The Shakerite

Teachers Are Not Coaches Anymore

Ari Ross, Raider Zone Editor

February 19, 2013

It’s a question every Shaker athlete asks: Why did they hire this guy as our coach? Years ago, high school athletic coaches were almost always teachers who worked in the buildings where their athletes attended school, and...

NFL Needs Acceptance

Ari Ross, Raider Zone Editor

February 19, 2013

The NFL is behind the times. NFL teams filled 15 head coach and general manager positions over the last few months, none of which were filled by minorities. The NFL created the Rooney Rule in 2003, which required teams to...

No More Fights With Heights

Ari Ross, Kyra Hall and Sarah-Jane Lorenzo, Raider Zone Editor, Managing Editor and Editor in Chief

February 19, 2013

For decades, the final moments of games against Cleveland Heights could spark silence across crowded stands as onlookers watched the Tigers and the Raiders battle it out. But what will happen to the Cleveland Heights rivalry...

We’ve Got Spirit, At Least a Few

Maria Slovikowski, Staff Reporter

January 15, 2013

“One! We are the Raiders! Two! A little bit louder! Three! I still can’t hear you!” This common school cheer is supposed to finish with “Four! More! More! More!” and then begin again in a perpetual declaration of...

Cullen Runs to Shaker Success

Anna Seballos, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2012

Senior Erin Cullen has run far enough to cross the country three times. The cross country and track standout runs 50 miles a week, seven days a week, 48 weeks a year, in any weather. She gave up candy and soda, along with time...

Don’t Let LeBron Win

Ari Ross, Raider Zone Editor

December 11, 2012

“I will be taking my talents to South Beach.” These words will live in infamy in Cleveland sports fans’ hearts. On June 8, 2010, LeBron James became one of the most hated sports figures in Cleveland when he left the Cleveland...

Hoop Teams Face, Dish Out Competition

Ari Ross and Kathleen Kalafatis, Raider Zone Editor and Senior Writer

December 11, 2012

Young Women's team with new coach sees challenging schedule with move to the NOC Despite an influx of young players, a new conference and a new coach, the women’s basketball team remains hopeful of successful season. The R...

Shaker Alums forge ‘CnXn’ with athletes

Alex Smith, Raider Zone Editor

December 11, 2012

Two Shaker graduates are poised to help millions of athletes make a CnXn. The CnXn (pronounced connection) brand seen on T-shirts throughout Shaker was originally intended to be a fundraising apparel brand. Now, the brand is...

Moran, Griffin, Hurley Bring Diverse Assets to Raider Basketball

Ari Ross, Alex Smith and Franci Douglass, Raider Zone Editors and Staff Reporter

December 11, 2012

Emily Moran Singapore is 9,482.7 miles away and 13 hours ahead of Shaker Heights. That’s a long way to travel to play basketball. Senior Emily Moran, 6’1’’ and 160 pounds, is a captain of the women’s varsit...

Big Man on Campus Ready for Big Things

Ari Ross, Raiderzone Editor

November 5, 2012

West Virginia, Auburn, Georgia, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Nebraska, Washington. The list goes on. All these Division I schools and others are recruiting senior defensive and offensive tackle Donovan Munger, including UCLA,...

Players Need to be Fiscally Responsible

Ari Ross, Raiderzone Editor

November 5, 2012

You’d think $7.4 million could last many people a lifetime. For former NFL first-round draft pick Keith McCants, it lasted fewer than 15 years. McCants, a linebacker, signed a $7.4 million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers...

Chemistry Essential for Teams’ Success

Ella Shlonsky, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2012

Ask Shaker athletes what makes their teams succeed, and you’ll get the same cliché every time. Whether they say, “Our team shares a strong bond,” “We really bonded during the offseason” or “(Insert activity here)...

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