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Should we start using electric cars?

May 30, 2019 11:41am | Aidan Sterling

Global warming endangers our health, jeopardizes our national security, and threatens other basic human needs. Some impacts such as record high temperatures, rising seas, and severe flooding and droughts are already increasingly common. Using electric cars or more fuel-efficient cars to stop putting so many […]

What Summer Is Like In Lakewood

May 30, 2019 11:39am | Maddy McFarlin

When summer comes to Lakewood, it is always the same old thing.  You go to Malley’s, get ice cream or you go out to eat maybe to Cozumel or Barrio. If we are being honest there is not much to do in Lakewood, especially in […]

Students Should be Able to Order Outside Food

May 30, 2019 11:37am | Aiden Kelley

It’s not rare to hear of students complaining about how bad the school lunches are. They’re normally drenched in mystery liquid and crunchy in places they shouldn’t be. If we aren’t allowed to go out for an open lunch, then why aren’t we allowed to […]

Football is Boring to Watch, at Any Level

May 30, 2019 11:36am | Shaun Gregg

Not once in my life have I wanted to watch, or flip channels to the current football game(s) that are on. There is nothing fun about it to me, all I see are people running around a field or running into each other. Think about […]

Browns to the playoffs

May 28, 2019 1:01pm | Will Hyatt

The 2019-20 season will be the one where the Browns will finally make it to the playoffs.  They have acquired a couple of new superstars to help them make it as well as being in a weakening league.  A couple of those players include WR […]


May 23, 2019 4:33pm | Maddy McFarlin

It is getting to the point in the year where everyone is just ready for summer. People are making their plans for the hopefully long but typically short 3 months. Kids cannot wait to finally be free from school, so they can sleep in until […]

We Stand Up For What is Right

May 22, 2019 6:53pm | Maddy McFarlin

On Tuesday, May 21st, 2019, there was a Stop Abortion Bans Day of Action gathering at Downtown Cleveland in Public Square. This was going on all over the country not only in Cleveland. I had the chance to go to this gathering and it was […]

Why Walkouts Don’t Work

May 22, 2019 6:41pm | Aiden Kelley

In my three years that I’ve been at this school, I’ve witnessed only one walkout actually happen. While I really like that teens are speaking out about what they believe in, I can’t help but see that in the end, it becomes pretty pointless. Try […]

Should We Keep Daylight Saving Time?

May 19, 2019 8:00pm | Young Shell

Since World War II, the United States and Europe have been using daylight saving time to save energy. Back when we used coal and oil to heat our homes, we felt it a necessity to save any amount of vital resources to power the expensive […]

We No Longer Have Rights To Our Bodies

May 19, 2019 7:57pm | Maddy McFarlin

In Ohio and Alabama they have now banned abortion. Anyone that has an abortion will get charged for “manslaughter” they will end up getting convicted for longer than a rapist would. When most of the people who want an abortion want it because they were […]

What is the Best Season?

May 19, 2019 7:18pm | Lauren Jones

Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter: The 4 seasons we experience in 1 year. We all have our thoughts on why we think a single season is the best. People like Spring for the warm weather, gardening, playing outside, and etc. People like Summer for vacation […]

American Prison Reform

May 19, 2019 7:17pm | Evelyn Jenkins

The United States prison system is incredibly flawed. According to the ACLU, The United States has 25% of the world’s prison population, yet it only makes up 5% of the global population. Also, since 1970, our prison population has increased by 700%. With 2.3 million […]

Global Warming: Food, Nature, and Energy

May 19, 2019 6:41pm | Molly Roche

There are a multitude of things that contribute to global warming and climate change. While some aspects of it are more naturally occurring, it is clear that human activity is having the greatest impact on global warming. The things we do here on earth have […]

Social Media Influencers

May 19, 2019 6:30pm | Maddy McFarlin

Nowadays there are social media influencers everywhere for things that truly do not need to have influencers. Kids just follow in the influencers footsteps. They think that they have to be exactly like the influencers to have a happy life. They love to copy their […]

National Geographic New Series the Hot Zone

May 16, 2019 4:34pm | Samuel Stone

February 10th of this year, National Geographic premiered a trailer for their newest show, The Hot Zone. The series depicts the series of events that occurred in the 1980s when Ebola touched down on American soil for the first time. It is based on Richard […]

Why the warriors will win the NBA finals

May 13, 2019 4:12pm | Ahmad Nijem

The defending NBA champs, The Golden State Warriors have been on an extraordinary run. They are the number on the offensive team and defensive team in the NBA. They reached the Western Finals this past Friday beating the Rockets in just six games. Although Kevin […]

This is why you should study abroad

May 13, 2019 4:06pm | Blanca Montes

Studying abroad is something you should consider doing at some point in your life. Being an exchange student is like starting a new life, everything is new and you decide how to make it work. You experience a lot of different feelings, it can be […]

Winter Depression- Is it Real?

May 9, 2019 5:02pm | Kaitlyn Rosa

Who doesn’t love summer? The hot sun beating down your neck, the sweat dripping down your back, and the beautiful temperatures. People are so active in the summer. They are happy and relaxed. What happens when it is over? The warm sun turns into dangerous […]

Coming to an End…

May 9, 2019 4:58pm | Jillian Moorman

It has been twelve years in school and for the Class of 2019, it is about to come to an end. Yes, it is all coming to a close. The seniors are in their final two weeks of school; the countdown has begun. Within the […]

It Is Just A Step Along Your Journey

May 9, 2019 4:57pm | Maddy McFarlin

Everyone always thinks when they are in high school that high school is the most important and highlighted time of their life. Little do they know it is only 4 short years of their hopefully long life. They all want to care about popularity and […]

Lakewood Should Allow Non-School Sports as a Gym Credit

May 9, 2019 4:57pm | Aiden Kelley

As we all know, Lakewood offers of all kinds of sports, from cross country in the fall, to swimming in the winter, to track and field in the fall. In total, there are only sixteen different sports to choose from. It’s also common knowledge that […]

Is It Good to Be A Vegetarian?

May 9, 2019 1:54pm | Jacob Goings

Lots of people are vegetarian, but most people are not. 3.2 percent of the world’s population is vegetarian. That is about 246.4 million people out of 7.7 billion. Is it good to become vegetarian? On What to Know About The Vegetarian Diet by Christian Nordqvist, he […]

Honor Your Knowledge

May 9, 2019 1:06pm | Maddy McFarlin

Nowadays kids are scared to show off their knowledge. They feel as if they are going to get judged or be called names for being smart. Athletes constantly get praised for doing one thing that half the time is not even that amazing. When they […]

Why Fire Trucks Are Cool

May 9, 2019 1:04pm | Shaun Gregg

Okay dude, so think about this, why aren’t firetrucks cool? They got a big Diesel engine pushing that hot 550 horsepower to push that 19-30 tonnes. Do you even know why they’re red? Of course not you idiot. Let me give you a little rundown […]

James Harden

May 8, 2019 5:53pm | Sean Teets

James Harden. There is no real way to describe the way this man plays basketball. James Harden is THE shooting guard on the Houston Rockets, and he plays in the NBA. He has been in the top 3 running for MVP (Most Valuable Player) for […]

Does Class Rank Matter?

May 8, 2019 5:51pm | Nina Zanghi

In recent years, high schools across the country have been getting rid of the age-old tradition of class ranks. One of the main goals of getting rid of class ranks is to stop the intense rivalry and competition between students. Another goal is to help […]

Tobey Maguire vs. Andrew Garfield vs. Tom Holland: Who is the Best Spider-Man?

May 8, 2019 5:47pm | Lauren Jones

Spider-Man, one of the most well-known Marvel characters ever created. In the time that the character has been portrayed in film, 3 actors have played the famous web-slinger: Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland who is the current actor playing Spider-Man. Maguire played the […]

Our Oceans Are Dirty, and Nobody Gives A Sh!%

May 7, 2019 4:32pm | Madeline Zingale

Some days when I’m scrolling through Twitter, and I see pictures of our dirty oceans that are supposed to be beautiful, and polar bears with no fur on dry land with no snow. I think to myself, how did this happen? On Earth Day, I […]

Year-Round Schooling

May 7, 2019 4:28pm | Kaitlyn Rosa

There are many places all around the world that believe in year-round schooling. I guess it works for them, too. They get up, go to school, go home, and get ready for the next day. They do not know what it is like to be […]

Plastic Epidemic

May 7, 2019 4:15pm | Semra Dervisevic

Plastic is everywhere in our society. We drink out of it; we play with toys that are made out of it; we carry groceries with bags made out of it. We depend on plastic. But, now we are drowning in it. Plastic bags we use […]

Why Summer is the Best Season

May 7, 2019 4:12pm | Angie Amato

The warm calm season of summer is just around the corner, and I couldn’t be more excited. Summer, in my opinion, is the best season compared to Fall, Winter, and Spring. I love summer because of its 3 months of freedom. I enjoy not having […]

Teachers Carrying Guns

May 2, 2019 5:57pm | Evelyn Jenkins

After the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting on February 14th, 2018 many state legislators proposed different ideas on how to combat the issue of school shootings. One idea was that teachers with a concealed carry would be allowed to carry guns in their classrooms. On Wednesday […]

Legalization of Marijuana

May 2, 2019 5:27pm | Maddy McFarlin

Everyone wants to talk about how bad Marijuana is for everyone and how it will kill you…it really won’t. In Ohio there has been a debate on if Marijuana should be legalized or not. There are many that say it should but there are still […]

Future of Criminal Identification: Retinal Scans

May 2, 2019 4:34pm | Samuel Stone

In the past decades, various forms of identifiers and technology have made convicting criminals easier. DNA samples, fingerprinting, age progressive technology, and retinal scans. “Retinal scans?” You ask. “What does that mean?” It sounds like something out of an early 2000’s spy movie, the idea […]

How the Military Affects People

May 2, 2019 3:54pm | Maddy McFarlin

Everyone always hears the stories from either our history teachers or just people talking about all of the things that happen in and out of the military. There are so many people who come out of the service with many mental and physical problems. You […]

Why The California Exhaust Law Is Unreasonable

May 2, 2019 3:50pm | Shaun Gregg

Just because your car’s exhaust is louder than so many decibels, does not mean that you should be able to be ticket someone. The California Assembly Bill (A.B.) 1824, which was signed into law by then-Governor Jerry Brown in June of 2018 went into effect […]

Glimpsing a world beyond human extinction

May 1, 2019 1:55pm | Jonah Spachtholz

This article should be an eye opener. The world is dying and we’re the big cause of it. In the article it shows an “avalanche of vehicles,” which is kind of scary because we’ve been dumping cars in this location for 40 years. The world […]

Why I Don’t Care About Avengers Endgame

May 1, 2019 1:41pm | Madeline Zingale

I’ve never watched an Avengers movie, and I’m not going to start now. I’ve never really shown an interest in those movies, but most of my friends love those movies and went to see Endgame night before it came out. I also have other friends […]

Notre-Dame’s donation causes controversy

May 1, 2019 1:23pm | Blanca Montes

On April 15th a fire began burning down the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, an important and historical monument in the world. What happened concerned people all around the world, raising up to 2 billion dollars just within two days to help pay rebuilding the cathedral. […]

Panama City Beach

May 1, 2019 1:22pm | Blanca Montes

Panama City in Florida is the perfect place to go on a vacation if you are looking for beautiful beaches, fun activities and a lot of sun. It is a family-friendly place where all people of different ages can have an amazing time. You can […]

Fanny Pack Sandals

May 1, 2019 1:21pm | Mackenzie Merriner

Have you ever heard of the new invention The Fanny Pack Sandals? This was new to me too, I have never heard of this invention but it seems pretty practical. This fanny pack sandal invention is being sold at Finish Line. When you look up […]

Vaccinate Your Kids

April 30, 2019 4:55pm | Evelyn Jenkins

Recently in the United States, there has been an outbreak of measles. Over 700 cases of measles have been diagnosed, and this has been considered the worst outbreak in decades. States like New York and California have been rushing to order parents to vaccinate their […]

A.I.R Tests

April 29, 2019 1:06pm | Maddy McFarlin

Every year towards the end of the year we know that the standardized tests are coming up. You already know how thrilled we are about that. We actually dread this time as students because taking a test for three hours straight is just hell.  The only […]

Why the Celtics will win the NBA finals.

April 26, 2019 1:40pm | Ahmad Nijem

The Boston Celtics have been on fire lately. They have caught fire at only the first round. They swept the Indiana Pacers in just 4 games. The big reason for this is Kyrie Irving. He is an amazing leader and a great player. Kyrie has […]

College is Too Expensive

April 26, 2019 1:16pm | Lalia Riseng

As a senior who is planning to go to college in the fall, this year has been more than a bit stressful. It has been full of looming deadlines, sensory overload, and countless emails from colleges with panic-inducing subject lines. But perhaps the biggest stressor […]

Why Lakewood Highschool Should Have Open Lunch

April 26, 2019 12:57pm | Shaun Gregg

For a few years now, Lakewood Highschool has had a closed lunch, meaning that students are required to stay in the cafeteria or school building for their lunch period. While I get this is a good way to keep track of people, I would also […]

Why Russell Westbrook is Overrated

April 25, 2019 1:33pm | Tommy Sala

Russell Westbrook is an all-star caliber player year in and year out. Although, this does not take away from the fact that he is an overrated, stat chasing point guard. Here are some of his stats. During the regular season, Russell Westbrook averaged a triple […]

The Legal Voting Age Should be Lowered to 16 and Heres Why.

April 25, 2019 1:16pm | Angie Amato

We live in a society where teenagers are belittled every day. Where kids at the age of 16 and 17, have little to no power in a world dominated by adults. They have been pushed aside constantly, and get silenced whenever they try to speak […]


April 18, 2019 12:26pm | Sean Teets

On May 28th, 2016, Cincinnati Zoo in Ohio made a detrimental mistake. A three-year-old had fallen into the Gorilla exhibit. In fear of the child’s life, the workers at the Cincinnati zoo took the most intense precaution, killing the Gorilla. This was taken too far […]

No Phones in School

April 18, 2019 12:17pm | Rawad Khawam

Schools and colleges everywhere should start having policies on no phones during the class or lectures. Students learn nothing by having their phones out and about. Teachers and Professors also get annoyed by this action. By students having their phones on the table their productivity […]