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Post Basketball Game, Fight Spurs Chaotic Scene

Rachel Shaw, Cover Story Editor

December 13, 2011

Filed under INVESTIGATIONS

­­The basketball home opener – a one-point win for Shaker -- culminated in a parking-lot fight and two arrests. To top it off, LeBron James was not in attendance, despite rumors that he would be. Assistant Principal Eric...

Taking to Social Media to Comment on the Night’s Events

Rachel Shaw, Cover Story Editor

December 13, 2011

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After the Dec. 2 basketball and hockey games went haywire with fan misbehaviors, Facebook and Twitter exploded with commentary about student, administrator and police behavior, as well as with rumors and predictions regarding...

After Visits, SGORR Members Cannot Eat in Restaurants

Allie Harris, Campus and City Editor

December 13, 2011

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The 250 students in Student Group on Race Relations are now prohibited from going out to lunch after they visit fourth-and sixth-grade classes. According to SGORR Coordinator Halle Bauer, the existing policy is now being enforced...

No More In-House Gym Requirement

Julia Scharfstein, Campus and City Editor

December 13, 2011

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Thanks to a new state law, students no longer need to take one year of in-house gym to graduate. The 2011-2012 Program Planning Guide states that, “students may use irregularly earned credits (independent study . . . and...

SB5 Gone, Fears Remain

Sarah-Jane Lorenzo, Campus and City Editor

November 21, 2011

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Senate Bill 5, a bill that would have restricted union rights and affect public employees, met firm defeat at polls across Ohio on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Although the bill itself will never take effect, it leaves many teachers with...

Clawson and Harris to Join School Board

Sarah-Jane Lorenzo, Campus and City Editor

November 21, 2011

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Bill Clawson and Rueben Harris will join the Shaker Heights School Board come January 2012, as Shaker voters decided Nov. 8. When all precincts had reported, Clawson had 6,341 votes, while Harris, with 4,588 votes, pulled ahead...

Q and A With Senturia

Sarah-Jane Lorenzo, Campus and City Editor

November 21, 2011

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Juliana Johnston Senturia was selected by Shaker voters to join incumbents Nancy Moore, Earl Williams and James Brady on City Council. Senturia is active in the Shaker League of Women Voters and has attended City Council meetings...

Color War Spirit Day Escalates Class Rivalries

Alysse Eberhard, Marissa Miller and Rachel Shaw, Cover Story Editors

November 21, 2011

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THE POSTERS READ “Juniority,” and with them, the latest battle in Shaker’s class war began. When students arrived at school Oct.14, they found the school decorated in green. It was a color war spirit day, and students...

The Future of Shaker Dances

Allie Harris, Julia Scharfstein, Campus and City Editors

November 21, 2011

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“What that really means is we don’t think we are capable of holding a safe event. If this decision came to be, then I would just cancel the dance altogether,” Principal Michael Griffith said. And with those words, Griffith...

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