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Boy Kicked Out of Cub Scouts for Gun Control Question

October 22, 2017 9:48pm | Halina Dreger

“An issue that I’m concerned about is common sense gun control. I was shocked that you co-sponsored a bill to allow domestic violence offender to continue to own a gun. … Why on Earth would you want somebody who beats their wife to have access […]

Mississippi School Changes name from Confederate General to Barack Obama

October 21, 2017 12:35am | Jared Dubber

In the face of many confederate symbols being criticized for the racist messages that they pose—from Charleston to Charlottesville, the debate to whether the nation should keep this part of their history, even a racist one, is heating up. That is why it is shocking […]

Senioritis: Plaguing Lakewood High

October 20, 2017 6:56pm | Madyson Lewellyn

Senior year is the last 100 meters of the race. You can either sprint to the finish line and claim your medal, or completely trip and fall after enduring the long marathon. Walking down the halls of Lakewood High, one can vividly see the plague […]

Carnival cruise ship in Miami: 8 year old fell to her death

October 20, 2017 6:10pm | Chloe Soneson

A family cruise to paradise turned into a nightmare on Saturday, when an 8-year-old tumbled over the inner railing of a ship and fell to her death. According to the Miami-Dade Police Department, Zion Smith fell two stories inside the Carnival Cruise Line Glory ship […]

Trump’s Comments to a Gold Star Widow

October 20, 2017 6:09pm | Halina Dreger

He “must have known what he signed up for,” President Trump allegedly said in a phone call to a grieving Myeshia Johnson of her husband, Sgt. La David T. Johnson, who died in an ambush in Niger on October 4. Johnson’s mother, Cowanda Jones-Johnson, who […]

Birth Control

October 12, 2017 2:54pm | Max Boland

Wild sex or uncontrollable periods? Whatever you use birth control for is your business. With all the controversy surrounding birth control, any young woman (or man, we’re trans inclusive) might be scared to pursue it. This fear is causing a rise in STDs and teenage […]

Pence Leaves Colts Game After Players Kneel During Anthem

October 12, 2017 1:23pm | Joe Burtzlaff

This past Sunday October 8, Vice President Mike Pence left an NFL game between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers after players took a knee during the national anthem prior to the game’s start. After his exit, Pence sent two tweets saying “While […]

Las Vegas Massacre

October 9, 2017 2:00pm | Madyson Lewellyn

On October 1st 2017, chaos struck the Las Vegas strip as Stephen Paddock opened fire in front of Mandalay Bay Resort–ending 58 lives and injuring 527 more. An evening spent at an open-air country music festival quickly turned into the deadliest mass shooting in the US–surpassing the 2016 Pulse […]

To Juul Or Not To Juul?

October 9, 2017 1:59pm | Madyson Lewellyn

For those making a choice to quit habitual smoking habits, electronic cigarettes may seem appealing when ending addiction. “Vaping” and cigarette alternatives are modern trends that have been instrumental in helping people transition away from the habit that increases risk for lung cancer, heart disease, […]

Why Bees Are Important

October 6, 2017 2:47pm | Lalia Williams

Most of us have been in this situation: We are outside. We hear a pestering buzz, and look down to see a small yellow-and-black bee flying around by our feet. Now, lots of people would do one of two things in this situation: either run […]

Tom Petty Dies at 66

October 6, 2017 2:45pm | Jared Dubber

In the early hours of the morning of October 2nd, Tom Petty suffered cardiac arrest and was rushed to the UCLA Medical Center. After many hours of confusion, Petty’s longtime manager announced that he died peacefully at 8:40 PST surrounded by family, friends, and bandmates. […]

Hurricane Nate Approaches

October 6, 2017 1:23pm | Sam Stone

A fourth hurricane makes its way towards land. Its next destination off the coast of southeastern Cozumel, Mexico. The hurricane has been giving the name of Nate. The eye of the storm is at last report 230 miles off of the coast of Cozumel. There […]

Question of the Death Penalty

October 6, 2017 12:59pm | Sam Stone

Friday, September 29th, the United Nation passed a new law with a victory of 27-13. This law out laws the death penalty to be used indiscriminately when trying pregnant women, minorities, mentally ill, and most importantly members of the LGBT considering apostasy, blasphemy, and adultery. […]

Spain Faces Crisis with Catalan Independence Referendum

October 6, 2017 12:56pm | Joe Burtzlaff

On Sunday, October 1, the government of Catalonia held a referendum on Catalan independence from Spain. The referendum, which read “Do you want Catalonia to become an independent state in the form of a republic,” was overwhelmingly approved by the Catalan people, with 2,020,144 people […]

Hugh Hefner

October 2, 2017 12:53pm | Max Boland

Lover, writer, activist and possible misogynist? Hugh Hefner, 91, died September 27th, 2017 at a net worth of $50 million and nearly a century under his belt. Most notably, Hefner is known for publishing the (almost pornographic) magazine Playboy in 1953. Although infamous, Hugh Hefner […]

Is Vaping Safe

October 1, 2017 4:49pm | Sam Stone

The elusive vape. A recent trend, despite being around for years, and a sold as an alternative to the ever infamous cigarette that has been part of pop culture and death of millions. Shops have been popping up in the Lakewood area over the past year […]

Journalism Writing Robots

September 28, 2017 2:13pm | Lalia Williams

Since the beginning of writing, one thing that is usually key to an engaging story is some kind of personal touch. But what if it isn’t written by a person? Recently, several news organizations have been using artificial intelligence to write reports. The robots can […]

Fate of FISA Section 702 Lies in Congress

September 28, 2017 1:23pm | Joe Burtzlaff

This past week, it was disclosed that the National Security Agency is currently conducting surveillance on 100,000 foreign nationals. The surveillance is authorized under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), passed in 1978 and then strengthened by the FISA Amendments Act of 2008. The disclosure […]

Yellowstone Park

September 28, 2017 12:15pm | Lalia Williams

This weekend in Gardiner Montana, native tribes gathered in Yellowstone National Park to rally for some name changes of the landmarks in the area. The two locations in question are Hayden Valley and Mount Doane. Gustavus C. Doane was present at the slaughter of 173 […]

Are Hurricanes Caused by Global Warming?

September 28, 2017 12:14pm | Lalia Williams

Recently, the United States has suffered the one of the worst hurricanes ever to cross the Atlantic ocean, by the name of Hurricane Irene. The storm devastated the mainland and islands of Florida and also affected other areas, like the coasts of South Carolina. This, […]

Mental Health Linked to Sleep

September 27, 2017 12:39pm | Max Boland

21st century teenagers have worse anxiety than 1950s mental health patients – – sounds crazy right? The science behind it isn’t so far-fetched. The amount of sleep a teenager gets a night directly influences their mental health. Every night, a person between the ages of […]

“With Charlie” or “With Safety?”

September 24, 2017 11:48pm | Madyson, Lewellyn

On September 6th, 2017, Lakewood Officials made their decision  to remove the controversial pit bull, Charlie, from city limits within 30 days. Jennifer Scott adopted a pit bull from the Cleveland APL in early February of 2017–a breed that has been banned from Lakewood for […]

Hurricane Irma

September 20, 2017 12:50pm | Christina Auck

With wind speeds of over 100 miles per hour, rains battering the coast of Puerto Rico, and 900,000 people without power, Hurricane Irma is said to be bigger than Hurricane Harvey. Hurricane Irma is one of three hurricanes in the Atlantic basin. This is the […]


September 18, 2017 1:30pm | Dennis Ebner

Wednesday September 27 is your last chance for free senior yearbook photos. A signup sheet for appointments is on the wall outside Room B207. Stop by and sign up soon. ONLY PICTURES FROM PRESTIGE PHOTOGRAPHY WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE YEARBOOK, so make sure to […]


September 18, 2017 12:49pm | Max Boland

During the week of September 7-13 every year, New York Fashion week commences. The most influential designers come together to create a contemporary experience for all of New York. Unrestricted in terms of  venue, artists have gone as far as holding their runway shows in […]

Turtles All the Way Down

September 15, 2017 2:32pm | Halina Dreger

One of the most influential authors to grace the stage of young adult literature is unarguably John Green. All over the world, his work has touched the harts of people of all ages. His novels consists of An Abundance of Katherines, Looking for Alaska, Paper […]

College Process

September 15, 2017 2:26pm | Chloe Soneson

Attention! All seniors that are planning on attending college you should begin looking and applying to colleges.  You should have already began making you FAFSA ID, for federal student aid that is free to sign up for.  The opening date to apply is October 1st. […]

Fall Events in Cleveland

September 15, 2017 2:22pm | Halina Dreger

Autumn is known for its crisp air, vibrant leaves, and sweater weather. Of course, it is also the time of year when pumpkin patches, hayrides, and other diversions begin to pop up everywhere  – including Cleveland. In fact, the city and its surrounding areas are […]

Royal Family Expecting Third Baby

September 13, 2017 1:56pm | Halina Dreger

Prince Harry and Princess Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will soon be welcoming a third child to their family. Tabloid sites, such as Stuff.com, have been insisting that the baby is due in April, though the palace has yet to confirm this statement. […]

Cleveland Welcomes Baby Animals to Zoo

September 8, 2017 1:05pm | Halina Dreger

Over the years, the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has welcomed countless baby animals, and these past few have been no exception. In addition to their “toddler-age” orangutan, Meerah, and snow leopard, Sameera, there are a number of even younger baby animals, including a giraffe and red […]

LRC is open!

September 6, 2017 12:42am | Albert Wilhelmy

The LRC is now open! It has found it’s permanent home, on the second floor, in the brand new E building. Right above the lunchroom, featuring an all-glass wall, is the library. There are many new books that have arrived for the avid readers, and […]


September 1, 2017 2:13pm | Madyson Lewellyn

On Monday, August 21st,  North America witnessed one of nature’s most awe-inspiring acts–a Total Solar Eclipse. Anyone within the path of totality was in for an afternoon treat with the ability to observe the first eclipse of the sun in nearly 40 years! For a […]

Hurricane Harvey Wreaks Havoc

September 1, 2017 1:12pm | Halina Dreger

On Friday, August 25, Category 4 Hurricane Harvey touched down on the coast of Texas. The next day, the storm was downgraded to a Category 3, then Category 2, and finally a Category 1. However, this did not stop Harvey from pouring down feet of […]

I’m with Charlie

September 1, 2017 1:14am | Chloe Soneson

A local woman is fighting to keep her pit bull in Lakewood. Jennifer Scott purchased Charlie from a local shelter about four months ago with the city’s approval. In 2008, Lakewood forced a ban on any vicious dogs, including dogs that resemble pit bulls. Charlie […]

Finals Season

June 1, 2017 5:02pm | Victoria Donegan

Today is the day. Game one of the Finals, Cleveland Cavaliers vs. the Golden State Warriors. Third year in a row that both teams are in the finals against each other. In 2015 the Warriors came out on top winning four games and the Cavs coming […]

Trump Expected to Withdraw From Paris Climate Agreement

June 1, 2017 4:33pm | Joe Burtzlaff

According to two senior U.S. officials, President Donald Trump is expected to announce the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, which was signed on April 22, 2016, and began to take effect on November 4, 2016. If true, the decision would be a […]

World’s Largest Aircraft

June 1, 2017 12:18pm | Nina Zanghi

A new, double bodied airplane just rolled out for some tests on May 31st. This plane is called the Stratolaunch aircraft and is 500,000 pounds and has the wingspan of about 385 feet, the longest in the world. This plane is also taller than a […]

Manuel Noriega and Music Torture

May 31, 2017 6:21pm | Luke Healy

From 1983 to 1989 the recently deceased at age 83, Manuel Noriega was the leader of the Panamanian Army, later to become a military dictator of Panama. Before he was put into power Noriega was placed on the pay roll of the United States C.I.A, […]

Federal Prosecutors want to create a new “strike force”

May 31, 2017 5:22pm | selena

Federal prosecutors in northeast Ohio are trying to create a new “strike force” that is designed to put more money towards combating the heroin courage, opioid abuse, and violent crime in northeast Ohio through law enforcement. This would force pool resources from federal, local and state law […]

Tiger Woods DUI

May 31, 2017 12:41pm | Elizabeth Scott

Tiger Woods was one of the world’s greatest golfers but he has not won a major title in a decade. Recently he has gotten himself into some trouble. Monday morning the American professional golfer, Tiger Woods was pulled over and arrested with a DUI. When […]

Great White Shark Leaps Into Man’s Boat

May 31, 2017 11:51am | Kelsey Saxton

Terry Selwood. a 73-year-old fisherman was out on his usual fishing trip, when a Great White Shark, measuring up to almost nine-feet-long, hops into his boat. Terry was fishing in Evans Head on Australia’s east coast on Saturday, May 27th. “As he was coming down, he […]

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 […]

Trump’s Travel Ban Blocked…Again

May 26, 2017 4:09pm | Joe Burtzlaff

In another crushing blow to the Trump administration, a federal court of appeals upholds a district court ruling that blocks his famous travel ban. The ban, which would have suspended visas from six countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, was the subject of […]

Sleeping Patterns

May 26, 2017 3:28pm | Sam Stone

Sleep, one of the most fundamental needs of every animal ever and performed by different means from species to species. Some animals rest part of their minds to stay conscious 24/7 while others need to be fully unconscious. Some can sleep for days, weeks, or […]

Election Week in LHS

May 26, 2017 2:38pm | Ryan O'Toole

This past week, the class elections took place along with the student body elections and they were pretty predictable. Most people who decided to run after winning the previous year  won again this year. These results come as mostly expected by all of the LHS […]

Reversing Paralysis

May 26, 2017 2:29pm | Nina Zanghi

Reversing Paralysis seemed like a distant goal for scientists, having someone be able to walk again seemed close to impossible. But, French neuroscientist,Grégoire Courtine has made incredible advancements with a system that would be implanted in the head of the patient. One of the tests […]

Prom Tragedy

May 26, 2017 2:20pm | Jordan Brenot

Early Sunday morning around 3:00am, Senior Chase Johnson and Junior Lindsey Rotuno  of Grafton were heading home from an after-prom event at the Strongsville recreation center. Johnson was driving the 2007 Saturn Ion. He claims he fell asleep at the wheel and his car took […]

The Final Week

May 25, 2017 5:53pm | Anna Kotansky

It’s crazy to think that this Thursday, May 25th will be the last time that the seniors will walk in the halls. The last time the seniors will have class. The last time the seniors will be students of Lakewood High School. Being a senior […]

A Dime Worth Two Million

May 25, 2017 5:40pm | caitlin pakosz

One of the rarest dimes in the world has sold for nearly two million dollars. Don’t worry, go home and check your change jar because some of these dimes are actually still in circulation. the 1894-S barber dime is one of the rarest dimes in […]

A Quick Run Down of the Manchester Bombing

May 25, 2017 3:43pm | Abbey Stone

Earlier this week in Manchester, England, a terror attack occurred outside of Manchester Arena in which famed singer, Ariana Grande was performing. The bomb was suspected to be a home-made one and was carried out by 22 year old Manchester native, Salman Abedi. Abedi is suspected to […]