Recruit Numbers Rise

 As Western Reserve Academy assembles for the school year and returning students continue adjusting to the new administrative direction, one cannot helpe but notice the upward trend in the number of sports recruits. WRA Head of School Suzanne Buck is often credited with the new athletic focus. While last year mainly increased numbers in boys … Continue reading

 Orientation: Hit or Miss

 450 new and returning Western Reserve Academy students piled into the MAC on Monday, August 16th for long-awaited orientation. Students eager to meet new peers and learn about new school initiatives were met with overcrowded gyms and lectures. Mrs. Skinner, Dean of Student Life, indicated in an email that their hope was for students to … Continue reading

 Not Enough Numbers for Football

 On May 6th of 2021, Western Reserve Academy’s administration “suspended” the WRA football program. At the time, the administration’s reasons were the small roster and the opponent’s resulting advantage. WRA’s football team had a small roster last year of around 22 people. For context, the average high school football team has around 40 players. Eric Valentine, … Continue reading

 Stressful Senior Year

 The students of the class of 2022 are finally the seniors at Western Reserve Academy. However, they cannot celebrate just yet; the seniors still have to balance their college applications and other responsibilities during the 2021-2022 school year. WRA is a competitive school. The majority of students need to maintain a great academic performance in … Continue reading

 Privacy and Veracross

 Western Reserve Academy’s new student portal is hosted on Veracross, which now allows all students to not only see other students’ home addresses and parents’ contact info, but there is also a feature to sort households by proximity to your own.  That is right. Want to show up at someone’s house unannounced? The school is … Continue reading

 Metcalf Center’s New Look

 With the dawn of a new school year upon Western Reserve Academy, the administration unveiled many new developments, including a modernized bookstore. Due to the dominance of other changes occurring on campus, the bookstore’s renovation went almost entirely unnoticed over the summer.  One four-year senior stated, “I had no idea they were doing anything to … Continue reading

Entertainment Returns: The WRAp

Western Reserve Academy’s premier late-night talk show, the WRAp, held its first show of the year on the 15th of January. Due to complications from the pandemic, the WRAp was forced to premier an entirely pre-recorded show for the first time in its 2 year history. When questioned about the advantages of the new medium … Continue reading

An Acrostic Poem

Math extraordinaireReally cool Class is funLove his classOh what a wonderful teacherSOH CAH TOAEveryone likes math when he teaches itNothing is better than Mr. Closen’s math class – Charles Randazzo ’22

Pixar’s Soul Touches our Souls

Pixar’s Soul Touches our Souls Jack Colafella ’23 Soul is yet another Pixar film, joining the likes of classics from my childhood like Up, Ratatouille, and Cars. The film was released exclusively on Disney+, one of the many popular streaming services over the last few years (which I do not have). After all the positive … Continue reading

Common App and COVID-19

Common App and COVID-19 David King ’22 2020 has brought challenges to multitudes of global citizens. For minority groups and high school seniors alike, many obstacles stand in the way of the future. From the moment the Common App opened in August, the Class of 2021 knew this process would be unlike any year past. … Continue reading