Shorewood Ripples

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...

Garbage and cheaply made gifts fall out of Santa's sleigh.

‘Tis the season to scrutinize holiday gifts

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...

Reexamine public discourse

Editorial Staff October 16, 2019

We, the Editors, question the effectiveness of the current public discourse in our village. While no local government is immune to the spread of rumors and gossip, we have noticed a problem in Shorewood...

New AP exam registration isn't all that bad

New AP exam registration isn’t all that bad

Naomi Raicu September 3, 2019

Starting this school year, students must register for AP exams before November 4, unless they want to pay $40 in addition to the $94 baseline fee. Students canceling their exam will be refunded all but...

Grade inflation: an affliction of high schools across the nation

Grade inflation: an affliction of high schools across the nation

Naomi Raicu August 29, 2019

In a 2018 study from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, researchers studying North Carolina high schools found that while high school GPAs have risen, SAT, ACT, and other standardized test scores have stagnated....

Create summer memories, not snap memories

Create summer memories, not snap memories

Eva McNally, Lulu Fregoso, and Ellie DeWeerdt June 5, 2019

As the school year comes to a close, students are excited for the warm weather and freedom of summer. However, teens are often too immersed in their technology to truly appreciate the outdoors and enjoy...

Gap years: valuable exposure

Editorial Staff June 5, 2019

We the editors feel that despite the stigma surrounding gap years, they offer obvious benefits. Society tells us that we, as students, are supposed to enter college directly after graduating from high...

Shorewood lacks political diversity

Nick Bucciarelli June 5, 2019

Not long ago I was talking to a friend of mine who is not very politically inclined but generally thinks himself a Democrat. I mentioned the topic of affirmative action, which he had not previously heard...

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