OPINION

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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Is assisted suicide a simple solution or a slippery slope?

Is assisted suicide a simple solution or a slippery slope?

By Nate Rupuano News Reporter On Saturday, November 1, 2014, Californian Brittany Maynard took her own life in Oregon by taking a lethal medication prescribed to her by her doctor as a part of the state’s Death With Dignity Act, which allows terminally-ill patients to end their own lives in a relatively painless and quick […]

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A “no” from the Vatican

By Veronica Tatone News Reporter On Saturday, October 18, Catholic bishops from the Vatican rejected new proposals that “men and women with homosexual tendencies should be welcomed with respect and delicacy.” The proposal needed a two-thirds majority in order to be accepted by the Church, but it only got 104 to 74. While this shows […]

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SPORTS

Finding new passions through Mercersburg Athletics

Finding new passions through Mercersburg Athletics

By Joshua Abele NEWS Reporter Mercersburg offers a broad range of extracurricular activities for students who need to fulfill their PGA requirements. We have facilities that can accommodate nearly all of our athletic and performing arts needs – not to mention the upstairs of Nolde, which houses various training tools and a physical trainer with […]

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MOE mountain biking: the trail less taken

MOE mountain biking: the trail less taken

By Lucas Lu NEWS Reporter

An expert’s guide to surviving the winter athletic season

An expert’s guide to surviving the winter athletic season

By Brian Nelson NEWS Reporter The clocks have just fallen back. The sun is setting on the fall sports and the gym is lighting up. The winter season is finally upon us. Some people love the winter season, with the NFL playing on TV and hot chocolate always an option, but most people see winter […]

ARTS

Tilly takes the Hale Studio Theatre

Tilly takes the Hale Studio Theatre

By Christy Zhang NEWS Reporter Another great production, Stony Batter’s The Perfect Match, was brought to the stage in The Hale Studio Theatre during Alumni Weekend. A short dystopian story written by Ken Liu in 2012 and adapted for the stage by Matt Maurer, the cast and tech crew spent weeks preparing for it and […]

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Book and movie review: Gone Girl

Book and movie review: Gone Girl

By Emma Shapiro Feature Editor I flipped over page after page of Gone Girl, and quickly I was hooked. There’s something about this psychological novel that draws you in, keeping you desperately reading until you finally understand the reasoning behind each of the meticulously formed characters’ actions. In Gone Girl, her third novel, Gillian Flynn […]

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Stony Batter alums return to the stage

Stony Batter alums return to the stage

By Veronica Tatone ARTS Editor During Alumni Weekend, Kristen Peterson and Jacquelyn Grace ‘07 from the Advancement Office organized some extra-special events for alums who were a part of Stony Batter, Mercersburg’s drama organization. Friday night featured a reunion dinner wth the current Stony Batter officers. Then on Saturday, Theatre director Laurie Mufson hosted a […]

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