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House of Horrors Pt. 2

May 18, 2018 4:40pm | Jordhan Kieres

Once again our nation is witnessing another House of Horrors. The last time we saw a case like this was in mid-January when police discovered 13 children of David and Louise Turpin had been living in a true house of horrors being abused, starved, neglected, […]

Texas High School Tragedy

May 18, 2018 4:39pm | Molly McGinty

Friday May 18, 2018 — At least eight people — and as many as 10 — have died as a result of a shooting Friday morning at a high school in the southeastern Texas city of Santa Fe, Harris County. A male suspect, believed to […]

Volcanic Eruption in Hawaii

May 18, 2018 4:15pm | Clare Harvey

On May 3rd, volcano “Kileaua” erupted on a small island in Hawaii.  Kileaua has been erupting continuously since 1983 but recent eruptions have forced nearly 3,000 people to evacuate to avoid exposure to sulfur dioxide. Authorities warned local residents to take cover after the eruption […]

Professor Attempts to Boost Female Students’ Grades

May 18, 2018 3:58pm | Maddi Tobey

Liping Liu, a professor at the University of Akron, vowed to boost her female students’ grades. The information systems analysis and design teacher wanted to offset gender imbalances. Liu has worked at the University of Akron since 2001. The professor had sent out an email […]

New Innovation in HIV Treatment

May 18, 2018 1:27pm | Sam Stone

In the 1980s, the first world was hit with an epidemic primarily ravaging the gay/transgender community. At the time so little was known and so little effort was put in. Princess Diana shaking hands with a HIV positive man was seen as stigma breaking. Early […]

Many Americans struggling to pay their Basic Needs

May 18, 2018 1:22pm | Chloe Soneson

Americans are struggling to pay for rent, food, insurance, ect. With the unemployment rate dropping to 3.9% lowest it has been since 2000. Currently 43% of American families can’t afford their basic needs, according to a study released by the United ALICE Project. About 5 […]

Why Cities Are Becoming More Segregated

May 18, 2018 1:22pm | Lalia Williams-Riseng

It is 2018. You would think that segregation would be something largely of the past. And legal segregation is–it has been outlawed since 1964. But this does not mean that this issue has been resolved–far from it. Recent data shows that cities are more segregated than they […]

Chloe Soneson

May 18, 2018 1:21pm | Chloe Sonson

Senior year is finally coming to an end.  It’s harder than what people say it is.  From college applications to visits, keeping up good grades to piles of homework every night, and the seriousness of “Senioritis”.  Us seniors just have to keep our head in […]

Tiger at Prom

May 18, 2018 1:20pm | Max Boland

In the past weekend, Miami, FL prom at Christopher Columbus High School, they hauled in a captive tiger, lemur and birds for their jungle themed prom. The tiger paced its cage, surrounded by blaring music and rowdy teenagers. To ease the fear of students, two […]

Supreme Court Letting States Legalize Sports Gambling

May 18, 2018 1:19pm | Joe Burtzlaff

On Monday, May 14, the Supreme Court ruled to allow states to legalize sports gambling. The now-landmark case, Murphy v. NCAA, is already having immediate ramifications, with several states beginning the process of trying to legalize sports gambling and betting, as well as the NCAA […]

The Audio Version of the Dress: Yanny or Laurel

May 18, 2018 1:02pm | Sam Stone

If you have a Twitter, you probably know what this debate is. Yanny or Laurel recalls the blue/black or white/gold debate of 2015 that sparked chaos in middle schools. But this time it is a four second video. It personally divide my English class so […]

Meghan Markle’s Father Will Not be Attending the Royal Wedding

May 18, 2018 12:29pm | Bryce Binion

A statement by Markle was released this morning, May 17th, claiming her father Thomas Markle will not be attending the royal wedding on Saturday. “Sadly, my father will not be attending our wedding. I have always cared for my father and hope he can be […]

A Step Closer To A Common Cold Cure

May 18, 2018 12:29pm | Maddi Tobey

Scientist has created a new molecule that has special properties. This molecule is capable of blocking the common cold virus. The molecule specifically blocks several strains of rhinovirus, the most common respiratory virus. Common colds can be tough to treat and vaccinate against. There are […]

Rite-Aid Marathon

May 18, 2018 12:28pm | Nina Zanghi

It is that time of year again when the Rite-Aid Marathon comes into town. Ever since 1978, there has been over 350,000 participants in the marathon and it has raised over 15 million dollars a year to benefit the Cleveland area. The Rite-Aid Marathon has […]

U.S. Opens Embassy in Jerusalem as Dozens are Killed in Gaza

May 18, 2018 12:23pm | Jared Dubber

Last Monday, May 14, the U.S. relocated it’s Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, marking an important event in foreign policy, but at the same time, protests were held at the Israeli-Gaza border, killing 58 Palestinians and injuring 2,700 more. Monday marked the 70th […]

Keegan Sabin

May 18, 2018 12:00pm | Keegan Sabin

Less than a week. In less than a week, I will be leaving these grounds as a student for the last time. It’s kinda strange when you think about it. The whole idea of time and age is a crazy concept but it’s what we […]

Anti-Semitism in Berlin?!

May 18, 2018 11:55am | Jack Ryan

The word anti-semitism is widely know but even more known in Germany. Kids in the Fatherland are required to learn about the holocaust. So why is there a surge in jewish hatred, it has to do with the high amount of Syrian refugees. If you […]

Olivia Britt

May 18, 2018 11:53am | Olivia Britt

As senior year comes to an end there are so many emotions. There is a lot of excitement and relief. There is the stress that comes from all of the projects and class work being thrown at us by our teachers. I must also mention […]

George Hericks

May 18, 2018 11:52am | George Hericks

I have had a long four years here at Lakewood High School. The four years are coming to an end here rather quickly. I have enjoyed my four years here at Lakewood. I liked playing soccer, baseball and basketball. I played soccer and baseball all […]

Isabel Cintron

May 18, 2018 11:49am | Isabel Cintron

As my senior year is coming to a close, and my last days at Lakewood High School are soon to be over, there is much to reflect on. From my four years here I have made many memories. One of my best memories would be […]

Happy Mother’s Day

May 14, 2018 11:51am | Mackenzie Merriner

Mother’s Day is a celebration for everyone to honor their mothers, motherhood, any influence on mothers,  or any female figure that is in their life. There are other days honoring other family members such as Siblings Day, Father’s Day, and Grandparents Day. Mother’s Day is […]

Yale Student’s Video of Being Interrogated By Police Goes Viral

May 11, 2018 1:29pm | Sam Stone

“I am not going to justify my experience here.” Lolade Siyonbola, 34 year-old Yale graduate student studying African studies was the subject to controversy. Siyonbola was studying in the student common room on Monday, when she decided in the late night to get some rest. […]

2018 Primary Election Results

May 11, 2018 1:28pm | Joe Burtzlaff

On Tuesday, May 8, voters all across the state Ohio came out to cast their votes in the Republican and Democratic primary elections. The primary elections are where voters cast their votes to decide who should get their chosen party’s nominations for the general election […]

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.   […]

Rory Meehan’s Eastern Conference Finals Preview

May 11, 2018 12:47pm | Rory Meehan

The Cleveland Cavaliers will face off in a seven game Eastern Conference Final against their rivals, the Boston Celtics, for a ticket to play in the NBA Finals.  For more than a decade LeBron James has been dominating the East and in his fifteenth season […]

Mac McFarlin

May 11, 2018 12:16pm | Isabel Cintron

Robert, more commonly known as Mac, McFarlin is a senior at Lakewood High School. He has been a Lakewood High student all four years of high school. His past four years he has played hockey for the varsity team at Lakewood. He has also done […]

Food Truck Park and Beer Garden to Come to Lakewood

May 11, 2018 11:38am | Halina Dreger

Justin Costanzo, owner of the local Grindstone Tap House, is working on a new project to be located on the corner of Edwards and Detroit- a beer garden and food truck park. Costanzo is hoping that the project will be finished by spring of next […]

The Smallest Particle in the World

May 10, 2018 2:23pm | Jack Ryan

You probably read the title and went duh it’s the electron. Well you’re wrong the smallest particle is called the neutrino. The 2 things you need to know is that it’s one millionth of an electron, and it was first discovered in 1970. It was discovered […]

Met-Gala 2018

May 10, 2018 11:49am | Madyson Lewellyn

The Met Gala, fashions biggest night of the year, occurred May 7th at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The gathering of A-list models, musicians, and movie stars had been dubbed “the Oscars of the East Coast.” Each year, the event marks the grand opening of […]

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 10, 2018 11:44am | Elizabeth Scott

This week is dedicated to the people who help shape students’ lives from the time they are 4 years old, that’s right it’s teacher appreciation week. This first began in 1953 when Eleanor Roosevelt convinced members of Congress to set aside an official date to […]

Cavaliers Lead Series 2-0

May 4, 2018 5:55pm | Kyle Palmer

The Cleveland Cavaliers won Thursday’s game against the Toronto Raptors, 128-110. They now go up 2-0 in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Toronto Raptors. The Cavaliers are setting themselves up well for a possible sweep with playing the next game at home and only […]

Hackers and Elections

May 4, 2018 5:48pm | Keegan Sabin

Tuesday was an aggravating day for Knox County, Tennessee. As the day came to an end and the primary election doors were closing everything took a turn for the worse. The site displaying the results of the mayoral election crashed. According to officials, the site […]

Man Passed Out Behind Wheel

May 4, 2018 4:35pm | Tianna Hernandez

On April 21 around 5:40 a.m. police found a man passed out behind the wheel in a parking lot with the lights on and the car running. The officers suspect that the man had an overdose. He ended up being arrested for having control of […]

How Do Social Media and Phones Affect Our Mental Health?

May 4, 2018 4:33pm | Molly McGinty

A number of studies have found an association between social media use and depression, anxiety, sleep problems, eating issues, and increased suicide risk, warn researchers from the University of Melbourne’s National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health.A survey of young people conducted by the London-based […]

Cavs Sweep?

May 4, 2018 4:29pm | Aggrey McBean

The Cavs have been going through a lot this season. No one really knows what the Cavs have in store. They’ve had their up and downs all season. Everyones wondering what to expect from this team. It’s almost as if you can’t make a prediction […]

Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Erupts

May 4, 2018 4:25pm | selena brahaj

On Thursday May 3rd, Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted. After a day of it being impended, and people being told to evacuate, it finally erupted. People saw this happen and stated that “splatter began erupting.” Kilauea is one of the world’s most active volcanoes. It’s in […]

The Sunscreen Ban

May 4, 2018 4:20pm | Jordhan Kieres

As summer is approaching everyone is getting their summer supplies together. The most popular way to not look like a lobster all summer is to wear sunscreen but Hawaii is taking a stand against sunscreen and their toxic chemicals within them. Hawaii has decided to […]

Woman held hostage by Husband

May 4, 2018 4:07pm | Clare Harvey

On Thursday, May 3rd, local police officers in North Haven, Connecticut received a call from a woman saying that she had escaped her home after being held hostage for several days by her husband. The responding officers were joined by the regional SWAT team where they […]

Hawaii Banning certain Sunscreens

May 4, 2018 2:10pm | Chloe Soneson

Sunscreen may be protecting your skin, but not helping the marine life.  It is said that the bill was passed to ban any sunscreen that has oxybenzone and octinoxate (chemicals) to harm coral reefs.  Hawaii is the first state in the United States to pass […]

How to Keep a Positive Body Image this Summer

May 4, 2018 2:04pm | Max Boland

#1: Stop comparing. Beautiful people are everywhere–that’s just a fact. Another fact, however, that we don’t analyze very often, is that you’re that beautiful person to somebody else. As human beings we are always striving for perfection; comparing ourselves to the next most attractive person, […]

Synthetic Embryos: Is it Scientists Playing God?

May 4, 2018 1:26pm | Sam Stone

A group of dutch scientists released a report of studies conducted with stem cells and mice, experiments that had yielded a “synthetic” embryo. It is rather sensationalist, the headlines suggesting that now we have created life (they didn’t). Simply it was a oddity when they […]

Golden State Killer Caught After Decades

May 4, 2018 1:06pm | Sam Stone

Wrongful sentencing. Forty years past. A suspect finally in custody.   The golden state killer is possibly one of the most enraging unsolved murder cases next to the torso murders that occurred in Cleveland. From 1976 to 1986 the Golden State Killer took 12 lives, […]

A Girl’s Controversial Prom Dress

May 4, 2018 12:51pm | Halina Dreger

Teenager Keziah Daum has come under fire for wearing a cheongsam- or qipao- to her senior prom, reports the Washington Post. The Caucasian Utah student found the dress, a traditional Chinese garment, at a vintage store in the state’s capital. Duam shared a number of […]

A New Lakewood Baseball Tradition

May 4, 2018 12:48pm | Rory Meehan

On Monday May 1st, the way baseball is watched at Lakewood High was changed forever. A couple of months ago a group of young influencers, Evan Budzar, Jason Morgenstern, and yours truly Rory Meehan, were sitting in physics class talking about the upcoming baseball season, […]

Can Animals Predict Earthquakes

May 4, 2018 12:27pm | Miranda Larimer

Pet owners have wondered if their pet or even wild animals knew when a disaster is coming. If they can sense it, like when a serves dog senses a seizure is about to happen to their owner. Since there no solid evidence yet on if […]

Body found inside wall of women’s restroom in Canada

May 4, 2018 11:56am | Emily Ruebsteck

At around 9:30 am on Monday morning, a maintenance worker at a shopping center in downtown Calgary, was called to fix a toilet that would not flush on the fourth floor. When he took the automatic flush panel off, he discovered the dead body of a man. Upon […]

Kanye’s Opinion On Slavery

May 4, 2018 11:49am | Mackenzie Merriner

On Thursday May 3, 2018 at approximately 12:29 p.m. the radio station 105.1, which is a radio station called The Bounce, announced they were not going to play Kayne West songs from today on forward. The radio station staff said they were not going to have […]

Boston Marathon Winner

May 3, 2018 4:20pm | Nina Zanghi

The Boston Marathon has been a tradition for runners all over the world for over a hundred years. With the first race for men in 1897 and the first race for women in 1972. Even though it is in the United States, it rarely has […]


May 3, 2018 1:14pm | Max Boland

Get droolin’, vegans! It’s time for Cleveland VegFest. This weekend, May 5th, at the Huntington Convention Center, an entirely vegan festival will be held. Featuring vegan doctors, athletes and other enlightening speakers, yummy food will be served while expert testimony is given on the health […]

Lakewood Baseball Senior Night

May 3, 2018 12:28pm | George Hericks

The 2018 Ranger’s Varsity baseball team had their senior night on Friday April 27, 2018. The game was scheduled for 7pm but was pushed back to 7:30 due to rain. The Ranger’s were taking on cross town rival St. Eds. The Rangers have 10 seniors […]