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Graffiti Expression

February 25, 2021 1:46pm | Ayden Wacker

In today’s society, self expression has taken a toll everywhere. Because of different tragedies, people have been protesting and have been left with no choice but to become violent. To get their word out there, they have to protest; there isn’t any other option. Unless […]

Who is the Greatest NBA Player of All Time?

February 19, 2021 2:15pm | Ayden Wacker

There have been many debates in the past about who is the greatest NBA player of all time.  There are so many different factors to consider, such as the era they played in, their competition, and how often they win. But there is one factor […]

The Trump Administration: A Retrospective.

January 28, 2021 2:09pm | Mason Orlando

This January 20th marked a turning point in the US. For the past four years, the United States has been run by the Trump administration and now we’re left with a new and unpredictable future. Now retrospectively, the Trump administration was bad. Extremely bad. Most […]

Former President Trump Does Not Attend Inauguration

January 25, 2021 1:01pm | Evan Brown

On January 8th, former President Trump announced that he would not be attending President Joe Biden’s inauguration. Even former Vice President Mike Pence attended the ceremony, which is just another example of the former President defying citizens’ expectations. Trump’s absence will be the fourth in […]

Over 20,000 Troops Are Stationed In Washington D.C.

January 19, 2021 12:58pm | Evan Brown

Washington D.C. has taken unprecedented steps for President-Elect Joe Biden to take office on the 20th of January. Around 15,000 troops were dispatched after the riots that took place, which is more than two times the number of soldiers deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq combined. […]

The Election Drags On…

December 9, 2020 3:01pm | Mason Orlando

Good morning or afternoon LHS, it’s me again, your local informant and righteous political compass. On this episode of what garbage has left Capitol Hill, we once again return to the election. In the continued stalemate for control of the White House, this week it […]

Trump Is Losing, Again.

December 2, 2020 3:13pm | Mason Orlando

Well, if you were surprised to see another blow to Donald Trump’s campaign to frame the election as “stolen”, you shouldn’t be. Yes, that’s right; once again the President has lost a substantial argument in the way of the election. More embarrassingly, this isn’t his […]

Christmas Roses and Snowdrop Flowers

December 2, 2020 2:36pm | Sylvie Ballou

When the lively green stems and leaves give in to their unavoidable seasonal duties, it is hard to maintain the Vitamin D-rich mindset we all grow so used to in the summer. Although there is always the option of taking care of plants indoors, it […]

Voter Fraud is a Fraud?

November 21, 2020 2:15am | Mason Orlando

By now you’ve heard the term voter fraud probably nothing short of 80 times. While the term isn’t coined by our President, he has surely been accelerating the use of it.  The election has passed for us; now it seems like a distant dream, but […]

Keeping Up with the Coronavirus

November 21, 2020 2:12am | Mason Orlando

Welcome back to another episode of Keeping Up with Covid. Today’s episode asks if covid hasnfinally met its match? All joking aside, significant breakthroughs have been made in the way of slowing and even stopping Covid – 19.   According to NBC News, this month […]

Thanksgiving: America’s Lie And What That Lie Means

November 18, 2020 2:27pm | Sylvie Ballou

Around this time of year, we are all used to the classic question: What are we grateful for? This is an important question to bring up every year because it is important to be able to look at all of the great opportunities and things […]

Social media can be toxic.

November 7, 2020 12:36am | Armoni Mcneill

Social media can be used for good and bad. Not everything you see is true. The more children spend time on social medi, a the high chances of them getting cyberbullied or worse become the bully. Cyberbullying is a federal crime. The world is so […]

Campaigning Cowardice

November 7, 2020 12:32am | Sylvie Ballou

As the results for the election are coming in, I think it is time to look back on this election in terms of the way in which both candidates chose to promote themselves for this election. There are some circumstances that occurred this year that […]

A Viewpoint on the Election

November 7, 2020 12:27am | Mason Orlando

It’s been an interesting road these last 4 years. In 2016, we saw a showdown in politics like no other and this year we are getting to see another. I’m writing this in 2 parts, pre and post election.  Pre: Today is Monday, November 2nd […]


November 2, 2020 12:51am | Madeline Cummings

In Lagos, Nigeria for nearly two weeks, protesters have been marching against the ongoing police brutality in the nation. Angry young Nigerians have taken to the streets chanting enough is enough and “soro soke,” which means speak up in Yoruba, the country’s language. The protests […]

Restaurants Might Be Shutting Down Because of Safety Procedures

October 30, 2020 8:26pm | Evan Brown

It’s no surprise that Cuyahoga County is back in the red zone. Coronavirus cases have been getting worse by the day. Some people seem to think masks aren’t required, or that it’s alright to throw a party. Laura Campbell, a teaching chef at Lutheran Metropolitan […]

Unfortunate Effects of Covid

October 23, 2020 7:48pm | Mason Orlando

Welcome back to another episode of “What Else Can Go Wrong,” and I’m your host, America. Not to start off too boldly, but this week has seen so many twists and turns it may as well have been a ride at Cedar Point. But the […]

Holidays in the Times of Covid

October 23, 2020 7:42pm | Maddy Cummings

As the weather gets colder and the holidays approach, it is a great time to be surrounded by friends, family, and loved ones. But now, with a pandemic going on and no sign of a vaccine before the end of the year, we are forced […]

The “COVID Fatigue” Is A Main Contribute To Ohio’s New Spark In Cases

October 21, 2020 1:32pm | Sylvie Ballou

As Cuyahoga County entered the red zone, the so much-awaited and desired return to school has once again been postponed. There have been several factors that contributed to this spike in cases: large schools that went back to in-person school had to shut down again […]

My Plan for Life

May 22, 2020 12:11am | Caden Stanuch

Ever since I could talk and understand human interaction, I have been told that I should go to college. I feel as though it is the same for many other people out there. We are constantly told that college is the answer and parents and […]

How Our Lives Will Change

May 16, 2020 6:02pm | "Jonas Hupcey"

Our lives will never be the same after the pandemic is over.  Who knows when it will end it could be months or years.  One thing is for sure is that each of our lives will be different now.  Will we have to wear masks […]

The Reshaping of Modern America

May 15, 2020 2:48pm | Adam Schraibman

For the past 20 years, America has been in a frenzy. Countless natural disasters, school shootings, wars in the middle east, and now Covid-19. We look back on the things that really hurt America and try to make the world after the event a better […]

Why I have nothing to write about

May 12, 2020 5:24pm | Bella Nieves

We’re in the middle of a pandemic. I literally can’t think of anything in this world that I could possibly write down in this article that would matter at this point in time. The world is at a halt and I can’t find a single […]

How to Stay in Touch With Friends

May 9, 2020 7:48pm | Jonas Evans

It is a very traumatic and emotional time for everyone. One way to help cope with the hardships is to make new or preserve the friendships we had. While we shouldn’t be visiting friends as we have before, that doesn’t mean we can’t see or […]

Please let us graduate…

May 9, 2020 7:45pm | "Jonas Hupcey"

The Coronavirus has definitely not been easy for anyone, but the seniors of Lakewood High School are really the ones taking a hit.  One thing is certain, we as a school, we as a community should not let it take away graduation from the class […]

Will It Be Forever?

May 9, 2020 3:52am | Ayden Wacker

A pandemic is a widespread outbreak of a certain disease or sickness that is really hard to stop because of its rapid growth. An example of this in the past is the plague. Many people died because of the strong peak. Our country has learned […]

UFOs Are Real

May 8, 2020 6:55pm | Madeline Cummings

For years, conspiracies of aliens have surfaced the media. Through movies and games to chatrooms and vlogs, the concept of aliens has built up quite the fan base. Fans of the once called “supernatural,” are now gaining unexpected support from the government, which is confirming […]

Coming to an End

May 8, 2020 6:54pm | Cassidy Baldridge

One week. One week from this day, Thursday May 7, is the seniors’ last day, May 14th. Although the last day for seniors was supposed to be May 21st with many events ahead, there are other ways seniors are being recognized. Three events including voting […]

Donald Trump’s Opinions on the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 8, 2020 6:48pm | Emma Perry

During this time, the COVID-19 pandemic is growing larger; As last recorded on Monday, April 28th there are 3,063,814 confirmed cases, 906,898 people recovered, and 212,345 deaths worldwide. And not only is the pandemic growing worldwide it is also growing larger within our country; As […]

Summer Vacation?

May 2, 2020 5:35pm | Chloe Fielder

When should I plan or watch for the trips I have planned? Many wonder if the country will lift travel restriction for summer vacation traveling. Could some restrictions be led out. Meaning certain types of vacations may be allowed regarding social distancing practices. Trips across […]

Final Fantasy 7 Remake

May 2, 2020 5:34pm | Tajon Short

  The Final Fantasy franchise is one of the most popular gaming franchises and has had a steady fan-base that is quite large over the years. With 16 console and PC games as well as quite a few mobile games you can see that they […]

How We Can Benefit

May 1, 2020 2:00pm | Ayden Wacker

During this time, we are stuck in our house. Nothing to entertain ourselves except ourselves. When one is alone their true self shows. The person they really are when nobody is looking. This pandemic has given us an opportunity to change or make better the […]

Dog Days

April 29, 2020 10:23pm | Mallory Moorman

As we all know, we are all in quarantine. Some of us losing our minds trying to find something to occupy our time. We have done it all: homework, cleaning our rooms, cleaning our whole house in fact.  Playing board games, cooking, coloring, self-care, and […]

If You Haven’t Already, Watch These TV Shows…

April 26, 2020 2:10am | Bella Nieves

Waco This is a show on Netflix about how events unfolded when arrest warrants were placed on David Koresh and a few of his group members for the suspicion of stockpiling illegal firearms. Atlanta You can watch Atlanta on Hulu, YouTube, or Amazon Prime. This […]

What can we do all day?

April 26, 2020 2:09am | Bryant Newlon

With the quarantine, most outdoor activities are no longer an option so this begs the question, “what do we do all day”. Now although most people now work from home so it is no big issue for them some people don’t have that choice. Some […]

Why Colleges Should Wave Testing

April 24, 2020 4:13pm | Ayden Wacker

This pandemic is a time where everyone is mainly worried about one thing and one thing only, not getting the virus. But at the same time we have to worry about grades and doing good in school.  Therefore it is more difficult to stay on […]

Don’t do these things after the quarantine ends

April 23, 2020 9:09pm | Johana Guci

Everyone is looking forward to finally going outside and enjoying life again, but unfortunately things won’t be going back to normal anytime soon. Even when the lock down finally ends, it will still be dangerous to do certain activities. We certainly don’t want this situation […]

A Guide to Staying Well During Quarantine

April 22, 2020 3:24pm | Bella Nieves

It’s important to be checking in with your mind and body during this quarantine. During all the panic and worry for your family and friends, it can be easy to abandon the care of your mental and physical being. Here’s a handful of things to […]

States Irresponsible Handling of the Pandemic

April 22, 2020 3:18pm | Caden Stanuch

Corona virus is a danger to everyone on the planet. It is highly contagious, can not shows signs of infection for weeks at a time, and has the powers to severely harm and kill people. The total cases count nearing 2,600,000, and a death count […]

Why Panic is Bad

April 18, 2020 8:37pm | Ayden Wacker

In times of a crisis everything seems like it is going downhill. Stores start closing down, everyone starts to only think for themselves and not for everyone as a whole. But why must people do this instead of not freaking out and being smart? Because […]

Should We Go Outside?

April 18, 2020 3:52pm | Bryant Newlon

With the coronavirus pandemic in effect, should we really be going outside? Or, should we be staying in our bedrooms, hiding away until this blows over. Of course, hiding in your bedroom is a very extreme case, but you should try to avoid going anywhere […]

Bucket List for After the Madness

April 18, 2020 3:47pm | Cassidy Baldridge

Months have passed since COVID-19 began going around in the U.S. As we are all aware of,  everything has been closed, and stay at home orders have been placed. In reality, we aren’t able to leave our homes anyway because there is nothing else to […]

Are we returning to school starting in May?

April 18, 2020 3:42pm | Chloe Fielder

Some might say that going back to school before summer break is a good idea, while others may say it is a bad idea. Ohio, along with other states, has shut down schools since March 13th. A social distancing policy is due to quarantine and […]

Are Video Games a Good Quarantine Pastime?

April 18, 2020 3:41pm | Tajon Short

With many of us staying at home for the past 3 weeks due to the COVID-19 virus, many individuals have become bored with doing the same things over and over again. Yes while these things can be entertaining for quite some time they eventually lose […]

Later School Day Start

April 18, 2020 3:40pm | "Jonas Hupcey"

Schools across the county need later start times.  With nearly every school across the county starting between 7:30-8:30 many students are not getting enough sleep to be productive through the day.  Also by the time 3:00 rolls around many kids are worn out and completely […]

Things to Do While in Quarantine

April 14, 2020 10:36am | Jonas Evans

While in lockdown, it’s often hard to think of things to do, especially as a teen. But, just because we are stuck at home doesn’t mean we have sit around all day. There are productive, enriching, and fun things we can do to stay active; […]

” P.s I still love you” Movie review

April 14, 2020 10:32am | Emma Perry

“P.S. I Still Love You” is the 2nd book of the series “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Once Before”.  The 2nd book of this amazing teen romance series has now been turned into a movie like the first. This movie is also packed with […]

Let Everyone Pass

April 14, 2020 10:15am | Caden Stanuch

School is one of the most important things for a child growing up. You meet your friends through school. You learn responsibilities that rival that of an adult. School is where you are molded into the person you will be for the rest of your […]

Is Remote Learning Better?

April 11, 2020 1:44am | Ayden Wacker

Technology has become a big part of our society today. New phones, new computers, and even cars that are controlled by technology. Since technology is only going to get stronger we should get used to having it be a part of our lives right? Remote […]

Quarantine – things you can do to occupy your time

April 5, 2020 6:36pm | Liam Meszaros

With the recent COVID-19 pandemic all around the globe, eventually spreading to Ohio, people are required to social distance and stay indoors for the safety of others around. Understandably, staying inside for long periods of time can lead to cabin fever. It is important to […]