The Shakerite

Girl Scouts Have More Open Policy

Clara Medalie, Campus and City Editor

February 19, 2013

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Girl Scouts of America’s policy on gay members is more open than that of the Boy Scouts organization. Junior Tiara Freeman-Sargent is a member of Girl Scouts troop 1510 and said the group’s policy contrasts that of the...

Boy Scouts Table Decision on Gay Members

Clara Medalie, Campus and City Editor

February 19, 2013

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Local Boy Scout troops have decided not to forbid gay people from participating in scouting despite the current ban. One of the nation’s largest private youth organizations, the Boy Scouts of America, seriously considered...

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...

Despite Violence, Band Still Plans Trip to Turkey

Clara Medalie, Campus and City Editor

February 19, 2013

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Despite the recent bombing of the United States Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, the Shaker band’s scheduled trip to Istanbul this spring will proceed. On Feb. 1, a suicide bomber detonated a bomb outside a personnel entrance to...

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...

Snow Day Disrupts Exam Schedule

Sarah-Jane Lorenzo, Editor in Cheif

January 22, 2013

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Shaker students were surprised by a snow day Jan. 22 when school was cancelled due to cold weather. The snow day was particularly unusual because it was called during finals week, disrupting the high school exam schedule and...

Swim Team Victim of Woodbury Phone Theft

Clara Medalie, Campus and City Editor

January 15, 2013

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  Phone theft is not limited to the high school. Swimmers who use the Woodbury locker room have also been targeted, and senior Walker Smith reports “three [thefts] in the last month.” Smith was one of the victims. He said ...

How To Best Protect Your Phone From Theft

Clara Medalie, Campus and City Editor

January 15, 2013

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The surest way to keep a phone from being stolen is to not even bring it to school. However, few students are willing to sacrifice their phones for an hour let alone an entire school day. Head of security Vic Ferrell gave the...

Take Care, or Your Phone May Be Next

Clara Medalie, Campus and City Editor

January 15, 2013

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Four months after the debut of Wi-Fi and the new Bring Your Own Device policy, thieves are having a field day stealing iPhones.  “It is happening too much,” said security chief Vic Ferrell, who took a desperate step out...

Shaker Residents Give Input on Superintendent Search

John Vodrey, Maria Slovikovski and Sam Mitro, Staff Reporters

December 24, 2012

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Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates conducted their two public input meetings on what the Shaker School District should look for in a new superintendent last week.HYA is conducting a search for Shaker’s new superintendent. The...

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. ...

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