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Ash Wednesday 2021

Elena H, Mercy Beat Reporter February 1, 2021

Ash Wednesday is a day that Christians, mainly Catholics observe. A lot of us have taken part in Ash Wednesday prayer services or masses, but we might not all know the true meaning of it. Ash Wednesday...

The Importance Of Madame Vice President

The Importance Of Madame Vice President

JD V., Editor November 19, 2020

On Saturday, November 7, 2020, Joe Biden was elected to become the 46th president of the United States and his running mate, Kamala Harris, made history as the first African American, first Indian American,...

What Do I Do Now?

JD V. November 2, 2020

The college search process has changed drastically during this time of primarily virtual education. Test dates have been postponed or canceled and the only way to interact with a college is strictly virtual....

IND is Closing

IND is Closing

Emily Fitz-Patrick, Author May 12, 2020

The Institute of Notre Dame (IND), Mercy’s beloved sister and rival school, is closing at the end of this academic school year. What this means for us is no more big game to look forward to. Each year...

Media Bias in the Modern World

Media Bias in the Modern World

Meg Kennedy, Author December 9, 2019

As we grow into young adults in a world brimming with information, it becomes less about the search for knowledge and more about the sort. Try to type a random topic into Google. You will find thousands...

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The 2020 Winter Forecast has Arrived!

Kelley Scott, Author October 28, 2019

It may only be October, but winter is just around the corner. So far, North Dakota has been hit with a major snow storm. The National Weather Service recorded that up to 30 inches of snow had fallen as...

Saying Goodbye to Ms. Gerwin

Saying Goodbye to Ms. Gerwin

Heather Shanty, Author May 28, 2019

From introducing mindfulness and brain breaks to being the coordinator of the Peer Educators program to being a reliable listening ear to all, Ms. Gerwin has become a friendly face in our Mercy community....

20 Things You Should Know For Sophomore Year

20 Things You Should Know For Sophomore Year

Kayla-Marie Cumberbatch, Author May 22, 2019

  As my sophomore year comes to a close, I have taken time to reflect and come up with a list of twenty things that upcoming sophomores should know. Sophomore year has been the hardest and most...

Sensory Sensitivity

Grace La Count, Author May 13, 2019

Mercy High School's first ever sophomore personal project assignment provided a unique insight into the interests and ideas of the class of 2021. One sophomore's project that really stood out was...

College Application Advice from a Senior

College Application Advice from a Senior

Maya Kempf-Harris, Editor May 13, 2019

After going through a long and involved college process myself, I decided to compile the kind of list I wish I'd had when I began my college search and decision journey. While some of the headers may...

The Sophs Get Personal: Personal Projects!

The Sophs Get Personal: Personal Projects!

Heather Shanty , Author May 8, 2019

This past March, as part of the IB curriculum, the Sophomores had their Personal Project fair. After a year of brainstorming and research about a topic of their choosing, they were finally ready to unveil...

Quitting the Social Media that Makes You Unhappy

Quitting the Social Media that Makes You Unhappy

Savannah Collins, Managing Editor May 6, 2019

Unlike most of my friends, I was not very exposed to social media in my middle school years, mostly due to the decision my parents made about allowing me to use it. Later, in my high school years, I made...

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