The Shakerite

Armed Invaders Assault, Rob Party Guests

Allie Harris, Campus and City Editor

April 25, 2012

A group of males, some armed with handguns, forced their way into a house party on Strathavon Road and later assaulted two students who fled March 23.  Senior Matt Reesing, who attended the party, described it as a typical...

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...

Lowery Reaches Zimmerman Via Email

Allie Harris, Campus and City Editor

April 25, 2012

It took a former Shakerite editor to contact the most sought-after man in America. It seems everyone was talking about George Zimmerman, but no one was talking to him until Ohio University senior Wesley Lowery (’08) exchanged...

Applicants Asked for Networking Passwords

Julia Scharfstein, Campus and City Editor

April 25, 2012

According to a March 20 Associated Press article, employers are increasingly asking applicants for the passwords to their social media profiles. A Washington Post opinion article offered an explanation of why employers would req...

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...

Expanded Courtyard Garden Takes Root

Julia Scharfstein, Campus and City Editor

April 25, 2012

 By late spring or next fall, students will have another outdoor area in which to enjoy their lunch. After the Garden Club and Green Club proposed extending the courtyard garden last year, they came up with a design, and presented...

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...

Panel Denies Kelly’s Request to Reconsider Murder Conviction

Taylor Butze, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2012

A three-judge panel from the Eleventh District Court of Appeals denied a motion to reconsider its Feb. 13 decision to uphold the murder conviction of Ronald Kelly (’08). Kelly and Adrian Barker (’06) were convicted in the...

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”...

Chardon Shooting Presents Reality Check

Allie Harris and Julia Scharfstein, Campus and City Editors

March 20, 2012

The proximity of the Feb. 27 shooting at Chardon High School and the arrest of a Shaker student who brought a semiautomatic weapon to school have raised fear among students that a similar event could happen here. English teacher...

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