College Application Bootcamp

On the morning of Saturday, October 19th, seniors and Post-Graduates at Western Reserve Academy attended a College Application Boot Camp. Held in the Ong Library from 9am to 11:30am, this required session gave students the opportunity to work on their college applications and receive feedback on their applications from industry professionals. Along with WRA’s Thomas … Continue reading

Environmental Art

This year, Western Reserve Academy started a brand-new art course called environmental art. The new art class is offered as a half year (half credit) course to sophomores, juniors, seniors, and PGs here at WRA. In this class, students use natural materials to create their own “art” anywhere around the campus. From leaves to rocks, … Continue reading

Visiting Author

On October 21st, the WRA community had the opportunity to hear from exciting guest speaker Stephen Markley, author of the award-winning debut novel Ohio. The lauded writer initiated his visit with a conversation at breakfast with faculty, followed by a fascinating lecture delivered during Morning Meeting. During his talk, Markley discussed his various struggles of … Continue reading

Casey Weinstein

Last week Casey Weinstein, Summit County’s representative in the Ohio House of Representatives, visited CL U.S. History students during a class period and lunch. Weinstein has the distinction of being the first Democrat to hold this seat since its beginning. His political focuses lie in issues of environmentalism and veteran’s affairs. As a veteran himself, … Continue reading

Resignation of Puerto Rican Government

Governor Ricardo Rosselló of Puerto Rico recently issued a statement declaring his intentions to resign on August 2nd. The announcement came amid a scandal involving text messages between Rosselló and 11 other political allies. In these texts, they mocked the victims of Hurricane Maria, which killed approximately 3,000 residents of Puerto Rico. Also included in … Continue reading

Hong Kong Protests

Last February, the Hong Kong government started contemplating a specific bill that would later spark the many protests in Hong Kong. This proposed bill would let Hong Kong’s chief executive extradite criminals to jurisdictions that have no extradition treaty with Hong Kong. Because Hong Kong does not have an extradition treaty with China, the bill … Continue reading

The Fires in the Amazon

In recent days, alarm has been raised by the increased frequency of fires in the Amazon. With the election of President Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil, many have suspected that it is his “anti-environmental” rhetoric that has led to the spike. Bolsonaro has campaigned on the promise of cutting green regulation and has shown support for … Continue reading

Trump and Israel

Since the beginning of Donald Trump’s presidency, his administration has shown support for Israel and a desire to strengthen relations. Along with many other things, the Trump administration has moved the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, reduced aid to Palestinians, and proposed the Deal of the Century, an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. On … Continue reading

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

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