Jasmine’s Editorial

Jasmine Editorial Jasmine Wheeler ’20 I can still remember my first encounter with the Reserve Record vividly. No, it wasn’t the luring temptation of free pizza that drew my attention, nor was it a threat from a friend of mine to sign up for an article or else (though these are strategies I’ve since used … Continue reading

Ilyana’s Editorial

Ilyana Editorial Ilyana Smith ’20 Being a part of the Reserve Record for the past four years has truly been an experience. I have vague memories of writers’ meetings freshman year in Old Seymour, where there was pizza (sometimes no plates, but that was fine) and pop (sometimes no cups, which was less fine). I … Continue reading

Chloe’s Editorial

Chloe Editorial Chloe Zelch ’20 If you had asked me at the beginning of my freshman year what I wanted to study in college, I would have told you that I was going to be a computer science major studying at MIT. Yeah, I can’t believe it either. Now I’m going to a liberal arts … Continue reading

James’s Editorial

James Editorial James Doh ’20 May 21st, 2020: I go on Snapchat, and as I always do, I check one of those flashback moments. In one of those flashbacks, I see myself one year ago from today with four other members of the Reserve Record celebrating the end of the school year at One Red … Continue reading

The Minecraft Resurgence

Earlier this year, Minecraft overtook Tetris in number of games sold, becoming the best selling video game in history with 176,000,000 copies sold worldwide. Everyone has heard of Minecraft, and almost every young person has either seen or played the game at one point. Minecraft’s hegemony in the gaming industry and the broader culture is … Continue reading

The Controversy of Peter Handke

In the era of #MeToo and cancel culture, we are used to finding out that one of our favorite artists or creators has a problematic past or a despicable secret. It’s not an easy scenario to deal with; can I listen to “Thriller” anymore without thinking of thinking of Michael Jackson’s pedophilia? How about watching … Continue reading

An Ode to the WRA

One of the locations that stands out most clearly in my mind when I think of my first time visiting Western Reserve Academy has since been lost to time. I can recall walking along brick row in my winter boots, tense with cold, as I followed my shadow into a building without looking where I … Continue reading

Apollo 11: Could This Be Real?

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of men landing on the moon. If you know me, you won’t be surprised, but I think that’s a pretty big deal. This summer I had two opportunities to watch the CNN film Apollo 11, one of them in IMAX, and it was a breathtaking experience. Imagine: you are … Continue reading

Tik Tok

Tik Tok seems to be the greatest internet phenomenon of our day and age, creating memes, quotes, and songs that have infested everyday life. It seems many conversations or jokes begin with “have you seen that one Tik Tok…” (and most of the time, people have seen it). Notably, Tik Tok has shaken up the … Continue reading

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