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What I Wish I Knew Before I Got My Wisdom Teeth Out

What I Wish I Knew Before I Got My Wisdom Teeth Out

Sara Matvey, Editor

September 23, 2019

Getting my wisdom teeth out was scary, but not traumatic. In the weeks leading up to my procedure date, I scoured the internet trying to figure out what I would do while I was stuck at home for a few days. All I found was people telling me that I should read books and that I would be fine in two days....

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 times. In hopes to solve this mini-crisis, here are five prompts to alleviate writer's block: 1. Write a...

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Junior Year

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Junior Year

Sara Matvey, Contributer

May 23, 2019

Junior year was hard and my classmates and classes above us all agree. One of the most important years of high school in conjunction with generally harder classes is a recipe for disaster, but if you go in ready, it won’t be. Here are 10 tips to make your junior year great 1. Get AP and SAT/ACT...

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 stressful year of my education, thus far. Throughout the year I have gained new knowledge on what not...

Star Signs, Crystals, and More: How Ancient Spirituality Has Returned in the Modern Age

Star Signs, Crystals, and More: How Ancient Spirituality Has Returned in the Modern Age

Savannah Collins, Managing Editor

March 25, 2019

Have you been asked what your zodiac sign is recently? Do you keep a log of your friends' zodiac signs? Have you ever taken a Buzzfeed quiz that pertains to your zodiac sign? All of these hypotheticals, whether you have experienced them or not, are a reflection of the return of ancient spiritual practices...

Procrastination: Why We Do It and How to Stop It

Procrastination: Why We Do It and How to Stop It

Kayla-Marie Cumberbatch, Author

March 20, 2019

  Procrastination is an obstacle that we have had to overcome at some point in our lives.  What is procrastination and why does it affect or disrupt our daily lives so much? Procrastination is the act of delaying, postponing, or avoiding a task. The question that most people have when it comes...

A Tour of Trinidadian Traditions

A Tour of Trinidadian Traditions

Kayla-Marie Cumberbatch, Staff

February 13, 2019

Trinidadian culture is unique as it reflects the vast cultural backgrounds of the country. Christmas is just one of the holidays that Trinibagonians look forward to each year. During the last few months of the year, Divali and the beginning of Carnival festivities create a special time that many people...

Top 5 Mood Boosting Essential Oils

Top 5 Mood Boosting Essential Oils

Sara Matvey, Contributer

February 13, 2019

If the gloomy days and cold weather have got  you down in the dumps I've got you covered. Using alternative ways to improve minor ailments like bruises, blemishes, headaches, colds, and cramps has been becoming more popular. Essential oils are oils that are distilled from natural plants. Believe it...

Welcoming Mr. Frank!

Welcoming Mr. Frank!

Grace La Count, Author

February 4, 2019

This year, Mercy High School welcomed math teacher, Mr. Jonathan Frank. So far, he loves the "school spirit at Mercy and the sense of school unity." Mr. Frank graduated with a B.A. in mathematics from Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan. He previously taught at the Washington English School, an...

Fearlessly Freddie

Fearlessly Freddie

Grace La Count, Author

December 11, 2018

“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 dominate...

Welcoming Ms. Robinson-Brown!

Grace La Count, Author

December 10, 2018

This year, Mercy High has welcomed social studies teacher, Ms. Jessica Robinson-Brown. She started her teaching career at Mercy and is overjoyed to be back. “It is Magic!” she says. Ms. Robinson-Brown attended Notre Dame University in Maryland where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Politic...

Snow in Review: November 15, 2018

Snow in Review: November 15, 2018

Sara Matvey, Contributer

November 26, 2018

The first snow of the year is never a great one, only a foretaste of what is to come. If last Thursday's snow was any indication of how the rest of our snows this year will be, we're in for some online learning. The snowstorm, which many were skeptical about, ended in a day off and a two hour delay....

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