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Recruitment Favoritism or Recruitment Blindness?

By Electa Willander NEWS Reporter Mercersburg Academy has had numerous athletes pass through its doors in the past few years. Some have continued to play at the collegiate level and even a few have made it to the Olympics. In previous years, there have been a large amounts of Mercersburg athletes that have committed to […]

The Five Tear Plan

By Student NEWS Reporter Postgraduates are an indispensable facet of Mercersburg Academy’s athletic program, giving an edge to teams through their tremendous level of talent and expertise and offering leadership to younger, less experienced athletes. In previous years, PGs have proved these statements true in many ways, and this year is expected to be no […]

The Cutting Edge

Student NEWS Reporter The end of summer and beginning of school mean a week of PGA preseason for their students. The week involves har competition for spots on teams with limited space. A huge turnout for soccer tryouts meant cuts had to be made due to the requirement caps for the thirds, j.v., and varsity […]

Do nut-free tables actually make a difference?

By Brooke Wilten NEWS Reporter I am an ex-anaphalactic. Before my freshman year, I was deathly allergic to peanuts. But during the summer, against all odds, I luckily grew out of my allergy. I still have OAS, which is oral allergy syndrome, but now it only leaves me with an uncomfortable sensation if I ingest […]

Whole Foods

By Meghan Scott NEWS Reporter Recently the online shopping site, Amazon, took ownership of “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store,” Whole Foods. Amazon bought Whole Foods for $13.4 billion with the hope of expanding its platform as an online shopping site. Due to this merger, the prices of items at Whole Foods have begun to decrease, to […]

IPSL Champions

IPSL Champions

By Anonymous NEWS Reporter         T his spring has been a successful one for the Blue Storm. This is especially the case when referring to the various Independent and Parochial School League (IPSL) championships won throughout the season. The boys varsity lacrosse team recently beat Saint James School to achieve its first […]

Hope McGrath

Hope McGrath

By Seth Hodges NEWS Reporter   A fter four years at Mercersburg, Hope McGrath will be moving on after receiving a job offer from Yale University. During her time here, she served as dorm dean of Fowle Hall, where she lived with her husband, Carey Kopeikin and their son, Bradley. When asked what she would […]

Wallace Whitworth

Wallace Whitworth

By Rachel Yang NEWS Reporter     W allace Whitworth, who worked as the senior director of strategic marketing and communications for nine years, is among the faculty members making a career change this year. Whitworth contributed the school working behind the scenes to promote Mercersburg to prospective students and families while also managing the […]

Katherine Thompson

By Anonymous NEWS Reporter   K atherine Thompson, the associate director of admission and financial aid, is leaving Mercersburg next year and relocating to Michigan to become the director of admission at a Grosse Pointe, Academy, a day school. “I wanted to take on more responsibilities and had always hoped to one day become a […]

Jillian Nataupsky

Jillian Nataupsky

By Grace Jackson NEWS Reporter     J illian Nataupsky, who currently serves as the associate director of college counseling, will be leaving the Mercersburg community at the end of this year. Although, she said, “it is going to be really hard for me to drive away from this place,” she is excited to meet […]