The Shakerite

A Friday Night Tradition, No More

Clara Medalie, Campus and City Editor

December 11, 2012

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Administrators changed the starting time and number of Friday night hockey games this year due to drinking at previous games, complaints from parents and the availability of the Thornton ice rink. Athletic Director Don Readance...

Students React to Mark Freeman’s Career

John Vodrey, Sam Mitro, Maria Slovikovski, Staff Reporters

December 11, 2012

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When the 2012-2013 schools year ends, so will 24 years of Shaker School District’s guidance under Superintendent Mark Freeman. Many Shaker students know Freeman for his record when it comes to cancelling school. “In all...

Amount of Semifinalists at All Time Low

Carter Parry, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2012

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This year, the number of National Merit Semifinalists reached an all-time low this year. The class of 2013 includes only seven semifinalists. Shaker Heights High School has an SAT average about 100 points higher than the...

A Mangager and Player React to Changes

Clara Medalie, Campus and City Editor

December 11, 2012

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Hockey manager Rebecca Chaney has never been a huge sports fan. However, she loves the atmosphere of hockey games. “I enjoy watching our hockey team—it’s a fun game to watch, it’s a fun team to watch,” she said. The...

BOE Seeks Public’s Views About New Superintendent

John Vodrey & Maria Slovikovski, Staff Reporters

December 11, 2012

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The Shaker Heights Board of Education invited students and members of the community to share their opinions on the subject of the district’s next superintendent by completing an online survey and attending two public meetings...

Shaker Reacts to Allegations Against Shaker Graduate

Erica Seman, Senior Writer

December 6, 2012

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Shaker graduate Camilia Terry (’12) was charged with the aggravated murder of her 3-year-old son and appeared before the Cleveland Municipal Court Nov. 29. Members of the high school community remarked that this case’s...

Board Asks for Public Input on Superintendent Search

John Vodrey, Staff Reporter

December 1, 2012

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The Shaker Heights Board of Education invited students and members of the community to share their opinions on the subject of the district’s next superintendent by completing an online survey or attending two public meetings...

Superintendent Search Moves Forward

John Vodrey and Maria Slovikovski, Staff Reporters

November 21, 2012

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The Shaker Heights School Board held a special meeting regarding the superintendent search Nov. 19. Last week, the board chose the search firm Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates to conduct the search for a new superintendent....

The Shakerite Earns NSPA Best of Show Award

Sarah-Jane Lorenzo and Kyra Hall, Chief Editors

November 19, 2012

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The Shakerite earned an eighth-place Best of Show ranking for newspaper tabloids Nov. 17 at the National Scholastic Press Association convention in San Antonio, Texas. The Best of Show competition featured 430 entries this...

Hostess Bankruptcy Could Affect Melt’s Fried Twinkies

Marcia Brown and Shane McKeon, Investigations Editors

November 17, 2012

Filed under CAMPUS & CITY, INVESTIGATIONS

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 ...

Ahrens Fills Gap in Student Council Leadership

Abigail Brindza, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2012

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Student Council adviser Julia Rossi-Johnson resigned Aug. 30, and social studies teacher Amanda Ahrens took her place. Rossi, who began working in the district in 2007, did not respond to inquiries about her sudden resignation. Ahrens...

Where the Money to Candidates Comes From

Clara Medalie, Campus and City Editor

November 5, 2012

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Ever since the passage of Citizens United, a Supreme Court case in 2010, superPACS have been allowed to give unlimited amounts of money to endorse candidates. A political action committee is any organization in the United States...

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