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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. […]

Elite in America

September 9, 2019 11:41pm | Adam Schraibman

In America money and power rule over everything. The top .1% live in isolation from the rest of the world yet are able to change anything they want with it. This has split many American families whether it be through high prices of medicine or […]

Balancing Work and School

September 5, 2019 2:44pm | Caden Stanuch

In a world where everything is getting more expensive, it is no surprise that people are entering the workforce at a younger and younger age. According to oklahoman.com, about one in four high school students are employed. That is about three million extra people in […]

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 […]