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Mercy’s Fundraiser- All in Good Fun?

Mercy’s Fundraiser- All in Good Fun?

Heather Shanty, Author

December 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion, School News, Showcase

Though students, alumnae, staff, and outsiders supporters alike are bound together through contributing to the Mercy cause, many of our school happenings yield various opinions- Mercy’s annual fundraiser being no exception. "I have been in Catholic schools all my life, and every one of them had...

“The Gateway” and the Dangers of YouTube Admiration

“The Gateway” and the Dangers of YouTube Admiration

Savannah Collins, Managing Editor

November 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

"The Gateway", hosted by reporter Jennings Brown, allows listeners to deep dive into the dark side of YouTube idolatry.

Stories from the Inside: A Review and Reflection on Ear Hustle

Stories from the Inside: A Review and Reflection on Ear Hustle

Savannah Collins, Managing Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Ear Hustle, a podcast co-hosted and co-produced by current San Quentin inmates Earlonne Woods and Antwan Williams, shows the outside world how important and innovative storytelling in the modern age can be.

Student Viewpoints

Student Viewpoints

September 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Check Out the Latest From Opinion! Avengers: Infinity War Movie Review • Lauren Wallace 5/23 Cinder • Kayla-Marie Cumberbatch 5/8 Sports on the Shield: Two Student Perspectives on the Orioles • Savannah Collins and Kaitlyn Le-Compte Roy 4/18  ...

Avengers: Infinity War Movie Review

Avengers: Infinity War Movie Review

Lauren Wallace, Coordinating Editor

May 23, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Opinion, Showcase

“We're in the end game, now.” ----Spoilers Ahead---- Ten years ago, in 2008, Marvel released the first of three films in the Iron Man sequence. Becoming a box office hit of 585.2 million dollars, Iron Man set a new standard on the heights a superhero movie could reach, with a fresh and exc...

Cinder

Cinder

Kayla-Marie Cumberbatch, Author

May 8, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Opinion, Showcase

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,...

Sports on The Shield: Two Student Perspectives’ on the Orioles

Sports on The Shield: Two Student Perspectives’ on the Orioles

Savannah Collins and Kaitlyn Le Compte Roy

April 18, 2018


Filed under Athletics, Opinion, Showcase

The Baltimore Orioles have recently begun their 2018 season. The beginning of this season has produced many opinions from the fans. Fortunately, The Shield happens to have two major Orioles fans on their staff, Kaitlyn Le Compte Roy and Savannah Collins. Here are their perspectives on the season so far. Kaitlyn So far, this season...

A Knife of Never Letting Go

A Knife of Never Letting Go

Kayla-Marie Cumberbatch, Author

March 14, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Opinion, Showcase

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...

Baltimore, Amazon, and the Problem of Succumbing to Large Corporations

Baltimore, Amazon, and the Problem of Succumbing to Large Corporations

Savannah Collins, Coordinating Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

This year, hundreds of cities across the US applied to be the location of Amazon's new headquarters, HQ2. These cities included Raleigh, North Carolina; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and, our home, Baltimore Maryland. Baltimore, already the location of an Amazon warehouse, offered the corporation incentives...

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry

Kayla-Marie Cumberbatch, Author

January 24, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

Elsa is a seven-year-old girl who is not like the typical seven year old. Her grandmother is a seventy years old and crazy. Not only is she the neighbourhood crazy lady, she is Elsa’s best and only friend. But when her grandmother dies, she seeks refuge in the Land-of Almost- Awake, the imaginar...

A Look Back: The Homecoming Date Debacle

A Look Back: The Homecoming Date Debacle

Maya Kempf-Harris, Author

December 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

On October 13th, 2017, Mercy High School Baltimore held its third annual homecoming dance. The theme was Friday the Thirteenth, and many of the girls were looking forward to a night spent dancing and having fun with their friends. The morning of the day of the dance, an email was sent out to students...

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: A Sixteen-Year-Old’s Review from a Ten-Year-Old’s Perspective

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: A Sixteen-Year-Old’s Review from a Ten-Year-Old’s Perspective

Maya Kempf-Harris, Author

December 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

When I first read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, I could not fathom how a single book could contain the wonders of the Wizarding World. The intricacies of the ever-evolving plot, the simplistically powerful diction, and the quickly-developed depth of characters was far beyond that of anythi...

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