Shorewood Ripples

New director helps drama department turn to virtual

Katrina Kallas

October 15, 2020

The Shorewood High School drama department is facing many changes this year with a new drama director and an online curriculum. In the past, the drama classes at the high school have always been very hands-on and personal. “In costume design there’s a lot of things we do that are very intimate,...

Joji’s new album Nectar satisfies listeners with wide range of styles

The cover of Joji's new Album, Nectar. The album features a wide range of styles from piano ballads to fast-paced tunes.

Eva McNally

October 15, 2020

Japanese singer-songwriter, George Kusunoki Miller, professionally known as Joji, recently released his second studio album entitled Nectar. The album was intended to be released earlier this summer, but was pushed back due to COVID-19, and it was well worth the wait. Joji is known for his comedic Y...

MKE Film Festival explores alternative options to keep organization afloat

Noe Goldhaber

October 15, 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and concerns over the safety of running a 14-day festival, Milwaukee Film Festival will be conducting a virtual festival complete with access to exclusive streaming content of over 190 short or feature films and community engagement activities. Participants have the opportu...

Sci-fi, fantasy books that you may want to read

Graydin Lohre

October 15, 2020

Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne is one of the “OGs” of science fiction that everyone should have a chance to read in their lifetime. Verne undoubtedly knows how to keep his readers on the edge of their seats with his descriptive...

Just A Taste: Natasha Davis reviews popular American halal food chain, Halal Guys

The interior of Halal Guys on Oakland. They serve American halal food.

Natasha Davis

October 15, 2020

My name is Natasha Davis and I’m a senior with a passion for food. After becoming a vegetarian at the beginning of the year, I realized I needed to search for new recipes that would accommodate my new lifestyle. This change fueled a new love for cooking and baking. Even as I write this, I’m eating. I ...

Just A Taste: Natasha Davis reviews new restaurant Hiya Taco

Natasha Davis

October 15, 2020

My name is Natasha Davis and I’m a senior with a passion for food. After becoming a vegetarian at the beginning of the year, I realized I needed to search for new recipes that would accommodate my new lifestyle. This change fueled a new love for cooking and baking. Even as I write this, I’m eating. I ...

Courtney Barnett’s MTV Unplugged is an undeniable gem

Courntey Barnett during her performance on MTV Unplugged. The live album was released on Dec. 6, 2019.

Ethan McKaig

January 4, 2020

On Dec. 6, Courtney Barnett, the Australian born singer-songwriter and musician, released her “MTV Unplugged” performance. Consisting of 8 acoustic songs (43 minutes), both original and covers, they display Barnett’s raw talent of songwriting and musicianship. On Oct. 22, the album was recorde...

Showcase connects a wider variety of acts

Cameron Spann (left) and Jordan Biller (right) preform at this year's AFS Showcase. The event promotes the Shorewood AFS chapter.

Laura Oldfather

November 21, 2019

This year’s showcase took place on November 15 and 16. The annual event raises money for Shorewood AFS and the drama department. This year, it featured 26 acts, and included over 90 students in the show and behind the scenes. This year’s theme was “We Are One.” At first this seemed like an...

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”: A unique production

Laura Oldfather

November 6, 2019

On October 17, 18, and 19, SHS drama put on four shows of the famous Shakespeare play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  The play shows the events surrounding the marriage of “nobles” Theseus (Alex Alden) to Hippolyta (Zephaniah Eiland). It also details the affairs of the “lovers”: Lysander (Aust...

Clairo captivates crowd at Turner Hall show

Artist Clairo performs at Turner Hall Ballroom. Both the performance itself and the visuals made it a memorable show.

Eva McNally

October 16, 2019

On October 1, Clairo performed for the first time in Milwaukee--the third night of her 2019 North American Immunity Tour. She played an intimate show at Turner Hall Ballroom. The up-and-coming artist is widely known for her hit singles “Pretty Girl” and “Bags.” Immunity, her most recent album, ...

Dreamy new jazz album “Resavoir” soars

The cover of Resavoir's first single off the album, Escalator. The song was released in January 2019.

Ethan McKaig

September 28, 2019

What music plays in your dreams? The dreams where you are flying; where you are floating in the middle of the ocean; where you are sitting on a cloud. What music goes along with those images? I've found it: Resavoir's debut, self-titled album. The Chicago based jazz ensemble, founded by Will Miller (m...

Spring musical switches from Evita to Billy Elliot

Natasha Davis

September 3, 2019

The drama department originally planned on producing Evita as its spring musical, but a change in production rights have prompted the department to choose another.  On February 5th, the Skylight Music Theater announced their 2019-2020 season which included Evita. Joe King, drama director, wasn’t surprised at th...

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