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Advice from a Senior

Advice from a Senior

Sara Matvey, Editor

May 23, 2020

Senior year is supposed to be legendary. I guess you can say that mine was. While it was far from perfect, I still managed to enjoy my senior year, even without Field Day. Here is what I wish I knew before senior year and some advice. College decisions aren't easy for everyone. I am not the best person to speak about thi...

Time Moves On and So Will We: A Personal Essay

These are the trees outside my window that continue to make me feel alive during lockdown. Recently, I have been sitting near my window and listening to the birds while I  do schoolwork.

Meg Kennedy, Staff

May 12, 2020

Whether or not I'm doing "important things" or being productive, time goes on. The clocks don't stop but they also aren't here to judge you. Whether or not you're in bed all day or up at dawn working out, time and life won't judge you. This time to ourselves is ours.

How College Students and Mercy Girls are Coping with COVID-19

How College Students and Mercy Girls are Coping with COVID-19

Kelley Scott, Author

April 29, 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, school has moved online, and our normal lifestyles have changed dramatically. Anxiety has risen due to the uncertainty of the current situation, and boredom has filled the minds of all students. Despite these changes, students have become familiar with new hobbies and...

Coronavirus: Social Distancing and Anxiety

Coronavirus: Social Distancing and Anxiety

Emily Fitz-Patrick, Author

April 26, 2020

If you go to Giant, Food Lion, Costco, or wherever you get your groceries, you’ll notice that empty shelves which used to be overflowing with toilet paper are now empty. You’ll notice that milk, eggs, and other staples are now gone from stores. People line up in crowds just to get into grocery stores...

Seven Things to Do While You’re Stuck at Home

Seven Things to Do While You're Stuck at Home

Sara Matvey, Editor

April 5, 2020

With COVID-19 keeping us all indoors, one thing we can all relate to is the copious amount of daily boredom. Here are 10 different and exciting things to do while you're stuck at home. 1. Craft Craft stores may be closed, but you can still spend some time crafting. The first option is to use househ...

Parasite – A Modern Classic

Parasite - A Modern Classic

Olivia Barry, Author

March 18, 2020

On February 9, 2020, Bong Joon Ho's Parasite made history as the first foreign film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture; needless to say, it was well deserved. There has not been a single moment that I haven't thought about this movie since I first saw it this past November. Every frame, every wo...

Sharenting: Where Is The Line?

Sharenting: Where Is The Line?

Meg Kennedy, Staff

March 18, 2020

"Sharenting," or oversharing your child's life on social media, has become more and more of an issue as our years online grow. We all have that family member known to share every second of their child's lives on Facebook or Instagram, but many of the these parents are unaware of the dangers of oversharing...

What Senior Retreat Meant To Me

What Senior Retreat Meant To Me

Emily Fitz-Patrick, Author

February 12, 2020

This year, Mercy seniors were told to pack our things, drive forty minutes to Sparks, Maryland, to the O’Dwyer Retreat House for senior retreat. Although I hate to admit it, sometimes I live for retreats. I love looking inwards, healing everything that needs healing. I love connecting with others, ...

True Crime

True Crime

Sara Matvey, Editor

February 12, 2020

Influxes of true crime movies, tv shows, podcasts, and Youtube channels are being mass produced to fill American's desire for crime entertainment. True crime is a genre of movies and tv shows that features true stories of murder, serial killers, and abductions. They delve into the minds of the perpetrators...

Little Women – How Greta Gerwig Captures Womanhood

Little Women - How Greta Gerwig Captures Womanhood

Olivia Barry, Author

February 3, 2020

Caution: Spoilers for the 2019 film Little Women As we shift into the new decade, the fight for female representation in Hollywood, both onscreen and off, is beginning to feel stale. We've been here before; in fact, it feels as if we've stayed stagnant, stuck in the same spot in regards to women ...

Why It’s Important to Support Local Bookshops

Why It's Important to Support Local Bookshops

Meg Kennedy, Author

January 27, 2020

Visiting an independent bookstore is one of those experiences that never feel the same way twice. Last time I visited my local bookshop, my friends and I stepped inside to greet a small German Shepherd lounging in an arm chair. As you entered passed the non-fiction books and endless copies of Stephen...

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