The Shakerite

Megan Jones, 2015 Secretary

Amani Hill, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2013

Why did you decide to run? Megan Jones described Student Council as "something I really wanted to do for awhile," and this year she finally got the courage to run for secretary. "I love being a leader and I think it's a perfect...

Zach Reizes, 2015 Vice President

Ella Shlonsky, Opinion Editor

May 7, 2013

Why did you decide to run? Zach Reizes said he decided to run because Student Council is an important part of how the school works and that it is important how students play a role in the school. Did you run last year/have...

Walker Edwards, 2015 Vice President

Rae Conlon, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2013

Why did you decide to run? Walker Edwards said he decided to run again this year because he ran last year and had a good experience. Edwards thinks he can lead the class well and that the people need him. Did you run last...

Cherie Lo, 2015 President

Alexandra Harris, Opinion Editor

May 7, 2013

Why did you decide to run? Cherie Lo is the current president of her class and has been encouraged by peers to run again. "I'd been president already and I wanted to keep helping my council." Did you run last year or at any...

Student Council Elections Set for May 8-9

Amani Hill and Alexandra Harris, Staff Reporters

May 3, 2013

Stairwells wallpapered with fliers can mean only one thing. Students will choose next year’s leaders May 8-9. Student Council candidate speeches will be delivered during morning assemblies May 8, and the first round of...

Interview with Superintendent-Elect Hutchings

John Vodrey, David Shakno and Sarah-Jane Lorenzo, Staff Reporter, Multimedia Editor and Print Editor in Chief

April 30, 2013

The Shakerite exclusively interviewed Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, the next superintendent of the Shaker Heights City School District, via Skype April 23. Below are audio excerpts from the interview. Read the upcoming print edition ...

Fill ‘Em Up: New Fountains Fund Your Water Bottles

Mariel Lustig and Alexandra Harris

April 8, 2013

Staying hydrated at the high school has never been easier, or better for the planet. Thanks to high school librarian Patricia Laurence and her husband, Richard, students and staff can now easily quench their thirst while helping...

Students Offer Their Views on Superintendent Candidates

Sarah-Jane Lorenzo, Editor in Chief

March 26, 2013

Although not members of a professional search firm, students who met with the three final candidates for superintendent offered plenty of frank assessments. In large public meetings March 13-15, community members had a chance...

Finding the Balance for ‘Overclubbers’

Marcia Brown and Shane McKeon, Investigations Editors

March 26, 2013

Applying to college? Join the club. Or join all of them. For students deeply entrenched in the ever-more competitive college application process, clubs are playing an increasingly important role in their efforts to set themselves...

Retiring Teachers Fond of Their Shaker Years

Clara Medalie, Evan Dubail, Campus and City Editors

March 26, 2013

Charles Longo: Former Shaker student enjoyed classroom Social Studies Department Chair Charles Longo had quite the Shaker experience. Longo has taught in Shaker for 34 years, was head baseball coach for 19 years and attend...

State of Shaker Schools Discussed at Yearly Speech

Clara Medalie, Campus and City Editor

March 26, 2013

“We’re doing pretty well,” Superintendent Mark Freeman said at his State of the Schools speech March 12. Approximately 50 people attended the speech, held in the Upper Cafeteria and reinstituted last year, according to...

Clubs May Take Backseat To New Trends

Marcia Brown and Shane McKeon, Investigations Editors

March 26, 2013

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...

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