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20 Things I Learned in Senior Year

Cassidy Roberts

May 13, 2019

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

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

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

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...

Poetry Prompt for the Week of 11/26

Maggie Burnham, Editor of The Lance

November 26, 2018

November 26, 2018 Every other week, The Lance will be posting a writing prompt to The Shield’s “poetry corner.” Responses to these prompts could be featured in The Lance itself, or they may be brought to a writer’s workshop. The next writer’s workshop for The Lance is to be announced! Kee...

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...

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...

Poetry Prompt for the Week of 9/24

Poetry Prompt for the Week of 9/24

Maggie Burnham

September 18, 2018

Every other week, The Lance will be posting a writing prompt to The Shield’s “poetry corner.” Responses to these prompts could be featured in The Lance itself, or they may be brought to a writer’s workshop. The first writer’s workshop for The Lance is on October 4 in room 104. This week...

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...

Annual Father’s Club Basketball Game

Annual Father’s Club Basketball Game

Kayla-Marie Cumberbatch, Author

February 12, 2018

On Sunday, January 28th, the annual Father’s club basketball game between the fathers of students of Mercy and The Institute of Norte Dame took place. The two teams fought their hardest for the win, but sadly the father’s of IND took the win this year. With more planning and practices, I’m confident...

Twin Day Pictures Spirit Week 2018

Twin Day Pictures Spirit Week 2018

Meg Kennedy & Julia Shovan, Staff

January 31, 2018

In order to celebrate Spirit Week and The Big Game this Friday, the Mercy community picked out their favorite matching outfits and dressed like a friend. Here are some pictures from Twin Day 2018!

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