OPINION

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 →
Marks education prep: beneficial or ineffective?

Marks education prep: beneficial or ineffective?

    Marks Checks Out By Julia Mitchell NEWS Editor Midway through September, Mercersburg upper-middlers were assigned their SAT or ACT tutor, and handed a hefty binder filled with about 15 practice tests, a deluge of practice problems and test taking strategies, as well as dates for 9-11 50 minute tutoring sessions, beginning either in […]

By January 15, 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

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 →
Nancy Horton Heefner Memorial Art Show

Nancy Horton Heefner Memorial Art Show

By Antonia Kempe NEWS Reporter T he fifteenth annual Nancy Horton Heefner Memorial Art Show is currently being hosted in the Cofrin Gallery of the Burgin Center for the Arts at Mercersburg Academy. The art show kicked off with an opening reception in the Cofrin Gallery on September 11 and is open for all inquisitive […]

By October 17, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Featured Artist: Sydney Hosbein

Featured Artist: Sydney Hosbein

By Casey Nguyen NEWS Reporter Sit and chat with upper middler Sydney Hosbein and enjoy the spark in her eyes whenever photography is mentioned! Last school year, Hosbein purchased her first camera for the photography class here at Mercersburg Academy. Rather quickly, her passion grew, as she traveled to different places and experienced moments which […]

By October 17, 2016 0 Comments Read More →