Is He Guilty … Or Not Guilty?

The latest Western Reserve Academy arts production, 12 Angry Jurors, hit the KFAC stage on the final weekend of January. From the moment the first curtain rose, the immense work that went into this production was evident. This play was adapted from the television program Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose, but the members of … Continue reading

WRA Commemorates Year of the Rooster

You might be thinking to yourself, “Why do the Chinese celebrate the New Year twice a year?” Many cultures around the world still celebrate their own traditional New Year. The New Year tradition that you are thinking about is the one from Gregorian calendar, a Western invention adopted by the rest of the world. While … Continue reading

Sadie Hawkins’ Dance: One For the Ages

In early December, the entire student body of Western Reserve Academy was talking about the upcoming “Sadie’s” dance. Starting with a very entertaining video from the senior girls Elizabeth Downing, Kate Winson, Olivia Chan, Zanna Leciejewski, Caleigh Tiley, Abby Goodman and Zoe Platt (all ’17). Suraj ’20 even made a surprise appearance. Starring as the … Continue reading

2017 Madrigal Feaste Trumped All Others

Imagine this: boys wearing tights, political skits, and a fine dining experience. What could possibly encompass all these things? The answer was seen by students and family on February 12th and 13th at Western Reserve Academy during the Madrigal Feaste. The choir ditched their usual performance wear and Reserve Green for medieval garments, and not … Continue reading

Women’s March On D.C.

Hundreds of thousands of men and women descended into the nation’s capital, meeting in the National Mall on Saturday, to show their support for women’s rights a day after President Donald Trump was inaugurated. What began as a Facebook post by a Hawaii grandmother the day after Hillary Clinton’s loss in November’s election, blossomed into … Continue reading

The Coin: Trump’s Presidency Has Only Left Us More Divided

Although I am not an American citizen and have only been able to call the United States home for a few months, the 2016 election impacted me in an intensely visceral manner. When Donald Trump was elected President, I wept alongside my friends, who cried for their country, for their future and for their safety. … Continue reading

Pamela Daum: Moos Gallery Art Exhibit

The phrase, “a picture is worth a thousand words” rings more true with the ever-growing advancements in photographic technology. Capturing an image and immortalizing a brief second in time could never be summed up with our puny human vocabulary. Pamela Daum is a prime example of this impossibility, especially when trying to describe the softness … Continue reading

Netflix and Chill Recommendations

As an avid explorer of the vast black hole of Netflix, I thoroughly understand the value of a good show. You know, those shows you will watch for a split second and then you look at the clock and eight hours has passed. Here is a list of my favorites! How I Met Your Mother … Continue reading

WRA Trump Supporters Continue to Stand by the New President

“Trump awoke the silenced voices of millions of people,” said Erik Gross ’17, “He answers to no one.” I decided to interviewed Gross and others about the controversial actions President Donald Trump has taken during the short time he has been in office, setting out to see how Trump’s supporters—those “silenced voices”—felt about his actions. … Continue reading

Marticke Speaker Sulome Anderson

On Friday, January 27th, Sulome Anderson ’03 presented to the student body as this year’s Marticke Speaker. The Marticke Speaker Series was established in honor of Keir Marticke ’02, who unexpectedly passed away in 2004 after contracting hemorrhagic pneumonia. She was vacationing in Vietnam while studying abroad at the University of New South Wales, a … Continue reading

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