The Shakerite

Pizza: The Good, the Bad and the Gross

Sarah Shaw and Samantha Weisner, Opinion Editors

March 20, 2012

Pepperoni is no longer the most exciting topping on your pizza. Recently, the district’s food-service provider, AVI, has been topping its pizzas with some interesting choices. We understand that the  company doesn’t want...

A Teacher Who Just Wants to Say Thank You

Linda Hile

March 20, 2012

It started with a scuffle in the dance room, one teacher randomly walking in on several students with their voices elevated. The teacher tried to verbally break it up and move the students along, but the students start moving...

Skewed Demographic In a Diverse School

Graham Fine and Ilana Kramer

March 20, 2012

Turn to page seven and look at the staff box. How many non-white, non-female contributors are represented? Unfortunately, very few. The Shaker Heights City School District is 51 percent male and 49 percent female. Last year,...

Offering Support Without Ignorance

March 20, 2012

It took the KONY 2012 video six days to accumulate 100 million views. It only took a weekend for most of those viewers to lose interest. Compared to music or comedy videos that have gone viral, KONY 2012 was the fastest to...

Gilmour Students in Trouble for Wearing Red

Sarah Shaw, Opinion Editor

March 6, 2012

Students from Gilmour Academy were reprimanded for wearing red in support of Chardon because red is not a school color and is not part of the school uniform. One Facebook post read “Wore red despite problems with a school administration...

Raider Rants: Get Out of My Way

Nate Livingston, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2012

Excuse me. Excuse me, dude? MOVE OUT OF THE WAY! I wish I had the guts to say that to the gigantic upperclassmen clustered around my locker. Instead, I awkwardly push through and grumble once I’m a safe distance away. I understand...

Global Studies Inadequate Precursor to AP U.S. History

Sasha Rae-Grant, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2012

Every freshman must take Global Studies. For some students, the class is easy. I didn’t have to put any effort into my work, and I still earned a 115 percent at the end of the year. I already knew most of the material and I...

The Problem With Purposeless Policy

February 27, 2012

­­Students complain constantly that the administration and security enforce policies that “serve no purpose.” Apparently we refuse to acknowledge that we are a large population that needs supervision in order to be successful....

Rumors Should Be Addressed by Administration Not Students

February 27, 2012

­­­­­­Did a girl go into labor in the high school? Were kids arrested for smoking in the bathroom and back stairwell? Is Kid Cudi coming to prom? It’s the pathetic truth, but Shaker students find entertainment in the bizarre...

Factory-Style Schools are Obselete

Shane McKeon, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2012

“There has to be a tired Guinea pig somewhere in this school,” stated Drew Puskar. “The computers are ancient.” In Room 108, a quiet computer lab down the hall from the security office, about two-dozen chunky Dell monitors...

Raider Rant: Gum Bums

Mike Bellamy, Noah Rosenblatt

February 14, 2012

Ever notice that whenever you whip out a pack of gum, everybody in the classroom instantly becomes your best friend? Many of these people have never talked to you outside of class, but in the presence of your gum, they are...

Raider Rant: Someone Else’s Art Project

Andrew Boyle, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2012

When you’re preoccupied, it’s not unusual to forget something important. Say, for example, your sweater on a very cold day. It sure as heck has happened to me. At the end of that day, I checked all of my classrooms, hoping...

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