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February 4, 2018 3:34pm | Halina Dreger

The 60th Grammy Awards took place on Sunday, January 28, showcasing an array of talent from across the music industry. Performers included Kesha, Miley Cyrus, P!nk, Elton John, U2, Sam Smith, Lady Gaga, Logic, DJ Khaled, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, Childish Gambino, SZA, Kendrick […]

Casey Affleck Withdraws From Oscars

January 26, 2018 7:07pm | Jared Dubber

Casey Affleck has pulled out of the Oscars, and will not present the award for best actress Sunday night. This recent withdrawal happened in mists of sexual assault accusations. It is a tradition for the best actor of the previous year to present the award […]

The Man of the Woods

January 26, 2018 5:24pm | Victoria Wise

Justin Timberlake has recently brought “sexy back” with his newest album Man of the Woods. We were first introduced to his album with the release of his first single “Filthy.” Just recently the NSYNC lead singer released the second song of the album “Supplies.” In […]

Person of the week

January 26, 2018 2:23pm | Caitlin Gang

The person of the week is Keegan Sabin. Keegan is a senior at Lakewood High  School. He has run track for one year. He has done theater for 4 years and is apart of the PLTW through west shore. Keegan is a hard-working student who has really […]

“I, Tonya” Movie Review

January 26, 2018 1:20pm | Caitlin Cimino

The hilarious R-rated movie “I,Tonya,” takes place in the 1990s, centered around the life and figure skating career of Tonya Harding. Tonya Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel during a competition. The movie reveals that she surprised the judges not […]

90th Academy Awards Nominations Announced

January 24, 2018 2:04pm | Halina Dreger

As the Academy Awards prepare for their 90th year of presentations, they have announced the nominations for all of the 2018 Oscars. Leading the nominations is “The Shape of Water,” with 13 nods, according to ABC. The nine films nominated for Best Picture consist of […]

The West’s New Baby

January 24, 2018 2:03pm | Semra Dervisevic

Celebrity couple Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West (already parents to North and Saint West) welcome new daughter: Chicago. Chicago was born on January 15, 2018 via surrogate (who has not been named). Kim has been very vocal and outspoken in interviews and on the […]

“A Wrinkle in Time” Movie

January 19, 2018 3:01pm | Lalia Williams

When I was younger, I always enjoyed reading classic books. One of these books was “A Wrinkle in Time”. It is just as unique and unexplainably creepy as it is exciting and emotion-evoking. Just recently, I was surprised to learn that its first publication date […]

Greatest Showman Review

January 12, 2018 2:29pm | Jared Dubber

I am a sucker for musicals. I just am. I’m not sure what draws me towards theater and musicals, even I can see how there are ridiculous, but something just draws me towards them. So when I heard there was an original movie musical, the […]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review

December 15, 2017 2:56pm | Jared Dubber

Last Tuesday the movie theater I work at was doing a pre-screening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi at midnight—so clearly I had to go see it. Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, […]

Lady Bird (2017)

December 9, 2017 1:57am | Molly McGinty

“Lady Bird” showing now in limited theaters is a beautifully directed coming-of-age story by Greta Gerwig; that follows the turbulent bond between a teen and her mother. Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and […]

Movies Coming out During the Holiday Season

December 8, 2017 3:00pm | Jared Dubber

The holiday season is about, and with many relatives coming to celebrate, many people are looking for something to do. While you could go sledding, build a snowman, or have a snowball fight, many are looking for something a little warmer, turning to the movie […]

Justice League (2017)

December 1, 2017 5:11pm | Victoria Wise

On November 17, 2017, Warner Brothers released the latest film adaptation of the DC Comic, Justice League. Directed by Zack Snyder, and bringing in the recurring cast of the DC Extended Universe: Ben Affleck (Batman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), and Henry Cavill (Superman), while also welcoming new […]

Kim Kardashian West And Kanye West Surrogate Baby

December 1, 2017 12:57am | Madyson Layelle Al-Aseili

Congratulations to Kim and Kanye West! They have announced that they are having a third child. But this time, it’s different. In June, news surfaced that Kim and Kanye have hired a surrogate to carry their third child and help expand their family. Kim Kardashian […]

Reflecting on Stranger Things 2

November 30, 2017 1:56pm | Lalia Williams

I previously wrote an article on the new season of Stranger Things about a month ago, before it came out. Now, the season has been out for a while, and people from all over the world have all enjoyed the 9 episodes we waited for […]

‘Dancing With the Stars’ finale

November 29, 2017 12:43pm | Semra Dervisevic

The highly rated reality TV show: Dancing With the Stars (DWTS) recently had its season finale. Coming in 1st place and winning the Mirror-ball trophy was couple Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold; in 2nd was violinist Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas; 3rd place was awarded […]


November 17, 2017 3:33pm | Chloe Soneson

The story is centered around Elphaba, the misunderstood, smart, and fairy girl of emerald-green skin who grows up  to become famous Wicked Witch of the West. The musical is told from the perspective of the witches of the Land of Oz; its plot begins before […]

Thor: Ragnarok Review

November 12, 2017 9:54pm | Jared Dubber

Thor: Ragnarok is the newest film inside the Marvel Cinematic Universe and stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, and Anthony Hopkins. It is directed by Taika Waititi. I’m not going to lie, Thor is […]

Happy Death Day Review

October 30, 2017 12:30pm | Jared Dubber

As Halloween rolls around, many people are looking for a way to get into the holiday spirit. And while trick-or-treating works well for the younger kids, many high schoolers come to a blank when thinking about ways to celebrate on Halloween night. Many find themselves […]

Stranger Things Season 2

October 27, 2017 1:53pm | Lalia Williams

The wait is finally almost over: Stranger Things Season 2 is arriving on Netflix October 27, which is this Friday. I for one, can remember back in February when the first trailer arrived, and I remember thinking I didn’t think I could wait till Halloween. […]

Barnstormers Macbeth

October 22, 2017 3:39am | Sam Stone

Lakewood High has been a center to allow the arts to thrive and with that, started a new chapter of that legacy. The new Studio Theater held its first show in the past weekend. The director and the teacher that runs the Barnstormers drama club, […]

Calling all Disney Fans: Expect New Movies!

September 29, 2017 1:21pm | Halina Dreger

A few times a year, the Box Office explodes with dollars from new Disney films. Fans are always anticipating the next movie, saving up to take their families and friends on a trip to the cinema to watch a humorous, child-friendly picture. Now, there is […]

Awards and Comedy On Full Display at the Emmys

September 21, 2017 1:22pm | Joe Burtzlaff

On Sunday night, September 17th, the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards took place and were full of many memorable moments. The award show, which took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, featured many televisions celebrities and personalities. The show, which was hosted by comedian […]

‘Flower Boy’ by Tyler the Creator

September 18, 2017 12:48pm | Max Boland

Creating the perfect summer soundtrack and officially coming out, Tyler the Creator releases the 46 minute long anthology, ‘Flower Boy’, in July of 2017. The tracklist includes ballads such as ‘Garden Shed’ featuring Estelle (remember American Boy with Kanye?) and ‘See You Again’ featuring our […]

“It” Movie Review

September 15, 2017 2:25pm | Jared Dubber

Last Thursday, the movie theater I work at showed an early release of “It” to the staff and friends. And honestly, I didn’t want to go. I hate horror movies. But with some peer pressure of some from friends, I went to a movie theater […]


September 9, 2017 7:02pm | Max Boland

  The perfect marriage between rap and rock; a tell all album about life as a felon. The album ’17’ is a year’s journey through the life of an artist grown up too fast, stuck in a world where the color of his skin labeled […]

Instruments on Parade

September 8, 2017 1:06pm | Jared Dubber

In Lakewood City Schools, children in fifth grade choose an instrument to play. This spans from the brass and woodwinds of the band, to the strings of the orchestra, to the vocalist in choir. This starts a child’s musician education, going to one of the […]

Nobody’s Safe Tour Concert

May 31, 2017 6:18pm | Maddi Tobey

On Saturday, May 27 there was a concert at Blossom Music Center. The concert was part of the Nobody’s Safe Tour featuring several talented artist. The artists include Future, Migos, A$AP Ferg and Tory Lanez. The tour was originally supposed to have Kodak Black performing. […]

Wonder Woman

May 31, 2017 6:17pm | Semra Dervisevic

Looking for a highly entertaining , and empowering movie to watch this weekend? Well look no farther! “Wonder Woman” is the movie to see in theatres! It is about a sheltered young woman who lives on a remote island and figures out that she has […]

Wonder Woman Movie

May 26, 2017 5:36pm | Lauren Jones

In the 76 years that she’s been around, Wonder Woman is getting her first live-action solo movie that is been released on June 2nd, 2017. The film stars Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Chris Pine as Steve Trevor. After since Marvel has become the […]

Everything Everything is in Theaters

May 26, 2017 2:41pm | Maddi Tobey

The new movie, Everything Everything, came into theaters on the nineteenth of May. It is rated PG-13 and is an hour and thirty-six minutes long. Everything Everything is rated 6.5 out of 10 on IMDb. The movie stars Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson. The movie […]

2017 Billboard Awards

May 24, 2017 12:10pm | Semra Dervisevic

Didn’t catch the Billboard Music Awards this Sunday? Well here’s a quick recap on the most memorable things that happened! Former Disney-star Vanessa Hudgens, and super-star Ludacris hosted the show live from Las Vegas, Nevada. Miley Cyrus performed for the first time her new hit-single “Malibu”and got […]

Billboard Music Awards 2017

May 22, 2017 12:48pm | Emma Yonkers

How did you just recently spend your Sunday night? Maybe you spent it doing some last-minute homework you forgot to do, or maybe you caught some extra hours of sleep that you’d been missing out on. Or, perhaps, you spent it tuning in to the […]


May 22, 2017 12:25pm | Adela Alla

Beyonce is on of the most talented artists in the world. She is 35 years old. Beyonce is a singer, songwriter and actress. She was born and raised in Houston, Texas.Beyonce is married to a famous artist Jay-Z. They have a daughter together names Ivy Blue and now […]

The Circle

May 19, 2017 6:07pm | Adela Alla

This movie is about a girl, names Mae Holland. She is in college and she is the only girl in the family. Mae’s dad is really sick and she will do anything to save him and see him happy. Mercer is her childhood friend and […]

Future Justin Timberlake Album?

May 19, 2017 5:10pm | Lauren Jones

As he moved on from NSYNC and started his solo career, Justin Timberlake has put out 3 hit albums: Justified, FutureSex/LoveSounds, and The 20/20 Experience. The 20/20 Experience gave him his highest one-week-sales at the moment at 968,000 units sold during the week of March 15th, 2013 […]

The Fate of the Furious

May 19, 2017 12:36pm | 'Emma Ribar'

On April 14, 2017, the eighth of the fast and furious movies came out. Its title is “the fate of the furious”. With that name we could assume that this one will be the last of the furious movies. In this film Paul Walker did […]

“Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi”

May 18, 2017 5:45pm | Elias Khawam

The moment everyone has been waiting for is soon here. The release of the much-anticipated Star Wars Episode 8 is around the corner and the date is set to be December 15th of this year. After the previously successful, Star Wars Episode 7: The Force […]

Kodak Black

May 18, 2017 12:18pm | Ryann Greenfield

Near the end of February, 19 year Kodak Black was arrested during his court hearing in Fort Lauderdale. He was arrested for violating his parole, backstage of his “Comeback’ tour. His lawyer insisted that he was guaranteed to be released early, but the judge continued his case […]

Scream Queens Cancelled

May 17, 2017 1:09pm | Semra Dervisevic

The hit FOX TV-series Scream Queens is coming to an end after two eventful seasons! There are no plans to re-new this comedy-horror anthology series for more seasons. Co-chairman, and CEO Gary Newman commented on the cancellation by saying “It feels as if it was […]

Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2

May 12, 2017 6:03pm | Maddi Tobey

On May 5 the new movie Guardians of the Galaxy Volume Two was released. The movie is a sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy, which was released on August 1 in 2014. The first movie had very good ratings with an eight out of ten […]

Interest in Lost Media and where to find them

May 11, 2017 1:46pm | Lauren Jones

Hello everyone. You probably didn’t know this about me since no one ever bothers to talk to me at all but I have an interest in lost media. There’s just something about certain pieces of media like episodes of T.V. shows, video games, movies, music, […]

Harry’s Solo Career

May 11, 2017 1:39pm | Semra Dervisevic

British award-winning singer Harry Styles has long since moved on from his days in boy band One Direction. He recently dropped a music video for his new hit single “Sign of the Times” which was his first ever song since One Direction split up in early […]

Jennifer Morrison leaves Once Upon A Time

May 9, 2017 5:21pm | Valentina Teles

Once Upon A Time is a TV show that tells the story of a city called Storybrooke, where fairy-tale characters and modern life collide. Emma Swan, played by Jennifer Morrison, lives as a bail bonds collector, when suddenly Henry, the child she gave up a decade […]

Life-Size 2

May 4, 2017 3:43pm | semra dervisevic

Tyra is back! And she’s bringing a classical Disney movie along with her. On March 5, 2000, “Life-Size” premiered on Disney Channel and was instantly a hit among children. Now, 17 years later Tyra Banks announced on her twitter (@tyrabanks) that “Life-Size 2” was in […]

It’s Gonna Be May

May 3, 2017 3:51pm | Lauren Jones

It’s Gonna-Gonna-Gonna-Gonna-Gonna… It’s Gonna Be MAY!!! That’s right everyone, May is FINALLY here. For most people, May means that there’s just 1 more month until the last day of school. (June 6th) But for the small fraction of people, May means that people are going […]

The Circle Movie

April 29, 2017 1:28am | Lauren Jones

Based on the best selling novel by Dave Eggers, the Circle movie was released on April 28, 2017 starring Emma Watson (Mae Holland) and Tom Hanks (Eamon Bailey). Mae Holland is a young women who gets a job at the Circle, a company that comes […]

Star Wars Trailer: The Last Jedi

April 29, 2017 1:23am | Sara Crawford

On April 14 an official trailer for the new Star Wars Film, The Last Jedi, was released. Produced by Lucasfilm, this is the second movie in the new trilogy following The Force Awakens (released in 2015). The movies follow the new star of the series, […]

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

April 27, 2017 1:11pm | semra dervisevic

Looking for an Emmy-winning hilarious Netflix series? Then, look no farther because Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is the critically acclaimed show for you! You can binge-watch with ease since two seasons are already up on Netflix, plus the third season is coming soon. You can check out the […]

Opinion On Ed Sheeran’s New Album

April 13, 2017 5:49pm | Gabby Murray

This year, on January 6th, English songwriter Ed Sheeran released a new album titled ÷, or Divide.  This is Sheeran’s fifth album, and, in my opinion, his best.  Sheeran’s hit Thinking Out Loud from his last album X is a tough song to top but this album […]