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Smoothies and Milkshakes to Make Your Summer Sweet

Smoothies and Milkshakes to Make Your Summer Sweet

Heather Shanty, Author

May 14, 2018

Are you looking for new smoothies and milkshakes to quench your thirst? Here are four healthy- and maybe not so healthy- recipes to satisfy your summertime cravings. Cinnamon Bun Milkshake: a twist on the common breakfast food 1 cup of milk 5 or 6 ice cubes 1/8th teaspoon of vanilla extr...

Cinder

Cinder

Kayla-Marie Cumberbatch, Author

May 8, 2018

Cinder is the science-fiction retelling of the classic story of Cinderella. Unlike the original Cinderella story, it has an evil queen who rules the moon, a plague outbreak, spaceships, and cyborgs. The story is set in New Beijing, a futuristic version of Beijing, China, and follows the main character,...

Cell Phone Disasters

Cell Phone Disasters

Kaitlyn Le Compte-Roy ‘19

May 2, 2018

During our Shield meeting on Monday, 30 April, we were talking about our weekends and I brought up my own cell phone disaster. I dropped my phone while going to my friend’s car and shattered my phone screen completely. Sara Matvey told her own story as well. She said, “One time while I was eating...

The Magic Behind Black Mirror- What Makes the Show So Enticing

The Magic Behind Black Mirror- What Makes the Show So Enticing

Heather Shanty, Author

April 30, 2018

Charlie Booker’s Black Mirror- named after the black screen that appears when your device turns off- has become a worldwide phenomenon since its 2011 Netflix release date. Black Mirror features episodes with individual storylines- each where we meet characters who navigate their way through a technol...

Close to Home: Baltimore’s Impact on Housing Discrimination Nationwide

Close to Home: Baltimore’s Impact on Housing Discrimination Nationwide

Savannah Collins, Coordinating Editor

March 14, 2018

This year in Sophomore English, Mr. Eric Coles and his students are reading the critically acclaimed play A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry. The play follows the Youngers, a black family in 1950s Chicago. The Youngers face the struggles of the discriminatory housing practices of 1950s America....

A Knife of Never Letting Go

A Knife of Never Letting Go

Kayla-Marie Cumberbatch, Author

March 14, 2018

A Knife of Never Letting Go, the first book in the science fiction series Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness, follows the story of Todd Hewitt. Todd Hewitt, an uneducated twelve-year-old boy, lives in Prentisstown on the planet of New World, a world that is home to only men who can hear each other’s tho...

Got Milk?

Got Milk?

Heather Shanty, Author

February 21, 2018

Not all milks are created equal! Olivia Barry ‘20, Analisa Gusmano ‘20, Sara Matvey ‘20, and I decided to try a variety of milks including canned coconut milk, canned evaporated milk, soy milk, and almond milk and judged them based on taste, consistency, and quality of pairing with chocolate chip...

Twin Day Pictures Spirit Week 2018

Twin Day Pictures Spirit Week 2018

Meg Kennedy & Julia Shovan, Staff

January 31, 2018

In order to celebrate Spirit Week and The Big Game this Friday, the Mercy community picked out their favorite matching outfits and dressed like a friend. Here are some pictures from Twin Day 2018!

Spice up Your Meals! 3 Recipes That’ll Make Your Mouth Water

Spice up Your Meals! 3 Recipes That’ll Make Your Mouth Water

Heather Shanty

January 24, 2018

If you’re looking for fun recipes, look no further! Here are three creative treats from Mercy students themselves to spice up a  regular meal. The first recipe is Analisa Gusmano’s Cinammon Roll Casserole recipe. “This recipe is a really fun one to either make on your own or with your family,”...

Meet the Meatless

Meet the Meatless

Heather Shanty, Staff

November 15, 2017

  According to a report released on September 27, 2017, some of our favorite fast foods could have more detrimental effects than we realize. This report took 25 of the biggest fast food chains in the United States and graded them on whether or not they have taken action to reduce the amount of...

Excluded Ella

Caring Clementine, Advice Columnist

February 27, 2017

  Dear Caring Clementine, I sit with people some people at lunch who I don't have classes with . They tend to talk about stuff that happened in their classes and they always have jokes and such. They are nice people but I feel really excluded. Sincerely, Excluded Ella   Dear...

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