Change isn't Always Scary

Green Keys. You either love them or you hate them. The mentorship program here at Reserve, meant to help new students adapt to the confusing social norms of Western Reserve Academy, has gone under some renovation. This long standing tradition, usually between Seniors and new students has introduced Juniors into the mix. So now, Juniors … Continue reading

Russian Oligarchs as Art Patrons

For a while now, wealthy Russian oligarchs have been collecting art. Perhaps the earliest Russian oligarch who was an avid art patron was Empress Catherine the Great. She became Empress of Russia in the late twentieth century and collected thousands of art pieces and commissioned numerous others. The next time Russian oligarchs became prominent art … Continue reading

Banksy: Hack or Genius?

In 2018, a painting was sold at Sotheby’s auction. As soon as the sale was official, the painting began to move; as viewers looked on in shock, the painting’s frame shredded the artwork and left a pile of scraps on the floor. Who was responsible for this bold stunt? Well, no one really knows. The … Continue reading

The Return of Stephen Markley

After author Stephen Markley left campus last month in a cloud of (suspicious smelling) smoke, many wondered if he would ever grace the hallowed halls of Western Reserve Academy, again. Yet, he returned just last week for another visit. This time, he shook up the campus even more. Markley started off his official visit with … Continue reading

Casey Weinstein

Last week Casey Weinstein, Summit County’s representative in the Ohio House of Representatives, visited CL U.S. History students during a class period and lunch. Weinstein has the distinction of being the first Democrat to hold this seat since its beginning. His political focuses lie in issues of environmentalism and veteran’s affairs. As a veteran himself, … Continue reading

Joker

October 4th saw the release of this year’s perhaps most anticipated DC Comics film: Joker. Before going to see the film with Mr. Borneman and my sister, I was prepared to be let down. My previous outings to give DC films a first (Man of Steel), second (Batman vs. Superman), third (Suicide Squad), and fourth … 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

Artist Spotlight: Nini Wong

Meet Nini Wong ’20, the featured artist! Some things you may not know about her is that she was once in show choir and plays the piano. She also enjoys wearing black because it’s a blank and versatile canvas. As for her art, Wong specializes in ink drawings along with linoleum and screen painting. Wong … Continue reading

Minecon & Mario Kart Tour

The end of September marked a turning point for two massive video game franchises: Mario Kart and Minecraft. Mario Kart, Nintendo’s family-friendly racing series, released a new game in the franchise called Mario Kart Tour, the first mobile game in it. Minecraft, the blocky open-world game and the best selling game of all time, held … Continue reading

The Controversy of Peter Handke

In the era of #MeToo and cancel culture, we are used to finding out that one of our favorite artists or creators has a problematic past or a despicable secret. It’s not an easy scenario to deal with; can I listen to “Thriller” anymore without thinking of thinking of Michael Jackson’s pedophilia? How about watching … Continue reading

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