The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted spring, fall and winter sports seasons which also interrupted the college recruitment process for high school athletes. We spoke with Seniors about how the pandemic changed the recruitment process and their Senior seasons.
Listen to the new episode of The Shake, out now! At the end of October, the Senate confirmed Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court — a confirmation process which led to conversations about adding justices to the court or “packing” the court. We spoke with government teacher Kim Owens to learn about the history of Court Packing and what it means in 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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?”
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?”
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?”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.