OPINION

Explore The Text: Girls and Sex

Explore The Text: Girls and Sex

By Katherine Reber NEWS Reporter When I sat down in the Hale Studio Theatre on Tuesday, September 6 to discuss Peggy Orenstein’s book, Girls and Sex, the feeling in the room was of visceral discomfort, and I wasn’t the only person who felt that way. The 22 girls and one boy who gathered spoke softly […]

By September 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Opinions on Kaepernick: Pro or Con?

Opinions on Kaepernick: Pro or Con?

By Chris Fazekas NEWS Reporter PRO   Colin Kaepernick’s actions during a multitude of games has launched a huge debate, beyond just Sports Center. Kaepernick’s refusal to stand during the National Anthem has stirred controversy on a national level, bringing the Black Lives Matter movement into the spotlight yet again.   Many view his disrespect […]

By September 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman

By Katherine Reber NEWS Reporter L ast week, the United States Treasury confirmed that Harriet Tubman would replace Andrew Jackson as the face of the twenty dollar bill. This has led to much controversy over whether the proposed change is a positive one. For those who are on the fence, let me clear things up– […]

SPORTS

Opinions on Kaepernick: Pro or Con?

Opinions on Kaepernick: Pro or Con?

By Chris Fazekas NEWS Reporter PRO   Colin Kaepernick’s actions during a multitude of games has launched a huge debate, beyond just Sports Center. Kaepernick’s refusal to stand during the National Anthem has stirred controversy on a national level, bringing the Black Lives Matter movement into the spotlight yet again.   Many view his disrespect […]

By September 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Blue Storm Brings Thunder in Victory over St. James

Blue Storm Brings Thunder in Victory over St. James

By Jane Kistler NEWS Reporter O n Saturday September 10, the Mercersburg Academy football team played against local rival St. James in the stadium of James Buchanan High School. This was the first “under the lights” experience for most of the Mercersburg football players and their fans. Football games “under the lights” have become a […]

By September 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Boys lacrosse enjoys first winning season in ten years

Boys lacrosse enjoys first winning season in ten years

By Molly Widdoes NEWS Reporter   The Mercersburg Academy boys lacrosse is having one of its most successful seasons in memory. Thus far, the junior-laden team, despite not having a single senior on the roster, has compiled a 9-5 record, good for their first winning season in ten years. Included in those record nine wins, […]

ARTS

Mercersburg Maestro: Bryan Morgan

Mercersburg Maestro: Bryan Morgan

By Emma Maurer NEWS Reporter Bryan Morgan ’07, who hails from Birmingham, Alabama, serves as football coach, chorale director, band teacher, and jazz band director.  NEWS reporter Emma Maurer recently sat down with this young alum, who hasjust returned to his alma mater. NEWS: What motivated/inspired you to come to Mercersburg to teach? Morgan: Being […]

By September 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Culture Shock

By Michaela Wotorson NEWS Reporter The 2016-2017 school year is proving to be an exciting year for the dance program. With a new class of dancers and a series of choreographers new to Mercersburg, dance is seemingly unstoppable in its quest to mold the dancers of tomorrow: well-rounded, technically sound, and cosmopolitan. Of the choreographers […]

By September 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Čechová and Snider: The Voice of Anne Frank

Čechová and Snider: The Voice of Anne Frank

By C.J Walker NEWS Editor  L ast Monday, Mercersburg Academy welcomed Dr. Miřenka Čechová, and Nancy Jo Snider for the first of the school’s Monday Evening Lectures. To many students, this “lecture” was quite different than what has come to be considered the norm for Monday night speakers. Rather than listening to an academic voice speaking […]

By September 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →