The Shakerite

3 Students Killed, 2 Wounded in Chardon High School Shooting

Shane McKeon, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2012

Three students were killed and two others were wounded when a shooter opened fire on the school’s cafeteria at 7:45 a.m. this morning. One victim remained in critical condition as of 7:00 p.m. Superintendent Joseph Bergant...

Slawson, Barker’s Former Tennis Coach, Happy and Hopeful

Ian Round, Raider Zone editor

February 13, 2012

Allan Slawson, Adrian Barker’s former tennis coach, expressed “extreme happiness and relief” about Barker’s overturned murder conviction. “Everybody, of course, is in great, great spirits,” he said in a cell phone...

Breath Tests Identify 7 Underage Drinkers at the Hockey Game

Bridget Cook and Clara Medalie, Staff Reporters

December 13, 2011

Seven students were arrested at the Dec. 2 varsity hockey game at Thornton Park after Breathalyzer tests revealed they had consumed alcohol. The students, two aged 18 and seven minors, were taken from the student section by...

Students Contend That Testing at Game was Unfair

Alysse Eberhand, Cover Story Editor

December 13, 2011

The roar of cheering fans was not loud enough to drown out the sirens of police cars and an ambulance.   And the explanations of administrators after the fact have done little to quiet students who are protesting arrests for...

Policies for Future Events Under Revision

Allie Harris, Campus and City Editor

December 13, 2011

After the Dec. 2 incidents, the administration made changes to decrease the probability of reoccurrences. The administration hopes that changing the time of the hockey game from 9 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. will be another way to control...

As crowd leaves game, fight erupts in North Gym lot

Shane McKeon and Andrew Murphy, Staff Reporters

December 13, 2011

Shaker Heights police responded to a fight in the North Gym parking lot Dec. 2 after the men’s basketball home opener against Toledo St. John’s. One minor and one adult were arrested. An incident report of the fight obtained...

Post Basketball Game, Fight Spurs Chaotic Scene

Rachel Shaw, Cover Story Editor

December 13, 2011

­­The basketball home opener – a one-point win for Shaker -- culminated in a parking-lot fight and two arrests. To top it off, LeBron James was not in attendance, despite rumors that he would be. Assistant Principal Eric...

Taking to Social Media to Comment on the Night’s Events

Rachel Shaw, Cover Story Editor

December 13, 2011

After the Dec. 2 basketball and hockey games went haywire with fan misbehaviors, Facebook and Twitter exploded with commentary about student, administrator and police behavior, as well as with rumors and predictions regarding...

After Visits, SGORR Members Cannot Eat in Restaurants

Allie Harris, Campus and City Editor

December 13, 2011

The 250 students in Student Group on Race Relations are now prohibited from going out to lunch after they visit fourth-and sixth-grade classes. According to SGORR Coordinator Halle Bauer, the existing policy is now being enforced...

No More In-House Gym Requirement

Julia Scharfstein, Campus and City Editor

December 13, 2011

Thanks to a new state law, students no longer need to take one year of in-house gym to graduate. The 2011-2012 Program Planning Guide states that, “students may use irregularly earned credits (independent study . . . and...

SB5 Gone, Fears Remain

Sarah-Jane Lorenzo, Campus and City Editor

November 21, 2011

Senate Bill 5, a bill that would have restricted union rights and affect public employees, met firm defeat at polls across Ohio on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Although the bill itself will never take effect, it leaves many teachers with...

Clawson and Harris to Join School Board

Sarah-Jane Lorenzo, Campus and City Editor

November 21, 2011

Bill Clawson and Rueben Harris will join the Shaker Heights School Board come January 2012, as Shaker voters decided Nov. 8. When all precincts had reported, Clawson had 6,341 votes, while Harris, with 4,588 votes, pulled ahead...

The award-winning Shaker Heights High School student news organization
CAMPUS & CITY