The Shakerite

Superintendent Freeman Will Step Down After This Year

Shane McKeon, Investigations Editor

September 4, 2012

After 25 years as superintendent of Shaker Heights Schools, Superintendent Mark Freeman announced today that he will step down after this school year. “It has been an honor to serve Shaker,” Freeman stated in a letter sent...

100 Years of Shaker in the Making

Alysse Eberhard, Marissa Miller and Rachel Shaw, Cover Story Editors

July 5, 2012

To recognize the centennial, Cover Story editors browsed 100 years of Shaker's history and took a closer look at 10 of the most significant events. The village begins, 1912 - Oris Paxton and Mantis James Van Sweringen saw p...

H. Walker Edwards Preaches Pokemon

Marcia Brown and Shane McKeon, Investigation Editors

May 30, 2012

“I really see myself as a sort of Joe Biden,” H. Walker Edwards said. “A very chill dude who’s good at his job.” Pokemon-quoting, silk shirt-loving anarchists are rarely elected vice president of a class. But then...

Remote Control Prank Caused Confusion

Clara Medalie, Campus and CIty Editor

May 30, 2012

  French teacher Eileen Willis arrived at school April 25 ready to teach a prepared lesson on her SMART board, but when she tried to turn on the classroom’s projector, her plans quickly fell apart. Willis couldn’t...

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...

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