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10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Junior Year

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Junior Year

Sara Matvey, Contributer

May 23, 2019


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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...

20 Things I Learned in Senior Year

Cassidy Roberts

May 13, 2019


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Always wear your new senior sweater in the summer Make a big deal out of Ring Day; its one of the best days of senior year Make the most out of Ring Dance as well and take lots of pictures of your ring Always park through the parking spots Always try to find time for your parents; th...

Sensory Sensitivity

Grace La Count, Author

May 13, 2019


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Mercy High School's first ever sophomore personal project assignment provided a unique insight into the interests and ideas of the class of 2021. One sophomore's project that really stood out was Natalie Vancura's analysis on Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). Natalie spent time working at White Oak Elementary School to help better unde...

A Tour of Trinidadian Traditions

A Tour of Trinidadian Traditions

Kayla-Marie Cumberbatch, Staff

February 13, 2019


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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...

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


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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...

Indoor Track

January 7, 2019


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Indoor Track

January 7, 2019


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Indoor Track

January 7, 2019


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Indoor Track

January 7, 2019


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Indoor Track

January 7, 2019


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Indoor Track

January 7, 2019


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Indoor Track

January 7, 2019


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