The Shakerite

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...

Records Concerning Safety Should Be Public

April 25, 2012

The killing of Trayvon Martin caused us to wonder whether anything so tragic could happen in Shaker. That would depend, in part, on how many residents have guns. To find out, The Shakerite filed a public records request to determine...

Cover Story Responds to Students’ Submission

Alysse Eberhard, Marissa Miller, Rachel Shaw, Cover Stroy Editors

April 12, 2012

After reading the entire letter that Woodbury students signed and presented to Principal Randall Yates (to read the full letter, see www.shakerite.com), it was apparent that Woodbury students feel they are being subject to an...

Students Support Chinese in Shaker

Jonah Weinstein, Emmett Hammer, Matt Krantz, Thomas Greenhalgh-Miller

April 12, 2012

In last month’s edition of The Shakerite, an anonymous 6th grader was quoted saying “Chinese is weird.” As fourth year Chinese students at the high school, we can verify this sentiment. Chinese is fascinating, challenging and rew...

Repurposed Food Raises Concerns About the Health and Taste of School Lunches

Leo Izen, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2012

Wouldn’t it be so cool if yesterday’s slop was put on today’s pizza? That’s what I never think when I’m standing in the lunch line. AVI has been repurposing food that was sold previously, either by selling it as an...

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