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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 […]

2018 Fall Senior Night

October 26, 2018 12:51am | Molly Roche

Senior night for the football team is this Friday, October 26th. There are 17 seniors on the team this year. The team recently defeated the Westlake Demons, their first win of the season, making their record 1-8. There were many changes for the football team […]

Lakewood Takes the Win

October 19, 2018 5:09pm | Jillian Moorman

Friday, October 12th, 2018: A night to remember. Lakewood Varsity Football took on the Westlake Demons for the 8th game of the season. Fortunately, Lakewood came out on top with a final score of 35-26. The rain poured hard, but our team played harder. Although […]

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 […]

Congratulations!

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 […]