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Mercersburg Marchers Wake Up Washington

Mercersburg Marchers Wake Up Washington

By Ryan Geitner NEWS Editor The morning of Saturday, January 21, 47 years since Mercersburg graduated its first female student, 71 members of the Mercersburg Academy community boarded a yellow school bus at 6:50 a.m. on its way to the Women’s March on Washington. The group made the two hour trek to the Shady Grove […]

Raising Our Voices

Raising Our Voices

By Danny Booth NEWS Reporter My dreams shattered in the vast emptiness that is time. Beautiful, right? But what the hell does it mean? The lines above are from one of the many works of poetry performed by Phil Kaye at Mercersburg Academy, January 20, 2017. He began his reading with a light hearted poem […]

Humans of Mercersburg

Humans of Mercersburg

By Justin Kim NEWS Reporter Humans of Mercersburg was inspired by Humans of New York, a social media page on which photographers post pictures of random residents in New York with their words incorporated into the captions. I realized in the past two years that Mercersburg students sometimes lack the opportunities to learn about personal […]

Pre-college process

By Michaela Wotorson NEWS Reporter A h, to be a junior. You, yes you, were lucky enough to be a high school student in the most powerful nation on earth, and one that happens to have a failing education system; nevertheless, society expects you to succeed and continue on to higher education, despite the fact […]

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 […]

Tragic history of Steps Songs

Tragic history of Steps Songs

By Danny Booth NEWS Reporter   The tradition of Steps Songs is closely intertwined with Mercersburg Academy’s founder, Dr. William Mann Irvine. He created it, fostered it–and ultimately died performing at it! No one truly knows when Step Songs started. I trekked down to the school’s archives, where I met our Archivist and Historian Doug […]

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 […]

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 […]

Passion in Shakespeare

Passion in Shakespeare

By Jessica Simonoff NEWS Reporter In perfect timing to anticipate the celebration of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeareís legacy, Mercersburg Academy hosted two ensemble members, Will and David, from New York City-based acting company Passion and Practice on the Thursday and Friday of last week. The mission of Passion and Practice is to make […]

A Word from Nick Miller, the Student Council Vice President of 2016-17

By Nick Miller Newspaper Editor-in-Chief Student Council Vice President First off, I would like to thank all those who had confidence in my abilities as a leader and gave their vote to me. Like every candidate, Samuil did a great job delivering his quality platform and I commend him for that. Now that I am […]