Why Red and Green for Christmas?

Why are the Christmas colours RED and GREEN? GREEN Evergreen plants like Holly, Ivy and Mistletoe have been used for thousands of years to decorate and brighten up buildings during the long dark winter. They also reminded people that spring would come and that winter...

Unsolved Mysteries: Australian Edition

By Ariyana Hossain, year 11 In honour of the Mary Word’s Halloween Edition for 2017 and the season three premiere of Buzzfeed Unsolved, here is a list of some of Australia’s most perplexing unsolved mysteries. Old Melbourne Gaol Built in 1840, The Old Melbourne Gaol...

History of the Jack O’ Lantern

By Lecquia Chang, Year 11 Do these look familiar?   Yes, it’s the classic Halloween ornament- the Jack O’ Lantern. Every October, pumpkin picking season takes place (typically in the northern hemisphere) for pumpkins to be carved into ghoulish faces and...

5 Most Chilling Murder Mysteries

The world is a truly TERRIFYING place-seriously, even writing this article gave me the shivers. So, in the spirit of all thinks spooky and scary, here are the 5 creepiest and freakiest murder cases EVER that are 100% guaranteed to give you nightmares (and if they...

The River

By Nicola Rakuljic, Year 9 Are ghosts real? Are there truly souls trapped to this world after they die? Can the people still alive on this earth communicate with these spirits? Well, no not really. Science proves that ghosts can’t be real. Right? No one can see...

The Mary Word Newspaper

What is the Mary Word? The Mary Word is a student-run online newspaper that anyone can be a part of! We meet every week to discuss ideas, put into implementation within the next issue. It is a great way to cultivate writing skills or a passion that already exists....
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