OPINION

Four year seniors’ passion to keep traditions alive

Four year seniors’ passion to keep traditions alive

By Megan Lafferty NEWS Reporter There is no debate that four-year-senior traditions need to remain exclusively for four-year-seniors.  I have been waiting for three years to paint the numbers, chant “four-year- senior!” as a member of our class makes a speech, and take our photo on the steps of Main Hall after convocation.  In my […]

By September 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
For the future: People’s Climate March in New York

For the future: People’s Climate March in New York

By Julia Gledhill NEWS Reporter The People’s Climate March held in New York City this past weekend was the largest climate rally in history, with organizers estimating the crowd size at 400,000.  The United Nations is meeting this week to discuss the imminent threat of climate change, its threats to peoples and resources across the […]

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More inffective policy may perpetuate Iraqi violence

More inffective policy may perpetuate Iraqi violence

By Michael Kozinski NEWS Reporter   O n Wednesday, September 10, President Obama outlined his strategy for dealing with the terrorist group ISIS. His strategy consisted of increasing airstrikes, support for Iraqi ground forces, and the use of counter-terrorism tactics while continuing to provide humanitarian aid. This plan is hoped to effectively quell, or at […]

By September 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

SPORTS

NFL fails to reprimand Ray Rice’s recent wrongdoings

NFL fails to reprimand Ray Rice’s recent wrongdoings

By Leslie An and Reed Widdoes SPORTS and OPINION Editors On February 15, 2014, NFL player Ray Rice and his fiancée Janay Palmer were arrested in New Jersey and charged with assault. Roughly a month later, Rice was found guilty of aggravated assault by a judge and was sentenced to a possible 3 to years […]

History is made at the 18th Mercersburg Invitational

History is made at the 18th Mercersburg Invitational

By Patrick Madden NEWS Reporter   S eptember 20 marked the 18th annual Mercersburg Invitational Cross Country race. It was a hot, humid day with temperatures in the high 70’s. A total of 13 schools participated in the 5K race. Four races took place for the male and female teams’ varsity and junior varsity runners. […]

Westtown boys lose faith in profoundly secular loss

Westtown boys lose faith in profoundly secular loss

Ryan Klaff Sports Editor On what appeared to be a cloudy and rainy day early on, the sun and warmth came to signal Mercersburg  boys’ soccer team’s roll over an  in-state enemy, Westtown School, with a 6-0 win. The game started with a scare for the men in blue and white as a Westtown free […]

By September 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

ARTS

Aca-newbies: Magalia and Octet selections

Aca-newbies: Magalia and Octet selections

By Elisa Gan OPINION Editor   Last week, after a one-week selection process, new members of Mercersburg’s a cappella groups, Magalia and Octet, were announced. Five Octet newcomers include Chris Adusei-Poku ‘16, Ed Foot ‘16, Nick Furigay ’16, Sam Hutabarat 15’ and Jan Smilek 16’, and new members of Magalia include Jenny Bell ’17, Abigail […]

Selling History: Mercersburg Art Show

Selling History: Mercersburg Art Show

By Veronica Tatone ARTS Editor The Nancy Horton Heefner Memorial Art Show was on display in the Cofrin Gallery of the Burgin Center for the Arts from September 14-18.  The show was sponsored by the Mercersburg Historical Society, which also owns the James Buchanan house on campus. Art teacher and Exhibitions Director Sydney Caretti, the […]

Advanced Studio Art follows their brains

Advanced Studio Art follows their brains

By Katherine Hu ARTS Editor The beginning of the 2014-2015 school year also marks the beginning for the Mercersburg Advanced Studio Art class, taught by Sydney Caretti. Advanced Studio Art is a college-level, year-long art course offered by the Mercersburg Art Department. It helps students prepare themselves for art school application requirements. However, students who […]