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The Movement of Art

March 1, 2021

Since the beginning of time, art has told stories of struggle and pain with vivid paint strokes, camera clicks, and music notes. As we begin the month of March, let’s take a look back at the ways women...

Our Footlighters Cast

Our Footlighters Cast

Azana W., Art and Culture Reporter November 20, 2020

This past month, I've highlighted the hard-working members of Footlighters and how they have adapted to this new method of learning. This month, I'm highlighting individual cast members and interviewing...

Footlighters VS COVID

Azana W., Art and Culture Reporter November 2, 2020

Coronavirus has changed everyone's life drastically. From only having school online to social distance circles in stores, there's no doubt about it. We can definitely see a change in the Mercy community....

Lance Submissions 2020

Lance Submissions 2020

Meg Kennedy, Staff March 11, 2020

The Lance Staff is now accepting submissions for poetry, creative non-fiction, fiction, and art pieces for the 2020 edition of Mercy's literary magazine The Lance. Throughout the next few weeks, we will...

“Act So Final” by Makaela Tracey

Meg Kennedy, Author November 6, 2019

Senior Makaela Tracey has been writing in her free time for many years, using it to find her voice and tell her story and the stories of others, especially when it comes to social justice. Starting back...

Truvy’s Beauty Parlor

Before the Curtain Opens: Behind the Scenes of Steel Magnolias

Heather Shanty, Editor November 4, 2019

On the weekend of October 25, Mercy’s Footlighters put on a modern take on the 1987 classic Steel Magnolias, a play that follows a group of six women— Truvy, M’Lynn, Shelby, Annelle, Ouiser, and...

5 Creative Writing Prompts That Cured My Writer's Block

5 Creative Writing Prompts That Cured My Writer’s Block

Meg Kennedy, Author September 18, 2019

As a writer, you sometimes hit a point. Face flat against the desk, hair splayed, eyes screwed shut as you rack your brain for just one more idea. I know I've been in this prompt purgatory one too many...

Things Unseen

Things Unseen

Kayla-Marie Cumberbatch, Staff May 8, 2019

Hosted by Mercy High School on May 2nd and organized by senior Kristin Rekus, who’s art was also featured in the show, the Things Unseen art show displayed a number of pieces that have been submitted...

Beehive!

Beehive!

Grace La Count, Author March 25, 2019

Mercy High School's production of Beehive: the Musical was an outrageous success that had the entire audience on its feet. Featuring music by Lesley Gore, Tina Turner, Mama Cass Elliot, and countless...

Writing Prompt for the week of 1/7/19

Writing Prompt for the week of 1/7/19

January 7, 2019

Hello everyone and Happy New Year! The Lance is starting off the year with a challenge for the Mercy community: a prompt from Ms. Yanson herself. Prompt: The following words have multiple definitions...

Fearlessly Freddie

Fearlessly Freddie

Grace La Count, Author December 11, 2018

“I always knew I was a star, and now the rest of the world seems to agree with me.” Hollywood sure agreed with this statement, made by Freddie Mercury, as the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody rocked audiences...

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