Opinion

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 […]

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 […]