The Psychology Behind Luxury Brands

Purchasing habits are often studied, whether it is for marketing reasons or for a desire to learn more about human behavior. It is often the case that the overall amount of goods purchased tends to fall dramatically during times of economic difficulties and recessions. However, somehow paradoxically, the number of luxury goods purchased is unlikely … Continue reading

Blood Orange: An Artist and An Activist

Dev Hynes as “Blood Orange” released his fourth album Negro Swan, on August 24, 2018. It is his most intimate, political, masterful album yet. The sounds are heavily influenced by the jazz, funk, soul, dance-pop of the ‘80s, but it takes on a contemporary R&B vibe with a range of styles and genres present. Perhaps … Continue reading

The History of Making America Great Again

If you go to any Trump-related event whatsoever, you will be sure to be greeted by a rolling sea of excruciatingly bright red hats, printed with the infamous slogan “Make America Great Again!”, popularized by Trump during his campaign. MAGA for short, has become a cornerstone of the president’s policy. But what does it really … Continue reading

The Eggplant: Long Live Long House

Long House Storage has been extinct for two years now. Only two remaining classes of WRA students remember the days of trudging in the heat to move chairs and fans and such into the cool, comforting basement of Long House under the watchful eye of a vigilant faculty member. As many know, last year the … Continue reading

Students Attend Classes Through Temps in the Negatives

On behalf of the Powers That Be…” A greeting that sent chills down the spines of many already very cold students. On January 4th, the Western Reserve Academy community received an email from Dean of Students Wendy Skinner who confirmed WRA would be holding classes the following day despite the forecasted weather. The Dean’s Office … Continue reading

AI and Machine Learning: A Guide to the Apocalypse

I should preface this argument with a disclaimer: No, an army of saw blade-wielding flame-spewing robots will not be enslaving humanity any time soon, or at least not within the next few years, so you can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Or, perhaps you should be even more concerned, as the artificial intelligence takeover … Continue reading

Trump’s Plan Against Planned Parenthood

When Donald Trump became president, it was evident that things were about to get tough for women when it came to reproductive care. His campaign promised to criminalize abortions and his history of indifference towards sexual assault represented his views clearly. However, the situation he is creating is not one only liberal women should be … Continue reading

Advice to Freshmen: Respect Seniors!

When I was a freshman at Western Reserve Academy, I feared the seniors. They were intimidating, big, and just scary. I never wanted to do anything to cross them, or make them mad. But now, as a senior, I find myself noticing that most underclassmen don’t even bat an eye at seniors and our privileges. … Continue reading

The Complicated Moral History of Zoos

When I tell people that my intended major is Zoology, I receive mixed reactions. Most assume I am planning to work in a zoo, although that is not quite what zoology entails exclusively. This has led me into a number of heated discussions regarding the ethics of zoos. I have no doubts about the good … Continue reading

Faculty Turnover Turns Heads: We Deserve to Know

Western Reserve Academy is a place of tough goodbyes. It is no secret that a bad mistake can have someone on a flight home before there’s even time for proper goodbyes to be had. One can never know if the student next to her in class, or even her teacher for that matter, will still … Continue reading

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