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Inspired by Im

Inspired by Im

By Eliza DuBose NEWS Reporter L ast year, Elizabeth Im ‘18 was a member of the advanced studio art class. Surprisingly, it wasn’t until her ninth grade year that Im first started painting. Her artistic influences are her mother and grandfather. Her prowess as an artist is immensely impressive and has earned her newest work, […]

Interview with Trini Hoffman

Since 1993, Trini Hoffman has been an integral part of Mercersburg Academy. She has worked mostly as student activities director, but she’s also served as a human development and physical education teacher, a field hockey coach, and the dorm dean of Main Hall. Her bright and enthusiastic demeanor have become her legendary presence on campus. […]

The Disappearance of Cinnamon Sugar

By Yasy Celikoyar NEWS Reporter On Wednesday, September 6, Jim Butler, the director of dining services, announced that cinnamon sugar would be removed from the dining hall in order to assess its impact on food waste. “We removed the toasters at lunch and dinner to see the impact on food waste. Waste was reduced. The […]

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Meghan Scott: Around the World

By Rachel Yang NEWS Reporter M eghan Scott ‘19, an aspiring photographer, traveled to Tokyo with National Geographic for 12 days last summer to obtain the ultimate photography experience. Scott, who discovered her love for photography while in her first year at Mercersburg, took her passion one step further to enhance her skills. National Geographic […]

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Hurricane Harvey Hits Home

By Seth Hodges NEWS Reporter As Mercersburg was launching its preseason, Hurricane Harvey hit the US Gulf Coast hard, waging destruction throughout the areas in Texas and Louisiana. While for many in the Mercersburg community, this natural disaster had no direct influence on their lives, several Mercersburg students and faculty were personally affected or had […]

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Letters From the Editors

To Whom it May Concern: The media hasn’t been getting the best press lately, but here at the Mercersburg News, we intend to rise above the caustic crossfire. Although the Mercersburg News is focused on events that directly affect the Mercersburg community, many national and global issues are relevant to our diverse student body: such […]

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A copy of ‘An Important Letter From Mercersburg Academy’

A copy of ‘An Important Letter From Mercersburg Academy’

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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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Hope McGrath

Hope McGrath

By Seth Hodges NEWS Reporter   A fter four years at Mercersburg, Hope McGrath will be moving on after receiving a job offer from Yale University. During her time here, she served as dorm dean of Fowle Hall, where she lived with her husband, Carey Kopeikin and their son, Bradley. When asked what she would […]

Wallace Whitworth

Wallace Whitworth

By Rachel Yang NEWS Reporter     W allace Whitworth, who worked as the senior director of strategic marketing and communications for nine years, is among the faculty members making a career change this year. Whitworth contributed the school working behind the scenes to promote Mercersburg to prospective students and families while also managing the […]