Opinion

  • The late line is impractical

    Lately, Lakewood has enforced its tardy policy. Students are forced to wait in a line even if they are only one minute late.

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  • Start showing some respect - Editorial

    The Hub has reopened, and some students are not taking care of the new area.

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  • Microtransactions are the enemy of video games - Column

    Microtransactions have always been a controversial topic among gamers. They are a business model where players can purchase in-game items via micropayments. The community has always been split on the idea of them as they often give players who purchase them an advantage over others...

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  • We need better public transportation - Column

    Florida is a beautiful place but everything seems to be spread out, and if you don’t have a car then it might be hard to get around. If you don’t have a car, motorcycle, bicycle or any other method of self-transportation, then the only mode of transportation that you can rely on is public buses, and the buses feel like they take hours to get there, and they do...

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  • It's not free speech; it's hate speech - Column

    Since the founding of the United States, we have had freedom of speech. Though it may be pushed to its breaking point in today’s world, there’s a specific website that has taken this right way too far.

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  • Women have a potential to change U.S - Column

    According to the 2011 census by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 50.8 percent of the U.S. population was comprised of females. However, only 17.9 percent of members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate were women.

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  • My skin, my problems

    Yes, people do judge me on my tattoos. They may say they’re dumb or make me look ignorant. But to me my tattoos have meaning and reasons...

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  • Take grades seriously

    Students don’t take their grades seriously. I think we should become more aware of this...

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  • High school degree is worth it

    A lot of students drop out of school after they turn 16 years old, and most of them don’t end up being successful later on in their lives. I think kids shouldn’t be allowed to drop out of school. They should be forced to stay in school until they graduate or until they’re 18 years old.

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  • Girls' soccer needs respect

    As long as I’ve been at Lakewood, girls’ soccer has been subpar. My freshman year I remember having to use a Sharpie to draw a number on my jersey because it was so worn out. I remember recoloring every game because it would just wash off. Girls would stare at me at every game with puzzled looks.

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  • Props to the music program

    Lakewood High School is filled with untapped potential, and with all the programs we have, our school has become a school for greatness.

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  • Check your disrespect

    Who told you it was acceptable to talk to teachers like that? Who told you it was all right to talk to anybody like that?

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  • Please, stop the horrifying tests now

    Standardized tests are overwhelming for both students, teachers and even parents. Many become discouraged and worry that they may not pass these big tests that are now becoming a requirement to graduate. Students were trained from as little as third grade to do these tests.

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  • Research class a necessity, not a perk

    Many students at Lakewood think that Center for Advanced Technologies students get advantages over other students, including research class, a class period used by CAT students for help on their math and science courses. So, why are CAT students the only ones to get research class? Should this be considered an unfair advantage?

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  • See something, say something? - Editorial

    The slogan “See something, say something” has been heard a lot since the Parkland shooting, but it now will be incomplete without “suspended” next to it.

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