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How to Stay Sane During Finals

May 18, 2018 12:21pm | Max Boland

As any high school graduate knows, finals week is hell. Every single teacher puts their last minute work on you all at once, in hopes that you put your work ethic into gear for the second and last time this year. Stress is the mood […]

Skin Protection This Summer

May 10, 2018 11:50am | Lalia Williams

As summer approaches, the sun continues to get more intense. This is definitely cause for some celebration–after all, us in Northeast Ohio know better than many what it feels like not to see much sun for practically six months straight. But it’s important not to […]

Debunking the Myth: Protein for a Vegetarian Diet

May 4, 2018 12:51pm | Halina Dreger

Many individuals criticize vegans and vegetarians by insisting that their lifestyles are unhealthy because they lack the protein found in meats. In reality, this is just another myth surrounding plant-based diets, and there are plenty of other healthy options. One great protein option is seitan. […]

Lakewood Prom

April 24, 2018 1:58pm | Elizabeth Scott

The most talked about part of high school is your Senior Prom.  This is the final event that shapes your high school career. Since freshman year, many people have been raging about how much fun it will be and how much better their prom will […]

My trip to Germany

April 15, 2018 8:13pm | Jason Morgenstern

Over spring break I was privileged enough to travel across the Atlantic Ocean to Germany. We were able to travel through the cities of Munich, Landshut, Salzburg, Oberammergau, and Berlin. Our trip started off in Munich. We arrived around 7 am on the day before […]

Laptops for college

April 15, 2018 8:02pm | Keegan Sabin

Seniors listen up. Many of you will be heading off to college this fall and many of you will need to a laptop for your classes. No not a Chromebook, a real laptop that runs either Windows or macOS. Too much money is a problem […]

The Galapagos Islands, After Being There

April 11, 2018 2:12pm | Lalia Williams

About one week ago, I went to the mainland of Ecuador, as well as the Galapagos Islands. There is no way that I can touch on everything amazing that I saw, just because there was so much of it. But overall, it was an experience […]

Town Hall on Gun Violence

April 9, 2018 12:32pm | Zachary Nosanchuk

Update: the event will be held at Affinity Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio, from 4:30-6:30 PM. The address is  4411 E 175th St, Cleveland, OH 44128 Cleveland, Ohio – Lobbying for A Safer Tomorrow (LAST), an organization founded by Ohio high school students seeking further […]

The Galapagos Islands School Trip

March 27, 2018 1:44pm | Lalia Williams

It is almost spring break! And this means sleeping in, relaxation, and (for some) vacation! I am lucky enough to be able to go on the EF Tours school trip to the Galapagos Islands for the break. The trip will be 8 days long; we […]

Lakewood Takes Grosse Pointe

March 23, 2018 1:32pm | Max Boland

This coming weekend, eight of Lakewood’s great sailors will take on others at Grosse Pointe, MI. The team is taking two chaperones and three cars to travel up North for the first regatta of the season. So what does it take to be a traveling […]

Fasting for Life

March 16, 2018 2:09pm | Max Boland

I recently began my fasting journey to reach more of a heightened enlightenment, be more spiritually connected to the Earth and make good weight for sailing. Fasting for just 12 hours a day has done so much for my mental and physical health, and it’s […]

5 Days Without Social Media

March 11, 2018 6:32pm | Madyson Lewellyn

MONDAY-  This morning…I realized I had a problem. Each morning I instinctively roll over and reach for my phone–quickly being sucked into the game that is social media. I understand the importance of mornings and how they “set the tone” for the entirety of the day. […]

Social Media Detox

March 6, 2018 3:01pm | madyson lewellyn

Take a moment and ask yourself…when was the last time you went a full day without checking social media? When was the last time you looked up to say hello to a passing stranger? When was the last time you took full control of your […]

‘Botched, Bloody, Torture’

March 2, 2018 2:26pm | Joe Burtzlaff

After the attempted and failed execution of Alabama inmate Doyle Lee Hamm, Hamm’s lawyer, Bernard Harcourt, described the scene of the attempted execution, that was eventually halted at 11:30 because prison officials couldn’t find a suitable vein to insert the lethal injection into, as “botched, […]

Boys Basketball Team Wins SWC Conference

February 27, 2018 2:36pm | Lalia Williams

This past Friday was a pivotal game for the Boys Basketball team, held in the new gymnasium against North Ridgeville. At the end of the game, the score was 71-52, with Lakewood in the lead. This means that Lakewood took the SWC Conference championship trophy. […]

The N.R.A. and Its Effect on Politics

February 23, 2018 2:07pm | Jared Dubber

Gun violence is a common thing in the United States today. Every week (on average) there is another gun related incident, either at a school, a movie theater, a concert, or any other place with a crowd. But when other nations faced the issue on […]

Gun Control, in Light of the Florida Shooting

February 15, 2018 2:56pm | Lalia Williams

Last night, when I heard the news–that 17 innocent people had been killed and numerous had been injured at Stoneman High School in Florida–I was very very sad. But I was also angry. Because this has happened so many times in the past. And it […]

Your (Single) Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2018 3:12pm | madyson lewellyn

No Valentine? No problem. Over the years, Valentine’s day has morphed into a day assimilated with heart shaped chocolates, expensive gifts, and having a lavish dinner with that someone special. For those in love, V-day is the perfect excuse to reflect on your relationship and […]

Fake News or Simply Bias?

February 9, 2018 3:53pm | Sam Stone

“Send in the Clowns” (considering the President of the United States)   “Blue State Blues: How Not to Become a ‘Shithole’ Country”   Two article titles from two extremes of the political expression. Both peddled to the public and online platforms fitting for the tech […]

Puppy Bowl XIV

February 9, 2018 1:59pm | Jared Dubber

Last Sunday, the nation got ready for the arguable most sports filled event of the year—the Super Bowl. With shockingly unhealthy amounts of cheese, loud rowdy drunk people shouting at a T.V., and large men hitting each other, it’s hard to see how some people won’t […]

School Board Property in the Process of Being Sold

January 26, 2018 5:10pm | Jason Morgenstern

At the January 22nd Lakewood City Schools board meeting, it was announced that the Board of Education properties are in agreement to be purchased by Liberty Development Company. After the staff of McKinley Elementary moved into the newly renovated Horace Mann Building, the School Board […]

What a Government Shutdown Really Means

January 19, 2018 2:27pm | Joe Burtzlaff

As Democrats and Republicans fight in the mud about immigration, border security, DACA, and children’s healthcare, there is one thing at stake bigger than all of them: the operation of the federal government. And if Congress cannot strike a deal by midnight on Friday, January […]

It’s on YOU… Finally

January 16, 2018 12:26am | Rob McGorray

Hey kid, it’s on you… You’ve probably heard that a lot lately, in one form or another from friends, family, teachers etc. At this point you are most likely tired of hearing it, would rather not think about  it, whatever they are referring to and […]


January 11, 2018 1:37pm | Halina Dreger

The recent influx of sexual harassment allegations across the internet, many branded with #metoo, have had a major effect on our culture and the arts and entertainment world as seen during Sunday’s Golden Globes. Celebrities waltzed down the red carpet in black garments to show […]

Cox Community Grant Program

December 20, 2017 3:04pm | STAFF

PARMA, OH – (December 15, 2017) – Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Cox Communications Community Grant program, which supports non-profit organizations providing summer enrichment and after-school programming aligned with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) learning initiatives. The call for applications […]

Ranger Rally: Celebration of New Athletic Facilities

December 1, 2017 2:26pm | Chloe Soneson

Finally! After all the waiting and hard work put into the new athletic facility join Lakewood City Schools in celebrating the new Lakewood High School gymnasium, weight room, wrestling gym, and community fitness facility on Thursday November 30, 2017 at 6 pm. The athletic showcase […]

The Annual Light Up Lakewood Event is Coming Up Soon

November 29, 2017 12:40pm | Olivia Nagy

The annual Light Up Lakewood Festival is coming up on December 2nd, 2017. Light Up Lakewood has been a community tradition for ten years now, this year’s event being the eleventh celebration. This year’s event will feature a holiday themed parade, fireworks, a tree lighting […]

Lakewood Sailing Places

November 3, 2017 1:57pm | Max Boland

The freezing temperatures, chilling hail and ominous fog did not stop Lakewood High sailors this weekend at their 2nd to last regatta of the season. Luke Healy, Jack Wynn, Parker Polen, Kiera Hoye and I huddled up with other Foundry sailors around the only living […]

Homecoming Royalty

September 30, 2017 1:59am | Staff

Congratulation to Homecoming Queen Gabby Eisel and King Jacob Richmond

2017 Homecoming Court…

September 27, 2017 2:40pm | Dennis Ebner

Congratulations to our homecoming court nominees!   Gabby Eisel, Emily Ertle, Rachel Fox, Erin Mullen, Olivia Nagy, Courtney Ribar Ahmed Alhanash, Alex Aoun, Joe Byczek, Joe Giffels, Rory Meehan, Jacob Richmond   All students may come to the Bookroom to cast their vote today and […]

Beyond The Scantron

September 17, 2017 5:39pm | Madyson, Lewellyn

The average student in the United States will take approximately 112 mandated standardized tests in their 13 years of schooling, nearly nine tests–not including tests administrated by teachers for specific classes–per year. A sense of irony is present as the increasing amount of standardized tests […]

The War on Terror: 16 Years Later

September 15, 2017 12:55pm | Joe Burtzlaff

On Monday, we observed the 16th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks and remembered the victims and all those affected by that tragic day. In response, to the terrorist attacks, the United States launched an invasion of Afghanistan in October of 2001 to search […]

Why I Love Figure Skating

September 8, 2017 1:56pm | Sasha Seckers

I’ve been skating for as long as I can remember. I also danced, and did gymnastics, but figure skating always remained my favorite thing to do. In mid 2015, I made the  difficult choice to stop skating for a little bit. With high school coming […]

Runners win at Oberlin

September 5, 2017 2:39pm | Stephanie Toole

It could not have been a more perfect weather day for the inaugural Nike Cross Country Oberlin Opener hosted and held at Oberlin College this past weekend. Everything from the weather, to the course conditions,  the energy and mental focus brought on from the team […]

Easing Into The New School Year…

September 1, 2017 1:14pm | Madyson Lewellyn

Summer months drawing to close annually signifies a multitude of changes by which our days will no longer consist of sleeping in, sunbathing, and doing absolutely everything in our power to avoid the ‘Back-To-School’ signs that fill each store. Beginning a new school year may be daunting by compromising our […]

Sailing Club 420

August 30, 2017 1:56pm | Max Boland

About 70% of the human body is made up of water, and yet most of us never venture past the shore. To be a master of wind shift, a warrior against ever-changing weather conditions and a human rolodex of knots is the easy part about […]

Lakewood Students Against the Horrors of Charlottesville

August 30, 2017 1:20pm | Halina Dreger

On August 12, the world watched as self-proclaimed Alt-Rightists and white nationalists gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia to protest globalist policies and the removal of Confederate statues. The historic event was named “Unite the Right” by its organizers and caused an eruption of violence between the […]

Low-cost internet available for Lakewood families

May 24, 2017 6:43pm | Jeffrey Lavery

Lakewood High School families now have access to a low-cost internet service offered through Cox Communications and the Connect2Compete program.  Connect2Compete provides a discounted internet plan for families with at least one K-12 student living in public housing, qualifying for a free or reduced school […]

Billboard Music Awards 2017

May 22, 2017 12:48pm | Emma Yonkers

How did you just recently spend your Sunday night? Maybe you spent it doing some last-minute homework you forgot to do, or maybe you caught some extra hours of sleep that you’d been missing out on. Or, perhaps, you spent it tuning in to the […]

Pointe Shoe Pain

May 11, 2017 1:53pm | Halina Dreger

The ballerina turns gracefully on the tips of her toes in pink satin shoes, floating to a landing in a seemingly effortless manner. She continues her dance with leaps, poses, and partnering steps, until the ballet ends and she takes a bow to thank the […]

Hankins receives Grammy finalist award

May 5, 2017 3:02pm | Christine Gordillo

Five months after being named one of 10 nationwide finalists for the Grammy Museum’s Music Educator Award, Lakewood High School Orchestra Director Beth Hankins was presented with her finalist award and the accompanying check for $1,000 at a ceremony during intermission of the school’s spring […]

Five LHS athletes sign to continue sports careers

April 25, 2017 3:08pm | Christine Gordillo

Lakewood High celebrated the signing of letter of intents of five of its senior Ranger athletes to play collegiate sports at the Division I and II level. Not only are these five Rangers top athletes in their respective sport, but they are stellar students as […]

Girl’s Rugby Takes on Joes on Wednesday

April 24, 2017 4:34pm | Jordan Brenot

The Lakewood Girl’s Rugby team have had a good season so far with a 2-1 record. Two Fridays ago, they suffered a loss to the Hudson team out in Hudson. The game was a test of physical and mental strength for our Lakewood girls. The […]

Big Rugby Game On Friday to 2-0 Record.

April 13, 2017 12:43pm | Jordan Brenot

The Lakewood Girl’s Rugby Team has a 2-0 winning record this year. They are currently second in the state right behind St. Joseph’s and right in front of Hudson. The girls started off their 2017 season with a 54-15 win against Parma. They were scheduled […]

Cleveland Clinic’s Plan for Lakewood Family Health Center

April 7, 2017 3:31pm | Brandon Gue

After a close vote in Lakewood, the hospital was torn down with the purpose of constructing a new Hospital. The emergency room and the services that accompany it are still around. it is only the hospital portion of the facility that has been closed temporarily […]

Results of H2O’s Kick-It Tournament

April 6, 2017 5:56pm | Hanna Chodzin

A few weeks ago I wrote an article discussing Help “2” Other’s (H2O) upcoming Kick-It tournament raising money for pediatric cancer research. This past Saturday, April 1st, the games began to commence around 1. The whole event was fitness themed with a professional exercise dance […]

Lakewood High School’s Day of Silence

April 4, 2017 6:51pm | Anna Kotansky

On Thursday, April 13th Club Identity will be hosting Lakewood High School’s Annual Day of Silence. On this day students can volunteer to not talk for the entire school day. The goal of this day is to protest the bullying and harassment students who identify […]

LHS Braves the Shave

March 29, 2017 2:08pm | Emma Yonkers

Last week, LHS really showed their true support for childhood cancer by “braving the shave”–participating in its first annual St. Baldrick’s head shaving event. With the help of Lakewood High’s own Student Council, the event was organized and set for March 14th. Worldwide, 300,000 children are diagnosed […]

H2O Kick-It Tournament

March 26, 2017 4:05pm | Hanna Chodzin

The Help “2” Others Club at the high school has been working very hard to get fundraising for a huge kickball tournament they are hosting for children’s cancer. So far, somewhere between 8 to 10 teams are registered to fundraise with the overall goal set […]

Spring Sports

March 26, 2017 3:20pm | Courtney Ribar

The spring sports have sprung into season. Baseball, Softball, Track, and Boys Tennis have all started working hard for their upcoming season. Baseball kicked off their pre-season with a scrimmage against East Lake North High School. Although they lost the scrimmage seven to five coach Mike […]