The Shakerite

Make Up Work Challenges Students, Teachers

Kathleen Kalafatis, Cover Story Editor

October 5, 2012

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

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

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...

Ohio Concealed Carry Laws and Procedures

Rachel Shaw, Cover Story Editor

April 25, 2012

The Ohio concealed carry law recognizes the “inalienable and fundamental right of an individual to defend the individual’s person and the members of the individual’s family.” Concealed carry permits are issued by county...

Struggling for Answers, Safety and Justice

Alysse Eberhard and Rachel Shaw, Cover Story Editors

April 25, 2012

News of the killing of 17- year-old Trayvon Martin spread across the nation, causing many to call for changes to gun control laws, the arrest of George Zimmerman and, ultimately, “justice for Trayvon.” Zimmerman shot and...

Letter to Woodbury Principal Yates

April 12, 2012

Dear Dr. Yates, I would like to express my feelings about having Chinese once a week instead of Social Studies.  I’m concerned that this extra Chinese class is a bad way to spend our time. As a principal, you must know...

Mastering One of the Toughest Tongues Takes More than 2,000 Hours of Study

Taylor Butze, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2012

Accompanying Shaker’s recently implemented International Baccalaureate Program was the elementary Mandarin Chinese program. Employed within the district are eight native Mandarin Chinese speakers who teach students in various...

Financing the Chinese Program

Shane McKeon, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2012

Shaker’s Chinese program was born out of necessity and opportunity. The district needed to fulfill a world language requirement for the International Baccalaureate program, and the Chinese government offered a solution. Through...

The Challenges of Learning Chinese

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

March 20, 2012

When the IB Programme arrived at Shaker’s elementary schools last year, students said, “Ni hao” to an hour of weekly Mandarin Chinese language instruction taught by native speakers. This year, students said, “Zai jian”...

IB Brings World Language to Elementary Schools, but Social Studies Pays the Price

Marcia Brown, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2012

An unidentified student at Woodbury Elementary School wrote a letter, collected 80 student signatures and submitted it to Principal Randall Yates last month making clear student criticisms of the school’s Chinese program. To...

10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Getting a Tattoo

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

March 2, 2012

Am I OK with the pain involved? Am I comfortable with a tattoo becoming a permanent part of my body? Do I accept that there may be some health risks? Can I accept “tattoo attention” as part of my life? Do I have a ...

Parlors, Parents and Permission

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

February 27, 2012

Ohio is one of only nine states that require tattoo parlors to hold operating licenses. However, tattoo artists receive no formal training other than a period of apprenticeship, and it’s up to the parlor’s proprietor to determine...

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