The Shakerite

The ‘Many Others’ Have Feelings, Too

Bridget Cook, Anna Hundert, Shane McKeon, Ezra Zigmond

April 23, 2014

It was neither respectful nor responsible for the district to publish the post “Seniors Accepted to Impressive Array of Colleges” April 21. The post enumerated how many Shaker students were admitted to each Ivy League school; it we...

LGBT Groups Debate Same-Sex Marriage Date

Marcia Brown, Managing Editor

March 17, 2014

“So much has happened in two years,” said senior Lucy Richman, Gay-Straight Alliance president. “It’s hard to tell what will happen in the next year.” As she spoke of the great progress of the LGBT rights movement, ...

The Toll of Twitter

Bridget Cook, Spotlight Editor

March 4, 2014

I scrolled through Twitter one early morning before school, taking time to see what I’d missed online while I slept. Like most mornings, several CNN tweets were waiting for me from the early hours in the morning. This was one of ...

Folder Philosophy

Folder Philosophy

February 28, 2014

Tumblr Pressures Teens To Stay Thin

Editorial Board

February 28, 2014

You all may have heard of Tumblr, a popular social media site full of bloggers. It contains a plethora of blog types that range from fashion to humor. But perhaps the most concerning blogs on Tumblr are the ones that are “thins...

SLO Tests Wreak Unnecessary Havoc

Ella Shlonsky and Alexandra Harris

February 28, 2014

It has finally happened. The focus of school is no longer on the learning, but instead based on how well students can perform on a test. We knew it was inevitable with the long lasting Ohio Achievement Assessments, and the mont...

A Publicly Traded Display of Affection

Ezra Zigmond

February 28, 2014

Corporations have been people for nearly as long as the Fourteenth Amendment has been around to protect them. Neither the recent Citizens United case, nor my friend Mitt Romney invented corporate personhood. Businesses have had of ...

Chipotle and Individualism: The Spirit of America

Anna Hundert

February 28, 2014

Americans are generally pro-choice. This is not about abortion: we just love making choices. Right ones, wrong ones, informed ones, foolish ones – it’s all a part of the individualistic spirit that keeps us reassured that ...

Remembering Chardon

Alexandra Harris, Opinion Editor

February 26, 2014

Two years ago, on Feb. 27, 2012, a school shooting at Chardon High School claimed the lives of three students and hospitalized another three. Once called the fourth-best place to raise a family in America, the town of Chardon ...

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