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Fearlessly Freddie

Fearlessly Freddie

Grace La Count, Author

December 11, 2018


Filed under Arts, Lifestyle

“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 around the world. With a whopping $50 million made opening weekend, Bohemian Rhapsody dominated ...

Chosen Response for the Hands Prompt!

Maggie Burnham, Editor of The Lance

November 26, 2018


Filed under Arts, Poetry Corner

Hands that Feed Blen Mulugeta Stuck in a dark, and cold cell, The only human interaction I have are the hands that feed me. Through the small slot in the wall, a foot wide And a half a foot tall Five inches from the ground Each day have a pair of hands, one for every day of the week, My only way...

Poetry Prompt for the Week of 11/26

Maggie Burnham, Editor of The Lance

November 26, 2018


Filed under Poetry Corner, Uncategorized

November 26, 2018 Every other week, The Lance will be posting a writing prompt to The Shield’s “poetry corner.” Responses to these prompts could be featured in The Lance itself, or they may be brought to a writer’s workshop. The next writer’s workshop for The Lance is to be announced! Kee...

Poetry Power Hour

Poetry Power Hour

September 25, 2018


Filed under Poetry Corner

Check Out the Latest From Poetry Corner! Poetry Prompt for the Week of 9/24 • Maggie Burnham 9/18 how many of us? • Leah Williams 3/5 Poetry Assembly  • Meg Kennedy ...

Poetry Prompt for the Week of 9/24

Poetry Prompt for the Week of 9/24

Maggie Burnham

September 18, 2018


Filed under Poetry Corner, Uncategorized

Every other week, The Lance will be posting a writing prompt to The Shield’s “poetry corner.” Responses to these prompts could be featured in The Lance itself, or they may be brought to a writer’s workshop. The first writer’s workshop for The Lance is on October 4 in room 104. This week...

Summer Book Recommendations

Summer Book Recommendations

Kayla-Marie Cumberbatch, Author

May 23, 2018


Filed under Arts, Lifestyle, Showcase

Fantasy Throne of Glass – Sarah J. Maas Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone – J.K. Rowling The Lightning Thief – Rick Riordan Caraval – Stephanie Garber Rose Blood – A.G. Howard The Young Elites – Marie Lu The Lost Hero – Rick Riordan Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard City of...

An Interview with Bad Habit

An Interview with Bad Habit

Savannah Collins, Coordinating Editor

May 21, 2018


Filed under Arts, Lifestyle, Showcase

On Friday May 11, I sat down with Baltimore area band, Bad Habit. Of the groups four members, I got to speak with three: Joe Sullivan (Guitar,Vocals), Sam Strauser (Drums, Vocals), and Matt Goetz (Guitar). Unfortunately, the group's bass player Zef Zulty could not attend. Here's how it went: What genre o...

Interview with Linda Joy Burke

Interview with Linda Joy Burke

Julia Shovan, Author

May 16, 2018


Filed under Arts, Showcase

“Everybody is being very innovative, but we forget that while we’re trying to tear people down and destroy.” says Linda Joy Burke: a performance poet, writer, percussionist and picture maker. Linda Joy is a 2002 Distinguished Black Marylander Award recipient for Art from Towson University’s Off...

how many of us?

how many of us?

Leah Williams '19, Guest Contributer

March 5, 2018


Filed under Poetry Corner, Showcase

 A view point from the students to bring awareness to the issue of gun policy and gun violence  everything was coming together now he knew what senior year meant and Samuel Zeif was starting to appreciate his four years at highschool he had spent that school he once called home  it was somewhere so sa...

Poetry Assembly

Poetry Assembly

Meg Kennedy, Staff

November 27, 2017


Filed under Arts, Poetry Corner, School News, Uncategorized

Four of our own Mercy girls were selected last Tuesday, November 7th, to read their own poetry at our inaugural Poetry Assembly. We began the assembly with a poem from each girl: Meg Kennedy ‘20, Olivia Barry ‘20, Blen Mulugeta ‘20, and Julia Shovan ‘18. We then heard from Ms. Lynne Spigelmire...

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