Seymour Reopens in a New Century

As the members of the Western Reserve Academy community have no doubt noticed, we have left the Learning Community, or “pods,” of last year. Yes, although the long walks, the classes in the cold, paper-thin walls and erratic air conditioning provided by the pods will doubtless be missed, construction has been completed on the renovations … Continue reading

Lunar Festival Welcomes Year of the Dog

On February 17, Mandarin Club hosted the annual Lunar New Year Concert. The concert celebrated the turn of the year for the lunar calendar. The lunar calendar is based on the moon’s phases, as opposed to the solar calendar that most of us are used to. Each year corresponds to an animal of the Chinese … Continue reading

MLK Day: “Moonlight” and More

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was celebrated on January 15 across the US. Here in beautiful Hudson, Ohio, Western Reserve Academy had its own way of celebrating with the second annual WRA MLK Day Film Festival. Ms. Maseelall was the main organizer for the event, in which every student at WRA watched a movie that … Continue reading

Senior Space Now Open for Seniors!

As last school year came to a close and the student body learned more about the details of the changes to come for this year, one element stood out in particular for this year’s seniors, then juniors: the loss of the WRAp. The WRAp, for freshmen and all new students (or anyone who never bothered … Continue reading

Heidelberg Science Trip

For most of the last month of summer break, a few Western Reserve Academy students spent their time in the city of Heidelberg, Germany, as part of an international science summer school program. These students were Matthew Groll ’18, Ran Tao ’18 and Serena Gao ’18. Juniors interested in the program submit applications towards the … Continue reading

WRA Victorious at Bridge Building

Some lucky Western Reserve Academy students may have caught a glimpse of a group at the Center for Technology Innovation, and Creativity with boxes of balsa wood and design sketches. They may have been cutting and measuring, puzzling over their diagrams, or supergluing the wood together (or their fingers!). To those of you confused about … Continue reading

Hurricane Matthew Strikes Coast

Here in Hudson, Ohio, we have had mostly calm weather as of lately, but many have no doubt heard of the devastation wrought by the recent Hurricane Matthew. Matthew was a Category 5 hurricane—the first Atlantic Category 5 hurricane since 2007—that formed on September 28 and continued until October 10. The hurricane affected most of … Continue reading