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Class of 2017 is Coming to an End

May 12, 2017 4:38pm | Connor York

With less than 9 school days left for the Class of 2017, many Seniors at LHS are either doing one of three things. Celebrating, over thinking, or praying. Many of us are really happy and proud to be moving on with the next stage in […]

Would Getting Out of School Earlier Be Better?

May 12, 2017 4:36pm | Sara Crawford

As the end of the school year quickly approaches, there is a mixed feeling of getting out of school earlier or perhaps later, than everyone else. Looking back to last school year, we got out of school before Memorial Day and just had to come […]

Celtics or Wizards?

May 12, 2017 12:39pm | David Facaros

In these playoffs the Cleveland Cavaliers have done a lot of sitting because they swept the first two rounds. They beat the Pacers and Raptors. Now Lebron and his crew are sitting for a week waiting around for their next opponent. They will play the winner […]

Littering Affects Animals

May 12, 2017 12:35pm | Kelsey Shea

Of course everyone has littered once in their life, from throwing trash on the ground or even just spitting your gum out on the ground when it’s lost its flavor. Even if it’s the tiniest piece of trash it could still cause a problem in […]

School Start Time

May 12, 2017 12:35pm | 'Emma Ribar'

School starts way too early. I am not only saying this because I am a student. Having kids come in at eight doesn’t mean they wake up at 8. Kids have to wake up earlier to get ready and to make sure they are on […]

OU Oh Yeah? Party School or Not?

May 12, 2017 12:25pm | Emma Bressler

When you think of Ohio University, what do you think of? Most of you will think of partying. Ohio University is known to be a huge party school. But is it Really? Ohio University as a school is not a party school, campus police and […]

It’s May!

May 11, 2017 1:53pm | Dinar Naserallah

May is one of the best months of school, as it is the last full month of school. It is the time for teachers to wrap up their plans and help us gear up for our finals. It is also the time for students to […]

Driving age

May 5, 2017 6:10pm | Luke Healy

The Drivers License, something that all teens look forward to. the national average age is 16. A 16th birthday is a big step for teens they get a sense of freedom and granted the ability to get their license. A lot of 16 year olds […]

What Age Should Kids Be Allowed to Drop Out of School?

May 5, 2017 12:01pm | Christina Kamkutis

Every year in the United States an estimated 1.2 million high school students drop out, and 23,000 in Ohio alone. And surprisingly, one must meet only three requirements to do so: (1) you must have your parents’ permission, (2) you must have the district’s permission, and […]

Entertainment

May 4, 2017 3:49pm | Trinity Nall

Entertainment comes in many forms, social media being one. Social media plays a huge role in the lives of many today. It mainly plays a role in the lives of the younger age groups from about 12-25. Although some good things come from social media such as […]

Fad Diets

May 3, 2017 4:57pm | Hailley Ohmer

Weight loss requires a long-term commitment, yet even the dieters are tempted by the quick weight loss that fad diets promise. As new weight lose gimmicks come along, people forget about the negatives associated with most fad diets. for example, lack of nutrition. “It seems […]

Graduation

May 3, 2017 4:56pm | Joseph Lemmeier

Graduation, after walking across that stage, brings a new life. It could be the happiest moment of one’s life or the saddest. People always say they want school to end because it’s too much. But really, it’s hard to let it go. Dreaming of this […]

Should (non)finals be optional?

May 2, 2017 10:41pm | Elizabeth Scott

Why do we have to show up to a final when we have already taken the test or presented our project during the school day? What’s the point of showing up if we completed everything? The Senior’s last day of school is a few days before […]

Upgrade Your Bedroom… Yourself!

May 1, 2017 12:10pm | Halina Dreger

We all wish that we could have bedrooms like the ones on House Hunters or Pinterest, but our budget forces us to settle for the same mundane room we’ve had since we were young… Or does it? Although it’s impossible to completely revamp a room on a […]

Should Teachers be Obligated to Update Progress Book?

April 29, 2017 1:25am | Emma Bressler

The end of the school year is fast approaching. This means the double F rule is in full effect. This rule states that if you fail the fourth quarter, and you fail the final, you fail that class for the entire year. But in a […]

Should Teachers Have Stricter Due Dates for Grades?

April 27, 2017 1:22pm | Christina Kamkutis

We have all been there: stuck in the middle of the quarter staring at a grade that understandably brings us worry and stress. And the worst part of the whole ordeal is that you know that is not even your real grade. Whether it be a […]

Trump and His Continuous Executive Orders

April 27, 2017 1:21pm | Anna Kotansky

As President Donald Trump approaches the end of his first 100 days in office, and most Americans are wondering “Did Donald Trump do what he said he would during these 100 days?” The answer is no… however some beg to differ. If Donald Trump has […]

Are We Going to War?

April 27, 2017 1:14pm | Joe Burtzlaff

Since Donald Trump became President, tensions between the U.S. and North Korea have escalated to a new high. North Korea is threatening war, the U.S. says it will act alone, and China’s policy on North Korea may be shifting, all of this occurring while the […]

Gardening

April 27, 2017 1:13pm | Dinar Naserallah

Ever thought about spicing up your garden? Gardening may just be the thing to ease your nerves and make your yard look beautiful at the same time. If you are one who has free time to spare, and needs something to do, why not garden? […]

3 Vitamins You Can Take on a Daily Basis

April 13, 2017 5:53pm | Christina Kamkutis

Many of us wonder if we are getting all of the essential vitamins and minerals that our bodies need to function healthily on a day-to-day basis. The Answer?–not even close. But if you are worried that you are going to have to go out to […]

Kendall Controversy

April 13, 2017 5:12pm | Hailley Ohmer

Remember that Kendall Jenner Pepsi ad? The soda brand has run into controversy with its recent two-and-a-half-minute ad. In the ad model Kendall Jenner reduces tension with police officers by handing one of them a can of soda. Jenner is in the middle of a photo shoot when […]

Gun Control, Good or Bad?

April 13, 2017 12:40pm | James Christie

In the U.S. constitution the second amendment states every citizens right to bear arms. In the state of Ohio you do not need any type of license to buy a firearm. However, you would if you wish to conceal a handgun, this license is called […]

Spring Break: Should Teachers Assign Homework?

April 10, 2017 12:30pm | Elizabeth Scott

This is the final week until Spring Break, after all the AIR Tests and SAT testing the student body finally gets a break. Some people have big plans during Spring Break, some people will just hangout with friends and some are just going to enjoy […]

Donald Trump Strikes

April 7, 2017 5:34pm | Jon Patrick

On the date April 6, 2017 the United States launched a missile strike on the Syrian government air base.  This missile attack was a response to the chemical weapon attack that killed dozens of citizens by the Syrians earlier in the week. This attack on […]

Drugs Can Kill

April 7, 2017 4:35pm | Hailley Ohmer

Drug Abuse is a topic most people avoid. Unfortunately, many  people often mistake the signs of drug abuse as normal behavior. They do not realize that their loved one is into drugs until it is too late. It is important that you realize anyone is in danger of falling […]

Trump Passes First Major Foreign Policy Test

April 7, 2017 3:59pm | Joe Burtzlaff

In what was his first major foreign policy test since taking office, President Donald Trump passes with flying colors. In response to the most recent chemical attack ordered by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Trump ordered a strike on Al Shayrat Airfield, where the latest attack was […]

War Is Not Going to End the Syria Crisis

April 7, 2017 3:49pm | Abbey Stone

Yesterday, after releasing a statement on the recent chemical attacks that the Assad regime   made on the Syrian public earlier this week, President Trump made the rather hurried decision to execute a military attack on the Syrian government. These airstrikes, comprised of 59 Tomahawk […]

The Zodiac Killer, Who Was He?

April 7, 2017 12:41pm | Jordan Brenot

As one of the most notorious unknown killers of the 20th century, The Zodiac Killer is confirmed to have killed five people, injured two, and claims to have killed 37. The Victims (COnfirmed): On the night of December 20, 1968, David Arthur Faraday, age 17, […]

Is the World too PC?

April 7, 2017 12:39pm | James Christie

A lot of people believe the world has become too politically correct. Others claim that language is constantly changing, and as some words or phrases become outdated. Political correctness is when a person avoids using words, phrases, or any type of speech that marginalize, or […]

The Meaning Of Life.

April 7, 2017 12:38pm | Chris Golden

What really is the meaning of life? What and why are you here on earth, what are you here to do? Many people thin they have this figured out but are nowhere near figuring it out. People think the meaning of life is to make […]

No Respect for Sharks

April 7, 2017 12:01pm | Kelsey Shea

Since 1975 sharks have had a bad reputation because of the popular movie Jaws. Sharks have been looked at as killer beasts who live in the deep sea that hunt on humans. In reality sharks don’t show any type of interest in humans because humans […]

Keeping Yourself Happy and Healthy

April 6, 2017 6:17pm | Christina Kamkutis

Especially during the winter time and even into the beginning of spring, bad moods and gloominess can take over very easily. Gross weather, mud and rain, and intermediate sunshine that leads to false hopes of high temperatures. It can be very difficult to avoid being […]

A.I.R. Testing

April 4, 2017 4:16pm | Dinar Naserallah

Do A.I.R. Tests really matter? Do they even have any importance on whether a student’s intellectual level is appropriate? The A.I.R. Tests stand for American Institutes for Research. They are the state tests students take in the state of Ohio, and they are mandatory. Previously, […]

Right of the States to Defund Planned Parenthood is Closer Than Ever

March 31, 2017 6:08pm | Christina Kamkutis

On Thursday, March 30th, 2017, Vice President Mike Pence was called to the senate chambers to break a tie on the advancement of a bill that would give the right to defund Planned Parenthood back to the states. This vote was heavily criticized as Vice […]

Why the Indians can Win it all

March 31, 2017 1:01pm | David Facaros

Last year the Indians lost in the World Series 4 games to 3 against the Chicago Cubs. Usually these two teams wouldn’t be in the World Series again next year but I feel like the Indians have a great shot to get back and win […]

Is Standardized Testing a Fair Evaluation of College Acceptance?

March 31, 2017 12:59pm | James Christie

The ACT and SAT are both standardized test that determine your “college readiness.” If you are a junior or senior you are probably already familiar with these. The ACT is three to four sections, reading, science, math, and an optional writing section. Each section has […]

Animal Cruelty

March 30, 2017 4:50pm | Hailley Ohmer

Animal Cruelty today is all too real. Animal neglect is the failure to provide basic care required for an animal to thrive. Severe neglect can lead to permanent injury or death. The Animal Legal Defense Fund maintains a database of criminal animal cruelty cases. In the […]

Abortion: The Good & The Bad

March 26, 2017 3:30pm | Jaclyn Burdette

What would you do if you were a single mother and didn’t have a very high income? What if you were young and scared you would have to grow up too fast? This is what woman have to keep in mind when considering giving birth to […]

Mother Told to Breastfeed in Private

March 26, 2017 3:24pm | Tru Smith

A mother, Lauren Chambers, with her young Daughter, Aydriana, and her husband, Dameyan Chambers were in the Lakewood Men’s Cut’s on Detroit ave. on a Tuesday afternoon. “I was asked by the owner to go into the restroom and feed Aydriana if a man walked […]

Relationships

March 26, 2017 3:22pm | Emma Ribar

One of my favorite teachers warned me it wouldn’t last. Dating a college student while still in high school just doesn’t work out. The two in the relationship are just at different points in their lives. One is starting their life in the big world and going […]

Sports coming to an end

March 26, 2017 3:18pm | Trinity Nall

When you’re playing your favorite sport, you never really think about it coming to an end. You usually start these sports off typically when you’re younger. Most leagues are through the YMCA or Rec depending on your neighborhood. These are the days you’ll always remember, […]

Countdown

March 26, 2017 3:15pm | Chris Golden

The countdown has begun. Senior year is almost over with and seniors all over the country are beyond excited! The next chapter of all their lives are almost here and ready to begin, people are going to off into the work field, or the navy […]

The Piano

March 10, 2017 2:27pm | Dinar Naserallah

Ever thought of playing the piano? Thinking it’s too complicated? Well, of course it is, but that doesn’t mean it is not worth a try. People should really take time to think about listening to piano music. It may not have words, or give off […]

Spring is in the air!

March 3, 2017 3:06pm | Chris Golden

The weather is outside has been very nice recently, and means spring is approaching and spring is in the air! The weather in Ohio is honestly a crazy roller coaster, one day it will be 68 and sunny. The next day could be 30 and […]

Queen Elizabeth And Her Sword

February 5, 2017 7:35pm | Christina Kamkutis

Due to his high unpopularity, many people across the country have been discussing the possibility of our 45th President, Donald J. Trump being assassinated before the end of his presidency. Among the discussers is Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom. According to the DailyMash.com, the […]

Valentine’s Day is Approaching Soon

February 5, 2017 7:17pm | Sara Crawford

As February begins, couples all around begin to think about the most pressured holiday of them all — Valentine’s Day. Christmas is full of stress with getting all your loved ones a gift that they will enjoy. Thanksgiving is stuffed with pressure to successfully put on […]

Obama Will Leave U.S. Presidency with Offers to Become President (of Spotify Playlists)

February 1, 2017 6:35pm | Christina Kamkutis

Only a few days remain before the Obama family will move out of the White House. And after a strong eight year presidency, a big question hovers over the head of soon to be former U.S. President Barack Obama: What will he do now? Once […]

Why the Falcons are Winning the Superbowl

February 1, 2017 5:57pm | David Facaros

On February 5th the Atlanta Falcons will square off against the New England Patriots in the Superbowl. On the Falcons road to the Superbowl they beat the Seattle Seahawks (36-20) and beat the Green Bay Packers (44-21). Matt Ryan’s offense is red-hot right now and […]

The New Building

January 26, 2017 12:56pm | Elizabeth Scott

  It’s finally here! Our newest addition to Lakewood High School, The C Building. Everyone has a different opinion on the C building and not all of them are positive. To me not all of the C building is amazing but a lot of it […]

Is the Electoral College Effective? Clinton Supporters Granted Recount

December 5, 2016 1:47pm | Christina Kamkutis

We are now three weeks past the notorious results of the 2016 Presidential election. With just over half of Americans left feeling scared, hated, shamed, doomed. And with good reason. For the past eight years we have been lucky enough to live under a president who […]