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Episode 2: Discussing School Reopening Plans

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Episode 3: Voting in a Pandemic
Even though election day is November 3, the 2020 election is already underway. To learn more about the importance of youth voters and concerns of voter fraud in this election, we spoke with two leaders in the Shaker Heights branch of the League of Women voters, high school seniors who are eligible to vote in this election, and a professor of political science at Case Western Reserve University.
14:14
October 21, 2020
Episode 2: Discussing School Reopening Plans
We spoke with Shakerite Editorial Board Chairwoman Olivia Warren about students’ opinions on plans to begin phasing in hybrid learning.
10:18
October 5, 2020
Season 4 Episode 1: High School Student's First Week of Remote Learning
We spoke with seven high-school students about their first few days of school; what went well, what could have been better and whether the beginning of school met their expectations for the year.
07:45
September 8, 2020
Episode 9: Seniors of Shaker 2020 Part 2
This is the second of two parts of the annual Seniors of Shaker podcast. The Class of 2020 will be honored in a virtual commencement ceremony on June 3 after finishing high school online. We spoke with graduating seniors over FaceTime and Google Meets about their plans for next year and their time at the high school.
15:09
May 29, 2020
Episode 9: Seniors of Shaker 2020 Part 1
This is the first of two parts of the annual Seniors of Shaker podcast. The Class of 2020 will be honored in a virtual commencement ceremony on June 3 after finishing high school online. We spoke with graduating seniors over FaceTime and Google Meets about their plans for next year and their favorite memories from the high school.
18:28
May 28, 2020
Quick Shake #3: If you Could Add a Class to the High School, What Would You Add and Why?
Listen to the new episode of the Shake, out now! The podcast editors challenged current Journalism II students to make a podcast based on a question about any topic. The reporters conducted numerous interviews, wrote the podcast script and helped edit everything together. Anna Welsh, Marin Hunter, Chethan Chandra, Abby Sable and Helene Aandal asked students, “If you could add a class to the high school, what would you add and why?”
03:07
March 6, 2020
Quick Shake #2: Who is Your Favorite Musical Artist?
The podcast editors challenged current Journalism II students to make a podcast based on a question about any topic. The reporters conducted numerous interviews, wrote the podcast script and helped edit everything together. Rahama Alkali, Marissa Garrett-Morris, Moira McGuan, and Elle O’Brien asked students, “Who is your favorite musical artist?”
03:53
February 27, 2020
Quick Shake #1: What is the Craziest Dream You Have Ever Had?
The podcast editors challenged current Journalism II students to make a podcast based on a question about any topic. The reporters conducted numerous interviews, wrote the podcast script and helped edit everything together. Lillian Potiker, Annie Sullivan, Ruth Wilson and Evan Barragate asked students, “What is the craziest dream you’ve ever had?”
03:26
February 21, 2020
Episode 8: Addressing Student Chromebook Issues
In the beginning of the school year, the Shaker School District gave students in grades five through twelve a Chromebook. We talked to students, administrators and teachers about the first semester of the one to one Chromebook policy.
11:23
February 8, 2020
Episode 7: A Conversation with Kim Owens
We spoke with teacher Kim Owens about her experiences teaching and traveling around the world.
13:55
January 24, 2020
Episode 6: Between the Lines - Vol. 90 Issue 1
The first issue of the Shakerite’s 90th volume is out now. Inside, stories discuss events and developments in Shaker Schools and the city as a whole, including elementary school tracking, athletic scholarships and the city of Shaker’s sustainability plan. We spoke with the Shakerite editors and reporters whose articles are featured in the issue about their experiences researching and writing their stories.
14:51
December 10, 2019
Episode 5: Raider's Success at State Level Competitions
This fall, three high school sports teams competed in state level competitions. We spoke with athletes from the boy’s soccer team, girl’s field hockey team and the cross-country team about their experiences this season and hopes for the future.
20:37
November 24, 2019
Episode 4: The Journalists' Take on the Hall of Fame Assembly
The Shaker Schools Alumni Hall of Fame Assembly honored eight men and women who talked about their accomplishments with students. We spoke with Journalism I students who reported on the assembly about the inductees’ accomplishments, their messages to students and what the reporters learned about each inductee.
16:16
October 23, 2019
Episode 3: A Conversation with Felix Berichler
We spoke with a high schooler from Goslar, Germany who travelled to Shaker Heights as part of an exchange program with the high school. He talked with us about his experiences in the United States and the differences he sees between the United States and Germany.
08:26
October 11, 2019
Episode 2: Chante Thomas Shares Her Journey to Self-Publishing
Last year, fifth grade teacher Chante Thomas self-published two children’s books. We sat down with Thomas and two of her former students to discuss how being an author has impacted Thomas and her students.
12:14
September 27, 2019
Season 3 Episode 1: New Principal and Technology in Shaker
Listen to the new episode of The Shake, out now! Shaker schools implemented changes in personnel and technology over the summer. We talked to teachers, administrators and students in order to understand these changes and their effects on the high school.
05:59
September 16, 2019
Episode 10: Seniors of Shaker 2019
The Class of 2019 graduates on June 5th. We spoke with graduating seniors about their favorite memories of the high school and their paths for next year.
11:28
May 24, 2019
Episode 9: In Broad Daylight - An In Depth Look Into Domestic Violence in Shaker Heights
Our investigatory podcast was influenced by the recent death of Aisha Fraser whose estranged husband is on trial for her murder. After completing our research, we decided to focus on Ms. Fraser’s murder in addition to the murders of high school students Lisa Pruett in 1990 and Penny Chang in 1999. We learned that the conversation about domestic violence is much bigger than one certain case or one law; that domestic abuse is a constant conversation that everyone must be educated about, so that we can take further strides to stop it.  We submitted this podcast to the 2019 NPR Student Podcast Challenge on March 31. 
12:43
May 8, 2019
Episode 8: Between the Lines - Vol. 89 Issue 2
The second issue of the Shakerite’s 89th volume is out now. Inside, the stories respond to and investigate complaints raised at the November 8th community meeting. In our ninth episode, we speak to Shakerite editors and reporters about their experiences researching and writing their stories. Grab a copy of the Shakerite from your English teacher, the main library, City Hall, or local businesses including The Pearl, Shaker Square Cinemas, and Thornton Park. 
13:43
May 6, 2019
Episode 7: Movie in the Making: Shaker Film Club
We feature the Shaker Heights Film Club and their upcoming film, The Monochrome Codes, which is written, acted and edited by Shaker High School Students.
04:20
February 12, 2019
Episode 6: Celebrating SGORR
This episode features the Student Group on Race Relations and their effect on the community as they celebrate their 35th anniversary.
09:06
January 23, 2019
Episode 5: Print Feature - Vol. 89 Issue 1
The episode features our own Shakerite editors and the stories they wrote, published in our most recent Shakerite print issue, from the old High School Rifle Club to the issue of gender-neutral bathrooms.
14:29
December 21, 2018
Episode 4: Processing Changes in the Community
Over the past month, the atmosphere at the high school has changed significantly due to the recent events in the district. We talk to Editor in Chief Astrid Braun about why and how this series of events occurred.
08:17
November 16, 2018
Episode 3: Equality In Sports
The Shaker Schools pride themselves on equality, but are the opportunities for boys and girls in sports equal? Podcast editors Madeline Price, Bess von der Heydt and Katie Cronin report.
04:42
October 19, 2018
Episode 2: Van Aken...New and Improved
This week the new Van Aken District featured the first East Side Flea on Sunday and a Sunset Farmers Market on Thursday.
03:47
September 24, 2018
Episode 1: Start of Early Release Mondays
This week is all about Monday. As the new school year arrives, so do the early release Monday schedule. In this episode, Principal Kuehnle and students share their opinions about the new schedule.
03:14
August 31, 2018
Episode 2: Seniors of Shaker
The first edition of Seniors of Shaker! We spotlight graduating seniors and the paths they will take next year, from gap years to MIT.
05:10
May 18, 2018
Episode 1: Creating Change
This week, we interviewed students who are becoming activists, covered high school students and spoke with Woodbury students creating art to raise money for charity.
06:02
April 28, 2018