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.