Arts

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Get Out

Get Out

By Hope Sanders NEWS Reporter Check out the review on Beauty and the Beast as well   Get Out was a highly-anticipated and much-watched movie this season, and it’s easy to see why. Simply by watching the trailer, viewers are drawn into the intricate story line. But after watching the movie, this reviewer can see […]