Mercedes Pierce


Name: Mercedes Pierce
Position: Staff Writer
Graduation Year: 2021
Hi! I am a junior and this is my first year on Silver Chips Online. I enjoy reading and writing about sports and politics as well as being a dancer and a baseball fan.


Stories (14)


Blair takes a close victory over Whitman

By Mercedes Pierce | March 2, 2020, 9:51 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blazers bounced back from a rough streak to beat the Vikings in a nail-biting last regular-season game

The Blazers suffer a discouraging loss to Northwest

By Mercedes Pierce | Feb. 20, 2020, 1:18 p.m. | In Blair »

Senior night ended in disappointment for Blair as the Jaguars displayed their dominance

Proposal for two-ply toilet paper should be flushed away

By Mercedes Pierce | Feb. 16, 2020, 12:23 a.m. | In Opinions »

Montgomery County Board of Education has to decide whether to leave room for better toilet paper in the 2021 budget

Americans need to overcome subtitles

By Mercedes Pierce | Jan. 30, 2020, 9:03 a.m. | In Entertainment »

International film has been highly undervalued in the U.S. but that might be changing

The TikTok explosion

By Mercedes Pierce | Jan. 28, 2020, 1:29 p.m. | In Features »

How the social media app has mesmerized over a billion people around the world

Ready, Set, PrEP will provide free HIV-prevention pills

By Mercedes Pierce | Jan. 14, 2020, 5:45 p.m. | In News »

The new initiative gives uninsured Americans access to PrEp, aiming to end the HIV epidemic

Disney+ includes trigger warnings for certain culturally insensitive movies

By Mercedes Pierce | Dec. 10, 2019, 9:54 p.m. | In News »

Disney unrolled their new streaming service Disney+ on Nov. 12 and is already experiencing criticism . The company announced that it is including disclaimers before movies on the app that feature “outdated cultural depictions.”

Blazer spirits are high after the Nationals win it all

By Mercedes Pierce | Nov. 25, 2019, 2:02 p.m. | In Features »

Blazers celebrate D.C.’s thrilling ride to the top of Major League Baseball

The songs Blazers are enjoying this autumn

By Mercedes Pierce | Oct. 28, 2019, 4:38 p.m. | In Entertainment »

Blazers talk about their favorite songs for the season

MCPS' new wellness initiative, while commendable, has its faults

By Mercedes Pierce | Oct. 15, 2019, 2:01 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

The county’s initiative aims to address the mental and physical health of K-12 students

Blair girls' field hockey shuts out Paint Branch in close game

By Mercedes Pierce | Oct. 7, 2019, 12:36 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blazers beat the Panthers 1-0 for their sixth straight win

Nationals falter against red-hot Mets

By Mercedes Pierce | Aug. 16, 2019, 2:31 p.m. | In Professional »

This weekend was a rough start to the Nationals’ pennant race

Champions on and off the field

By Mercedes Pierce | Aug. 15, 2019, 11:51 p.m. | In Opinions »

The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team has done more than win the World Cup

“Once Upon a Time…” in Tarantino’s childhood

By Mercedes Pierce | July 30, 2019, 9:36 a.m. | In Movies »

The classic Tarantino movie’s nuanced nostalgia may be lost on some