The Shakerite

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...

Raider Rant: Annoying Strangers

Taylor Butze, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2012

“Hey, girl.” Hey, annoying stranger I DON’T know and am not about to answer! Why do some people find it fun to chat up random people outside of school? I’m sure I don’t want to know the reason, but I know you’re...

The Sad Reality of Violence

Sarah Shaw, Opinion Editor

February 14, 2012

We all gather around when a fight breaks out, but only because nothing more dramatic than a suspension will result. Adrian Barker (’06) got in a fight in 2009 for which he and Ronald Kelly (’08) were convicted of killing Kent...

Rite Idea: New Policies, Safer School Events

December 13, 2011

After the arrest of nine students at Dec. 2 athletic contests, the administration is re-examining policies for fan behavior and crowd safety. We commend them for taking action instead of turning a blind eye on these issues, but ...

Slovikovski Reacts to Police Intervention

December 13, 2011

Were you pleased with the actions that the police and administration took at Friday’s hockey game? "The adults are trying to save you guys from yourselves. Somebody’s got to step in and get control of the behavior. If the...

Letter: Morris Extends SB5 Conversation

November 22, 2011

After reading Sarah-Jane Lorenzo’s excellent article “SB5 Gone, Fears Remain” in the last issue, I wanted to extend my answer to Sarah’s last question, “Would you recommend education as a future career?” In the original...

Letter: Please, Don’t Play Favorites

November 21, 2011

Just as no child wants to hear their parent say, “Billy, you are pretty good, but your little sister is AMAZING,” no class wants to hear their administration continually praising a younger class. I get a bit insulted every...

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