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Advice from a Senior

Advice from a Senior

Sara Matvey, Editor

May 23, 2020

Senior year is supposed to be legendary. I guess you can say that mine was. While it was far from perfect, I still managed to enjoy my senior year, even without Field Day. Here is what I wish I knew before senior year and some advice. College decisions aren't easy for everyone. I am not the best person to speak about thi...

Wrapping Up the Year…55 Years Ago

June 1, 1965 edition

Heather Shanty, Editor

May 20, 2020

Here’s a look at one of the last editions of the Shield during Mercy’s 1965 school year. For more Shield throwbacks, click here. The Shield staff wishes that you all have a great rest of the school year and a great summer!    ...

How College Students and Mercy Girls are Coping with COVID-19

How College Students and Mercy Girls are Coping with COVID-19

Kelley Scott, Author

April 29, 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, school has moved online, and our normal lifestyles have changed dramatically. Anxiety has risen due to the uncertainty of the current situation, and boredom has filled the minds of all students. Despite these changes, students have become familiar with new hobbies and...

Coronavirus: Social Distancing and Anxiety

Coronavirus: Social Distancing and Anxiety

Emily Fitz-Patrick, Author

April 26, 2020

If you go to Giant, Food Lion, Costco, or wherever you get your groceries, you’ll notice that empty shelves which used to be overflowing with toilet paper are now empty. You’ll notice that milk, eggs, and other staples are now gone from stores. People line up in crowds just to get into grocery stores...

Seven Things to Do While You’re Stuck at Home

Seven Things to Do While You're Stuck at Home

Sara Matvey, Editor

April 5, 2020

With COVID-19 keeping us all indoors, one thing we can all relate to is the copious amount of daily boredom. Here are 10 different and exciting things to do while you're stuck at home. 1. Craft Craft stores may be closed, but you can still spend some time crafting. The first option is to use househ...

“What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?” by Mercy’s Humanities Teachers (Pt. 2!)

Heather Shanty, Editor

March 23, 2020

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” is among the most popular questions asked by relatives, strangers, and relatives who may as well have been strangers, alike. Having had a rehearsed answer since I was able to talk, I could still never meet this question without an inkling of apprehension....

“What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?” By Mercy’s STEM Teachers (Pt. 1!)

Heather Shanty, Editor

March 23, 2020

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” is among the most popular questions asked by relatives, strangers, and relatives who may as well have been strangers, alike. Having had a rehearsed answer since I was able to talk, I could still never meet this question without an inkling of apprehension....

On This Day in History…

March 23, 1964 edition

Heather Shanty, Editor

March 23, 2020

Check out what Mercy’s students were up on March 23, 1964— 56 years ago on this day! For more throwbacks from The Shield, click here.    

Parasite – A Modern Classic

Parasite - A Modern Classic

Olivia Barry, Author

March 18, 2020

On February 9, 2020, Bong Joon Ho's Parasite made history as the first foreign film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture; needless to say, it was well deserved. There has not been a single moment that I haven't thought about this movie since I first saw it this past November. Every frame, every wo...

Sharenting: Where Is The Line?

Sharenting: Where Is The Line?

Meg Kennedy, Staff

March 18, 2020

"Sharenting," or oversharing your child's life on social media, has become more and more of an issue as our years online grow. We all have that family member known to share every second of their child's lives on Facebook or Instagram, but many of the these parents are unaware of the dangers of oversharing...

Lance Submissions 2020

Lance Submissions 2020

Meg Kennedy, Staff

March 11, 2020

The Lance Staff is now accepting submissions for poetry, creative non-fiction, fiction, and art pieces for the 2020 edition of Mercy's literary magazine The Lance. Throughout the next few weeks, we will be sending out prompts for writing submissions through email, posting them in English classrooms, as...

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