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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...

Wild Animals in Ohio? Shaker Can’t Bear It

Hannah Heverling, Opinion Editor

October 5, 2012

How many squirrels has your dad chased from your bird feeder? And in lots of neighborhoods, watching out for a deer darting across the street is an everyday thing. Sometimes it’s hard to keep those bears in your trash can under...

Common Application Should Be Common

Samantha Weisner, Opinion Editor

September 19, 2012

As I began applying to college, I looked through the list of schools that use the Common Application. I was unpleasantly surprised to find out that only one of the four schools I was applying to does. Several of my older friends...

A Note From Student Council

Juliet Bellin Warren

September 19, 2012

Hey, Shaker Raiders! My name is Juliet Bellin Warren and I am the student body president for the 2012-2013 school year. Over the next few weeks, Student Council will be sharing our duties with the class of 2016. Thanks to everyone...

Regional Conflict Raises Concern for Trip

Sarah Shaw, Samantha Weisner, Opinion Editors

September 19, 2012

The planned band trip to Istanbul, Turkey, over spring break has raised concerns about the safety of students. Band Director Tom Deep said that Turkey was chosen as this year’s destination because of the valuable educational...

Student Effort, Not Policies, Will Make the Difference

September 19, 2012

Students who slack off during the first quarter always have the second quarter to get the grade they so desire for the semester, right? Wrong. Due to a change in grading policy, students’ quarterly scores will be averaged...

Final Exams: A Necessary Endeavor?

Will Gyurgyik, Opinion Editor

May 30, 2012

You’ve spent the entire semester completing homework assignment after homework assignment and studying for test after test. What’s your reward at the end? A three-hour final exam. You know, just to make sure you can spit back...

Vibrating Tattoo Solves Our Energy Crisis

Sarah Shaw, Opinion Editor

April 25, 2012

  As a kid you probably wanted to be a robot or Buzz Lightyear. Look no further, your childhood dream is one step closer to reality. This technologically advanced nation has come up with your perfect solution. You can now get a ta...

New Stages Resonates With Teacher

Christopher Cotton

April 25, 2012

ew Stages is always a highlight on the Shaker calendar. This year was no exception—and it ranks with the best that I’ve seen. As we’ve come to expect, the comedy was hilarious. I’m glad that we’ll get to see such com...

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