture for a while now, especially in 2019, but she’s also been the talk in politics as well. Cardi B has taken a new role as using her huge, fan-based platform and educating the youth as […]

21 Savage Arrested By ICE

February 4, 2019 7:38pm | Shane Rakes

Grammy nominated rapper 21 Savage was arrested early Sunday morning in Atlanta by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The agency says he is here illegally in the United States. The rapper, whose real name is Shayaabin Abraham-Joseph, is a citizen of the United Kingdom. He entered […]

Hate Crime Attack Against “Empire” Actor, Jussie Smollett

February 1, 2019 6:48pm | Madyson Layelle Al-Aseili

“Empire” actor, Jussie Smollett, 36, has been involved in a hate crime attack early Tuesday morning in Chicago. Smollett was attacked by two people who were yelling racial and homophobic slurs and also poured an unknown chemical substance on the victim while wrapping a rope […]

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West Expecting Baby No. 4 Via Surrogate

January 18, 2019 5:16pm | Madyson Layelle Al-Ghaben

Congrats to Kim and Kanye West on their new member of the family! Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, Kim Kardashian West, and American Hip-Hop artist, Kanye West, are expecting their fourth child via surrogate this year. The couple welcomed their daughter, Chicago West, via […]

Netflix Releases Interactive Black Mirror Installment

January 13, 2019 6:16pm | Molly Roche

Netflix released the anticipated Black Mirror: Bandersnatch.  The newest installment contains interactive features which allow viewers to choose their own path within the episode. There are five definitive endings according to Netflix, but each ending has multiple variations; it is a unique experience for every viewer. […]