Discussion of Suicide and in-depth Description of Suicidal Actions (TW)

This summer, I was one of several Reserve students who had the incredible opportunity of visiting Pine Ridge, South Dakota – a Native American reservation for the Oglala Lakota community. On the second day of our week of cultural exploration and service, we listened to a speaker named Inila Wakan, who is the founder of … Continue reading

Suicide Should not be on the News

Don’t get me wrong, the national epidemic that is suicide is terrible, and we definitely should raise awareness for it. Having said that, however, I also believe that broadcasting suicides has a dangerous, negative effect that we tend to overlook; reporting suicides on news teaches people that suicide is an option. After a tragic event … Continue reading

Swamps are Underrated

A swamp is a wetland partially or intermittently covered with water and often dominated by thick woody vegetation Swamps are known for their hydric soils and diverse ecosystem. The diverse ecosystem hosts a wide variety of plants. Most plants have either adapted to be emergent, semi-out of the water, or to be completely submerged plants. … Continue reading

Video Games

On August 3rd and 4th, our nation was rocked by two appalling mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, that together claimed the lives of 31 innocent people. In the nationwide debate that followed, some high-ranking Republican leaders sought to lay some of the blame on video games. Lieutenant Governor of Texas Dan … Continue reading

Colin North on Colin Kaepernick

Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, LeBron James, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar Jr., and Rafael Nadal. These are just a few of the athletes Nike has affiliated itself with and subsequently sponsored over the years, and in fact are some of the best athletes of all time. Now, as many have since seen, a new Nike sponsorship was … Continue reading

Flik Dining

As any person will tell you, food is very important. It fuels you, influences your mood, affects your lifestyle, and can be quite tasty. Here, at Western Reserve Academy, a large portion of us live on campus and eat most of our meals in the dining hall. So, I think it is appropriate to ask… … Continue reading

Higher Education: What’s the Cost?

Higher education, as its comparative adjective suggests, was not intended to be accessible for everyone. Indeed, throughout United States history, colleges and universities were limited; they were not a predominant aspect in the lives of USA’s citizens, nor its society. Things have changed drastically, however. Since the latter half of the 20th century; the presence … Continue reading

Environmental Regulations Run Amok With Policy Change

On January 20th, 2017, not only did Donald Trump take an Oath of Office but seemingly one of environmental disregard and destruction too. Within the past year, Trump has revoked the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, withdrawn the U.S. from the 195-country Paris Climate Agreement, revoked a mandate that requires federal agencies to consider climate change … Continue reading

Relax Your Attitude & Spice it Up!

No one person is one-hundred-percent alike, but the media has polluted society and produced a certain image and lifestyle that is deemed as perfect and complete. Because of this, mankind believes that they are lesser than those around them if they do not conform to the common craze. With each passing day, there seem to … Continue reading

Will “WinFo” Win?

With Winter Formal fast approaching, the big question is why are we even having this dance? Shouldn’t we be celebrating Sadie’s? Well, rumor has it that the schedule is altered this year because January weather is too cold for Sadie’s, meaning that it has to be pushed to March. I guess there no one felt … Continue reading

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