One School, Many Books

Last year, English Chair Mr. Todd Gilbert announced a change in the summer reading policy: students would read one book of their choosing from a list of of many genres and discuss it with the faculty member who selected it. This message was met with many different responses. Some students supported the idea, and other … Continue reading

Welcome to the Reserve Record: Online Edition

Hello and welcome to the Reserve Record’s online edition! Like our print edition, this website is entirely student run. It has all our recent articles as well as photos and videos. The articles are uploaded in a big batch when each issue comes out (about once a month). Comments are on, but please be respectful; … Continue reading

An Ode to the WRA

One of the locations that stands out most clearly in my mind when I think of my first time visiting Western Reserve Academy has since been lost to time. I can recall walking along brick row in my winter boots, tense with cold, as I followed my shadow into a building without looking where I … Continue reading

Apollo 11: Could This Be Real?

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of men landing on the moon. If you know me, you won’t be surprised, but I think that’s a pretty big deal. This summer I had two opportunities to watch the CNN film Apollo 11, one of them in IMAX, and it was a breathtaking experience. Imagine: you are … Continue reading

Guatemala Trip

This past summer, three WRA students had the opportunity to travel abroad to Guatemala to participate in an exchange of language, culture, and experience. The study abroad program consisted of a four day volunteer project at a community school for young children, called Los Patojos, as well as a four week homestay with a purely … Continue reading

Heidelberg Trip

People were captivated by the old city that Mark Twain described with such picturesque detail. The city he spoke about? Heidelberg, Germany! This year, two Reserve students traveled to Germany and participate in the Heidelberg Program. The program is an opportunity that allows students to study abroad with other students from around the world for … Continue reading

Resignation of Puerto Rican Government

Governor Ricardo Rosselló of Puerto Rico recently issued a statement declaring his intentions to resign on August 2nd. The announcement came amid a scandal involving text messages between Rosselló and 11 other political allies. In these texts, they mocked the victims of Hurricane Maria, which killed approximately 3,000 residents of Puerto Rico. Also included in … Continue reading

Tik Tok

Tik Tok seems to be the greatest internet phenomenon of our day and age, creating memes, quotes, and songs that have infested everyday life. It seems many conversations or jokes begin with “have you seen that one Tik Tok…” (and most of the time, people have seen it). Notably, Tik Tok has shaken up the … Continue reading

ELISA Trip

The ELISA program gives Reserve students the opportunity to go on several different trips around the world, to places such as France, China, and Costa Rica. The goal of the program is for its students to improve in their chosen languages and broaden their worldviews. This past summer, Sebastian Fields ‘20 was one of the … Continue reading

Bob Ross

One of the most exciting echoes presented this fall, Painting with Bob Ross, is lead by the incredibly hilarious and talented art teacher, Mr. Mudd. He has recently joined Western Reserve Academy from Akron Ohio and is as excited as the students to be in such a relaxing, yet fulfilling class. The primary focus of … Continue reading

Swamps are Underrated

A swamp is a wetland partially or intermittently covered with water and often dominated by thick woody vegetation Swamps are known for their hydric soils and diverse ecosystem. The diverse ecosystem hosts a wide variety of plants. Most plants have either adapted to be emergent, semi-out of the water, or to be completely submerged plants. … Continue reading

Moos Gallery

The Moos Gallery is an art gallery located in the Knights Fine Arts Center. The Gallery is special to the Western Reserve Academy community because most of the displays are made by the students and teachers themselves. It’s always a good place to go when you want to see the artistic side of your fellow … Continue reading

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