Nebraska Crossing Outlet Mall
Monday, May 12th, 2014

The outlet mall is so much fun! I went out there a while ago with my dad to buy some things and ended up buying Christmas presents for my mom, sister, and brother- all of it being unplanned. It’s amazing to be able to visit stores with mass amounts of your favorite products; especially since they almost always have what you want in stock. I always love going to the Nike outlet- being an athlete and all- and looking at socks and shorts. I bought my brother a few pairs of socks for Christmas from there and he absolutely loved  »

Mission Week 2014

Mission Week 2014
Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Mercy students receive beyond excellent educations and make memories that last a lifetime. So, why shouldn’t every child be so lucky? In Sudan, poverty and lack of education is a serious problem that many Mercy schools in the United States are trying to solve through mission week. Mission week is a whole school week dedicated to raising money for a worthy cause. Last year the money went to building a school in South Sudan and this year it went to furnishing said school.             The money is raised in many ways, one of the biggest being siesta or student fiesta.  »

Spring Break
Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Spring break could not come at a better time. These past few weeks have been jammed full of tests, papers, and projects. My plans for spring break are not much more exciting than these past two weeks. Like most teenagers, I have a job. Due to extracurricular activities, I only work once a week. I am currently broke and I need to make money. I have decided to work all spring break. Right now it seems like a good idea, but in a week, during spring break, I do not think I will have the same thoughts. Even though I  »

April Fool’s Day Pranks
Thursday, April 10th, 2014

The best April Fool’s joke that I remember from my childhood was from my father. It was an early Saturday morning, and my father invited my siblings and I to a concert. This concert was from one of my favorite artists. We were very excited. He strongly insisted that we wear a yellow t-shirt. This was odd, but we were too excited to pay attention. He drove to a park, one far from our home. He stopped the car and got out. We were confused, but also got out of the car. Smiling, he said, “We aren’t here for a  »

A Teenage Driving Experience
Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Driving is interesting, to say the least. My first experience driving was on Thanksgiving of last year. We were at my grandparents’ house out in the country, and I had been nagging my parents to let me try and drive. So they finally agreed to let me, since there was no one on the roads for me to crash into. It was extremely exciting to be sitting behind the wheel, but after that it was rather scary. Cars, as it turns out, are very touchy and the gas pedal has no push back what so ever. I think a butterfly  »

Students Utilize Social Media

Students Utilize Social Media
Monday, March 17th, 2014

It is no question that social media has a huge impact on the lives of high school students everywhere. Students tend to spend a lot of their time on websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, and Instagram.  All of these websites not only allow students to communicate with others, but they allow them to express themselves in ways that they might not be able to in person. Personally, I find myself leaning towards websites like Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram. Twitter is a great way to communicate with your friends because of the amount of people that use it daily.  »

A Lenten Reflection
Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Lent is often times viewed as a bitter sweet time for Catholics. On one hand Lent means that Spring is coming and the weather is starting to get better. For students it is also the time where the end of the year is within reach. On the other hand Lent is a time of sacrifice, and it is hard to look forward to a sacrifice. The big question every year at Lent is, “What are you going to give up?” I always have a hard time deciding what to give up, but this year I had an exceptionally hard time.  »

Students Celebrate Catholic Schools Week

Students Celebrate Catholic Schools Week
Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Since I am a freshman, this is the first time I got to spend Catholic School’s Week with Mercy. Each day of Catholic School’s Week there was something special. On Monday we had a casual day and the teachers put on a skit telling the students what we’d be doing each day to celebrate. On Tuesday the teachers all made desserts to eat for lunch. On Wednesday the teachers were able to pick their favorite songs. During passing periods a few songs were played and at the end of the day there was a contest on who knew which song  »

Celebrating Valentine’s Day

Celebrating Valentine’s Day
Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Valentine’s Day has always been a special holiday for me. It became one of my favorite days in grade school because my classmates and I would create small Valentine’s Day boxes, decorated in red and pink construction paper, and proceed to hand out as many Valentine’s as humanly possible to anyone who would take them. Since coming to Mercy, I have realized that no matter where you are, Valentine’s Day is celebrated with that exact same amount of excitement and vigor. At Mercy, the student body was encouraged to dress down in pink, red or white to support Project Rachel  »

FIESTA Fun for Student Volunteers

FIESTA Fun for Student Volunteers
Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Working FIESTA was equivalent to attempting to accomplish a long-term goal. It was challenging, difficult, but most of all amazing to be a part of. Initially, at first glance I was certainly overwhelmed. “What if I spill his coffee or drop plates on the ground” were all questions ravaging through my mind. Although, trying to serve dinner while making sure the guests were satisfied with their drinks was demanding, it was truly an unforgettable experience. It gave me insight on what working a real job would be like in the future and I’m grateful to be given such a wonderful  »