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A Perversion of Strength

A Perversion of Strength

Maya Kempf-Harris, Editor

January 3, 2019

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

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

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...

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

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

Sara Matvey, Contributer

November 15, 2018

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

  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

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

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

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...

The Scoop on Snow and Possible White Christmas

The Scoop on Snow and Possible White Christmas

Sara Matvey, Contributer

October 29, 2018

I’m sure many of you have noticed that it has been getting very cold outside. It isn’t that cold, but compared to how hot it has been, it is freezing! Just yesterday, I was walking around in several layers and I was still cold. The most important factors for snow and for snow to stick are temperature...

Language Matters Policy Goes into Effect at Fall Dances

Language Matters Policy Goes into Effect at Fall Dances

Maya Kempf-Harris, Editor

October 24, 2018

The “Language Matters” Regulation A music regulation policy was added to the Student/Parent Handbook this year. Commonly referred to as the “Language Matters” policy, it states: “Language matters; words of all kinds matter. All those in the community must refrain from using any language that is disrespectful...

Stories from the Inside: A Review and Reflection on Ear Hustle

Stories from the Inside: A Review and Reflection on Ear Hustle

Savannah Collins, Managing Editor

October 24, 2018

Ear Hustle, a podcast co-hosted and co-produced by current San Quentin inmates Earlonne Woods and Antwan Williams, shows the outside world how important and innovative storytelling in the modern age can be.

Savanna’s Broken Record for Varsity Volleyball

Savanna’s Broken Record for Varsity Volleyball

Cassidy Roberts, Staff

October 24, 2018

Varsity’s Volleyball over the past couple weekends had played a long and heated game against Mt. Carmel. In the previous year, Mercy Volleyball has lost to them, but this year Volleyball had pulled out a victory against them. During these four sets of playing, Savanna Foertsch has broken a recor...

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