“Lean In” Engages and Empowers

“Strong, Smart Women; Cool, Compassionate Men; Pizza; Brownies; What more could you want?” was the advertisement sent out to all students and faculty by Dr. Robinson. Thirty-five people answered the call— fourteen faculty members, twenty-two students (among them one freshman, nine sophomores, four juniors, six seniors, and two postgrads). They attended the first Lean In … Continue reading

Second LAN Party Lights Up WIC

On February 10, a LAN Party took place in the WIC room for the second time of the school year. It was more crowded than the preceding party, filling the place with even more fun and laughter. By the end of the night, the entertainment was over, but it was also a major success, leaving … Continue reading

Quizbowl Sets Sights on Nationals

On February 5, while some students were relaxing and enjoying their well-earned mid-winter break, the Western Reserve Academy Quizbowl team competed for victory at Kent State University against a variety of teams from the area. Charlie Kolodziej ’18, Madison Lin ’19, Jasmine Wheeler ’20, Ilyana Smith ’20, and Camille Wheeler ’21 participated in this tournament. … Continue reading

Mardi Gras Celebration

Mardi Gras was observed on February 13th this year. Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday, is the day of celebration and feasting that predates Ash Wednesday, a Christian holy day that marks the beginning of Lent. Students at Western Reserve Academy celebrated Mardi Gras during the newly-scheduled A+ period. The French Club hosted a … Continue reading

LaVar Ball: Is He a Genius or Not?

“With the second overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, the Los Angeles Lakers select… Lonzo Ball from UCLA.” By putting his eldest son, Lonzo, in purple and gold and enshrining him in the city of angels, the primary agenda of marketing tycoon LaVar Ball was fulfilled. The Big Baller Brand, the Ball family brand, … Continue reading

A Timely Talk on Consent

On January 4th, all of the male students of Western Reserve Academy gathered in the chapel during an A+ period to discuss consent and the laws regarding consent. As of late, the news has been filled with reports of sexual harassment and assault by famous individuals. Some of the individuals that have been part of … Continue reading

MLK Day: “Moonlight” and More

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was celebrated on January 15 across the US. Here in beautiful Hudson, Ohio, Western Reserve Academy had its own way of celebrating with the second annual WRA MLK Day Film Festival. Ms. Maseelall was the main organizer for the event, in which every student at WRA watched a movie that … Continue reading

Yankay and Karam Star in Local Productions

The talents of the Reserve faculty extend far beyond the humble boundaries of our lawn’s wide sweep. Recently, two members of our community have participated in productions: Adam Yankay, local Star Wars enthusiast and math connoisseur, acted as Lieutenant Jack Ross in the play “A Few Good Men,” and Ms. Karam, our local musical talent … Continue reading

Hurricane Season Blows Across USA’s East Coast

This year’s hurricane season has been more devastating than ever before. Out of the ten hurricanes in a row, which hasn’t happened since 1893, there have been five major hurricanes and three Category 4 hurricanes: Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Hurricane Harvey was the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Hurricane … Continue reading

58 Dead, 489 Wounded in Las Vegas Shooting

On the night of October 1, 2017, a gunman opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada, leaving 58 people dead and 489 injured. Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old man, fired hundreds of rifle rounds from his suite on the 32nd floor … Continue reading

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