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The Five Tear Plan

By Student NEWS Reporter Postgraduates are an indispensable facet of Mercersburg Academy’s athletic program, giving an edge to teams through their tremendous level of talent and expertise and offering leadership to younger, less experienced athletes. In previous years, PGs have proved these statements true in many ways, and this year is expected to be no […]

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 […]

Board means Business

By Maya Tetali NEWS Reporter O n Friday October 14, a small group of Mercersburg alumni and parents converged on the Burgin Center for the Arts to conduct the annual fall term Board of Regents meeting. The body meets three times a year, once per term, and most recently they attended the installation of the […]

Newest Addition: Katie Titus installed

Newest Addition: Katie Titus installed

By Ryan Geitner NEWS Reporter On October 13, in the Irvine Memorial Chapel, Katherine M. Titus was installed as Mercersburg Academy’s seventh head of school. Taking a cue from the reflections of Titus, the date could only be described as “serendipitous” as the event also marked the 90th anniversary of the dedication of the chapel […]

Explore The Text: Girls and Sex

Explore The Text: Girls and Sex

By Katherine Reber NEWS Reporter When I sat down in the Hale Studio Theatre on Tuesday, September 6 to discuss Peggy Orenstein’s book, Girls and Sex, the feeling in the room was of visceral discomfort, and I wasn’t the only person who felt that way. The 22 girls and one boy who gathered spoke softly […]

Spotlight: Student Gov’s Struggles

By Julia Mitchell NEWS Reporter A s with any other student-run organization at Mercersburg Academy, the student government faces a multitude of complications in how to engage an overly scheduled community and manage to actually accomplish anything. Unlike other organizations, however, Student Government must do so with heavy responsibility and judgement, regardless of participation from […]

Girls softball wins against MSD in dramatic fashion

Girls softball wins against MSD in dramatic fashion

By Henry Mitchell Sports Editor On April 25, the varsity girls softball team pulled off a dramatic win against Maryland School for the Deaf. Maddi Jones ’17 was the hero for the Storm, smashing a walk-off double in the bottom of the eighth to drive in the winning run. Mercersburg’s “never-give-up” attitude was crucial to […]

J.H.R.’s message is a wake-up-call

By Morgan Steiner Photo Editor During my freshman year at Mercersburg, I slept through approximately ninety percent of the school meetings. I thought of the meetings as time to catch up on my rest, because I was usually very bored. On one such occasion, a I was awakened by a teacher who told me that […]

Wrestlers Compete at National Preps at Lehigh University

Wrestlers Compete at National Preps at Lehigh University

By Henry Mitchell NEWS Reporter Toward the end of the winter season, three Mercersburg Academy wrestlers – Stefano Antoniazzi ’16, Slater Laird ’18, and Steve Min ’17 – competed at the 82nd National Prep Wrestling Championships at Lehigh University. In order to qualify, wrestlers must place in the top six in their weight classes at […]

Do Drugs Deserve a Prison Sentence?

Do Drugs Deserve a Prison Sentence?

By Elma Hoffman NEWS Reporter A merica’s “War on Drugs” has been heavily criticized in the past, since it initiates a slew of ugly issues: racial bias, unfair sentencing, and political corruption, to name a few. Now, President Obama is taking a high-profile initiative to undo the harm of the campaign: He is allowing truly […]