Parents Month Topples the Weekend

 Elie Aoun ’21Editor-in-Chief  The age of COVID-19 has forced many events to change, and Western Reserve Academy’s cherished Parents Weekend tradition was not spared. This year, Parents Weekend was transformed into Parents Month and held online for almost all of October. WRA parents had the opportunity to peer into the many aspects of student life … Continue reading

Option B Students Return

 Option B Students Return  Shin Lee ’22Web Editor  Starting this module, some of the students that chose option B are returning to campus for in-person classes. They have spent their first module learning online and have returned to campus safely for a new experience. Some of them have taken detours and significant efforts to get … Continue reading

Is an Uncrustables PB&J a Form of Ravioli?

 Is an Uncrustables PB&J a Form of Ravioli?  Isabella Folio ’22Managing Editor  When I learned that I could finally write editorials for the Reserve Record, I felt ecstatic. The ability to write whatever I wanted, no prompt, made my head spin with potential ideas. Of course, I knew then that I would use my position … Continue reading

Reflections on the Revolution in CHAZ

Elie Aoun ’21Editor-in-Chief To the history of failed communist states, we can add the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ). Established on June 8, 2020 in downtown Seattle by Antifa sympathizers, BLM extremists and other anarcho-communists agitators, CHAZ is a fascinating case study into the anatomy of fringe left-wing ideology. Owing to a lack of police … Continue reading

The Case Against Justice Amy Coney Barrett

 The Case Against Justice Amy Coney Barrett  Ela Mody ’23Contributing Writer On Monday, October 26th, Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court of the United States. President Trump nominated her to fill the seat of late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was confirmed with the vote 52-48 in an extremely divided Senate. For … Continue reading

The Case for Justice Amy Coney Barrett

 The Case for Justice Amy Coney Barrett   Ethan Bauck ’22Contributing Writer  On October 26th, at eight o’clock in the evening, America’s newest Justice, Amy Coney Barrett, was confirmed to the Supreme Court by a 52-48 vote. Justice Barrett is now the fifth woman to serve on the Court. She joins her colleagues, Justices Sonia Sotomayor … Continue reading

Standardized Testing is Unnecessary! It Should Go!

Standardized Testing is Unnecessary! It Should Go!  Katya Luchette ’22Editor  Standardized tests, such as the SAT and ACT, have long been used as benchmarks for colleges to review academic performance. But can these tests actually show the reality of how well a student can perform in the future? I believe they do not. Over the … Continue reading

Standardized Testing Should Stay! It’s Needed for College Admission.

 Standardized Testing Should Stay! It’s Needed for College Admission.  Elie Aoun ’21Editor-in-Chief Standardized testing is dreaded by most students starting the college admissions process for valid reasons: it can be stressful and time consuming. Many students also become frustrated because they are not able to earn the score they would like. The frequent test cancellations … Continue reading

Athlete Spotlight: Alexandra Bayliss

 Athlete Spotlight: Alexandra Bayliss  Angela Benzigar ’22Contributing Writer Western Reserve Academy hosts a wide range of athletic programs suitable for students at various levels while also providing an opportunity for athletes to shine! Leading the cross country team through another successful season this year is captain Alexandra Bayliss ’21, the athlete of the month!  Alex … Continue reading