OPINION

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– […]

Promposals: frivolous or fabulous?

Promposals: frivolous or fabulous?

By Taylor Ammons NEWS Reporter Prom is right around the corner, and the season for promposals has just begun. Promposals have ranged from posters with fun sayings on them to an Octet serenade. Here at Mercersburg and at high schools around the country, it seems like promposals are the new requirement for a person wanting […]

Winging It: Tippetts vs. Keil

Winging It: Tippetts vs. Keil

  Representatives from both Keil Hall and Tippetts Hall voice their opinions on the tradition of Wing Nights at Mercersburg. Who is the winner? You decide.   Keil Hall: By Jinmook Kang NEWS Reporter Some pairings were simply meant to be. Shaggy and Scooby-Doo, milk and cereal, Lennon and McCartney, Keil Hall and Wing Night; […]

SPORTS

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, […]

Rising rap star Smoakley hits campus

Rising rap star Smoakley hits campus

By Chris Adusei-Poku NEWS Reporter H e doesn’t always speak to those around him, but when he does, you will find that Will Oakley is the most interesting man on campus. After spending his senior season playing baseball in the DC area, Oakley decided to attend Mercersburg in order to strengthen his academics and increase […]

Girls softball wins against MSD in dramatic fashion

Girls softball wins against MSD in dramatic fashion

By Henry Mitchell Sports Editor On April 25, the varsity girls softball team pulled off a dramatic win against Maryland School for the Deaf. Maddi Jones ’17 was the hero for the Storm, smashing a walk-off double in the bottom of the eighth to drive in the winning run. Mercersburg’s “never-give-up” attitude was crucial to […]

ARTS

Dancers Hale-a-brate good times

Dancers Hale-a-brate good times

By Adam Cromwell NEWS Reporter A fter the student body spent a long day of festive “hale-abrating”– throwing frisbees on the quad, and spending “Mercersburg bucks” on delicious funnel cake at the food trucks– there was still the main event left to celebrate Doug Hale’s departure: the Spring Dance Concert. The Spring Dance Concert is […]

Using poetry to understand the world

Using poetry to understand the world

By Ana Paula Rios NEWS Reporter As part of the Hale-a-bration, renowned spoken word artist and poet Marshall Davis Jones once again visited Mercersburg Academy. Jones has given TED talks and performed at numerous venues, including high schools, colleges, and universities.  During his visit, Jones met with students in the Honors World Literature and led […]

Rising rap star Smoakley hits campus

Rising rap star Smoakley hits campus

By Chris Adusei-Poku NEWS Reporter H e doesn’t always speak to those around him, but when he does, you will find that Will Oakley is the most interesting man on campus. After spending his senior season playing baseball in the DC area, Oakley decided to attend Mercersburg in order to strengthen his academics and increase […]