A Project for Better Journalism chapter


Fashion Without the Guilt

September 21, 2019 10:32pm | Halina Dreger

We live in a world that is constantly being filled with waste and pollution, and it seems as though we have to make a conscience effort in every part of our lives to protect the environment—and that includes our fashion choices. “Fast fashion” consumes our […]

Haunted 2019

September 20, 2019 4:45pm | Mariah Umble

Have you ever been scared before? Whether it was a family member or a friends jumping out at you, the dark, or even a haunted house, I’ve been scared many times in my life. Haunted houses are a great way to get scared during the […]

The Danger of Thunderstorms at Friday Night Games

September 20, 2019 4:38pm | Emma Perry

Last Friday, September 7th, a crazy thunderstorm came to be. Marching band students could have easily been struck by lighting. There are metal instruments, big and small, scattered throughout the band making them targets of lighting. Football players wear uniforms with metal embedded in the […]

Stop That Algae

September 20, 2019 4:13pm | Jonas Hupcey

In Lakewood if you take a trip to Lake Erie and walk on the beach you would notice a lot of algae along the sandy shores that has washed up and much more in Lake Erie.  Lakewood is in the need for a new change, […]

Cell Phone Use While Driving is Now Illegal in Lakewood

September 20, 2019 3:57pm | Chloe Fielder

Texting and driving is known to be the number one cause of death and of course, car accidents. Ohio makes it illegal to text and drive in all costs. Lakewood has now passed an ordinance to consider texting and driving a primary offense. Usually, texting […]

Former student accused for making threats against LHS on Snapchat

September 20, 2019 2:53pm | Noor Imtiaz

A former student is suspected for making a threat against LHS students on Snapchat. The individual was a 21-year- old man who lives in Lakewood. The social media company Snapchat alerted the FBI and they learned about it on Saturday. LHS principal, Mr Walter knew […]

Chalk It Up!

September 13, 2019 4:02pm | Helen Roche

From stick figures to drawings that look so 3-D you think you might fall in, all are welcome and celebrated at the Cleveland Chalk Festival. The perfect opportunity to get your hands dirty, and express yourself, while admiring others’ creations all around your feet. The […]

Teachers Expect A Lot

September 13, 2019 4:01pm | Avery Plumley

180 days a year, 5 days a week, 7 hours a day the average U.S. student is spending their day in school. That may not seem like a lot but mentally and physically it takes a toll on the body. Everyone has their own opinions […]

2019 New York Fashion Week

September 13, 2019 3:58pm | Essence Omotsho

In New York from Friday, September 6th to Saturday, September 14th it is the busiest week of the whole entire year because of one thing and one thing only: New York Fashion Week, the week fashion designers show what they have been working on to […]

On September 21st, Prepare Yourself for Ice Cream

September 13, 2019 3:55pm | Sophia Masek

Remember all those times when you eat an entire carton of ice cream by yourself? Have you ever wanted to test your skills on how much ice cream you can eat? Well on September 21st one business decided your dream of an ice cream-induced coma […]

Help Save the Planet! Recycling at LHS

September 9, 2019 11:50pm | Megan Winters

This year, Lakewood High School is going to begin recycling. In past years, recycled materials have ended up in the trash. In order for there to be change, everyone needs to be informed and educated on why recycling is such a big issue. According to […]

Hurricane Dorian

September 9, 2019 11:33pm | Essence Omotosho

Hurricane Dorian is the hurricane that destroyed the Bahamas killing 30 people, injuring 21 and hundreds more missing on September 2nd as said by BBC News. Hurricane Dorian also missed the main island of Puerto Rico unfortunately the Bahamas wasn’t as lucky.  It was spinning […]

Homeroom: Helpful or a Waste?

September 7, 2019 1:54am | Emma Perry

Homeroom, a short 15 minutes. To do what? It can help you get homework done that you didn’t finish the day before, take a chill pill to relax, or create a bond with an adult in case you need someone to talk to. But is […]

Storm ravage Ohio

May 30, 2019 1:16pm | Charles Hericks

Over the past weekend, storms have been hitting all over the midwest.  Southern Ohio got more than just heavy rain and strong winds. Southern Ohio had what to be believed as 3 different tornadoes touched down this weekend causing havoc. The first tornado touched down […]

Amazon Removes Autism “Cure” Books

May 30, 2019 11:40am | Young Shell

Since the rise of anti-vaxxers, books and other misleading scientific studies have been published linking autism and other conditions to vaccinations. In the past few days, Amazon has removed more than a dozen of these books which claim to cure autism through various chemicals and […]

A veteran from Vietnam stands up to armed carjackers on Memorial Day

May 30, 2019 11:36am | Jacob Goings

A Wisconsin man who had a war experience helping US troops in Laos during the Vietnam War reversed the rules on a trio of carjackers caught on surveillance on Memorial Day. The veteran named Saylee Vang was stepping out of his house to walk to […]

Johnson & Johnson Opioid Trial

May 30, 2019 11:34am | Maizy Cunningham

The past decade, there has been 4,653 Oklahoman’s deaths due to unintended opioid overdoses. Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter stated, “To put it bluntly, this crisis, is devastating Oklahoma.” The overdoses had started occurring due to public nuisance which is costing the state billions of […]

Dayton Slammed by Storms

May 29, 2019 4:55pm | Jordan Esposito

Late Monday night, tornadoes made their way through Dayton, Ohio and surrounding neighborhoods. According to the National Weather Service, “at least an EF3 tornado with winds up to 140 mph” hit the Dayton suburban neighborhood of Beavercreek. The NWS also stated that similar winds hit […]

Alice Johnson: Wrongly Imprisoned?

May 28, 2019 1:05pm | Makenzy Ohmer

Alice Johnson sat up on her bed at Federal Medical Center, Carswell, a prison in Texas. It was a Saturday and the prisoners still had an hour or two before they had to stand up in their cells and be counted by the guards. The […]

Online shopping

May 28, 2019 1:02pm | Blanca Montes

If you want to make your life a little bit easier you should consider shopping for clothes online. Many people still think that shopping online is not a good idea because when the clothes get to your house there’s a possibility that they can be […]

Browns to the playoffs

May 28, 2019 1:01pm | Will Hyatt

The 2019-20 season will be the one where the Browns will finally make it to the playoffs.  They have acquired a couple of new superstars to help them make it as well as being in a weakening league.  A couple of those players include WR […]

Tornadoes Strike Ohio

May 28, 2019 12:56pm | Samuel Csora

Monday night and some of Tuesday morning, there was a terrible tornado storm in Dayton Ohio. The weather report has told us that the week is still not over and that the tornadoes may strike again. There were two tornadoes last night and the national […]

Helping Children in Need

May 28, 2019 12:17pm | Madeline Cummings

Vicki Sokolik is a women in Florida who is working with runaway children, many of whom are LGBTQ, or kids from abusive homes, who do can not apply to foster care because they removed themselves from the situation rather than being removed by social securities. […]

Why Schools Need Hands On Career Classes

May 22, 2019 6:55pm | Shaun Gregg

Nowadays, as much as 77% of schools do not offer any career classes what-so-ever. This leaves 23% of schools offering any career class, mostly being business. With most schools only offering business, this leaves the other jobs/careers in the world with less of a population […]

Drowning in plastic.

May 22, 2019 6:47pm | Ashley Rosa

The world that we know and love is slowly fading away from us.  Over one million shoes and 370,000 toothbrushes among about 414 million other pieces of plastic found washed ashore on the remote Cocos (Keeling) Islands in the Indian Ocean, according to new research. […]

Man who urinated on cancer victim’s memorial was fired by father from the family business

May 22, 2019 6:40pm | Jacob Goings

In a viral-video, a New Jersey man supposedly urinated on the memorial of a 9-year-old boy who died of cancer. Because of this, he was fired from the family business. “That is messed up, and he should have more punishment,” says freshman Sam Stallbaum. Bryan […]

Jayden Reyes

May 22, 2019 6:27pm | Jayden Reyes

My four years at Lakewood High have been some of the most eventful years of my life. From the moment I walked into the school in August 2015, I knew that my high school experience would be a good one. A lot of my favorite […]

Teacher Duct Tapes Student’s Mouth

May 22, 2019 6:17pm | Jordan Esposito

Latoya Davis, a special education teachers’ aid from New York, has been arrested and charged for allegedly duct taping a student’s wrists and mouth. According to court records, the aid was charged with two misdemeanors,  unlawful imprisonment and endangering the welfare of a child. The […]

Alabama’s New Abortion Law

May 22, 2019 6:14pm | Laila Awad

Recently there has been a devastating change in Alabama. The new abortion law has affected so many people across the world. I personally, think you should be in charge of your own body no matter what the situation is. No one should have the ability […]

Joseph Toole

May 22, 2019 6:10pm | Joseph Toole

Coming into high school, I stood tall amongst my classmates at a whopping height of five feet six five inches, I also only weighed 99 pounds. It is safe to say that I was immature at best. The strong morals I was taught from family, […]

Molly Roche

May 22, 2019 5:20pm | Molly Roche

From walking to the mods in the pouring rain to getting lost in the new building, as I reflect on my time at LHS, I realize the multitude of great memories and lessons learned over the past four years. Like many, I remember all of […]

Seth Andregg

May 22, 2019 5:05pm | Seth Andregg

Four years ago I walked into this high school as a freshmen not knowing anything. As the weeks went by, I learned the school and learned the people surrounding me. As the years go by, myself and the people around me change. You learn the […]

Ali Alhamdani

May 22, 2019 5:04pm | Ali Alhamdani

I have been attending Lakewood High School for the past 4 years now. In that time, I’ve done a lot of growing and made a lot of memories. I have made a lot of great friends that I will have for the rest of my […]

Warriors 3rd Win Highlights Toughness

May 20, 2019 1:23pm | Makenzy Ohmer

The Golden State Warriors rattle off four straight wins since Kevin Durant’s injury. They sent the Houston Rockets home for the summer and became the first NBA team to overcome back to back second half deficits of at least 13 points. In Saturday’s 110-99 Game […]

Molly McGinty

May 20, 2019 1:23pm | Molly McGinty

I have been dreaming about this day for a very long time now. The closing of my senior year is almost here, and I’m definitely ready to leave. Looking back on my high school years, I have a lot of memories to cherish and look […]

Student Loans Paid Off by Commencement Speaker

May 20, 2019 1:17pm | Charles Hericks

Most college graduates have the burned of paying off thousands of dollars in student loans but all the graduating class of Morehouse college this year will not have this problem. This Sunday at the Morehouse commencement speech the billionaire investor Robert F. Smith announced that […]

Tariffs’s Effect on Walmart

May 20, 2019 1:14pm | Samuel Csora

Walmart wants to raise its prices of certain products due to tariffs. Walmart is also America’s largest retailer.  The tariffs were raised by Donald Trump. He raised them on Chinese goods, and everyone knows that over half the stuff in your house is things from […]

Troops to Middle East

May 19, 2019 7:57pm | Rawad Khawam

United States review plan of sending upwards of 120,000 troops to the Middle East to insure that Iran does not attempt to strike the United the States. The United States hopes that pushing these troops there it would stop their development of nuclear weapons. Trump […]

YouTuber James Charles Sister Scandal

May 19, 2019 7:56pm | Aiden Kelley

Hi Sisters! James Charles has lost over 3 million subscribers after a video by YouTube Beauty Guru Tati (Tati Westbrook) surfaced Friday, May 10. The video, spreading like a wildfire, goes into detail about Westbrook’s previous relationship with Charles. Westbrook goes on to talk about […]

Current State of Our World

May 19, 2019 7:54pm | Maizy Cunningham

One of the biggest issues occurring present day, is what is going on with our planet. The way our countries are taking “care” of the Earth is terrible. We have created problems that would make our children not even be able to experience a full […]

Radioactive Contamination in a Ohio School

May 19, 2019 7:45pm | Maddi Tobey

Piketon is an Ohio city located a few miles away from a defunct nuclear plant. The nuclear plant, Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, has caused a Piketon middle school to close for the remaining school year for contamination. Zahn’s Corner Middle School had radioactive material, which is used in […]

Portland Trail Blazers Close Out Series Against Denver Nuggets

May 19, 2019 7:40pm | Jayden Reyes

The third seed Portland Trail Blazers defeated the second seed Denver Nuggets on May 12th to close out the Western Conference Semi-Finals. The final score was 100-96. The win sends Portland to their first Western Conference Finals since 2000. They will face the defending champions, […]

Upcoming Summer Events

May 19, 2019 7:11pm | Laila Awad

A bunch of schools  will be let out for summer vacation in a few weeks. Everyone is exited for the warm weather to begin and enjoy being outside. Families will not be bored when they find out whats coming up this summer. It’s all about […]

Air Pollution From Every Factory Can Be Tracked

May 19, 2019 6:39pm | Shane Rakes

On Tuesday a mind-blowing announcement was made in the world of power plants and pollution.  A nonprofit artificial intelligence firm called WattTime is going to use satellite imagery to track air pollution and carbon emissions coming out of every single power plant in the world. […]

Top Fashion Houses Ban Under Age Models

May 19, 2019 6:36pm | Faith Patton

High-end clothing brands such as Gucci, Saint Laurent, and Alexander McQueen have all announced that they will no longer be hiring models who are underage. They have pledged to only be working with models who are 18 and over. The new rules apply to both […]

Big Cyber Crime Bust!

May 19, 2019 6:34pm | James Morrissey

Have you ever heard of GozNym? Probably not, it is a hybrid of two pieces of malware, Nymaim, and Gozi. When used together, The Nymaim software is designed to sneak The Gozi malware onto a device and install it. Gozi malware has been around since […]

Alabama signs bill banning abortion

May 19, 2019 6:23pm | Riley Geyer

Wednesday morning, Alabama’s Senate passed a bill banning access to abortion. They voted in 25-6, allowing exceptions only “to avoid a serious health risk to the unborn child’s mother,” or if  “the unborn child has a lethal anomaly.” Alabama Democrats introduced an amendment allowing for […]

Millions Face Hunger in Gaza After US Cut to Palestine Aid

May 19, 2019 6:20pm | Madyson Layelle Al-Aseili

Over millions in Gaza, Palestine could face a crisis in the next month unless international donors fill a $60 million funding black hole largely created by cuts to Palestinian refugee aid by the Trump administration, a UN agency has said. The United Nations Relief and Works […]

Sweet Melissa is Closing

May 16, 2019 6:13pm | McKenzie Lane

Located in Rocky River, across from Beachcliff Market Square, on Detroit Avenue is the restaurant Sweet Melissa. Sweet Melissa has wide variety with a unique menu suitable to everyone. The menu includes: Coffee Comfort food Happy hour food Healthy options Kids’ menu Quick bite Small […]


May 16, 2019 4:15pm | Max Boland

Chances are if you own a smartphone, you’ve seen or heard something about the NXIVM “self-help” program. Many are calling NXIVM a cult, as their leader Keith Raniere stands trial for sex trafficking and conspiracy, among other charges. But, what really makes a cult? By […]