Pining for Pine Trees: Real is the Way to Go

When you think of the holiday season, what stands out as a staple image? I encourage you to recall the Christmases of the past, the ones with tons of snow (before climate change became a thing) and your parents letting you eat cookies for breakfast, when you would practically fall over your siblings to see … Continue reading

What’s Cool About Geothermal Cooling?

What could possibly be worth tearing up the grounds of our beautiful campus? How about the new geothermal heating and cooling system that is being installed in addition to the newly renovated Seymour Hall? Sounds great, but what exactly does geothermal energy entail? Ground source heat pumps (GSHP) extract naturally occurring energy from the earth … Continue reading

An Interview with Jane Richardson

Just a few minutes from Reserve, the Stow Brookdale Senior Living Center is home to an influential author. While Jane Richardson has written nine novels on varying subjects, the majority of her works are centered on India.While living in the Ohio area, the author hosted an Indian engineering student studying at Western Reserve University. “We … Continue reading

Yanky and Karam Star in Local Productions

The talents of the Reserve faculty extend far beyond the humble boundaries of our lawn’s wide sweep. Recently, two members of our community have participated in productions: Adam Yankay, local Star Wars enthusiast and math connoisseur, acted as Lieutenant Jack Ross in the play “A Few Good Men,” and Ms. Karam, our local musical talent … Continue reading

Holiday Concerts Bring Cheer to Campus

The Western Reserve Academy Choir and Orchestra have had a busy couple of months practicing and performing the newly reinstated Messiah Sing and the annual Vespers concert. Messiah Sing, formerly a beloved school tradition, made a re-appearance this year. As the name suggests, Messiah Sing is a concert where an orchestra plays the first part … Continue reading

Movie Review: Blade Runner 2049

Coming off an Oscar nomination for best picture for Arrival in 2016, director Denis Villeneuve brings audiences back to the world of Blade Runner, the new film taking place 35 years after the original. The audience finds themselves in 2049 Los Angeles, a city where corporations rule and the environment is in shambles. Professor Louise … Continue reading

Is Jay-Z’s 4:44 Worth Your Time?

An album built on his own mistakes and an effort to exorcise his demons: this is Jay-Z’s thirteenth studio album. On 4:44 Jay-Z gives us a glimpse of how he feels about race, the music industry and most importantly himself. Jay-Z dropped this 36 minute gem in the summer, and rumors and fan theories dominated … Continue reading

Marvel’s The Defenders

This August, The Defenders hit the streaming service, and every fan had their breath held. Would the series follow Daredevil, Jessica, and Luke into the best of Netflix, or follow Danny Rand to the Dark Side with Arrow Season 4? Lucky for us, it leans closer to the first three. One of the best parts … Continue reading

Marquee Free Agent Signing Set Scene for NBA Season

The NBA offseason is usually filled with drama. However, none have ever been as eventful or exciting as the 2017 offseason. With six marquee superstars relocating and a total of eight current all-stars moving to new teams, the drama and trades kept NBA fanatics on edge. After losing in five games to the Golden State … Continue reading

Bennett Reflects on an Undefeated Season

Coach Aaron Bennett ’09 is the famed leader of the Western Reserve Academy D-squad boys soccer team, having lead them through an undefeated season of victory, glory, memes, and almost-a-day-off-but-we-still-appreciate-the-effort. “I’ve been coaching since I got here, so…two months?” Bennett stated. As a former WRA C-squad all-star who was demoted to D-squad his sophomore year, … Continue reading