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


Local socialist politician wins assembly seat

Robert Gronert September 22, 2022

Darrin Madison talks with Shorewood youth socialist advocate This past August, Darrin Madison won the democratic primary for the 10th State Assembly District, and with no republican competitor, is the...

Charlotte Wood (left), Feminist Club co-founder

Abortion access is everyone’s fight

Charlotte Wood September 22, 2022

New developments call for personal responsibility On June 24th, 2022, Roe V. Wade was overturned, and there was no more federal, constitutional right to get an abortion. The basic access to medical care...

Socialism is on the rise in MKE

Bobby Gronert March 16, 2022

Milwaukee’s hometown hero is coming home. Its name? Socialism. This town has always been socialist. Milwaukee was a working class city, one full of laborers. We built railroads and dockyards and other...

Shorewood needs diversity in news sources

Sophie Diliberti and Noe Goldhaber November 17, 2021

It’s no secret that American news has a tendency to be partisan, biased and at times inaccurate. We tend to associate these problems with the far right, blaming Fox News and Donald Trump for the rapid...

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...

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...