Lunar Festival Welcomes Year of the Dog

On February 17, Mandarin Club hosted the annual Lunar New Year Concert. The concert celebrated the turn of the year for the lunar calendar. The lunar calendar is based on the moon’s phases, as opposed to the solar calendar that most of us are used to. Each year corresponds to an animal of the Chinese … 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

Burner Announces Plan to Hold All Remaining Morning Meetings at Once

Yes, it is true. Word has spread through the grapevine that Mr. Burner is sick of attending morning meetings. When asked about why he chose to make this decision, Burner responded, “morning meeting gets in the way of my sleep schedule, and since I sit at the very front, I unfortunately can’t get away with sleeping … Continue reading

Bookstore Shuts Down to Become Full Time Candy Factory

No need to fear, Hi-Chew is here! Starting from the beginning of the 2018-19 school year, Metcalf Center, home of Western Reserve Academy’s bookstore, will close and become the new headquarters and main manufacturing plant for Morinaga & Co., the creators of Hi-Chew. After years of renovations across campus, which includes the Athenaeum, the Wang … Continue reading

Flik Dining Staff Employs SPAR Students Full Time

If you tend to keep up-to-date with social media and don’t consider yourself above adding freshmen on Snapchat, you most certainly have seen videos of everyone’s favorite dining hall staff member spamming stories. Kevin is the lovable, always-cheerful singing and toaster-repairing man that has captured the hearts of underclassmen and upperclassmen alike. He has especially … Continue reading

School Rents out Empty Dorm Rooms on Airbnb

If you need somewhere to crash and don’t want to miss all of the action and activities on campus, look no further! Due to the excess amount of space in North Hall, the Deans’ Office voted unanimously to lease out extra rooms on the temporary lodging site Airbnb. This change began at the start of … Continue reading

Geothermal Unit Upgraded to Nuclear Power Plant

With the renovations of our beloved Seymour, a new so-called “geothermal unit” has been installed. However, with the brilliant detective work of the SAC (Secret Agent Committee), this claim has turned out to be an utter lie. The school’s commitment to cleaner heating and cooling systems has taken on another level of intensity. The SAC … Continue reading

Senior Speech | Conal Demian ’18

As a PG, Conal has only attended Reserve for the year. In Conal’s speech, one he wrote because he thought it was required, he tells the story of he choose to come to Western Reserve, and why he chose to pursue a post-graduate year. Conal gives an amazing speech and opens up about his story … Continue reading

Race Space With Danielle Wright: CEO and Activist

On February 9, Ms. Maseelall, Dr. Robinson, and Madame Borrmann hosted WRA’s first Race Space of the second semester. Held in the Green Key, the event featured great snacks such as Pocky and an even better guest speaker. The guest speaker that evening was Danielle Wright, founder and CEO of Wright Relations, a resource that … Continue reading

A Happy Winter Concert

On Sunday, February 25th, Western Reserve Academy’s Music Department proudly presented the annual Winter Concert, titled “I Sing Because I’m Happy.” The concert consisted of three parts, which were prepared and performed by the over 100 students of the Academy’s Band, Choir, and Orchestra. Head of Music Department Midge Karam ’79 explains that some of … Continue reading

Senior Streak Shut Down Prompts Student Debate

On February 2nd, the school issued an email to all students and parents of the class of 2018 stating that the senior streak is not allowed to occur this year. This is a fairly new tradition, however, the faculty and staff deem the event uncomfortable and unsafe. Directly from the email, the message states, “What … Continue reading

Morley Speaker Wynshaw-Boris Shares Experience in Genetics

On February 10th, Dr. Anthony Wynshaw-Boris ‘73, winner of the 2018 Morely Medal, spoke to the student body about his work as a geneticist and researcher. After earning his MD/ Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University, he traveled between various labs and institutions before returning to Case in 2013. Wynshaw-Boris’s research focuses primarily on comprehending … Continue reading

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