What Is Ripples?
“Ripples is Shorewood High School’s student newspaper. We are completely student run and publish ten print issues each year. You can subscribe to the print edition of Ripples here.
Shorewood Ripples was founded in 1922; this year we will put out volume 95 of the publication. Ripples is an entirely student run with teacher advising from Michael Halloran. Over the course of the year our staff does all of the jobs that make this newspaper possible: brainstorming story ideas, gathering information, conducting interviews, writing articles, taking pictures, selling ad space, laying out pages, selling subscriptions, maintaining a website, setting policy and more.
All staff meets regularly on Mondays at lunch to learn principles of journalism, including gathering news, writing and maintaining high journalistic standards. Work includes getting information for news stories about school events, activities, and personalities and writing articles for the paper. All staff are required to meet strict deadlines and expected to contribute by selling ads, taking pictures, managing subscriptions, contributing web content and distributing the paper.
If you would like to be a part of Ripples, stop by Mr. Halloran’s room during Monday lunch.
By tradition and practice, Ripples is an open forum and provides a guaranteed outlet for student expression. Ripples subscribes to the Code of Ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists, including the obligation to perform with intelligence, objectivity, accuracy and fairness. Editorials are unsigned and represent the majority opinion of the Ripples editorial staff. Signed
letters to the Editor are welcome, but the staff reserves the right to edit for grammar and length. For more information, contact any editor or advisor. Ripples reserves the right to deny advertising space to any ad deemed deceiving or misleading. Libelous ads and those containing misstatements or mistruths are unacceptable. Publication of an advertisement in Ripples does not
indicate endorsement of that ad.”