Artist Spotlight: Juliana Xie

Meet Julianna Xie ’19, this issue’s Artist Spotlight! She’s from Nanjing, China. Her hobbies include snorkeling, traveling and reading. She also enjoys running track and field, but she is especially known for her art. Julianna has worked with many different art forms here at Western Reserve Academy, but she is especially proud of her work … Continue reading

Bob Ross ECHO: A Happy Accident

Every year, students at Western Reserve Academy are faced with the challenge of choosing their ECHO classes for the following year. From learning about women in business with Ms. Thews to cooking using chemistry with Mr. BB, the options seem endless. However, for many students, a new class caught their attention. “I really wanted the … Continue reading

Film Crew on Campus

On Saturday, August 25th, a film crew by the name of The Film Guys arrived at Western Reserve Academy to start a new school promotion video. They were very excited to begin this project and had participated in discussions with various students in order to choose the kind of video that would suit the school … Continue reading

Infinite Mirrors at the Art Museum

Recently, the Cleveland Museum of Art was home to a spectacular collection called “Infinite Mirrors.” The collection’s artist, Yayoi Kusama, had been known for repetitive paintings and paperwork early in her career, but Infinite Mirrors was a breakthrough in her art. Infinite Mirrors brought the kaleidoscope effect of her paintings into a 360-degree sensory experience. … Continue reading

Theatre Guild Shows “Mamma Mia!”

On the evening of Friday, January 12, the Theatre Guild had its first club activity, hosting a showing of Mamma Mia in the Green Key. Originally created last year by recent graduate Elliot Ong 17’, this club has been re-introduced this year by seniors Katie Elkind 18’, Kali Chapas 18’, Sash Davis 18’, and post-graduate … Continue reading

Students Compete in ESU Shakespeare

On Friday, January 12th, seven students competed in this year’s ESU Shakespeare contest in front of the student body and faculty during morning meeting. Finalists included Sash Davis ’18, Hannah Stewart ’18, Sang Hun Kim ’18, Miranda Namiotka ’20, Edward He ’21, Sam Bick ’21, and Jill Reef ’21. Winners were announced on Monday, January … Continue reading

The Golden Globes: A Night Decorated With Stars

On the evening of January 8, the Beverly Hilton was flooded with phenomenal artists and professional storytellers. From the sea of the night to the inspiring speeches, the 2018 Golden Globes was definitely one that stood out from the others. For starters, the attendees did not hold back on putting a spotlight on the many … Continue reading

Artist Spotlight: Lexi Shoemaker

The famous Lexi Shoemaker ’18 has both talent and an abundance of ambition. This dance enthusiast has been dancing for as long as she can remember, and with her many goals for the future, Lexi Shoemaker is making history. She loves the freedom of choreographing her own dances. When it comes to her own personal … Continue reading

Art Students Take to the Moos Gallery

This past month, Reserve’s own student art club held their art exhibit in the Moos Gallery in KFAC. Similar to previous years, the art club featured submitted art from all students throughout campus with a wide variety of mediums ranging from pencil and watercolor to sculptures and photography. Being no exception, this year the gallery … Continue reading

Band, Orchestra and Choir Perform

On Sunday October 8, the Western Reserve Academy community experienced its first concert of the year, featuring smashing performances from the band, orchestra, and choir alike. Ms. Margaret Karam ’79 served as conductor for all three groups with Ms. Elizabeth Wirtz assisting on piano. This year’s fall concert focused on making classical music and choir … Continue reading

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