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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 […]

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 […]

Lakewood Goes on Tour

March 26, 2017 3:09pm | Emma Bressler

On March 22, Lakewood’s own electric rock orchestra, the Lakewood Project, set off for a tour around Ohio. This tour kicks off on he 22nd, and they will return late the 24th. The Lakewood Project is ready to show off their talent, and display how […]

The Lakewood High Physics Boat Regatta

March 10, 2017 5:29pm | Sara Crawford

On March 7th, current Lakewood High physics put their cardboard boat building skills to the test in the 15th annual boat regatta. These students spent about five weeks working on building their cardboard boats with untreated cardboard and clear packing tape.  Using their building skills […]

iOS 10 Jailbreak

March 10, 2017 4:54pm | Brandon Gue

For those unfamiliar with what it means to jailbreak your iOS device, it means the user is allowing themselves access to certain permissions that aren’t typically accessible on the device. This means you can gain the ability to do all of the things android device […]

Prom 2017

March 3, 2017 6:44pm | Hana Shaheen

Wake Up and Smell the flowers because LHS’ Prom is just right around the corner. On Saturday April 29th it’ll be a night filled with food,fun, and memories as the seniors at Lakewood enjoy their last dance together before parting. This years prom will be […]

Academic Challenge- Lakewood Dominates

March 3, 2017 3:14pm | Emma Yonkers

This past weekend, Lakewood High School’s Academic Challenge Team really showed their stuff– demonstrating just how smart they are. The LHS Varsity team, advised by Peter Petto and Bob Sedlak, includes seniors Ian Bell and Evan Suttell; juniors Brian Donahoe, Kevin Cush, Abe Dalisky, Calvin Dolatowski, Erika […]

Spring Break in Lakewood

February 28, 2017 9:15am | Halina Dreger

The Lakewood City School District is scheduled to have its spring break from April 14th to the 24th. For many students and teachers, this means escaping the unpredictable Cleveland weather and heading to Florida, California, or other areas of the country where they can get a […]

Spirit Week and Pep Rally

February 25, 2017 1:00pm | Elizabeth Scott

  Now twice a year, Student Council has arranged to have two Spirit Weeks and Pep Rallies every school year. This is a great time for students to have fun and show their school spirit! The themes last week were: Tuesday: 216 Day! Wednesday: Wild […]

Trump’s Ban on Immigration

February 8, 2017 7:26pm | Dinar Naserallah

If you aren’t one for paying attention to news, then perhaps this will hook you in. Immigrants that have fled here to due to the war in Syria have been looking forward to arriving in the United States. Former President Barack Obama had let in thousands […]

Lakewood High School’s Snapchat Geofilter Live

February 5, 2017 8:00pm | Brandon Gue

Everyone is familiar with Snapchat. It’s been one of the top social apps on the iOS App Store as well as the Google Play Store, and for good reasoning. While Snapchat has boomed the last few years, a newer feature known as Geofilters were introduced, […]

H2O’s MLK Jr. Day of Service

February 1, 2017 6:39pm | Lizzie Shuga

Lakewood City Schools will be taking a one day break this upcoming Monday January 16th in order to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. However, there is no time off from community service! Lakewood High School students will be dedicating their day off to volunteering […]

Senior Memory Pictures needed…

November 13, 2016 3:04pm | Dennis Ebner

The Cinema staff is in the process of collecting pictures for the “Senior Memories” section of the yearbook. If you have any great pictures from pre-school, elementary school, or middle school, we would love to use them. Pictures of groups will generally be selected over […]

Small Business, “Aunt Flow,” Is On a Mission

November 11, 2016 4:12pm | Abbey Stone

For years, the Dollar Shave Club has operated as the chief monthly toiletries provider, shipping a stock of razors to millions of men across the nation. Over the past eleven months however, 19 year old businesswoman and Ohio native, Claire Coder has extended this novel […]

IUDs Are A Sudden Google Hot Topic

November 9, 2016 4:46pm | Sam Stone

Since the election, there has been outrage and fear spreading all over the country due to Donald Trump clenching the victory against Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. One of the main groups concerned are LGBT worrying about the loss of marriage equality, people of color fearing […]

From Classroom to Concert

November 9, 2016 1:16am | Sara Crawford

When you think of the Lakewood Civic Auditorium, what is the first thing that comes to mind? To most of us, the Civic is just a part of the school. It is a classroom to the music students. It is where all our assemblies are […]

Love is All You Need?

October 27, 2016 12:03am | Sam Stone

October 27, 2016, Club Identity will be holding a viewing of the movie Love is All You Need? A film directed by Kim Rocco Shields. The film is her creation as a combatant against bullying and a full version of the short published years ago […]

Check out our first “Print Edition” of the year…

October 26, 2016 2:50pm | Abigail Stone

Click here to read the October Issue of the Lakewood Times….


October 16, 2016 8:24pm | Dennis Ebner

Attention Seniors – Prestige Photography will be here at LHS on Wednesday October 26 from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM to take free senior portraits for the 2017 LHS Cinema. A signup sheet is located on the wall outside Mr. Ebner’s room (B207). If you […]