Lakewood High School students protest against regulations on attire
On Aug. 18, a female Lakewood High School student, Leah Fedor, was sent home for wearing “inappropriate attire.” Her clothing did not fit the high schools’ regulations, which prohibit the following: hoodies, low necklines, athletic team uniforms, saggy clothing, unnaturally colored hair, sheer material and clothing with holes.
Some students gathered in front of the high school Wednesday morning to peacefully demonstrate their unhappiness with these clothing limitations.
“I think the entire thing needs to be updated,” said one student, among the approximately 150 who shared their opinions, to Cleveland.com. “Fashion has changed so much and almost everything is against it.”
The demonstration is also meant to shed light on the way girls’ clothing, and girls in general, are viewed. It hopes to make clear that girls shouldn’t worry about what they’re wearing—rather, the onlooker should not objectify their bodies.
Another student shared with Cleveland.com, “For me, that’s a big problem because guys don’t really have a dress code. It’s all toward the girls.”
Some students came braless and some wore lipstick as part of their demonstration.
Cleveland Heights prisoner found dead in her cell
Ralkina Jones, a 37-year-old Cleveland woman, was found dead in a Cleveland Heights jail cell. Jones was arrested after attacking her ex-husband with a tire iron and attempting to run him and his colleague over with her car.
Jones’ family pushed for an investigation of her death, which was later requested by Police Chief Jeffrey Robertson. As of now, there is no physical evidence to how Jones died. There are gaps in the surveillance video of her cell and of the times when Jones was medicated.
Officials say the medications she took could have had a negative effect on her health.
Cleveland Tourism is increasing
Could Cleveland be climbing back up to the top?
That’s what Destination Cleveland, the local tourism bureau, has declared. According to an article published in Scene this week, Cleveland tourism has increased by 4.5 percent since 2014, which means about 16.9 million people have visited the city.
Destination Cleveland credits conventions held at the city, such as the Republican National Convention, as well as the return of LeBron James, as some reasons for Cleveland’s economic growth.