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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...

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Junior Year

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Junior Year

Sara Matvey, Contributer

May 23, 2019

Junior year was hard and my classmates and classes above us all agree. One of the most important years of high school in conjunction with generally harder classes is a recipe for disaster, but if you go in ready, it won’t be. Here are 10 tips to make your junior year great 1. Get AP and SAT/ACT...

Opinion: Honest about Lying

Opinion: Honest about Lying

Maya Kempf-Harris, Editor

May 23, 2019

As pointed out in a CNN editorial recently, a common defense for inaccurate information from the White House is the idea that “all politicians lie”—that is, because it is thought that no politician is entirely truthful, telling falsehoods is to be expected. But does this make it okay? There was...

20 Things You Should Know For Sophomore Year

20 Things You Should Know For Sophomore Year

Kayla-Marie Cumberbatch, Author

May 22, 2019

  As my sophomore year comes to a close, I have taken time to reflect and come up with a list of twenty things that upcoming sophomores should know. Sophomore year has been the hardest and most stressful year of my education, thus far. Throughout the year I have gained new knowledge on what not...

College Application Advice from a Senior

College Application Advice from a Senior

Maya Kempf-Harris, Editor

May 13, 2019

After going through a long and involved college process myself, I decided to compile the kind of list I wish I'd had when I began my college search and decision journey. While some of the headers may seem obvious, I would still recommend reading the information below each header to give you some more...

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...

Things Unseen

Things Unseen

Kayla-Marie Cumberbatch, Staff

May 8, 2019

Hosted by Mercy High School on May 2nd and organized by senior Kristin Rekus, who’s art was also featured in the show, the Things Unseen art show displayed a number of pieces that have been submitted by the students. The pieces displayed included collages, drawings, paintings, photography, and prints. All...

Quitting the Social Media that Makes You Unhappy

Quitting the Social Media that Makes You Unhappy

Savannah Collins, Managing Editor

May 6, 2019

Unlike most of my friends, I was not very exposed to social media in my middle school years, mostly due to the decision my parents made about allowing me to use it. Later, in my high school years, I made some executive decisions regarding my use of the internet. I made a SnapChat and an Instagram during...

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...

Global Warming is Real

Global Warming is Real

Sara Matvey, Contributer

April 10, 2019

Global warming, we have all heard it but no one really knows what it means. Is global warming only when temperatures rise or general temperature change? Is it the same as climate change? What effect does it have on us? Will cars be banned to reduce emissions? Will the world end? These are all common...

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...

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