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California Suffers Devastating Losses During Wildfires

December 15, 2017 2:54pm | Halina Dreger

A number of fires have taken a huge toll on communities in California, covering an area of 50 square miles, according to Newsweek. Thomas Fire, the first fire, started on Monday, December 11 in the Ventura County area around Los Angeles, where many homes and […]

Doug Jones Takes Alabama Senate Chair

December 15, 2017 2:24pm | Sam Stone

In an earlier article I wrote how there was still a possibility that pedophile Roy Moore had a chance to winning a seat in the Alabama Senate. Well, as of the thirteenth of December, I have never been happier to eat crow.   Doug Jones, […]

Net Neutrality Vote Faces Bomb Threats

December 15, 2017 2:09pm | Sam Stone

December 14th, 2017. A day we all regard with anxiety as we flocked to watch the votes. For virtually the essence our generation’s defining characteristics as the tech age generation was about to be possibly altered.   It was a bombshell of a day. Such […]

Dam Stupid

December 14, 2017 2:42pm | Madyson Lewellyn

Welsh truck driver, Arron Hughes, has  been dubbed the “luckiest man in history” for his drunk stunt on September 11th, 2017 which included a swim across the Hoover Dam. The adrenaline junkie finished his swim with an arrest by Nevada police and a $330 fine. […]

Meghan Markle: A Hollywood Princess

December 14, 2017 2:41pm | Madyson Lewellyn

Suits actress, Meghan Markle, will soon be trading pencil skirts and her career for evening gowns and tiaras with the recent engagement to Prince Harry of Wales. After a year and a half of courtship,  the couple announced their engagement on November 27th, 2017. The […]

Bitcoin Beats the Dollar

December 14, 2017 2:41pm | Max Boland

With all the drama surrounding the US government and natural disasters plaguing our country, it can be hard to note the silent crusaders. This time around, we’re talking about Bitcoin: a legendary new form of currency originally used on the dark web but now making […]

Because of Abortions, Down Syndrome in Iceland is Disappearing

December 14, 2017 1:21pm | Halina Dreger

Nearly 100 percent of Icelandic women whose fetus tests positive for having Down syndrome has an abortion, reports CBS News; in 2009, only three babies were born with the disorder. Close to 85 percent of all women in the country undergo prenatal testing to see […]

Trump Endorses, Praises Moore at Rally

December 12, 2017 2:12pm | Joe Burtzlaff

On Friday, December 8, President Donald Trump held a rally in Pensacola, Florida, which is just 10 miles away from the Florida-Alabama border. At the rally, Trump urged supporters in Alabama to “get out and vote for Roy Moore!” The special election for the open […]

New Mexico School Shooting

December 9, 2017 1:57am | Halina Dreger

On December 7, two students at Aztec High School, in New Mexico, were fatally shot according to Fox News. The shooter was killed as well, supposedly by himself. The Washington Post reports that the shooter was not a student, as previously thought, but was in […]

76th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

December 9, 2017 1:57am | Halina Dreger

December 7, 2017 marked the 76th anniversary of the Japanese attack on an American military base, Pearl Harbor, in Hawaii. The bombing sparked the official entrance of the United States into World War II. According to the website History,  Japanese fighter planes demolished almost 20 […]

Midterms

December 8, 2017 2:59pm | Lalia Williams

As the holiday season nears, something else is nears as well: midterms. The half-way point of the school year is almost upon it, and with this comes either mid-semester of end-semester exams (depending on what length of class you are taking). This is often an […]

U.S. To Move Israeli Embassy to Jerusalem

December 8, 2017 2:03pm | Joe Burtzlaff

On Wednesday, December 6, President Trump announced that the U.S. will formally recognize Jerusalem as the official capital of Israel and directed the U.S. State Department to start the process of moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. In the announcement, […]

Chloe Kim: 17yr Old Olympian

December 7, 2017 3:32pm | Max Boland

A California-born Korean-American named Chloe Kim is taking the Winter Olympics by storm… and she’s only 17. Her snowboarding journey began at the age of 4 when Kim and her father tried their hand at it in place of skiing. Kim quickly progressed in the […]

Surviving Mercury in Retrograde

December 6, 2017 2:59pm | Madyson Lewellyn

Have you noticed things taking a turn of events lately? Taking things too personally? Failed that test you may or may have not studied so hard for? Noticing a drop in energy or mood? Don’t worry, it’s just Mercury in Retrograde–essentially the only time of […]

Flynn Pleads Guilty to Lying to the FBI

December 6, 2017 2:24pm | Joe Burtzlaff

On Friday, December 1, former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about contacts he had with Russia’s Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak. Flynn is the fourth person associated with the Trump campaign to be charged and the first […]

Roy Moore: From Sexual Predator to New Senator

December 6, 2017 2:23pm | Sam Stone

District Attorney Roy Moore has been accused in the past month to have assaulted multiple women (most current being five) while he was in office, some of the victims being minors when he laid his hands on them as well. He has been told by […]

Vote for LHS!

December 4, 2017 1:52pm | STAFF

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Light Up Lakewood 2017

December 1, 2017 5:18pm | Bryce Binion

Lakewood, Ohio is brightening the city with a show case of lights! Lakewood is in the Christmas spirit! Every year Lakewood does a show case of the Christmas tree in the middle of Downtown Lakewood lighting up with lights of all colors. This also includes […]

Matt Lauer terminated from NBC News

December 1, 2017 5:13pm | "Michael Dever"

Matt Lauer, host of NBC News’ “Today”, has been fired after a detailed report came forward accusing  Lauer of sexual misconduct while covering the 2014 Sochi Olympics. NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack issued a company-wide email early Wednesday morning saying that Lauer’s actions represented a […]

Friday December 1, 2017

December 1, 2017 2:31pm | Staff

Congratulations to our PBIS winners for the week!  Salma Alamad, Alexis Frost, Jacob Kave, Lilly Lamotte, Lucy Longhurst, Ben Ostrowski, Michael Sams, Austin Tench, Heaven Lea Velez, Maja Zimmerman, and to our staff winner Ms. Hubbard.  Please go to House 1, right after these announcements […]

Red and Blue an unholy alliance

December 1, 2017 1:51pm | Keegan Sabin

Intel introduces a new product in the 8th Gen Intel Core processor family that combines a high-performance CPU with discrete graphics and HBM2 for a thin, sleek design. A comparison shows the space these components take on a traditional board (left) and on the new […]

Vegas Copycat?

December 1, 2017 1:48pm | Jordan Miller

Less than 2 months ago the Las Vegas massacre devastated the United States by becoming the deadliest mass shooting in modern history and after such a short time another copycat gunman has already had his attempt at wreaking havoc in Nevada. On Tuesday a lone […]

First Game in New Gym

December 1, 2017 1:46pm | Isabel Cintron

On December 1st, the first game in the new Lakewood High School gym will be played. The boys basketball team will be taking on St. Edwards with the varsity game tipping off at 7:15 p.m.  The destruction and construction of the new gym started back […]

Senior Class Fundraiser For Prom

December 1, 2017 1:12pm | Jason Morgenstern

In an effort to raise money towards Prom ticket costs, the senior class representatives in Student Council(President Gabby Eisel, Vice-President Courtney Ribar, Secretary Maya Costanzo and Publicist Nikki Sullenberger) have decided to sell Save Around 2018 Coupon Books. Each book costs $25 and for each […]

US to allow elephant trophies

November 30, 2017 4:22pm | Madyson Lewellyn

On November 15th, 2017, The Trump administration announced future plans allowing hunters to bring trophies of elephants the killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia back to the United States. The decision reverses a ban established in the Obama administration in 2014. Ultimately, the revision will allow […]

Cyntoia Brown Case

November 30, 2017 4:22pm | Madyson Lewellyn

After spending over 10 years in jail, Cyntoia Brown’s case resurrected into the media once again–individuals all around the country infuriated with her unfortunate fate. Before she was put behind bar, the 16-year-old girl spent her life abused and sold for sex by a drug […]

What Happens if Astronauts get sick in Space?

November 30, 2017 4:21pm | Chloe Soneson

Unfortunately, doctors cannot make house calls to the International Space Station, even if they could, “Earth’s rotation practices setting up like a IV, taking a blood sampler even keeping  a wound clean are incredibly difficult.” If you consider heart attacks, even the healthiest person or […]

Grammy Nominations

November 30, 2017 4:20pm | Max Boland

For the first time since 1999, no solo white male has been nominated for best album of the year. Disgusting lack of diversity or minority artists getting the recognition they deserve? Either way you slice it, there’s a change coming in art, culture and politics; […]

Trump’s Twitter

November 30, 2017 1:53pm | Joe Byczek

One of the biggest complaints going on today in the social media world is the president of the United States Donald Trump freely tweeting about his personal opinions. A lot of people are very upset about this because he tends to not think before he […]

Media Portrayal of Women: Naya Rivera

November 29, 2017 3:58pm | Max Boland

On the afternoon of Sunday, November 26th, former ‘Glee’ star Naya Rivera struck her husband Ryan Dorsey. While out on a walk from Dorsey’s family home in West Virginia with their son Josey, Rivera was under the influence of alcohol and struck Dorsey across the […]

White House Sued Over Vacancy at CFPB

November 29, 2017 2:16pm | Joe Burtzlaff

On Friday, November 24, Richard Cordray, Director of the CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) announced his resignation, with plans to come back to Ohio and run for governor. Cordray’s vacancy has brought on much controversy over who is currently in charge of the CFPB, the […]

Impending Doom of Net Neutrality

November 29, 2017 2:10pm | Sam Stone

December 14, 2017. This is the day where free speech will be challenge. In the age of the internet and political battles, Net Neutrality has been what allows any individual to view any form of media. Why is this idea suddenly up for debate? Possibly […]

Light Up Lakewood to be Held Dec. 2nd

November 28, 2017 2:19pm | Jared Dubber

For many people, the holiday season starts when Christmas music begins playing on the radio (which seems to get earlier and earlier each year), or once the first snow covers the ground like a winter wonderland, or when the leftovers from Thanksgiving are finally gone—but […]

The CTE Plague

November 17, 2017 3:35pm | Max Boland

If football is in your past, CTE might by in your near future. What is CTE? Sounds menacing, right? That’s because it is. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is an almost undetectable mix of early on set Alzheimer’s, depression and irritability, all because of blows to the […]

Tehama County Shooting

November 17, 2017 3:32pm | Madyson Lewellyn

Horror stuck once again on Tuesday, November 14th as a gunman killed four people and injured ten more in Tehama, California. Despite the casualties, a greater death toll was averted when the killer, Kevin Neal, was unable to break into a nearby elementary school. “This […]

Crisis in Yemen

November 17, 2017 3:31pm | Max Boland

With all the tragedy surrounding the United States, it can be hard to see past ourselves into the world. Unfortunately, when one looks past our own difficulties, we see that the world is struggling too. A famine in Yemen was brought first to my attention. […]

Iran-Iraq Earthquake

November 17, 2017 3:31pm | Chloe Soneson

Tehran Iran, at least 452 were killed and thousands (7,100) after a powerful earthquake struck near the border of Iran and Iraq late Sunday. The earthquake was the deadliest this year, exceeding the one that hit in New Mexico in September, and was felt as […]

The Irony of Black Friday

November 17, 2017 3:31pm | Madyson Lewellyn

With each passing year, Thanksgiving is cherished tradition where time falls away, routine schedules are momentarily ignored, and plans are made to return home. It is a time of self-reflection, it is a time to see friends and family we do not have the chance […]

1.5 Trillion Dollar Tax Cut Passes

November 17, 2017 2:08am | Sam Stone

The House passed a bill recently that will cut taxes nationally by 1.5 trillion. However, do not go popping bottles over this. This tax cut is not exactly for those in Lakewood, Ohio–whose average income is just over 45,000 dollars a year. This cut will […]

Your Rape and Sex Jokes are Not Funny

November 16, 2017 2:24pm | Halina Dreger

“Hey, wanna smash?” screamed a group of jeering boys from their car window as they drove home with St. Edwards Catholic High School stickers plastered to their vehicles. Their remarks were directed at me as I was walking home from Lakewood High School, and I […]

The First Thanksgivings Weren’t Always Happy Ones

November 15, 2017 2:26pm | Halina Dreger

The image of a large group of happy pilgrims and Native Americans sitting around a bountiful table of food has been ingrained into most of our minds from a young age. As kids, many of us made paper hand turkeys, pilgrim hats or pretend cornucopia […]

Sutherland Church Killing Leave 25 Dead, 20 Injured

November 14, 2017 2:22pm | Sam Stone

No one likes to hear it is what it is. Be it about failing a test, missing a deadline, injuring yourself–or a mass shooting that killed twenty five people, one unborn child, and injured twenty people. Eight of the dead were under the age of […]

Hollywood Plagued By Sexual Assault Chaos

November 12, 2017 9:58pm | madyson lewellyn

The floodgates have opened. Hollywood has been rocked at the presence of numerous sexual assault allegations that are exploding into public view. 40 years of unrevealed stories, suppressed emotions, and scandal have been unleashed in the matter of 3 weeks, beginning with Rose Gorman’s accusations […]

Flanagan Wins

November 12, 2017 9:56pm | Max Boland

Weighing in at 106 lbs. and standing at a mere 5’5″, American runner Shalane Flanagan won the New York Marathon on Sunday, November 5th. Having placed 2nd in the NY Marathon seven years ago, Flanagan’s win is a story of redemption and perseverance. Flanagan grew […]

U.S. to be Only Country Not in Paris Climate Agreement

November 12, 2017 9:55pm | Halina Dreger

The United States will soon become the only country in the world not in the Paris climate agreement. According to CNN, Syria plans on joining the agreement as announced by officials at the United Nations Climate Change Conference on Tuesday, November 7. “I confirm that […]

Underage Drinking

November 5, 2017 8:46pm | Chloe Soneson

Alcohol is the most widely used substance amount American teens and young adults, posing substantial health and safety risks. Believe it or not, the average age for the first drink is 14. “Teens who start drinking before 15 are 5 times more likely to become […]

Early: The New On Time

November 3, 2017 1:59pm | Madyson Lewellyn

The dawn of a new era has begun at Lakewood High School–early being the new “on time.” Starting November 1st, 2017 each student not in their first period class at 8am will be subject to a detention. The new policy has caused a frenzy within […]

Why are College Textbooks So Expensive?

November 3, 2017 1:58pm | Lalia Williams

Today, the cost of college in the country has reached an all-time high. Even with scholarship and financial aid opportunities, many families must save up for their child’s higher education virtually from the day they are born. And worse, the classes are not the only […]

Lakewood Sailing Places

November 3, 2017 1:57pm | Max Boland

The freezing temperatures, chilling hail and ominous fog did not stop Lakewood High sailors this weekend at their 2nd to last regatta of the season. Luke Healy, Jack Wynn, Parker Polen, Kiera Hoye and I huddled up with other Foundry sailors around the only living […]

Miss Peru Contestant Give Gender Violence Statistics For Their Measurements

November 3, 2017 1:23pm | Sam Stone

Beauty pageants. Usually a staple of vanity and the value of looks within the world. But on Sunday, the contestants of Miss Peru formed a protest, giving violence against women statistics in lieu of their hip, waist, and bust measurements. “My measurements are 2,202 cases […]