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Tattoo Idea Vibrates Through Tech World

Sarah-Jane Lorenzo, Spotlight Editor

April 25, 2012

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What if you never had to miss another text message or phone call? Nokia has patented an idea for tattoos that could link humans to their cell phones by vibrating each time the phone receives a text message, call or reaches...

Gentlemen Hall Shares Links With Shaker in Lead Singer Gavin Merlot

Alex Rich, Staff Reporter

April 11, 2012

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Gavin Merlot, the lead vocalist of  Gentlemen Hall, hails from Cleveland. He graduated Shaker in ’02, so I asked him to share some memories of his time in Shaker and Cleveland. Do you have any Shaker stories you can sha...

At the Grog Shop: Gentlemen Hall’s Unique Sound

Alex Rich, Staff Reporter

April 11, 2012

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Not many bands can be compared to such big ’80s acts as David Bowie and also boast mainstream success. However, the up-and-coming group Gentlemen Hall  can successfully do both, all with a full-time flautist in their midst....

Dann Parker Retires, Reflects on Extensive Teaching Career

Erica Seman, Spotlight Editor

March 20, 2012

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In Room 230, a colorful assortment of ties is growing each day. After 13 years at Shaker, social studies teacher Dann Parker has decided to retire. Parker has taught Global Studies, American Experience, AP U.S. History and...

Slick Film Stirs Sympathy, Skepticism

Kathleen Kalafatis, Spotlight Editor

March 20, 2012

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It clogged up newsfeeds and blasted Twitter. In two days, KONY 2012, a 30-minute video exposing Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony, compiled more than 35 million views. At press time, views exceeded 100 million. Isaac Hepworth,...

McBurney Expands Students’ Horizons

Erica Seman, Spotlight Editor

February 27, 2012

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Inspiration is Christine McBurney’s business. Students who find themselves in classes with the Theatre Arts Department chairwoman are inspired by both their teacher and the filmmakers and writers she brings to the high school....

Quiz: What Do Teacher Comments Mean?

Sarah-Jane Lorenzo, Spotlight Editor

February 27, 2012

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1.When your teacher circles a word on your paper, it means: a. The word is misspelled. b.“I love this word!” c. The word is in the wrong tense. d. Replace the circled word. 2.When your teacher puts a question mark...

How to Be a Hipster: 5 Shaker Students’ Views on What it Takes

Graham Fine, Editor In Chief

February 27, 2012

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According to senior Shala Miller, “hipster” is a loose term. The more positive connotation with the term is a “hip” kid who is “unique and different.” Although, Miller added, “the negative side, which I hear the...

Your Teacher Commented. What Message Did you Get?

William Gyurgyik, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2012

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­­­When his teacher handed back his English paper, the first comment junior Andrew Rossman read was, “Don’t make promises you can’t keep.” He hadn’t proven one of the points in his thesis statement. It was supposed...

Hsu’s Biology Songs Have Soul

Bridget Cook and Izzi Nejedlik, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2012

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It’s a sleepy morning at the high school, but the party anthem “I Gotta Feeling” by the Black Eyed Peas resounds from Room 172. Only instead of will.I.am singing the virtues of a having good time, biology teacher Nathan...

Writers, Directors Set to Bring New Stages 30 to Life

Erica Seman, Spotlight Editor

February 27, 2012

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The writers and directors for New Stages 30 were announced Feb. 17. • "Auf Weder Sehen," written by Barbara Craig, will be directed by Jonah Weinstein. • "Blood is Thicker than Ketchup," written by Graham Fine, will be directed by Hannah McCandless. • "Boujetto," written by Diam...

The Flipped Classroom

Sarah-Jane Lorenzo, Spotlight Editor

February 27, 2012

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As more students are sucked into technology and away from their studies, educators find themselves searching for ways to restructure their classrooms. Two Colorado chemistry teachers may have found a way. Jonathan Bergmann...

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