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The Disappearance of Cinnamon Sugar

By Yasy Celikoyar NEWS Reporter On Wednesday, September 6, Jim Butler, the director of dining services, announced that cinnamon sugar would be removed from the dining hall in order to assess its impact on food waste. “We removed the toasters at lunch and dinner to see the impact on food waste. Waste was reduced. The […]

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Meghan Scott: Around the World

By Rachel Yang NEWS Reporter M eghan Scott ‘19, an aspiring photographer, traveled to Tokyo with National Geographic for 12 days last summer to obtain the ultimate photography experience. Scott, who discovered her love for photography while in her first year at Mercersburg, took her passion one step further to enhance her skills. National Geographic […]

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Hurricane Harvey Hits Home

By Seth Hodges NEWS Reporter As Mercersburg was launching its preseason, Hurricane Harvey hit the US Gulf Coast hard, waging destruction throughout the areas in Texas and Louisiana. While for many in the Mercersburg community, this natural disaster had no direct influence on their lives, several Mercersburg students and faculty were personally affected or had […]

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Letters From the Editors

To Whom it May Concern: The media hasn’t been getting the best press lately, but here at the Mercersburg News, we intend to rise above the caustic crossfire. Although the Mercersburg News is focused on events that directly affect the Mercersburg community, many national and global issues are relevant to our diverse student body: such […]

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A copy of ‘An Important Letter From Mercersburg Academy’

A copy of ‘An Important Letter From Mercersburg Academy’

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Mercersburg Opens 125th School Year At Convocation

Mercersburg Opens 125th School Year At Convocation

By Henry Mitchell NEWS Sports Editor Mercersburg Academy marked the start of its 125th school year on Sunday at its annual Opening Convocation. Peter Kempe, Language Department faculty member and director of Mercersburg’s Advanced Program in Global Studies (MAPS), gave the keynote address with a speech entitled “The Lessons of Poets: Cosmic Coincidences and Circumstances […]

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A Busy time for the Board

By Sophia Divone NEWS Reporter T his year, change has characterized the agenda of the Board of Regents. At the commencement of school year, the members welcomed Katie Titus as the new head of school, and as the year draws to a close, the Board will say goodbye to two retiring regents, David Frantz ’60 […]

Tinkering with M’burg Mechanics

By Mathilda Zimmerman NEWS Reporter L ast week, a group of Mercersburg Academy faculty members put on a production of “Peter Pan” — but with a twist. The show was filled with comedy and plenty of jokes about the school, from chicken in the dining hall to the status of the field house. Last year, […]

Artist of the Week: Sera Chang

Artist of the Week: Sera Chang

By Andrea Yu  NEWS Arts Editor s era Chang is the concertmistress of Mercersburg’s Strings ensemble. She is a ninth grader and leads her fellow musicians with her years of experience as a violinist. She successfully performed multiple solos at the recent Spring Music Concert. Her passion and knowledge in violin makes her an outstanding […]

Ten Minute Play Festival

By Julia Tilden NEWS Reporter   W ith only a few seats open, people scrambled to find a place to sit in the Hale Studio Theater as the lights faded and a recorded voice told the audience, in a litany of theater etiquette, to turn off phones. The lights illuminated the center of the blackbox, […]