OPINION

Standardized testing season: Why it’s not so very merry

Standardized testing season: Why it’s not so very merry

By Molly Widdoes NEWS Reporter On an early Wednesday morning in the middle of October, many tenth and eleventh graders woke up early to take the PSAT. The PSAT is the preliminary SAT that is supposed to prepare students for the SAT. It is talked down by students in every grade as a joke test: […]

Breaking the bank: Is a college education worth it?

Breaking the bank: Is a college education worth it?

By Reed Widdoes OPINION Editor The question often doesn’t even cross the minds of Mercersburg students. Every year we send every member of the graduating class either to college or to a gap year with plans to attend college the following year. Whether you are going to an Ivy, a selective liberal arts college, a […]

Procedural democracy in Hong Kong prompts unrest

Procedural democracy in Hong Kong prompts unrest

By Lucas Lu NEWS Reporter In June 2014, the Chinese government issued an official white paper on Hong Kong, noting that starting from the Hong Kong Chief Executive election in 2017, the public can only vote upon electoral candidates that are first selected by a nominating committee according to their “loyalty to China and Hong […]

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SPORTS

Storm cross country take on local IPSL championship

Storm cross country take on local IPSL championship

By Patrick Madden NEWS Reporter On October 9, Mercersburg Cross Country traveled to Washington County Regional Park in Hagerstown, MD to compete in the IPSL Championships. The 3.0-mile course was flat and the weather perfect, and the boys and girls were eager to race. The Mercersburg boys were out to defend their champion title from […]

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2014 MLB Postseason: baseball at its best

2014 MLB Postseason: baseball at its best

By Deji Andrew NEWS Reporter It’s been an exhilarating postseason, to say the least. This year’s Major League Baseball playoffs have lived up to expectations in many ways. From the scintillating rallies to the nail-biting pitchers’ duels, there has been a terrific display of all types of baseball. When the playoffs began, there were ten […]

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I’m going mental: how do we stay sane during sports?

I’m going mental: how do we stay sane during sports?

By Tatiana Purnell NEWS Reporter If you ask athletes about the most important part of getting ready for a competition, most would probably say it’s the mental preparation. Athletes work hard during the week to be physically ready for a competition, but when game day comes it is all about having the right mentality. As […]

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ARTS

Street Justice

Street Justice

By Veronica Tatone ARTS Editor

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Taking Breath: stop and breathe it in

Taking Breath: stop and breathe it in

By Christy Zhang NEWS Reporter Last weekend, three performances of, Taking Breath by Sarah Daniels, were presented at the Simon Theatre by an excellent cast that included Nikki DeParis ‘15, Fiona Flanagan ’17, Alex Jackson ‘15, Zach McDonald ‘17, Amber Heffernan ‘15, PJ Flaherty ‘16, Caroline Casparian ‘16, Dean Patterson ‘16 and Thomas Miller ‘16. […]

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Artwork relocated in the Burgin Center

Artwork relocated in the Burgin Center

By Christina Wang Online Editor Whenever you rush to a school meeting on a hectic Friday, do you stop and look at Dave Holzwarth’s blue canvas? Have you ever paused in front of the painting of the lady covered in bright flowers and verdant branches? No matter how many times you see the paintings, do […]

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