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

Nationalism and World Order: “America First”?

RAGE Two main schools of thought have dominated the foreign policy of every U.S. administration post-1991, be it the realist neoconservatism of Cheney or the liberal institutionalism of the Clintons. Regardless, both approaches reflect an unwavering commitment to allies and the ideals of open markets and societies; at its core, an economic and security framework … Continue reading