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If the Pros Can Do It, We Can, Too

Walter Slovikovski, Guest 'Rite

November 21, 2011

Filed under OPINION

It is interesting that the NFL, a multi-billion dollar industry, is not afraid of tackling a problem that it has faced, yet we always seem to look away when it comes to the behavior of our fans at sporting events. I have recently...

Senior Prevails in Face of Insensitivity

Noldon Starks, Guest 'Rite

November 21, 2011

Filed under OPINION

My name is Noldon Starks and I am a senior here at Shaker. When I was born, the doctors diagnosed me with ocular motor apraxia, which deals with eye movement and motor skills. In spite of the diagnosis, my mom and dad insisted...

Raider Rants: Bake Sales

Shane McKeon, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2011

Filed under OPINION

Dear Michelle Obama, If you want to make America healthy, don’t single out fundraisers for extra-curricular activities. Kids are going to get the candy anyway. If they don’t get it from a school-funded group, they’ll...

Raider Rants: Texting

Natasha Anderson, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2011

Filed under OPINION

"Hey, I texted you!" or "I told you on Facebook." Really? This is considered communication? A systematic "hey watz up?" "nm. lol." We accept as a primary way to communicate? Every day we’re sending mindless messages, ignoring...

Top 10: Reasons Not To Get Turf

Sarah Shaw, Samantha Weisner, Opinion Editors

November 21, 2011

Filed under OPINION

We don’t have the money We love the look of cat litter Toe-to-thigh casts make your butt look smaller Now we have a reason for losing Turf doesn’t look enough like real grass Hay fever = team bonding Free mud...

Rite Idea: School Spirit Equals War

November 21, 2011

Filed under OPINION

A little competition is healthy, but how much is too much? The compulsive need to be the best class is tearing us apart instead of unifying us. The spirit day that took place the Friday before Homecoming stirred up lots of...

Teach Current Events While They’re Still Relevant

Sarah Shaw, Opinion Editor

November 21, 2011

Filed under OPINION

Do you know who Momar Qaddafi was? Do you know how many prisoners were exchanged for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit? If you don’t know the answers to these questions or if you didn’t know these people exist, you’re not alone....

How Council Raises Money

Michaella Matthews, Guest 'Rite

November 21, 2011

Filed under OPINION

Student Council sponsored a school-wide fundraiser Nov. 14-17 for the United Way. United Way focuses on identifying and resolving pressing community issues as well as making measurable changes in the community through partnerships...

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