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(Stay) Home for the Holidays

(Stay) Home for the Holidays
December 27, 2020

With a surge of COVID cases on the horizon, it is crucial that families recognize and become aware of the risks involved in travelling for the 2020 winter holidays by planning to stay at home this year. It...

What we can take away from the 2020 election

Editorial Staff November 30, 2020

On Saturday Nov. 7, as most major news outlets projected that Joseph R. Biden Jr. would be the next President of the United States, many people who voted for the former vice president had two initial emotions:...

LGBTQ+ representation matters in cartoons

Lucy Benavides November 19, 2020

Same-Sex marriage has been legalized in the United States of America since 2015. While there is still backlash against the LGBTQ+ community, we’re also seeing more and more representation. Not only movies...

Mail-in voting is the way of the future

Mail-in voting is the way of the future
Lulu Fregoso November 19, 2020

Due to COVID-19, voters this election had to consider the health risks of voting in-person. This resulted in voters turning to other methods of voting: absentee ballots and mail-in voting. Although some...

COVID is not over, re-establish safety standards

Editorial Staff October 15, 2020

The U.S. reacted slowly and poorly to the coronavirus pandemic. We had warnings from scientists and other countries being affected. We sat by and watched as China’s and Italy’s numbers climbed in February...

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...

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...

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....

Why holding out hope for in-person graduation is so important

Why holding out hope for in-person graduation is so important
Ella Kamm May 10, 2020

In any normal year, the month of May is a busy time for seniors. There are recitals, pranks, awards, skip days, proms and college decisions to be made. Unfortunately, just like every other event imaginable,...

Social media and mental health

Editorial Staff February 20, 2020

We the Editors of Shorewood Ripples recognize the weight of mental health and also the common problems that come with trying to cope with it, and we wish to explore these issues. Social media reflects...

How wealth impacts academic success

How wealth impacts academic success
Noe Goldhaber January 9, 2020

In March of this year, Lori Louglin, Felicity Huffman and about 50 other families were implicated in an FBI investigation nicknamed “Operation Varsity Blues,” which is currently investigating privileged...

‘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...

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