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Sounds of the Season

December 15, 2017 2:53pm | Jared Dubber

Sounds of the Season is the annual holiday concert held at Lakewood High School that consists of all the school’s top ensembles, with Wind Ensemble providing the winds and percussion, Symphony and Chamber Orchestra providing strings, and Chamber Choir providing the vocals (with help from […]

Lakewood Royalty

December 8, 2017 3:00pm | Max Boland

The first weekend in December is always a joyous time in Lakewood, as that weekend holds Light Up Lakewood. Every year a title is given to a lucky and dedicated junior that goes somewhat unnoticed. The title one might receive after submitting an essay and […]

Police Warn Dog Owners About Coyote Attacks

November 30, 2017 1:57pm | Christina Auck

Police warn dog owners to be more aware after recent coyote attacks on small dogs around Lakewood.  One attack happened Sunday, November 12th at 11 pm on the 15400 block of Edgewater Drive, in an area that has had several attacks this past year. A […]

The Melt: Is the Hype Gone?

November 30, 2017 1:54pm | Jordan Brenot

The Melt Bar and Grilled popped up in Lakewood in September 2006. So what is The Melt? A musician and chef named Matt Fish created the idea. He envisioned a restaurant with simple craft beers and the delicious grilled cheese sandwich. When The Melt first […]

LHS Key Club: Volunteering in Lakewood

November 30, 2017 1:53pm | Caitlin Cimino

Ohio Kiwanis is celebrating 100 years in 2018! Kiwanis is an international service organization which offers volunteer opportunities to all ages. Our own Lakewood City Schools are the home of a number of Kiwanis-run clubs, including Builder’s Club (for middle school students), and Key Club […]

Local Christmas Shopping in Lakewood

November 30, 2017 12:52pm | Halina Dreger

Lakewoodites are always looking for a new way to support their community, and this often includes purchasing goods at local stores. Christmas shopping is another great way to do this, and the many shops in Lakewood offer unique options for any family or friend. Lion […]

“Making Spirits Bright” at the Beck Center

November 30, 2017 12:49pm | Halina Dreger

The Beck Center for the Arts – in our very own Lakewood, Ohio – always has many performances in store for the community. From dance shows to children’s plays to musicals and adult theater, there is something in store for audiences of all ages and […]

The Rush Inn Bar & Grille

November 29, 2017 5:20pm | Nichole Sullenberger

Located at 17800 Detroit Rd, The Rush Inn Bar & Grille has proudly been serving the citizens of Lakewood for over 36 years. The Rush Inn was founded in 1981 by Ken Rush and has seen enough success to accommodate the opening of a second […]

The Annual Light Up Lakewood Event is Coming Up Soon

November 29, 2017 12:40pm | Olivia Nagy

The annual Light Up Lakewood Festival is coming up on December 2nd, 2017. Light Up Lakewood has been a community tradition for ten years now, this year’s event being the eleventh celebration. This year’s event will feature a holiday themed parade, fireworks, a tree lighting […]

Light Up Lakewood to be Held Dec. 2nd

November 28, 2017 2:19pm | Jared Dubber

For many people, the holiday season starts when Christmas music begins playing on the radio (which seems to get earlier and earlier each year), or once the first snow covers the ground like a winter wonderland, or when the leftovers from Thanksgiving are finally gone—but […]

Wednesday’s Disaster

November 17, 2017 3:34pm | Lalia Williams

If you had asked me last week what I would have been doing this Wednesday, I probably would have said wake up, go to school, go to swim practice, and go home. Oh, how wrong I was. The day went as planned up to seventh […]

Ranger Athletic Showcase

November 17, 2017 2:13pm | Joe Burtzlaff

On November 30, Lakewood High School and the Lakewood City Schools invite you to the Purple & Gold Ranger Rally in the new gym at 6 pm to celebrate the new gymnasium, weight room, wrestling room, indoor track, and community fitness center. This open house […]

Music Marathon Sponsorship Drive

November 16, 2017 1:56pm | Jared Dubber

If you are involved in or know any orchestral musician at LHS, you’ve probably heard, played in, or went to a Music Marathon in the past. You’ve also probably been begged to sponsor a student in the past couple of weeks. So what is this […]

Lakewood Introduces Marijuana Dispensaries

November 3, 2017 1:58pm | Christina Auck

  Medical marijuana is now welcome in Lakewood. On October 2, Lakewood City Council passed an ordinance allowing the city to start accepting applications for dispensary licenses. Cleveland.com says that forty days after this legislation goes into effect, the city will start issuing permits. Councilman […]


October 31, 2017 2:18pm | Max Boland

If you love a good cup of joe but aren’t into the arts and hippies scene, Goodkind Coffee might be the perfect cafe for you. Goodkind is located on the West end of Madison, a block or so down from Barrio (anything that close to […]

Lakewood Public Library Holding Jazz Clinic Series

October 30, 2017 12:29pm | Jared Dubber

Many people’s first thought when thinking of jazz music is the smooth jazz radio or Kenny G., but the jazz world is much more diverse and complex than that. Its birth propelled a civil rights movement, with black musicians playing the most popular music of […]

Ruling Our Experiences Girl’s Group

October 30, 2017 12:57am | Sam Stone

Ruling Our Experiences is a girl empowerment group that is at the moment national. It focuses on helping girls build self-confidence, have healthy relationships, push past stereotypes. It also teaches them leadership and career skills to help them thrive once they leave high school. What […]

Warning!! Coyotes are killing dogs in Lakewood

October 27, 2017 1:56pm | Chloe Soneson

Another dog was killed by coyotes in Lakewood, the city confirmed on Monday. This time the attack occurred on Forest Hill Drive where a Highland Terrier was found dead. There has also been an additional sighting of coyotes throughout the city. Other sightings of coyotes […]

School Raises $2000 for Hurricane Relief

October 27, 2017 1:51pm | Chloe Soneson

Puerto Rico has been suffering from the aftermath of hurricane Marie. “I mean, there is devastation. People with wooden houses are no longer there. And all of the forests and palm trees — they’re not there. It’s bare soil. It is devastating, and I hope we […]

The End 1st Quarter

October 20, 2017 6:08pm | Jared Dubber

Even though it seems like the school year is still just starting, with all the students settling into their new position at the high school, the end of the first quarter is Friday, October 20th. So for all of you procrastinators out there waiting for […]

Pumpkin Palooza 2017

October 20, 2017 6:07pm | Halina Dreger

This will be yet another year that Lakewood High’s “Help to Others” Club (“H2O”) will be putting on the popular Pumpkin Palooza festival, according to the event’s Facebook page. The Halloween and fall festival will take place Saturday, October 28, between 1 pm and 4 […]

The End of Construction

October 19, 2017 12:06pm | Lalia Williams

All of us here at Lakewood High School have experienced what it is like to be a school under construction. And, unfortunately, everyone here has experienced this for all the years that we have been at this school (although for seniors the knockdown process did […]

Kesha ‘Rainbow’ : Lakewood Civic Auditorium

October 6, 2017 2:47pm | Chloe Soneson

Kesha was born on March 1, 1987, in Los Angeles California. Kesha is a singer-songwriter whose big break came from and uncredited and unpaid cameo on rapper Flo Rida’s 2009 number 1 hit “Right Round”. Soon after, Kesha landed a record contact with the RCA […]

The Spooky Pooch Parade

October 4, 2017 1:22pm | Jared Dubber

With the October month and weather rolling around, people in Lakewood are looking for fall-related activities around their town. From pumpkin spices to apple picking, we all are trying to find ways to celebrate sweater weather coming in-and there may be an adorable solution. The […]

Why Lakewood Should Allow Pit Bulls

October 2, 2017 1:15am | Jared Dubber

This photo shows my dog, Maggie, who happens to be a pit bull. I didn’t decide to get a pit bull, but with a few family issues of people not being able to take care of her, she landed in my ownership. \ My brother […]

Lakewood Farm Markets

September 29, 2017 1:14pm | Chloe Soneson

Lakewood Farmer Market kicked off their 8th season on June 27th, 2017 and will continue to get every Saturday until  October 14th, 2017. The annual market takes place in front of the Marc’s Plaza each week. Right off of Detroit Avenue in the center of […]

Best Autumn Walks

September 29, 2017 1:13pm | Lalia Williams

It is that time of the year again, when the air is cool and the leaves are colorful. Fall is one of the best times to explore nature: there are no bugs, it’s not too hot, and it might be the last time you can […]

The New Rosewood Mural

September 24, 2017 11:50pm | Jared Dubber

If you have been driving around Lakewood recently, you have probably noticed the section of Rosewood next to Wagar Park has been closed off to traffic. You also probably noticed artists painting on the street during the past couple of months—this is the Rosewood Mural. […]

Beck Center Theater 2017-2018

September 24, 2017 11:49pm | Sasha Seckers

The Beck Center for the Arts has a well-rounded line-up for this year’s theater season. From adult comedies to Disney musicals to tragedies, they have it all. This year’s season include the regional premier of My First Time, as well as an encore production of […]

Teacher Profiles–Mrs. Jennifer Lewis

August 30, 2017 1:23pm | Sam Stone

To students, a teacher may either be one’s worst enemy or a friend they carry past graduation and return to. If the latter comes about, many start to think they know the teacher well. The relationships could even shape a student’s career path. But what […]

LHS: Ramadan In School

June 1, 2017 3:19pm | Mo Suleiman

Ramadan is the holy month in Islam, where all muslims don’t eat or drink from sunrise to sunset. Every year is different, this year Ramadan lands on May 27th. Each year Ramadan goes 10 days earlier than the previous year. The first day we started […]

Free Summer Fun

May 26, 2017 5:35pm | Victoria Donegan

The school year is finally coming to an end. After months and moths of hard work, it’s finally time for our break. In less than 10 days the school year will be over, and the summer will be ours. I know what you’re thinking, “I […]

What to do with Your Summer!

May 25, 2017 3:45pm | Sara Crawford

As the school year gets close to the end, the age-old question of what you are going to do for the summer is asked over and over again. Some people may be traveling all over the world, or going on road trips across the country, but […]

Things To Do in Lakewood

May 24, 2017 12:11pm | Christina Kamkutis

Lakewood is a special place due to its endless collection of activities, restaurants and hang out spots. But sometimes it can be hard to break it down and figure out exactly what you want to do. You could try to google search cool places in […]

Local Spots I Will Miss in College

May 19, 2017 5:49pm | Christina Kamkutis

There are many great places around Cleveland and its surrounding suburbs to eat, meet, and hang out. Although there are a few I hold near and dear to my heart that I have realized I may not be able to replace when I leave for […]

Lakewood Life- Lakewood Park

May 12, 2017 5:48pm | Collin McDermott

There are many different things to do at Lakewood Park. Some things you can do are go on the solstice steps, and relax during the day or night on the steps and just stare up at the word in all of its beauty. Another thing […]

Lakewood Park’s new playground

May 12, 2017 12:21pm | James Christie

You might be wondering what the new playground at Lakewood park might look like. Personally I believe the dangerous, tall, and very exotic playground was perfect. When we were little, the park tough us to toughen up. That’s something that we have been losing, generation […]

Lakewood Sidewalk Replacement Program

May 11, 2017 1:41pm | Erin Mullen

In 2011 very early on after Mike Summers became the mayor of Lakewood he noticed the Lakewood sidewalks needed some special attention. He had his own bad experiences with sidewalks especially pertaining to the wheelchair community. They were too bumpy to have a comfortable way […]

Lakewood’s Best Coffee

May 11, 2017 1:39pm | Lizzie Shuga

Lakewood has a plethora of amazing places for food, drinks, and entertainment. Some of the city’s most popular attractions are its cafes and coffee houses. These are a few of the highest rated and most widely regarded caffeine pit stops in and around Lakewood. The […]

Lakewood middle school student brought airsoft guns to school

May 5, 2017 5:44pm | Maddi Tobey

In Lakewood Ohio, police arrested a 14-year-old student accused of bringing two air-soft guns to school. An 8th grader at Harding Middle School was charged with inducing panic. The police were called to the school around eight in the morning on Wednesday at the school on Madison […]

Ice Cream

May 5, 2017 5:26pm | Elan Dimacchia

As we all know, Lakewood has a plethora of ice cream shops. There’s Mitchells, Malleys, Ice Cream Joy, UDF, Sweet Moses, The Sweet Spot, Dairy Queen and much more. We will never know the true reason for why our city has so many places to purchase […]

Senior Scoop

April 29, 2017 1:40am | Hana Shaheen

The Senior class of 2017 will be finally setting sail this upcoming month in May! May 25th to be exact. These students have been eager since they walked into their freshman year of High School back 4 years ago in 2013, and now they’re getting ready […]

New Cafeteria is Open for Business!

April 28, 2017 7:33pm | Elizabeth Scott

  Finally, after waiting for what seems like ever the construction on the new cafeteria has been somewhat finished and students are now using the new and very modern lunch room. The new gymnasium is said to have an indoor track, this building will not […]

Taste of Lakewood

April 27, 2017 1:19pm | Jane Mechenbier

Summer vacation is coming up fast and warm weather is right around the corner. With the warm, sunny days approaching come an abundance of Lakewood’s unique and vibrant community festivals. The first one of the season is the Taste of Lakewood which is at Madison […]

What To Do in Lakewood

April 25, 2017 2:59pm | Frankie Bruening

Lakewood is the home of many diverse families, restaurants, and unique shops. It also borders the beautiful Great Lake, Lake Erie. There are countless things to accomplish in just one day in this small suburb of Cleveland. Some may claim that Lakewood is boring and […]

Lyft Driver Assaulted by Drunk Men.

April 13, 2017 5:12pm | Ryan O'Toole

Lyft is a new business that basically is a version of Uber. It is an online “taxi” service but the drivers are regular people who usually drive as a side job. It’s relatively safe to most and things go smoothly for the most part. However, this […]

Things to do in Lakewood

April 13, 2017 12:36pm | Kelsey Shea

The snow finally started to melt and the sun started to shine for the people in the Lakewood. After three long months of on and off snow storms, freezing temperatures and everyone bundling up just to go outside, the weather finally decided to break. Since […]

Things to do in Lakewood over Spring-break

April 12, 2017 6:02pm | Maddi Tobey

Lakewood City Schools is having their spring-break in just a few days. The break will last from the fourteenth to the twenty-fourth of April. During that time, there are many things to do in Lakewood. One of the many things you can do in Lakewood is […]

What To Do in Lakewood

April 7, 2017 6:11pm | Frankie Bruening

Lakewood is the home of many diverse families, restaurants, and unique shops. It also borders the beautiful Great Lake, Lake Erie. There are countless things to accomplish in just one day in the small suburb of Cleveland. Some may claim that Lakewood is boring and filled with […]

Lakewood Life

April 7, 2017 5:57pm | David Adkins

Recent weather in the city of Lakewood Ohio, for the most part, has been pretty great and enjoyable. The weather has been pretty warm and with lots of rain for all of the beautiful spring plants to soak up in their roots. It’s very nice […]