Shorewood Ripples

Meet Mr. Jordan, the new Ripples advisor

Stephone Jordan, new advisor to Ripples, gets his photo taken by features editor Shannon. He had a lot of fun getting to know the editorial staff during layout week!

Abi Knox and Laura Oldfather

September 9, 2020

Stephone Jordan: food lover, athlete and now the new Ripples advisor.  “This is going on my second year at Shorewood, my third year in Milwaukee, Wisconsin generally. I’m from Seattle, moved here for work. Love Milwaukee. Love the food that Milwaukee has to offer, and I always welcome food suggesti...

Black youth march 65 miles this summer

Laura Oldfather

September 9, 2020

This summer 15 Black Wisconsin youth marched 65 miles from Milwaukee to Madison. Shorewood students Alemitu Caldart, Hiwot Schutz, Aaliyah Lockhart, David Wilder, seniors, participated in the march, as well as SHS alumnus Christopher Washington, class of 2018. The group had a list of demands, includi...

HRC selects this year’s student representatives

HRC selects this year's student representatives

Madeline Pluckhahn

September 9, 2020

Alicia Obiakor and Molly Fox-Kincaid, seniors, were chosen as this school year’s student representatives on the Human Relations Commission. The Human Relations Commission (HRC) is a village board committee whose goal is to “cultivate community-wide change through learning, engagement, and polic...

Elementary schools welcome new principals

Elementary schools welcome new principals

Noa Biener, Sophie Diliberti, and Shannon Carlson

September 9, 2020

  Administrator moves districts to join Lake Bluff community by Noa Biener and Sophie Diliberti   With many recent changes occurring around Shorewood –– school closing, a virtual first quarter, referendum construction –– one of the biggest additions to the district is Tammy Rasco...

Students fight for racial justice

Students fight for racial justice

Shannon Carlson

June 15, 2020

In the wake of the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, people all across the country have been speaking out about police brutality and the deep-rooted racism plaguing America. Many Shorewood students have joined in on the conversation and are taking action in a myriad of ways. ...

Reevaluate protest biases

Editorial Staff

June 15, 2020

On the evening of May 31st, police in riot gear prevented protesters from coming down N. Oakland Ave into Shorewood. This single incident is emblematic of a larger issue in Shorewood. Granted, there were some residents, many of them younger people, who were angry and disturbed that the protesters were blo...

Taking the dive into chaotic Gen Z humor

Taking the dive into chaotic Gen Z humor

Naomi Raicu

June 15, 2020

We’ve heard it before - Gen Z humor is weird. It’s unpredictable. It’s a bit depressing. But there’s a method to this madness - some ways to organize and label the different manifestations of Gen Z’s humor. To begin to understand our sense of humor, we need to understand some of the most com...

Focus on down-ballot elections

Ella Kamm

June 15, 2020

In Wisconsin, our Republican-led legislature is putting citizens at risk for political gain. They pushed for an in-person election during the peak of a pandemic, resulting in needless exposure to COVID-19. On May 13, the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down the stay-at-home order thirteen days before it was...

Students work during the pandemic

Abi Knox

June 15, 2020

For students who work during the school year, the coronavirus has made it difficult to keep working. Trends in COVID-19 suggest that the average teen is not at a high risk of experiencing severe, life-threatening symptoms, so many high school students are not very worried about themselves compared to the...

Shorewood athletic teams win WSN Cup

Laura Oldfather

June 15, 2020

Wisconsin Sports Network (WSN) named Shorewood High School winner of the WSN Cup in the medium schools division for the 2019-2020 school year. With a total of 380 points, 335 from the fall season and only 45 from the winter, Shorewood clinched the title, making this the first time the WSN Cup has been ...

Plans for next school year are yet to be determined

The high school has been empty since schools closed for in-person classes on March 13. The question of whether students will return in the fall remains unanswered.

Shannon Carlson

June 15, 2020

Discussions are underway regarding whether the district will return back to school next fall, and what that will look like. At this point, there’s a lot of uncertainty. However, the district is working alongside the North Shore Health Department to determine what the safest and most realistic opti...

Ripples advisor steps down after 18 years

Ripples advisor steps down after 18 years

June 14, 2020

After 18 years, Mike Halloran is stepping down as advisor to Ripples. To commemorate his last issue with the paper, Shannon Carlson and Ella Kamm virtually sat down with him to discuss how the paper has changed, what he’s learned, and what he’ll miss most.  Shannon Carlson (SC): To go all the ...

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