Lunar Festival Welcomes Year of the Dog

On February 17, Mandarin Club hosted the annual Lunar New Year Concert. The concert celebrated the turn of the year for the lunar calendar. The lunar calendar is based on the moon’s phases, as opposed to the solar calendar that most of us are used to. Each year corresponds to an animal of the Chinese … Continue reading

Senior Speech | Katie Ly ’18

Katie Ly ’18 tells a story that resonates with many Asian Americans: the struggle to fit in and accept your heritage. Living in a predominantly white area, Katie often felt ashamed of her ethnicity and family, feeling as if the odd one out. Since Katie’s mother would act unabashedly in public, not afraid of looking … Continue reading

Senior Speech | Casey Semple ’18

Casey Semple ’18 delivers a powerful senior speech about identity, referencing recently WRA’s recently performed The Laramie Project. Semple participated in the play, taking on the main role of Moisés Kaufman, along with several other roles. Each actor or actress in the production played as several different characters. In Semple’s speech, the student body of WRA … Continue reading

“The Laramie Project” Sparks Conversation

From January 26th to the 28th, Western Reserve Academy proudly presented “The Laramie Project,” a play by Moisés Kaufman that illustrates a story of an American town in the wake of the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard. Donalee Ong, Director and Fine & Performing Arts Departments Teacher, commented, “the play depicts actors in a theatre … Continue reading

Saban, Alabama Dominate CFP

The 2018 College Football Playoff was certainly one to remember. The first of two semifinals saw coach Kirby Smart and his #2 Georgia Bulldogs facing off against #3 Oklahoma Sooners led by bad-boy quarterback Baker Mayfield at the historic Rose Bowl. The game was prefaced by an abundance of trash talk from both sides. In … Continue reading

Wrestling Faces Off at Blankenship Duals

Saturday, January 6th proved to be a victorious day for the Western Reserve Academy wrestling team as they hosted long-time rival Hawken along with Notre Dame Cathedral Latin (NDCL) and Cleveland Central Catholic at the Blankenship Duals Tournament, named in honor of veteran faculty member and wrestling coach Lee Blankenship. Concluding the tournament 2-1, the … 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

Athlete Spotlight: Francesco Borsellino

Francesco Borsellino ’18 is a star widely known both on and off of campus. Already having a decorated wrestling career in the state of Ohio, Borsellino brought his talents to Hudson where he is finding a way to leave his legacy among the numerous Western Reserve Academy wrestling greats in the program’s history. Borsellino started … Continue reading

Theatre Guild Shows “Mamma Mia!”

On the evening of Friday, January 12, the Theatre Guild had its first club activity, hosting a showing of Mamma Mia in the Green Key. Originally created last year by recent graduate Elliot Ong 17’, this club has been re-introduced this year by seniors Katie Elkind 18’, Kali Chapas 18’, Sash Davis 18’, and post-graduate … Continue reading

Students Compete in ESU Shakespeare

On Friday, January 12th, seven students competed in this year’s ESU Shakespeare contest in front of the student body and faculty during morning meeting. Finalists included Sash Davis ’18, Hannah Stewart ’18, Sang Hun Kim ’18, Miranda Namiotka ’20, Edward He ’21, Sam Bick ’21, and Jill Reef ’21. Winners were announced on Monday, January … Continue reading

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