Remembering Senator John McCain

Senator. War Hero. Father. Author. Presidential Nominee. These were just a few of Senator John McCain’s numerous accolades throughout his lifetime. The politician died on August 25th at 81 years old, due to glioblastoma, an aggressive form of a brain cancer. McCain began his service to this country when he was 22. Graduating from the … Continue reading

Jacksonville Shooting: Two Dead, Ten Injured

On August 26th, a video appeared in news headlines of two young men playing Madden at a competitive gaming tournament. Just a minute into the video, gunshots begin ringing out, and the stream of the game itself stops, though the sound continues. One of the players, Eli “Trueboy” Clayton, dies shortly after. Screams can be … Continue reading

Hurricane Florence Hits

The first major hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season has formed about 2,000 miles off the east coast. Hurricane Florence, classified as a Category 4 storm, has sustained winds of 140 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. This storm hit the east coast of the US, primarily affecting North Carolina, South Carolina, and Maryland. … Continue reading

Speculation: What Does Pope Francis Think?

What does Pope Francis really think about the LGBT+ community? This has been a question considered by many people, Catholic and non-Catholic alike. On May 20th, Pope Francis addressed Juan Carlos Cruz, a victim of sexual assault within the church and openly gay man, about his struggles during Cruz’s trip to the Vatican. While their … Continue reading

“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

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