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Too cold in the School ?

February 28, 2020 6:15pm | Joey Simmons

Many teachers need to start increasing the temperatures in many of the classrooms during the winter. This has been an issue for as long as I have been here. Since sophomore year I’ve heard students constantly have complaints when they walk into class about how […]

A Trip To Hell And Back… Cici’s Pizza In Brooklyn

February 28, 2020 6:12pm | Adam Schraibman

This adventure starts with fellow LHS student Mark Frantz and I. The following events are real. In this cold, snowless winter with little to do, boredom overcomes the teenage mind. With this boredom we set out with a plan to review a buffet that had […]

We Need Students to Support Spring Sports!

February 28, 2020 6:04pm | Chloe Fielder

Just like the big entertaining football and hockey games, spring sports deserve the attention too! When it comes to spring season at Lakewood High School, the year and time seems so much faster towards summer break. As a school that supports the athletics and academics […]

Justin Bieber’s New Album

February 21, 2020 5:23pm | Cassidy Baldridge

On February 14, 2020, Justin Bieber finally dropped his album “Changes.” It has been five years since Bieber has released an album. His most reacent was “Purpose” which was a huge hit. The album “Changes” means more than the other albums in the past. The […]

We Need a Later Start

February 18, 2020 1:51am | Jonas Hupcey

Lakewood High School needs a change.  The school needs a later start to the day.  Many students are sleep deprived, tired and just mentally not function in the morning of the school day or become extremely tired by the end of the day.  Obviously the […]

Pep Rally in the Morning?

February 18, 2020 1:37am | Bryant Newlon

On Thursday February 13th Lakewood High School is having a pep rally during 3rd and 4th period classes. This raises the question as to “why in the morning?” Pep rallies were always during 8th and 9th period classes at Lakewood until now. The main reason […]

When Should There Be A Snow Day?

February 7, 2020 6:08pm | Alexander Schulz

Have you ever thought there was going to be a snow day but there wasn’t? Well it happened again. On this week’s Thursday it was really cold and icy out, and my friends and I thought that there could be a possibility of getting a […]

Informative Article:The origin of Stockholm Syndrome

February 2, 2020 7:55pm | Bella Nieves

On August 23, 1973, convicted felon, Jan-Erik Olsson tried to rob Kreditbanken bank in Stockholm, Sweden. According to History.com, “Olsson demanded more than $700,000 in Swedish and foreign currency, a getaway car and the release of Clark Olofsson, who was serving time for armed robbery.” […]

Graduation Requirements… Why do many changes?

February 2, 2020 7:47pm | Bryant Newlon

Over the years school has technically evolved from what it was in the past but just how much has it evolved. In our school you need four English credits, four mathematics credits, three social studies credits, three science credits, five elective credits, half a gym […]

How Broken is Rainbow Six Siege?

January 26, 2020 7:31pm | Bryant Newlon

Why is it that every other shot seems to miss? Why is it that they don’t have to aim at you? Why is it that they can’t even see you? These are a few of the questions that Rainbow Six Siege players have asked for […]

Climate Change destroying our earth

January 26, 2020 7:31pm | Joseph Simmons

Climate Change is a devastating issue that many world leaders are not doing enough about. Australia is engulfed in flames and the hotter drier climate only makes bush fires more frequent and more intense. When the issue of Climate Change was brought up to Prime […]

Listening to Music Does Improve Your Mood

January 26, 2020 7:26pm | Ashley Nelson

With the many different genres of music out there for all to listen to, music has been proven to increase our moods. Music can help you get in a groovy mood, help you relax and sometimes even make you tear up. When listening to music, […]

Bringing Back the Green Planet

January 26, 2020 7:17pm | Chloe Fielder

Some might say that global warming is serious and some may not. As it is a big economic topic in politics and the United States government, many businesses are taking action. Stores in Ohio are ending the use of plastic bags which may eventually have […]

Why Gen Z is the best Generation

January 17, 2020 6:21pm | Bella Nieves

What is Gen Z? Gen Z is anyone that was born after 1996-2010. This generation was raised with social media, iPhones, and other advanced technology. Gen Z is currently the most ethnically diverse generation and makes up 27% of the population according to buissinessinsider.com. Why […]

Death to the Death Penalty

January 16, 2020 3:54pm | Halina Dreger

America has long been considered a country that has set a precedent for democracies all over the world, from its humble beginnings to its founders’ promises of freedom. In order to sustain this freedom, we must uphold the liberty that we have stood for since […]

YouTube Rewind is Back and Still Terrible.

December 15, 2019 12:50am | Bryant Newlon

On December 5th YouTube released YouTube Rewind 2019 and once again they are climbing up the rankings for dislikes. Although YouTube Rewind 2018 will remain one of the worst videos in YouTube history with 17 million dislikes next to Justin Bieber’s Baby with 10 million. […]

Intro to Journalism

December 15, 2019 12:46am | Sophia Masek

At the end of the 2018-2019 school year, many students enrolled in a one-semester class, Intro to Journalism. Run by Mr. Ebner, students learn skills used in journalism and write for the school’s online newspaper; the Lakewood Times. I was one of those few. As […]

Lakewood High Needs To Add More Sports

December 15, 2019 12:35am | Chloe Fielder

Lakewood High School already has a list of sports to join throughout your high school career. However, there are a variety of sports that are not present. To make these sports possible on the field or courts, it will take a lot of money and […]

An Earlier Graduation

December 6, 2019 5:14pm | Alexander Schulz

Some students think about graduating early. But for some students it’s hard to decide if they really want to risk it or not. In my opinion graduating early definitely makes sense for some people. One big pro is that you can earn money earlier than […]

Balancing School and Work

November 22, 2019 7:08pm | Adam Schraibman

As teenagers get into the later stages of high school and turn into young adults they will generally start to work at or around minimum wage doing the odd jobs that don’t require much skill but somebody has to do it. These jobs usually suck […]

The Ultimate Distraction: Wifi in National Parks

November 22, 2019 7:07pm | Megan Winters

In recent years, the topic of wi-fi being added to national parks has been discussed. This is a horrible idea, and the issue needs to be addressed. People from all over the world travel to see the natural beauty of national parks every day. From […]

On Being “OCD”

November 19, 2019 3:23pm | Halina Dreger

I love God. I love God. I love God…  When I was eight, I recited this mantra every night before I went to bed, knowing that–if I did not–the opposite would be true. One night, I woke up my parents, crying because I was becoming […]

Trump’s Impeachment Scandal: Impeach or Keep?

November 15, 2019 5:21pm | Helen Roche

The impeachment hearings this week are being publicly broadcasted to all of America to argue the integrity of President Trump and his involvement with Ukraine. It all goes back to Trump holding secret calls with Ukraine were he inquired into “the investigations” into Joe Biden, […]

How Good is Olive Garden?

November 15, 2019 5:18pm | Bryant Newlon

It all starts with the unlimited breadsticks and salad. Olive Garden as you should know has Unlimited breadsticks and salad which alone make the restaurant one of the best. Personally Olive Garden is the best restaurant and also has some really good food besides the […]

Why we Need a New L Room

November 11, 2019 3:42pm | Kyle Ciresi

What do you like to do in your free time? Me, I enjoy socializing and hanging out with friends and that is something we can not do during our study halls, and other down time. Our current upperclassmen lack something. That something is the ability […]

Why Global Warming Should be Considered

November 9, 2019 8:18pm | Ayden Wacker

Global Warming is the gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth’s atmosphere. It is an issue that could cause major damage to the ecosystem and every human’s well-being. If people’s lives are in danger why isn’t this issue being considered? According the Global […]

High Schools Should Teach Life Skills

November 9, 2019 8:09pm | Sophia Masek

The question that is always asked in schools (specifically high school math classes) is “when will I use this in real life?” Most information learned and taught in schools is proven pointless in the actual world, when we learn Pythagoras’ theorem rather than how to […]

Review of Luigi’s Mansion 3

November 9, 2019 7:55pm | Matthew Mannion

Luigi’s Mansion 3 is a very solid game. I got it on October 31, the day of its release. It is very reminiscent of the original game for the Gamecube. I personally really liked the game, I already got through the entire story mode. It […]

Should State Testing Identify Graduation?

November 9, 2019 7:50pm | Chloe Fielder

The 2019-2020 is progressing by fast and many students are choosing their future paths. Whether students choose college or no college, high schools make it a requirement to take a form of state test for graduation. Should this be a necessity for all high school […]

We Need More Transparency

November 9, 2019 7:49pm | Halina Dreger

As American consumers, we have a plethora of options to choose from no matter what we are buying, and plenty to consider when making those choices. When purchasing clothing, decisions often come down to style, fit and price; when buying food, we tend to look […]

The Healthiest Option

November 3, 2019 6:07pm | Ayden Wacker

A big problem in today’s society is obesity. Occurring in adults but mainly in children; it’s what keeps them from living an easy stress less life. The snacks for sale in schools play a big role in this, so why are they still being sold […]

Let’s Drop the October 31 Trick-or-Treating

November 1, 2019 2:54pm | Halina Dreger

Each year, October 31 brings with it an evening of candy, costumes, and scare–and, nearly every year, it is celebrated on a school night. That’s why changing the observation of Halloween to the last Friday or Saturday of October would mean a lot less stress […]

Will We Be Left Behind?

October 27, 2019 9:44pm | Bryant Newlon

“Will we be left behind?” This is a question that many people have asked and still remains unanswered. Technology has been advancing for the entirety of man’s existence and how far it has come is an accomplishment in itself. Technology will continue to advance until […]

Lakewood High School Buddy Day Flaws

October 27, 2019 8:55pm | Kyle Ciresi

Buddy day is an event in which 8th graders come to the high school for a tour and a peek into the everyday life of a high schooler. However, there are many flaws in the system that I believe should be addressed. Currently, there are […]

We Need a Four Day School Week

October 25, 2019 2:48pm | "Jonas Hupcey"

We have had five days on and two days off since school was created.  But that was many years ago and we need a change.  School began in the United States in the 17th century and really has not changed much since then. Even though […]

Music While Studying: Helping or Harming?

October 21, 2019 12:28am | Helen Roche

So many students across the globe feel a need to listen to music to help with concentrating while studying, but is their choice in music making it more challenging to focus? If you are listening to rap, hip-hop, rock, or any lyrical music you are […]

Open Lunch is a Must

October 21, 2019 12:26am | Avery Pumley

School lunches, let’s talk about them. They are mushy, greasy, and brown. Nothing but chemicals mixed together to create some what of an edible food. Everyday students go through the day without having eaten because they would rather wait until dinner time because what other […]

Why Even Learn About Poetry?

October 21, 2019 12:22am | Bryant Newlon

Why is poetry even part of our curriculum? I have asked this question many times only to be told “We can’t forget the past” or “We all need to know how to write poetry”. Poetry was part of our history but with where we are […]

Opinion on Standardized Testing

October 21, 2019 12:00am | Cassidy Baldridge

It is that time of year when students are taking standardized tests again. All throughout high school we are told how important these tests are and how well we need to do to get into a good college. Students are taking the PSAT for the […]

Pros and Cons of Veganism

October 15, 2019 3:54pm | Sophia Masek

One of the most basic health trends of the 21st century (and one of the most difficult) is veganism. It’s very obvious there are clear benefits and disadvantages to being vegan, and if done wrong it can be very damaging to your health. However, if […]

Later Start Times

October 12, 2019 11:54pm | Ayden Wacker

Its Monday morning and you hear the dreadful sound of your alarm. The last thing you want to do is go work hard in school and give it you’re all. What makes that alarm so dreadful and the want to work so absent? Lack of […]

Samsung Phones vs iPhones

October 12, 2019 11:47pm | Emma Perry

iPhones are just a gimmick for Apple to gain money. Now, yes we have to pay for the iPhones and we expect the iPhones to work for more than a year. Apple purposely slows down the older versions of the iPhone so the consumers buy […]

Honoring Seniors on Their Last Home Game

October 12, 2019 11:33pm | Cassidy Baldridge

When you enter high school and you participate in a sport, you learn that at the end of each season there is a night where you celebrate the seniors. At the end of each season, the last home game is usually when this night is […]

A Freshman’s Take On Homecoming

October 8, 2019 2:49pm | Matthew Mannion

I know that a lot of people enjoy homecoming; however my experience wasn’t great. I understand the concept and why it is the way it is,  but I just personally do not like it. The amount of people there was a huge issue for me. […]

One Lakewood Place

October 4, 2019 2:45pm | Terence Checkett

After the long-standing debate over the future of Lakewood Hospital ended with the tearing down of a Lakewood landmark, a new discussion emerged: what to do with the new space. There were talks of a new, city-funded public recreation center as an alternative to the […]

We Miss You Burger King

September 27, 2019 4:37pm | Matthew Mannion

I personally love Starbucks. It is a nice place to go hang out and they make great drinks and food. However, I miss Burger King. I wish they would have just kept it. When Burger King officially shut down at the end of March, I […]

Sexism in the Dress Code

September 23, 2019 5:57pm | Avery Plumley

Almost every school across the nation has certain sets of rules for the students and staff that are designed to create a safe and inviting space. One of the most important rules to follow are the schools dress code. A long list of guidelines of […]

Is Homework A Necessity?

September 20, 2019 4:37pm | Ayden Wacker

Having time to keep up with what’s going on currently while remaining diligent can be hard for some people. According to U.S. News teachers on average assign 17.5 hours of homework per week.  This means that after a 6 hour school day students are spending […]

18 Years Since 9/11

September 20, 2019 3:48pm | Cassidy Baldridge

September 11, 2001 a tragedy struck across the United States.  Almost 3,000 people were killed from terrorist attacks. From the World trade Center to the Pentagon to a field in Pennsylvania planes struck all three. It has been 18 years and there are now upcoming […]

How to have a fulfilling stress free day.

September 13, 2019 3:51pm | Kyle Ciresi

No, I’m not writing this article to give you a spiel about doing what makes you happy, and it’s not some poser self-help crap. I wrote this article to share just one of the many ways I deal and cope with the existential dread of life. […]