LAN Party Launches in Wang Innovation Center

Some of you may have seen, heard or even been to the LAN party that happened a few weeks ago. Most of you however seemed to have missed out! Jack Rubin ‘18, one of the presidents of the Technology Club who led the setup for the event, thought that the LAN party “went really well, … Continue reading

What’s Cool About Geothermal Cooling?

What could possibly be worth tearing up the grounds of our beautiful campus? How about the new geothermal heating and cooling system that is being installed in addition to the newly renovated Seymour Hall? Sounds great, but what exactly does geothermal energy entail? Ground source heat pumps (GSHP) extract naturally occurring energy from the earth … Continue reading

An Interview with Jane Richardson

Just a few minutes from Reserve, the Stow Brookdale Senior Living Center is home to an influential author. While Jane Richardson has written nine novels on varying subjects, the majority of her works are centered on India.While living in the Ohio area, the author hosted an Indian engineering student studying at Western Reserve University. “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

Annual Spirit Week Celebration Returns

Another year of Reserve Spirit has come and gone, and yet it feels like we as a community are missing something. This year’s spirit week, the traditional lead-up to Western Reserve Academy’s Homecoming Dance, was the week after mid-fall break, and the dress down days were timid affairs compared to previous years. In years past, … Continue reading

Caterham Students Visit from Across the Pond

Every year, Western Reserve Academy sends 10 students to the Caterham school for an exchange program during the summer. This fantastic opportunity gives the students a chance to immerse themselves in an entirely different culture while staying with a host family. They visited many sites such as Buckingham Palace, Princess Diana’s Memorial and The London … Continue reading

Borneman Begins

Andrew Borneman is a new member of the English Department here at Western Reserve Academy. He grew up in Cincinnati, OH where he attended high school with Member of Mathematics Department Katie Bonomo. At WRA, Borneman will be teaching three sections of junior American English and a senior English elective post-colonial literature. After nine years … Continue reading

A New “Record” Room

For years, the Reserve Record, Western Reserve Academy’s newspaper, has called Seymour Hall home. But while Seymour is under renovation, the Reserve Record has moved its office to Hayden Hall. “While I will definitely miss the old room in Seymour,” noted Matthew Groll ’18, current co-Editor-in-Chief, “I think Hayden will be more than capable to … Continue reading

New Day Student Prefect Responsibilities

The day student prefects will no longer be helping in the library during study hours this year. They have, instead, been assigned to monitor study hall. Kali Chapas ’18 explained this will give the day prefects more of an opportunity to mentor students “the same way the boarding prefects help out the kids in their … Continue reading

Gieske Got Mad Math Game

Hardy Gieske joins Western Reserve Academy as Chair of the Mathematics Department and as a teacher of the 21, 33 and 51 levels of math. Gieske, who is originally from Maryland, had previously worked at Lawrenceville School in New Jersey. In addition to his work in the classroom, Gieske will coach both soccer and tennis. … Continue reading

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