Meet next year’s StuCo excecutive board

BY MAYA SCHNEIDER — Izzie Tasse, President Izzie Tasse, junior, ran unopposed and was elected as president of Student Council Executive Board. Tasse served as vice president this year and is prepared to take on her new leadership role. “I spent a lot of time this past year learning … from our current president,” Tasse said. Tasse would like to get more people involved in student council next year. “I really want to expand student council’s borders to reach more people and different groups of people,” Tasse said. Additionally, she plans on continuing the tradition of picking a charity of the year, … Continue reading Meet next year’s StuCo excecutive board

Seniors reflect on their careers in Ripples

The senior editors of your favorite newspaper think back on their top ten moments of creating the paper. Send some love to your seniors! Ripples ❤ You — Elena Cruz, Editor in Chief 10. Exploring the tunnels underneath the school! There are … Continue reading Seniors reflect on their careers in Ripples

Guatemala Club fundraises

BY OLIVIA HOLBROOK — SHS Guatemala Club held its third annual Colectivo night and first Zumba night on March 5 and March 18, respectively. The goal of both events was to raise money for the Los Hogares Orphanage in Santa Apolonia, Guatemala, where SHS Spanish students volunteer every summer for the past 10 years. Colectivo Night, the first fundraising event of the year has been a tradition at SHS thanks to the aid of the Colectivo enterprise. “The owners of Colectivo have always been very involved in the club. The Fowlers have gone [to Guatemala], the Millers have gone, so … Continue reading Guatemala Club fundraises

Mock Trial takes top spots at regionals

BY SHIMANA BOSE — The mock trial team won their 13th consecutive regionals competition on February 13th. Mock trial has had a long history of placing first in regionals. “This is the 13th year in a row that we’ve won … regionals,” said Debra Schwinn, social studies teacher and mock trial coach. Schwinn has been a coach for mock trial at Shorewood for almost seven years. “One of the first things they asked me when they were hiring me was if I would coach the mock trial team,” Schwinn said. Along with Schwinn, Nathan Bayer, trial attorney, has been a … Continue reading Mock Trial takes top spots at regionals

Best Buddies prepares for spring break Everglades trip

While most students were using the last week of summer to hang out with friends and sleep, Best Buddies members were camping and canoeing on Wisconsin’s Namakagon River to prepare for their 2016 spring break trip to the Florida Everglades. “Hopefully … Continue reading Best Buddies prepares for spring break Everglades trip

Watershed fosters a respect for the environment

Several students participated in Watershed Wisdom this summer, exploring the Milwaukee River watershed for 11 days. Watershed Wisdom is a hands-on, environmental education class offered by the high school with the help of SEED funding. Throughout the program, students navigate the Milwaukee River watershed by biking, hiking and canoeing. Students discuss a range of issues through readings and observations, and record their reactions by journaling. Upon finishing the class, students receive one English credit, one health credit and one environmental science credit. The SEED foundation has helped fund this program since 2010, when budget cuts would have cut the program. … Continue reading Watershed fosters a respect for the environment