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The Future is Female?

September 15, 2017 2:32pm | Sasha Seckers

What happened to equality? When phrases such as ‘the future is female’ are sent out into the mainstream media and accepted as normal, we are essentially cutting out everyone else. No longer young boys get to hear things about how they are going to go […]

DACA ruining the life of dreamers?

September 14, 2017 1:18pm | Albert Wilhelmy

Whether you are pro-life, or pro-choice, you will most likely still agree that once a human has been born, that human should have a life of dignity and an opportunity for success. The President of the United States portrays himself as one who is pro-life. […]

Tyranny, Like Hell, is Not Easily Conquered

September 7, 2017 1:18pm | Sam Stone

The battle between North Korea and other countries has been an uphill battle for over a hundred years. Before it was about keeping patriotism alive and acknowledging human right violations committed by the country. Now it’s the fear of the destruction of the world through […]

Trump Is Wrong To Pardon Arpaio

August 30, 2017 1:13pm | Joe Burtzlaff

On Friday August 25, Donald Trump pardoned former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The pardon comes as Arpaio was recently convicted of criminal contempt for disregarding a court order in a racial-profiling case. While the president has full authority to pardon anyone he chooses, he should […]

The Finals are Here

June 1, 2017 12:42pm | David Facaros

On Thursday at 9 pm the 2017 NBA finals kicks off between the Cavs and Warriors. Both teams throughout the post season dominated everyone in their path combining for a combining record of 24-1. Most of these games for both the Cavs and Warriors were blowouts […]

Why Dance is Important to Me

June 1, 2017 12:20pm | Halina Dreger

It was mid afternoon on an early September day in 2015, and I was in the Fairview Hospital Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Ward. I sat in my temporary bed in my temporary room, where everything was white. No matter where I turned, I was met […]

Opinion- Food in Class

May 31, 2017 6:19pm | Collin McDermott

My opinion on having food in class in that it should be allowed. I think having food in class in beneficial for a lot of reasons. One reason that I believe having food in class is beneficial is because some people do not have a […]

Is it Time for Tiger Woods to Step away

May 31, 2017 6:16pm | Garlock, Dakotah

Tuesday May 30,—— Tiger Woods had yet another setback it what was once a stellar career. He was arrested on Monday on charge of being under the influence of alcohol. Police spotted him weaving erratically on the road. The police had smelled alcohol and immediately  was […]


May 31, 2017 11:56am | Razan Almutairi

Spring, one of my favorite season other than summer. It’s the second season of the year, consisting of the months March, April, and May. I like the weather because it is not too hot or cold. I like the cool 60-70 degree weather. Some days […]

Fasting During Ramadan

May 31, 2017 11:45am | Dinar Naserallah

If you have a  Muslim friend, there probably is a point in time where they mention something about fasting for Ramadan. In the religion of Islam, we fast in order to have empathy for the ones who are unfortunate and who cannot eat. We come […]

LHS and the Times: After the Seniors

May 26, 2017 4:10pm | Mo Suleiman

Now that the class of 2017 is gone, what is next? Many of us underclassmen remain in classes that are nearly empty, with only mundane tasks left to accomplish. For others, life at Lakewood High continues as it always has, with finals to study for […]

Palm Oil Problems

May 26, 2017 2:35pm | Halina Dreger

If you take a look at the ingredient lists of items such as Cheez-its, frozen pizzas, Little Debbie products, and even certain lipsticks, you are likely to find one similar substance listed: palm oil. Sometimes listed as vegetable oil, palmitate, sodium kernelate, and more, it […]


May 24, 2017 12:07pm | Dinar Naserallah

Often times people argue about whether or not breakfast is an essential part of a person’s day. While some say that it is not vital to eat before school, I would have to disagree; breakfast can sometimes be a wake-up-call. Waking up in the morning […]

Opinion: Should seniors get out early

May 23, 2017 2:00pm | Elan Dimacchia

Nearing the end of the school year (for seniors at least) the question “Should seniors get out early?” rises.  At Lakewood High School, the seniors get out 2 weeks earlier than the rest of the students. The seniors take their final exams during the regular […]

The end of a journey

May 23, 2017 1:55pm | Trinity Nall

It’s a bittersweet moment, that comes sooner than you think. Many people tell you don’t take high school for granted, that it goes by quicker than you think. This is a statement that is very underrated. When my siblings use to tell me high school would go by […]


May 19, 2017 6:11pm | Razan Almutairi

Summer, it’s a six letter word that comes around every year. A season that lasts three months; June, July, and August. It is the time where everyone wears shorts, tank tops, sandals, goes to the beach. In my opinion, I love the summer. Even though […]

Opinion- Food In Class

May 19, 2017 6:08pm | Gabrielle Murray

A huge controversy that I don’t agree with is not being allowed to have any food or beverages in class.  I strongly disagree with this because several people I know do not even have open lunch periods or even just regular free periods, such as study […]

Dear Juniors,

May 19, 2017 12:38pm | James Christie

About time, yes high school is “the greatest time of your life,” college is turning a new leaf, meeting new people, and the independence. It’s weird remembering freshman year, as if it was last year, and now you’re almost an adult. People tell you that high […]

Should Banned Books Be Read in School?

May 16, 2017 12:18pm | Elizabeth Scott

This has been a question for all schools to face at the very least once. Should schools allow their students to read banned book for classes or should they steer their students clear of reading them? This is more a question for elementary schools or […]

Are Strict Diets Really Necessary?

May 12, 2017 5:37pm | Christina Kamkutis

Vegetarian, Vegan, Pescetarian, Paleo, Locavore, Non-GMO, Sonoma, and so many more. I would bet that in your life you have been introduced to a plethora of different and confusing diets, each of which entail leaving behind a majority of your most prized joys in life, such […]

Will The Cavaliers Go All The Way?

May 12, 2017 5:26pm | Jon Patrick

Once again the Cleveland Cavaliers are heading to their 3rd straight Eastern Conference Finals. Throughout the playoffs the Cavaliers have been brutally defeating the opponents in the East. Casually sweeping both the Indiana Pacers in the first round and the Toronto Raptors in the second […]

Time To Say Good-Bye

May 12, 2017 5:23pm | Victoria Donegan

Nine. Nine school days left of senior year. In nine days, the seniors will sit in their last class, turn in their last highschool paper, and walk in the halls of Lakewood High for the last time. For some seniors this had just hit them, other […]

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]