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Episode 9: In Broad Daylight - An In Depth Look Into Domestic Violence in Shaker Heights

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 
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. 
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 28, 2018
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