Shorewood Ripples

Students give back to community during social isolation

Sophie O'Connor's puppy, Pioneer, looks up at the camera. O'Conner's family fostered the dog, eventually deciding to adopt him.

Naomi Raicu

April 27, 2020

In this uncertain and stressful time, Shorewood students have found ways to enjoy themselves while benefiting the community. Soon after schools shut down, Sophie O’Connor, senior, decided with their family to foster a puppy. “We wanted to do something that was helpful that we couldn’t otherwise do, and ...

Students and teachers react to AP testing changes

Naomi Raicu

March 27, 2020

The College Board, administrators of the Advanced Placement exams, announced in a March 20 update changes to AP testing for this spring. The changes include replacing the traditional in-person exams, which are typically two to three hours long, with 45-minute online exams, offering a later testing date ...

School district takes measures against pandemic

School district takes measures against pandemic

Naomi Raicu

March 18, 2020

Shorewood School District, in conjunction with other North Shore districts including Whitefish Bay, closed at 5 p.m. on March 13 to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2, commonly referred to as “coronavirus,” a virus that causes the disease COVID-19. The closing applies to all four schools, activities be...

‘Tis the season to scrutinize holiday gifts

Garbage and cheaply made gifts fall out of Santa's sleigh.

Naomi Raicu

January 9, 2020

It’s that time of year again - the holiday season. We know the drill: buy gifts for our friends and family, wrap presents, purchase and put up decorations, and so on. Commercialism has always been prominent during the holidays, but in recent times it has been taking center stage. First came the ch...

Grade inflation: an affliction of high schools across the nation

Grade inflation: an affliction of high schools across the nation

Naomi Raicu

August 29, 2019

In a 2018 study from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, researchers studying North Carolina high schools found that while high school GPAs have risen, SAT, ACT, and other standardized test scores have stagnated. Other researchers have observed this occurrence in other states, concluding that grade inflation, a phenom...

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