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2017-2018 Staff

Maggie Spielman

Journalism Managing Editor

Maggie Spielman (‘18) is in her third year with the Shakerite. She is currently a Journalism Managing Editor, running and overseeing coverage for shakerite.com. As Lifestyle Editor junior year, she covered profiles on various...

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D.C. Benincasa

Raider Zone Editor

DC Benincasa (‘18) is in his third year with The Shakerite. As the Raider Zone Editor, he writes hard news stories about Shaker and professional sports, as well as profiles of athletes. D.C. has covered the 2016 Cleveland Cava...

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Ainsley Snyder

Spotlight Editor

Ainsley Snyder (’20) is in her second year with The Shakerite. As Spotlight Editor, Ainsley creates and oversees coverage of people, clubs, arts, trends and culture. During her freshman year she reported and wrote a story on h...

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Kay Petrovic

Photo Editor

Kay Petrovic (‘18) is in her first year with the Shakerite. As Photo Editor, her primary role is to manage photographers and produce photo content for The Shakerite. Kay is a member of the Mock Trial team and an active partic...

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Sam Lehman

Chief Marketing Officer

Sam Lehman (‘20) is starting his second year working at The Shakerite. He works as the Chief Marketing Officer and focuses on increasing the circulation and growing the public presence of The Shakerite. He works with the Ch...

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Ethan Bloch

Campus and City Editor

Ethan Bloch (’20) is in his second year with The Shakerite and became Campus and City editor in May 2017. As Campus and City editor, he covers breaking news and oversees reporting and editing about stories that emphasize ti...

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Mae Nagusky

Campus and City Editor

Mae Nagusky (’20) is in her second year with The Shakerite. As the Campus and City Editor, she covers breaking news and oversees reporting and editing about stories that emphasize timeliness, conflict and impact. As a fresh...

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Greyson Turner

Chief Financial Officer

Greyson Turner ('18) is in his third year with The Shakerite. As Chief Financial Officer, he ensures that progress is made toward selling more advertisements, and that all journalistic trips are fully funded. As Advertising Manager...

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Julia Barragate

Print Managing Editor

Julia Barragate (‘18) is starting her third year with the Shakerite now Print Managing Editor, a position serves to manage the production of The Shakerite’s print issue. She previously served as Campus and City Editor, covering...

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Astrid Braun

Web Managing Editor

Astrid Braun (‘19) is in her third year with the Shakerite. She is currently Web Managing Editor, running and overseeing coverage for shakerite.com. As Investigations Editor sophomore year, she covered facilities...

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Emet Celeste-Cohen

Investigations Editor

Emet Celeste-Cohen (‘19) is in his second year writing for the Shakerite. He is currently Investigations Editor alongside Astrid Braun. As a staff reporter freshman year, he covered the master planning facility me...

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Hannah Kornblut

Columnist

Hannah Kornblut (‘18) is in her fourth year with The Shakerite, and is returning as a columnist for the Opinion section. As a junior, she was an Opinion editor, composing columns regarding the stigma around tampons, politica...

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Grace Lougheed

Editor in Chief

Grace Lougheed (‘18) is in her fourth year with The Shakerite. As Editor in Chief,  she supervises the entirety of The Shakerite and all of it's staff. She has also served as Print Managing Editor, overseeing the quarterly...

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Zachary Nosanchuk

Assignment Managing Editor

Zachary Nosanchuk (‘18) is starting his fourth year with the Shakerite. As Assignment Managing Editor, he serves a second term on the Executive Team and manages all assignments for Shakerite Staff. Last year, he served as Media M...

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Emily Boardman

Copy Editor

Emily Boardman (‘18) is beginning her fourth year with The Shakerite, and first as a Copy Editor, a position that checks grammar and AP style rules in stories. As a Spotlight Editor, she profiled retiring teachers and interview...

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Alexa Jankowsky

Visuals Editor

Alexa Jankowsky (‘18) is starting her fourth year with The Shakerite. This is her first year as the Visuals Editor after two years of serving as a Raider Zone editor. In her freshman year as a staff reporter, Alexa worked on...

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The Editorial Board

The Editorial Board

The Editorial Board governs Shakerite opinion coverage, writes routine "Rite Idea" editorials, and serves as a guiding force for The Shakerite on controversial coverage. It was elected from and by the Shakerite Staff on May 19,...

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