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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 […]

Pick of the Litter

September 15, 2018 12:26am | Maddi Tobey

Southpark Mall in Strongsville, Ohio is home to the pet store, Pick of the Litter. This store is known by many for their treatment of the animals they sell. Many people have protested the conditions, but no action can be taken because in Ohio they […]

Dress code, How Fair is it?

September 15, 2018 12:06am | Maddy McFarlin

The dress code is something that will always be a problem. No one will ever be happy, but it will also never be fair to everyone. The dress code was recently just changed and it is very lenient now, but there are still some problems […]

Lakewood High School’s Tardy Punishment

September 14, 2018 11:26pm | Armani Adames

At Lakewood High School, you will receive a 40 minute detention if you’re late to school. “Late” means, even if you’re .2 seconds after the bell. It doesn’t matter if your car broke down, if you woke up late, or even if there was an […]

Lakewood High School new I.D punishment

September 11, 2018 4:51pm | Joseph Toole

A new school year has started for the students of Lakewood High School and new rules have been set in place. As most students know, it is against school policy to wear your hood up in the hallway, wear headphones in the hallway, and have […]

How the Community’s Attitude Affects its Athletes.

September 8, 2018 8:00pm | Maddy McFarlin

In Lakewood, we are not very used to winning a lot, which sometimes it is not a bad thing. You do not always have to win to have fun and have a great time with your team. You are on a team because you love […]

How music helps you focus.

September 8, 2018 7:56pm | Maddy McFarlin

Are you ever in class listening to music and you get yelled at for having headphones in. You say that the music helps you focus. The teacher always then responds with, “No it doesn’t, you just want to listen to music,” or “You just think […]

The Death Penalty

August 30, 2018 2:32pm | Kaitlyn Rosa

The death penalty is still legal in 31 out of our country’s 50 states. Ohio is a part of these 31 states. Since 1999, 56 people have been executed in the state of Ohio alone. A 2014 study done by Quinnipiac University showed that 43 […]

School Should Have A Rest Period

May 18, 2018 4:07pm | Jasmine Wilson

Staying up late, and waking up early for work or school has become the normal behavior of teenagers. This brings lots of stress and sleep deprivation to kids which can cause lots of dangerous effects on the kids. Scientific research has shown that students need […]

High School

May 18, 2018 12:30pm | Maddy McFarlin

High School, it is something else. Everyone says it is the best years of your life. Honestly it can really suck sometimes. On the other hand it can also be pretty great, that does not happen very often. I am only a sophomore but I […]

Animals are NOT objects

May 18, 2018 12:01pm | Miranda Larimer

Animals are used in zoos,  the circus and for people’s personal use. They are taken out of the wild and bread for profit. And even killed for trophies, but only part of them get kept, the rest are left behind. It a tragic that human […]


May 16, 2018 1:00am | Madyson Lewellyn

Activated charcoal was once considered the “universal anecdote” with a variety of proposed benefits ranging from lowering cholesterol to whitening teeth, and even curing hangovers. It’s black powder form is composed of bone char, coconut shells, peat, petroleum coke, coal, and olive pits. The charcoal […]

Yale Student’s Video of Being Interrogated By Police Goes Viral

May 11, 2018 1:29pm | Sam Stone

“I am not going to justify my experience here.” Lolade Siyonbola, 34 year-old Yale graduate student studying African studies was the subject to controversy. Siyonbola was studying in the student common room on Monday, when she decided in the late night to get some rest. […]

Predicting the NBA Finals

May 11, 2018 12:48pm | Jordan Miller

The stage is almost set with another year of basketball coming to an end. Only 4 teams remain, and these include the Cavs and Bucks, and the rockets and warriors. No one can say exactly what will happen for these series, but predictions can and […]

Dance- is it a Sport?

May 11, 2018 11:39am | Halina Dreger

The football player steps outside and onto the field, joining his team for pushups, crunches, laps and burpees. On the other side of town, a girl steps into a dance class, heading straight into a series of jumping jacks, sit ups, foot strengthening exercises and […]

Lakewood Marc’s

May 10, 2018 11:47am | Miranda Larimer

I applied for Lakewood Marc’s in November, 2017 and was later hired November 20th, 2017. It was my first job, so I didn’t know what to expect. I also didn’t have high exceptions , since I was just going to be just a cashier. Luckily […]

Why being anti EU is a positive thing for European countries

May 4, 2018 4:30pm | Nathan Cochran

The EU is has constantly been a menace to the greater good, headed by France and German, the European people are suffering. There are multiple problems that are stemming from constant rule from unelected officials in the European Union. In this article I will define […]

How music influences people.

May 4, 2018 4:10pm | Maddy McFarlin

Music is a part of a daily life for everyone. When you are in a store you hear music or when you want to hear something then silence you will put music on. Music is what expresses how you are feeling. You listen to music […]


May 4, 2018 2:08pm | Chloe Soneson

  Euthanasia is the painless killing of a patient with a incurable and/or painful disease.  It is a nurse-assisted suicide.  This is illegal in most countries, and most states in the United States. The advantage of euthanasia is that it is beneficial to the patient […]

Mom smokes crack with child in car

May 4, 2018 11:58am | Anas Haque

On Tuesday morning in Nashville Tennessee on May 1st a mother of one child parked in a McDonalds parking lot A Nashville mom has been charged with child endangerment after police say she was smoking crack in a car while her 6-year-old son was in […]

Domestic Violence

May 3, 2018 12:37pm | Jordan Brenot

In today’s society, some would say that domestic abuse or violence has become a norm. Also, it’s not just women who undergo this abuse. On average, more than 12 million men and women experience some form of abuse during the course of a year. We […]

Loss of Motivation

May 2, 2018 12:37pm | Olivia Nagy

Senior year is filled with exciting events: the last time in the student section at sporting events, the last homecoming, prom, senior skip day, physics day at Cedar Point, and what it all leads up to: graduation. But, with all of these fun events comes […]

Why is Prom Such a big deal?

April 26, 2018 6:16pm | Maddy McFarlin

Why is Prom such a big deal? Well it is a fun time but it is also very stressful. All the girls get all dressed up and the boys clean themselves up for one big night. It takes so much time to get ready for […]

The Period Stigma, and Why it Needs to Go

April 26, 2018 1:01pm | Halina Dreger

Girls are taught from their younger years that their bodies are- to some extent- disgusting. At a certain age, at least most females will start their menstrual cycle and get their periods once every month, bringing plenty of pads and tampons into their possession if […]

The Helpful Side To Technology

April 25, 2018 2:07pm | Kaitlyn Rosa

Technology is a very controversial thing when it comes to kids. Some parents try to keep their kids away from it, others do not see a problem with it. Truth is, it is not all that bad. I mean yeah, kids tend to depend on […]

Animal Abuse

April 24, 2018 1:59pm | Miranda Larimer

Animals are bought to be part of the family, to be loved forever and always. They only want to love and be loved, they don’t mean to make a mess or pee everywhere. The one thing not to do is hurt them, just because they […]

Plane Safety Concerns

April 20, 2018 1:03pm | Jordan Brenot

On Tuesday April 17th, tragedy struck flight number 1380 at about 32,500 feet. The flight departed from New York City and was set to land in Dallas, Texas. Within twenty short minutes alarms suddenly went off and oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling. Passengers reported […]

What Makes A Cult?

April 19, 2018 5:03pm | Sam Stone

I have what I like to call a healthy obsession over cults. Led to podcasts and case studies, books, webpages. Manson is a safe bet, similar Jones or Heaven’s Gate.   Those talking about cults talk a lot of the acts they performed and the […]

Standardized Testing

April 19, 2018 4:43pm | Lalia Williams

Starting this week and continuing all the way through next week, our school schedule is interrupted by standardized testing. As of right now, we take what is called AIR tests, but most people who are in high school at this point probably remember having to […]

Is Assad the best option for a post war Syria?

April 16, 2018 4:27pm | Nathan Cochran

After an allied strike on Syria, Assad’s war machine shows no sign of stopping. But is that necessarily the worst thing that could happen in the Middle East; As we’ve seen with other places in the Middle East, things get really messed up when people […]

When Should the School Year Really End?

April 16, 2018 4:26pm | Kaitlyn Rosa

Some people believe that the school year should end before Memorial Day, others say it should end after, and some say it just should not end at all. The truth is, it should be ending the week before Memorial Day. Memorial Day, to most, marks […]

Opinion – Students feel pressured to go to college

April 15, 2018 8:12pm | Emily Ruebsteck

With the school year quickly coming to an end, it’s time to start deciding what our futures are going to somewhat look like after high school. As students, we have always been told that after high school, the next step is college. But the reality is […]

Construction started on wall in New Mexico

April 11, 2018 4:34pm | Nathan Cochran

Much like most Americans, when I heard that the wall was starting to be built-in New Mexico I was excited. The nation’s security will  be increased, and the people actually deserving of entering this country will be permitted. The border that was serving for New […]

Gun Violence

March 29, 2018 4:25pm | Tianna Hernandez

After the terrible school shooting in Florida there has been a lot of talk about changing the gun policy. The shooting caused a lot of pain to the families involved. Those families do not want others to go through that heart-break and pain. Proposals to […]

Gun Control Rallies

March 29, 2018 4:24pm | Maddy McFarlin

On Saturday, March 24, 2018, there were rallies all over the country about the gun ban. The biggest one was in Washington D.C. It was a nice peaceful march and rally, there were no big problems. Some kids from our school raised money and went […]