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

2016 presidential preference primary

BY ELI FRANK, OLIVIA HOLBROOK — Wisconsin votes in the presidential preference primary on Tuesday, April 5. In Issue 7 and in an extended post on the Ripples website, Eli Frank wrote why Bernie Sanders is the best choice in the Democratic … Continue reading 2016 presidential preference primary

Clinton is clear choice in Democratic primary

BY OLIVIA HOLBROOK — I seem to be a political anomaly these days: a young voter who supports Hillary Clinton. This in itself is a rarity, but it is even rarer in Shorewood. While I certainly am entranced by the idea of free college for all (Bernie, come on, it is never going to happen) and some of Senator Sanders’ other ideas, my reasoning for voting for Hillary Clinton is quite simple. I am voting for Hillary because I believe she is the only person running for president who has the experience and ideas to position our nation in a … Continue reading Clinton is clear choice in Democratic primary

Adele’s Album becomes her best to date

After leading her fans on for an agonizing four years, Adele’s new album, 25, was released on November 20. Adele’s previous album, 21, was released in January of 2011 and took the world by storm as the heartbreak album of the decade. Following vocal surgery and the birth of her son, Angelo, many were skeptical about whether Adele would ever write another album. Even if she did, there were questions about whether it would be able to live up to the massive success of 21. Just weeks after its release, 25 has done more than live up to the standards set by 21 – it … Continue reading Adele’s Album becomes her best to date

2015 school board candidates

Three candidates ran for one school board seat, which necessitated a primary election to eliminate one candidate. David Cobb chose not to stand for re-election. This election took place yesterday, February 17, significantly after Ripples went to press. The regular election, date and time to be determined, will select which of the two winners of the primary election will join the school board. Cain hopes to bring focus to board  Rodney Cain has decided to run for a position on the Shorewood School Board. Cain, resident for the past four and a half years, has two daughters, Rowan, 1st grader, … Continue reading 2015 school board candidates

Voter ID laws suppress turnout

This fall, a three-judge panel of the US 7th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Wisconsin’s voter ID law, making it necessary for all voters to show a form of photo ID before voting. Voting is a right of the people and something that should not be limited without good reason. Wisconsin’s voter ID law makes it difficult for certain people to exercise their right to vote. This law requires all voters to show a photo ID with a signature before voting. Acceptable IDs are Wisconsin driver’s licenses, US Passports and military IDs. It may be simple enough for people who … Continue reading Voter ID laws suppress turnout

Quetico adventures

BY OLIVIA HOLBROOK — Eight SHS students embarked on an annual canoeing trip to the Quetico Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada this summer. The trip, originally started in 2000, was led by Mike Gregornik, Physical Education teacher, this past summer. Quetico allows students to learn about the environment and build friendships with peers. “The objective of the trip was to get out of the repetition and pressure of society, and really get out and enjoy such an amazing place on earth,” said Meghan Curtis, junior. This year, the trip took place from July 14 to July 24, with two travel … Continue reading Quetico adventures

Boys basketball turns over a new leaf

BY OLIVIA HOLBROOK — For the first time in many years, the Shorewood boys basketball program is at the top. With a 10-6 overall record, the boys have put together one of the best Shorewood seasons in a long time. “I think it’s been a very successful season,” said Isaac Matthias, junior, “We got off to somewhat of a slow start, but we’ve picked it up and we had a big win over [New Berlin] Eisenhower.” The Greyhounds’ win over Eisenhower landed them in second place on the east side of the Woodland Conference, behind rival Brown Deer. Another victory … Continue reading Boys basketball turns over a new leaf