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The Annual LRMB Festival

September 25, 2020 11:46pm | Mason Orlando

Last week we got a small glimpse into the LRMB’s season and how they are dealing with COVID. Like most bands around the country, they’ve had to seek out alternatives to their usual schedule. Every year the LRMB has hosted a festival to give the […]

School coming back?

September 23, 2020 1:40pm | Dylan Ferry

Do you feel comfortable returning to school on October 19th? This year Lakewood High school students will have the option of returning to school on October 19th because of the drop in Covid-19 cases in Cuyahoga county. Some parents and students feel safe returning to […]

The LRMB Beats COVID

September 16, 2020 1:45pm | Mason Orlando

It’s no surprise that COVID has effected every aspect of life, and extracurriculars are no exception. Recently, the Lakewood Ranger Marching Band has performed their first Friday without the football team, a rather strange occurrence as most are used to seeing the band perform during […]

How Jobs Have Been Affected By Coronavirus in Lakewood?

September 16, 2020 1:34pm | Jacob Goings

How is Coronavirus affecting jobs in Lakewood? At the beginning of the quarantine, all restaurants were shut down, and no one knew when they were opening back up. Thankfully, around May, bars and restaurants started to open back up, but there was only outside seating. […]

Adopt a Senior Lakewood Facebook Page

May 9, 2020 7:50pm | Tajon Short

With everything going on currently due the Covid-19 virus and the quarantine, seniors across the country are pretty upset and with good reason. Not only are they losing precious time with extended family and friends before having to leave for college, but they are also […]

Updates Made to LHS Senior Events, Including Virtual Graduation

May 8, 2020 6:57pm | Halina Dreger

An email sent out to Lakewood High School’s senior families earlier this week announced some changes to the events being held for graduates to-be. The Class of 2020 was originally scheduled to have its last day of school on May 21. Though senior classes will […]

5 Local Restaurants to Support

April 24, 2020 9:42pm | Halina Dreger

The coronavirus pandemic has affected everyone, especially financially. Small, local businesses are especially hard-hit during times of economic hardships, so here are some Lakewood restaurants to order from while in quarantine! 1. Earth Bistro Cafe Technically in Cleveland, Earth Bistro Cafe on Clifton serves up […]

Ohio’s Goal: Our Life Back

April 14, 2020 10:27am | Chloe Fielder

How will we overcome this quarantine? Nobody knows for sure yet how things will turn out in the end. How long it may take for full recovery of the virus and the economy is quite unknown as well. The state of Ohio, under orders by […]

A Quarantine Routine

April 14, 2020 10:18am | Mallory Moorman

Recently, I talked to Lakewood High School Junior, Cara Harmon, about how different everyone’s daily lives are: how different our daily routines are. She answered a few questions on what she thinks of this, and how her schedule has changed, similarly to everyone else’s our […]

Make the Best Out of Your Quarantine Boredom

April 4, 2020 10:23pm | Chloe Fielder

Here in Ohio, as well as all over of United States, we are under lockdown. Quarantine has been an order for almost three weeks, beginning on March 13, 2020. Governor Mike DeWine called for three week quarantine that would end on April 6, 2020 which […]

No Parade

March 15, 2020 5:59am | Mallory Moorman

America is one of the most diverse countries in the world. People from all over the world live here. They come here for all the good things we have to offer. So, it is no surprise that cities like Lakewood and Cleveland reflect that variety […]

GV Art and Design

March 13, 2020 2:50pm | Ayden Wacker

Coming up with and idea and executing it is extremely difficult for most people, but not for George Vlasic and Grieg Vlasic. These two men started a company with nothing but an Etch A Sketch and a mind full of ideas.  These two men were […]

LCSD Taking Action On Coronavirus

March 6, 2020 4:57pm | Chloe Fielder

The Coronavirus has not been stopped in a positive way. In fact, it is spreading rapidly around certain American states, which is basically a scare or threat to citizens. The virus originated from Wuhan, China through unsanitary purposes. How would this major problem be prevented […]

Lakewood’s School District Helping to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

March 6, 2020 4:50pm | Cassidy Baldridge

In the news, a big topic has been the Coronavirus. It started in China and it has spread worldwide.  The symptoms are close to the symptoms of the flu and similar to pneumonia. Many cities including Lakewood have been doing things to help prevent the […]

Reconstruction of Wagar Park by Harding Middle School

March 2, 2020 3:38pm | Bella Nieves

Lakewood is proud to present the opportunity to expand the city’s art! Art in the Parks requested local gifted artists to create a social seating arrangement for Wagar Park. The top bidder that won the new construction is Marra Construction with a bid of $872,814.00. […]

More Winter Weather

February 28, 2020 6:09pm | Mallory Moorman

Spring is just around the corner. Or so many of us in Lakewood thought. This week came along to prove us very wrong, and as we hear it will continue to prove us wrong, that spring may be further than we hoped for. Starting on […]

The Madison Branch Library is renovating

February 28, 2020 6:04pm | Johana Guci

The Main Branch of the Lakewood Public Library is where most of our residents seek out books, films, and magazines, which makes the Madison Branch of the library feel forgotten and left in the dark. But the days of a lonely Madison Branch are over […]

Lakewood Fire Department Helps Tackle a Huge Fire

February 28, 2020 5:59pm | Corey Canant

On Sunday, February 23, in Rocky River Ohio a huge fire erupted at a condominium building that was under construction. The site was located on Hillard Blvd. between Valley View and Wooster Road. The event happened around 6 p.m. The building was called the Rockport […]

Proposition Made to Build Outlet Mall in Downtown Cleveland

February 28, 2020 3:47pm | Halina Dreger

Based on the eerie desolation of the Tower City retail stores downtown, one would imagine that adding more brand-name shopping places downtown would be a dead-end business venture. But the Illinois-based Horizon Group Properties has identified the potential for a successful outlet mall in Cleveland’s […]

“Valentines Day Break” in Lakewood

February 18, 2020 1:35am | Chloe Fielder

Here in Lakewood, Ohio there are many chaotic events that are going on. Especially for Lakewood High School students, with that students have a four day weekend. What possibly can you do on this weekend of events and living in Lakewood? With the weather being […]

The Interventions

February 7, 2020 5:54pm | Jonas Evans

Interventions is a high school band, all three members go to Lakewood High School. Both Julian Dirse (Guitar and lead singer) and Parker Polen (Bassist) are seniors who will graduate this spring, and Casey Fox (Drummer) is a junior. So far they have played one […]

The Impact of Art

February 7, 2020 5:39pm | maddy Cummings

Lakewood High has an amazing art classes and programs. They allow students to express their creativity and expand their artistic skills as they continue to grow as artists. There is much creative, artistic potential in Lakewood High’s art students. Currently the Art 3 classes are […]

The New Use of Taft

February 2, 2020 7:28pm | Cassidy Baldridge

Lakewood has many different elementary schools. Based on where the resident lives, will determine which school the child goes to. Of course unless the child open and enrolls into another school. Not all of the schools have been able to stay open and some end […]

PTA Art Reflections Ceremony: Jan. 28

January 26, 2020 7:27pm | Bella Nieves

Every year students from Pre-K through 12th grade can enter their choreography, art, literature, photography, film, and visual arts into the PTA Art Reflections contest. Once the work meets all guidelines, the works of art can be submitted for state and national level awards and […]

Shallowheads

January 26, 2020 7:17pm |

Shallowheads is a high school band with members Holly Eubanks (bass), Mikey Drewke (rhythm guitar), Miles Gamez (lead guitar), Owen Mason (lead singer) and Conor Kramer (drummer). According to Kramer “We are trying to become more of a local band than a high school band.” […]

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 begun 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, […]

“Screenagers”

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 […]