Orwell Never Dies: On the Importance of Clear Political Language

In American political discourse it has become stale to quote George Orwell’s novels 1984 and Animal Farm to claim the other side is totalitarian. The great insight of 1984, however, is that language shapes politics; totalitarianism takes root only after you have been deprived of the proper words with which to think and oppose it. … Continue reading

The Winter Crossword!

ACROSS 1 Fictional humanoid monsters from Lord of the Rings 4 Bath___; place you bath in 7 Short for a person who resides in a different country than their birthplace 9 Fluid from trees 12 Subreddit for interviews and asking questions 13 Cease 14 Writing style and format for academic documents such as scholarly journal … Continue reading

“Infection Tag” With COVID Causes Outbreak

“Infection Tag” With COVID Causes Outbreak Jelly Clown ’21Editor-in-Chief Many students are shocked that their choice to break into a nursing home to contract COVID-19 and play tag led to their suspension (and immediate quarantine). A few unnamed students decided they would get infected in the nursing home and play a game of tag where … Continue reading

Mr. Leonard Quits, Becomes Dubstep Artist

Mr. Leonard Quits, Becomes Dubstep Artist Jelly Clown ’21Editor-in-Chief Western Reserve Academy’s new music teacher and band director, Mr. Edward Leonard, announced his intention to leave the school after just one year of instructing students. He publicly declared he will be following his dream to become a professional dubstep artist. “High school teacher just doesn’t … Continue reading

George Kagler to Receive New “Platinum Trophy” for Top-Notch Esports Performance

As the most successful athlete in the history of Western Reserve Academy, George Kagler ’21 has become a household name to all in the WRA community. He gained recognition when he won first place in Super Smash Bros, Ultimate in the High School Esports League during his junior year, and he shows no sign of … Continue reading

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

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

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

Academic Spotlight: Hunter Amos

Academic Spotlight: Hunter Amos  Elie Aoun ’21Editor-in-Chief Hunter Amos ’21 is not only one of the student body co-presidents, but also an extraordinary figure in the academic community of Western Reserve Academy. The students in Ms. Horgan’s CL United States History class last year had to choose between creating an academic paper, website or documentary … Continue reading

The Lux Truck Steers Our Hearts

The Lux Truck Steers Our Hearts Elie Aoun ’21Editor-in-Chief With the presence of COVID-19 demanding social distancing to reduce the spread of the virus, Western Reserve Academy had to create new locations for students to obtain lunches so that Ellsworth Dining Hall would not be filled with hundreds of students packed together every day. Several … Continue reading