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