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The Indifference in Women Sports

The Indifference in Women Sports

Cassidy Roberts, Staff

March 20, 2019


Filed under Athletics, School News, Showcase, Uncategorized

In the Mercy community, people have wondered why Calvert Hall College was getting their second turf field while Mercy remained with none. It is very common for men’s sports to be more recognized and praised rather than women sports. For example, the top main sports that people watch that mostly consis...

53rd Big Game

53rd Big Game

Cassidy Roberts, Staff

February 27, 2019


Filed under Athletics, Showcase, Video

The Mercy vs Institute of Notre Dame Game has been a very long tradition for our school. This game originated back in 1967, when they were the pregame for the Baltimore Bullets. The Baltimore Bullets was a basketball team we used to have, located in what is now the Royal Farms Arena. These games ...

Let’s Get Ethical!- Mercy Students Participate in the Regional Ethics Bowl

Let’s Get Ethical!- Mercy Students Participate in the Regional Ethics Bowl

Heather Shanty, Author

February 19, 2019


Filed under Features, School News, Showcase

On Saturday, February 2, the University of Baltimore held the Maryland High School Ethics Bowl. Contrary to a debate competiton, the High School Ethics Bowl is a unique opportunity for high schoolers to think deeply about pressing social issues and to work collaboratively and cordially to identify the...

Opinion: Republican Principles are Up Against the Wall

Opinion: Republican Principles are Up Against the Wall

Maya Kempf-Harris, Editor

February 13, 2019


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

After writing my last article, “A Perversion of Strength,” I thought about other ways that President Trump’s attitude toward border security has uprooted a more traditional political approach. Beyond altering the diplomatic use of the word “strength,” Trump has challenged a fundamental principl...

A Tour of Trinidadian Traditions

A Tour of Trinidadian Traditions

Kayla-Marie Cumberbatch, Staff

February 13, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase, Uncategorized

Trinidadian culture is unique as it reflects the vast cultural backgrounds of the country. Christmas is just one of the holidays that Trinibagonians look forward to each year. During the last few months of the year, Divali and the beginning of Carnival festivities create a special time that many people...

Top 5 Mood Boosting Essential Oils

Top 5 Mood Boosting Essential Oils

Sara Matvey, Contributer

February 13, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

If the gloomy days and cold weather have got  you down in the dumps I've got you covered. Using alternative ways to improve minor ailments like bruises, blemishes, headaches, colds, and cramps has been becoming more popular. Essential oils are oils that are distilled from natural plants. Believe it...

How the U.S.’s “9 to 5” Mentality is Affecting Students

How the U.S.’s “9 to 5” Mentality is Affecting Students

Savannah Collins, Managing Editor

February 11, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Going on social media apps such as Instagram or Twitter, you may stumble upon posts about "hustle". These posts often feature a picture of a luxury car or private jet with a quote about "hard work" transposed on top. These quotes may be from successful business men, such as Elon Musk or Bill Gates. Others...

Welcoming Mr. Frank!

Welcoming Mr. Frank!

Grace La Count, Author

February 4, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle, School News, Showcase

This year, Mercy High School welcomed math teacher, Mr. Jonathan Frank. So far, he loves the "school spirit at Mercy and the sense of school unity." Mr. Frank graduated with a B.A. in mathematics from Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan. He previously taught at the Washington English School, an...

Snow in Review and How to Stay Safe in the Cold

Snow in Review and How to Stay Safe in the Cold

Sara Matvey, Contributer

February 4, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized

The first major snowfall of 2019 was a success. There was, on average, about four inches of snow in Maryland. The snow bonanza didn’t end there! It went on to snow about an inch on Thursday January 17th and temperatures all weekend dipped below 10 degrees. Mercy and most other schools were all closed...

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...

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