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Summer Book Recommendations

Summer Book Recommendations

Kayla-Marie Cumberbatch, Author

May 23, 2018

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

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

“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...

Dance Troupe Preview

“Shades of Blue” was my favorite because it had a sassier and moodier atmosphere.” - Erin Burnette ‘20

Meg Kennedy, Staff

May 5, 2018

how many of us?

how many of us?

Leah Williams '19, Guest Contributer

March 5, 2018

 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

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...

The (Almost) Totally True Story of Hansel & Gretel

Lauren Wallace, Staff

February 27, 2017

The Footlighters’ Newest Performance

The Footlighters' Newest Performance

Meg Kennedy, Staff

February 6, 2017

Mercy's theatre group, The Footlighters, have been hard at work to prepare for their newest performance of  "The (Almost) Totally True Story of Hansel and Gretel". This new age play puts a twist on the well known fairytale "Hansel and Gretel" with new characters like Streptococcus the fairy god...

The Poetry Corner

October 27, 2016

The Issue A Response to “Seventeen Magazine” by Ellen Hagan You won’t be able to stop comparing yourself to others This year, be bold, shy, smart, dumb! How far must a girl go to fit in? Nice body, nice personality, nice face How far must a girl go? Fit in? Confidence, overconfidence,...

Young Writers Visit Mercy


November 20, 2015

She was the first one in the classroom, sitting primly, her hands clasped beneath the student desk, her only sign of nervousness coming, perhaps, when her hand swept her long, straight-cut hair behind her. Another student arrived in a white hoodie, slinging the burden of her backpack to the floor and...

Behind the Scenes of Dance Troupe

Kayla Smith, Editor

October 24, 2014

When the audience sees Dance Troupe perform at the school preview, they see the product of hours of hard work and dedication. Dance Troupe prepares for the concert at the start of the school year with technical training; the troupers focus on how to properly execute flawless movements on stage. The goal...

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