Echoes of Carmel

Accepted and Anxious

Czarlyn Ria Trinidad, Staff Member

April 28, 2017

Making decisions is hard, and making lifelong decisions is even harder. Choosing a college to attend is one of the most difficult decisions that teenagers have to face. On top of the stress of classes, rocky relationships, and part-time jobs, more stress is added to the lives of many teenagers trying to c...

Honor Society Inductions: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

Honor Society Inductions: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

Brittney Giardina, Editor-in-chief

April 28, 2017

Mount Carmel Academy is an academically rigorous school, and to make it through to graduation is a feat unto itself. But to do so while being in an honor society that has countless other requirements and qualifications is truly something worth celebrating. “I would say that it is challenging to be ...

A Talk From A Bishop: Paul Tighe

Erin Fortier, Editor

April 28, 2017

Bishop Paul Tighe came to visit the Mount Carmel students earlier this month. He is a part of Pope Francis’ council, and he focuses on how to get religion more involved in social media. While giving his talk, Bishop Tighe discussed the effects social media has on our generation. He said that we should...

Mission Drive highlights spirit of giving

Brittney Giardina, Editor-in-chief

March 31, 2017

Every year the Christian Life Community, a club dedicated to service, sponsors the Mission Drive in order to raise money for Carmelite missions. “The money sent to Timor-Leste and developing countries is used to build wells to supply communities with clean water, provide meals for families, and...

A Celebration of Generations

Kathryn Burke, Staff Member

March 31, 2017

Each year Mount Camel holds its annual Grandparents’ Day Mass which allows for Mount Carmel students to celebrate the gift of family and the special relationship shared between a grandparent and grandchild. At this event, students and their grandparents are able to recall the wisdom of their ancestors t...

Echoes editor reflects on March for Life

Echoes editor reflects on March for Life

Kelli Banta, Staff Member

March 8, 2017

On January 24, 2017, 49 students traveled to Washington DC to participate in the 44th annual March for Life Rally. Being able to participate in this event for five years has truly made a difference in my life. I was always Pro - Life; however, I never understood the whole meaning behind it until my firs...

Black History Month: It’s Time

Brittney Giardina, Editor-in-chief

February 24, 2017

February, the shortest month of the year, is full of many celebrations, Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras included. But, it is also a month that honors a group of people who have been marginalized for so long--African Americans. “We have, as a community, been positively contributing to the su...

OPINION: Thank a yearbook member

Brittney Giardina, Editor-in-chief

February 24, 2017

We all await the day when we receive our beloved yearbooks. We can’t wait to flip through the pages in an attempt to find ourselves and relive some memories. We groan through the panel pages where we find our school photo that we hate and have hated since we got our school ID’s. Or we experience...

MCA students get Royal Treatment

Erin Fortier, Editor

February 24, 2017

Note: Were you royalty for a Mardi Gras krewe or for another New Orleans area parade group this year but are not in this story? Send your info to [email protected] so we can feature you too.   “Hey Mister” is a common phrase you will hear while walking the streets of New Orleans during...

Galentine’s Day: the Not so National National Holiday

Mariah Gale, Staff Member

February 24, 2017

Many students find themselves without a significant other on the pink heart-infested holiday known as Valentine’s Day. Our generation of girls are no longer concerned with finding a boy to complete them because they know that they are whole by themselves, and they are celebrating their single status...

Junior Retreat Reflection

Abby Alonzo, Staff Member

February 24, 2017

Life changing isn’t the word. Mount Carmel Academy’s Junior Retreat was a spectacular experience that included many laughs, tears, and hugs! The theme “Friendship” was fitting, as junior year is a year of forming lifelong bonds. Trust in our friends, trust in ourselves, and trust in our almighty God a...

Squeaky Clean: Soap Making for a Charity

Squeaky Clean: Soap Making for a Charity

Czarlyn Trinidad, Staff Member

February 24, 2017

Combining both the drive to create beauty and the drive to preserve beauty, National Art Honor Society and EcoCubs have collaborated to help make soap for charity. This project came about when Mr. Stevens, one of the moderators of EcoCubs, and Ms. Gillane, the moderator of NAHS started discussing ...

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