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Paving the Way for Renewed Unity

Clara Medalie, Spotlight Editor

November 7, 2013

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As new Superintendent Gregory Hutchings, Jr. tirelessly makes his rounds of Shaker Heights, he is gathering the voices of Shaker residents and students. His goal: “to address making Shaker schools the best schools in the count...

Quest for Likes Drives Instagram Insanity

Clara Medalie, Spotlight Editor

November 7, 2013

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“It takes me about an hour to do an Insta. I have to edit it, then go through my edits, and then I text them to my friend, who then picks out her favorite one because I want a second opinion. And then we’ll talk about captio...

Eighteen-Year-Olds Claim Adulthood At Voting Booths

Clara Medalie and Bridget Cook, Spotlight Editors

November 6, 2013

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The eighteenth year is a landmark year in someone’s life. Adulthood brings the ability to buy a monkey, get a tattoo, purchase spray paint, sue someone, get married, skydive, adopt a child, and just about anything else a ...

Wiemer Brings the World To Her Classroom

Bridget Cook, Spotlight Editor

November 6, 2013

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She’s tagged birds of paradise in New Guinea. She’s ridden horseback on the beaches of the Dominican Republic. She’s caught massive pythons in Costa Rica. She’s survived alone in the wilderness for two weeks. Sound like...

Homecoming Fest to Replace Homecoming Parade

Clara Medalie and Bridget Cook, Spotlight Editors

September 13, 2013

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The annual Homecoming parade is officially a thing of the past. This past week, senior class council members and administrators have been working together on developing a new event to celebrate Homecoming. The result: Homecoming F...

Taking The Lounge: A Long Wait, Underwhelming Result

Bridget Cook and Clara Medalie, Spotlight Editors

August 28, 2013

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For three years we've watched the mysterious figures behind the textured glass as we go about the lunchroom. Not even a peek was permitted into this forbidden senior sanctuary. What goes on behind that elusive gray barrier that...

Students Express Opinions on Achievement Gap

David Shakno, Liz Jacob, Ari Ross, Multimedia Editor, Web Editor in Chief, Raiderzone Editor

May 7, 2013

Filed under ACHIEVEMENT, AUDIO, FEATURED MULTIMEDIA, SPOTLIGHT

The Shakerite spoke with several students on their opinions of the achievement gap. We've compiled answers from seniors Ale Bliss, Jack Nemeth and Faride Bustamante as well as SGORR advisor Halle Bauer below: Question: Do you b...

After 11 Days Off, Back to Reality

Amani Hill, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2013

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Security guard Mark Seymore is one of many who actually wanted to return from the break. "I wanted to come back to school the first day because the first day back is easy. Everybody wants to go to class to see their friends,"...

Hockey Shares Title With Biggest Fan

Allie Harris, Spotlight Editor

March 26, 2013

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Despite returning to Shaker at around 3 a.m. after the championship game, the hockey team organized a visit to a long-time fan the next day. The team brought their trophy to Carol and Don Frerichs’s house. “Nobody would...

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