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When is the Best Time to Exercise?

May 18, 2018 12:22pm | Lalia Williams-Riseng

A lot of people feel that they must exercise regularly to remain the healthiest and most productive that they can be in their lives. And this principal has scientific merit: numerous body and mind benefits have been connected to cardiovascular exercise and strength training. But […]

Australia Investing Millions to Save Great Barrier Reef

May 2, 2018 1:22pm | Joe Burtzlaff

This week, Australia has announced that they will pledging more than $500 million ($379 million U.S.) to save and preserve the Great Barrier Reef from the increasingly dangerous effects of climate change. The site, which is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the world’s […]

Is This Weather Caused By Global Warming?

April 19, 2018 4:43pm | Lalia Williams

Here in Ohio, inconsistent weather is fairly normal. Even so, it has been exceptionally cold (and snowy) this past week, especially considering that the week before had days that were in the 70s. A lot of us have been conditioned to expect such highly-fluctuating weather, […]

How to Stop Procrastinating

April 15, 2018 8:24pm | Chloe Soneson

Everyone faces procrastination at one point or another. For as long as we can remember, we have been struggling with delaying and avoiding things that matter to us. Procrastination is the act of delaying or postponing a task or set of tasks.It is really the […]

National Puppy Day

March 29, 2018 12:08pm | Mackenzie Merriner

On Friday, March 23, was a great day for dog lovers all over the world. It was National Puppy Day. People were sharing pictures and videos of their dog all over social media and enjoying life. This day was declared a holiday by Colleen Paige […]

What Can You Do With a Math Degree?

March 23, 2018 1:31pm | Lalia Williams

Math seems to be one of those things that people either love or hate. People who love it usually wonder how they can make it part of their career. The usual path that one thinks of when “math degree” is mentioned is either an engineer […]

Taking a Gap Year

March 16, 2018 2:09pm | Lalia Williams

When we are younger, we are taught that the whirlwind of schooling never stops: elementary, middle, high, college, job. And the only part of that schooling that is really negotiable is college. Many people choose not to go, and that is just fine. But what […]

Trump’s Secretaries Living Lavishly

March 9, 2018 2:25pm | Joe Burtzlaff

Since Trump took office in January 2017, the White House and the Trump Administration has been caught up a large number of scandals and controversies, much to the displeasure of his both his biggest supporters and his biggest critics. From National Security Advisor Michael Flynn […]

Lifestyle Changes

March 8, 2018 3:05pm | Chloe Soneson

Do you have pounds to shed but aren’t sure on what weight lose plan to try? If you are seriously trying to lose a few pounds, there are three proven levels of intervention, depending on your individual needs. One being a lifestyle change, secondly medication […]

Is Technology Harmful to Children?

March 2, 2018 3:37pm | Lalia Williams

The time that we are in right now is a pivotal time for technology: it is developing very quickly, with no end in sight. Smart-phones and iPads (not to mention the have been mostly accepted as daily necessities in peoples’ lives. And children are just […]

Audition Season

March 2, 2018 3:36pm | Jared Dubber

The start of the year means a lot to many, setting New Years resolutions, looking for a change in themselves within the New Year, but for many, between the end of January to midway through March is audition season—either for music, acting and dancing, or […]

Your March Horoscope!

February 27, 2018 2:35pm | Madyson Lewellyn

  ARIES (March 20-April 19) March will be the month of contradictions. Until the 20th, spirituality will dominate your life and personal enjoyment will take over. Your ability to take the lead and push through obstacles is thwarted this month by numerous responsibilities. This can […]

Why is February so Short?

February 23, 2018 3:58pm | Lalia Williams

Some facts are just things that we know, but never question. One of these things is that all of the months of the year have either 30 or 31 days, except for February. But what is up with that? And what is this leap-year thing? […]

History of Valentine’s Day

February 15, 2018 2:55pm | Max Boland

As Valentine’s Day arrives, a plague to some and blessing to others, the origins of the day are rarely questioned. Where did this Hallmark holiday appear from and is it worth celebrating? Absolutely. The earliest known origins of this holiday are mostly attributed to the […]

The History of Valentine’s Day

February 15, 2018 1:48pm | Lalia Williams

Valentine’s day is one of the most controversial (though overall accepted) holidays all throughout the world. It is one of those things that we often simply know to exist, never really questioning it’s origins or past meaning. But the actual history of Valentine’s day is […]

Is Honey Vegan?

February 9, 2018 1:57pm | Max Boland

Initially, I began this article on the side that honey should be allowed to be eaten in the vegan community, however, I did eye-opening research. Bees pollinate and keep the pollen and nectar in their crop, a kind of second tummy that creates honey. After […]

Marketing Towards Teenagers

February 9, 2018 1:56pm | Lalia Williams

In America today, it seems that everything we see and hear is accompanied with advertisements. And many of them seem to aimed at a younger audience. At this point, many of us have just accepted it as part of the world, but maybe we do […]

How to Avoid the Winter Blues

February 9, 2018 1:55pm | Max Boland

Seasonal depression is no joke, and neither is the foot of snow on the ground today. What’s there to do when doing outdoor activities are no longer an option (AND you’re broke)? Luckily for you, my therapist and I brainstormed some options. 1. Have a […]

Groupthink

February 4, 2018 3:33pm | Lalia Williams

Humans are social animals. That is the way it has always been–in past for survival and in present day for companionship. But our instincts to stick by others is sometimes detrimental to others. Consider the Holocaust or the My Lai massacre. The people who participated […]

WAKE UP!

January 26, 2018 2:17pm | Keegan Sabin

Sleep — the downfall of the human race. To many it can be agreed upon that the relationship they have with the snooze button is beyond abusive. That could all change today though and the question is are you willing to give up the relationship you […]

How Optimism Can Be Beneficial to Your Health

December 15, 2017 2:52pm | Lalia Williams

Sometimes it feels like everything in the world is going wrong and there is not much to be happy about. The environment is unpredictable, our country is led by a tyrant, and (if you are a student), you are forced to make life decisions while […]

Bobonos

November 17, 2017 3:34pm | Lalia Williams

Since the beginning of man’s history as we know it, we have never been able to avoid conflict. Whether in mythology or modern day, humankind has always had a fascination and preoccupation with the inevitable bloodshed that we apparently cannot go without. From the Trojan […]

Bill Gates Invests in Alzheimer’s Research

November 15, 2017 2:16pm | Joe Burtzlaff

For decades, Alzheimer’s disease has stumped doctors and researchers trying to find a cure. It is the most common form of dementia and is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Currently more than 5 million Americans live with the disease, costing […]

The Most Popular Halloween Costumes of 2017

November 5, 2017 8:50pm | Jared Dubber

As the spooky season leaves us (and the Christmas season seeming to start a little too soon), many have fond memories of the holiday that ends it all, Halloween. And what would Halloween be with the awesome costumes? These are the most popular costumes that […]

Commercialism in Christmas

November 2, 2017 12:26pm | Halina Dreger

Many people are beginning to dismiss the rest of the fall season in favor of dragging out their Christmas decorations and sweaters; it seems that every year, Christmas is celebrated earlier and earlier. Just a few days after Halloween, we are already seeing stores selling […]

LUSH Cosmetics Unveils Holiday Products

October 22, 2017 9:49pm | Halina Dreger

With Halloween and Christmas both coming up, many companies have pulled out all the stops to bring holiday joys to their customers– and LUSH Cosmetics is no exception. For “spooky season,” LUSH has a plethora of bubble bars, bath bombs, and presents to give you […]

Iceland

October 20, 2017 6:09pm | Sasha Seckers

Iceland is home to stunning, cascading waterfalls,  lush green pastures, glaciers and breathtaking mountains. If the conditions are correct, the northern lights can be viewed from certain parts of Iceland. Iceland is home to the blue lagoon, a geothermal spa with an outdoor lagoon. Iceland […]

Breakup Season

October 19, 2017 12:08pm | Max Boland

Breakup season is upon us. Although the sight of couples everywhere gives the illusion that relationships are solid, for juniors, seniors and freshman in college they’re about to be over. As college preparation closes in, adulthood does too. Early November is the time for testing, […]

Trump Slashes Key Obamacare Subsidies

October 18, 2017 1:15pm | Joe Burtzlaff

Late Thursday night, the White House announced that the Trump administration would stop supporting a key component of Obamacare: cost-sharing subsidies, which are given to insurance companies that reduce co-pays and deductibles for people who receive insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Since Trump took office […]

Swimming Vs. Running: Which is better?

October 15, 2017 11:46pm | Madyson Lewellyn

A swimmer chronicles a life filled with 5 a.m practices, the solace associated with water, and the smell of chlorine that no amount of shampoo can cure. A runner chronicles a life of running in countless circles around a track, an enduring pain of shin […]

The Controversy Around Columbus Day

October 12, 2017 2:56pm | Jared Dubber

We have all heard the saying, “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue,” but is this famous explorer as innocent as he seems? And should we be celebrating his accomplishments in a national holiday? The holiday started as early as 1792, when across the country […]

Boo at the Zoo: Cleveland Metroparks

October 6, 2017 2:46pm | Chloe Soneson

Cleveland’s favorite Halloween tradition just got even amazing at the Cleveland Metropark’s Zoo. Tis years boo at the Zoo is presented by Citizens Bank features more treat stations, unlimited 4-D Theater movies, carousel and train rides, and three weekend to choose from Fridays thru Sundays, […]

The History of the Pumpkin

October 6, 2017 2:44pm | Lalia Williams

Every year around Halloween people break out the decorations, candy, and, of course, pumpkins. But the history of pumpkins is a little more concrete than the orange squash that tends to collapse on itself a day or two after the holiday is over. The oldest […]

What is a Dance-Movement Therapist?

October 2, 2017 1:14am | Halina Dreger

Dance/movement therapy is not a common career, but those who participate in the field lead inspiring lives that are critical to those in need of mental, physical, emotional, or social support. The goal of the job is to help individuals in rehab, with special needs, […]

What is it Like Inside of a Pediatric Psychiatric Ward?

October 2, 2017 1:14am | Halina Dreger

Two years ago, I sat in the emergency room of Fairview Hospital at night, crying while experiencing the worst panic attack of my life. I was soon brought back to a room with a hospital bed and was asked a series of questions to help […]

Counting down the days

March 3, 2017 3:08pm | Joseph Lemmeier

Before you know it school will we coming to an end. This means Seniors will be graduating  ,and everyone will be climbing up a step into their life. With less than 90 days left you have to finish out strong because it could cost you […]

Remembering President Barack Obama

November 14, 2016 4:51pm | Brandon Gue

As we all hear about President-Elect Trump’s victory over Senator Hillary Clinton, some of us worry and fear. But Barack Obama built a stronger nation in the course of his eight years in office, and here, at the times we like to focus on the […]

New Teachers – Mr. Dennis Wondrak

November 2, 2016 1:22pm | Adela Alla

A.A. – What do you like most about teaching as a career? D.W. – “I like that I have an opportunity to share my knowledge and life experiences with the future generations.”   A.A.- What is one of your weaknesses, and how are you working […]

New LHS Club: Educator’s Rising

October 18, 2016 3:28pm | Eman Naserallah

We’ve all heard the infamous question asked by our parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, teachers, etc., “What do you want to be when you’re older?” This question could be answered with all different job fields, obviously. It all depends on your interests, your strengths and even […]

Hey Seniors!

October 13, 2016 3:29pm | Sara Crawford

The autumn leaves have started to drift to the ground, the temperature has started to drop, the smell of apple cinnamon wafts through the air, the sound of aggravated seniors as they try to figure out their plans after high school arises from hundreds of local homes. […]