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  • Wake up Lakewood

    Students crowd around cafeteria manager Kim Griffin’s small cart inside the cafeteria as she hands out orders of cold brew coffee to tired-looking students. One chilly Wednesday morning, students walked in and out of the building carrying cardboard breakfast trays and a lazy demeanor.

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  • Who is the new intern?

    St. Petersburg College senior Josh Cummings is a new teaching intern at Lakewood High School. He started teaching biology in Phillip Muszynski’s class in early January.He said he had a choice to go to either Lakewood or Largo High, and he chose the Spartans.

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  • Spartans role play Dungeons & Dragons

    To those unaware of the game, a stroll through the courtyard in front of the cafeteria on a Tuesday afternoon may prove odd. Tables filled with students roleplaying their fictional characters while another student known as a “dungeon master” leads the adventurer’s story.

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  • Locker-less Lakewood

    All around Lakewood High School, lockers surround the students. Wherever you look, there is bound to be a locker. With the incredible number of lockers that Lakewood has, you would think that someone, anyone, would use them. However, students are not using them. At all.

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  • Gym doors set to open in May

    The gym reconstruction has been one of the most anticipated projects at Lakewood, going on for almost a year. Once the reconstruction is complete toward the end of May, the sports facility will feel clean, spacious and brand new.

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  • Thew new pet for AMSET

    AMSET’s newest addition to its assortment of pets might surprise you.

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  • Spartan musicians excel at state level

    After much work and practice, two Lakewood High School students have been accepted into all-state ensembles.

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  • New menu is more inclusive

    After freshman Emma Collins’ letter to the editor complaining about the lack of vegetarian choices was published in SNN, café manager Kimberly Griffin decided it was time for things to change.

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  • The Science of Sneakers

    Philip Muszynski is a science teacher who always wears sneakers while he teaches. What teacher do you know who wears Yeezys while teaching? Muszynski, also an assistant football coach, has 25 pairs of shoes in his shoe collection with an overall cost of more than he wants to admit.

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  • Senior excels at swimming in sync

    Hold your breath, remember the choreography, and work as a team are steps senior Isabel Rask and her teammates must take when participating in synchronized swimming competitions.

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  • Cooking class opens new paths

    A new series of classes for students and parents lets participants eat their work when they’re finished. It’s a cooking class, organized by health teacher Erika Miller, that invites students, parents and teachers to come cook, eat and learn about food and how to prepare different meals.

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  • Love is in the air

    Finding someone who loves you enough to want to share his or her entire life with you is a nice idea, and some people here at Lakewood have acted on it. Two teachers - AMSET teacher Rachel Schalles and math teacher Kayla Rodak - got married to their significant others over the last year.

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  • Lakewood drumline takes the stage

    It’s every musician’s dream to play their music onstage. Lakewood’s drum team got a chance to do just that with indie reggae band The Hip Abduction and just recently a professionally recorded video of their performance was released on YouTube.

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  • New home, new school

    Three years ago, Bushra Rahman traveled all the way from South Africa to the United States, 8,941 miles of fear and excitement. “I am from Kempton. I think it is one of the top 20 most beautiful cities of the world,” said Rahman, now a Lakewood freshman.

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  • Sophomore brings German perspective

    Sophomore Max Ehlebracht is visiting from Frankford, Germany, as part of an exchange student program. Although he said he misses his family, he’s enjoying exploring this new place.

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