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Mercersburg Marchers Wake Up Washington

Mercersburg Marchers Wake Up Washington

By Ryan Geitner NEWS Editor The morning of Saturday, January 21, 47 years since Mercersburg graduated its first female student, 71 members of the Mercersburg Academy community boarded a yellow school bus at 6:50 a.m. on its way to the Women’s March on Washington. The group made the two hour trek to the Shady Grove […]

Raising Our Voices

Raising Our Voices

By Danny Booth NEWS Reporter My dreams shattered in the vast emptiness that is time. Beautiful, right? But what the hell does it mean? The lines above are from one of the many works of poetry performed by Phil Kaye at Mercersburg Academy, January 20, 2017. He began his reading with a light hearted poem […]

Spotlight: Katie Koestner

Spotlight: Katie Koestner

By Summer Zhang NEWS Reporter K atie Koestner, the first campus date rape victim to bring her story to national news, initiated the emotional national debate on the reality of date rape in 1990. Twenty-six years later, she has transformed from a rape survivor into a rape counselor and advocate for healthy and informed relationships, […]

Humans of Mercersburg

Humans of Mercersburg

By Justin Kim NEWS Reporter Humans of Mercersburg was inspired by Humans of New York, a social media page on which photographers post pictures of random residents in New York with their words incorporated into the captions. I realized in the past two years that Mercersburg students sometimes lack the opportunities to learn about personal […]

Jeremy Schaap:  Sport and the Duty of Conscience

Jeremy Schaap: Sport and the Duty of Conscience

By C.J. Walker and Ryan Geitner NEWS Reporter O n Monday, December 12, the Mercersburg Academy community welcomed ESPN journalist Jeremy Schaap to deliver the Schaff Lecture on Ethics and Morals, continuing the 2016-2017 Monday Evening Lecture Series. Schaap addressed his lecture to an audience of more than 500 in the Irvine Memorial Chapel. However, […]

A Mayor Among Us

A Mayor Among Us

By Nick Miller NEWS Reporter R oger Defibaugh can been seen all around the campus athletic facilities—waxing the gym floors, painting lines on the football field, driving around with water jugs in his signature gator—but one of his most important duties is one that most of the school does not even know about: Mayor of […]

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 […]

Non-four year feelings

Non-four year feelings

By Maya Tetali NEWS Reporter Hello, my name is Maya Tetali and I am not a four year senior. I entered Mercersburg in the 10th grade. I spent my 9th grade year at my local public school before I made the switch to the Academy. My past three years here have been the best experience […]

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 […]