Shorewood Ripples

Ripples loses another advisor

Editorial Staff June 3, 2021

Mr. Jordan, the Ripples advisor for the past year and two-year American Society teacher at SHS, has announced that he is leaving his teaching position at Shorewood.  Jordan became Ripples advisor...

For girls of color, dating can be challenging

Shannon Carlson and Sophia Wiley May 2, 2021

Dating in high school is hard. Developing a crush, gathering up the courage to ask them out, and then if things don’t go well, dealing with the sting of rejection. This is universal. But what about when...

Statements shouldn’t replace conversations

Editorial Staff April 29, 2021

On April 22, two days after Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd, the Shorewood School District sent a communication to all high school teachers. It contained a letter that they were...

District sex ed curriculum needs changes

Editorial Staff April 29, 2021

We, the editors of Ripples, feel that the district’s consent education curriculum and response to the stories shared by SHS students and alumni is inadequate and insincere.  Existing issues regarding...

“Population panic” distracts from the real drivers of climate change

“Population panic” distracts from the real drivers of climate change

Noe Goldhaber and Sophie Diliberti April 28, 2021

We’ve all seen the headlines. Starving polar bears shivering on melting icebergs. Sea levels rising and flooding coastal towns and islands. Out of control tsunamis, hurricanes and wildfires destroying...

Appearance-based arguments are harmful

Appearance-based arguments are harmful

Laura Oldfather March 25, 2021

We’ve all had this experience, or at least seen it happen countless times: You’re on the internet or just having a conversation and you’re angry at someone. You see someone doing or saying something...

College Board: for students or for profit?

Noe Goldhaber and Sophie Diliberti March 24, 2021

With AP exams looming for many SHS students, complaints about the College Board are more prevalent than ever. The organization has been criticized for its poor handling of a uniquely challenging academic...

Increased internet dependence is troubling

Increased internet dependence is troubling

Ethan McKaig March 24, 2021

The pandemic has exacerbated many existing issues in the world. Among them: our generation’s dependence on screens and stimulation from technology. While individuals in the tech industry have netted...

Letter to the Editor: A Ripples advisor’s legacy

February 19, 2021

We, the alumni of Ripples, write to thank Mr. Michael Halloran for nearly 20 years of service as faculty advisor to the independent student newspaper that gave hundreds of our voices a home. His hard work...

As hybrid model begins, many questions remain

Editorial Staff February 19, 2021

As students begin returning to in-person instruction on February 22, numerous questions and concerns still remain. Many teachers are not returning to school with their students, but exactly which teachers...

Meet Ed Vice, Ripples' new advice column

Meet Ed Vice, Ripples’ new advice column

January 24, 2021

BREAKING NEWS: Ripples is starting an advice column for Shorewood students! In a fight with a friend? Having trouble in the romance department? Feeling like you need a fresh perspective on a school appropriate...

(Stay) Home for the Holidays

(Stay) Home for the Holidays

December 28, 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...

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