OPINION

Pre-college process

By Michaela Wotorson NEWS Reporter A h, to be a junior. You, yes you, were lucky enough to be a high school student in the most powerful nation on earth, and one that happens to have a failing education system; nevertheless, society expects you to succeed and continue on to higher education, despite the fact […]

By January 23, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
What Korean Peace Protests say about Democracy

What Korean Peace Protests say about Democracy

By Kevin Lee NEWS Reporter I n late October, Koreans received news that the president, Park Geun-Hye, was being influenced by family friend and cult leader, Choi Soon-Sil, and allowing access to confidential government documents. Since news of the scandal broke, Park’s approval rating has fallen to 5% (some polls report 4%), the lowest of […]

By January 17, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Red Storm: Campus Climate after Elections

Red Storm: Campus Climate after Elections

By Kate Frimet NEWS Reporter “If you support Trump, you’re racist. If you support Trump, you’re sexist. If you support Trump, you’re able-ist. If you support Trump, you’re homophobic. If you support Trump, you’re transphobic. If you support Trump, you’re xenophobic. If you support Trump, you’re Islamophobic. If you support Trump, you’re fascist. If you […]

By January 16, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

SPORTS

Jeremy Schaap:  Sport and the Duty of Conscience

Jeremy Schaap: Sport and the Duty of Conscience

By C.J. Walker and Ryan Geitner NEWS Reporter O n Monday, December 12, the Mercersburg Academy community welcomed ESPN journalist Jeremy Schaap to deliver the Schaff Lecture on Ethics and Morals, continuing the 2016-2017 Monday Evening Lecture Series. Schaap addressed his lecture to an audience of more than 500 in the Irvine Memorial Chapel. However, […]

By January 17, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Alumni Update: Brice Sydnor ’15

Alumni Update: Brice Sydnor ’15

By Nick Nelson NEWS Reporter   As a post-graduate out of Radnor High School in the Philadelphia area, Brice Sydnor ’15 immediately established himself as a do-it-all type of player for the Blue Storm football team. He initially stepped on the field as a receiver and defensive back but soon found himself thrust into the […]

By November 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Business of Sport

Business of Sport

By Nick Nelson NEWS Reporter This year a new springboard called The Business of Sports was launched with several seniors excitedly signing up. This springboard is a high energy, interactive, and self teaching course. Most of the assignments revolve around one common theme with flexibility for students to choose the direction which the assignment is […]

By October 17, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

ARTS

Raising Our Voices

Raising Our Voices

By Danny Booth NEWS Reporter My dreams shattered in the vast emptiness that is time. Beautiful, right? But what the hell does it mean? The lines above are from one of the many works of poetry performed by Phil Kaye at Mercersburg Academy, January 20, 2017. He began his reading with a light hearted poem […]

By February 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Humans of Mercersburg

Humans of Mercersburg

By Justin Kim NEWS Reporter Humans of Mercersburg was inspired by Humans of New York, a social media page on which photographers post pictures of random residents in New York with their words incorporated into the captions. I realized in the past two years that Mercersburg students sometimes lack the opportunities to learn about personal […]

By January 23, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

By Matt Zenner NEWS Reporter F riday, October 7, Saturday, October 8, and Sunday, October 9, Mercersburg Academy’s theater department put on three performances of Pride and Prejudice, adapted from the novel by Jane Austen. Directed by Laurie Mufson, the play starred Zach McDonald ’17 as Mr. Darcy, Fiona Flanagan ’17 as Elizabeth Bennet, Peter […]

By October 17, 2016 0 Comments Read More →