Wifi Cutoffs

NEWS Reporter A t 12:00 a.m. the wifi stutters; it is the first warning sign that whatever Netflix series you are streaming, fan fictions that you are reading, or research that you are doing will come to a screeching halt in exactly fifteen minutes. Overall, this daily routine that forces me to go to sleep […]


NEWS Reporter O When I first applied to Mercersburg, I had a lot of people asking me the same question: “Is Mercersburg a sports centered school?” My opinion wavers when it comes to whether our lives here are designed to be centered on athletics or academics. Usually, I consider Mercersburg to be a fairly balanced […]

Cultural Divide

NEWS Reporter M ercersburg’s student body represents 44 different nations from around the world. That’s at least 44 uniquely fascinating cultures that are all worth celebrating on campus. Even though it is completely possible to do so, the majority of those remain haphazardly represented in a brief announcements at lunch or with culturally incorrect meals […]

New English Class

New English Class

    D espite several years as an English student I have yet to attend a class as unique as the one that exists now for freshmen. With emphasis on effort and decreased emphasis on grades, the new class embodies the kind of English program that new dean of curricular innovation John David Bennett has […]

America First. Then What?

By Hunter Roberts Opinion Editor L ast week, President Donald Trump addressed the United Nations as the leader of the United States for the first time. His speech caused quite a stir in the media with comments such as calling North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un “Rocket Man” in reference to and dusting off the old […]

Do iWant?

By Patrick Madden NEWS Reporter S hould you get one of the new iPhones instead of an Android? Probably not yet. Both phones are built with faster processors but nothing fast enough to warrant a new purchase for iPhone 7 owners. Apple generally releases a new phone every year, and purchasing a phone as expensive […]

Dressed down for dressing up

By Grace Jackson Hustle and Bustle Editor A s I am beginning my senior and fourth year at Mercersburg Academy, I have noticed a more strict enforcement of the dress code as outlined in the Blue Book. It seems as people are getting dress coded left and right, more specifically seniors and other returning students […]

A dream differed

By Michaela Wotorson Opinion Editor I n June of 2012, the Obama administration established the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an immigration policy designed to offer people who entered the US illegally as minors a renewable two-year period of deportation deferral. DACA also gives its recipients work permit eligibility. On June 5, 2017, President […]

Against Legalization

By Joseph Bucci NEWS Reporter   P ot. Dope. Weed. Broccoli. Cannabis.   This drug, more commonly known as marijuana, has become a hot topic of debate, more specifically the legalization of marijuana for recreational use. Cannabis oil has already proven itself useful as a medical drug, helping patients with diseases such as cancer, glaucoma, […]

Pro Legalization

By Raphael Gotera NEWS Reporter   R emember when alcohol was prohibited in the United States in the 1920s and early ‘30s? It seems ridiculous now considering that alcohol has become a widely accepted element of adult social gatherings. Alcohol was originally banned in the United States in the hope of reducing crime and moral […]