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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...

Seniors Before Sweaters

Savannah Collins, Co-Editor

September 27, 2018


Filed under Features, School News, Slideshow

With Senior Unity Week under way, we at the Shield would like to take a trip down memory lane. Here's a gallery of the Class of 2019 before they were the seniors we know today!

College Life: Interview with Grace Rappazzo

College Life: Interview with Grace Rappazzo

Julia Shovan, Author

March 5, 2018


Filed under School News, Showcase

This year, the shield staff decided to begin a SoundCloud podcast. In December, I talked to 2017 graduate Grace Rappazzo about her experience as a freshman year college student. Here is a transcript of my interview with her. Feel free to read along while you listen at https://soundcloud.com/user-121033327 JS: Hi everyone, my name is Julia Shovan, I’m a senio...

Mercy’s Robotics Team… Yes, We Have One!

Mercy’s Robotics Team…           Yes, We Have One!

Sara Matvey, Staff

March 5, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Co-curriculars, Showcase

This year Ms. Melinda Johnson started Mercy’s newest club, the Robotics Team. Robotics meets on Mondays after school until 4:30. The Robotics Team’s room is 218 B. The room is filled with partially made robots and parts. The floor has a metal arena filled with foam balls that fully built and pro...

Annual Father’s Club Basketball Game

Annual Father’s Club Basketball Game

Kayla-Marie Cumberbatch, Author

February 12, 2018


Filed under School News, Showcase, Uncategorized

On Sunday, January 28th, the annual Father’s club basketball game between the fathers of students of Mercy and The Institute of Norte Dame took place. The two teams fought their hardest for the win, but sadly the father’s of IND took the win this year. With more planning and practices, I’m confident...

Twin Day Pictures Spirit Week 2018

Twin Day Pictures Spirit Week 2018

Meg Kennedy & Julia Shovan, Staff

January 31, 2018


Filed under Athletics, Features, Lifestyle, School News, Uncategorized

In order to celebrate Spirit Week and The Big Game this Friday, the Mercy community picked out their favorite matching outfits and dressed like a friend. Here are some pictures from Twin Day 2018!

Hack into What Women in Technology Students are Up To

Hack into  What Women in Technology Students are Up To

Sara Matvey, Guest Contributor

December 6, 2017


Filed under Clubs & Co-curriculars

Women in Technology (WIT) is one of four special programs at Mercy,  and it has been at Mercy for about five years. Previously, WIT has not had a huge presence within our school, but all of this is making a change for the better. The new director of WIT and IT, Ms. Melinda Johnson, is helping students...

Poetry Assembly

Poetry Assembly

Meg Kennedy, Staff

November 27, 2017


Filed under Arts, Poetry Corner, School News, Uncategorized

Four of our own Mercy girls were selected last Tuesday, November 7th, to read their own poetry at our inaugural Poetry Assembly. We began the assembly with a poem from each girl: Meg Kennedy ‘20, Olivia Barry ‘20, Blen Mulugeta ‘20, and Julia Shovan ‘18. We then heard from Ms. Lynne Spigelmire...

Project Lead the Way

Project Lead the Way

Kayla-Marie Cumberbatch, Author

November 15, 2017


Filed under School News

Project Lead the Way is a nonprofit STEM program that allows students to apply science, technology, and engineering and problem-solving skills to real life situations. The program's unique curriculum is open to students from middle to high school and provides them with opportunities to learn, create, and co...

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