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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 […]

Most likely to cause controversy

By Rebecca Li NEWS Reporter To represent the personalities and characteristics of a graduating class, a senior superlative, in a sense, is awarded to the senior that best fits a specific category. Some common superlatives include most likely to succeed, class clown, cutest couple, biggest transformation, etc. Although the intention of assigning senior superlatives is […]

Looking to November 8th

Looking to November 8th

By Daniel Bowes NEWS Reporter Here’s the question that everyone will be asking themselves on November 8th: who is the right candidate for America? Some people think neither Hillary nor Trump should hold office. This is an unusual election season in all senses of the word, because both candidates from the major parties have such […]

From a future four-year senior

From a future four-year senior

By Katie Brennan NEWS Reporter Four year seniors are definitely celebrated at Mercersburg.  The first night of Spirit Week, all of the school’s four years participate in a tradition called “Paint the Numbers,” where they paint their class year outside of Main Hall.  Then, they parade around campus where students can hear the refraining chant […]

“Dating” 2016

“Dating” 2016

By Demi Nwachukwu NEWS Reporter S ocial media has evidently become a significant part of millennials’ day-to-day lives, so it makes sense that dating has evolved from “regular courting” to online dating. But can online dating really be considered dating, or is it just a way to find a quick hookup? If one is to […]