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Let’s Get Ethical!- Mercy Students Participate in the Regional Ethics Bowl

Let’s Get Ethical!- Mercy Students Participate in the Regional Ethics Bowl

Heather Shanty, Author

February 19, 2019


Filed under Features, School News, Showcase

On Saturday, February 2, the University of Baltimore held the Maryland High School Ethics Bowl. Contrary to a debate competiton, the High School Ethics Bowl is a unique opportunity for high schoolers to think deeply about pressing social issues and to work collaboratively and cordially to identify the...

Welcoming Mr. Frank!

Welcoming Mr. Frank!

Grace La Count, Author

February 4, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle, School News, Showcase

This year, Mercy High School welcomed math teacher, Mr. Jonathan Frank. So far, he loves the "school spirit at Mercy and the sense of school unity." Mr. Frank graduated with a B.A. in mathematics from Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan. He previously taught at the Washington English School, an...

Club Happenings for the Month of December!

Club Happenings for the Month of December!

Savannah Collins, Managing Editor

December 19, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Co-curriculars, School News

Environmental Club "In Environmental Club we meet once a month to discuss environmental issues. We talk about oceans, pollution and so much more involving the environment. Members of the club bring up these issues and create power points and Kahoots to explain their environmental topic so others ...

Snow Day, Snow Yay: How Mercy’s Administration Decides on our Snow Days

December 17, 2018


Filed under School News

The eleven greatest words in an email: "Mercy High School will be closed today due to inclement weather." Do you want to learn more about how administration makes the decision? Keep reading to  find out! I sat down with Ms. Mary Ella Marion, Dean of Students, to find out more about the behind the...

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

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...

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