In her second year as moderator of The Shield, Ms. Kitty Yanson ‘66 was once the newspaper’s editor-in-chief when she was a student here back in the 60s. “Back then, laying out a paper was much different. We didn’t have computers, so everything had to be typed and laid out on poster-sized planning pages, for instance, and then taken to a printer to be typeset.” After receiving a masters degree in professional writing from Towson University, Ms. Yanson began teaching at Mercy in 1987. She also moderates the creative writing annual, The Lance, and runs the Writing Workshop co-curricular. As one can tell, working with student writers is the love of her professional life.