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Opinion: Republican Principles are Up Against the Wall

Opinion: Republican Principles are Up Against the Wall

Maya Kempf-Harris, Editor

February 13, 2019


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

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 “9 to 5” Mentality is Affecting Students

Savannah Collins, Managing Editor

February 11, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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


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

"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...

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