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Act So Final by Makaela Tracey

“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...

5 Creative Writing Prompts That Cured My Writers 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...

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...

Chosen Response for the Hands Prompt!

Maggie Burnham, Editor of The Lance November 26, 2018

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...

Poetry Prompt for the Week of 11/26

Maggie Burnham, Editor of The Lance November 26, 2018

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...

Poetry Power Hour

Poetry Power Hour

September 25, 2018

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

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...

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...

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...

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