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 […]

The future of Sage Dining

As the school year began, dining hall director Jim Butler of Sage Dining announced upcoming and ongoing changes. The Mercersburg NEWS sat down with Butler to discuss what the future holds in store for Academy diners. NEWS: As you announced earlier in the week, there are some changes coming to the Mercersburg Academy dining hall. […]

Recruitment Favoritism or Recruitment Blindness?

By Electa Willander NEWS Reporter Mercersburg Academy has had numerous athletes pass through its doors in the past few years. Some have continued to play at the collegiate level and even a few have made it to the Olympics. In previous years, there have been a large amounts of Mercersburg athletes that have committed to […]

Do nut-free tables actually make a difference?

By Brooke Wilten NEWS Reporter I am an ex-anaphalactic. Before my freshman year, I was deathly allergic to peanuts. But during the summer, against all odds, I luckily grew out of my allergy. I still have OAS, which is oral allergy syndrome, but now it only leaves me with an uncomfortable sensation if I ingest […]

Whole Foods

By Meghan Scott NEWS Reporter Recently the online shopping site, Amazon, took ownership of “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store,” Whole Foods. Amazon bought Whole Foods for $13.4 billion with the hope of expanding its platform as an online shopping site. Due to this merger, the prices of items at Whole Foods have begun to decrease, to […]

Transition of power

By Hunter Roberts Opinion Editor   N othing is forever. In the real world, everything, no matter how seemingly monumental, ends at some point or another. And currently, the reign of Danny Booth and Phil Kantaros is almost over. Both are moving on from this school next year and as a class president I can […]

Harmful Humor

By Elizabeth Fitzgerald NEWS Reporter   H umor when discussing significant matters such as discrimination can be beneficial in transforming a controversial and sensitive topic into an openly debatable issue between communities. Dean Obeidallah, a Muslim-American comedian, addressed the student body this past Friday through humor. His comic anecdotes challenged Mercersburg Academy students to break […]

AP dance concert

By Ella Jane Reinhard NEWS Reporter   A typical dance tech week for me involves a lot of sore muscles, stray bobby pins, lipstick stains, the lingering stench of hairspray, and this time, the terror of my AP World Hisotry exam in the immediate future. Next week, many of my fellow dancers and I will […]