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Blooming Lotus opens storefront in Shorewood

The new Blooming Lotus Bakery location on Maryland Ave in Shorewood. From muf-
fins to scones, they offer a variety of baked goods pertaining to dietary restrictions.
Ellie DeWeerdt and Lulu Fregoso November 21, 2020

The Blooming Lotus bakery has recently opened a new Shorewood location. Free of grain, gluten, egg, dairy, cane sugar, oils, soy and yeast, this bakehouse is a trailblazer for restaurants looking to offer...

School board announces third student rep

Alexis Hu, sophomore, was chosen to be
a school board student representative.
Sophie Diliberti November 21, 2020

Alexis Hu, sophomore, joined returning student representatives Sadie Cumberbatch and Jack Stuhlmacher, seniors, on the school board this October.  “I’m really, really honored to be in this position,”...

Local artists display work around the village

Natasha Davis November 21, 2020

For the month of November, the Shorewood Artists Guild is holding a fall art auction and gallery to showcase some new pieces.  Starting Nov. 2, the artworks of the 14 participating artists are available...

New campus supervisor focuses on creativity

Antoine Davis, SHS alumnus, returns to
take on the role of campus supervisor.
Ashai Bryant and Abi Knox November 21, 2020

Another Davis has been added to the high school directory. Antoine Davis is filling the newly created position of campus supervisor.  This new Davis learned of the opening from his father, Antoine...

Rationale behind new bell schedule

Ethan McKaig October 15, 2020

To accommodate the move to online school, a new bell schedule was developed for the 2020-2021 school year. The schedule changes include block schedules: longer class periods and fewer classes per day,...

Music classes explore virtual options

A student's laptop sits open for orchestra class. Virtual music classes have been especially challenging.
Sophia Wiley October 15, 2020

With all courses being virtual this school year, some may wonder about the technicalities of music classes. Like all teachers, Karen Frink, orchestra director, and Bryan Kujawa, band director, are trying...

Mobile Music Series showcases local bands

Mixtape MKE performs as part of the Mobile Music Series on the back of the RAD Wagon. This series has allowed for live music to continue during COVID times.
Sophia Wiley October 15, 2020

Taking off in June, Shorewood’s Business Improvement District (BID) introduced the Mobile Music Series, an event that brings live bands around the community with the help of a wagon.  “Back in...

Tech director gets new position title

Abi Knox and Maya Schmaling October 15, 2020

The start of the school year brought changes for everyone. For Mickey Chavannes, it included a title change from Director of Technology to Director of Instructional Technology.  However, this new position...

Community art project facilitates discussion on race

Decorated stones lay scattered at the rock garden exhibit next to MOD Pizza. The event was held to create a space for conversations on race mediated through art.
Eva McNally October 15, 2020

In wake of the recent events surrounding the Black Lives Matter Movement, Shorewood Moving Forward members Pam Miller, Sharon Grinker, Elly Pick and Kathleen McKeown, organized rock garden installations...

First-year theater major navigates online school

Lindsay Nelsen, SHS class of 2020, poses in her garden at her house in Shorewood, which is where she's had to take her classes from this semester. Nelsen is a theater arts major, which has provided unique challenges during COVID.
Shannon Carlson October 13, 2020

Every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, Lindsay Nelsen, SHS class of 2020, gets in front of her laptop camera for acting class. This is one of eight classes she is taking remotely this semester. For college...

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...

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...

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