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

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

“Lean In” Engages and Empowers

“Strong, Smart Women; Cool, Compassionate Men; Pizza; Brownies; What more could you want?” was the advertisement sent out to all students and faculty by Dr. Robinson. Thirty-five people answered the call— fourteen faculty members, twenty-two students (among them one freshman, nine sophomores, four juniors, six seniors, and two postgrads). They attended the first Lean In … Continue reading

Second LAN Party Lights Up WIC

On February 10, a LAN Party took place in the WIC room for the second time of the school year. It was more crowded than the preceding party, filling the place with even more fun and laughter. By the end of the night, the entertainment was over, but it was also a major success, leaving … Continue reading

Quizbowl Sets Sights on Nationals

On February 5, while some students were relaxing and enjoying their well-earned mid-winter break, the Western Reserve Academy Quizbowl team competed for victory at Kent State University against a variety of teams from the area. Charlie Kolodziej ’18, Madison Lin ’19, Jasmine Wheeler ’20, Ilyana Smith ’20, and Camille Wheeler ’21 participated in this tournament. … Continue reading

Mardi Gras Celebration

Mardi Gras was observed on February 13th this year. Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday, is the day of celebration and feasting that predates Ash Wednesday, a Christian holy day that marks the beginning of Lent. Students at Western Reserve Academy celebrated Mardi Gras during the newly-scheduled A+ period. The French Club hosted a … Continue reading

Senior Speech | Katie Ly ’18

Katie Ly ’18 tells a story that resonates with many Asian Americans: the struggle to fit in and accept your heritage. Living in a predominantly white area, Katie often was ashamed of her ethnicity and family, feeling as if the odd one out. Since Katie’s mother would act unabashedly in public, not afraid of looking … Continue reading

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