OPINION

Amazonian Giant

By Matilda Zimmerman NEWS Reporter   Amazon has been increasing in popularity among Mercersburg Academy’s students and faculty. From gifts to necessities, the online shopping site allows people to have products sent right to their doors, rather than leaving individuals to spend crucial time in stores to purchase these items. This is especially useful in […]

College Result Etiquette

College Result Etiquette

By Katherine Reber NEWS Reporter   A friend of mine – we’ll call him Davey – was recently denied from his first choice college, and when the news hit, and our whole posse was gathered around his laptop only to see those cringeworthy opening words: “Dear Davey, After careful consideration of your application to The […]

Parking Ticket

Parking Ticket

By Kevin Lee NEWS Reporter   J ust before winter term, I wrote an opinion article commenting on the peaceful protests in my home country, South Korea. Said protests have now borne fruit through the impeachment in President Park Geun-Hye on charges of mass corruption within her administration. In early December, the Korean National Assembly […]

SPORTS

Alex Nanos

Alex Nanos

By Thomas Yonke Sports Editor   A lex Nanos class of 17’ has achieved a recognition among Mercersburg athletes which once was common but now in the age of sports specialization has become a rare distinction: earning a varsity letter in all three sports seasons. Nanos played for the varsity soccer team in the fall […]

Bryan Morgan: Jack of all trades

Bryan Morgan: Jack of all trades

By Daphne Valen Sports Editor B ryan Morgan ’07, has already made a considerable impact on the community during his first year back at Mercersburg Academy as a teacher, coach, adviser… and fitness mentor. Before his postgraduate year at the Academy, Morgan was already being recruited as a football player from his high school in […]

Softball strikes out of the MAPL

Softball strikes out of the MAPL

  By Dylan Bartlett NEWS Reporter   T he 2017 season year will mark the first year that the girls softball team will not compete in the Mid Atlantic Prep League (MAPL). Instead the team is looking to rebuild and develop the team to rejoin the MAPL in the coming years at full strength. Sophmore […]

ARTS

Spring scenes are a  new thing

Spring scenes are a new thing

By Elizabeth Heidecker NEWS Reporter I nstead of the cries of “Romeo, oh Romeo” ringing through the Boys Garden this spring, Stony Batter members are presenting a series of more contemporary, short plays. Ten-minute plays offer an entire plot with a beginning, middle, and end all in only ten minutes. Director of the Burgin Center […]

Native American narratives

Native American narratives

By Mathilda Zimmerman NEWS Reporter         T oday, Mercersburg is home to students from a diverse array of cultures, a fact that deserves to be celebrated in our community. This is especially true with the 100th anniversary of Charles McGillberry, Mercersburg’s first Native American student. In light of this event, our school […]

(Art Special Series) Artist of the week:  Elizabeth Im

(Art Special Series) Artist of the week: Elizabeth Im

By Andrea Yu Art Editor For the next couple weeks, Mercersburg NEWS Art team will be publishing a series of articles, featuring Artist of the week. Mercersburg News: What’s your background as an artist? Elizabeth Im: I guess it started way back before I was even born. My grandpa is an artist and my mom […]