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Ahrens Fills Gap in Student Council Leadership

Abigail Brindza, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2012

Student Council adviser Julia Rossi-Johnson resigned Aug. 30, and social studies teacher Amanda Ahrens took her place. Rossi, who began working in the district in 2007, did not respond to inquiries about her sudden resignation. Ahrens...

A Note From Student Council

Juliet Bellin Warren

September 19, 2012

Hey, Shaker Raiders! My name is Juliet Bellin Warren and I am the student body president for the 2012-2013 school year. Over the next few weeks, Student Council will be sharing our duties with the class of 2016. Thanks to everyone...

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...

After a Year on Ice, Dance Returns

Allie Harris, Campus and City Editor

February 27, 2012

Student Council worked for two years under the leadership of Social Committee Head Logan Davis to plan the Feb. 4. winter dance. Officially called the Snow Ball, the formal followed the concept of MORP, which is an inversion...

Student Mayors Meet to Consider Solutions for School

Allie Harris, Campus and City Editor

February 27, 2012

About 100 students came together at Meetings of the Mayors Nov. 28 and Feb. 6. The meetings were designed by faculty to organize a group of students who are active in the school want to help Shaker. Students were invited based...

Council Pencil Sale Defies Bake-Sale Law

Julia Scharfstein, Campus and City Editor

February 27, 2012

The Junior Student Council organized pencil sales during February in which they sold pencils for $1 and gave away free baked goods. Some people saw the pencil sale as a way to get around a state law that prohibits bake sales....

Letter: Please, Don’t Play Favorites

November 21, 2011

Just as no child wants to hear their parent say, “Billy, you are pretty good, but your little sister is AMAZING,” no class wants to hear their administration continually praising a younger class. I get a bit insulted every...

Color War Spirit Day Escalates Class Rivalries

Alysse Eberhard, Marissa Miller and Rachel Shaw, Cover Story Editors

November 21, 2011

THE POSTERS READ “Juniority,” and with them, the latest battle in Shaker’s class war began. When students arrived at school Oct.14, they found the school decorated in green. It was a color war spirit day, and students...

Raider Rants: Bake Sales

Shane McKeon, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2011

Dear Michelle Obama, If you want to make America healthy, don’t single out fundraisers for extra-curricular activities. Kids are going to get the candy anyway. If they don’t get it from a school-funded group, they’ll...

Rite Idea: School Spirit Equals War

November 21, 2011

A little competition is healthy, but how much is too much? The compulsive need to be the best class is tearing us apart instead of unifying us. The spirit day that took place the Friday before Homecoming stirred up lots of...

How Council Raises Money

Michaella Matthews, Guest 'Rite

November 21, 2011

Student Council sponsored a school-wide fundraiser Nov. 14-17 for the United Way. United Way focuses on identifying and resolving pressing community issues as well as making measurable changes in the community through partnerships...

The Future of Shaker Dances

Allie Harris, Julia Scharfstein, Campus and City Editors

November 21, 2011

“What that really means is we don’t think we are capable of holding a safe event. If this decision came to be, then I would just cancel the dance altogether,” Principal Michael Griffith said. And with those words, Griffith...

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