Shorewood Ripples

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...

Mail-in voting is the way of the future

Mail-in voting is the way of the future
Lulu Fregoso November 19, 2020

Due to COVID-19, voters this election had to consider the health risks of voting in-person. This resulted in voters turning to other methods of voting: absentee ballots and mail-in voting. Although some...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

‘Tis the season to scrutinize holiday gifts

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

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...

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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