The Student News Site of Shorewood High School

Shorewood Ripples

The Student News Site of Shorewood High School

Shorewood Ripples

The Student News Site of Shorewood High School

Shorewood Ripples

Surgeon general issues advisory warning

Editorial June 9, 2023

Social media’s harmful nature proves mental health risk for teens On May 23, 2023, United States Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy released an advisory cautioning the public of the adverse effect of...

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Education vs Efficiency: ChatGPT

Editorial Staff February 22, 2023

We, the editorial staff, believe that while ChatGPT may be a useful tool for students, its potential to act as a “cheating device” raises serious concerns about the impact it could have on the educational...

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...

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...

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:...

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...

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...