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Intro To Adulting

Intro To Adulting

JD V. , Editor May 19, 2021

Growing up can be optional and growing old may be mandatory, but both are unavoidable. As an unemployed, 16-year-old, high school junior, I am absolutely terrified of what comes after college. The good...

Samantha W. ‘21, Kayla T.  ‘21, Natalie V. ‘21, Faith G. ‘21

Spring Fling!

Grace B. May 3, 2021

Since COVID-19 hit us with a storm last year, schools all around the nation, including Mercy have been struggling to find ways to implement fun activities to help students get into the school spirit.  Since...

Go Forth And Tell Jokes

Go Forth And Tell Jokes

J.D. V., Editor May 3, 2021

My friends and I have a shared document entitled “Stupid School Quotes,” and it’s exactly what it sounds like. A collection of amusing, bizarre, and, if taken out of context, slightly disturbing...

Remember Earth Day?

Remember Earth Day?

JD V. , Editor March 17, 2021

Although April may seem like a dull month of fading motivation, there is one day that often goes unnoticed: Earth Day. It seems like Earth day just comes and goes, but it really is more than that. According...

Spring Slump

Spring Slump

March 17, 2021

Summer is just around the corner and most seniors across the country are experiencing what is frequently called “Senioritis,'' a lack of motivation among seniors after college acceptances are sent out....

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Once an Oriole…

Mikaela T., Sports Writer and Editorialist March 17, 2021

En route to a college admissions tour, I cross the border between Pennsylvania and Maryland. I find myself wondering what baseball team I’d be rooting for in the next 4 years. Though a self-proclaimed...

Teenage Girls And Social Change

Teenage Girls And Social Change

JD V., Editor March 1, 2021

This women’s history month, let’s talk about teenage girls and the social changes that they’re causing. In 2021, teenage girls are organizing protests through social media, leading marches in their...

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Friendships in 2021

Grace B. and February 1, 2021

As Valentine's Day approaches, many of us, after the long year we just had, may be dreading this holiday of “love” and “relationships.”  Social distancing has made it easy to stray away from relationships...

Keeping Peace During the Holidays

Keeping Peace During the Holidays

Azana W., Art and Culture Reporter December 24, 2020

When we first found out about COVID-19, we knew little to nothing about it, which caused panic. Americans bought out all the toilet paper, cases of water, and canned foods they could find. During this...

Self Care While Online

Grace Bennett, Author November 2, 2020

According to the American Psychological Association, Self Care has never been more important than it has been throughout this pandemic. While being quarantined at home these past months, it has been...

The Coronavirus Has Altered Our Lives

The Coronavirus Has Altered Our Lives

Elena Hoag, Mercy Beat Reporter November 2, 2020

As we all know, CoVid-19 has affected all our lives in drastic ways. We no longer attend school in person, and we must constantly wear masks. This virus has changed the way that we live. And probably will...

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