OPINION

New English Class

New English Class

    D espite several years as an English student I have yet to attend a class as unique as the one that exists now for freshmen. With emphasis on effort and decreased emphasis on grades, the new class embodies the kind of English program that new dean of curricular innovation John David Bennett has […]

America First. Then What?

By Hunter Roberts Opinion Editor L ast week, President Donald Trump addressed the United Nations as the leader of the United States for the first time. His speech caused quite a stir in the media with comments such as calling North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un “Rocket Man” in reference to and dusting off the old […]

Do iWant?

By Patrick Madden NEWS Reporter S hould you get one of the new iPhones instead of an Android? Probably not yet. Both phones are built with faster processors but nothing fast enough to warrant a new purchase for iPhone 7 owners. Apple generally releases a new phone every year, and purchasing a phone as expensive […]

SPORTS

A VOLTing Review

A VOLTing Review

By Jerry Jaime Gomory ’19 NEWS Reporter   T his is the third year that the school is using the personalized athletic program VOLT, seen in a pretty negative light by most students. The program has alternatively been called, “a low-key death trap,” “absolute shit,” “unnecessary,” and “forceful” by students who speak when faculty are […]

Rally In The Valley

Rally In The Valley

By Daphne Valen Sports Editor D uring the week leading up to September 8, there wasn’t a door to be pushed or a bulletin board to be passed on campus without the blue schematic title, “Rally in the Valley,” glaring at you. It wasn’t until Rick Hendrickson’s announcement at lunch Thursday that murmurs were circulated […]

The Five Tear Plan

By Student NEWS Reporter Postgraduates are an indispensable facet of Mercersburg Academy’s athletic program, giving an edge to teams through their tremendous level of talent and expertise and offering leadership to younger, less experienced athletes. In previous years, PGs have proved these statements true in many ways, and this year is expected to be no […]

ARTS

Tinkering with M’burg Mechanics

By Mathilda Zimmerman NEWS Reporter L ast week, a group of Mercersburg Academy faculty members put on a production of “Peter Pan” — but with a twist. The show was filled with comedy and plenty of jokes about the school, from chicken in the dining hall to the status of the field house. Last year, […]

Artist of the Week: Sera Chang

Artist of the Week: Sera Chang

By Andrea Yu  NEWS Arts Editor s era Chang is the concertmistress of Mercersburg’s Strings ensemble. She is a ninth grader and leads her fellow musicians with her years of experience as a violinist. She successfully performed multiple solos at the recent Spring Music Concert. Her passion and knowledge in violin makes her an outstanding […]

Ten Minute Play Festival

By Julia Tilden NEWS Reporter   W ith only a few seats open, people scrambled to find a place to sit in the Hale Studio Theater as the lights faded and a recorded voice told the audience, in a litany of theater etiquette, to turn off phones. The lights illuminated the center of the blackbox, […]