Shorewood Ripples

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. ...

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...

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 attend Black History Month event in Madison

Members of SHS FACT club pose with legislators at the Capitol building. The club gave a presentation about the harmful effects of smoking and tobacco.

Laura Oldfather and Sophia Wiley

March 18, 2020

Members from FACT Club (an anti-somking and tobacco club), Youth Rising Up and ACLU Club participated in a field trip to Madison on February 27. The group attended the Legislative Black Caucus Black History Month Lobby Day at the Wisconsin Capitol Building and a subsequent dinner at the Wisconsin Go...

SHS clubs join forces to protect gorillas

Abi Knox

February 20, 2020

Eco Club and Key Club are joining forces to collect old handheld electronic devices that will be recycled by Eco-CELL. The Milwaukee County Zoo started the initiative to collect and reuse coltan, a mineral mined from regions in Africa where gorillas and other endangered species live. “Gorillas on th...

Black history presentation honors artists

Trinity Higgins, senior, gets ready backstage before the performance begins.

Laura Oldfather

February 20, 2020

This year’s Black History Month celebration, put on by Youth Rising Up, centered on art and its influential role in African American history.  “The theme is Pioneers in Art in Black History, focusing on those who came before us, who paved the way for us to be able to express ourselves through a...

Olivia Johnson chosen as Senate Scholar

Olivia Johnson (fifth from the left), junior, poses with her fellow Senate Scholars to commemorate the week.

Ella Kamm

February 20, 2020

Olivia Johnson, junior, spent the week of February 9 in Madison participating in the Senate Scholar Program offered by the Wisconsin State Senate.  “Each Senate Scholar receives a hands-on, up-close view of the Legislature’s role in our democracy,” says the program’s website.  Johnson decide...

Documentary features football team

Noe Goldhaber and Katrina Kallas

January 9, 2020

371 Productions, under the leadership of Brad Lichtenstein, producer, and Emily Kuester, associate producer, is creating a documentary about the diversity and team dynamic of the Messwood football team. They started planning for the documentary in March, and they began filming in the beginning of July....

Music education isn’t just for the classroom

Nicholas Emanuelson, junior, plays his cello in his living room. His parents are both high school orchestra teachers and make sure he practices daily.

Shannon Carlson and Sophia Wiley

January 9, 2020

In a family of violinists, Nicholas Emanuelson, junior, is the only cellist. His parents, John Emanuelson and Karen Frink, signed him up for cello lessons at the age of five.  His father is the orchestra teacher at Homestead and his mother is the orchestra teacher at Shorewood. Because both of h...

You’ve heard his sounds in productions, now hear his story

Henry Heyden, sophomore, working the soundboard. Heyden has been a part of tech since 7th grade, and has worked on all different types of productions.

Ethan McKaig

November 16, 2019

If you’ve ever been to a Shorewood Drama production, it’s likely that you’ve seen the student working behind the soundboard in the back of the theatre. He wears glasses and a pink beanie with multiple buttons on it. You may ask yourself, “I see that kid every time I see a show. Who is he?” Wel...

Milwaukee Fashion Week showcases Shorewood students

Milwaukee Fashion Week showcases Shorewood students

Natasha Davis and Sophia Wiley

November 10, 2019

Senior shows off designs by Natasha Davis Photo: Courtesy Elizabeth Miller On Monday, September 30th, Elizabeth Miller, senior, got the chance to put her designs into a fashion show in downtown Milwaukee. She jumped at the opportunity of achieving one of her goals.  “I started sewing when I ...

Film producer visits Spanish class

Sophia Wiley

October 30, 2019

Film producer Darren Dean visited a Spanish class on October 17 to discuss his new film The Infiltrators. The visit was prompted by the Milwaukee Film Festival, where the film was shown for the first time. Dean talked to the class about the movie and its message, though the class didn’t actually v...

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