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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...

Welcoming Ms. Robinson-Brown!

Grace La Count, Author

December 10, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, School News, Showcase

This year, Mercy High has welcomed social studies teacher, Ms. Jessica Robinson-Brown. She started her teaching career at Mercy and is overjoyed to be back. “It is Magic!” she says. Ms. Robinson-Brown attended Notre Dame University in Maryland where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Politic...

Student Responses to the “Fake News” Prompt

Student Responses to the “Fake News” Prompt

Maya Kempf-Harris, Editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under Features, School News, Showcase

The “‘Fake News’ Prompt” we previously posted was given to a group of juniors in Mr. Davis’ AP Language and Composition class for responses. A sample of the responses can be found below: Ariyanna Cozart Although many want to completely rely on the media to help us stay informed and not i...

Welcoming Señor Fernandez!

Grace La Count, Author

November 12, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, School News

This year Mercy High School welcomed Spanish teacher Señor Julio Fernandez, and so far his experience has been nothing but enjoyable! Señor Fernandez previously taught at Canton Middle School in Baltimore, MD, for seventeen years and North Hartford High School in Pylesville, MD, for fourteen years. He a...

Halloween Pictures 2018

Halloween Pictures 2018

Heather Shanty, Author

November 4, 2018


Filed under School News, Showcase, Slideshow

Mercy students and staff showed out this Halloween with creative costumes like Despicable Me’s Vector, Bob Ross’s paintings, and characters from Phineas and Ferb. Check out these costumes and more below!

Language Matters Policy Goes into Effect at Fall Dances

Language Matters Policy Goes into Effect at Fall Dances

Maya Kempf-Harris, Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under School News, Showcase

The “Language Matters” Regulation A music regulation policy was added to the Student/Parent Handbook this year. Commonly referred to as the “Language Matters” policy, it states: “Language matters; words of all kinds matter. All those in the community must refrain from using any language that is disrespectful...

Welcoming Ms. Mintz!

Grace La Count, Author

October 17, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, School News

This year Mercy High School welcomed history teacher Tiara Mintz and so far her experience here has been more than magical! Ms. Mintz previously taught at the Maryland Academy of Technology and Math (MATHS) in Baltimore, MD, and the Monarch Academy in Baltimore, MD. She attended Morgan State Unive...

Club Happenings!

Club Happenings!

Savannah Collins, Co-Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Co-curriculars, School News, Showcase

At Mercy High School, we offer a multitude of clubs and after-school activities. Here are some updates on some of the clubs we have to offer, as well as some descriptions of what each club does:   Book Club "Our first Book Club meeting of the school year was on Tuesday, September 28. Du...

Welcoming Ms. Fierro!

Welcoming Ms. Fierro!

Grace La Count, Author

October 8, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, School News, Showcase

Mercy High School welcomed history teacher Ms. Denise Fierro at the beginning of this year and so far she is having a “magical” experience with us! Ms. Fierro previously taught at the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Baltimore, MD, for eight months and St. Edwards School in Los Angeles, CA, for seventeen...

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!! Here is How Much SNOW we Might Get

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!! Here is How Much SNOW we Might Get

Sara Matvey, Staff

October 1, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, School News, Showcase

If you are anything like me, after the first day of school, you are ready for a break. Between getting up early and going to sleep late I lose my mind when I don't get enough sleep. To add on to my decreased sleep hours, I recently got my first job, which I am sure my fellow Juniors and Seniors can agree...

Amerigo ‘Round The World

Amerigo ‘Round The World

Heather Shanty, Author

October 1, 2018


Filed under School News

The new Mercy division of the Amerigo program is a unique experience that allows students from around the world to partake in an American education and immerse themselves in American culture. The program extends to even after high school, as this exposure to a different education gives students increa...

Casino Homecoming Theme

Casino Homecoming Theme

Maya Kempf-Harris, Author, Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under School News, Showcase

While some students may be disheartened by the new regulations on music at dances, Student Council is hoping that one of their possible homecoming themes will convince you to still attend. On the morning of September 18, an email was sent out to the student body with a link to a homecoming theme surve...

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