New entertainment center at Stratford Square Mall

Katie Stelter and Elisabeth Brown

December 5, 2014

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Looking for a new hangout with your friends? Want something close and still cheap? Try Stratford Square Mall’s new Round One entertainment complex. Round One is a bowling alley, arcade, karaoke center that is the life of the...

Together Helping Others hosts bake sale

Antoinette Lobello, Staff Editor

December 5, 2014

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Together Helping Others, a student organization dedicated to raising money, is back again for its 12th year, this time to raise money for the homeless students here at Lake Park. T-shirts were sold, as well as a bake sale that ...

America’s at war again

L Martin, Features Editor

October 28, 2014

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“I think Americans have learned that it’s harder to end wars than it is to begin them,” said President Barack Obama in a speech made on May 27 of this year about Afghanistan. Well, apparently it isn’t all that hard to...

LP takes proactive steps to address transgender issues

L Martin, Features Editor

September 25, 2014

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Did you know that there are several different types of genders out there besides the one you were assigned at birth—whether male or female? Earlier this year Facebook announced the creation of 50 plus new options for gender ...

Ferguson shooting raises questions impossible to ignore

L Martin, Features Editor

September 25, 2014

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Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, Renisha McBride. Thug, thug, drunk. These are just a few names off a long and every growing list of unarmed black children who were murdered for daring to be black in America, and the titles the med...

School violence rising along with safety measures

L Martin, Features Editor

May 20, 2014

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15 years later after the Columbine school shooting, many students, parents, and educators are still left wondering how safe schools really are.   Numerous legal procedures and student conduct policies have been created in...

Race still a prevalent topic in America

L Martin, Features Editor

May 20, 2014

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The late civil rights activist Malcolm X once famously said, “If you stick a knife nine inches into my back and pull it out three inches, that is not progress. Even if you pull it all the way out, that is not progress. Progress...

To teach, to serve, to…rock out on guitar?

Juliet Furlong, Staff reporter

May 19, 2014

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Lake Park is filled with all different types of talent. Yes, even teachers. Turns out they don’t just lecture and give quizzes. In fact, there’s a definite subgroup of pedagogues at LP passionate about music, whether guitar,...

Technology: fun with consequences

L Martin, Features Editor

May 6, 2014

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When it comes to technology, young people are far ahead of most adults. While older generations are struggling in levels in Candy Crush, an online game the dying social networking site of Facebook offers, young people are researching something for an essay, tweeting, and watching vines simultaneously. To these young people technology is just all fun and games. A friend falls asleep in class? Take a picture of him or her and upload it to Snapchat. A teacher does something funny in class? Record it—without their knowledge—and put it on YouTube. But when do all these games start to become serious and have consequences? Teachers and parents have found it difficult to draw the line between privacy and public concern.  “Zero Tolerance” policies and arrests seem to be the solution schools have gravitated toward. “Zero ...

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