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Fall Into Yoga With Ally Rae

September 15, 2018 12:13am | Jillian Moorman

It’s a beautiful Sunday afternoon: the sun is shining, the leaves are turning, and it could not be more peaceful. The only thing to make the day better would be yoga! Well guess what– you are in luck! Ally Rae Pesta, who is the founder […]

Is 14725 Detroit Avenue Cursed?

September 15, 2018 12:04am | McKenzie Lane

Downtown Lakewood is filled with dozens of restaurants, bars, and storefronts, always buzzing with people going from place to place at all times of the day. With everything in walking distance, it is the perfect city to go out and enjoy the town. One would […]

New at Madison Park

September 2, 2018 1:39am | Aiden Kelley

Are you interested in basketball? Do you enjoy playing pick-up games and making new friends through them? Well say no more! As of July 25, a new full basketball court was added into the south parking lot of the popular Madison Park. Open from 9 […]

Bob Evans closing, Raising Canes coming?

September 2, 2018 12:57am | Seth Andregg

Yes, the beloved restaurant Bob Evans on Detroit Avenue is closing and being replaced with something that might be way better. Raising Cane’s is making its way towards Lakewood for its next chicken place in Ohio. Tristan Rader, a Lakewood Councilperson wrote on Facebook that […]

Rock holds for Better Households

August 30, 2018 4:36pm | Sam Stone

Peter Stancato is the founder of the new bouldering gym in Lakewood, Nosotros. Located in the basement of Lakewood Baptist church, Nosotros is a small place born from his big idea. “This project started in November 2011. My wife was invited to be a bridesmaid […]

Lucky’s Market Opens in Cleveland

May 18, 2018 12:34pm | Halina Dreger

Lucky’s Market, a new grocery store on Clifton just where Lakewood meets Cleveland, enjoyed its grand opening on May 16. The store sells fresh produce, bulk foods, medicines, beauty supplies, packaged goods, local specialties, fresh meats and more. According to a newspaper feature by Lucky’s, […]

Earth Bistro Cafe

May 18, 2018 12:22pm | Halina Dreger

On a warm spring day, I stepped into Cleveland’s Earth Bistro Cafe, unsure of what to expect. On Clifton, just yards away from where the city becomes Cleveland, stands the little restaurant, a self-proclaimed place for “contemporary American cuisine with a Cuban flair.” The doors […]

Shawn Grate “Ashland Killer” Sentenced to Death

May 11, 2018 1:03pm | Sam Stone

Ashland resident Shawn Grate, aged 41, is charged with twenty-three offenses including murder and sexual assault. Grate was discovered when a Jane Doe called the police saying that Grate was holding her captive. He is now up for the possibility of the death sentence.   […]

Ice Cream Joy

May 11, 2018 12:28pm | Jordan Brenot

Located in the plaza on the corner of Elmwood and Madison, Ice Cream Joy is well-known for its vegan friendly ice cream flavors and artisanal flavors as well. In their little storefront, they feature local artist’s work. While there is plenty of two-dimensional art to […]

H20 Summer Service Opportunities

May 10, 2018 2:21pm | Lalia Williams

The H20 “Help to Others” service club is an integral part of our school and city. Many people who are in high school fondly remember going to the summer service camp, which is a two-week-long camp for middle schoolers that helps people and organizations all […]

Seeing the Daffodils

May 4, 2018 2:07pm | Lalia Williams

It is finally getting warmer here in Northeast Ohio, and this new warm weather means that there are more things to do outside. One of the nicest activities to do to appreciate nature and the new warmth is to see flowers for the (relatively) short […]

The Process of Getting Ready for Prom

April 26, 2018 6:33pm | Caitlin Cimino

Getting ready for prom has become an over complicated and expensive process, but who has it worse boys or girls? Both share responsibility for ordering the corsage or boutonniere. Both have to decide on where and when to take pictures. A compromise must be made on […]

Fundraising for Skate Park

April 15, 2018 7:52pm | Max Boland

The biggest issue with skateboarding in our little town of Lakewood, OH is that we don’t have a bowl in our skate park. What’s a bowl? A drained pool or resembling a pool, that allows fun drop-ins and tricks to be done. Without a bowl, […]

Yayoi Kusama at the Cleveland Museum of Art

March 29, 2018 1:31pm | Lalia Williams

If you live in Lakewood, you have probably visited the Cleveland Museum of Art. Whether this was on a school trip or a family trip or on your own, it is usually a nice experience. The great thing about the museum is that it is […]

Lakewood’s Melt to Temporarily Close

March 29, 2018 12:02pm | Halina Dreger

Lakewood’s Melt Bar and Grilled will be closed from April 1 to 27 and will undergo major renovations, reports Cleveland Scene. This location was the first in the now-regional chain, and, according to founder Matt Fish, has not been changed since its opening 12 years […]

Spring Break

March 28, 2018 12:25pm | Caitlin Cimino

With the school year coming to an end and AP tests coming up, will Spring Break be used as free time to relax and vacation or will it be used as a way to catch up and get ahead in school? Anyone would be lucky […]

LHS March 14th Walkout in a Snap

March 16, 2018 1:06pm | Sam Stone


Beck Center: The Fairy Doll

March 1, 2018 2:48pm | Halina Dreger

The Beck Center Dance Education department will be performing The Fairy Doll on Saturday, March 17, at 4:00 and 7:00 p.m., and on Sunday, March 18, at 1 p.m. This performance will take place on the Mackey main stage and costs $12 for adults and […]

H2O’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

January 19, 2018 3:00pm | Halina Dreger

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is known for most people as a day off from work or school, but that doesn’t apply to the individuals who set out to make the world a better place, just as MLK did, through a day of service. About […]

Lakewood Project January Concert

January 19, 2018 1:48pm | Jared Dubber

As the second semester comes to a start, there are many exciting events happening at Lakewood High School. One of which being the Lakewood Project (LP) concert this Saturday, January 20. If you are one of the few people who has not heard of LP, […]

Pitbull Ban Dropped in Lakewood

January 12, 2018 2:16pm | Jared Dubber

At this point, if you live in Lakewood, you’ve heard of the I’m With Charlie movement. This pro-pit bull movement—in favor of Lakewood resident Jennifer Scott’s pit bull Charlie—has been gaining lots of support in the community, with many believing the rules against pit bulls are too […]

Chickens in Lakewood

January 11, 2018 2:30pm | Lalia Williams

When we think of animals owned by suburban families, we often think of cats and dogs. But chickens? Not usually. Chickens usually evoke one to think of a farm-type setting, but this is no longer accurate. More recently, people have been reconsidering whether chickens may […]

Pre-Sound of Season Art Show

December 18, 2017 2:01pm | Chloe Soneson

On Thursday, December 14th in the Civic Auditorium Lobby the Lakewood High School Art Department held a Photography, Ceramics and Fiber Arts show. Each student in these three classes had 2 pieces of their own art work displayed. Three awards were given out in each […]

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 […]