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Lakewood vs St Edward

December 6, 2019 5:18pm | Ayden Wacker

Last Saturday, Lakewood High School’s basketball team took on the St. Edward Eagles at home. It was an intriguing game that had many negative and positive outcomes. The rangers started the game off strong with a back and forth first and second quarter. When one […]

Phones Off Fam On

December 2, 2019 3:24pm | Helen Roche

There is an appalling epidemic on the rise; our inability to separate ourselves from our phones. Even in the presence of our family, we rarely see during the holidays we still choose to be on our phones than spend time with them. So the challenge […]

“Joy, Peace, Love, Dance” at the Beck Center

November 19, 2019 3:27pm | Halina Dreger

Come see the dancers of the Beck Center for the Arts in their winter show, “Joy, Peace, Love, Dance!” The event will take place in the Music & Dance Recital Hall (located in the rear of the Beck’s facilities) on Friday, December 6 at 7:00 […]

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

November 18, 2019 3:24pm | Mallory Moorman

Winter is known as the most wonderful time of the year.  There is so much to look forward to and be apart of. From the weather changing to holidays and everything in between. There is no time like the winter time when everyone’s spirits are […]

LHS Travel Club needs your input

November 8, 2019 2:16pm | Staff

Like to travel? Want to go on a great adventure with other LHS students and teachers? Plans are just getting started on the 2021 trip and your input is needed. Please click here to participate in a survey about your choice of location.

Rangers Football Earns Big Win

November 1, 2019 2:48pm | Terence Checkett

Last Friday, the Lakewood Rangers Football team won their first game of the season against the Westlake Demons. It was a brisk and overcast October night as the teams took the field.  Before the game, seniors from Lakewood were honored for their hard work and […]

Ranger Day

October 27, 2019 10:50pm | Megan Winters

Once a year, current eighth-graders at Harding Middle School and Garfield Middle School get a first-hand experience at LHS by shadowing one of the students for a few periods that day. LHS students show the middle schoolers all the fantastic clubs and classes our school […]

What Defines Being a Teenager in Lakewood?

October 21, 2019 12:07am | Halina Dreger

Being a Lakewood citizen means a lot of great things for a lot of people, from participating in a supportive community to having the ability to walk around the corner to a favorite restaurant. In light of this, I recently asked a number of Lakewood […]

Stress Builds as Early Action Deadlines Draw Near

October 10, 2019 2:33pm | Halina Dreger

October is a stressful month for many high school seniors—there are essays to write, transcripts to request, letters of recommendation to collect, activity lists to complete. The source of all this work and anxiety? Two words: Early action. Many students choose to submit their college […]

4 Places to Go to Instead of Starbucks

September 28, 2019 12:40am | Halina Dreger

The long-awaited Lakewood Starbucks has finally opened its doors on Detroit Ave., complete with a drive-through line and the chain’s popular drinks. Though many insist that it draws a different crowd than local shops, there is still some concern about how the store will affect […]

The Homecoming Hype

September 27, 2019 4:41pm | Mallory Moorman

“It is the best week of the school year,” junior Cara Harmon exclaimed. There is so much going on this week to look forward to. From spirit week and parade to the dance itself. It is puzzling to think how anyone could think differently. The […]

Head of the Cuyahoga Regatta

September 20, 2019 1:59pm | Aiden Kelley

Are you looking for a way to spend your day that is guaranteed to be full of excitement all while supporting local students? Well you should think about attending the Head of the Cuyahoga Regatta! Rowing, sometimes referred to as crew, is a pretty awesome […]

LHS Allows Outdoor Lunch Seating for Senior Students

September 16, 2019 2:04pm | Halina Dreger

Beginning the second day of school, seniors have had the opportunity to sit outside at picnic tables in front of the cafeteria during their assigned lunch periods. The change comes courtesy of House 1 Principal Mr. Chiaravalle, who felt as though the twelfth graders needed […]

The American Experience

September 9, 2019 11:46pm | Alexander Schulz

To come to the United States as a German exchange student is quite exciting because pretty much everything is different. The first thing I noticed is that the security at the airports is more strict than in Germany. The time in the United States works […]

Lakewood Community Festival coming to Madison Park September 7th

September 4, 2019 2:43pm | Isabelle Reali

You may hear a disturbance coming from the Madison Park area this Saturday, and that’s because there’s a festival going on that’s free to attend! The event is going to be from 11 a.m to 5 p.m, and will feature foods of different nationalities, bounce […]

Congrats to LHS’s 76 AP Scholars!

August 29, 2019 3:43pm | lkaewoodcityschools.org

The growing number of Advanced Placement courses (16) available at Lakewood High School has translated into a growing number of AP Scholars as well. Seventy-six members of the Classes of 2019, 2020 and 2021 have earned AP Scholar Awards – including three National AP Scholars […]

Summer is almost here!

May 29, 2019 5:11pm | Jennifer Ngo

Summer is almost here and so is the hot weather! If you or your kids are looking for a way to cool off, Lakewood’s public pools are the way to go! They offer many great passes for children, students, adults, and seniors. Prices vary for […]

Raising Cane’s Confirmed

May 23, 2019 4:21pm | Aiden Kelley

After not being sure if Lakewood would finally get its much-anticipated Raising Cane’s restaurant, we now know for sure that we can expect it to open in September of this year.   As we all know, Raising Cane’s will take the place of the old […]

How to Prepare For Finals- Senior Edition

May 19, 2019 6:42pm | Kaitlyn Rosa

The end is near. Classes are winding down, final’s study guides are being handed out, final grades are being prepared. It is truly the best time of the year- or is it? Senioritis is at an all-time high. Many are struggling to pull through to […]

Plastic Epidemic

May 7, 2019 4:15pm | Semra Dervisevic

Plastic is everywhere in our society. We drink out of it; we play with toys that are made out of it; we carry groceries with bags made out of it. We depend on plastic. But, now we are drowning in it. Plastic bags we use […]

Lakewood High School Wins Award

April 29, 2019 1:07pm | Jillian Moorman

On April 25th, Lakewood High School was chosen as the Best Public High School by Scene. Cleveland Scene Magazine released an issue on Best of Cleveland 2019 which includes top in sports and recreation, shops, services, schools, food and drink, and arts and entertainment. Lakewood […]

It’s on YOU…

April 17, 2019 12:12pm | Chef Rob McGorray, Guest Writer

Hey kid, it’s on YOU now… 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 […]

Underwater Easter Egg Hunt

April 16, 2019 6:05pm | Lalia Riseng

The Easter holiday is drawing near–this Sunday is the day of the holiday itself. For Lakewood, this means lots of festive events planned around candy, bunnies, and, of course, Easter eggs! Easter egg hunts are one of the most popular activities for children around this […]

Should Year-Long Schools Exist?

April 8, 2019 4:08pm | Semra Dervisevic

Summer vacation–a time students look forward to most. For the majority of children, this almost three-month break means sunny, hot days and hanging with your friends at the pool. It means no homework and no cramming for tests. But, what happens when summer ends and […]

Here We Go Again with another Great Play

April 4, 2019 1:01pm | Maizy Cunningham

  The Drama Club is now preparing for the final play of the school year. The play they are performing is, Mamma Mia. Everyone in the drama department is contributing so much time and effort towards this performance. Everyone is preparing for it and expecting […]

Lakewood Raises the age of Tobacco and Vaping Products.

April 2, 2019 1:44pm | Angie Amato

There is an epidemic in the country right now of underage smoking and the use of E-Cigarettes.  According to the Cleveland Clinic, “Approximately 90 percent of smokers begin smoking before the age of 21.”. This statistic is a scare to parents and family members of […]

Rangers Varsity Baseball Shut Out Amherst

March 30, 2019 1:03am | Seth Andregg

Big day for the Lakewood High School varsity baseball team as they beat Amherst 3-0. This was a huge win and great start to their first week of games. Tuesday, March 26th they played North Royalton and lost 3-1. The Rangers are now 1-1 on […]

Lakewood’s State Champion

March 7, 2019 5:26pm | Mckenzie Lane

This past Saturday, March 2nd, was the indoor track state meet at Spire Institute; athletes from all across the state went to compete. Of those athletes competing Cormac Kramer, Christina Auck, and Tyler Hannah represented Lakewood–and they definitely made us proud. Kramer placed 18th in […]

How to Calm Exam Nerves

March 4, 2019 7:57pm | Aiden Kelley

Juniors, we have our SAT this week, and I’m positive that you’re not alone in feeling nervous or anxious about it. Students are pressured into making sure they get top scores or A’s in every subject, tests included, but expecting that of somebody is nearly […]

17th Annual Boat Regatta

March 1, 2019 6:34pm | Jillian Moorman

On Tuesday, March 5th at 3:15 p.m all of the students enrolled in physics will be partaking in the seventeenth annual boat regatta. The event takes place in the natatorium at Lakewood High School. The objective to this intriguing project is to use our knowledge […]

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

March 1, 2019 6:34pm | Maddy McFarlin

When you go to the store you constantly get the question: “Would you like a bag with that?” The next time you get asked that question say no, you can either respond with, ” I have my own” or “No thanks I want to save […]

How Does LHS Recycle?

February 22, 2019 6:16pm | Molly Roche

For a long time, everybody knew that anything in the blue recycling bins throughout the school would be dumped in with the trash and that was that. However, in more recent months we have made more of an effort to actually recycle. There are many things […]

Lakewood Boys’ Basketball Senior Night

February 21, 2019 4:59pm | McKenzie Lane

This past Saturday, February 16th, was Senior night for the Lakewood Boys’ Basketball Team; the boys that were celebrated were Tommy Sala, Christian Marcano, Tim Smith, Dominic Wahba, Derek Walker, Shannon Cotto, Alex Bransteter, Delvaun Philips, and Zion Darby. The senior ceremony began at 7 […]

The Grammys 2019

February 14, 2019 7:43pm | Nina Zanghi

The 61st Grammy Awards took place on Sunday, February 10th of this year. Last year, the Grammys were criticized for mostly not featuring female artists from the top awards categories. This year, all eyes were on the nominations, seeing if what had happened last year […]

What’s the Best Way to Spend Valentine’s Day Alone?

February 13, 2019 5:20pm | Aiden Kelley

Valentine’s Day is here and you’re spending it alone, probably watching Netflix and eating some of your favorite ice cream. What are some things that can help you get over the Valentine’s Day loneliness? First of all, don’t be so down on yourself. So what […]

The history of Valentine’s Day

February 8, 2019 10:00pm | Riley Geyer

Some people believe that Valentine’s Day is a scam, others believe it really is the season of love. But where does it really come from? According to History.com, when marriage was outlawed in ancient Rome because of Emperor Claudius II, who believed that single men […]

Controversy Over New Ted Bundy Film

February 1, 2019 7:05pm | Molly Roche

“Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile”, a film chronicling the life and crimes of Ted Bundy was released at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. The film has sparked much controversy over the portrayal of the notorious serial killer; many criticizing it as a glorified version […]

Activities for Winter Weather

January 27, 2019 5:05pm | Jillian Moorman

Snow: atmospheric water vapor frozen into ice crystals and falling in light white flakes or lying on the ground as a white layer. In the last couple days, Cleveland and the surrounding areas have received heavy snowfall. With all this winter weather that has occurred, […]

Winter Storm Harper

January 18, 2019 5:49pm | Nina Zanghi

On Thursday, January 17th, Northeast Ohio experienced a smaller winter weather system (system is a scientific term for an intense storm). Although it still caused plenty of ice and a couple of inches of snow, those storms were just teasers for what will come this […]

Gillette Razors Cause Controversy Over New Ad

January 18, 2019 5:36pm | Sam Stone

“The Best a Man Can Get!” The phrase calls an image of commercials and personal experiences. Since the 1900’s, Gillette has been seen as the standard razor. Most likely the majority have men have used at least a disposable razor by Gillette. One would think […]

Lakewood Project’s Upcoming Concert

January 13, 2019 6:07pm | Jillian Moorman

Lakewood Project, the world’s first high school rock orchestra, is having a concert in the Lakewood High School Civic Auditorium. The concert is going to be held on January 19th at 7:30 p.m. “A Night at the Movies” is the theme for the upcoming concert. […]

Christmas Past and Present

December 14, 2018 6:34pm | Nina Zanghi

The traditions and celebrations of Christmas have been around for many millennia. However, it was not to celebrate the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. People have been celebrating the middle of winter for a very long time. People celebrated during the winter solstice because they […]

ElaNour Couture

December 10, 2018 1:34am | Madyson Layelle Al-Ghaben

Prom is just around the corner and it comes faster than you think. Having to arrange the prom plans along with your hair, makeup and nails is just too exhausting, especially when it comes to picking prom dresses. For prom this year or any special […]

Sounds of the Season Concert

November 29, 2018 6:30pm | Nina Zanghi

For the 6th year in a row, the Lakewood High’s music department will put on a large show to celebrate this wonderful time of year. The show is called Sounds of the Season. The highest bands, orchestras and choirs perform together (as well as separately) […]

Thanksgiving: Where It Came From and What It Means Now

November 20, 2018 5:58pm | Molly Roche

Thanksgiving is a mostly American holiday celebrated every fourth Thursday of November. It is thought to be a day to give thanks and spend time with close family and friends. But how did Thanksgiving really get its start? According to historians at the History Channel, […]

Post-it-Note Art Show

November 20, 2018 5:00pm | McKenzie Lane

Every year the Lakewood Art Program puts on two art shows: The Senior Art Show and The Everyone But Senior Art Show. This year however, Kari Sanford, an art one teacher, is hosting the Post-it-Note Art Show. Every staff member and student is open to […]

The Unsung Heroes: Hospice Nurses

November 16, 2018 6:27pm | Faith Patton

There are dozens of hospital shows. Grey’s Anatomy, ER, General Hospital, Chicago Med, all of which follow a team of doctors through their careers (often starting as interns) and takes you through the over dramatized versions of their lives, surviving plane crashes and stage three cancer. […]

Sala Signs to Play College Ball

November 15, 2018 2:51pm | David Facaros

Tommy Sala, a senior, signed to play college basketball at Nova Southeastern University on November 14th. Nova Southeastern University is a private nonprofit college located in Florida. The men’s basketball team is coached by Jim Crutchfield and assisted by Jordan Fee. Sala said ,”I am […]

Ice Cream Joy Is Closing Its Doors

November 8, 2018 6:13pm | Maddi Tobey

Lakewood is home to many ice cream and treat shops, one of which is Ice Cream Joy. Ice Cream Joy was opened in 2015 by Marissa Flynn, turning her hobby of making ice cream into a job. The shop is located 15210 Madison Ave and […]

New Driving Law Regarding Teens

November 2, 2018 6:11pm | Jillian Moorman

There has been a new law proposed in the state of Ohio regarding teen driver’s permit. Right now the story goes like this: you turn 15 and a half and are eligible to get your temporary license. After 6 months, when you are sixteen you […]