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Saying Goodbye to Ms. Gerwin

Saying Goodbye to Ms. Gerwin

Heather Shanty, Author

May 28, 2019

From introducing mindfulness and brain breaks to being the coordinator of the Peer Educators program to being a reliable listening ear to all, Ms. Gerwin has become a friendly face in our Mercy community. After four years as our school guidance counselor, Ms. Gerwin is leaving to pursue her dream of...

Sensory Sensitivity

Grace La Count, Author

May 13, 2019

Mercy High School's first ever sophomore personal project assignment provided a unique insight into the interests and ideas of the class of 2021. One sophomore's project that really stood out was Natalie Vancura's analysis on Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). Natalie spent time working at White Oak Elementary School to help better unde...

The Sophs Get Personal: Personal Projects!

The Sophs Get Personal: Personal Projects!

Heather Shanty, Author

May 8, 2019

This past March, as part of the IB curriculum, the Sophomores had their Personal Project fair. After a year of brainstorming and research about a topic of their choosing, they were finally ready to unveil a final product that showcased their skills and achieved a clear purpose. “The purpose of the...

Class of 2019: Where to Next?

Class of 2019: Where  to Next?

Cassidy Roberts, Staff

April 29, 2019

Jaylin Ackerman- Florida A&M University Kristin Addison- Salisbury University Bria Bailey- Delaware State Julianna Baker- University of Delaware Jordan Banks- Hood College Broghan Barton- Liberty University Stephanie Berger- McDaniel College Tamrah Blanchard- McDaniel College Abigail...

Beehive!

Beehive!

Grace La Count, Author

March 25, 2019

Mercy High School's production of Beehive: the Musical was an outrageous success that had the entire audience on its feet. Featuring music by Lesley Gore, Tina Turner, Mama Cass Elliot, and countless others, Beehive will easily take you back in time to the 1960's. Each song was introduced by dialog...

Interfaith Institute: Evangelical Christianity, American Politics, and the State of Israel

Interfaith Institute: Evangelical Christianity, American Politics, and the State of Israel

Maya Kempf-Harris, Editor

March 25, 2019

On March 11, Ms. Rebecca Hogg brought eleven seniors to the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation to attend the 59th Annual Interfaith Institute. Each year, the event has a new topic relating to an interfaith issue, and this year’s topic was “Evangelical Christianity, American Politics, and the State of Isr...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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