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Boys’ Cross Country wins SWC Championship

October 16, 2018 6:32pm | Coach Stephanie Toole

     This past weekend the Lakewood High School Boys Cross Country Team won their second Southwestern Conference XC Championship in three years.      Going into the SWC Championship Meet we knew that the team title could go to anyone of four teams – […]

Teen Mental Illness Forum

October 15, 2018 1:28am | Riley Geyer

LakewoodAlive, a non-profit organization based in Lakewood, focused on the betterment of the community, is hosting a a free forum for teens, parents, and other members of the community to discuss mental illness. “Depression, Anxiety, and Teens- Who Cares?” will offer insightful advice and talk […]


October 9, 2018 3:12pm | Staff

Congratulations to 2018 Homecoming Queen Eliza Richardson and King Jack Hueter, and all of the court.

Vote for homecoming king and queen…

October 1, 2018 5:43pm | Staff

Cast your votes for the 2018 LHS Homecoming King and Queen during lunch periods Monday through Friday of this week…. The nominees are: Erin Black, Katie Booth, Semra Dervisevic, Lauren Jones, Stephanie Posedel, Eliza Richardson, Adrianna Smiddle, Tyler Hannah, Jack Hueter, Ahmad Nijem, Leo Morgan, […]

Varsity Girls Tennis Finishes 2nd in SWC Championship

September 28, 2018 6:44pm | Molly Roche

As the 2018 season comes to an end, the girls’ varsity tennis team has just one match left before they move on to sectionals starting Wednesday, October 3rd. The team recently earned second place overall in the Southwestern Conference Tournament that took place on Tuesday, […]

Florida mental health disclosure worries parents

September 28, 2018 6:43pm | Faith Patton

After years of begging for resources, the Florida Legislature granted Central Florida schools millions of dollars to spend on mental health services in schools. All of this was impacted and pushed forward by the Parkland Shooting that left 17 people dead. Each district is increasing […]

#WhyIDidn’tReport goes viral

September 28, 2018 6:38pm | Riley Geyer

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, has been attacked relentlessly on social media over her decision to come forward with accusations against SCOTUS nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. The GOP has expressed disbelief, and the president posted on twitter, saying, “I have no doubt that, if the attack on […]

Browns Break their Losing Streak

September 23, 2018 9:17pm | Nina Zanghi

On September 20th, 2018, the Cleveland Browns played the New York Jets. This season, the Browns began with a record of 0-1-1, the Jets began with a record of 1-1-0, and this was the first time in three years that the Browns were favored to […]

Lakewood City Schools Report Card Released

September 20, 2018 4:48pm | Riley Geyer

This September, The State of Ohio School Report Cards were released. Lakewood City Schools scored, overall, a C. This is average in the state of Ohio. In comparison to local schools, Rocky River scored an A, Westlake scored a B, and Bay Village scored an […]

LHS Hall of Fame Interactive Website Launched

September 14, 2018 11:51pm | Riley Geyer

Since 1982, The Lakewood Rangers Education Foundation has inducted several alumni from three categories (Athletic, Staff, and Distinguished Alumni) every year into the Hall of Fame. On September 14th, these inductees and their biographies were published online. The website was built over the summer, by […]

Laramie Project at Lakewood: 20 Years

September 14, 2018 8:29pm | Sam Stone

“Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” –Dylan Thomas   October 6th, 1998 Matthew Shepard, 21, was tortured and left for dead in Laramie Wyoming. Six days later, October 12th, he was declared dead. The months […]

The Last Straw: The Truth Behind the Plastic Invasion

September 8, 2018 11:14pm | Kaitlyn Rosa

In one day, 500 million plastic straws are being handed out. People use them and then dispose of them after they are done… But then what? Plastic straws have been around since 1888. People all over the world use a plastic straw at least once […]

Friday Night Lights: Rangerette Edition

September 8, 2018 11:05pm | Jillian Moorman

Halftime has just begun and Lakewood’s very own Rangerettes are about to show off their high kicks and bright smiles. The Rangerettes accompany Lakewood’s Marching Band at all of the home and away games. Currently there are sixteen girls on the team with three captains: […]

Teens with jobs and their effect on academic success

September 8, 2018 7:25pm | Riley Geyer

At Lakewood High School, 75% teens are employed. Of these employed teens, 33% work more than 20 hours per week. This is far higher than the US average, which, according to the US Department of Labor, is close to 38%. This employment rate among teens […]

2018 Lakewood Hall of Fame Inductees

September 8, 2018 2:03am | Sam Stone

In Lakewood, there is no short supply of examples of successful, compassionate, overall talented individuals. These 2018 inductees into the Lakewood Hall of Fame are examples. Patti Komperda taught in Lakewood from 1975 to 2006. She was seen as a leader and a pioneer of […]

New Principal Leads Lakewood High School Students

September 1, 2018 2:02pm | Riley Geyer

Mark Walter was recently named the new principal of Lakewood High School. After graduating from Lakewood High School in 1983, Mr. Walter went to Kent State University for his bachelor’s degree, then attended Cleveland State University for a Masters in Education. Mr. Walter settled in […]

New Government Teacher Hopes to Rebuild Football Program

September 1, 2018 2:01pm | Faith Patton

In February of 2018, Thomas Thome was announced to be Lakewood High School’s new head football coach and government teacher. Thome hails from Twinsburg, and before that, Lucas High School in Richland County. And before that, numerous schools where he has over ten years of […]

Girls Varsity Tennis Remains Undefeated

September 1, 2018 2:00pm | Molly Roche

As the season progresses the girls’ varsity tennis team remains undefeated. The team has a current record of 7-0, including three 5-0 sweeps. Second singles player and fourth year team member Erin Kelly stands undefeated as she comes off of her seventh consecutive win. Alongside […]

New School Year, New Technology

September 1, 2018 1:44am | Jillian Moorman

A new school year means fresh books, pencils, notebooks, planners, and of course high tech upgrades. What do you think students favor the most– technology!! With the start of the new year, students are getting acclimated to the new technology supplies provided to them.  All […]

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 […]