The Shakerite

AP Students Must Retake Tests

Marcia Brown, Managing Editor

May 17, 2013

The administration received a call from the College Board today informing them that Advanced Placement U.S. History and German students will have to retake part of the exam. Students were informed of the decision during a...

Student Effort, Not Policies, Will Make the Difference

September 19, 2012

Students who slack off during the first quarter always have the second quarter to get the grade they so desire for the semester, right? Wrong. Due to a change in grading policy, students’ quarterly scores will be averaged...

District Pays for Phones Confiscated Then Stolen

Julia Scharfstein, Campus and City Editor

March 20, 2012

Just this year, five or six confiscated phones were replaced by the school because they were stolen before they could be returned to the student. In most of the cases, the phones were stolen from a teacher’s desk. In one...

Boy Found With Gun in School

Shane McKeon, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2012

A 16-year-old boy was arrested at the high school Jan. 25 for carrying a concealed, unloaded, inoperable pistol, but the incident did not precipitate a lockdown. The matter was handled quietly by administrators and the Shaker...

Students Contend That Testing at Game was Unfair

Alysse Eberhand, Cover Story Editor

December 13, 2011

The roar of cheering fans was not loud enough to drown out the sirens of police cars and an ambulance.   And the explanations of administrators after the fact have done little to quiet students who are protesting arrests for...

Policies for Future Events Under Revision

Allie Harris, Campus and City Editor

December 13, 2011

After the Dec. 2 incidents, the administration made changes to decrease the probability of reoccurrences. The administration hopes that changing the time of the hockey game from 9 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. will be another way to control...

Post Basketball Game, Fight Spurs Chaotic Scene

Rachel Shaw, Cover Story Editor

December 13, 2011

­­The basketball home opener – a one-point win for Shaker -- culminated in a parking-lot fight and two arrests. To top it off, LeBron James was not in attendance, despite rumors that he would be. Assistant Principal Eric...

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