Arts

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 […]

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

By Elizabeth Cantacuzene NEWS Reporter   B eauty and the Beast is a must-see movie this spring. On March 16, the new live action version of Beauty and the Beast premiered in theaters around the world. This new version of the already well-known original Disney princess movie kept to the classic storyline of the beauty […]

Poppin’ Music

Poppin’ Music

By Aaron Zheng NEWS Reporter   T he spring Pops Concert marked not exactly the end of the first year of Bryan Morgan ’07 as band director. Morgan, who spent his PG year at Mercersburg Academy, assumed the role after the retirement of long-time band director Jack Hawbaker. At the start of the year, there […]

Raising Our Voices

Raising Our Voices

By Danny Booth NEWS Reporter My dreams shattered in the vast emptiness that is time. Beautiful, right? But what the hell does it mean? The lines above are from one of the many works of poetry performed by Phil Kaye at Mercersburg Academy, January 20, 2017. He began his reading with a light hearted poem […]

Humans of Mercersburg

Humans of Mercersburg

By Justin Kim NEWS Reporter Humans of Mercersburg was inspired by Humans of New York, a social media page on which photographers post pictures of random residents in New York with their words incorporated into the captions. I realized in the past two years that Mercersburg students sometimes lack the opportunities to learn about personal […]

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

By Matt Zenner NEWS Reporter F riday, October 7, Saturday, October 8, and Sunday, October 9, Mercersburg Academy’s theater department put on three performances of Pride and Prejudice, adapted from the novel by Jane Austen. Directed by Laurie Mufson, the play starred Zach McDonald ’17 as Mr. Darcy, Fiona Flanagan ’17 as Elizabeth Bennet, Peter […]

Nancy Horton Heefner Memorial Art Show

Nancy Horton Heefner Memorial Art Show

By Antonia Kempe NEWS Reporter T he fifteenth annual Nancy Horton Heefner Memorial Art Show is currently being hosted in the Cofrin Gallery of the Burgin Center for the Arts at Mercersburg Academy. The art show kicked off with an opening reception in the Cofrin Gallery on September 11 and is open for all inquisitive […]