The Shakerite

Why Must the State Torment Us With Tests?

The Editorial Board

January 10, 2014

Dear politicians, Where can we even begin when talking to you about standardized testing? Now that a sample of Shaker’s ninth graders will spend 325 minutes in April taking a pilot English test produced by the state of Oh...

The Shakerite Recaps Music in 2013

December 29, 2013

CONTRIBUTORS: Alex Rich -- senior, Music Editor, The Shakerite; music fan Walker Edwards -- junior, Sankofa Rap co-leader, rap connoisseur Jack Crowley -- senior, Senior Music Lover primarily interested in alternative rock; ba...

Individual Contributor Lists

December 27, 2013

Alex Rich -- Music Editor Top Ten Songs of 2013: 1.Reflektor - Arcade Fire 2.Ya Hey- VW 3.New Slaves- Kanye West 4.Master Hunter- Laura Marling 5.Do I Wanna Know?- Arctic Monkeys 6.Retrograde- James Blake 7.Get Lucky- Daft P...

Go Well, Madiba

Go Well, Madiba

December 13, 2013

Being Thankful More Than One Day a Year

Hillary Lacks, Opinion Editor

December 4, 2013

Students, along with millions of other people, posted countless Instagram photographs, tweets, and Facebook statuses listing what they are thankful for last Thursday. Thanksgiving is a day to feel grateful for what you have. Everyone...

IB Personal Project Adds Unneeded Stress

Hillary Lacks, Alexandra Harris, and Ella Shlonsky, Opinion Editors

November 22, 2013

Before approval for Shaker to be part of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years program, sophomores will have to participate in the personal project. This year, 37 sophomores have become the guinea pig group for this...

Hi, My Name is Hillary, and I’m Addicted to Candy Crush

Hillary Lacks, Opinion Editor

November 20, 2013

To put it simply, I enjoy playing Candy Crush. The feeling you get when you perform a good combination, the amount of points you receive when you cross a striped candy with an explosive candy. What's not to love? Sure,...

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