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Quest for Likes Drives Instagram Insanity

Clara Medalie, Spotlight Editor

November 7, 2013

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“It takes me about an hour to do an Insta. I have to edit it, then go through my edits, and then I text them to my friend, who then picks out her favorite one because I want a second opinion. And then we’ll talk about captio...

Eighteen-Year-Olds Claim Adulthood At Voting Booths

Clara Medalie and Bridget Cook, Spotlight Editors

November 6, 2013

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The eighteenth year is a landmark year in someone’s life. Adulthood brings the ability to buy a monkey, get a tattoo, purchase spray paint, sue someone, get married, skydive, adopt a child, and just about anything else a ...

Wiemer Brings the World To Her Classroom

Bridget Cook, Spotlight Editor

November 6, 2013

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She’s tagged birds of paradise in New Guinea. She’s ridden horseback on the beaches of the Dominican Republic. She’s caught massive pythons in Costa Rica. She’s survived alone in the wilderness for two weeks. Sound like...

Homecoming Fest to Replace Homecoming Parade

Clara Medalie and Bridget Cook, Spotlight Editors

September 13, 2013

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The annual Homecoming parade is officially a thing of the past. This past week, senior class council members and administrators have been working together on developing a new event to celebrate Homecoming. The result: Homecoming F...

Taking The Lounge: A Long Wait, Underwhelming Result

Bridget Cook and Clara Medalie, Spotlight Editors

August 28, 2013

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For three years we've watched the mysterious figures behind the textured glass as we go about the lunchroom. Not even a peek was permitted into this forbidden senior sanctuary. What goes on behind that elusive gray barrier that...

Students Express Opinions on Achievement Gap

David Shakno, Liz Jacob, Ari Ross, Multimedia Editor, Web Editor in Chief, Raiderzone Editor

May 7, 2013

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The Shakerite spoke with several students on their opinions of the achievement gap. We've compiled answers from seniors Ale Bliss, Jack Nemeth and Faride Bustamante as well as SGORR advisor Halle Bauer below: Question: Do you b...

After 11 Days Off, Back to Reality

Amani Hill, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2013

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Security guard Mark Seymore is one of many who actually wanted to return from the break. "I wanted to come back to school the first day because the first day back is easy. Everybody wants to go to class to see their friends,"...

Hockey Shares Title With Biggest Fan

Allie Harris, Spotlight Editor

March 26, 2013

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Despite returning to Shaker at around 3 a.m. after the championship game, the hockey team organized a visit to a long-time fan the next day. The team brought their trophy to Carol and Don Frerichs’s house. “Nobody would...

Does Success After High School Come Without College?

Anna O'Connell, Spotlight Editor

March 26, 2013

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Shaker students are expected to do one thing after completing high school: go to college. Few people question the belief that the fast track to success is through education. For most students, this is an accepted idea; they recognize...

Shiloh Hit the Shaker Ground Running

Bridget Cook, Spotlight Editor

March 26, 2013

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By mid-March, many second semester seniors have serious cases of senioritis, cruising through the home stretch of their high school careers as they prepare to head off to college. Senior Didi Shiloh, however, is far from checking...

Girls Shave Heads to Raise Awareness for Pediatric Cancer

Bridget Cook, Spotlight Editor

March 15, 2013

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Most teenage girls value their hair more than they care to admit. Whether it’s long or short, curly or straight, girls use their hair to express themselves. For juniors Brianna Sotkovsky and Isabel Dimoff, however, the statement...

Octopi Tentacles Find Shaker’s Clocks

Marcia Brown, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2013

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Around the school orange and red octopi have shown up stuck to clocks, Purell dispensers and calculators. These octopi are not just any octopi; they’re Custom Ink T-Shirt stickers, and their tentacles are sticking to any...

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