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

Ghost Train to accentuate Oak Leaf bike trail

BY CELESTE CARROLL — The Village of Shorewood may soon see a community art installation reminiscent of Shorewood’s history regarding the railroad system. Shorewood’s Public Art Committee, who developed the plan for this installation as well as for the installation of Jaume Plensa’s Spillover II sculpture in Atwater Park, calls it The Ghost Train. It will be a public interactive art project on the Oak Leaf Trail bridge in Shorewood, over Capitol Drive. If approved by the village board in mid April, the committee hopes to install the work — which will reflect the history of Shorewood and the village’s … Continue reading Ghost Train to accentuate Oak Leaf bike trail

Milwaukee’s buildings need preservation

BY CELESTIAL SIGNS (CELESTE CARROLL) — While driving along Prospect Avenue in downtown Milwaukee recently, I remarked at the fact that there was a very interesting mix of beautiful old houses from the turn-of-the century and modern day condominiums lining … Continue reading Milwaukee’s buildings need preservation

AFS students share local Shorewood experience: Umberto Converti, from Italy

According to Umberto Converti, Shorewood has proven to have many differences from his hometown, Potenza, Italy, ranging from temperature to shoes. Now living with the Hayes family, Converti recalls hearing about the AFS program through his school in Italy last … Continue reading AFS students share local Shorewood experience: Umberto Converti, from Italy

Modern Rebels showcases variety

Transcending time and medium, the Modern Rebels exhibit housed in the Milwaukee Art Museum portrays the enduring challenge faced by artists everywhere 〞 the challenge to push the boundaries of convention and acceptance and to establish an identity as an … Continue reading Modern Rebels showcases variety

Postcards from America showcases Wisconsin

Running from July 10 to October 19, the Postcards from America: Milwaukee exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum should not be missed. The exhibit features photographs from 11 different photographers who visited Wisconsin. Photographs range from the interesting faces of the Wisconsin State Fair to the children of Black River Falls to the women working in lesser-known professions. Each artist brings a different perspective and style to the show, and because the pieces are centered on recognizable symbols in Wisconsin, many people believe that the exhibit could be considered one of the most intriguing exhibits the art museum has had … Continue reading Postcards from America showcases Wisconsin

New year celebrates and honors the past

With a new school year, many students greet the end of summer with mixed emotions and a celebration of the return of school. Last year, the first day was made memorable by a school-wide water balloon toss held on the front lawn. Just as the current students of SHS may feel anxious for new beginnings or excited to celebrate, the alumni of the past are able to recall the feelings and events that kicked off each new year. “The seniors would always get a little crazy on the first day, painting ‘SENIORS’ on their cars, toilet-papering each other’s houses and … Continue reading New year celebrates and honors the past