The Shakerite

Clubs May Take Backseat To New Trends

Marcia Brown and Shane McKeon, Investigations Editors

March 26, 2013

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According to Assistant Principal Eric Hutchinson, fewer students may “overclub” these days. Hutchinson believes that so many new things vie for students’ attention today that traditional pursuits such as club participation...

Girls’ In-Class Experiences

February 19, 2013

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Dual-enrolled at Cleveland Heights High School and Case Western Reserve University, senior Natasha Madorsky is high achieving. However, she has never been interested in the sciences; she has “never been in a really good science...

Race Versus Gender in Admissions

February 19, 2013

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Senior Evelyn Ting has noticed different treatment between male and female college applicants. “Colleges and universities will try to send emails that target girls for math and science programs, so I get a lot more of that mail...

What’s so Scary About an Educated Girl?

Abby White, Anna Seballos, Hillary Lacks, and Becky Marcus, Staff Reporters

February 19, 2013

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Based on the numbers, Shaker girls kick Shaker boys’ butts. From the PLAN and Ohio Graduation Tests for high school students to the Terra Nova Tests and Ohio Achievement Assessments for younger students, Shaker students take...

Teachers’ Views on Extra Credit

Marcia Brown and Shane McKeon, Investigations Editors

December 12, 2012

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The following quotations were compiled from email interviews with teachers regarding extra credit policies. “For the last twelve years, in my courses any assignment, quiz, or test can be retaken up until the end of the quarter. ...

Hostess Bankruptcy Could Affect Melt’s Fried Twinkies

Marcia Brown and Shane McKeon, Investigations Editors

November 17, 2012

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UPDATE:  Melt Bar and Grilled Owner Matt Fish stated that the restaurant has prepared for the impending Twinkie shortage. "Over the last few days I was able to source roughly a six-month supply of Twinkies for Melt," Fish ...

How the Next Four Years Could Affect Your Life

Shane Mckeon and Marcia Brown, Investigations Editors

November 5, 2012

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In the upcoming elections, more is at stake than just the direction of the country. The United States is one of the largest countries in the world, and Americans have a drastic effect on the health of the planet. This election...

Whether in School or Out, Suspensions Add Up

Allie Harris, Cover Story Editor

October 5, 2012

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Despite ­­­talk among community members that there were record suspensions last year, Assistant Principal Sara Joyce and Ohio Department of Education data confirmed that the high school did not see a significantly higher number...

Seeking Alternatives to Missing School

Sarah-Jane Lorenzo, Editor In Chief

October 5, 2012

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Disciplinary actions for suspension-level offenses vary as schools attempt to find alternatives for taking students out of their classes. An article published in the University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community Integration...

Make Up Work Challenges Students, Teachers

Kathleen Kalafatis, Cover Story Editor

October 5, 2012

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Suspension is no vacation for students or teachers. Students are responsible for the assignments they miss while suspended. Teachers gain the extra responsibility of providing the suspended student with his or her assignments. Extra...

Teachers, Administrators Face Decisions About Whether Students Will Stay Home

Allie Harris, Cover Story Editor

October 5, 2012

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Despite ­­­talk among community members that there were record suspensions last year, Assistant Principal Sara Joyce and Ohio Department of Education data confirmed that the high school did not see a significantly higher number...

100 Years of Shaker in the Making

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

July 5, 2012

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To recognize the centennial, Cover Story editors browsed 100 years of Shaker's history and took a closer look at 10 of the most significant events. The village begins, 1912 - Oris Paxton and Mantis James Van Sweringen saw p...

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