Racial depictions in literature/film must be changed

Allison Simon, Staff Writer

March 23, 2017

Nevertheless, a majority of books being taught throughout the AP English classes repeat the same stereotypes: either extremely wealthy whites or poor blacks.

Acceptance timeline brings headache, heartache for aspiring students

Antoinette Lobello, Perspective Editor

March 10, 2017

‘To be or not to be’ or rather, “you’re in or you’re not in,”: that is the question at hand for many seniors and their college picks. Because for those who applied regular decision to a private institution, their de...

Charter school regulation needed for students to grow

Antoinette Lobello, Perspective Editor

February 27, 2017

Betsy DeVos, the thorn in public school’s side, was confirmed by the Senate in a 51-50 vote as Secretary of Education, with the extra vote coming down from Vice President Mike Pence as the Senate was deadlocked when voting. Her...

Basketball tournament no longer encourages absenteeism. But what about those donations?

Jacob Ballmaier, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017

LP has a point about student attendance problems on a day filled with basketball tournaments. But the American Heart Association donation the school can make suffers as a result.

Inaugural speech presents Candidate Trump, shifting to President Trump

Jacob Ballmaier, Staff Writer

January 30, 2017

All eyes were on Washington last Friday as Donald Trump assumed the office of President. Yet the more important matter, arguably, was his inaugural address. The inaugural address has traditionally set the tone and goals of the...

Challenges ahead of the unexpected Trump victory

Jacob Ballmaier, Staff Writer

November 15, 2016

After a drawn-out, 14-month-long race, America chose its next leader on Tuesday Nov 8. Democrat Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by an extremely thin majority, but Republican Donald Trump became President-elect in what seemed ...

New change needed to old political system

Antoinette Lobello, Staff Editor

November 15, 2016

For the fifth time since the Constitution was written, a president elect was chosen without receiving the popular vote. Donald Trump has joined this list, along with  Presidents George W. Bush, Benjamin Harrison, Rutherford B...

Perspective editorial board vets student poll winner: the Cabbage

October 20, 2016

"There’s a lot and more we don’t know about the cabbage that Lake Park wants to see installed in the White House as the nation’s commander in chief. We don’t know any of this because we haven’t asked it, but mostly we don’t know because the cabbage ain’t talking."

Presidential Debate: is one option truly better than the other?

Katarzyna Pirog, Staff Writer

October 17, 2016

On November 9, 2016, our country will know who its new president will be. So far we have had the chance to witness all three presidential debates between businessman Donald Trump (Republican Party) and Secretary Hillary Clinton (...

CV days: Why increasing cardio is worth it

Katarzyna Pirog, Staff Writer

September 22, 2016

This school year the Lake Park’s West Campus Gym Department came up with a new idea called CV days. The teachers want to improve the pacer scores of their students and by giving more opportunities to increase activity in gym. W...

Why CV days may be doing more harm than good

Antoinette Lobello, Perspective Editor

September 22, 2016

While wanting to get pacer scores up and increasing the health of students is a great idea, the way the West Campus gym department is doing them is not. CV days aren’t truly helpful to students who are actually trying to become...

Pokemon craze has embarrassed lots of players. But it’s done some good too

Antoinette Lobello, Perspective Editor

September 16, 2016

Pokemon Go is a smartphone game that has spread across the world. Pretty much everyone and their mother knows someone who plays Pokemon Go. Pokemon Go is an Augmented Reality game that takes the fictional pokemon and brings ...