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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...

Update on Trump’s Impeachment and Where Prosecutors Fell Short

Update on Trump’s Impeachment and Where Prosecutors Fell Short

Sara Matvey, Editor

March 11, 2020

Since the impeachment inquiry began in September of this year, an abundance of new information has come forward. There were many hearings from key players in the case, which is where many believe the case fell short. During the first round of hearings, which began in mid-October, The House of Representatives,...

Media Bias in the Modern World

Media Bias in the Modern World

Meg Kennedy, Author

December 9, 2019

As we grow into young adults in a world brimming with information, it becomes less about the search for knowledge and more about the sort. Try to type a random topic into Google. You will find thousands if not millions of resources available at your fingertips; however, choosing the right resource be...

Impeachment Free Response

Sara Matvey, Editor

October 9, 2019

Impeachment is defined as calling into question the integrity or validity of someone or something. Recently a congressional inquiry for the impeachment of President Donald Trump has begun. Speaker Nancy Pelosi initiated the inquiry after information was released regarding national security. In sho...

Opinion: Honest about Lying

Opinion: Honest about Lying

Maya Kempf-Harris, Editor

May 23, 2019

As pointed out in a CNN editorial recently, a common defense for inaccurate information from the White House is the idea that “all politicians lie”—that is, because it is thought that no politician is entirely truthful, telling falsehoods is to be expected. But does this make it okay? There was...

College Application Advice from a Senior

College Application Advice from a Senior

Maya Kempf-Harris, Editor

May 13, 2019

After going through a long and involved college process myself, I decided to compile the kind of list I wish I'd had when I began my college search and decision journey. While some of the headers may seem obvious, I would still recommend reading the information below each header to give you some more...

The Indifference in Women Sports

The Indifference in Women Sports

Cassidy Roberts, Staff

March 20, 2019

In the Mercy community, people have wondered why Calvert Hall College was getting their second turf field while Mercy remained with none. It is very common for men’s sports to be more recognized and praised rather than women sports. For example, the top main sports that people watch that mostly consis...

Opinion: Republican Principles are Up Against the Wall

Washington Post

Maya Kempf-Harris, Editor

February 13, 2019

After writing my last article, “A Perversion of Strength,” I thought about other ways that President Trump’s attitude toward border security has uprooted a more traditional political approach. Beyond altering the diplomatic use of the word “strength,” Trump has challenged a fundamental principl...

How the U.S.’s “9 to 5” Mentality is Affecting Students

How the U.S.'s

Savannah Collins, Managing Editor

February 11, 2019

Going on social media apps such as Instagram or Twitter, you may stumble upon posts about "hustle". These posts often feature a picture of a luxury car or private jet with a quote about "hard work" transposed on top. These quotes may be from successful business men, such as Elon Musk or Bill Gates. Others...

A Perversion of Strength

A Perversion of Strength

Maya Kempf-Harris, Editor

January 3, 2019

As I found myself scrolling through The New Yorker reading a number of new political pieces, I stumbled upon Amy Davidson Sorkin’s “Countering Trump at the Border.” I found myself oddly compelled by the first line: “President Trump has always had an odd idea of what constitutes strength.” S...

Mercy’s Fundraiser- All in Good Fun?

Mercy’s Fundraiser- All in Good Fun?

Heather Shanty, Author

December 11, 2018

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

Savannah Collins, Managing Editor

November 19, 2018

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

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