OPINION

Oregon protesters: patriotic or dangerous?

Oregon protesters: patriotic or dangerous?

By Nick Miller OPINION Editor   Last week, a group of armed protestors stormed a wildlife center in Burns, Oregon. Their unconventional tactics brought national attention ­or infamy­ to their cause. Much of the attention has understandably been directed toward the protesters and away from the issue the group is protesting. With the potential for […]

The impending future of US gun control

The impending future of US gun control

By Katherine Reber NEWS Reporter   On Tuesday, January 5, President Obama announced his plan to take executive action on gun control. The question has since been raised: is it justified? Executive action is a hotly debated concept because it allows the president to take action without having to appeal to anyone. Many argue that […]

Is political apathy cool?

Is political apathy cool?

By Julia Mitchell NEWS Reporter   As they will always remind us, the students of Mercersburg are so busy that they sometimes forget there is a world outside of finals and PGAs. But with the 2016 election approaching, some Mercersburg students are becoming more aware of the political realm. At the same time, the majority […]

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SPORTS

Mercersburg swimmers face MAPL rival Peddie

Mercersburg swimmers face MAPL rival Peddie

By Stephanie Downing NEWS Reporter   On Saturday, January 23, the annual Mercersburg­Peddie dual swim meet will be held at the  Peddie  School  in  Hightstown,  New  Jersey.  Peddie  is  Mercersburg’s  toughest  and  most competitive  swimming  rival  in  the  MAPL.  The  meet  preludes  the  Eastern  Interscholastic Swimming Championships, the climax of the season, where the two […]

The unsung heroes

By Chris Adusei-Poku NEWS Reporter   Flashback to fall. Game day. As the football team hustles out onto the field, everything­­the lines, pylons and first down markers­­is perfect. Over on the soccer field, the grass is neatly cut, the lines are pristine. Everything is set for the game. Now it’s winter, and the same is […]

Coach Crocker brings life to basketball program

Coach Crocker brings life to basketball program

By Elliot Hicks NEWS Reporter   Despite the Boys Varsity Basketball team’s rocky start to the season and albeit underwhelming past few years, roughly 75 students came to support the team as it took on St. Maria Goretti in its opening home game. It’s a new season, and everyone knows it.  Under the guidance of […]

ARTS

Knitting stitches students together

Knitting stitches students together

By Bea Borrow and Maya Tetali NEWS Reporter and Arts Editor Knitting fever has taken hold of the female students and faculty members on campus. The common rooms of South, Swank, and even Fowle have been filled with balls of yarn and needles. With the dreary winter weather forcing students to take refuge in the […]

Studio Art paints NYC blue

By Sarah O’Leary NEWS Reporter   This past weekend, the Studio Art class traveled to New York City. Instructor Sydney Caretti filled two nights and three days with as much art and culture as physically and mentally possible. In doing so, she created an experience that inspired student minds with creativity and bonded the class […]

Octet and Magalia serenade Rotary

Octet and Magalia serenade Rotary

By Kate Frimet NEWS Reporter   On Wednesday, January 13, Mercersburg’s a cappella groups, Magalia and Octet, traveled to the Hagerstown Rotary Club to attend lunch and sing a few songs. After eating and getting acquainted with the members of the club, the two groups performed. Magalia sang four arrangements: “Bye Bye Love” by the […]