OPINION

Experienced Ted Cruz offers NASA reform

By Nick Miller NEWS Reporter Under some criticism, Ted Cruz has recently taken the helm of the U.S. House Subcommittee of Space, Science, and Competition. This means that the Texas senator now serves a more active role in managing and regulating the direction of NASA’s coming projects, research focuses, future budgets, and funding size. Many […]

Do static community gatherings lack longevity?

Do static community gatherings lack longevity?

By Elisa Gan Opinion Editor On Monday January 19th, over 400 students and most faculty members went to see the movie Selma as a part of the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Oscar-nominated movie presented the Civil Rights movement in a powerful way. When the Selma police brutally beat the unarmed marchers […]

Unspirited Spirit Week lets down the student body

Unspirited Spirit Week lets down the student body

By Emma Claire Geitner Hustle and Bustle Editor Two weeks ago, Spirit Week was held at Mercersburg. The name itself is a lie: Spirit Week was not a week but three days, and many students had no clue that it even was Spirit Week (three days). Allegedly, the reason for the brevity of Spirit Week […]

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SPORTS

Controversy scars Ronaldo’s third Ballon d’Or

Controversy scars Ronaldo’s third Ballon d’Or

By Reed Widdoes News Reporter After a record-setting year in the world of soccer (football to most of the world), Zurich was again the host for the presentation of the Ballon d’Or- awarded to the best player in the field of professional soccer. On January 12, the ballroom was packed with the world’s best footballers, […]

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Mercersburg and Peddie: the long standing rivalry

Mercersburg and Peddie: the long standing rivalry

By Maya Tetali News Reporter The rivalry between the Mercersburg and Peddie swim teams is one of the most storied in high school swimming history. Both teams have very rigorous programs and turn out exceptional athletes who dominate in the swimming world. Previous meets between the two schools have been very fast paced and intense. […]

By January 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Is Boston the perfect fit for the 2024 Olympics?

Is Boston the perfect fit for the 2024 Olympics?

By Elizabeth Fitzgerald News Reporter The US Olympic Committee has selected Boston, Massachusetts as the official US applicant for the 2024 Summer Olympics, but this does not mean we should buy our tickets yet. Many factors come into play when choosing the city to host the cherished games. By the year 2024, it will have […]

By January 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

ARTS

Featured artist: Andy Mangham’15

Featured artist: Andy Mangham’15

By Veronica Tatone ARTS Editor When one first lays eyes on humble country boy Andy Mangham ‘15, one would never expect that he is able to create amazing artwork. In fact, Mangham’s art has been selected more than once as the subject of the “Inspired By Art” contest that coincides with Spoken Word events. In […]

By January 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Advanced Studio Art takes New York

Advanced Studio Art takes New York

By Veronica Tatone ARTS Editor Last weekend, the Studio arts class traveled to New York City in search of museums, art galleries, and even some current stage productions. Arts students Andy Mangham, Shay Gallagher, Henry Asher, Amber Heffernan, Annabel Taylor, Clara Edwards, Addison Viener, and Abigail Savopoulos were chaperoned by arts teachers Syd Caretti and […]

By January 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Bill Bell III lights the way with LED

Bill Bell III lights the way with LED

By Katherine Hu Arts Editor 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 21: as the lights dimmed in the Cofrin Gallery, Burgin Center, Mercersburg community members enjoyed a splendid LED art exhibition, designed and installed by a creative artist, professional engineer and Mercersburg alumnus, Bill Bell III ‘45. Featuring five pieces of the LED-based artwork, the exhibit […]

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