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Lakewood in need of Volunteers For Healthy Lakewood Foundation

May 2, 2018 4:09pm | Jasmine Wilson

A new foundation called the volunteer for “Healthy Lakewood Foundation” has been seeking new volunteers to come and help out. The foundation is connected with the closing of Lakewood Hospital . This foundation came from the great minds of Lakewood, the Cleveland Clinic and Lakewood […]

French Museum Discovers Fakes in Its Collection

May 2, 2018 2:00pm | Lalia Williams

A museum in Elne, France, has recently made a disturbing discovery. The institution in question had been devoted to collecting and displaying the works of French artist Étienne Terrus. That is, until they realized that 82 paintings out of the 140 were counterfeit. Terrus was […]

Cobalt mining in Africa

May 2, 2018 12:20pm | Jack Ryan

What is the deal with the element Cobalt, unimportant to most of us? Who cares about it, it’s just a fancy metal. But in fact it’s very important. Cobalt is an important part of batteries which if you’ve been living in a cave or super […]

My Friends

April 30, 2018 1:08am | Caitlin Gang

This wonderful restaurant is great for breakfast that they serve all day which is appealing along with their large menu of choices for lunch, dinner or even a late night munch. My Friends restaurant is open 24 hours. I usually come here in the morning […]

Mother Dearest, Dead: The Story of Maternal Death

April 27, 2018 8:20pm | Sam Stone

Lauren Bloomstein, a 33-year-old neonatal care nurse, died within 24 hours of giving birth to her daughter Hailey. Hours before whilst in labor, Bloomstein complained about sharp pain in her liver and kidneys and doctors administered another dose of epidural. She died of a hemorrhagic […]

Golden State Killer Found

April 27, 2018 5:33pm | Lalia Williams

Between 1976 and 1986, an infamous killer and rapist terrorized Sacramento, California. For over 30 years, the identity and location of this man–one whose crimes included 12 murders and over 50 rapes– remained unknown. Actually, the only facts that were known about this man’s identity […]

Bill Cosby Found Guilty and What This Means for #MeToo

April 27, 2018 5:16pm | Max Boland

Former Temple University law professor and former prosecutor, Andrea Constand, was granted a retrial–and she won.  Bill Cosby was officially found guilty for the sexual assault of Constand in January of 2004. Although fifty other women have come forward in accusing Cosby of sexual assault […]

Cleveland Browns 1st Round Draft Recap

April 27, 2018 5:05pm | Rory Meehan

Thursday was a big day for the Cleveland Browns.  After an exciting offseason that included additions of Pro-Bowl Wide Receiver Jarvis Landry, and Cornerback Damarious Randall, this draft has a real chance to be a turn around moment for one of the leagues most troubled […]

Billy Mitchell loses it all

April 27, 2018 4:53pm | Keegan Sabin

It happened again! Another high score has been taken down due to cheating and once again it was a long time coming. The one stripped of his title this time is the famous Billy Mitchell. After battling for decades to reclaim his spot at the […]

Person Of The Week: Bella Smith

April 27, 2018 4:51pm | Olivia Nagy

This week’s person of the week is Bella Smith. Bella is a senior at Lakewood High and participates on the track and field team. She is also co-president of Key Club at LHS. What is your favorite part about going to school at Lakewood High? […]

End of Year Exams

April 27, 2018 4:30pm | Courtney Ribar

With the end of the school year approaching, so are the end of course exams, or as Lakewood students know them finals. The seniors have four weeks until finals week. I hope that the seniors can hang their and finish off strong. Trust me I […]

Nashville Waffle House Shooting

April 27, 2018 4:28pm | Nathan Dorn

In the month of April of 2018 there was a shooting at a Waffle House located in Nashville Tennessee.  29-year-old Travis Reinking was the killer behind four deaths and two injuries.  His plan was to shoot as many restaurants as possible.  The police said that […]

Cavs in Game 5

April 27, 2018 1:49pm | Mackenzie Merriner

Last night, Monday April 25, the Cleveland Cavaliers played against the Indiana Pacers. The game was home and the people were ready for a win. This game was held in round one game five and the Cleveland Cavaliers lead with (3-2). The first quarter score […]

Romaine Lettuce: Don’t Eat It!

April 27, 2018 1:48pm | Madyson Lewellyn

Federal health officials warn you not to eat any romaine lettuce unless you know where it’s from, as the  E. Col outbreak has spread throughout the country. The  CDC advisory now includes whole heads and hearts of romaine lettuce, along with chopped and bagged romaine […]

Kent State Professor Charged for Lying to FBI

April 26, 2018 6:35pm | Emily Ruebsteck

Julio Pino, a 57-year-old Latin History professor at Kent State University was charged with fabricating a statement to law enforcement. He pleaded guilty, agreeing to ask the judge to sentence him to between 10 and 16 months in prison. He was released on a $25,000 […]

Pit Bulls Are No Longer Banned

April 26, 2018 6:17pm | Tianna Hernandez

Pit Bulls are no longer banned from the city of Lakewood. They no longer have that negative name attached to them. Finally the city will not label them as “vicious”. This specific breed of dog as been banned for 10 years because people believed that […]

School Safety Conversations

April 26, 2018 6:14pm | Jasmine Wilson

School safety is very important for our community and society. Recent events have mad the safety of our student staff the top priority in school systems. We should always be involved in anything that involves student safety. Lakewood had an event that had 100 people […]

Trump vs. Syria

April 26, 2018 6:08pm | Clare Harvey

On April 7th, Syrian President Bashar al-Assd launched a chemical attack on his own people. The attack occurred right outside of Damascus, one of the biggest chemical program’s Syria has, killing more than 40 people. Doctors released photos showing children and adults with foam coming […]

4 minorities shot dead in Waffle House and 4 others wounded

April 26, 2018 6:06pm | Anas Haque

In Nashville Tennessee eight people have been shot at a Waffle House, among those victims was a hero who took action and stopped the shooter before he could harm or kill anyone else. The hero who risked his life to save others was James Shaw […]

‘QLaser’ Infomercial Doc Sentenced 12 Years in Prison

April 25, 2018 2:08pm | Alexandria Hein

Robert Lytle, Irina Kossovkaia, and Ronald Weir Jr. were all sentenced to time in prison for fraud. They were all involved in a multi-million-dollar fraud case that primarily preyed on the elderly. Lytle, 83, will serve 12 year behind bars, while Weir, 38, will serve […]

Mind Reading Headset

April 25, 2018 2:04pm | Nina Zanghi

Every time you read a book, a magazine, a passage, a sign, you are talking to yourself. You may not notice it, but your mouth is sounding out the syllables and the words incredibly fast. This silent speech is called subvocalization, and only a specially […]

Cleveland Cavaliers First Round of Playoffs

April 24, 2018 1:57pm | George Hericks

The Cleveland Cavaliers are taking on the Indiana Pacers in the first round of the 2018 playoffs. The Cavs finished the season in first place of the Central Division with a record of 50 wins and 32 losses. The Pacers who are also in the […]

Rand Paul Changes Vote, Putting Mike Pompeo on Track For Confirmation

April 24, 2018 1:55pm | Jared Dubber

Senator Rand Paul announced early on Monday, April 23rd, that he will support the nomination of Mike Pompeo for secretary of State, a last-minute reversal that will avoid a historic rebuke of Presidents Trump pick for the country’s top diplomat. Paul’s decision change will now allow Pompeo […]

Zero-Carbon Natural Gas

April 23, 2018 3:04pm | Nina Zanghi

The world is in need of a new type of fuel that will not cause carbon emissions and further pollute the planet. A source that may be able to provide a part of the solution is zero-carbon natural gas. For regular natural gas already accounts […]

Greg Popovich’s Wife Dies

April 20, 2018 6:17pm | Aggrey McBean

Greg Popovich’s wife died on April 18, 2018. The death of his wife is going to leave a huge impact. An impact not only on Pop, but also on the people who care for him. That includes his team the Spurs. The Spurs have been […]

Southwest Flight Has Engine Failures

April 20, 2018 4:31pm | Selena Brahaj

On April 17th early morning, Southwest Airline had a plane that had a left engine failure. The engine exploded and hit a window which led a death to passenger and put other lives at risk. The plane started to land into ‘Philadelphia International Airport.’ There […]

Earth day Events

April 20, 2018 1:04pm | Jasmine Wilson

The arrival of spring may not have been what we have expected with the consistently cold and snowy weather. This weather should not keep us from the lovely anniversary of earth day, on April 22. The representation of environmental protection is very beneficial for us […]

Inner Bliss Crash

April 19, 2018 5:15pm | Max Boland

Early Sunday morning, a Cleveland woman’s car crashed into Inner Bliss yoga studio in Downtown Cleveland. The police had to use the jaws of life to free the woman from her car at 6:30 am roughly, and she is now in critical condition. It is […]

MAP and the Science of a Pedophile’s Ability to Resist

April 19, 2018 5:00pm | Sam Stone

MAPs. What are they?     The term is coined by Internet forums and is an acronym of Minor Attracted Person. B4uact.org classifies (as what is the criteria to be a research subject) to be a legal adult that is attracted to those seventeen and […]

CIA Director Meets With Kim Jong Un

April 19, 2018 4:49pm | Joe Burtzlaff

More than two weeks ago, CIA Director Mike Pompeo travelled to North Korea to visit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The meeting was made news when Donald Trump sent out a tweet which read “Mike Pompeo met with Kim Jong Un in North […]

Toddler Shoots Her Pregnant Mother in an Indiana Parking Lot

April 19, 2018 4:42pm | Halina Dreger

On Tuesday, April 17, a toddler accidentally shot her pregnant mother with her father’s handgun outside of a store in Merrillville, Indiana, reports the Indy Star. The father was inside of the store, Plato’s Closet, while the 3-year-old, her mother, and her 1-year-old brother were […]

Sean Hannity Exposed Link To Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen

April 19, 2018 4:41pm | Jared Dubber

Earlier this month, Donald Trump’s long time lawyer Michael Cohen’s house was raided by the F.B.I. In this raid, the F.B.I. seized business records, emails, and many documents referring to Cohen’s clients. In this raid, the F.B.I. found that Cohen has had three clients in […]

Teenager shot at for asking directions

April 18, 2018 6:03pm | Anas Akram Ul Haque

A black 14 year-old boy was lost and asked for directions, but while doing so he was shot at by 53 year-old white man, Jeffery Zeigler. On April 12, Brennan Walker was almost killed just because he missed his bus that day. Brennan woke up late […]

Barbara Bush Dies at 92

April 18, 2018 5:59pm | Halina Dreger

Former First Lady, Barbara Bush, died at the age of 92 on Tuesday, April 17, reports the New York Times. The wife of the 41st President and mother of the 43rd died while at her home in Houston Texas, announced Jim McGrath, a family spokesman. […]

Mark Zuckerberg testifies to Senate

April 18, 2018 4:30pm | Michael Dever

This past week, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared before the United States Senate Commerce and Judiciary Committees to answer questions regarding Facebook’s role in influencing the 2016 Presidential election. Zuckerberg’s testimony occurs just weeks after information came out revealing that the political consulting […]

History Club

April 18, 2018 3:53pm | Olivia Britt

Lakewood High School is full of many different clubs. One of the newer clubs that is offered here at LHS is a history club. They started meeting just under a year ago and meet after school, every Monday.  Most weeks they meet somewhere in the […]

Playing Too Much Baseball

April 18, 2018 2:15pm | Chloe Soneson

The Major League Baseball season consists of 162 regular season games each year. These games being played over a six month period, plus post season. Anthony Rizzo first baseman for the Chicago Cubs said ” We play too much baseball,” via ESPN’s Jesse Rogers. “Yes, […]

Addicted to Fortnite?

April 18, 2018 2:14pm | Madyson Lewellyn

What we are looking at here is an epidemic sweeping across the country like an infectious disease. A virtual tsunami has rolled across the American landscape and swallowed teenage boys whole. I, of course, am speaking of “Fortnite.” Over the past few months the video […]

Do Your Research, Coachella Attendees

April 18, 2018 2:14pm | Max Boland

As the Coachella season rolls around and our Instagram feeds fill with photos of celebrities dressed in 70s boho chic, one can’t help but wonder how much they pay to attend, and who exactly started the event. At the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, […]

Self Heating Mug

April 18, 2018 12:30pm | Nathan Dorn

Have you ever had a warm drink get  cold like tea or coffee or even a cup of hot chocolate?  Now there is a self heating mug that keeps your drinks warm and the temperature you want it to be.  The mug keeps a temperature […]

Cleveland Indians

April 18, 2018 12:27pm | George Hericks

The Cleveland Indians are off to a hot start in the cold weather of this 2018 season. They are in 2nd place in the American League (AL) Central. The Indians record right now is eight and six, they are 0.5 games behind the Twins who […]

Lakewood Boys Track Team Wins First at Ranger Relays

April 18, 2018 12:26pm | Caitlin Cimino

This past Friday, April 13th, Lakewood High School held the annual, Kiwanis sponsored Ranger Relays track meet. This meet consists of some teams from within our Southwest Conference and some from different areas. There were a total of nine track teams running in the meet. […]

The Pit Bull Ban Is Over

April 18, 2018 11:34am | Olivia Nagy

Over the past year, one may have seen yard signs with the phrase “I’m with Charlie,” printed across them. This phrase has become the backbone of the movement to end the ban on owning a pit bull in Lakewood. After 10 years, Lakewood City Council […]

New Superintendent

April 18, 2018 11:34am | Elizabeth Scott

Jeff Patterson has been Lakewood’s superintendent since August 1, 2011. Michael Barnes was the former Assistant Superintendent of Mayfield City School District is now taking over as the new Superintendent of the Lakewood City School District. This was approved on March 28th during an important […]

Starbucks Arrests Sparks Outrage

April 18, 2018 1:48am | Joe Burtzlaff

On Thursday, April 12, two black men were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks. The two men were in the store waiting for their friend and asked to use the restroom, when a store employee denied their request because they had not paid for anything. The men […]

LGBTQ Lawyer Sets Himself on Fire in Protest Suicide

April 16, 2018 3:03pm | Madyson Lewellyn

A prominent gay rights attorney, who led lawsuits legalizing same-sex marriage, set himself on fire in Prospect Park located near Brooklyn on the morning of April 7th. The body of David Buckle, 60, was found near the Park’s baseball field at 6:30am after a passerby […]

Tristan Thompson Affair

April 15, 2018 8:11pm | Ryan O'Toole

The Cleveland Cavs have gotten people talking about them yet again. Rather than debating how well they will do in they lay offs or things of that nature, they are talking about Forward, Tristan Thompson’s recent affair with an appalling five women. His girlfriend (at […]

Does Chapstick Actually Make Your Lips More Chapped?

April 15, 2018 8:08pm | Lalia Williams

The world is full of conspiracies, and full of people who believe in them. While many of them are obvious hogwash, there are a few with a lot of merit. And if you think about it, considering how many there are, some are bound to […]

Murder and Rape inflames religious tension in Northern India

April 15, 2018 7:58pm | Chloe Soneson

Eight-year-old Muslim girl was brutally gang raped and murdered in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The muslim culture believes that this happened because of her religion and people can not stay quiet about this tragic occurrence. The eight year old, whose identity […]

Symphony of the Seas, the New World’s Largest Cruise Ship

April 15, 2018 7:55pm | Jared Dubber

During spring break, I spent my week off on a cruise ship in the Caribbean, touring around to different islands. The ship was apart of the Holland America line, with 11 floors, with a theater, a restaurant, two pools, and plenty of cabins. I thought […]