The Shakerite

Journalism Organizations Praise Shakerite Coverage

Abby White, Campus and City Editor

October 17, 2013

The Shakerite broke the news of an alleged rape at the high school in September. Now, the Student Press Law Center and the Poynter Institute have published articles on their websites praising The Shakerite’s coverage of that in...

An Open Letter to Students

Shane McKeon, Print Editor in Chief

September 17, 2013

Last week, we reported that a male student allegedly raped a female student at our school. As with any sensitive story, concerns emerged within the student body and community about our coverage. These are legitimate concerns, an...

Varsity Hockey Celebrates State Championship Win With Harlem Shake Videos

Shane McKeon, Investigations Editor

March 11, 2013

To celebrate their state championship victory, the varsity hockey team made two Harlem Shake videos and posted them on YouTube. Watch the videos below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yK_EFMJzqeU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7letVGftNs The...

Weed Out the Unsportsmanlike Behavior

Shane McKeon, Investigations Editor

March 9, 2013

My first high school memory was a speech Mr. Hutchinson gave to our freshman class in our first week, in typical Hutch fashion, with no microphone and no script. He explained that he saw two types of students at this school:...

Hostess Bankruptcy Could Affect Melt’s Fried Twinkies

Marcia Brown and Shane McKeon, Investigations Editors

November 17, 2012

UPDATE:  Melt Bar and Grilled Owner Matt Fish stated that the restaurant has prepared for the impending Twinkie shortage. "Over the last few days I was able to source roughly a six-month supply of Twinkies for Melt," Fish ...

Third Class is the Charm; IB adds to Curriculum

Shane McKeon, Investigations Editor

October 5, 2012

The high school IB program will introduce new options this year, including new classes and the IB Medallion. The IB Medallion originated at Minneapolis Southwest High School, ranked in the top 100 IB schools worldwide. Seventy-three...

Shaker Rapper’s Road to the Top

Shane McKeon, Investigations Editor

May 30, 2012

“Yeah, Kid Cudi went to my school!” We’ve all done it. We all love boasting the fact that our high school turned out one of the most talented rappers of the 21st century, even though he only attended Shaker his freshm...

H. Walker Edwards Preaches Pokemon

Marcia Brown and Shane McKeon, Investigation Editors

May 30, 2012

“I really see myself as a sort of Joe Biden,” H. Walker Edwards said. “A very chill dude who’s good at his job.” Pokemon-quoting, silk shirt-loving anarchists are rarely elected vice president of a class. But then...

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...

A Hockey Practice Well Spent

Ian Round, Raider Zone Editor

December 13, 2011

Thornton Park is much different on Mondays at 4 p.m. than it is on Fridays at 9:30 p.m. It’s certainly quieter and less crowded. Your line of sight is clear and you can hear skates cutting against the ice in the absence of rowdy...

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