The Shakerite

More Wildlife Calling Shaker Heights Home

Clara Medalie, Campus and City Editor

March 26, 2013

Wildlife is anything but decreasing as more and more creatures find homes in the parks, country club and lawns of Shaker Heights. Coyotes are known to walk the streets of Shaker throughout the night, howling away. Having taken...

Superintendent Finalist Means Withdraws From Consideration

John Vodrey, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2013

One of the three final candidates for superintendent of Shaker schools, Dr. Demond A. Means, has withdrawn his name from consideration. Means informed the Mequon-Thiensville Board of Education of his decision Sunday, March 17....

Power Restored at High School

Ari Ross, Raider Zone Editor

March 18, 2013

After a two hour blackout, power was restored to the high school at 12:21 p.m., March 18. The power went out at 10:22 a.m. after lights flickered on and off several times. According to a FirstEnergy map of current outages,...

BOE Announces Superintendent Candidates

Sarah-Jane Lorenzo, Editor in Chief

March 10, 2013

The Board of Education has named three candidates of diverse experience to replace Mark Freeman as district superintendent following his retirement at the end of this year. A review of the candidates' application materials...

PAWS Club Helps Students Help Animals

Clara Medalie, Campus and City Editor

February 19, 2013

A love for animals and a bad case of allergies sparked sophomore Cherie Lo’s creation of the Protecting Animal Welfare Society, also known as the PAWS club. “I’ve always loved animals, but I have allergies to basically...

Girl Scouts Have More Open Policy

Clara Medalie, Campus and City Editor

February 19, 2013

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

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

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

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

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...

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