The Shakerite

Weed Out the Unsportsmanlike Behavior

Shane McKeon, Investigations Editor

March 9, 2013

My first high school memory was a speech Mr. Hutchinson gave to our freshman class in our first week, in typical Hutch fashion, with no microphone and no script. He explained that he saw two types of students at this school:...

Speculating on the Futuristic Spectacles

Franci Douglass, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2013

Wouldn’t it be neat if you could walk around and do all your Smartphone’s distracting things without even pulling it out? Google is developing something called Google Glass.  It’s a fancy name for a contraption that...

Drop Old School Ideas About Girls

February 19, 2013

Man up? More like girl up. There’s nothing like change, if you can get it. Ninety-two years after the American women’s rights movement of the 1920s, women and girls are still striving for equality in the United States and...

Untangling the Meaning of Valentine’s Day

Abby White, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2013

What I’d like for Valentine’s Day is to not hear everyone complain about it. It’s not that I’ve never moaned and groaned about Feb. 14. To claim immunity to that bitterness would be a filthy lie. But the notorious Valentine’s...

Arming Teachers Will not Stop Gun Violence

January 15, 2013

  In light of the recent shootings in Newtown, CT, the nation is abuzz with discussions regarding gun laws and limitations. But rather than eliminating guns, or restricting gun ownership, Tennessee State Sen. Frank Nicely...

Admitting That It’s Time to Let a Best Friend Find Peace

Hannah Heverling, Opinion Editor

January 15, 2013

Putting your pet to sleep is a terrifying peek into the real world. As a faithful pet owner, one of the most agonizing decisions comes when you must decide if it’s that time.  The time to let your beloved dog finally be at...

Remembering the House Before Daleford

Marcia Brown, Investigation Editor

January 15, 2013

The phone rang, jolting me out of my algebraic trance. “It was the Reynolds in that Daleford house that burned down. Mary Paige and [her dad] Jance are gone,” my dad said. I couldn’t respond—I couldn’t even wrap my...

Doomsday Posters Lack Sensitivity

Sarah-Jane Lorenzo, Editor in Chief

December 21, 2012

Posters reading “Dawn of the Final Day, 24 Hours Remain” were hung around the school the morning of Friday, Dec. 21. Although the signs were taken down before third period began, they seemed to be a joke regarding the end...

Welcome Home, Snow

Abby White, Staff Reporter

December 21, 2012

For the past year, we’ve heard that today would be the end of the world. Instead, it’s back to the beginning: Cleveland is getting its first big snow. Cleveland’s last truly White Winter was in 2010, when Shaker had...

Obama Beats Romney in Eduction

Hillary Lacks, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2012

Mitt Romney has a financial aid plan for you. If you can’t afford college, borrow money from your parents. In a speech at Otterbein University, Mitt Romney told students if they are unable to afford college or start a...

Editorial Board Endorses Barack Obama For Re-election in 2012

November 5, 2012

If you are eligible to vote, go for it. The closeness in the polls means one vote could make a difference in the end. And the vote that makes the difference could be yours. With 18 electoral votes and a history of determining...

Grading Teachers by Student Scores is Stressful, Unfair

Editorial Board

October 5, 2012

The fate of your teachers will soon be in your hands. In response to a federal mandate tied to acceptance of Race to The Top funds, the state of Ohio has mandated that beginning next year,  half of teachers’ performance...

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