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New Year’s: When Conflict Meets Resolution

December 14, 2018 6:28pm | Molly Roche

With the holidays nearly upon us, it is just about that time to make our New Year’s resolutions. This of course requires us to closely examine our lives over the past year and determine what we think needs to change or stop altogether. According to […]

Our Bodies. Our Rights.

December 14, 2018 6:26pm | Maddy McFarlin

The Ohio Senate just approved the heartbeat bill in Ohio. Our governor, John Kasich, can veto the bill. Everyone is saying how you can call his office and try to persuade him into vetoing the bill. He will be able to be persuaded since he […]

YouTube Rewind Failure

December 14, 2018 6:21pm | Aiden Kelley

Every year, YouTube releases a video featuring creators from its platform, trends of the year, and in the case of this year and last, celebrities that have nothing to do with YouTube. As one can imagine, lots of outrage and hate was directed right back […]

How to Make it Through Midterms

December 14, 2018 6:13pm | Kaitlyn Rosa

Midterms are quickly approaching and stress levels are rapidly increasing. There are students who have their study plans laid out but those who do not, on the other hand, are probably not feeling very well about their upcoming tests. Well, luckily, I have gathered study […]

Fast Food Should Be Banned!

December 12, 2018 7:28pm | Ali Alhamdani

Fast food is served all over the world and it is killing people. Fast food is food that can be prepared quickly and easily and is sold in restaurants and snack bars as a quick meal or to be taken out. Fast food is usually […]

The Moral and Legal Dilemma of Abortion

December 12, 2018 6:16pm | Joseph Toole

When discussing abortion it is common for there to be multiple viewpoints on the highly debated subject. Abortion is the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy thus resulting in the cessation of a life. The big question is: what is the limit for a mother to […]

State Comes to Seniors’ Aid

December 10, 2018 1:47am | Kaitlyn Rosa

For the last couple of months, an overwhelmingly amount of seniors had been worried about their state test scores. Why are they so worried about these test scores? Well, they need these scores in order to graduate. Last year, the state offered alternative routes to […]

Help Us Out…

December 10, 2018 1:42am | Maddy McFarlin

When kids are walking or getting dropped off at school and it is snowy or icy out, you can make it better for us. If you live near the high school when you know kids walk past your house try to put down salt so […]

Do You Dread or Love the Holidays?

November 30, 2018 5:26pm | Maddy McFarlin

Everyone always looks forward to the holiday season. Sometimes the holidays are not as great as they are out off to be. Some people truly dread the holiday season although some still love it a lot. There are a lot of things to love and […]

Push Yourself For Greatness

November 20, 2018 5:59pm | Maddy McFarlin

Life is hard sometimes but most of the time something positive will come out of it. You need to work for what you truly want in life. As annoying and rough as it may be you need to do it, because it will turn out […]

Kidney Stones Can Be Dangerous

November 20, 2018 5:50pm | Ali Alhamdani

What are kidney stones? Kidney stones are hard deposits made of minerals and salts that form inside your kidneys.  Kidney stones are no joke. They can cause pain and even death. Kidney stones not only cause pain, they can also damage kidneys by blocking the flow […]

Are Aliens Real?

November 20, 2018 5:48pm | Armani Adames

There has been a time-old debate about whether or not aliens are real. I, for one, believe in aliens. Included in this debate, there has been several theories that the U.S Government has been hiding alien activity in area 51. According to wikipedia.com, “The United […]

The Heartbeat Bill is Absolute BS

November 20, 2018 5:29pm | Sam Stone

By a 60-35, the infamous “Heartbeat Bill,” passes the Ohio House of Representatives. It now is on its way to the state Senate. What exactly is this bill, one might wonder? In 2016, Governor John Kasich worked on further curtailing abortion rights in Ohio. He […]

What #MeToo Is To Me

November 16, 2018 6:28pm | Molly Roche

The #MeToo movement started in an effort to give victims a voice and a group of people to either support or even relate to them. The movement gained momentum after it was made public that film producer Harvey Weinstein had sexually assaulted multiple women. After […]

Best Pasta In The World

November 16, 2018 6:26pm | James Morrissey

It is clear that the majority of the world likes pasta or even eats it. A global survey by the charity Oxfam, has named pasta as the world’s most popular dish. It beats out meat, rice and pizza. It is surprisingly popular in European countries, in […]

Is it too Early for Christmas Decorations?

November 11, 2018 2:23am | Jillian Moorman

Thanksgiving has yet to occur and Halloween just passed-Christmas is still over a month away, but for some reason Christmas decor is filling every part of our lives. Halloween hadn’t even happened yet and there were Christmas decorations galore. Every store, every television commercial, every […]

Why Does This Generation Get so Offended?

November 11, 2018 2:21am | Aiden Kelley

Today it’s easy to look around and see that there’s been lots of social change in the last few decades. Some of these changes particularly, in my opinion, weren’t for the better at all. An example of this is how thin-skinned and soft this generation […]

Why cigarettes should be illegal

November 11, 2018 2:18am | Ali Alhamdani

Cigarette smoking is killing about 480,000 people per year in the United States, including more than 41,000 deaths from secondhand smoking. Everyday about 1,300 smokers die. Cigarettes should be illegal due to the fact it kills thousands of people and causes so many type of […]

Should Congress be Limited to Terms?

November 9, 2018 5:55pm | McKenzie Lane

Congress is one the most hated institutions in America, it is corrupt, outdated, and seems to get nothing done. President Trump himself even proposed that term limits be placed on members of Congress. However, due to the fact that Congress would have to vote on […]

A Good Guy with a Gun Doesn’t End Violence

November 9, 2018 5:32pm | Sam Stone

“The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” Wayne LaPierre touts after most tragedies. He is the Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association and avid gun rights activist. President Donald Trumps echoes him […]

Midterm Election Results are In

November 8, 2018 5:23pm | Molly Roche

The 2018 midterm elections have made way for many changes in our government. According to The Washington Post, Democrats have flipped the House of Representatives, which had belonged to the Republican party since 2010, with a margin of 220-194. The senate, however, is still controlled […]

The Iphone XS Max

November 8, 2018 3:00pm | Shane Rakes

The Iphone XS Max was able to be pre-ordered September 14th and they were going to be shipped out September 21st. I was begging my mom to let me get this amazing new Iphone and she finally let me. On November 6th, we went to Verizon […]

SEC Bias in the College Football Playoff

November 8, 2018 2:59pm | David Facaros

As of two weeks ago, the CFP rankings have been coming out every Tuesday alongside the AP polls. Although most people agree that these set of rankings are more accurate than the computer generated ones, people are upset at how teams are being are being […]

Global Warming

November 2, 2018 6:14pm | Kaitlyn Rosa

Have you ever walked outside in the middle of June to see snow falling? No? Well, this may sound weird now, but it could be happening in our near future. Global warming is a serious issue that needs to be addressed before it is too […]

Why is this Necessary?

November 2, 2018 6:11pm | Maddy McFarlin

When you are in lunch you should be able to do mostly whatever you want– while following the rules of course. It is your free period of the day to be with your friends and talk with them and just get away from all of […]

New iPhone Camera

November 2, 2018 6:06pm | Seth Andregg

The 3 new iPhones have a weird beauty mode to them with the selfie cameras. The iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and the iPhone XR all have great cameras. Probably one of the best cameras on a phone to date. Oddly enough, the cameras add […]

Is Lebron Regretting His Decision

November 1, 2018 5:59pm | David Facaros

After the Cavs lost in the finals last season most fans expected him to take his talents elsewhere. Across the country, many fans expected the superstar to make his way to Los Angeles, it was just a matter of time.  On July 2nd Lebron dropped […]

Northeast Ohio Schools lacking SRO

October 31, 2018 5:04pm | Ali Alhamdani

Most of northeast Ohio schools do not have an SRO ( school resource officer).  An SRO is responsible for safety and crime prevention in schools. School resource officers typically have additional duties, including mentoring and conducting presentations on youth-related issues. An SRO usually goes through 40 […]

Should religiousinstitutions be protected?

October 31, 2018 4:35pm | McKenzie Lane

On Saturday, October 27th, a man by the name of Robert Bowers opened fire in a Pittsburgh Synagogue, killing eleven people. Bowers also injured two other worshipers and four police officers, according to USA Today. Out of the eleven victims one was Rose Mallinger, aged […]

Everyone Is Stressed

October 26, 2018 5:59pm | Maddy McFarlin

Everyone gets stressed one way or another no matter what it is you are doing. You may not realize it, but when you are walking down the street looking around at people all around you–they are all stressed. They are all stressing about different things […]

Are College Campuses Safe Enough?

October 25, 2018 1:50pm | McKenzie Lane

On the 22nd of October, University of Utah track and field star, Lauren McCluskey, was shot and killed by former ex-boyfriend on campus. McCluskey had discovered that her former boyfriend was a registered sex offender and broke off the relationship on the ninth of October. […]

Trump and HHS Redefining Sex and Gender

October 24, 2018 11:33pm | Sam Stone

During the weekend, it was announced that the Trump administration has made a motion to have the Department of Health and Human Services to narrow the definition of gender to “those assigned to one at birth,” or visa-vie–your genitals. During the Obama administration, President Barack […]

The Buckeyes Playoff Chances

October 24, 2018 4:57pm | David Facaros

After a gruesome loss in West-Lafayette on Saturday, the nation is questioning the Buckeyes chances at a playoff spot later this season. Coming into the season, Purdue was 3-3 and unranked while Ohio State was ranked 2nd in the country. The Buckeyes didn’t play well […]

Misogynists, look out

October 24, 2018 4:54pm | Kaitlyn Rosa

A misogynist is defined as a person who dislikes, despises, or is a strongly prejudiced against women. Most men are like this without even knowing it. Their up bringing is one of the many reasons of this superior feeling. Also, society is feeding into their […]

Is Snapchat Beneficial?

October 19, 2018 6:13pm | James Morrissey

Is Snapchat beneficial? I’m sure those words have never came out your parents mouths, but it is likely true. With proper guidance, technology can help develop reading, writing, and critical thinking skills, along with connecting and sharing their point of view with others, observe good […]

Unnecessary Rules

October 19, 2018 5:08pm | Maddy McFarlin

Everywhere you go there are rules. Which is good in some aspects but in others it is not the best. The way rules are made is by someone else’s not so smart decisions. Most of them are for our own safety which is true but some […]

Is Living In a No-Fault State An Advantage?

October 19, 2018 4:00pm | Madyson Layelle Al-Ghaben

Recently, while traveling to Florida, I quickly learned that Florida is a “no-fault state.” Meaning that if you were you get into an accident, no one would be at fault. You would still need to have auto insurance, of course, but this means that your insurance […]

What Kavanaugh’s Approval Means

October 17, 2018 5:03pm | Molly Roche

When Donald Trump was elected to be president, the only thing I could think was: is this really what we expect from our countries leaders…he’s a reality TV star, what could he know about running a country? Once again, I am questioning the standards and […]

Stormy Daniels and Trump Back at it With Defamation

October 17, 2018 1:33am | Sam Stone

Earlier this year, known adult film star, Stormy Daniels, came out with news of a sexual encounter with Donald Trump in 2006.  She reported how years later a man told her to keep quiet about the matter (a sketch artist did a rendering of the […]

The Benefits of Music

October 15, 2018 1:33am | Kaitlyn Rosa

Have you ever been told that listening to music distracts you and is not good for you? Well, the final results are in… Crank those tunes and blast those beats because music is good for you! There are hundreds of different ways that music can help […]

Student Use of the Ranger Cafe

October 15, 2018 1:30am | Jillian Moorman

The Ranger Cafe is a food shop located inside Lakewood High School. All of the food is made in-house by students enrolled in the Culinary Arts program through West Shore. The Cafe opens every year around the end of October and is open til the […]

How Your Imagination Controls A Lot About You.

October 15, 2018 1:29am | Maddy McFarlin

What would life be like today if we were not allowed to use our imaginations? Well we will all be acting like robots. We would have the same schedule everyday. We would have the same conversations. We would not know what life is actually like. […]

Does the NFL need to change its safety policies due to concussions

October 9, 2018 3:38pm | Joseph Toole

The NFL has began to change its rules regarding “defenseless” players, referee involvement, and concussions protocol. All these changes have been put in place because of their concern for the players safety, but is it enough? In a study conducted by Dr.Ann McKee, published in […]

Let’s Talk About Death, Baby

October 5, 2018 4:20pm | Sam Stone

When I die, I want to be simply wrapped up in a funerary shroud and put into a 4-foot deep hole. Do not embalm me, do not give me a coffin, treat me like what I am—a corpse. No longer living and bound only for […]

Is Lakewood High schools dress code out of date?

September 28, 2018 6:47pm | Joseph Toole

Dress code is a highly debated topic across America. It is widely talked about among high school youth and even national news programs. As a local issue for lots of teens attending Lakewood High School dress code is considered out of date. The problem with […]

The Controversy About Homecoming Dress Code

September 28, 2018 6:39pm | Maddy McFarlin

Homecoming is a tradition all across the country to get dressed up and be with friends or dates. The whole night is spent dancing, singing along to the music and laughing. Everyone always has lots of fun with each other. All homecomings are not the […]

Why You Should Adopt From Shelters

September 28, 2018 2:12pm | Aiden Kelley

Are you considering adopting a pet? If so, please look into adopting from a shelter instead of going to your local pet store or buying from a breeder. Adoption is one of the best things you can do for an animal. It provides them with […]

The Lack of Kindness In Modern Society

September 24, 2018 1:53pm | McKenzie Lane

Bullying is evident now more than ever due to the digital era we live in.  Pictures can be posted and uploaded across multiple different platforms within seconds; While that is beneficial–consequences also follow. Consequences such as stranger shaming, the act of posting pictures or videos […]

Ohio State is Bound for The National Championship

September 23, 2018 9:20pm | David Facaros

Ohio State is one of the most storied programs in the whole country. Year after year, the expectation is a National Championship no matter what. In 2014 they beat the top two teams in the country with their 3rd string quarterback to win the title […]

Who`s the better the quarterback?

September 23, 2018 9:08pm | Ali Alhamdani

Over the years, it’s been a crazy argument about who is the better quarterback, Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady.  Tom Brady has more Super Bowl rings than Aaron Rodgers, but I have never ever seen the skill and the talent that Rodgers has. I have […]