One School, Many Books

Last year, English Chair Mr. Todd Gilbert announced a change in the summer reading policy: students would read one book of their choosing from a list of of many genres and discuss it with the faculty member who selected it. This message was met with many different responses. Some students supported the idea, and other … Continue reading

2018 World Cup Takes Place in Russia

Every four years, fans around the world gather in a host nation to celebrate soccer’s most talented athletes and countries in a tournament filled with unexpected early exits and breakthrough nations all around. The Russia World Cup this year was no different. In fact, many would argue that the action had started long before the … Continue reading

Saban, Alabama Dominate CFP

The 2018 College Football Playoff was certainly one to remember. The first of two semifinals saw coach Kirby Smart and his #2 Georgia Bulldogs facing off against #3 Oklahoma Sooners led by bad-boy quarterback Baker Mayfield at the historic Rose Bowl. The game was prefaced by an abundance of trash talk from both sides. In … Continue reading

Students Compete in ESU Shakespeare

On Friday, January 12th, seven students competed in this year’s ESU Shakespeare contest in front of the student body and faculty during morning meeting. Finalists included Sash Davis ’18, Hannah Stewart ’18, Sang Hun Kim ’18, Miranda Namiotka ’20, Edward He ’21, Sam Bick ’21, and Jill Reef ’21. Winners were announced on Monday, January … Continue reading

Athlete Spotlight: Jade DuVal

Jade DuVal, Senior Captain of the Girls Basketball team, was only in 3rd grade when she started playing basketball. “My dad made try another sport since I was only playing soccer at the time,” Jade explains. Following her elementary school experience, she moved on to middle school basketball. After playing her 8th and 9th grade … Continue reading

Bike Safety Concerns on Campus

The headline for this article was originally “Bike Safety on Campus” but has been changed to differentiate it from an article on the Opinion page with the same headline. As students and faculty members are being forced to walk farther between classes, the demand for an easier mode of transportation becomes greater. Bikes have quickly … Continue reading

Stoked About Stokes

Denis Tyler Stokes comes from North Carolina and Clemson University. He is “excited about the sense of community” and the “welcoming environment” of WRA. He enjoys Sour Patch Kids and Jennifer Aniston, his favorite candy and celebrity crush, respectively. “The mix of sour and sweet that it brings to your mouth… I can’t explain it.” … Continue reading

Top O’ the Morning, O’Sullivan

Conor O’Sullivan originally comes from Sutton, Massachusetts, and is a new English teacher at Western Reserve Academy. After graduating from Amherst College, O’Sullivan received his masters from the University of Chicago. O’Sullivan then went on to obtain his ABD from the University of California, Los Angeles. He learned about WRA from a friend who teaches … Continue reading

Athletes React to the Election

Whether you support the President-elect or not, it is a time of change for America. Some athletes had a surprising amount to say about this, choosing to break out of the “I’m just going to focus on the game” mentality that other players have portrayed. For instance, Russell Westbrook, 2016 NBA All-Star Game MVP and … Continue reading