OPINION

Winging It: Tippetts vs. Keil

Winging It: Tippetts vs. Keil

  Representatives from both Keil Hall and Tippetts Hall voice their opinions on the tradition of Wing Nights at Mercersburg. Who is the winner? You decide.   Keil Hall: By Jinmook Kang NEWS Reporter Some pairings were simply meant to be. Shaggy and Scooby-Doo, milk and cereal, Lennon and McCartney, Keil Hall and Wing Night; […]

Dancers: Artists, athletes, or hybrids?

Dancers: Artists, athletes, or hybrids?

By Michaela Wotorson Arts Reporter S ports have always been an important aspect of human existence. They facilitate teamwork and mutual respect, and most importantly, good health. The same is evident in dance and dance culture. Dance and athletics are an integral part of the Mercersburg community. Three times a year, the community comes together […]

Do Drugs Deserve a Prison Sentence?

Do Drugs Deserve a Prison Sentence?

By Elma Hoffman NEWS Reporter A merica’s “War on Drugs” has been heavily criticized in the past, since it initiates a slew of ugly issues: racial bias, unfair sentencing, and political corruption, to name a few. Now, President Obama is taking a high-profile initiative to undo the harm of the campaign: He is allowing truly […]

SPORTS

Featured Athlete: Gabriel Allgayer ’16

Featured Athlete: Gabriel Allgayer ’16

By Abby Henne SPORTS Reporter Gabriel Allgayer ’16 has distinguished himself an as exceptional athlete in his time here at Mercersburg Academy. Despite his original plan to attend Mercersburg for only one year as an exchange student, Allgayer decided to continue his education at the Academy. He has spent the past three years and nine […]

Wrestlers Compete at National Preps at Lehigh University

Wrestlers Compete at National Preps at Lehigh University

By Henry Mitchell NEWS Reporter Toward the end of the winter season, three Mercersburg Academy wrestlers – Stefano Antoniazzi ’16, Slater Laird ’18, and Steve Min ’17 – competed at the 82nd National Prep Wrestling Championships at Lehigh University. In order to qualify, wrestlers must place in the top six in their weight classes at […]

Winter Endeavor braves the storm and takes on IST

Winter Endeavor braves the storm and takes on IST

By Adam Cromwell NEWS Reporter Over Valentine’s weekend, students in the Endeavor Outdoor Leadership Program, a rigorous winter hiking, camping, and leadership program, embarked on their most challenging trip yet — the infamous Independent Student Travel orienteering course (IST). The IST, or Independent Student Travel, is a day­long hike in which the students travel without adult guidance in […]

ARTS

Featured Artist: Artur Tomson

Featured Artist: Artur Tomson

By Addy Kipe NEWS Reporter   Artur Tomson ’18 has become well-known around campus for his photography. It’s rare to see him without his camera in hand taking pictures of students around campus. Tomson began to venture into photography last March and in the future aspires to be a professional fashion photographer. When asked what […]

Flats to Heels: Mercersburg’s Own Princess

Flats to Heels: Mercersburg’s Own Princess

By Will Thompson Features Reporter T aylor Ammons, ’17, is something of a local celebrity. She just won the Miss Washington County Outstanding Teen title for 2016, and that means a lot more than you may think. Taylor had to perform well in an eight-minute interview with a panel of judges, get on stage and […]

The Lady Gaga of Architecture

By Yasemin Celikoyar NEWS Reporter A ccording to recent studies only 17% of female architects are firm principals or partners. Zaha Hadid is an example of one of the many women who broke past these barriers. Her firm had over 400 employees and had designed nearly 50 buildings. More spectacularly she was the first woman […]