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An Attitude of Gratitude

An Attitude of Gratitude

Emily Fitz-Patrick, Author

November 18, 2019

Reader, Today we're taking a look at gratitude--the ancient language of happiness. From early humans to current ones, gratitude has shaped the mentality of so many people in countless positive ways. Recently, psychologists have taken an interest in how gratitude can change lives. From "gratitude journals,"...

Fabulous Failure

Fabulous Failure

Emily Fitz-Patrick, Author

November 18, 2019

You're probably wondering why I titled this article "Fabulous Failure," when no one wants to fail. Failing means that correction and revision need to be made. Sometimes it's easy to deal with failure, when you're practicing a sport two days before the game, and you can't seem to get the ball in the goal--but...

November Club Happenings!

November Club Happenings!

Heather Shanty, Editor

November 13, 2019

Ensemble Players- “We’re playing Christmas music at Savage Mill Mall on December 1 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Feel free to come on down to support us! We’re also continuing to prepare for the Christmas concert on December 19 and 20.” - Sara Matvey ‘20, president of the Ensemble Players. Madrigals- “We’re getting ...

“Act So Final” by Makaela Tracey

“Act So Final” by Makaela Tracey

Meg Kennedy, Author

November 6, 2019

Senior Makaela Tracey has been writing in her free time for many years, using it to find her voice and tell her story and the stories of others, especially when it comes to social justice. Starting back in her freshman year, Makaela began looking into social justice. She explored documentaries and tv...

2019 Halloween Bonanza!

2019 Halloween Bonanza!

Kelley Scott, Author

November 6, 2019

Here are some of the best costumes from the Halloween dress down day 2019! Visit Mercy high school's Facebook account (@mercyhighschoolbaltimore) or Instagram account (@mercybaltimore) to see more pictures from the day!...

Impeachment Responses

Impeachment Responses

Sara Matvey, Editor

November 4, 2019

  The impeachment prompt was given to Social Studies classes for responses. Below is the prompt, my answer to the prompt, and selected student responses. Do you support the impeachment of President Donald Trump or not? Why? Based on the definition of impeachment, do you think that the House of Represe...

Before the Curtain Opens: Behind the Scenes of Steel Magnolias

Before the Curtain Opens: Behind the Scenes of Steel Magnolias

Heather Shanty, Editor

November 4, 2019

On the weekend of October 25, Mercy’s Footlighters put on a modern take on the 1987 classic Steel Magnolias, a play that follows a group of six women— Truvy, M’Lynn, Shelby, Annelle, Ouiser, and Clairee— as they deal with the tribulations of relationships, growing older, health scares, and the ...

Introducing Dr. Sullivan!

Introducing Dr. Sullivan!

Heather Shanty, Editor

November 4, 2019

Meet one of the many new additions to this year’s teaching staff, Dr. John Sullivan! Dr. Sullivan comes to Mercy with teaching experience from Georgia Southern University, Georgia State, and Spellman college. Equipped with a PhD in Religion and a Masters in Religious Studies, Dr. Sullivan teaches American...

Joker – The Failure of A Social Commentary

Joker – The Failure of A Social Commentary

Olivia Barry, Author

November 4, 2019

Since the trailer for Todd Phillips' Joker arrived in April, fervent comic book fans and film buffs alike have been buzzing with anticipation for the movie adaptation of origin story of the infamous Batman villain. For the past few weeks, the talk around Joker has been inescapable. Despite opening t...

Managing General Anxiety

Managing General Anxiety

Emily Fitz-Patrick, Author

October 30, 2019

"That candle I had going before bed, did I blow it out before falling asleep?" I ask myself, half asleep. I would wake up multiple times during the night, checking the candle and asking the same question. Do you ever wonder, "is it normal?" Getting nervous before soccer games, and throwing up ten minutes...

Baby Boomers and The Future of Gen-Z

Baby Boomers and The Future of Gen-Z

Emily Fitz-Patrick, Author

October 30, 2019

Greta Thunberg becomes an icon and inspiration to teenagers. The digital age takes hold, trapping youth in an obsessive phone checking, ungrounding, anxiety provoking world. Safety is compromised. There is almost a sense of being watched or tracked at all times. News outlets permeate every corner of...

The 2020 Winter Forecast has Arrived!

The 2020 Winter Forecast has Arrived!

Kelley Scott, Author

October 28, 2019

It may only be October, but winter is just around the corner. So far, North Dakota has been hit with a major snow storm. The National Weather Service recorded that up to 30 inches of snow had fallen as of October 12. What a way to start fall! As for the rest of the United States, winter will not of...

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