Expedition to China

While Western Reserve Academy offers many eye opening experiences, this month long trip to China was a rare opportunity. However, the application process for this trip was not as simple as one might wish. Several weeks before their departure, current seniors Flora Jiang ‘19 and Madison Lin ‘19 had to complete a long form, write … Continue reading

ELISA Takes on France

Over the summer seven rising juniors, accompanied by Madame and Dr. Borrmann, had the opportunity to travel to France for a month. They went as a part of the Ellen Long Intercultural Study Abroad program (or ELISA), which is a homestay program of language immersion and cultural learning. The program is named after Ellen C. … Continue reading

Race Space With Danielle Wright: CEO and Activist

On February 9, Ms. Maseelall, Dr. Robinson, and Madame Borrmann hosted WRA’s first Race Space of the second semester. Held in the Green Key, the event featured great snacks such as Pocky and an even better guest speaker. The guest speaker that evening was Danielle Wright, founder and CEO of Wright Relations, a resource that … Continue reading

A Happy Winter Concert

On Sunday, February 25th, Western Reserve Academy’s Music Department proudly presented the annual Winter Concert, titled “I Sing Because I’m Happy.” The concert consisted of three parts, which were prepared and performed by the over 100 students of the Academy’s Band, Choir, and Orchestra. Head of Music Department Midge Karam ’79 explains that some of … Continue reading

Senior Streak Shut Down Prompts Student Debate

On February 2nd, the school issued an email to all students and parents of the class of 2018 stating that the senior streak is not allowed to occur this year. This is a fairly new tradition, however, the faculty and staff deem the event uncomfortable and unsafe. Directly from the email, the message states, “What … Continue reading

Morley Speaker Wynshaw-Boris Shares Experience in Genetics

On February 10th, Dr. Anthony Wynshaw-Boris ‘73, winner of the 2018 Morely Medal, spoke to the student body about his work as a geneticist and researcher. After earning his MD/ Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University, he traveled between various labs and institutions before returning to Case in 2013. Wynshaw-Boris’s research focuses primarily on comprehending … Continue reading

Baby Baldridge Arrives

A beloved member of the Western Reserve Academy staff, Emily Thews recently had her first baby with her husband Anthony Baldridge. After being born on January 20th, 2018, they decided to name her Lila. Mrs. Thews works as a Spanish teacher as well as the girls’ varsity basketball coach. Unfortunately, Mrs. Thews was unable to … Continue reading

Dub Club Takes Over Winter Sports

The “Dub Club” consists of students who support Western Reserve Academy athletic teams, whether it be through theme nights or tailgates. Club members are often found leading the student section in cheers during home games, generating energy for school spirit. The club was only recently started in 2016 by WRA alumnus Joey Randazzo ’17. Randazzo … Continue reading

Hollywood Reaches ECHOs

The return from winter break marks the beginning of many things. It marks the start the final stretch of the school year, denotes the start of the second semester, and signals the return of ECHO classes. For the second year in a row, an innovative new ECHO is being offered: Hollywood Comes to Hudson, led … Continue reading

Scheduling Leaves Only One Community Service Day

For the past few years, Western Reserve Academy has dedicated a couple days of the school year to community service. The idea for community service days is the brainchild of the Music Department’s very own Ms. Karam, and the community service program is overseen this year by Mr. Gordon. “Community service is a big aspect … Continue reading

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