Mr. Gerber Raises Tuition by $10,000 to Support Community Minecraft Server (Eggplant)

Last week, Mr. Gerber sent out an email stating that he will raise the tuition of every student by $10,000 to support a new campus-wide Minecraft server. “In keeping with Mrs. Buck’s commitment to joy,” Mr. Gerber said, “the Technology Department would like to provide every student with the opportunity to unwind by playing Minecraft … Continue reading

No Bad Idea Friday (Eggplant)

After the initial introduction of No Bad Idea Friday by Dr. Kent, many were shocked by the responses anonymously stuck outside of the Academic Office. These responses frightened not only faculty, but reassured the thought amongst students that there is a moral and mental health issue here at WRA. Students Who Care might need to … Continue reading

The Good Lie

Students gathered on January 20th to commemorate MLK day by watching The Good Lie. The film was shown in several locations, including, but not limited to, the Chapel, Seymour and the library. After the movie was shown, an engaging discussion was held and facilitated by teachers and staff. The movie follows the story of sudanese … Continue reading

Obama Portraits Tour

In February 2018, Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery revealed its official portraits of former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama. The Obama Portraits were created by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald. The portraits soon became iconic and have been getting unprecedented responses from the general public. Wiley and Sherald are the first African … Continue reading

The Night of Cultures, Cuisines, and Celebration

Reserve’s culture night is the annual celebration of our rich and diverse student body, hailing from 25 countries and 26 US states. This year, the celebration will take place on February 16, 2020 in the Murdough Athletic Center. The Reserve community will come together to learn from our peers about their heritage as they share … Continue reading

The Basketball Season

The boys’ basketball team is impossible to ignore this winter. From an influx of Dub Club emails to Weekly Reports jam packed with games, it’s likely that all of Western Reserve Academy is well informed. Further, the turnout at games has increased many times over, with students skipping study hours and arriving decked out in … Continue reading

Academy Award Nomination Highlights

The 2019-2020 film year saw some of the greatest releases of the 2010s even as the decade drew to a close. From a shockingly poignant dark comedy about a member of the Hitler Youth to a beautifully innovative interpretation of a classic novel, this year celebrated the visions of the artist like no other, and … Continue reading

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

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