The Shakerite

District Pays for Phones Confiscated Then Stolen

Julia Scharfstein, Campus and City Editor

March 20, 2012

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Just this year, five or six confiscated phones were replaced by the school because they were stolen before they could be returned to the student. In most of the cases, the phones were stolen from a teacher’s desk. In one...

Law Punishes Off-Campus Bullying

Allie Harris, Campus and City Editor

March 20, 2012

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The Jessica Logan Act, which was passed in Ohio in January, gives schools authority to discipline students who partake in bullying off school grounds. The goal of this law is to prevent bullying occurring through electronic...

10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Getting a Tattoo

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

March 2, 2012

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Am I OK with the pain involved? Am I comfortable with a tattoo becoming a permanent part of my body? Do I accept that there may be some health risks? Can I accept “tattoo attention” as part of my life? Do I have a ...

After a Year on Ice, Dance Returns

Allie Harris, Campus and City Editor

February 27, 2012

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Student Council worked for two years under the leadership of Social Committee Head Logan Davis to plan the Feb. 4. winter dance. Officially called the Snow Ball, the formal followed the concept of MORP, which is an inversion...

Why Them and Not Us? Because They Vote

Joan Thompson, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2012

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Select groups of students were invited by the White House and high school administration to attend President Obama’s remarks Jan. 4. The White House first invited the senior class to attend the event. When the White House...

Shaker to Offer IB Medallion for Students Who Want Flexibility

Julia Scharfstein, Campus and City Editor

February 27, 2012

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Shaker students may now receive an International Baccalaureate Medallion instead of signing up for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The IB Medallion requires students to take three IB classes during junior...

Shaker Goes Green for Funding

Allie Harris, Campus and City Editor

February 27, 2012

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The path to new athletic fields may be paved with light bulbs. The school district recently established a committee to assess repairs and improvements of school buildings, grounds and athletic fields. The Superintendent’s...

Boy Found With Gun in School

Shane McKeon, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2012

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A 16-year-old boy was arrested at the high school Jan. 25 for carrying a concealed, unloaded, inoperable pistol, but the incident did not precipitate a lockdown. The matter was handled quietly by administrators and the Shaker...

Student Mayors Meet to Consider Solutions for School

Allie Harris, Campus and City Editor

February 27, 2012

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About 100 students came together at Meetings of the Mayors Nov. 28 and Feb. 6. The meetings were designed by faculty to organize a group of students who are active in the school want to help Shaker. Students were invited based...

Conferences No Longer Individualized

Bridget Cook, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2012

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After-school conferences, where students can receive personalized help from their teachers, have grown crowded as class sizes have increased. Budget cuts have resulted in loss of teaching positions, especially in the English...

Council Pencil Sale Defies Bake-Sale Law

Julia Scharfstein, Campus and City Editor

February 27, 2012

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The Junior Student Council organized pencil sales during February in which they sold pencils for $1 and gave away free baked goods. Some people saw the pencil sale as a way to get around a state law that prohibits bake sales....

Hockey Attendance Wanes

Liz Jacob, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2012

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­­­Since seven students were arrested for underage drinking at the hockey home opener Dec. 2, the enthusiasm and attendance of hockey fans has steeply declined. In past years, hockey has been well attended by all grades...

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