Who’s In Town? Urinetown!


Urinetown: The Musical is a hilarious satirical comedy filled with greed, corruption and relationships. The compelling plot stems around a town deep in a drought with catastrophic water shortages. Officer Lockstock, played by Harley Fisher ’19, is an omniscient, 4th-wall breaking cop who guides the audience through Urinetown, introducing the backgrounds of both poor and … Continue reading

The Gatsby Homecoming: A Roaring Success

On October 21st, Western Reserve Academy hosted “The Great Gatsby Homecoming,” the first school dance of the year. The event was a chance to escape the stress and rigor of WRA, where new students were able to experience the culture of WRA for the first time and returning students got to experience once again. The … Continue reading

Bike Safety on Campus

Ever wished you were gliding down the learning-community hill on two wheels to ensure a spot in the front of the exhibition line? I sure do! Bikes are an essential asset to our community. In member of the Classical and Modern Language Department Ralf Borrmann’s words, they are “an everyday means for efficient transportation, a … Continue reading

Students Participate in No Shave November

As of November 1st, you may have seen some students on campus with a more robust arrangement of facial hair than what you are normally accustomed to. This year, Western Reserve Academy’s Student Council is holding a fundraising event in support of the No-Shave November movement, and many students have taken on the mission to … Continue reading

The Coin: All Hail Homecoming! Memories to Last a Lifetime

Kendrick Lamar. Frank Ocean. Migos. Cardi B. Perhaps some dabbling around by the DJ will even lead to a little bit of Ed Sheeran, Luis Fonsi, JB, and Beyoncé! Reserve students are back better than ever… Gatsby style! Homecoming 2017 is right around the corner, and the dance proposals are on full blast! Although we … Continue reading

Excellence Without Limits

Students at Western Reserve Academy will now have more opportunities than ever to showcase their talents, now to an audience outside these fair halls amid a lawn’s wide sweep. Recently, the External Opportunities for Student Distinction List was released by English Department member Samuel Douglas Ray and WRA administration. The list, which includes categories for … Continue reading

Senior Space Now Open for Seniors!

As last school year came to a close and the student body learned more about the details of the changes to come for this year, one element stood out in particular for this year’s seniors, then juniors: the loss of the WRAp. The WRAp, for freshmen and all new students (or anyone who never bothered … Continue reading

AI and Machine Learning: A Guide to the Apocalypse

I should preface this argument with a disclaimer: No, an army of saw blade-wielding flame-spewing robots will not be enslaving humanity any time soon, or at least not within the next few years, so you can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Or, perhaps you should be even more concerned, as the artificial intelligence takeover … Continue reading

Bike Safety Concerns on Campus

The headline for this article was originally “Bike Safety on Campus” but has been changed to differentiate it from an article on the Opinion page with the same headline. As students and faculty members are being forced to walk farther between classes, the demand for an easier mode of transportation becomes greater. Bikes have quickly … Continue reading

The Eggplant: To Free or Not to Free?

In the weeks following Top Field Soccer Club’s victory over their long-time rival Cleveland Montessori, the student body has been awaiting the traditional day-off given after a team goes undefeated. While the team had only two games, both against Montessori High School, students have been eagerly awaiting that beautiful morning meeting announcement. One student even … Continue reading