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On the Day Before Exams, Mother Nature Gave Me…Snow?

On the Day Before Exams, Mother Nature Gave Me…Snow?

Sara Matvey, Contributer

January 11, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Yes, you read that correctly; snow is coming this Saturday and Sunday, the day before exams. The temperatures are steadily decreasing leading up to Sunday, and there is a lot of precipitation on the radar. Sounds like the perfect recipe for a good snow to me. However, the prediction isn’t for the huge...

A Perversion of Strength

A Perversion of Strength

Maya Kempf-Harris, Editor

January 3, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As I found myself scrolling through The New Yorker reading a number of new political pieces, I stumbled upon Amy Davidson Sorkin’s “Countering Trump at the Border.” I found myself oddly compelled by the first line: “President Trump has always had an odd idea of what constitutes strength.” S...

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, Showcase

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...

The Influence of Influenza: Get Your Flu Shot Now!

The Influence of Influenza: Get Your Flu Shot Now!

Heather Shanty, Author

November 19, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

Runny noses, hoarse voices, body-aches, and phlegm-filled, incessant coughs - the dreaded flu season is once again upon us. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), last year was the worst recorded flu season in 4o years, killing 80,000 and hospitalizing 900,000. This year...

“The Gateway” and the Dangers of YouTube Admiration

“The Gateway” and the Dangers of YouTube Admiration

Savannah Collins, Managing Editor

November 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

"The Gateway", hosted by reporter Jennings Brown, allows listeners to deep dive into the dark side of YouTube idolatry.

BREAKING: Snow This Week?!?!?!?

BREAKING: Snow This Week?!?!?!?

Sara Matvey, Contributer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

As I am sure you all have heard, it is supposed to snow this Thursday morning. There will definitely be some sort of precipitation, most likely sleet, on Thursday. Weather.com says that it will turn into rain as the day progresses, specifically morning snow into rain. The most exciting part (to me at...

Seven Publishing Myths

Seven Publishing Myths

Kayla-Marie Cumberbatch, Author

November 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Showcase

  Many people who love to read and write come up with new stories every day, during class, during homework, or in a dream, but most are not aware of the different methods of publishing to share their stories. Publishing is not an easy process, here are seven myths to give you a jump start ...

“Fake News” Prompt

“Fake News” Prompt

Maya Kempf-Harris, Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

The term “fake news” itself originates from authoritarian governments, and has historically been used to silence reporting in favor of state media (media outlets that are run, monitored, and filtered by governments, often at the expense of reporting truth). The term was popularized by President D...

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!

Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla

Kayla-Marie Cumberbatch, Author

October 29, 2018


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Showcase

When you think of a genius you may think of Albert Einstein or Stephen Hawking, but do you think of Nikola Tesla? The radio, x-ray, light and wireless technology are part of our everyday lives, but do you know the mind behind them? During a lightning storm in Smiljan, Croatia, Nikola Tesla was...

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