Echoes of Carmel

Mural Makeover: Interview with Artist Michaela Olsen

Mural Makeover: Interview with Artist Michaela Olsen

May 8, 2019


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Student Life, Student Spotlight

You may recently have been annoyed at the required detour to get to and from your classes. That’s because Michaela Olsen, a senior here at MCA, is painting a stunning mural! She is the current Student Council Artist Chairlady and is displaying her vision on the walls of the stairwell for years to come. ...

MCA’s St. Joseph’s Altar is Sicilian Success

MCA’s St. Joseph’s Altar is Sicilian Success

Echoes Staff

April 1, 2019


Filed under Faith, Feature, Holiday

The St. Joseph’s Altar has long been an important tradition for Catholics in New Orleans. This tradition originated during the 1800’s because of Sicilian immigrants who suffered from a great famine, praying for relief from hunger to St. Joseph. Many of these immigrants eventually arrived in New Orleans,...

Softball Shutout! Cubs Senior Game is a Success

Softball Shutout! Cubs Senior Game is a Success

Madison Leze, Echoes Writer

April 1, 2019


Filed under Feature, News, Sports, Student Spotlight

On Tuesday, March 19, the Mount Carmel softball team celebrated the senior players, Addy Grundmeyer, Ashley Ortiz, and Madison Savarese, and their commitment to the team over the past couple of years. For the senior game, the cubs played Chapelle High School and won with a complete shutout. Althoug...

Profiling MCA’s New Faculty 2018-2019! Part One

Profiling MCA’s New Faculty 2018-2019! Part One

Raleigh Lusignan, Echoes Writer

December 11, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Student Life, Teacher Spotlight

Have you ever heard of the book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley? That was the book that inspired one of Mount Carmel’s newest English teachers, Ms. Waguespack, to start teaching. She is a fourth generation LSU graduate that went into teaching in hopes of sharing not only Frankenstein but all forms of literature to oth...

What Does Christmas Mean to Me?: A Reflection

What Does Christmas Mean to Me?: A Reflection

Destiny Sanders, Echoes Writer

December 11, 2018


Filed under Feature, Leisure & Lifestyle, Opinions, Student Life

Unlike most people, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, not Christmas. I love eating all of the scrumptious food, spending time with my family, and sleeping in until noon. But as soon as Thanksgiving is over, Christmas begins. Although Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, the Christmas season is...

Rhino Conservation and Why it Matters

Rhino Conservation and Why it Matters

Raleigh Lusignan, Echoes Writer

December 11, 2018


Filed under Feature, Leisure & Lifestyle, Opinions, Showcase

In China and Vietnam, a demand for rhino-based products is increasing at an alarming rate. Rhinoceroses can live up to fifty years in their natural habitat, but poaching is preventing them from living their life to a full extent. According to the Encyclopedia of Earth, “Poaching is the illegal huntin...

Welcome to MCA! Interview With a New Cub

Welcome to MCA! Interview With a New Cub

Sophia Sonnier, Echoes Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Feature, Student Life, Student Spotlight

Even though the eighth graders at Mount Carmel have just started their journey here, they have already formed opinions about their surroundings, teachers, and day to day life at MCA. One eighth grader named Gracie Perez talked to me about her experience here so far, and why she chose Mount Carmel.   ...

MCA Creative Writing Students Spread Love With Writing

Echoes Staff

April 4, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Student Life

Inspired by a message of positivity and love in light of the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Mount Carmel's Creative Writing students wrote pieces titled "You Are Loved." A booklet of their writing was sent along with over 3,400 hearts hand-made by Mount...

A Bounty of Blessings: MCA’s St. Joseph Altar

Madison Leze

April 4, 2018


Filed under Feature, News

The St. Joseph’s Altar has been and still is very important to Catholics in New Orleans. This tradition originated during the 1800’s because of Sicilian immigrants who suffered from a great famine, praying for relief from hunger to St. Joseph. Many of these immigrants eventually arrived in New Orleans,...

Spotlight on MCA Faculty & Staff: What was your first concert? Part One

Echoes Staff

February 2, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Feature, Leisure & Lifestyle, Music, News, Teacher Spotlight

Music is a big part of our lives, but can you guess your teachers' first concerts? We asked our faculty and staff to tell us about their first experiences! We had so many great responses that this is only half; stay tuned for next month when we feature the other half of our answers. Read on for all their...

Echoes: December Edition

Echoes: December Edition

December 8, 2017


Filed under Feature, News

Giving thanks and giving to those in need is so rewarding; one Echoes writer describes her experience! Do you know what love can do? This semester's African-American Literature class is spreading love for a very special story—learn about what you can do to support it. Tis the season! We gi...

From Dreamer to Doer: Abbigail Alonzo on the Path to NFL Reporting

Abbigail Alonzo, Echoes Editor-in-Chief

December 8, 2017


Filed under Advice, Feature, Leisure & Lifestyle, News, Opinions, Showcase, Sports

Every kid has a dream, and although we all hope our dreams take flight, I never imagined mine would do so this early in my life. I have a long way to go, no doubt, but this small step served as huge encouragement to pursue my dream.

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