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Mass Shooting in New Zealand

March 15, 2019 5:25pm | Nina Zanghi

On Friday in local New Zealand time, a carefully planned attack occurred in two mosques in the city of Christchurch. This shooting resulted in 49 people dying and 20 other people being injured. This tragedy created a major shock in the usually peaceful country. As […]

Ohio’s ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Ban

March 15, 2019 5:07pm | Maddi Tobey

The ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Ban is a bill that has previously been proposed in Ohio. Each earlier attempt, however, has been vetoed by the Governor of the time (John Kasich). The bill would ban abortions as soon as a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can occur […]

How Reddit Became a Front in the Syrian Civil War

March 15, 2019 5:07pm | Faith Patton

On April 14, Reddit user nadiahamilton posted this on the subreddit community r/SyrianCivilWar and posted “4:02 am Syrian time, Damascus, I’m hearing some seriously loud sounds and strong blasts. Is it happening already?” Not too long after, she would update the post saying, “EDIT: someone […]

College Admission Scam Scandal

March 15, 2019 5:06pm | Madyson Layelle Al-Aseili

On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, Justice Department officials said in a press conference in Boston that this case is the biggest college admissions scandal they’ve ever prosecuted. Over four dozen people charged in a college admission cheating scam, where the wealthy individuals paid up to over $6.5 million […]

Dick’s Sporting Goods Removes Guns From 125 Stores

March 15, 2019 5:06pm | Kaitlyn Rosa

Dick’s Sporting Goods began removing guns from their shelves after the Parkland, Florida, shooting. That shooting led to them changing their gun sales. They removed gun sales from 10 stores to begin with. Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Ed Stack reported that the company is removing […]

LHS Braves The Shave

March 15, 2019 5:06pm | Joseph Toole

On Friday, March 8th, eleven Lakewood High school students, staff, and community members volunteered to shave their heads in order to raise donations for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. The St.Baldrick’s Foundation’s purpose is to raise money for childhood cancer research. The foundation states, “Two-thirds of […]

Lakwood High’s Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Traditions

March 15, 2019 4:56pm | Molly Roche

Saint Patrick’s day occurs every year on March 17th. We celebrate in many ways from parades, parties, wearing green, or dying our food green. It’s a holiday we love to celebrate, but where did it some from? Saint Patrick, patron saint of Ireland, was born […]

Manchester United Fan Stabbed After Win

March 15, 2019 4:56pm | Shane Rakes

Manchester United have expressed their shock after a Manchester United fan was stabbed following his teams Champions League victory against Paris St-Germain in the French Capital on Wednesday.  The 44-year-old man who still has not been named was reportedly in a taxi and was attacked […]

Full Airworthy Review on Boeing 737 Max Needed

March 15, 2019 4:54pm | James Morrissey

The crash of Lion Air Flight JT610 last October sounded warning bells. An experienced flight crew of eight and 181 passengers dead and an almost new Boeing 737 Max 8 jet. The Jet was found broken at the bottom of the Java Sea, just 12 […]

In the Midst of Spring Sports

March 15, 2019 4:54pm | Jillian Moorman

As the sky gets brighter, the sun stays out longer, and the temperature gets warmer, Lakewood High School’s spring sports teams open up their season. Baseball, softball, track, and boys tennis are all excited to start a new season. Baseball: the hit and run kind […]

History Of Amazon

March 15, 2019 4:48pm | Ali Alhamdani

Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer. Amazon has changed so many lives and so many businesses. Amazon was founded in 1994; Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie opened an online bookstore in Seattle because of the city’s reputation as a tech hub. Jeff put […]

Mosques in New Zealand Terrorist Attack: 49 Muslims Dead

March 15, 2019 4:46pm | Madyson Layelle Al-Aseili

In Islam, Friday is known as the holiest day out of the week. This is a day where all Muslims go to their local mosque to perform Friday prayer, also known as “Jummah” in Arabic, around noontime. On Friday, March 15, 2019, New Zealand Prime […]

College Admissions Scandal

March 15, 2019 4:06pm | Max Boland

It’s baffling to all us middle-classers how college is priced as a luxury, especially given how difficult it is to be accepted where one wants to go. The Ivy Leagues and other silver spoon schools, however, don’t necessarily value intelligence over money–here’s why. Recently, parents […]

New Apartments on Detriot

March 14, 2019 3:20pm | McKenzie Lane

In October of 2015, construction began on West Clifton Avenue where the old elementary school, McKinley, had been located; The construction went on and soon the spacious, sleek, and savvy townhouses had soon been built. The McKinley Place was the first of this change from […]

Mercury is in Retrograde: What Does That Mean?

March 8, 2019 9:45pm | Samuel Stone

Hearing about the term can cause confusion. Retrograde? It is usually used to excuse behavior, negative emotions–a “funk.” “It [retrograde] brings back old issues. It creates new issues for people as well. Problems with communication and personal relationships,” Lillian Utrata, Lakewood High School senior and […]

Ohio Children Dying From the Flu

March 8, 2019 6:51pm | Maddi Tobey

Influenza, commonly referred to as the flu, is a sickness that comes every winter. During flu season, many people flock to their local pharmacy to get a flu shot. Unfortunately, not everyone is vaccinated against the flu, and there are some strains of the virus that […]

Man Murders Wife With Corn Rake

March 8, 2019 6:51pm | Kaitlyn Rosa

A Iowa man, Todd Mullis, has been accused of fatally stabbing his wife, Amy Mullis, with a corn rake. He learned his wife had been involved with a couple of secret affairs. According to Fox News, authorities learned that the couple, who had three children, […]

Actor Luke Perry Dies of Stroke

March 8, 2019 6:50pm | Molly Roche

On Monday March 4th, Luke Perry passed away after suffering a stroke on February 27th. He was transported to a Burbank hospital from his home and reportedly never regained consciousness. Luke Perry was born in an Ohio town in 1966. He moved to California and […]

March is Women’s History Month

March 8, 2019 6:49pm | Faith Patton

This year marks the 31st anniversary of Women’s History Month, which is celebrated through the entire month of March. The important role women have history is often overlooked, whether it be in fields of science, politics, environment and the arts. The aim and purpose of […]

New Starbucks Opening in Lakewood!

March 8, 2019 6:48pm | James Morrissey

Coffee chain Starbucks has recently announced it’s opening a new location in Lakewood Ohio. The Loved coffee spot that has just about everything will be opening its doors in the summer. According to Chanel 5 News, a spokesperson has stated it will be located at 15027 Detroit Road in […]

National College Fair in Cleveland

March 8, 2019 6:48pm | Jillian Moorman

This year, Cleveland is one of the cities to host the National College Fair. It will take place on Saturday, March 23rd at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. The College Fair is sponsored by the NACAC, National Association for College Admission Counseling. They have […]

R. Kelly

March 8, 2019 4:57pm | Max Boland

Robert Sylvester Kelly has been accused of sexual assault since the 1990s, but today we are faced with a documentary and many more detailed accusations. The six-part documentary, Surviving R. Kelly, has caused quite the stir of emotions in the music industry, oddly enough since […]

The Oscars 2019

March 4, 2019 7:57pm | Nina Zanghi

The 91st Oscars took place last Sunday, February 24th in the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California. The red carpet began at 7 pm, with the actual awards ceremony going from 8 pm to 11 pm. Throughout those four hours there was beautiful dresses, historical […]

Chlamydia 101

March 1, 2019 6:42pm | Joseph Toole

Sex education is nothing new for this generation’s teenagers, but with the commonality of many sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia, it is likely for most to become a negative statistic. A source that chose to remain anonymous claimed, “Safe sex is the way to […]

Teen Reports High School Would Not Allow Her to Wear a ‘MAGA’ Hat

March 1, 2019 6:40pm | Kaitlyn Rosa

A local California teen got up and began to get ready for her school day, as she would any normal day, and decided to wear a “Make America Great Again” hat. She arrived at school and was quickly told she was not allowed to wear […]

Bryce Harper Signs 300 Million Plus Deal

March 1, 2019 6:39pm | James Morrissey

New salary standards have been set in the MLB. On Thursday, the Philadelphia Phillies and outfielder Bryce Harper agreed to terms on a 13-year deal worth $330 million. Bryce Harper is just the most recent player to reach these figures, he is one of many superstar free agents to account for the new salary […]

Teenager Gets Vaccinated Against Parents Wishes

March 1, 2019 6:39pm | Faith Patton

Ethan Lindenberger grew up in a world that was against vaccination. At 18 years old, he still hadn’t gotten a flu shot or the measles, mumps, or rubella vaccine most have gotten as kids. He was raised think it was normal to not be vaccinated. […]

Dwyane Wade’s Clutch Game Winner

March 1, 2019 6:37pm | Shane Rakes

The Miami Heat is currently just six short games shy of the .500 win mark for the season. They stand outside of the playoff picture but does that stop them from playing the game they know how to play? Nope. It was a truly unforgettable […]

Can Shark DNA Help Cure Cancer?

March 1, 2019 6:31pm | Aiden Kelley

Sharks end up getting a bad reputation for their roles in movies, menacing appearances, and very rare attacks. They are basically a necessity to our ocean ecosystems by helping keep their preys’ population under control. Sharks could possibly play another role in helping us out […]

Cohen Testimony

March 1, 2019 6:30pm | Riley Geyer

Michael Cohen will be going to prison on charges of perjury and tax evasion in a few weeks. On Wednesday, he testified against the president on a number of charges ranging from knowledge of a DNC email leak to hush-money payments to a former adult-film […]

YouTube Kids: Momo Challenge

March 1, 2019 6:23pm | Madyson Layelle Al-Aseili

The “Momo Challenge,” has been a huge spread across the country by warning parents to watch out on what could come up on their child’s device. The “Momo Challenge,” is also known as a ‘suicide challenge.’ “Free Hess, a pediatrician and mum-of-one, spotted a chilling […]

Leaving Neverland

March 1, 2019 5:16pm | Max Boland

On March 3rd, ‘Leaving Neverland’ will appear on HBO. This documentary, originally premiering at Sundance in January, follows the lives and allegations of two young boys who claim to have been molested by Michael Jackson. Wade Robson, now 36, met Jackson at the age of 5, […]

Space Jam 2

February 22, 2019 6:21pm | Nina Zanghi

The 1996 classic Space Jam if officially going to have a sequel. Fans were skeptical that Space Jam 2 was going to be a reality, but the release date was just announced. Space Jam 2 will hit theaters on July 16th, 2021. LeBron James’ production […]

Shooting At The Border Of Brazil And Venezuela

February 22, 2019 6:21pm | Joseph Toole

At 6:30 a.m. on Friday, February 22nd, a convoy of Brazilian soldiers advanced towards a checkpoint established by the natives living in the southern village of Kumarakapai which is the main route linking Brazil to Venezuela. According to The Washington Post “(The) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro […]

Cleveland VA is Testing on Dogs

February 22, 2019 6:20pm | Maddi Tobey

The Cleveland VA Medical Center has been experimenting and testing on dogs and they have no plan of stopping. The Center received a new shipment of dogs to their facilities on Thursday. While the organization has a noble mission of trying to help Veterans, many […]

Florida Boy Arrested After Refusing to Stand for Pledge

February 22, 2019 6:16pm | Kaitlyn Rosa

An 11-year-old boy was arrested in Florida. He refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. That is not the reason he was arrested, though. He was arrested because the situation had escalated into confrontation with school officials. When that did not work, it led […]

Trump Calls The New York Times ‘The Enemy of the People’

February 22, 2019 6:15pm | Faith Patton

On Wednesday, February 20, Donald Trump called The New York Times ‘the enemy of the people’ the day after a report detailing the ways in which he tried to influence the investigation in his presidency and his allies. The tweet fails to acknowledge any specific […]

Father of 4

February 22, 2019 6:14pm | James Morrissy

On Friday, February 22, 2019, Hip-hop star Offset released his debut solo album. Kiari Kendrell Cephus,  professionally known as Offset, is an American rapper from Georgia. He is a member of the rap and trap music trio, Migos alongside cousins Takeoff and Quavo. In 2018 Quavo and Takeoff released solo albums, […]

Farewell to Opportunity

February 22, 2019 6:10pm | Aiden Kelley

MER-B was the rover sent to Mars back in 2003. It was launched on July 7, 2003, and landed on January 25, 2004. Opportunity was the little rover that could, marching on way longer than NASA had expected. Opportunity was meant to last only 90 […]

16 states sue Trump over declaration of national emergency

February 22, 2019 6:09pm | Riley Geyer

On February 15th, Donald Trump declared the United States to be in a state of national emergency. This is a common procedure used by many presidents to bypass Congress in cases where time is of the essence. Obama declared a state of national emergency 13 times […]

History of Gucci

February 22, 2019 6:06pm | Ali Alhamdani

Nowadays you see a lot of famous people wearing Gucci. Gucci is an Italian luxury brand of fashion and leather goods. Gucci was founded by Guccio Gucci in Florence, Tuscany, in 1921. He founded the ‘House of Gucci’ as a family owned business in Florence, […]

Jussie Smollett Arrested

February 22, 2019 6:05pm | Armani Adames

Chicago police announced Thursday that “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett had been charged with staging an attack in Streeterville, because “he was dissatisfied with his salary.” Police say Jussie Smollett paid two men by check to stage the attack. This publicity stunt was a scar that […]

Thursday February 21, 2019

February 21, 2019 3:13pm | Staff

Seniors!!!  Order your senior T-shirt (for senior T-shirt day on May 8) and your senior flower (for senior dress-up day, on the last day of school for seniors), NOW!  Order forms are available at the Bookroom.   Attention seniors, if you are interested in representing […]

What’s Wrong With Pit-bulls?

February 14, 2019 7:50pm | McKenzie Lane

Over the years, the question of whether or not pit-bulls should be allowed in cities has been up for discussion in multiple different locations.  Parma currently has a misdemeanor charge for anyone who owns a pit-bull, which advocates are trying to overturn the decision in […]

Southern Baptist Leaders Investigated for Sexual Assault

February 14, 2019 7:43pm | Faith Patton

Since 1998, around 380 Southern Baptist leaders and volunteers have been accused of sexual misconduct towards children and teenagers, according to an investigation by two Texas Newspapers. The victim count is up to 700. The Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News investigated and found […]

Rapper Fatally Shot By Police

February 14, 2019 7:42pm | Joseph Toole

A man was fatally shot after he was found sleeping in a car at a Taco Bell drive-thru, the family is blaming the six police officers from California for acting as “judge, jury, and executioner.” The local rapper known as ‘Willie Bo’  was only 20 at […]

Mansfield Ohio Student Abducted

February 14, 2019 7:41pm | Maddi Tobey

Skylar Williams was a student attending the Ohio State University this year. On February 11th, the twenty-year-old was abducted from the campus at 11:45 am. According to reports, Williams was standing in a parking lot when twenty-four-year-old, Ty-rell Pounds, forced her into a car at gunpoint. Pounds […]

1 Year Anniversary of Valentine’s Day Massacre

February 14, 2019 7:41pm | Sam Stone

“Watch out today,” my friend Max’s phone read. It was their mother, wishing that they would be safe. One a day about sweethearts and chocolate, their mother thought of a new “holiday.” A year ago today, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Nikolas Cruz opened […]

61st Annual Grammy Awards

February 14, 2019 7:39pm | Jillian Moorman

On February 10th, the sixty-first Grammys was broadcasted on CBS at 8 o’clock eastern time. The ceremony was held at the Staples Center located in Los Angeles, California. The host this year was Alicia Keys, the American singer and song writer. The 2019 Grammy Awards […]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

February 14, 2019 7:37pm | Riley Geyer

A year ago today, AOC was a bartender in Union Square. She read political literature and canvassed on her breaks. She was the first to challenge Joe Crowley, the Democratic caucus chair, in 15 years. When asked how she could possibly win due to his […]