Arts

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 […]

Featured Artist: Sydney Hosbein

Featured Artist: Sydney Hosbein

By Casey Nguyen NEWS Reporter Sit and chat with upper middler Sydney Hosbein and enjoy the spark in her eyes whenever photography is mentioned! Last school year, Hosbein purchased her first camera for the photography class here at Mercersburg Academy. Rather quickly, her passion grew, as she traveled to different places and experienced moments which […]

Mercersburg Maestro: Bryan Morgan

Mercersburg Maestro: Bryan Morgan

By Emma Maurer NEWS Reporter Bryan Morgan ’07, who hails from Birmingham, Alabama, serves as football coach, chorale director, band teacher, and jazz band director.  NEWS reporter Emma Maurer recently sat down with this young alum, who hasjust returned to his alma mater. NEWS: What motivated/inspired you to come to Mercersburg to teach? Morgan: Being […]

Culture Shock

By Michaela Wotorson NEWS Reporter The 2016-2017 school year is proving to be an exciting year for the dance program. With a new class of dancers and a series of choreographers new to Mercersburg, dance is seemingly unstoppable in its quest to mold the dancers of tomorrow: well-rounded, technically sound, and cosmopolitan. Of the choreographers […]

Čechová and Snider: The Voice of Anne Frank

Čechová and Snider: The Voice of Anne Frank

By C.J Walker NEWS Editor  L ast Monday, Mercersburg Academy welcomed Dr. Miřenka Čechová, and Nancy Jo Snider for the first of the school’s Monday Evening Lectures. To many students, this “lecture” was quite different than what has come to be considered the norm for Monday night speakers. Rather than listening to an academic voice speaking […]