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End of an Era: recognizing Rahauser

End of an Era: recognizing Rahauser

By Sophia Divone NEWS Reporter   W hether he is playing guitar for his Spanish class, following up on a lost bicycle report, or delineating proper ham-mock conduct during a lunch announcement, Tom Rahauser always brings humor and energy to his daily interactions with members of the school community. His approaching retirement from the dean […]

Chris Howes Chosen As New Dean Of Student Life

Chris Howes Chosen As New Dean Of Student Life

By Henry Mitchell NEWS Editor F or decades, Tom Rahauser ‘74 has been a fixture on the campus of Mercersburg Academy. He has fulfilled many roles at the school during his nearly forty year tenure but is perhaps best known as the Academy’s longtime dean of students. As he prepares to retire at the end […]

Blooming’ Tunes

Blooming’ Tunes

By Henry O’Brien NEWS Reporter     T he 2017 Spring Music Concert was the final concert of the Music/Pops Concerts of the 2016-17 year. There were many great pieces from each section of the music department. There were some great performances all around from Chorale to Concert Band. So with this final concert, Brian […]

Blue Review Sneak Peek

Blue Review Sneak Peek

By Casey Nguyen NEWS Reporter   M ercersburg Academy is fortunate to possess a broad community of creative individuals, ranging from photographers and dancers to poets and writers, who aren’t afraid to express their ideas, feelings and even stories through their favorite medium. To express appreciation for and celebrate the work of these creative talents, […]

Art Springboards

By Megan McGregor NEWS Reporter   T he Springboard Program at Mercersburg is one of the best creative outlets for students to further explore and develop their passions while exercising academic freedom. Seniors spend the majority of the fall term in their Springboard class, learning about different topics or issues that are pertinent to that […]

Course confusion confounds students

Course confusion confounds students

By Addie Dumm NEWS Reporter I t’s that time of year again: birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and courses are being selected. In the next few weeks, all returning Mercersburg Academy students will be receiving a list of recommended classes and will be assigned a “guru,” a faculty member ready to help. Despite the […]

Spring scenes are a new thing

By Elizabeth Heidecker NEWS Reporter I nstead of the cries of “Romeo, oh Romeo” ringing through the Boys Garden this spring, Stony Batter members are presenting a series of more contemporary, short plays. Ten-minute plays offer an entire plot with a beginning, middle, and end all in only ten minutes. Director of the Burgin Center […]

Native American narratives

Native American narratives

By Mathilda Zimmerman NEWS Reporter         T oday, Mercersburg is home to students from a diverse array of cultures, a fact that deserves to be celebrated in our community. This is especially true with the 100th anniversary of Charles McGillberry, Mercersburg’s first Native American student. In light of this event, our school […]

(Art Special Series) Artist of the week:  Elizabeth Im

(Art Special Series) Artist of the week: Elizabeth Im

By Andrea Yu Art Editor For the next couple weeks, Mercersburg NEWS Art team will be publishing a series of articles, featuring Artist of the week. Mercersburg News: What’s your background as an artist? Elizabeth Im: I guess it started way back before I was even born. My grandpa is an artist and my mom […]

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 […]