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

The Distance Learning Experience

The Distance Learning Experience Elie Aoun ’21 The Covid-19 outbreak has had an enormous and historic impact as it has swept the globe and its effects on Western Reserve Academy have been stark. Starting in early March, the school began canceling trips abroad and implementing new health guidelines. By the time spring break rolled around, … Continue reading

Preston Proceeds Forward

Preston Proceeds Forward Elie Aoun ’21 Mr. Joel Preston has worked for the Science Department and helped with many activities in his time at Western Reserve Academy. Throughout his time as a teacher at WRA he taught chemistry, honors chemistry, and physics. Mr. Preston was often seen at study hall where he often proctored as … Continue reading

Berry Finds New Business

Berry Finds New Business Elie Aoun ’21 Mrs. Jennifer Berry joined Western Reserve Academy in 2019 as Interim Director of College Counseling. In her short time she has worked with many students as their college counselor to help them get into a diverse range of colleges and universities. Mrs. Berry loved helping students through the … Continue reading

Gieske is Gone

Gieske is Gone Elie Aoun ’21 Mr. Hardy Gieske has been teaching at Western Reserve Academy since 2017 when he joined as the Chair of the Math Department. His wife, Mrs. Vanessa Gieske, who was the Associate Director of Admission Marketing and Relations, and their two children, will be leaving this year with him. Mr. … Continue reading

Disturbing Radicalism Exposed in Bernie’s Campaign

In the last few weeks, the Bernie Sanders campaign has come under intense criticism after several paid field managers for the Sanders campaign were caught on hidden camera downplaying the systematic slaughter of dissidents in the former Soviet Union, and calling for violent change outside of America’s electoral system. The videos were released by Project … Continue reading