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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Review

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Review

Savannah Collins

January 23, 2017

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story , is yet another expansion to the already colossal Star Wars universe. Serving as a prequel to previous movies, the movie's plot is the classic "hero's journey", with Jyn Erso, played by actress Felicity Jones, serving as the protagonist. The movie begins with the backgrou...

Christmas Traditions Throughout Mercy

Christmas Traditions Throughout Mercy

Sara Matvey, Staff

December 13, 2016

Mercy is known for its diversity through its cultures and races, but what about the smaller things like Christmas traditions? Christmas season is upon us and instead of eating raw cookie dough and listening to Mariah Carey nonstop, learning about Christmas traditions that our peers have and we might...

Trivia Crack

Kaitlyn Le Compte-Roy

December 5, 2016

Do you have a head full of messy facts? Do you like trivia? If someone could look at your brain, would they find a bunch of random facts hidden in there? This is pretty accurate for me. I found the perfect app for people like me, people full of random facts. This app is called Trivia Crack. In Trivia...

Eight Things To Entertain Yourself Over Break

Meg Kennedy

December 5, 2016

Are you bored? Are you procrastinating your English homework? Winter break is coming up, and we all need simple, interesting things to keep us entertained at home, so here is a list of things you can do over break. 1. Paint your nails ten different colors 2. Make friendship bracelets and keep them...

Stressing Senior

November 7, 2016

Dear Caring Clementine, I feel extremely overwhelmed and stressed out with homework and college applications. What should I do? -Stressed Senior   Dear Stressed Senior, Don't stress out too's not healthy. Time management is a real life saver. Time management skills are...

Less Stress, More Sleep

October 24, 2016

Dear Caring Clementine, I get easily distracted during my free periods and after school. I've been finishing homework around midnight. What do I do? -Sleepless Student   Dear Sleepless Student, I know how you feel. I get easily distracted too. What you should do is, during your...

5 Things I Wish I Would’ve Known My Freshman Year

5 Things I Wish I Would’ve Known My Freshman Year

October 17, 2016

1. Fitting In Isn't Important Like most freshman, I walked into mercy scared to death that I wouldn’t fit in or make any friends (a year later this sounds absolutely ridiculous since I had immediately made plenty..) This (now) stupid fear would lead me into a year of comparing myself to the girls ...

Summoning Snow

Summoning Snow

Rose Johnson, Staff

February 8, 2016

As students go about their typical school week, the possibility of a snow day is right around the corner. This week, we are expecting a few inches of snow, but to ensure this, students across the East Coast look to superstition to confirm their wishes. These superstitions begin simple, but build in silliness....

Holiday Recipes: White Chocolate Macadamia Dream Cookies

Holiday Recipes: White Chocolate Macadamia Dream Cookies

Savannah Collins, Staff

November 22, 2015

This holiday season The Shield will be featuring a series of recipes for your holiday dinners. The recipes will be featured weekly. Ingredients List: 2 sticks salted butter 2 large eggs 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 1 teaspoo...

12 Days of Waiting

Daria Ross and Samantha Maygers

December 16, 2014

        Season’s greetings, seniors! Most of those college applications have already been completed and sent in, but what is there to do now? Christmas break can be a waiting game full of wondering when the acceptance letter from that ONE college will come in the mail. The waiting game can b...

Faculty Feast

Faculty Feast

Daria Ross, Editor

November 25, 2014

Ms. Ness' Yummy, Fantastic Grilled Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast Ingredients: ¾ fresh bread crumbs ½+ low-sodium chicken broth 1 tbsp. garlic, finely chopped 2 tsp. fresh rosemary, finely chopped 2 tsp. fresh oregano, finely chopped 1 tsp. lemon zest, finely grated ½ tsp....

Busted Blockbuster

Daria Ross

October 16, 2014

This summer was the worst for movies since 1997. Summer is normally a big income season for the film industry because children are out of school and people want to escape the grueling summer heat. Summer movies usually average around $3.9 billion but ticket sales have declined by 11% this year. As cited...

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