The WRAp

Reserve’s premiere late-night talk show, The WRAP, is like Reserve’s very own Saturday Night Live. Only instead of being hosted and performed by celebrities, it’s hosted by Noah Frato-Sweeney ‘20 and Henry Ong ‘20 and performed by an assortment of Reserve students. I know . . .even better! The show references great and memorable Reserve … Continue reading

Service Day

The 25th of January was quite a busy day for juniors and seniors, who went on the annual service trip organized by Ms Boesch. Along with our usual choices of destination, the Akron Food Bank and Haven of Rest, there was a third, new option: a simulation of homeless living designed by the organization Habitat … Continue reading

The Good Lie

Students gathered on January 20th to commemorate MLK day by watching The Good Lie. The film was shown in several locations, including, but not limited to, the Chapel, Seymour and the library. After the movie was shown, an engaging discussion was held and facilitated by teachers and staff. The movie follows the story of sudanese … Continue reading


Over last summer, almost two months since I had last stepped foot in Hudson, I received a follow request on Instagram from a new store called Hudson Nutrition. From their bio, I learned it was a healthy shake store with, as they put it, positive vibes. It seemed to me to be a little weird, … Continue reading

Women and the 2016 Election

Life has been difficult for women ever since humans evolved from apes. Considered an inferior class of the society, we were silenced and oppressed. And now, even though women have been through years and years of discrimination, nothing has really changed. America now has a president who officially attends the “March for Life” and declared … Continue reading

Obama Portraits Tour

In February 2018, Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery revealed its official portraits of former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama. The Obama Portraits were created by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald. The portraits soon became iconic and have been getting unprecedented responses from the general public. Wiley and Sherald are the first African … Continue reading

Why “The Good Lie” was not appropriate as the MLK day movie

The purpose of watching a movie and discussing it as a school on Martin Luther King Jr. Day is to help educate Western Reserve Academy students on civil rights issues and to celebrate everything Martin Luther King Jr. fought for. But watching “The Good Lie” failed to do MLK Day the justice it deserved. When … Continue reading

Royal Family Drama

On January 8, 2020, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced a momentous decision to the world through Instagram. In their post, they said they intended to step back as senior royals, work to become financially independent, and decided to split their time between North America and the United Kingdom. One of the main reasons for … Continue reading

Environmental Art Class with Mr. Buck

Art is one major tool a number of people use to represent their ideas, and these ideas include environmental ideas. Beginning this year, Mr. Buck has offered students a half-semester course called Environmental Art. Environmental Art not only focuses on artistic aspects, but also brings attention to environmental issues through artwork. There are many art … Continue reading

Admissions Tests

According to newly unredacted memos coming out of the President’s House, Western Reserve Academy will soon see a change to the tests required for admission. Moving away from the traditional Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT), WRA will now ask students specific questions on other topics. “After seeing such a worrying trend in fire alarm usage, … Continue reading