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The Lakewood Project Upcoming Concert

January 17, 2020 6:20pm | Ashley Nelson

The Lakewood Project, a rock orchestra at Lakewood High School, will be joining E5C4P3 – Escape – The Journey Tribute Band for this upcoming concert. This concert is being held at the Lakewood High School’s Civic Auditorium on January 24th at 7:30 p.m. The theme […]

H2O leaders nail the first HOME ALONE event

January 17, 2020 6:19pm | Johana Guci

HOME ALONE’s first event took place on the evening of January 15th at Garfield Middle School, and it was an absolute success. Many Lakewood families participated in this program and were very satisfied with the conclusion. But first of all, what is HOME ALONE? HOME […]

Lakewood Swears in New Mayor

January 17, 2020 6:11pm | Jonas Evans

The 2020 mayoral term has just began when mayor Meghan George was sworn in on January 1st. She then swore in the new city council members January 6th (Ward 1 – Tess Neff, Ward 2 – Jason Shachner, Ward 3 – John Litten, Ward 4 […]

16-Bits Arcade

January 10, 2020 3:50pm |

Most restaurants/bars nowadays and in the past are primarily for eating and just hanging out with friends. The 16-Bit in Lakewood has more to offer than just hanging out with friends and eating. The 16-Bit located on Detroit Avenue opened just a couple years ago […]

Holiday Cheer at Sounds of the Season

December 15, 2019 12:54am | Helen Roche

Annually Lakewood High School presents exciting performances to celebrate some holiday cheer with songs and stories. This year Lakewood’s George P. Read Music Department will take the spotlight at the Civic this weekend! You have two opportunities to see them perform on the 13th and 14th […]

Wagar Park Soon To Be Rebuilt and Having Auction Held For Equipment

December 15, 2019 12:42am | Matthew Mannion

Wagar Park, located between Rosewood and Orchard Grove avenues, is being rebuilt soon. Because they will not need the old equipment, they are allowing residents the opportunity to get the equipment through and auction. Bids are being taken currently and are going through December 17, […]

Good Places to go For Open Lunch During Midterms

December 15, 2019 12:41am | Matthew Mannion

Midterms are from December 17th-December 19th. There is an open lunch time where you will leave for lunch, and some people have to come back. If you don’t want to go terribly far so you don’t risk being late, here are some good places that […]

Light Up Lakewood

November 22, 2019 7:04pm | Caden Stanuch

Light Up Lakewood is an event held by the city of Lakewood, located in Ohio. It is an event held by the city on the main road and epicenter of Lakewood. The city closes off the roads, and the streets are filled with food trucks, […]


November 22, 2019 6:59pm | Mallory Moorman

The holiday season is coming soon. Which means fall and winter break are coming soon too. There is still a lot of work to do before then, and a lot of things going on in each classroom. One big thing that everyone will be involved […]

Light up Lakewood

November 22, 2019 6:57pm | Noor imtiaz

As we know, Light Up Lakewood is one of the most joyous of Lakewood traditions and it’s back in Downtown Lakewood for the 13th consecutive year. Light Up Lakewood celebrates the season and the richness of our city’s vibrancy. This free, family-friendly event in Downtown Lakewood […]

Light Up Lakewood 2019

November 15, 2019 5:21pm | Isabelle Reali

Downtown Lakewood will come alive when Light Up Lakewood 2019 takes place on Saturday, December 7. Sponsored by First Federal Lakewood and presented by LakewoodAlive, this free, family friendly event shows off the beauty and festivity of our city during the holidays. The event features […]

Music Marathon

November 3, 2019 6:07pm | Megan Winters

Are you looking for a fun activity to support your local student musicians this Saturday? On November 2nd, all students from the String, Philharmonic, Camerata, Symphony, Chamber, and LHS’s rock orchestra: the Lakewood Project will gather together for 13 hours to practice for a performance […]

Light Up Lakewood is Drawing Near

November 3, 2019 5:56pm | Matthew Mannion

Light Up Lakewood 2019 will be held on December 7th, a little over a month from now. This has been a tradition of Downtown Lakewood for a few years, much like the Summer Meltdown. Many people know about what it is, but for those who […]

Barrio – the Taco Spot

October 27, 2019 9:52pm | Avery Plumley

Lakewood is home to many restaurants of different cultures and styles of food. You can find anything from authentic pizza to Thai cuisine, along with many others. One of the most popular places in Lakewood happens to be Barrio on Madison Avenue. Barrio is a […]

Speed Tables Installed At Intersection In Lakewood

October 27, 2019 9:21pm | Matthew Mannion

On many of the side streets, Lakewood will be installing speed tables. Speed tables are essentially speed bumps, but longer. This is because there have been many reports of accidents because people just speed through. With these speed tables, officials hope to encourage those kinds […]

Lakewood Annual Spooky Pooch Parade Coming Up

October 14, 2019 2:52pm | Chloe Fielder

Halloween season is coming for everyone, including the furry friends all around Lakewood. The 2019 Spooky Pooch Parade is planned on October 19 at Kauffman Park. Plan ahead of time to walk in the annual parade meant for dogs of Halloween. For this parade of […]

8th Graders’ Takes on LHS Club Showcase Night

October 12, 2019 11:55pm | Megan Winters

Each year, the LHS Showcase gives current eighth-graders a sneak-peak into club life and classes that Lakewood High School has to offer. On Tuesday, the cafeteria was set up with displays of different clubs, sports, and classes with some students who participate and the lead […]

Spooky Season Festivities

October 12, 2019 11:53pm | Helen Roche

In the fall months, it’s officially sweater weather, the leaves are changing. It’s time to enjoy the beautiful weather before it changes to Ohio’s harsh winters. There are plenty of festivities to enjoy with friends and family during the season in the area; from haunted […]

Restaurants on the Chart in Lakewood

October 8, 2019 2:35pm | Chloe Fielder

As Raising Cane´s just made their grand opening on September 24 this year, we cannot forget about other places to grab a bite in Lakewood. There are many places around to still enjoy as they have been around forever. If you and your family are […]

Root Cafe Hosts “Java with Johnson”

October 4, 2019 3:04pm | Sophia Masek

For those who can vote, an intriguing event is happening very soon. Candidate for City Council, Jason Shachner, is hosting the Java with Johnson event at several coffee shops in Lakewood, Ohio on various dates. The past two meetings have already occurred, the first at Play Grounds […]

The Pope is in

October 3, 2019 12:59pm | Sophia Masek

New staff and programs are all the rage at the high school this year. There are a plethora of new staff members, and among them is Mr. Popio. He and his new Sports Science education program are sure to influence and promote our school and […]

Marching Band Festival Recap

September 27, 2019 5:20pm | Megan Winters

For years, marching bands from all over Ohio have come together to perform their halftime show at the Lakewood High School First Federal Stadium. This year, Lakewood was joined by high schools in Berkshire, Margaretta, Brush, Garfield Heights, and Riverside. Bowling Green University also joined […]

8th Grade Marching Band Night Takes an Unexpected Turn

September 20, 2019 4:36pm | Megan Winters

In the past, Eighth Grade Marching Band Night has taken place during the halftime show. Because of the massive storm headed straight for LHS, the eighth graders got a more memorable marching band experience. At last week’s football game, with less than two minutes left […]

Tasty Treats in the Fall

September 17, 2019 2:38pm | Jonas Hupcey

With the weather changing and summer slipping away from us we need to take advantage of every opportunity to get some sweet savory ice cream at Lakewood’s best ice cream shops. Lakewood is home to many ice cream shops with some that have been here […]

Homecoming is coming

September 13, 2019 3:59pm | Emma Perry

  September 28th, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm is your annual Homecoming dance. Grab a group of friends, or a date and come on down to Lakewood high for food, music and most importantly, fun! Homecoming will have the theme of designer. Velvet ropes, red […]

Raising Canes Finally Set an Opening Date in Lakewood

September 13, 2019 3:52pm | Chloe Fielder

Lakewood is finally ready for the grand opening of Raising Cane’s to be apart of its community. Raising Cane’s is a popular fast food restaurant that serves chicken and other enjoyable menu items. Strongsville, Ohio is the only other location of Raising Cane’s of the […]

The Football Team or the Marching Band — Who’s Being Left In the Turf?

September 9, 2019 11:36pm | Avery Plumley

Monday. The cycle has begun again, and you can smell the turf, sweat, and tears in the air. The long hours gearing up to weekly game are about to begin, and neither the football team or the marching band are ready. Both teams spend anywhere […]

Raising Canes Coming Soon

September 9, 2019 11:26pm | Jonas Hupcey

This September, Raising Canes will hold their grand opening. Along with their opening, they are looking for new employees — roughly 100 and are encouraging Lakewood High students to submit applications in the coming weeks.  You can apply to work full time or part time […]

Meet Coach Lovett

September 9, 2019 11:23pm | Mallory Moorman

Here at Lakewood high school, we know Coach Lovett as our sports trainer. He also trains athletes at Cleveland State, coaches AAU basketball, and is a substitute teacher.  He volunteers a multitude of his time preparing our athletes physically and mentally for games and life. […]

Lakewood Homes are the New Popular Trend on the Market

September 9, 2019 11:20pm | Chloe Fielder

Finding a perfect city to live in can be difficult with all the picky wants. Having a major attraction, well-rated schools for your children, and walkable community entertainment are always a win-win. A perfect home that suits everything that your family needs — where do we […]

Most Stressed City in Ohio

May 28, 2019 12:54pm | Cassidy Baldridge

Lakewood, Ohio has a population of 50,778. It is a small city next to Cleveland that is 6.69 miles squared. It is the third largest city in Cuyahoga County. A study according to Zippia was made and found to be that Lakewood, Ohio is the […]

Lalia Riseng

May 22, 2019 6:28pm | Lalia Riseng

It is really hard to believe that high school is almost over. I have been here for four years, but it simultaneously feels like so much longer and so much shorter. My freshman year seems like a lifetime away, but also, it seems like it […]

Lakewood Park, the place to be…

May 22, 2019 6:17pm | Tony Cunningham

It there’s one thing that you should know about Lakewood, Ohio, it’s that it gets very, very cold sometimes, but at the end of the day, it’s a nice place to live. Lakewood Park, a place to hang out, a place to chill, a place […]

Steak ‘n Shake No More

May 19, 2019 7:52pm | Charlie Cliffel

Recently, Steak’n Shake’s corporate branch has made some questionable decisions. They’ve closed 5 locations in Northeast Ohio. Their most recent, the Kamm’s corner location, got the axe. What has led to all these closings of many Lakewood students’ favorite fast food restaurants? It goes all […]

Lakewood Police Launch Online Tool

May 19, 2019 7:16pm | Jordan Esposito

The Lakewood Police Department has released an online tool called, “Police-2-Citizen Portal”. The online portal allows residents to request records, view arrests, request vacation watches, and more. Lakewood Police Chief, Timothy Malley, said, “This portal underscores the Lakewood Police Department’s commitment to enhancing their service to […]

Lindey’s Lake House Opening

May 19, 2019 7:14pm | Katie Booth

You may remember seeing the empty building where Jammy Buggars used to be. The building has since been bought and renovated into brand new Lindey’s Lake House. Lindey’s Lake House is set to open Monday, May 13th. It’s the third Lindey’s Lake House in the […]

New Fourth of July Plans

May 19, 2019 6:31pm | Jillian Moorman

The time is slowly inching closer towards one of Lakewood’s renowned celebrations– the Fourth of July. Every year Lakewood hosts a parade and fireworks in the evening at Lakewood Park. This year for the parade things will be slightly different. Normally the parade starts on […]

Menstrual Themed Drink ???

May 13, 2019 4:09pm | Bella Nieves

Controversy sprung up for a Lakewood bar, Yuzu, recently over their new menstrual themed cocktail. This cocktail is clear, red, and has a tampon applicator as a garnish. The goal was the raise awareness on Women’s Health and decrease the shame that is often times […]

New Coffee Shop In Lakewood

May 9, 2019 4:45pm | Jennifer Ngo

A brand new coffee shop called Caffeine has recently opened last week in downtown Lakewood! It is located between Panera Bread and Sauced Taproom Kitchen. Owners, Anatolii Shtyrka and Roman Knysh came up with the idea to open a coffee shop about a year ago, […]

Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Business Struggling in Many Ways

May 9, 2019 4:30pm | Samuel Stone

Since 2016, medical marijuana has been legal in the state of Ohio. 21 different diseases can be treated, diseases that initially had 3.5 million people of Ohio to qualify for a cannabis prescription. The most popular prognosis is chronic pain. The business is far from […]

Coffee Shop Goes Viral After It Released New Milkshakes

May 9, 2019 1:07pm | Ashley Rosa

In Lakewood Ohio, there is a coffee shop named Addicted that recently just released new milkshakes that completely blew up on Facebook. Addicted coffee shop address is 13743 Madison Ave Lakewood, OH 44107. They opened in September of 2017 and has continued to grow since […]

Mayor Summers Returns from Africa Trip

May 9, 2019 1:05pm | Aiden Kelley

Lakewood mayor Mike Summers recently returned from his trip to Africa. His reason for the trip was to visit his daughter, Barbara, who has spent the last three years as an urban planner in Nigeria to help the residents of different shantytowns better their lives. […]

Most “Stressed”?

May 9, 2019 1:03pm | Charlie Cliffel

In a recent article, Lakewood was named the most stressed city in Ohio. How could our little town, nestled next to a large city like Cleveland, be so stressed? The answer lies within the city itself. Job site Zippia was the apparent accuser, siting many […]

Lakewood’s Viral Coffee Shop

May 8, 2019 5:45pm | Katie Booth

Lakewood’s very own Addicted coffee and ice-cream shop recently went viral on the internet over a new menu item. Addicted has been open for about a year and a half now in Lakewood. The shop is most known for selling coffee but their menu ranges […]

Lakewood’s New Coffee Shop

May 2, 2019 5:18pm | Aiden Kelley

All of us know that the space between Panera and Sauced Taproom has been empty for what seems like years. Ever since Robeks left the location, many have wondered what was to be done with the empty storefront since it seemed that nothing was going […]

Is Raising Cane’s Still Coming to Lakewood?

May 2, 2019 3:56pm | Young Shell

Lakewood councilman Tristan Rader first brought news about Raising Cane’s to the Lakewood community through a Facebook post back in late August 2018 but since then, nothing has been heard about development. The arrival of Raising Cane’s has faced push back from city council members of […]

Lakewood High Takes On Mamma Mia

May 1, 2019 1:03pm | Angie Amato

The spring musical at Lakewood High School this year is Mamma Mia! The showings will be May 2nd, 3rd, and 4th at 7:30 pm in the civic auditorium. The show will be put on by Lakewood High School’s Barnstormers Drama Club with help from the […]

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Lakewood

April 30, 2019 4:56pm | Jennifer Ngo

Green Thumb Industries (GTI) has plans to open two medical marijuana dispensaries in Lakewood. The company is a Chicago based company, they have started construction of two RISE stores on empty lots. One is placed at 11818 Madison Ave, the other is on 18607 Detroit […]

Everyone But Senior Art Show

April 29, 2019 1:06pm | McKenzie Lane

On Thursday, April 25th, Lakewood High School held its’ annual art show: Everyone but Seniors Art Show. From four to seven o’clock the walls and halls of Lakewood High were covered with work ranging in mediums like colored pencils, water-color, paint, photography, digital art, and […]

Railroad crossings to be closed

April 26, 2019 12:56pm | Aidan Sterling

In Lakewood Ohio, multiple railroad crossings will be closed to be upgraded starting April 22nd and could last for up to two weeks. The construction is a part of a large project that the railroad company is doing from W. 25th Street in Cleveland all […]