Shorewood Ripples

Referendum construction begins

An illustration of what the new addition to the administration building will look like. Visitors will enter this building first, where all administration offices will be relocated

Ethan McKaig and Olivia Steinmetz

September 23, 2020

In early June, as the virtual fourth quarter was wrapping up, work began on three Shorewood schools. Atwater Elementary, Lake Bluff Elementary and Shorewood High School saw construction equipment and crews arrive on campuses, beginning a process of renovation and construction throughout the district.  O...

Sam Coleman takes role as director for curriculum and instruction

MaKenzie Stephens and Abi Knox

September 23, 2020

As the former Director for Equity and now the Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Sam Coleman has a lot under his belt as he approaches this upcoming school year.  With his transition, he’ll still work to improve equity within the district, but his focus will now be on teaching and learnin...

Public art project sparks controversy

A painted traffic box on the corner of Capitol and Oakland. This box is one of many in the project called

Abi Knox and Graydin Lohre

September 23, 2020

Eleven Shorewood traffic signal boxes recently received a makeover as part of the Shorewood Historical Society’s project “Signaling History.” What used to be plain hunks of metal now showcase local artist’s talent as well as snippets of local history. “What inspired [‘Signaling History’],...

Two new courses to start this school year

Two new courses, Digital Photography and Music Theory, will start this school year.

Sophia Wiley and Noe Goldhaber

September 23, 2020

This school year, SHS is offering two new courses to students: Digital Photography and Music Theory. The classes allow for students to explore and learn new skills in more depth.  Amelia Hernandez, graphic arts teacher, intends for Digital Photography to give students more hands on experience with cam...

Superintendent calls on DA to charge “Shorewood Spitter” with hate crime

Students and administration stand on the steps of the high school getting ready for the press conference on June 8. In the press conference, superintendent Dr. Bryan Davis called on the Milwaukee District Attorney to elevate Stephanie Rapkin's charges to a hate crime

Ethan McKaig

June 9, 2020

In response to a Shorewood woman spitting on a Shorewood High School student protester at a march on Saturday, June 6, the school district held a press conference to address the incident. On the high school’s front lawn on Monday, June 8 at 8:00 am, superintendent Dr. Bryan Davis addressed a crowd...

Protesters prevented from entering Shorewood

A police line of officers in riot gear block N. Oakland Ave. This line is south of where heavy law enforcement teams were placed on the corner of Edgewood and Oakland.

Ethan McKaig

June 7, 2020

On May 31, standoffs between police and protesters, at the border between Shorewood and the City of Milwaukee, erupted into frenzied arrests in the shadow of armored trucks and a heavy law enforcement presence. According to a police report given June 1, the Shorewood Police Department “called for allowin...

A well executed production, “Urinetown” lacks a well delivered message

Nimya Harris sings in the  spotlight during her character's solo number. Harris is praised for her performance as Penelope Pennywise, along with all of the acting in the show.

Naomi Raicu

February 7, 2020

Shorewood Drama’s production of Urinetown, which ran from January 30 to February 1, was yet another interesting and lively musical in Shorewood’s long line of excellent shows. The musical tells the story of a society in the near future where, due to a water shortage from a twenty-year drought and the c...

Courtney Barnett’s MTV Unplugged is an undeniable gem

Courntey Barnett during her performance on MTV Unplugged. The live album was released on Dec. 6, 2019.

Ethan McKaig

January 4, 2020

On Dec. 6, Courtney Barnett, the Australian born singer-songwriter and musician, released her “MTV Unplugged” performance. Consisting of 8 acoustic songs (43 minutes), both original and covers, they display Barnett’s raw talent of songwriting and musicianship. On Oct. 22, the album was recorde...

The story of a MKE violin robbery

courtesy Clarified Films

Noe Goldhaber

November 12, 2019

On October 25th at the Oriental Theater, “Plucked,” a movie about Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra violinist Frank Almond’s stolen Stradivarius violin, was shown as part of the Milwaukee Film Festival. With a line for the film that went around the corner, and Frank Almond himself being in the audience a...

Girls XC takes home first at Roy Griak Invitational

The girls country team looks at the scoreboard as it displays their first place score.

Shannon Carlson

October 9, 2019

On September 28, the girls cross country team placed first in the Roy Griak Invitational, making it the first time Shorewood has won the meet in 10 years.  The meet, located at the University of Minnesota, is the biggest meet that the team participates in every year. Only the top ten runners compete in ...

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