The Shakerite

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

Graham Fine, Editor In Chief

February 27, 2012

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

­­­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

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 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

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

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...

Shaker’s Grapefruit, Snozzberries Rock the Falls

David Shakno, Staff Reporter

December 16, 2011

It was just your typical jamming for four sophomores, three freshmen and a Woodbury sixth-grader when they took the stage. Two Shaker bands, Grapefruit and The Snozzberries played at Rock the Falls 2011 at Chagrin Falls Intermediate...

IOS5 Makes a Happy Gadget

David Shakno, Staff Reporter

December 16, 2011

What the heck is iOS5? So glad you asked. It’s the invisible software that makes your iPhones awesome. Your iPads and iPods, too. So why should you get it? Well, it’s great and free -- two things you want when you...

Griffith Makes Theatrical Debut

Kathleen Kalafatis and Sarah-Jane Lorenzo, Spolight Editors

December 13, 2011

Those who attended “Wonderful Town” witnessed Principal Michael Griffith’s theatrical debut during the second act. Griffith played the role of a police officer at the jail Eileen is taken to after starting a riot. Along...

With 110 Students Collaborating, Fall Musical Proves Wonderfully Entertaining

Kathleen Kalafatis and Sarah-Jane Lorenzo, Spotlight Editors

December 13, 2011

The Theatre Department’s production of “Wonderful Town” provided constant entertainment Nov. 30. The lighthearted play details the story of Eileen and Ruth Sherwood (Hannah McCandless and Zoe Davidson), two sisters who...

Letter-Writing May Be Old-Fashioned, But It’s Still Personal

Will Gyurgyik, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2011

Reaching into the mailbox, you grab the mail. You’re not expecting anything. But you still subtly hope for something interesting as you causally flip through the small pile. A few catalogs. Some business letters. A magazine....

Rubbernecking Won’t Make it Change

Marcia Brown, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2011

To break the harsh news: there is nothing new to see at the intersection of Chagrin and Lee. Yet, as many late-for-school-students know, the intersection of Chagrin and Lee is rubbernecking central. The Dominion East Ohio Gas...

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