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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, […]

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 […]