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Stress Relief: Staying Mindful of Mindfulness

Stress Relief: Staying Mindful of Mindfulness

Heather Shanty, Author

October 24, 2018

“This school year has started off awful. It hit me like a truck. The easiest ways I turn to in order to relieve stress are just sleeping and eating. It’s a temporary fix, but sometimes, I just don’t know what else to do," says Sara Matvey '20. ”Project after project has piled up. I feel like I have no time to do ...

Club Happenings!

Club Happenings!

Savannah Collins, Co-Editor

October 17, 2018

At Mercy High School, we offer a multitude of clubs and after-school activities. Here are some updates on some of the clubs we have to offer, as well as some descriptions of what each club does:   Book Club "Our first Book Club meeting of the school year was on Tuesday, September 28. Du...

Welcoming Ms. Fierro!

Welcoming Ms. Fierro!

Grace La Count, Author

October 8, 2018

Mercy High School welcomed history teacher Ms. Denise Fierro at the beginning of this year and so far she is having a “magical” experience with us! Ms. Fierro previously taught at the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Baltimore, MD, for eight months and St. Edwards School in Los Angeles, CA, for seventeen...

Illuminae

Illuminae

Kayla-Marie Cumberbatch, Author

October 8, 2018

When reading a spectacular book, have you ever wished for it to become a movie? Well, when reading Illuminae, you’ll spend the entire time feeling like you are watching one. In Illuminae’s worlds it’s 2575. Kady Grant and Ezra Mason, two teenagers who live on the icy planet of Kerenza IV, an illegal mining colony run by the her...

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!! Here is How Much SNOW we Might Get

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!! Here is How Much SNOW we Might Get

Sara Matvey, Staff

October 1, 2018

If you are anything like me, after the first day of school, you are ready for a break. Between getting up early and going to sleep late I lose my mind when I don't get enough sleep. To add on to my decreased sleep hours, I recently got my first job, which I am sure my fellow Juniors and Seniors can agree...

Start of Field Hockey’s Season

Start of Field Hockey’s Season

Cassidy Roberts, Writer

September 28, 2018

In the past years, Field Hockey was not the leaders of their conference. Since those past years, they have came back in triumph. Field Hockey has been beating their competition from the schools; City, Harford Christian, Key, and their last win against Catholic High. Catholic High was a big competition...

Casino Homecoming Theme

Casino Homecoming Theme

Maya Kempf-Harris, Author, Editor

September 28, 2018

While some students may be disheartened by the new regulations on music at dances, Student Council is hoping that one of their possible homecoming themes will convince you to still attend. On the morning of September 18, an email was sent out to the student body with a link to a homecoming theme surve...

Summer Book Recommendations

Summer Book Recommendations

Kayla-Marie Cumberbatch, Author

May 23, 2018

Fantasy Throne of Glass – Sarah J. Maas Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone – J.K. Rowling The Lightning Thief – Rick Riordan Caraval – Stephanie Garber Rose Blood – A.G. Howard The Young Elites – Marie Lu The Lost Hero – Rick Riordan Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard City of...

Avengers: Infinity War Movie Review

Avengers: Infinity War Movie Review

Lauren Wallace, Coordinating Editor

May 23, 2018

“We're in the end game, now.” ----Spoilers Ahead---- Ten years ago, in 2008, Marvel released the first of three films in the Iron Man sequence. Becoming a box office hit of 585.2 million dollars, Iron Man set a new standard on the heights a superhero movie could reach, with a fresh and exc...

An Interview with Bad Habit

An Interview with Bad Habit

Savannah Collins, Coordinating Editor

May 21, 2018

On Friday May 11, I sat down with Baltimore area band, Bad Habit. Of the groups four members, I got to speak with three: Joe Sullivan (Guitar,Vocals), Sam Strauser (Drums, Vocals), and Matt Goetz (Guitar). Unfortunately, the group's bass player Zef Zulty could not attend. Here's how it went: What genre o...

Interview with Linda Joy Burke

Interview with Linda Joy Burke

Julia Shovan, Author

May 16, 2018

“Everybody is being very innovative, but we forget that while we’re trying to tear people down and destroy.” says Linda Joy Burke: a performance poet, writer, percussionist and picture maker. Linda Joy is a 2002 Distinguished Black Marylander Award recipient for Art from Towson University’s Off...

Smoothies and Milkshakes to Make Your Summer Sweet

Smoothies and Milkshakes to Make Your Summer Sweet

Heather Shanty, Author

May 14, 2018

Are you looking for new smoothies and milkshakes to quench your thirst? Here are four healthy- and maybe not so healthy- recipes to satisfy your summertime cravings. Cinnamon Bun Milkshake: a twist on the common breakfast food 1 cup of milk 5 or 6 ice cubes 1/8th teaspoon of vanilla extr...

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