OPINION

America: there and here

America: there and here

By Daphne Valen NEWS Reporter W ith a significant portion of the students on campus coming from outside of the United States, international students entering Mercersburg Academy can enter the school with some strange perceptions of American life and culture. While Mercersburg obviously is not the epitome of America, it’s an esteemed prep school, a […]

By November 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Most likely to cause controversy

By Rebecca Li NEWS Reporter To represent the personalities and characteristics of a graduating class, a senior superlative, in a sense, is awarded to the senior that best fits a specific category. Some common superlatives include most likely to succeed, class clown, cutest couple, biggest transformation, etc. Although the intention of assigning senior superlatives is […]

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Slutty Minions are “despicable” on Halloween

Slutty Minions are “despicable” on Halloween

By Ellie Wilkie NEWS Reporter I noticed an alarming trend in this year’s Halloween celebrations. Almost every Halloween costume in the “top picks” section of Women’s Halloween costumes on the Party City website can be best described as sexual. If the costume doesn’t boast an incredibly short skirt, an awkwardly low neckline, or some other […]

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SPORTS

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 […]

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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 →
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 →

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 […]

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