Opinion

Marine Le Pen

By Davis Anderson NEWS Reporter   T he political landscape was rocked by the recent election in the United States, causing a wave of support for right or far right ideologies; as a result, we have arrived at a major turning point for Europe: the French election, an election that has been, as Daphne Valen […]

Arena of Debate

By Seth Hodges Features Editor   Both of my years at Mercersburg Academy, I have been required to visit Washington D.C. with my English class in order to watch a play at the Arena Stage. Both years I have been assaulted by the same feelings when notified that my entire Sunday will be occupied with […]

Amazonian Giant

By Matilda Zimmerman NEWS Reporter   Amazon has been increasing in popularity among Mercersburg Academy’s students and faculty. From gifts to necessities, the online shopping site allows people to have products sent right to their doors, rather than leaving individuals to spend crucial time in stores to purchase these items. This is especially useful in […]

College Result Etiquette

College Result Etiquette

By Katherine Reber NEWS Reporter   A friend of mine – we’ll call him Davey – was recently denied from his first choice college, and when the news hit, and our whole posse was gathered around his laptop only to see those cringeworthy opening words: “Dear Davey, After careful consideration of your application to The […]

Parking Ticket

Parking Ticket

By Kevin Lee NEWS Reporter   J ust before winter term, I wrote an opinion article commenting on the peaceful protests in my home country, South Korea. Said protests have now borne fruit through the impeachment in President Park Geun-Hye on charges of mass corruption within her administration. In early December, the Korean National Assembly […]

Pre-college process

By Michaela Wotorson NEWS Reporter A h, to be a junior. You, yes you, were lucky enough to be a high school student in the most powerful nation on earth, and one that happens to have a failing education system; nevertheless, society expects you to succeed and continue on to higher education, despite the fact […]

What Korean Peace Protests say about Democracy

What Korean Peace Protests say about Democracy

By Kevin Lee NEWS Reporter I n late October, Koreans received news that the president, Park Geun-Hye, was being influenced by family friend and cult leader, Choi Soon-Sil, and allowing access to confidential government documents. Since news of the scandal broke, Park’s approval rating has fallen to 5% (some polls report 4%), the lowest of […]

Red Storm: Campus Climate after Elections

Red Storm: Campus Climate after Elections

By Kate Frimet NEWS Reporter “If you support Trump, you’re racist. If you support Trump, you’re sexist. If you support Trump, you’re able-ist. If you support Trump, you’re homophobic. If you support Trump, you’re transphobic. If you support Trump, you’re xenophobic. If you support Trump, you’re Islamophobic. If you support Trump, you’re fascist. If you […]

Marks education prep: beneficial or ineffective?

Marks education prep: beneficial or ineffective?

    Marks Checks Out By Julia Mitchell NEWS Editor Midway through September, Mercersburg upper-middlers were assigned their SAT or ACT tutor, and handed a hefty binder filled with about 15 practice tests, a deluge of practice problems and test taking strategies, as well as dates for 9-11 50 minute tutoring sessions, beginning either in […]

America: there and here

America: there and here

By Daphne Valen NEWS Reporter W ith a significant portion of the students on campus coming from outside of the United States, international students entering Mercersburg Academy can enter the school with some strange perceptions of American life and culture. While Mercersburg obviously is not the epitome of America, it’s an esteemed prep school, a […]